FORT MEADE
Fort Meade, MD 20755, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

  FORT GEORGE G. MEADE Location Lying in the northwest corner of Anne Arundel County, Fort George G. Meade is halfway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and about 20 miles from the state capital of Annapolis. Fort Meade lies five miles east of Interstate 95 and one-half mile east of

Welcome

  The most centrally located county in Maryland, Anne Arundel County forms part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. The county seat is Annapolis, which is also the capital of Maryland. Anne Arundel County is bordered on the north by Baltimore County, to the east by Chesapeake Bay, to the south

Getting To and Around

  Several interstates and major highways connect Anne Arundel and Howard counties to Washington, D.C., other historic and scenic parts of Maryland and the Eastern region of the country. While many people traveling in the area choose to drive, there are lots of public transit and other commuter options to

Housing & Real Estate

  Attractive to both renters and buyers because of the excellent school system and the proximity to Fort Meade, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Anne Arundel County had a population of 560,133 in 2014, nearly one-tenth of the population of the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Howard County had

Employment & Economy

  Centrally located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, Anne Arundel and Howard counties are among the strongest economies in Maryland. The cost of living is higher than the national average, mostly because of the cost of housing – primarily for single-family detached homes. But that is offset by an attractive jobless

Healthcare

  There are many health care services in Anne Arundel and Howard counties for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Maryland residents can

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Anne Arundel and Howard counties

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Anne Arundel and Howard counties, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to

Living

  Whether you want relaxation, action and adventure or a bit of both, you’ll find a wealth of information on the limitless activities in Anne Arundel and Howard counties. Take an afternoon hike, discover the area’s history, pick your own produce, play a round of golf or simply shop. There’s

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Team Dover fosters Joint-Training

Story by SrA Zachary Cacicia on 03/01/2017 DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. Video Production and Documentation students from the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, Md., traveled here to complete video assignments as a graduation requirement Feb. 22-25, 2017. "Every class we try to have a military base mission," said

If you stay ready, you won't have to get ready

Story by SGT Elizabeth Taylor on 02/23/2017 LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. -- A call for readiness in the Army is nothing new. It's as old as the Soldier's Creed. The opening line of that creed cries out with a call to be disciplined, physically and mentally tough. The creed builds with

WSOC Soldiers provides space support to the Warfighter

Story by Carrie David on 02/23/2017 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama -- A fleet commander floating in the Atlantic Ocean cannot locate a satellite to establish a secret communication line because he has veered off course. What does he do? He calls the Soldiers of the Wideband Satellite Communications Operations Center. There
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