Fort Meade
Fort Meade, MD 20755, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

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 Maryland state capital of Annapolis. Fort Meade is 5 miles east of Interstate 95 and one-half mile east of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway,


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 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,

Getting To and Around

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 many public transit and other commuter options for those who

Housing & Real Estate

Anne Arundel County attracts both renters and buyers because of its excellent school system and its proximity to Fort Meade, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. In 2015, the county had a population of 564,195, Anne Arundel County had a population of 560,133, nearly one-tenth of the population of the state,

Employment & Economy

Located centrally in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, Anne Arundel and Howard counties have two of the strongest economies in Maryland. The cost of living is higher than the national average, mostly because housing is so expensive — primarily for single-family detached homes. But that is offset by low jobless rates.

Health Care

There are many health care services in Anne Arundel and Howard counties for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for current health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Maryland resident

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 make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Anne Arundel and Howard counties because they

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 systems in Anne Arundel and Howard counties, along with information about higher education and local libraries. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling options available


Whether you want relaxation, action and adventure or a bit of both, there are almost limitless activities for you 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 something for everyone


At the ready: Uncertain tasks aim to rattle well-trained Soldiers at Best Warrior

Story by Sean Kimmons on 10/03/2017 FORT MEADE, Md. -- Perhaps the most certain thing competitors will face in this year's Army Best Warrior Competition is uncertainty. Held annually since 2002, Best Warrior deals out a mix of grueling tasks that mentally and physically challenge competitors, who represent various command

Knowledge, leadership, commitment: Army Reserve Special Agent makes history

Story by SGT Audrey Hayes on 09/29/2017 FORT MEADE, Md. The first Army Reserve Criminal Investigation Command (CID) Special Agent was awarded the Basic Army Instructor Badge, Sept. 18, 2017. Staff Sgt. Anthony Johnson, a detachment sergeant with the 383rd Military Police Detachment (CID), located in Lakeland, Florida, is not

Filching apples; water skiing on canals; avoiding mandatory meetings: Soldier recalls Yuma Test Station of 1955

Story by Chuck Wullenjohn on 09/25/2017 It took five decades, but Ronald E. Bell, a private in the Yuma Test Station Finance Office of 1955, recently returned to the site of "the best decision I ever made." As a high school student in Baltimore, Md., Bell set his sights o
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