Fort George G. Meade

Fort George G. Meade is a United States Army installation located in Maryland. It includes the Defense Information School, the United States Army Field Band, and the headquarters of United States Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and the Defense Courier Service.


Fort George G. Meade lies between the cities of Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, DC.  It is situated within the communities of Odenton, Laurel, Severn, and Columbia.

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Fort George G. Meade became an Army installation in 1917. The post was named for Major General George Gordon Meade, whose defensive strategy at the Battle of Gettysburg proved a major factor in turning the tide of the Civil War in favor of the North. Fort Meade was an important training center during World Wars I and II. Its ranges and other facilities were used by more than 3,500,000 men between 1942 and 1946. In August 1990, Fort Meade began processing Army Reserve and National Guard units from several states for the presidential call-up in support of Operation Desert Shield.


A federal campus providing world class service, Fort Meade is a part of the Northeast Region Installation Management Activity (NERO) with the mission of providing support, in all forms, to all military-affiliated personnel assigned to Fort Meade or located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, including the National Security Agency and the Defense Information School.

Population Served

Fort Meade is home to approximately 9,350 military personnel, representing all services, as well as 31,669 civilian employees. Approximately 8,100 family members reside on post and in the surrounding communities. There is also a robust retiree population that exceeds 150,000 individuals.

Base Transportation

The shuttle service provides transportation between the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital.


Upon receiving assignment to Fort Meade, contact the gaining unit or the Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Office so they can assist with finding your POC for sponsorship and send you an E-Welcome Packet. ACS is located on 830 Chisholm Avenue in the Community Readiness Center and can be reached by calling 301-677-5590, DSN 312-622-5590.

Temporary Quarters

Accommodations may be obtained at the Army Lodging main office in Brett Hall. Abrams Hall, Building 2793, provides family quarters. The facility consists of 54 units with a private bath, two double beds, microwave and refrigerator. A common use kitchen, laundry and vending machine room are on the first floor. First priority is for PCS personnel.

Reservations are accepted and confirmed up to 60 days in advance of arrival for TDY and PCS personnel, and seven days in advance for other visitors, if space is available. You can reach us at  301-677-6529, DSN 312-622-5884/6529.

Relocation Assistance

The Relocation Readiness Program provides services necessary to support service members, DOD civilians, retirees and family members as they relocate. A lending closet is available for short term use. Newcomer orientations are provided. For further information contact us at 301-677-5590, DSN 312-923-5590.

Critical Installation Information

All phone numbers on post are in the 301 area code unless otherwise indicated. Fort Meade DSN is 312-622-xxxx. Post operator can be reached at 301-677-6261. National Security Agency numbers are 301-688-xxxx. The Post Locator can be reached at 301-677-4547.

Contact Information

The base operator’s phone number is 301-677-6261 or DSN 312-622-6261.

Anne Arundel  MD
(410) 519-8500