Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland is a tenant of the Fort Meade Garrison, which is located midway between Baltimore, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Annapolis. The command is under the area coordination of Commandant, Naval District Washington (NDW). The Quarterdeck’s number is 301-677-0217 or DSN 312-622-0217. The base operator’s number is 301-677-6261 or DSN 312-622-6261.
Fort Meade became an active Army installation in 1917. Authorized by an Act of Congress in May 1917, it was one of 16 cantonments built for troops drafted for the war with the Central Powers in Europe. The present Maryland site was selected June 23, 1917 because of its close proximity to the railroad, Baltimore port and Washington D.C. The cost for construction was $18 million and the land sold for $37 per acre in 1917. The Post was originally named Camp Meade for Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade, whose victory at the Battle of Gettysburg proved a major factor in turning the tide of the Civil War in favor of the North.
The command’s primary mission is to conduct information operations and to provide cryptologic and related intelligence information to the fleet, joint and national commanders as well as administrative and personnel support to Department of the Navy members assigned to the Fort Meade area.
Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland is a tenant of the Fort Meade Garrison.
Located near Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, MD, Fort Meade is home to the National Security Agency, Defense Information School and Naval Security Group Activity. Fort Meade is virtually a city in itself. It consists of 5,415 acres with 65.5 miles of paved roads, 3.3 miles of secondary roads, and about 1,300 buildings.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
All NIOC MD personnel will be accompanied by their sponsor during check-in. Uniform of the Day is required when checking-in. Contact the sponsorship coordinator at 301-677-0827.
The Guest House operates in a hotel concept with cable television, private bath, refrigerator and microwave. Reservations are accepted 30 days in advance. Abrams Hall does not accept pets. For reservations or more information, call 301-677-5660 or DSN 312-622-5660.
The Fleet and Family Support Center is committed to supporting Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families. We offer a wide range of services and programs geared toward developing skills to help individuals and families be more self-reliant and adjust to the challenges of military life. Call the FFSC at 301-677-9017 or visit us in building 830 Chisholm Ave. Hours of operation are Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Critical Installation Information
Maryland and Washington D.C. are hands free cell phone use only while operating a motor vehicle
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Frequently Called Numbers on Base
Fort Meade Information Main Number (301) 677-6261
In /Out Processing Main Number – (301) 677-9580/9585
Abrahms Hall(301) 677-5660
Army Lodging at (410) 674-7700
RCI Liaison Office (301)-677-7748
School liaison Officer (301) 677-1227
Child and Youth Services (301)-677-4808