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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, United States Army Band, Headquarters and Service Battalion
239 Sheridan Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211


Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is a Joint Base of the United States military that is located in and around Arlington, Virginia which is made up of Fort Myer, Fort McNair, and Henderson Hall. It is commanded by the United States Army but has resident commands of Army, Navy, & Marines, including the Arlington National Cemetery Honor Guard. The command’s mission is three-fold. First, to respond to crises, disasters, or security requirements in the National Capital Region through implementation of various contingency plans. Second, provide both base operations and a variety of specialized support to Army and other Defense Department organizations throughout the National Capital Region. Specialized support includes personal property shipping, nationwide fixed-wing airlift and operation of Arlington National Cemetery. Third, and most visible, to conduct official ceremonies, locally and worldwide, on behalf of the nation’s civilian and military leaders. The major command is the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW). Within Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall, major units include the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), HHC U.S. Army Garrison, HHC U.S. Army, The U.S. Army Band (TUSAB), 3rd Military Intelligence, CID/Washington District, National Defense University, White House Communications Agency, and the National Guard Bureau.


Fort McNair is a United States Army post located on the tip of Greenleaf Point, the peninsula that lies at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. Originally named Washington Arsenal, the fort has been an army post for more than 200 years. The post houses Grant Hall which is the location of the 1865 military tribunal of the conspirators of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Each quarter the Hall is open to the public where people can visit the courtroom and learn more about the trials.


Fort Myer is located in Arlington, VA and is headquarters to service personnel working throughout the National Capital Region. The post provides housing, support, and services to thousands of active-duty, reserve, and retired military, members of the U.S. Coast Guard, and their families stationed in the United States Army Military District of Washington.


Henderson Hall is a military installation of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). It is located on Southgate Road in Arlington, Virginia on the southern border of Arlington National Cemetery, north of the Navy Annex, west of the Pentagon and right next door to Fort Myer. Henderson Hall is just minutes from the White House, Capital building, Pentagon, Smithsonian Museums and all of Washington, DC’s monuments. With the expansion of the Marine Corps in World War II, and the move of Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps to the Navy Annex Building on November 10, 1941, Henderson Hall supported Headquarters personnel. Subsequent revisions and unit re-designations occurred with the designation of Headquarters Battalion on April 1, 1943. A second Headquarters Battalion of Women Marine Reserves was organized in September 1943, to provide barracks for a portion of the 2,658 women assigned. During August 1946, a substantial number of Women Marines were released from active duty, making Henderson Hall barracks available for the billeting of male Marines. The lands associated with Henderson Hall were acquired through deeds and other actions between 1943 and 1952. The Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia executed a Deed of Cession of Political Jurisdiction to the United States of America on February 15, 1954.


The mission of Henderson Hall is to provide support to Marines and government agencies throughout the National Capital Region. Agencies supported are the White House, Senate, Congress, Pentagon, Headquarters Marine Corps, Defense Intelligence Agency, and Military Attachés throughout the world.

Arriving at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
The closest airport is Reagan National Airport located 4 miles from base.


Directions from Reagan National Airport:

  • Exit airport towards 395 south.  Follow sign toward 395 south/Virginia.
  • Take 395 south; exit onto Washington Blvd./Ridge Road (Exit #8);
  • Take Hwy. 27/Washington Blvd./Ridge Road; follow Washington Blvd./Columbia Pike;
  • Turn right on 244 east/Columbia Pike/Navy Annex
  • turn right at the stop sign; take an immediate left onto Orme Street
  • Turn right at the stop sign; turn left at the stop sign and proceed straight to Henderson Hall Gate 1. Security at the gate will direct you to the parking area.

The Henderson Hall Motor Transport Office provides the transportation support for Marines stationed at Henderson Hall. They operate shuttle services to offices not physically located on board the base. Please contact 703-614-1332 for current shuttle schedules and destinations.


The “Myer Flyer” provides bus service between Fort Myer, the Pentagon and Henderson Hall during rush hours only (5:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:35 p.m.). Department of Defense buses shuttle military and DoD civilian employees from the Pentagon to major Department of Defense buildings throughout the duty day. Military must be in uniform or have their ID card to use DoD buses. Civilians must show their CAC. Retired and Family member Military ID cards are not honored. Information on base transportation can be found on the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall website under Getting Around “mass transit links”.


All personnel checking into HQMC or Henderson Hall, must report to Henderson Hall, Bldg. 29, room 205 to begin the check-in process.  All personnel reporting after normal working hours will report to the Duty NCO in Building 29, Henderson Hall Barracks. The Staff Duty NCO’s phone number is 703-614-5973, 202-439-6136 or 202-439-5941.


If you require personalized assistance prior to check-in, please call the ConAd Office during normal work hours (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at 703-614-7171 or DSN 312-224-7171, fax 703-614-7158 or DSN 312-224-7158.


All personnel checking into HQBN or Henderson Hall must be in the Service “A” uniform. All officers and Marines requiring administrative support, reporting to HQMC on PCS, Active Duty Special Work (ADSW),TAD, and Active Duty for Training (ADT) orders should report to the MilPers Section, HQBN, Henderson Hall, building 29, to receive the endorsement of orders and initiate the check-in process.


Consolidated in-processing (Personnel and Finance) is conducted daily at Fort Myer from 8:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. in Building 230, Forrest Circle. Pentagon Soldiers can catch a ride on the Myer Flyer that has routine stops at the Pentagon Transit Center, L9 and Officers’ Club at Fort Myer. The last departure of the Myer Flyer from the Pentagon to arrive promptly for in-processing is at 7:26 a.m. Soldiers assigned to US Army Garrison or The Old Guard will also be required to attend the Start Right in-processing briefing, which is held every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in Building 230.


All incoming personnel assigned to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), will report to the Regimental Headquarters located at 201 Jackson Avenue, building 242 (703-696-3003/3004/3005). The Staff Duty NCO will take your leave form, confirm your unit of assignment, and assist you with your immediate lodging needs.


All personnel assigned to Headquarters U.S. Army Garrison should coordinate their arrival with the Battalion S-1 prior to arrival. The S-1 can be contacted by calling 703-696-8174/8875 or DSN 312-426-8875/8174 during duty hours. The Battalion headquarters office is located at 239 Sheridan Avenue, building 417. All Pentagon Soldiers are required to report to their S1 agencies prior to reporting to Building 230. If personnel arrive after duty hours and have not coordinated with the unit, they should report to the Directorate of Emergency Services building located at 108 Sheridan Avenue, building 415.


It is important to note that Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has a very limited number of temporary rooms available, especially on the weekends. Incoming personnel are encouraged to coordinate with their gaining unit prior to arriving. Temporary rooms may be available at Fort Belvoir which is approximately 30 minutes away.

Soldiers need to have the documents listed below in their possession for in-processing:

PCS Orders (Original and Amendments)
Signed DA Form 31 (Soldier and Admin. Office’s signatures)
Duty Memorandum
DD Form 93 (Record of Emergency Service)
SGLV 8286 (Service Member Group Life Insurance)

Base Population
There are over 14,000 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.