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Location: Marine Corps Base Quantico is located 35 miles south of Washington, D.C., in Prince William County, Virginia. It can be reached from exits 148 (South Entrance) and 150-A (North Entrance, Main Gate), just off I-95. 

Cost of Living: MCB Quantico is in a high cost of living area.

Base Operator: 703-784-2121 or 312-278-2121


  • 6,164 military personnel
  • 4,000 family members
  • 1,477 military students
  • 10,667 civilians
  • 4,068 contractors 

Area Population: Prince William County has a population of 455,210. The population of the Washington, D.C. metro area is 6,097,684.

Child Care: Marine and Family Services operates the Quantico Child Development Center (CDC). Programs include: hourly care for 13 months to five years of age, part-day preschool for three to five years of age, and full day care for 6 weeks of age to five years old. The Family Child Care Program provides home-based care for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. Registration is offered through the Resource & Referral Office located at the CDC, 703-784-0674 / 703-784-4453, (DSN) 312-278-0674/4453.

Schools: Children who reside on the installation may attend one of two Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) located on MCB Quantico. These schools are a part of the Department of Defense Education Activity. Children who are in grades pre-kindergarten through 5 may attend Crossroads Elementary School. Children in grades 6 through 12 may attend Quantico Middle/High School. Families who reside in the local community will find high-quality education options available in the counties of Prince William, Stafford and Spotsylvania. For more information about the schools on and off of the installation, please contact the MCB Quantico School Liaison Program at 703-784-4729.

Youth Services:

Quantico Youth Center provides before and after care for five years (kindergarten) through twelve years of age. Call 703-784-0674.

Marine and Family Services:

Marine and Family Services, 703-784-2659 / 1-800-336-4663, (DSN) 312-278-2659


Marine Corps Base Quantico housing is privatized.  Housing aboard MCB Quantico is owned, managed, and maintained by Lincoln Military Housing.  Lincoln Military Housing is located at 13201 Perkins Street. For on base housing call 703-432-8500. Assignment to housing is not mandatory at Quantico. Quarters are diverse in size, shape and style. 

For off base housing referrals call 703-784-2711/2291, DSN 312-278-2711/2291. In Prince William County the median house price is $435,100, median rent is $1,142.

Employment:  MCB Quantico enjoys much better than average employment opportunities, Federal, State, and County government employment opportunities are plentiful and diverse from entry level to mid-level and upper management. The Career Resource Management Center, located at 3019 Embry Loop, phone number 703-784-3306/2511, with its Family Member Employment Assistance Program, the NAFI Human Resources Offices, 703-784-3454, located in Little Hall, and the Human Resources Organizational Management Office, 703-784-2049/2365, also at Quantico should be early stops for those seeking employment.

Base Services:

Medical Services:  The primary source of medical care is the Naval Health Clinic (NHC), Quantico, 703-784-1725 / 703-784-1699/1-888-784-1802, (DSN) 312-278-1725.  The clinic does not have emergency medical services available.  The main dental clinic is located in the Naval Health Clinic. Dental care is generally limited to active duty personnel.

Special Installation Messages:

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.

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