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Fast Facts

Location: The Washington Navy Yard is located in Washington, DC. It is in the Southeast quadrant of the city. Naval District Washington's Headquarters is located at the Navy Yard. The mission is to sustain combat readiness through effective and efficient shore installation management and support. Naval District Washington homepage.

BRAC Status: Decrease of nearly 360 military and  civilian personnel.

Cost of Living: Higher than the U.S. National Average

Base Operator: 703-545-6700

Population: Naval District Washington services active duty, retirees, and their family members along with DoD civilians and contractors. In total, NDW comprises 126 commands and activities.

Area Population:  5,588,292 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

Child Care: Child and Youth Programs provide Child Development and recreational services for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The Child Development Center provides full and part day care for children 6 weeks to Kindergarten.  The School Age Center provides before and after school care and Day Camp experiences for children ages 6 to 12. For more information call 202-433-0942.

Schools: Depending on where you decide to live will determine what school your child will be zoned to. There are numerous school districts in the National Capital Region. Review the states' website to locate information about your particular school. District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Youth Services:  There are no Youth Centers directly located on the installation. However, the installation does have a Youth Services Referral service. Call Youth Services Referral Program, 202-433-3055.

Family Support Center:  Military and Family Support Center 202-433-6151, DSN 312-288-6151/202-767-0450

Housing:  DC is not considered a Navy critical housing area. Government off-base and leased housing units are available at the following locations: Woodbridge Run in Woodbridge, Virginia; Summerfield in Landover, Maryland; and Bellevue in Washington, DC. The normal waiting list is about 3-6 months. Call the Navy Family Housing Office, at 202-562-2631, for availability.

Employment: Individuals relocating to the District of Columbia have the advantage of finding a wealth of jobs over a widespread area, particularly since DC is centrally located in a tri-state region. Unemployment Rate 5.9%.  Median Household Income $61,105.

Base Services: 

Medical Services:  Medical Clinic, 202-433-3132. and Dental Clinic 202-433-2480. There are several Naval Medical Clinics available for active duty members. The Washington Navy Yard's Clinic is utilized by military members stationed at the Naval Support Activity and the Washington Navy Yard.

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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