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Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling


Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) is a sprawling 1,018 acre base located on the eastern banks of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. Though separated from the District by a river, JBAB is still geographically located in Southeast DC. This center of Air Force and Navy ceremonial support is also home to nearly 50 military and federal agencies, including the DIA Headquarters.

This installation has played a role in our country’s defense since 1917. It began as an Army Air field, oh-so-creatively named ‘Flying Field at Anacostia,’ but was renamed Bolling Field a year later. In the 1940s the base grew and split in two with one half belonging to the Army (which was handed over to the newly formed Air Force soon after) and the other belonging to the Navy. In 2009, as a result of BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure), the division between the bases was dissolved, combining Bolling Air Force Base with Naval Support Facility Anacostia to form Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Today, JBAB falls under the command of the Air Force District Washington and is home to many units including Military Airlift Command (MAC), the Air Force’s 11th Wing, Naval Installations Command, and the Defense Media Activity-Navy.

Living on base is popular and the spouses we’ve spoken to have raved about the security, shopping, and the waterfront parks on base. The surrounding Southeast DC neighborhoods of Anacostia and Congress Heights have a lot to offer, but it is recommended that you do your research on schools and crime rates before settling on a home. A lot of people look to buy or rent in Northern Virginia (particularly Alexandria), or farther into neighboring Maryland.

Base Services :

  • Housing Services Center

    Location: 21 MacDill Blvd. Washington D.C. 20032 Hours: M - F: 0700 to 1600
    (202) 404-1840
  • Warfighter and Family Readiness

    Location: 12 Brookley Ave. SW Washington D.C.
    (202) 404-7077
  • Bolling Family Housing

    Location: 8660 Angell St. SW Washington D.C. 20032 Hours: M - F: 0730 to 1730
    (202) 562-2631 Email Bolling Family Housing
  • School Liaison Office

    Location: 12 Brookley Ave Washington D.C. 20032 Hours: M - F: 0700 to 1600* Closed Federal Holidays *Appointments are recommended
  • Bellevue Family Housing

    Enlisted Only Location: 1 Cargo Court SW Washington D.C. 20032 Hours: M - F: 0730 to 1730 Sat: 0900 to 1300

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Base Location

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
24 minutes
Dulles International Airport
52 minutes
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
57 minutes

Greyhound – 17 minutes
50 Massachusetts Ave. Northeast
Washington D.C. 20002

Amtrak – 17 minutes
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave. Northeast
Washington D.C. 20002

Washington D.C. – 19 minutes
Richmond, VA  1 hour 47 minutes
Baltimore, MD  1 hour 7 minutes
New York City, NY – 3 hours 49 minutes


Drive Transit Bike
North Arlington (Ballston) 24 MINS
*1 HR
1 HR 17 MINS (Yellow/Green)to Bus N/A
South Arlington (Alcova Heights) 22 MINS
*45 MINS
1 HR 30 MINS Metro (Yellow/Green) to Bus N/A
City of Alexandria (Old Town) 12 MINS
*40 MINS
*1 HR 30 MINS Metro (Yellow/Green) to Bus 19 MINS
Fort Hunt/Mount Vernon 25 MINS
*45 MINS
Kingstowne 25 MINS
*45 MINS
Falls Church 30 MINS
*1 HR 5 MINS
Annandale 30 MINS
*1 HR
1 HR 29 MINS Metro (Green/Yellow) to Bus N/A
Vienna 35 MINS
*1 HR
Reston 40 MINS
*1 HR
Herndon 40 MINS
*1 HR 10 MINS
Springfield 25 MINS
*50 MINS
24 MINS Metro (Blue) or Bus N/A
Burke 30 MINS
*1 HR
49 MINS Bus N/A
Fairfax Station 40 MINS
*1 HR 10 MINS
44 MINS Bus N/A
Lorton 30 MINS
*45 MINS
Centreville 45 MINS
*1 HR 30 MINS
Chantilly 50 MINS
*1 HR 25 MINS
Manassas 1 HR 10 MINS
*1 HR 50 MINS
Woodbridge 40 MINS
*1 HR 30 MINS
Stafford 1 HR
*2 HRS 30 MINS
Chevy Chase 40 MINS
*1 HR 25 MINS
1 HR 29 MINS Metro (Red/Green) to bus N/A
Silver Spring 40 MINS
*1 HR 25 MINS
1 HR 20 MINS Metro (Red/Green) N/A
Frederick 1 HR 20 MINS
*2 HRS 50 MINS
Annapolis 1 HR
*1 HR 20 MINS
1 HR 13 MINS Metro (Red/Green) N/A
Bethesda 45 MINS
*1 HR 40 MINS
1HR 15 MINS Metro (Green/Red) to Bus N/A
Northwest DC 30 MINS
*1 HR 15 MINS
1 HR 23 MINS Metro (Green) TO Bus 48 MINS
Northeast DC 30 MINS
*50 MINS
1 HR 21 MINS Bus 47 MINS
Southwest DC 15 MINS
*35 MINS
44 MINS Metro (Green) to Bus 18 MINS
Southeast DC 15 MINS
*25 MINS
54 MINS bus 20 MINS

Impact of Peak Hours 6a – 9a | 4p – 7p

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  • Alexandria

  • Arlington

  • Fairfax

  • Northwest D.C.

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  • Southeast D.C.

  • Southwest D.C.