Fort Myer

523 CARPENTER RD, ARLINGTON VA  22211
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With Orville Wright at the controls, what could be called the first military airplane took off on its maiden test flight in 1908 from the parade ground of what has become Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The base lies adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery and is home to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, better known simply as The Old Guard, as well as the U.S. Army Band and a variety of Army and Marine Corps units.

Population: 3,386 active, 149 reserve, 9,694 civilian, 3,188 dependents

ZIP: 22211 City/metro: Arlington; Washington, D.C.

 

Phone numbers

■ Main (703) 545-6700

■ Housing (703) 696-9611/3903

■ Child care (703) 696-0313/4942

■ Schools (703) 696-3817

■ Temporary lodging (703) 696-3576

■ Health care (855) 227-6331 Henderson Hall:

■ Main (703) 614-7171, DSN 312-224-7171

■ Housing (703) 614-7202

■ Child care (703) 696-0313/4942

■ Schools (703) 693-8378

■ Temporary lodging (202) 563-6950

■ Health care (703) 692-8810, (703) 696-3447 Commissary: (703) 696-3674 Exchange: Myer (703) 522-4575 Recreation: Museum: The Old Guard Museum (703) 696-6670

Demographics

Total Population (Surrounding Area/Arlington VA) 222,800
Total Housing Units 114,000
Race – White   132,961 64%
Race – Black/African American       17000
Race – Asian/Pacific Islander            19,895
Race – Hispanic Latino            31,382
Income 110,700

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