What military bases are located in Maryland? If you’re a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a veteran or a qualifying dependent, you may be interested in buying a home near one of the Old Line State’s military bases so you have access to the commissary, medical facilities and other amenities. Here’s a list of military bases located in Maryland so you can determine where you’d like to live.
What Military Bases Are Located in Maryland?
There are a handful of military bases in Maryland, including:
- Aberdeen Proving Ground
- Camp Fretterd Military Reservation
- Fort Meade
- Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility
- Fort Patuxent River
- Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center
- Walter Reed Medical Center
There are also several Coast Guard stations in the Capital Region as well, including Baltimore, Crisfield, Potomac, Curtis Bay, STA Stillpond, Ocean City, Oxford, St. Inigoes, and Washington.
Here’s a closer look at each military base.
Military Bases in Maryland: Aberdeen Proving Ground
Aberdeen Proving Ground was established in 1917 and is now recognized as one of the world’s most important research, development, testing and evaluation facilities for weapons and equipment. Aberdeen has a commissary, medical facilities and several other amenities.
Military Bases in Maryland: Camp Fretterd Military Reservation
Just northwest of Reisterstown, the Maryland Army National Guard operates Camp Fretterd. The 58th Troop Command is located there, and the camp includes training areas for heavy equipment, maneuver, rappelling and more.
Military Bases in Maryland: Fort Meade
Fort Meade, founded in 1917 like its counterpart Aberdeen Proving Ground, is a larger military installation complete with a commissary, medical facilities and other amenities.
Military Bases in Maryland: Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews, where Air Force One lives, is home to Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine units. A local chapter of the Civil Air Patrol is also located at Andrews, as well.
Naval Air Station Patuxent River is in St. Mary’s County at the confluence of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. It’s a 14,500-acre complex that’s home to Naval Air Systems Command and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division headquarters, and only a handful of service members are stationed there.
Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center is located across the Potomac from (and just a touch north of) Quantico, which is in Virginia. There’s a Navy Exchange, commissary and a handful of other amenities available to service members, retirees and qualifying dependents.
Military Bases in Maryland: Walter Reed Medical Center
Located in Bethesda, Walter Reed Medical Center (formerly known as the National Naval Medical Center) is home to a number of military medical units.
Are You a Military Homebuyer Looking for Your Next Home in Maryland?
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