Fort Lesley J. McNair

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Fort Lesley J. McNair (1791-Present) - First established in 1791 as Fort at Turkey Buzzard. Name chronology listed below. Active military installation and a component of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Fort Lesley J. McNair Grant Hall
Fort Lesley J. McNair Officer's Club
Fort Lesley J. McNair, National War College, Roosevelt Hall


Walter Reed Building
Period Building
Model Arsenal Building
Name Chronology

Current Status

Fort McNair has served as the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington since 1966 and a component of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall since 2005.

Fort McNair is currently home to the National Defense University, established in 1976, which is the parent organization of the National War College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Information Resources Management College, all on post.

Fort McNair was also the home of Company A, 3rd U.S. Infantry, the Commander-in-Chief's Guard, who wear the colonial uniform during significant events up until 2012 when they were re-located to Fort Myer, Virginia where the 3rd U.S. Infantry is headquartered.

The U.S. Army Center of Military History also is headquartered on the acres of Fort McNair.

Location: Southwest Washington DC.

Maps & Images

Lat: 38.86751 Long: -77.01686

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  • Elevation: 10 '

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Visited: 22 May 2013

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