Welcome to JB Anacostia-Bolling
Both Anacostia and Bolling Field opened around the same time in 1917-18 for flight research and tests by the Navy and Army Air Corps. Since then, the bases have been integral in the aviation history of our country. This is where the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane, landed upon re-entry into the U.S., the site of the first aerial mail route, and the first location of Air Force One's predecessor, the Sacred Cow. Although Washington National Airport eventually took over the fixed-wing aircraft scene in the area, the Joint Base remains a crucial partner in the air defense of Washington D.C.
The climate of Washington D.C. is full of extremes. Summers are extremely humid and average temperatures are in the high 80s to 90s. Spring and fall can be rainy, while winter receives a small to moderate amount of snow and plenty of days with temps near freezing. Strong thunderstorms are common, although hurricanes less so.
Besides the major city of Washington D.C., which of course is its own district. JBAB is close to the Virginia cities of Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, and McLean, and the Maryland cities of Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Hyattsville. Many people choose to live in one of the suburbs and drive into the city; most commutes are 20-30 minutes, though the traffic of D.C. can be serious. Home prices in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area are slightly higher than the Virginia and Maryland state averages, but certain communities are more affordable than others.
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About DoD Housing Network
Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to JB Anacostia-Bolling. Whether you decide to stay on post in JB Anacostia-Bolling housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding , our relocation tools will help you make the right choice.
Feel free to browse the homes for rent and homes for sale, as well as the local businesses that work with JB Anacostia-Bolling inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand JB Anacostia-Bolling and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to JB Anacostia-Bolling please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to post. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.