Armed Forces Retirement Home – Washington

armed forces retirement home, washington dc

WASHINGTON (August 10, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West talks with retired Chief Petty Officer Hugo Wingo, 92, at the Armed Forces Retirement Home during a dedication ceremony for an anchor. The Armed Forces Retirement Home received the anchor after many requests from residents who are Navy veterans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

Installation Information

ADDRESS: AFRH Washington, 3700 N Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20011-8400.

MAIN BASE INFORMATION LINE: C-1-800-422-9988, C-202-541-7501, Fax C-202-541-7519.

MAIN BASE POLICE: Emergencies dial 911.


MAIN BASE LOCATION: Nestled on 272 acres in the heart of our nation’s capital, just minutes from the White House, U.S. Capitol and other national landmarks.

DIRECTIONS TO  MAIN GATE: From I-395 N toward Capitol Hill/Nationals Park-Verizon Center: Keep right to take I-395 N toward D Street N.W./US Senate/C St S.W./US Capitol/The House. Turn right onto New York Ave NW/US-50. 1st Tabernacle Beth El is on the corner. Turn slight right onto O St NE which is just past 1st St NE. Take the 1st left onto Florida Ave NE. Turn right onto N Capitol St NE. N Capitol St NE is just past Porter St NE. Make a U-turn at Webster St NE onto N Capitol St NW. and look for AFRH.

NEAREST MAJOR CITY: Washington, D.C., in northwest section of city.

NEAREST MAJOR INSTALLATION: JB Annacostia-Bolling, six miles southwest.

AREA COST OF LIVING: Higher than the U.S. national average.

MAIN BASE POPULATION: Provides 400 rooms for retirees.

MAIN BASE AREA POPULATION: 5.6 million in the Greater Washington D.C. area.


PLACES TO EAT: Visitors will find a variety of fast food, international cuisine and more within walking distance.

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