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Encyclopedia > Fort Myer, VA

Fort Myer is a U.S. Army base located adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. It is now the home of the Air Force Chief of Staff and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Fort Myer was originally established as Fort Whipple during the American Civil War in 1863. It was renamed for Brigadier General Albert J. Myer, who established the Signal School of Instruction for Army and Navy Officers there in 1869. Fort Myer was the location of several exhibition flights by Orville Wright in 1908.


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Fort Myer, VA Installation Guide - Military.com (557 words)
The Fort Myer Military Community (FMMC) includes Fort Myer and Fort McNair (located in Washington D.C.) Fort Myer, Virginia is located in Arlington, VA, on U.S. Route 50 next to the Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to and west of Washington D.C. The major command is the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW).
Fort Myer has been the home of the Army Chief of Staff for nearly a century and today is home for thousands of soldiers, sailors, and airman working throughout the Military District of Washington and the nation's capital.
Fort McNair is the home of several general and flag officers, and by tradition, the Army's number two officer, the Vice Chief of Staff.
Fort Myer (1051 words)
The Fort Myer Military Community (FMMC) includes Fort Myer and Fort McNair (located in Washington D.C.) Fort Myer, Virginia is located in Arlington, VA, on U.S. Route 50 next to the Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to and west of Washington D.C. The major command is the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW).
Fort Myer has been the home of the Army Chief of Staff for nearly a century and today is home for thousands of soldiers, sailors, and airman working throughout the Military District of Washington and the nation's capital.
Fort Myer, Va., a Military District of Washington installation on a high bluff overlooking the nation's capital city, is home for some of the armed services' top-ranking officers.
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