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Address: Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
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An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort Myer...

An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort Myer is home to the Army Chief of Staff and the Army's oldest active infantry regiment and was the site of the first military test flight.

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A great concert at Fort Myer

We attended the US Army Band concert at Conmy Hall at Fort Myer. It was outstanding. Happily, it was televised and remains available. The whole base is a fascinating place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Charlottesville, Virginia

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the US Army Band concert at Conmy Hall at Fort Myer. It was outstanding. Happily, it was televised and remains available. The whole base is a fascinating place. Sure, security is obviously very tight and patience is needed to get through it, but it's well worth it. Our nation's security is in good hands if Fort Myer is... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Ft Myer is a very traditional Army post. The post is smaller than most post but the Old Guard, the soldiers of Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the unknown soldiers. I really loved the old buildings and the near the entrance of the cemetery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The guards at the gate were very courteous and professional in their inspections and questions. I'm proud to have these men serve in our armed forces! The funeral mass at the Old Post Chapel was lovely and in a very beautiful setting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A small post dedicated to supporting the Old Guard, Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry who provide ceremonial duty in Washington, DC. You'll need a military ID to get on base. There is a nice exchange, gas station and commissary. If you are military, this is a good parking spot from which to visit Arlington National Cemetery. Park by the old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Was at Ft. Meyers for some training with the Old Guard and these guys were very accommodating and just fun to be around. They take their job very serious and are the best in the business at the job they do.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you have a military officer friend, get an invitation to Sunday brunch at the Ft. Meyer Officers Club. It's like stepping back in history to the 1950s and 60s. Base itself is not too interesting except when there is an open house or some other kind of activity.

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Central Islip, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Recently attended a wedding here at the Old Post Chapel. Security was tight, we had to give ID info with the wedding response and all ID's were checked before being granted admittance. Beautiful venue for a wedding. Groom was a marine which gave them access. So glad to have had the opportunity to attend.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

While the fort is basically closed to the public, being an active military base, during the Summer they have a production called the Twilight Tattoo. Almost every Wednesday during the Summer there is a military show with lots of music, singers, troops from different eras, horses, drill teams, rifle and cannon fire(blanks) and military speeches. This is quite a show.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Fort Myer remains an active US Army installation, thus only active duty, reservists, and retirees may access the base. The possible exceptions being for those attending military funerals being held at the base chapel. The final walk/funeral procession often starts from the base chapel and then proceeds directly into Arlington National Cemetery. Note, if you're on-base, you could also park... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Although some local groups have access, like a Fife and Drum Corps, and you can plan a funeral and a wake for a military relative here, most of this base are out of bounds for civilians. The base itself has a rather small Post Exchange, is very walkable, has both an enlisted and officer's clubs and other amenities, the architecture... More 

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