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REFERRAL AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE


Developing a sense of community here starts before you arrive at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. We recognize the efforts behind this transition and want to make sure you are satisfied with the details of your move. To obtain referral and relocation assistance, we encourage you to reach out for personalized services provided by the Military Housing Office (MHO) staff.

School Information
For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live.  For your convenience, a link to schools is listed below. 

Families can also access the following sites to find out information on schools in the area. 

Great Schools

District of Columbia Public Schools

District of Columbia 
Kindergarten is not compulsory in the Greater Washington area and areas and some areas have limited kindergarten. Many private kindergartens and first grade schools accept children too young to attend District of Columbia public school.

Grades Available: Pre-K through 12 - Age Eligibility: 
- Kindergarten-must be 5 on or before December 31
- First Grade-must be 6 on or before December 31

Entrance Requirements: Proof of immunizations, birth certificate, proof of residence, and social security number
Transfer Requirements: Latest report card on transfer forms, proof of immunizations, proof of residence, and social security number
Public School Information: (202) 442-5200 / (202) 724-4222 Hotline (202) 724-4016

District of Columbia does not provide transportation except for Special Education students. Bolling AFB provides transportation for families living on base.

Maryland 
Grades Available: Kindergarten through 12 - Age Eligibility: 
- Kindergarten-must be 5 on or before December 31
- First Grade-must be 6 on or before December 31 

Entrance Requirements: Proof of immunizations, birth certificate, proof of residency, and social security number 
Transfer Requirements: Latest report card or transfer forms, proof of immunizations, proof of residence, and social security number

Montgomery County  - (301) 279-3391 

Prince George's County - (301) 952-6000  

Anne Arundel County - (410) 222-5000  

Howard County - (410) 313-6600 

Charles County - (301) 870-3814 

Calvert County - (410) 535-7232 

Virginia 
Grades Available: Kindergarten through 12 - Age Eligibility: 
- Kindergarten-must be 5 on or before September 30 
- First Grade-must be 6 on or before September 30 

Entrance/Transfer Requirements: Proof of immunizations, birth certificate, proof of residency, social security number, and if applicable, latest report card or transfer forms (Students new to Virginia must have a physical exam within last 12 months, with certification) 

For information regarding school assignment according to geographical residence call: (703) 246-2111

Alexandria - (703) 824-6635  

Arlington - (703) 358-6000 

Fairfax County - (703) 246-2991  

Falls Church - (703) 241-7600 

KinderCare Learning Centers 

 

For general housing questions or applying for Housing on JBAB, please use the Military Housing Office email: 11CES.MilitaryHousing.Office@us.af.mil

HOUSING ALLOWANCES

Military members are entitled to various allowances to ensure the transition to a new location is as smooth and stress free as possible. If you have any questions about the allowance listed, please contact the MHO. 

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
Military members assigned to Joint Base Charleston receive Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). The purpose of the BAH program is to provide housing allowances to service members based on median housing costs in local civilian markets. The DoD determines the correct housing allowance to enable members to afford suitable housing within a reasonable distance of their duty location. The allowance is set based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependent status and is adjusted each year. 

For more information about your BAH, visit the Defense Travel Management Office website website.