Installation Info: Zip Code: 20332, Area Code: 202, DSN: 297
Before millionaires, movie moguls, and, sometimes, shadowy people with questionable pasts and fat wallets lie down on the white sheets of the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House, they are sometimes entertained with a performance by the Air Force Band. That uniformed band resides at Bolling Air Force Base, in the District of Columbia.
The 11th Wing is the single manager for all Air Force activities supporting Headquarters Air Force and other Air Force units in the National Capital Region as well as 80 countries throughout the world. It has a worldwide responsibility to provide major command level manpower, personnel, programming, budgeting support and UCMC jurisdiction for Air Force elements throughout the world, as well as the Air Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Performances for the U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard are planned and directed there. Anyone moving to Bolling AFB should know that real estate prices and the cost of living in the Washington, D.C., area is well above the national average.
Schools in the area are run by the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Maryland school districts. The 11th Medical Group Clinic provides health care. Inpatient care is provided at Andrews Air Force Base, eight miles away, in Maryland. While Bolling does have an ambulance service, its clinic does not have an emergency department. It does, however, have an imaging center, family practice and dental clinic, pharmacy, and flight medicine and optometry clinic.
For those seeking fun and exercise, Bolling offers bowling; officers and enlisted clubs; sports lounge; fitness center; marina; arts and crafts; pool; auto hobby shop; and a driving range. A jump on a bus or the Metrorail can take you to the Capitol Mall; the White House; the Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson monuments; Ford's Theatre; and many other historic sites. Also, you're not far from the hundreds of unique restaurants that populate Washington.