Local Info

Local Info

Housing Information

As a service to current and incoming USU students and their families, the Student Spouses Club provides information about housing in the D.C. area collected from USU students

Contact the SSC Editor for specific housing currently available for rent or sale.

If you would like to list your home in the Available Housing Document, please download our Housing Information Form and submit to ssc.editor@gmail.com. All submissions are subject to review prior to listing, and all properties may not be listed.

For more information about housing close to USU, please contact the Navy Housing Referral Office with Ms. LaQuetta Robinson located at Bldg. 42; she can be reached at (301) 295-1138.

Childcare Information

Child Development Center at WRNMMC, Bethesda

Childcare is available at the Child Development Center (CDC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (the same base as USU) for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. There is currently a waiting list at this location, so contact them ASAP. For an application and more information, call (301) 295-0167.

Child Development Center at Walter Reed Forest Glen Annex, Silver Spring

Childcare is available at the Forest Glen Annex for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Care is available on an hourly basis, Monday through Friday, 0700-1600, not to exceed 20 hours per week. Registration is $10.00 and must be paid by check or money order. Must have shot records to register. Hourly fee is $2.00. Call (202) 782-0565 for more information.

Subsidized Childcare

If you are not able to get into the on base daycare, the military will subsidize any daycare to make it the same price until you can. The amount of money that they will subsidize is dependent on total family income and childcare cost. To get an estimate you can call 1 (800) 424-2246.

SSC Guide to Local Businesses

Check out this useful guide to area businesses and services - created by our club members! Please note it's not a complete area guide but rather a subjective listing of business/services relevant to the military spouse. 

Shopping Resources


The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5% surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices — savings worth more than $4,400 annually for a family of four. Please note: Hours of operation can vary, so call before you go! More information..

Fort Belvoir Commissary

6020 Gorgas Road

Building #2302

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-0000

(703) 806-6674


Fort Detrick Commissary

Bldg 1520-A Porter Ave

Frederick MD 21702

(301) 619-2990


Fort Meade Commissary

2786 Mapes and MacArthur Rds

Fort Meade, MD 20755

(301) 677-7465


Fort Myer Commissary

532 Carpenter Road

Fort Myer, VA 22211

(703) 696-6863


Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Commissary

185 Chappie James Boulevard

Building #4570

Bolling Air Force Base, DC 20032-0000

(202) 767-4695


Walter Reed Commissary (at Forest Glen Annex)

2460 Linden Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 295-7417



Post Exchanges (PX), Base Exchanges (BX), Army Air Force Exchanges (AAFES), and Navy Exchanges (NEX) are military department and drug stores that sell a variety of goods at very low prices to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment.


Bethesda Navy Exchange

Building 57 (on the same base as USU)

Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 295-6366


Fort Meade Army Exchange

Building 2790

Fort Meade, MD 20755

(410) 674-7170


Marine Corp Exchange (at Henderson Hall)

1555 Southgate Road

Arlington, VA 22214