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The prescribed Uniform of the Day for NIOC Maryland during the winter months is Service Dress Blue. The alternate uniform is Winter Blue, with the Summer Khaki uniform authorized for E-7 and above personnel. During the summer, Summer White for E-7 and above; Service Dress White for E-6 and below. The alternate uniform is Summer Khaki for E-7 and above; Summer White for E-6 and below.

Messing Facilities
If you initially arrive after working hours, present a copy of your orders at the dining facility for service. However, upon check-in, PSD will provide necessary information on use of the House of Four Hats Dining Facility. Rations in Kind and COMRATS cards will also be issued by PSD.

Officers may use the House of Four Hats Dining Facility on an occasional basis, although a floating surcharge will be levied.

Postal Service
NIOC maintains a mail room in the BQ. Letter mail is distributed to personal boxes located outside the mail room by 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. UPS shipments can also be delivered to the mail room. A personal mail box and number will be assigned to BQ residents upon arrival. Personnel ordered to Fort Meade, who do not have a permanent home address in this area, must have their personal mail directed to this activity, NOT to the National Security Agency. The correct address is:

Name and Rate
Navy Information Operations Command Maryland
Building 9805
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-5290

The mail room does not sell stamps or money orders and cannot accept payment for parcel post/postage due. Complete postal services are available at the Post Office at the main exchange area.

The Quarterdeck in Building 9803 is maintained by a 24-hour watch consisting of a CDO (E-7 and above), an OOD (E-5/6), and a roving fire and security watch (E-4 and below).

Immediately upon reporting, all privately owned firearms of personnel living in the BQ or in family quarters on Fort Meade must be registered with the Provost Marshal Registration Office on Mapes Rd. The use of air rifles and pistols on the Fort Meade reservation is strictly controlled. Such weapons should only be fired on appropriate ranges. BQ residents will store firearms in the armory, not in the barracks.

Other than commercial taxi service, public transportation to, from, and around Fort Meade is practically non-existent. There is limited bus service from Baltimore-Washington to Fort Meade. For information and up-to-date schedules, calls 410-539-5000.Taxi fare from BWI Airport to Fort Meade is approximately $20.

ETC Transportation  410-850-5255
AA Taxi 410-674-6660
Airport Cab 410-859-1103
Associated Cabs 410-766-1234