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    NSF Dahlgren, VA Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information 
    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) gives active service members two options for housing; living on post or finding a home off-post within the community.

    • Once you have orders to move, contact the Housing Service Center (540) 653-8505/8506. They can answer all of your housing questions and provide services such as referrals, resolving tenant-landlord disputes, and guidance for entering lease agreements.
    On Base Housing
    • The Unaccompanied Housing (540) 653-2307 is provided by the Potomac Inn. Follow the link for information on chek-in procedures and barracks protocols.

    • NSF Dahlgren on-base housing is privatized and operated by Lincoln Military Housing (540) 413-3181, which offers several communities with great amenities such as: Hardwood floors, granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances. 

    Off Base Housing
    For those who are not ready to buy a home, and are looking to rent, check our database of rentals in the NSWC Dahlgren area.

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    Surrounding Areas
    The warfare center is located along the Potomac River, across from Maryland, in an isolated region of central Virginia. Though Dahlgren is just about 40 minutes east of Fredericksburg and Falmouth, there are very few towns in the immediate area. King George, Colonial Beach, and Port Royal are the only communities in Virginia, beside Dahlgren itself, where families can find off-base housing under a 30 minute commute. In Maryland, across the bridge, are the small towns of Bel Alton and La Plata, about a 25 minute drive. 

    About the Installation
    The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division is home to the United States Naval Weapons Laboratory and the Joint Warfare Analysis Center. Dahlgren Division does basic research for all system-related areas such as biotechnology, mathematics, laser and computer technology and computer science among others. Many historical projects came out of the facility including the triggering device on the atomic bomb, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and the B-29 Superfortress. Current research projects include the development of railgun technology. For more information click here.