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 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 or click here.

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. Click here to view it.

Geographic Representatives

Looking for information on your new neighborhood? Feel free to reach out to a member in your vicinity. They can provide information and insight about everything from hair cuts to oil changes!


Christina MacGregor

Fort Meade Housing

Alison Sigler

Glen Haven Military Housing

Christina Erdman


Molly Grasso

Silver Spring

Beth Bumbarger

Silver Spring (Summitt Hills)

Chelsea Fields

Silver Spring (downtown)

Andrea Lystrup

Academic Representatives

Looking for information on what's happening in your student's academic life? Feel free to reach out to our Academic Representatives.


School of Medicine Representative

Rachel Darling

Graduate Education Representative

Maj Harris

Job Resources

For more information regarding work at USU, please email Molly Grasso at sscvice@gmail.com.

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! For more information, visit www.commissaries.com.

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