Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia is a military cemetery in the United States of America, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington. The cemetery is situated directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and near The Pentagon.
Arlington County is a county of about 210,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is located directly across the Potomac River to the southwest of Washington, D.C. Formerly part of the District of Columbia, the land now composing the county was retroceded to Virginia on July 9, 1846, in an act of Congress that took effect in 1847. It was called Alexandria County from that date until March 16, 1920, when an act of the General Assembly changed its name to Arlington County.
Arlington Hall (also called Arlington Hall Station) was the headquarters of the US Army's Signal Intelligence Service (SIS) cryptography effort during World War II. Its site presently houses the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center. The site is located on Arlington Boulevard between S. Glebe Road and S. George Mason Drive in Arlington, Virginia.
Fort Myer is a U.S. Army post adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. It is a small post by U.S. Army standards, and has no ranges or field training areas. As a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative to create more efficiency of efforts, the Army’s Fort Myer and the Marines’ Henderson Hall will become the first Joint Base in the Department of Defense.
The 14th Street Bridge is a complex of five bridges across the Potomac River, connecting Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Three of the spans are each four-lane automobile bridges—one northbound, one southbound, and one with two general purpose lanes in each direction—that carry Interstate 395 and U.S. Route 1 traffic.
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, also known as Pentagon City Mall, is an upscale shopping mall in Arlington, Virginia. It is situated in the Pentagon City neighborhood on the lower levels of the Washington Tower office building, former home of MCI's Consumer Markets headquarters, near Interstate 395 and Hayes Street. The mall takes its logo from the architectural design of Washington Tower.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC), formerly known as the Manufacturing Chemists' Association (at its founding in 1872) and then as the Chemical Manufacturers' Association (from 1978 until 2000), is an industry trade association for American chemical companies, based in Arlington County, Virginia. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is in charge of improving the public image of the chemical industry.
The Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. crosses the Potomac River, connecting the Lincoln Memorial and Columbia Island. The northeastern end of the bridge marks the western edge of the National Mall. The southwestern end connects with Memorial Avenue, which crosses the Boundary Channel Bridge into Virginia and travels to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County. On April 4, 1980, the Arlington Memorial Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Freedom Park is a former outdoor museum in Arlington, Virginia, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd, site of the old Newseum building in Rosslyn. It was founded in 1996 to celebrate the spirit of freedom and the struggle to preserve it. The Freedom Park is a joint-venture with the Newseum and Freedom Forum Journalists Memorial, both operated by the Freedom Forum.
Alexandria County was part of the original 100-mile square created as the District of Columbia in 1791 pursuant to, of the United States Constitution. The portion of the District created from territory ceded by Virginia in Fairfax County was termed Alexandria County of the District of Columbia. It included all of the present Arlington County, Virginia, plus part of what is now the independent city of Alexandria, Virginia.
Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (also known as the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge) is located in Washington, D.C. It carries Interstate 66 and U.S. Highway 50 over the Potomac River, connecting Rosslyn, Virginia with Washington near the Kennedy Center. The bridge crosses over Theodore Roosevelt Island. The center lane in the bridge is reversible; the middle barrier is moved with a barrier transfer machine. The bridge opened on June 23, 1964.
Arlington County v. White, 528 S.E.2d 706 (Va. 2000), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of Virginia that prohibited the local government of Arlington County from expanding its employee health insurance benefits beyond spouses or financial dependents.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense that provides finance and accounting services for the military and other members of defense. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, it was activated on Jan. 18, 1991. DFAS is the world's largest finance and accounting operation. DFAS pays all DoD military and civilian personnel, retirees and annuitants, as well as major DoD contractors and vendors.
Grace Murray Hopper Park is a small memorial park in Arlington, Virginia. The park is named in honor of Grace Hopper, a computer scientist and naval officer. A pioneer in the field, she was the first programmer of the Mark I Calculator and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language.
District of Columbia retrocession is the process of returning the land that was given to the federal government for the purpose of creating the national capital. The federal district was formed in 1791 from 100 square miles (259 km) of land ceded by the states of Maryland and Virginia in accordance with the Residence Act. An area of 31 square miles (80 km) that was originally ceded by Virginia was returned to that state in 1847.
Located in Arlington, Virginia, the Foreign Service Institute is the United States Federal Government's primary training institution for officers and support personnel of the U.S. foreign affairs community. It is housed at the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center. It replaced the Foreign Service School established in 1924. The institute was founded on March 13, 1947, in compliance with the Foreign Service Act of 1946 passed by Congress.
Anime USA (AUSA) is a fandom convention for anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts. It is an annual three-day event held over a weekend in Crystal City, Virginia (as of Anime USA 2007), part of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Anime USA is traditionally held the weekend before Thanksgiving day, with the exception being the 2004 convention, which was held on Halloween weekend.
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, also known as the Custis-Lee Mansion, is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia, USA and was once the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It overlooks the Potomac River, directly across from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the American Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site of Arlington National Cemetery, in part to ensure that Lee would never again be able to return to his home.
Arlington Independent Media (AIM), formerly Arlington Community Television, is a non-profit membership organization providing television production training workshops and professional production facilities, as well as the public access cable television on Comcast channel 69, Verizon FIOS channel 38 in Arlington County, Virginia.
The Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) provides essential fire, emergency medical, and allied public safety services for Arlington County, Virginia and the City of Falls Church, Virginia. It is highly regarded within the profession as an innovator and leader in enhancing the industry.
Potomac, Virginia, is an extinct incorporated town formerly located in Arlington County. A planned community, its proximity to Washington D.C. made it a popular place for employees of the U.S. government to live. Potomac was located adjacent to the massive Potomac Yard of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. The area was developed beginning in 1894 as the communities of Del Ray, St. Elmo, Mt. Ida, and Hume, following a grid plan independent of that of Old Town Alexandria.
Gravelly Point is a park in Arlington, Virginia, United States. It is located north of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, along the George Washington Parkway, and across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Today, the park is a primary intersection on weekends of boaters, cyclists, and airplane-spotters. Its unique location just a few hundred feet from the north end of Reagan's runway 1/19 makes it one of the best spots in the United States for airplane-spotting.
Four Mile Run is a stream in Northern Virginia that proceeds from Fairfax County southeast through Falls Church to Arlington County in the U.S. state of Virginia. Most of the stretch is parkland and is paralleled by two paved non-motorized transport and recreational trails, the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail and the Four Mile Run Trail. While in Arlington, the stream passes from the Piedmont through the fall line to the Atlantic Coastal Plain in a deep forested valley.
The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service of the personnel of the United States Air Force and its predecessors. The Memorial is located in Arlington, Virginia, on the grounds of Fort Myer near The Pentagon, at the intersection of Columbia Pike and South Joyce Street.