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The U.S. Army Military District of Washington

The higher headquarters of Arlington National Cemetery, a major Army Command with installations from Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, N.Y. MDW has responsibilities in the areas of ceremonies, contingency operations and base operations.

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs has authority over Arlington National Cemetery for formulation and oversight of burial policy.

Press and Other Media Access  

Arlington National Cemetery Public Affairs Office carries out Public Affairs functions, to include credentialing of press for public ceremonies, providing access and media escort, and disseminating information to the press about the cemetery and events occurring there.

The 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard)

Home page of the infantry regiment that mounts the honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and assists with funeral services through casket teams, honor guards, and caisson transport.

The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing’s Own"

Home page of the musical organization that furnishes bands and buglers for funerals, dedications, wreath layings and holiday commemorations.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The cabinet-level agency that administers a broad range of veterans programs.

National Cemetery Administration

A Department of Veterans Affairs subagency that operates the national cemetery system.

American Battle Monuments Commission

An independent federal agency commemorates the services of the American Armed Forces where they have served since the date of the United States' entry into World War I. Part of its work is maintining 24 permanent American burial grounds on foreign soil.

Burial locations

Information on obtaining, if available, place of burial of veterans buried in a national cemetery.

National Personnel Records Center

The government agency to which the public may write to obtain military records.

The Armed Forces Retirement Home

Encompasses the U.S. Soldiers and Airman’s Home in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Naval Home in Gulfport, Miss. The Washington facility has the only other national cemetery administered by the U.S. Army. See Home for Heroes for another look at the homes.

Links to Veterans Pages

A links page maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs that includes public and private sites.

George Washington Memorial Parkway

A National Park Service site with links to attractions in and near Arlington National Cemetery, including the Custis-Lee Mansion, also known as Arlington House, the antebellum manor house that was home to Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Parke Custis Lee.

Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office

The Defense Prisoner Of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) is the U.S. Government office charged with the policy oversight of Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) issues. DPMO is charged with POW/MIA personnel recovery policymaking and assembling/analyzing information on U.S. Military and Civilian personnel who are, or were, prisoners of war or missing in action.

Women In Military Service For America

Women in Military Service For America Memorial is a unique, living memorial honoring all military women - past, present & future — that occupies the hemicycle at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The foundation and the memorial are not part of the cemetery, but shares the common purpose of honoring those who have served in our nation's armed forces during all eras and in all services.