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ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington National Cemetery welcomes new Superintendent Charles “Ray” Alexander, Jr. Mr. Alexander is coming to the cemetery from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), where he served as the director of Contingency Operations and chief of the Office of Homeland Security at Headquarters USACE.
Today the Army announced that the Army National Military Cemeteries office will be renamed Office of Army Cemeteries to facilitate clarity across the Department of Defense regarding the mission of the organization responsible for providing oversight of 37 military cemeteries across the United States.
Arlington National Cemetery Launches First Two Modules of
To ensure the safety of its visitors and employees, certain speed limits have been adjusted and posted inside Arlington National Cemetery, which will impact some visitors driving on the grounds.
Effective immediately, all visitors 16 years of age and older (pedestrians, drivers and passengers) must present a valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Visitors include all funeral attendees, tourists and personnel on official business. School group leaders and tour guides must also present the required identification. Original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted.
Arlington National Cemetery will participate in a public hearing and information session hosted by the Federal Highway Administration on the Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion (ANCSE) Defense Access Road (DAR) Project. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Pentagon City located at 900 South Orme St. in Arlington, Virginia.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s (JBM-HH) Old Post Chapel Gate that provides entry onto the base from Arlington National Cemetery will be temporarily closed beginning January 27, 2020 through the end of April for construction. During this time, authorized DoD ID card holders will no longer be able to access JBM-HH through this gate.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering during the “Wreaths Out” Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Please follow the following parking requirements for a safe event.
Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will hold its annual removal of wreaths, known as "Wreaths Out," Saturday, Jan. 11 beginning at 8 a.m.