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Arlington National Cemetery Welcomes New Superintendent

February 18, 2020

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.


Army National Military Cemeteries renamed as Office of Army Cemeteries

February 11, 2020

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 newly created education program

February 07, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery Launches First Two Modules of


Speed limit adjustment within Arlington National Cemetery

January 30, 2020

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.


ANC's increased security still in effect

January 29, 2020

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 to participate in Federal Highway Administration ANC Defense Access Roads public hearing and information session

January 28, 2020

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 Old Post Chapel Gate Temporarily Closed for Construction

January 27, 2020

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. 


Parking Tips for "Wreaths Out" January 11

January 07, 2020

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.


Volunteer Tips for "Wreaths Out" January 11

January 07, 2020

Thank you for your interest in volunteering during the “Wreaths Out” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on January 11; Here are a few tips to help you while you are on the grounds at our Nation’s Most Sacred Shrine.


Public invited to participate in removal of wreaths on January 11

January 02, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will hold its annual removal of wreaths, known as "Wreaths Out," Saturday, Jan. 11 beginning at 8 a.m.