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Named for Marylander Colonel William D. Tipton, Tipton Army Airfield was constructed in 1960 to replace a smaller airstrip operating since 1938 near the present Post Exchange and Commissary complex.
COL Tipton served in both World Wars. During …
In compliance with instructions contained in a letter from Adjutant General of the Army, dated March 17, 1924, a School for Bakers and Cooks was established at Camp Meade in April of that year. Throughout its existence at the post, the school's mi…
Project Engineer for Cantonment 1940-1941. In commemoration of his unfaltering loyalty & inspiring leadership.
When Camp Meade was established in 1917, a detachment of the Medical Department of the Army was one of the first organizations to report for duty. The original hospital occupied a large group of frame buildings in the northwest area of the camp (n…
In honored memory of Maj. Gen. Ralph H. Van Deman, father of modern U.S. Military Intelligence. Born September 3, 1865. Died January 22, 1952.
On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Corps of Intelligence Police - the U.S. Army's first c…
In 1934, Hodges Hall was built as the post headquarters. From its position on the south end of the post parade ground, it offered an impressive view of events. The design of the building mirrors the central block of Doughoregan Manor, the home of …
Named in honor of the officers and men of the Third Cavalry who captured the Castle of Chapultepec, Mexico, 1847
"Brave Rifles - Veterans" - Winfield Scott, General, U.S. Army
Placed here by the officers and men of the Third Armored Cavalry …
As the Cold War intensified in the late 1940s, security of the nation's Capital became a major concern of Defense Department planners. To protect the Capital, a ring of conventional and nuclear weapons was established around Washington, D.C. As pa…
When German troops attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, all hope of peace in Europe vanished. This crisis caused the United States to accelerate its preparations for possible war.
By late 1940 an Emergency Construction Program was underway at …