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Fort Meade is a location in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States with a population of about 10 thousand people. It is the home to the National Security Agency, which is located on the active US Army installation Fort George G. Meade. The base is located adjacent to Odenton, Maryland. The fort, established in 1917, is named for General George Meade, a Union Army general in the American Civil War. Fort Meade covers 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²) of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Fort Meade is home to the National Security Agency HQ. Located in a subterranean sector of the National Security Agency is one of Third Echelon's headquarters.[1] and Situations Room.[2]

Also located on the grounds of Fort Meade is the Third Echelon Training Facility.[3]


  • It may also be the location of the secret base of the NSA; an Echelon spies vs. Upsilon Mercenaries multiplayer map but this is not confirmed. Sounds in the level indicate that the secret base may be near a large body of water (sea gulls and ringing of sea buoys)

External linksEdit


  1. Chaos Theory, Intro Cinematic (quoted: "National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland, USA / 08:51 Hours | Thursday, June 23, 2007")
  2. Splinter Cell: Endgame
  3. Co-op Training loading screen, quote: "Third Echelon Training Center, Fort Meade, Maryland, USA".
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