Drill Hall


All Group exercise classes are canceled from July 31st to September 4th, except the spin classes.

The east men’s locker room will be closed for mold remediation from Aug 10th to Oct 18th

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Pax River Drill Hall is now open 

Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-8 p.m
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m -4 p.m

Fitness/Sports Fee Updates

Standard fees for access (DOD contractors) still apply:

  • Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military, and dependents: Free
    • Guests of Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military: Free (limited to 2/visit)
    • Guests of Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military dependents over age 18: Free (limited to 2/visit)
    • Guests of Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military dependents age 10-18: Free (limited to 1/visit)
  • DoD Civilian, DoD Retired, and dependents: Free
    • Guests of DoD Civilian Employees: $5 (limited to 2/visit)
  • Contractors:
    • ?$500 for one year from the day of purchase
    • $250 for six months from the day of purchase

* New Intramural fee policy, charging per sport season vs month.

Facility Updates

  • Showers are available.
  • No towel service provided; patrons must bring own towels. 
  • Saunas are still closed.

Programming Updates

  • Indoor Command PT authorized, no cap for Command PT’s.
  • Ten classes will be offered per week to gauge interest.

The Drill Hall is the center of indoor recreation at Patuxent River. The complex is located behind the Tickets & Travel Office on Cedar Point Road. All of the facilities located in the Drill Hall are staffed by recreation specialists ready to assist patrons. Staff members also serve as valuable sources of information pertaining to recreation at Patuxent River.

The Drill Hall floor is dominated by three basketball courts and another full-sized, NCAA regulation basketball court, one full-sized regulation volleyball court, and two full-sized regulation racquetball courts.

The Fitness Centers and Gyms at NAS Patuxent River are available for all individuals with base access. Military personnel, DoD Civilian employees, and family members may use the facilities in the Drill Hall at no charge. Contract employees must purchase an MWR membership to enter the Drill Hall.



New Entry Procedure for Drill Hall







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