Department of Defense Education Activity

General Mark Center Information

Janitorial Services

Trash removal and cleaning are performed between 1 to 5 p.m.  You should conceal sensitive documents before custodian personnel arrive to service your space.  If you require custodian service on a more immediate basis, send an e-mail to

Burn Bags

Shredders are not permitted within DoDEA offices at the Mark Center.  Instead of shredding, use burn bags for the following document types:

  • Unclassified
  • FOUO
  • PII
  • Classified

Burn bags can be obtained from room 05F08-03. Return full burn bags to the supply room on the 5th floor. Burn Bags must not exceed 10lbs.  There is a scale in the mailroom you may use to be sure you don’t exceed this limit.  For more information about burn bags, visit Mark Center page at DoDEA Intranet.

Thermostat Controls

The HVAC unit is scheduled to control the temperature in the space between 72°F and 74°.  The Temperature is fixed and should not be adjusted.  Please call 372-HELP if your area is excessively cold and or hot depending.


All shared appliances, such as, refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, water coolers, and coffee pots, must be approved through the Mark Center Building Management and must have an approval posted near the appliance or they will be at risk for removal.

Non-shared appliances are devices brought into the agency for personal use that are not approved for use at the Mark Center. These appliances include coffee pots, portable heaters, radios, lamps, clocks, fans, foot warmers, task lights, toasters, and water coolers. They may cause safety/fire hazards and will be removed to the loading dock. The owner has 24 hours to pick them up.  If the owner does not remove the appliance within 24 hours, it will be disposed of. 

Wall Decorations

Decorations, displays, pictures, signs, equipment, or artwork cannot be mounted on the walls in public spaces (such as corridors and auditoriums) unless approved by the Mark Center Corridor Committee. Decorations, pictures, signs, equipment, or artwork cannot be mounted or attached to any window. On drywall constructed walls you may use normal nail type hangers to mount any decoration, picture, sign, equipment, or artwork weighing less than 10 pounds.

Amenities at the Mark Center

Vending Machines Vending machines are located on floors 4, 5, and 6 of the Mark Center. 3
First Floor Snack Shop The First Floor Snack Shop sells sandwiches, snacks, drinks, and personal items. Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., M-F
Tenth Floor Snack Shop The Tenth Floor Snack Shop sells sandwiches, snacks, drinks, personal items, and provides $5.00 brown bag lunches. Freshly popped popcorn, too! Hours: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-TH and 6 a.m. – 3 p.m., FRI
The Market Basket The Market Basket offers hot and cold breakfast and lunch bars (sold by the pound), sandwich lines, sushi, tacos, burritos, and a variety of grocery items. Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F
Breakfast Bar: 6:30-10:30 a.m.
Lunch Bar: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Subway Subway offers submarine sandwiches and salads prepared to order. Hours: 8 a.m. -3 p.m., M-T, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., W-F
Dunkin Donuts Dunkin Donuts offers donuts and coffee. Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., M-F
McSon Sundries McSon Sundries is an official U.S. Post office vendor and is stocked with items such as greeting cards; wrapping paper; bandages; thread and needles; stockings, hygiene products; umbrellas; sunglasses; badge holders; coffee and tea; and office supplies. Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., M-F
Market Center Cleaners Specializing in servicing military uniforms, the dry cleaning and alterations service provides laundry, dry cleaning, and alterations with one-day service available. Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., M-F
Mark Center Gym The gym offers group exercise classes, state-of-the-art equipment, locker rooms, and fitness experts. All active duty, retired, and reserve military and DoD civilian employees are eligible to become members.

Dues may be paid annually or semi-annually. The annual membership fee is $265, which includes a $25 processing fee for new or expired memberships. Membership is valid at The Gym at Mark Center, The Pentagon Athletic Center at 6606 Army Pentagon, and the Crystal City Annex at the Taylor Building.
Phone: 571-372-5685
Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., M-F
Closed Sat., Sun., and holidays
Pentagon Library Annex Located in B1 across from the auditorium. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., WED
Office Supplies Office supplies are available from the DoDEA mailroom in Room 05F-07. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., M-F, closed 12-1 p.m.

DoDEA Headquarters Mail Addresses

Mail address for official mail delivered by the United States Postal Service:
4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-1401

Mail/packages delivered by Commercial Carriers (i.e. FedEx, DHL, UPS): 
4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311