The AFRH-W database is a great way to view historical records in a contemporary context. Within the database, records are defined in five different categories:
These categories each hold different sets of information, and resources in any category may be related to those in any other category. Furthermore, any resource may include spatial coordinates, to give it a location on the earth. That's where the MAP comes in: a way to view the resources spatially as they exist in the real world. To enhance the map, we've added a number of overlays made from historic maps of the area, as well as context overlays that show different zones and management areas within the AFRH-W campus.
This database offers a new and exciting way to explore and manage the historic resources of the Armed Forces Retirement Home - Washington. To get started, head to the MAP VIEW to see our resources and understand the layout of the AFRH-W grounds. Be sure to try out some of the historic maps that we have included as transparent overlays! To look for specific resources, or resources that wouldn't show up on a map (like photos or people), head to the SEARCH tab. Every page has built-in help in case you get stuck--just click the SHOW HELP link at the top of the page. Enjoy, and please contact our team if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.