Located near the intersection of Bradley Boulevard and Seven Locks Road in Bethesda, Emmanuel Lutheran Church was…More founded in 1961 and held its first services at Burning Tree Elementary School. The church features three choirs, religious education for children and adults, study programs on Wednesdays and Sundays and an interfaith program with a neighboring Jewish congregation. The church also conducts outreach in the community at home and abroad, supporting a missionary family in Mexico and relief in Haiti.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD20814 The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, located along the Rockville Pike in Bethesda, provides treatment to…More wounded members of the military. The center is also equipped to treat traumatic brain injury patients and amputees. Staff at the hospital provide medical treatment around the world – its hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, responded to Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake there. On Sept. 15, 2011, the hospital transitioned from the National Naval Medical Center to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after recieving more than 2,500 employees from the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the federal Base Reallignement and Closure process. Yearly visitors to the base are expected to reach one million.