4. Walter Reed is located outside Washington, D.C., on Rockville Pike in Bethesda, Maryland, just under 9 miles from the heart of the nation’s capital. The center includes a suite of offices for the president, which is equipped to allow him to work from there. The suite, operated by the White House, includes a secure conference room in addition to medical facilities, according to NBC4 Washington.
5. Its namesake is Major Walter Reed, who became known as a researcher who helped prove that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitos. Yellow fever, caused by a virus, was a source of deadly epidemics, and Reed called for mosquito control programs in areas where yellow fever had been a problem, according to a PBS News Hour article. He died in 1902 at the age of 51 of complications following an apendectomy.