A to Z blog challenge! How is everyone holding up? Are you as tired as I am? :)
Today's letter is Q, and while this location technically isn't in D.C., I decided to use it anyway because my heroes are all FBI agents.
Quantico, Virginia is the location of the FBI Academy, as well as one of the largest Marine corps bases in the world, the site of DEA training, and NCIS headquarters.
In terms of the FBI, most training takes place at Quantico. New agents must complete a 20-week program, focusing on academics, case studies, firearms training, evidence collection, and intelligence gathering. There are physical standards as well, and students must pass physical fitness tests to continue. After graduation, FBI agents may periodically return to Quantico and the FBI Academy for additional specialized training. They even have a citizen's academy, where civilians can learn a lot of the strategy and tactics behind investigations. Makes me wish I lived in the area again :)