Logistics

Soldier Systems Center

About

Established in 1949 and originally known as the Quartermaster Research Facility, this installation was renamed the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in 1998, with the merging of several other elements, and is part of the US Army Aviation and Troop Command.

Some examples of products developed at the Soldier Systems Center include: the Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE), body armor, bullet-proof clothing, MOLLE Load-Carriage Equipment, and many others.

Mission Statement: 
Conduct research, development, acquisition and sustainment to maximize combat effectiveness and survivability of freedom's defenders.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Soldier Systems Command (SSCOM)
Natick Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NRDEC)
Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (ARIEM)
Sustainment & Readiness Directorate (S&RD)
Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC)
Nearest City: 
Natick
State: 
MA
Country: 
US

Fort Lewis

About

Officially known as Joint Base Lewis-McChord (combining the Army's Fort Lewis and the Air Force's McChord AFB) the original Army installation was founded in 1917. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) tenant units for the US Army include the US Army I Corps, including numerous infantry, medical, engineer, and support personnel. JBLM contains more than 86,000 acres with more than 25,000 soliders and civilians working on base.

Home to
Primary Units: 
I CORPS
1ST BDE, 25TH INF DIV
3RD BDE, 2D INF DIV
1ST SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (AIRBORNE)
2D BN (RANGER) 75TH INF
Nearest City: 
Tacoma
State: 
WA
Country: 
US

Fort Lawton

About

Built in 1900, originally Fort Lawton was planned to help defend the area around Seattle from a naval attack. It was used during World War II as both a training area and a POW camp, and also during the Korean War as a processing location for returning soldiers.

Fort Lawton was officially closed on September 14, 2011 with the last Army Reserve unit leaving and the property being transferred to the city of Seattle sometime in 2012.

Nearest City: 
Seattle
State: 
WA
Country: 
US

Fort Story

About

Established in 1914, Fort Story; previously a sub-installation of Fort Eustis, is now a sub-installation of US Navy Little Creek Amphibious Base. Because of its location at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, Fort Story contains a mixture of both soft and hard sand beaches, grassy dunes and cyprus swamps. Because of these natural features it is commonly used by Army for training in amphibious and Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore (LOTS) training.

Mission Statement: 
Fort Story is the Army's only training base for Logistics-Over-The-Shore (LOTS) operations to train troops on amphibious equipment and to practice the transfer of military cargo from ship to shore. The garrison supports the Transportation Corps to provide the full range of Army transportation services and support essential for CONUS-based and forward-deployment power projection forces across the operational spectrum in support of the National Military Strategy. Fort Story is part of the U.S. Army Garrison, 7th Group.
Home to
Primary Units: 
11th Transportation Battalion
7th Sustainment Brigade
Nearest City: 
Virginia Beach
State: 
VA
Country: 
US

Fort Lee

About

Established in 1917, shortly after the US entered World War I, Fort Lee was used as a mobilization and training camp - just 60 days after construction began, it already housed 14,000 men! During World War II Fort Lee was used as a Quartermaster Replacement Training Center and a Medical Replacement Training Center.

Fort Lee has retained the Quartermaster Training school, and as a part of Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), is also involved in the training of Logistics, Ordnance, and Transportation specialists.

Mission Statement: 
To provide Base Operations Support, Quality of Life, and Services essential to the entire Fort Lee Community and the Nation's Warfighting Mission
Home to
Primary Units: 
23d Quartermaster Brigade
Combined Arms Support Command
U.S. Army Garrison
Logistics Management College
Quartermaster Center
Schools: 
Army Logistics Management College
Quartermaster School
Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School
Transportation School
Nearest City: 
Petersburg
State: 
VA
Country: 
US

Fort Belvoir

About

Fort Belvoir sits near the site of the Belvoir plantation - which was destroyed by fire in 1783. The installation itself wasn't founded until 1917, as a training camp for Army Engineers, as well teaching about chemical and trench warfare strategies. During World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, Belvoir again put out engineers (and engineer officers) by the hundreds.

Belvoir is currently the headquarters for several Army agencies, such as the Defense Logistics Agency, the US Army Intelligence and Security Command, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, as well as Virginia National Guard's 29th Infantry Division. The Engineering School, at Belvoir for over 70 years, was moved to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri in 1988.

Mission Statement: 
As a strategic sustaining base for America's Army the work we do is vital to the success of the goals and objectives of the nation's defense strategy.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Defense Logistics Agency
Army Information Systems Command
Army Intelligence and Security Command
Army Force Integration Support Agency
Operational Support Airlift Command
Schools: 
Army Management Staff College
Nearest City: 
Mount Vernon, Alexandria
State: 
VA
Country: 
US

Corpus Christy Army Depot

About

The location of the Corpus Christi Army Depot was originally occupied by the Navy, for training their Naval Aviators and repair their aircraft, from the early 1940's until 1959. In 1961 the Army took over the facility, and today the 154 acre facility is used to repair, overhaul, and maintain rotary-winged aircraft for all branches of the military.

Mission Statement: 
Return Army rotary wing aircraft and components to the fight with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest amount of time possible. Support the Army's accident investigation processes with subject matter expertise and reliable laboratory analysis anywhere in the world. When required, assess, evaluate and repair forward deployed aircraft and components anywhere in the world to include depot forward capabilities as required. Support Active, Reserve and National Guard maintenance skill development with hands-on experience at the Depot.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Rotary Wing Aircraft
Nearest City: 
Corpus Christy
State: 
TX
Country: 
US

Fort Gillem

About

Established in 1941, Fort Gillem primary mission is supporting nearby Fort McPherson. However, the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) has recommended that both bases be shut down. It is unclear if one or both bases may be saved, but Fort Gillem will likely not be totally shut down, due to the hazardous materials permanently stored underground on the base.

Home to
Primary Units: 
First U.S. Army
U.S. Army Third Criminal Investigation Region
U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Distribution Region
U.S. Army Second Recruiting Brigade
Nearest City: 
Forest Park
State: 
GA
Country: 
US

Tracy Army Depot

About

Originally established in 1942, Tracy Army Depot is part of the larger San Joaquin Depot, which also includes Sharpe Depot and Stockton Depot. The San Joaquin Depot stores and ships supplies to other military installations on the West Coast and Pacific Theater.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Defense Distribution Center
Nearest City: 
Tracy
State: 
CA
Country: 
US

Sharpe Army Depot

About

Established in 1941, Sharpe Army Depot has been used for the maintenance, storage and shipping of aircraft, vehicles, and industrial and medical equipment.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Defense Distribution Center
Nearest City: 
Lathrope
State: 
CA
Country: 
US
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