Military Training

a Multi-Service Training Site

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

Fort A.P. Hill

About

Fort A.P. Hill was established in 1941, and was used as training site for large units, in 1942 it was the headquarters and staging area for General George S Patton's Task Force A, before they invaded Morocco. Fort Hill continued to function as a training area for large units during both the Korea and Vietnam Wars. Today, the 76,000 acres are used to train all branches of the US military, as well as other state and federal agencies.

Mission Statement: 
Fort A. P. Hill, a Regional Training Center, provides realistic joint and combined arms training support to America's Defense Forces.
Home to
Primary Units: 
189th Engineering Company
Schools: 
80th Division, Drill Sergeant School
Nearest City: 
Bowling Green
State: 
VA
Country: 
US

Camp Ethan Allen

About

Camp Ethan Allen is an 11,000 acre site featuring the Ethan Allen Firing Range, a facility for the testing, development, and qualification of weapon systems throughout the Army, as well as the Army Mountain Warfare School, which trains soldiers for both mountain and cold weather operations and tactics.

Camp Ethan Allen trains over 20,000 soldiers a year and includes a 30,000 square foot, two story barracks, a 10,000 square foot armory, as well buildings for instructors and other training facilities.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Vermont Army Reserve
Ethan Allen Firing Range
Vermont National Guard
Schools: 
Army Mountain Warfare School
Nearest City: 
Jericho
State: 
VT
Country: 
US

Camp W. G. Williams

About

Camp W.G. Williams is a 24,000 acre National Guard Training Site operated by the Utah Army National Guard. Facilities at Camp Williams include ranges for all manner of firearms, grenades and artillery, as well as urban and natural maneuver areas.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Utah National Guard
Nearest City: 
Salt Lake City
State: 
UT
Country: 
US

Camp Maxey

About

Camp Maxey was opened in 1942, and initially was used to train 793rd Military Police Battalion. The camp was placed on inactive status in 1945, and now is part of the Texas Army National Guard, and used for training Texas ANG soldiers.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG)
Nearest City: 
Paris
State: 
TX
Country: 
US

Camp Bowie

About

Construction of Camp Bowie was begun in September of 1940, shortly before the US joined World War II. In 1943, the base was used as a holding facility for German POW's - many of them from German General Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps.

Today Camp Bowie is used as an Army Reserve and National Guard Training Center.

Nearest City: 
Brownwood
State: 
TX
Country: 
US

Fort Stewart

About

Established in 1941, Fort Stewart was established as a 5,000 acre installation for the training of anti-aircraft artillery gunners. Eventually Fort Stewart would encompass over 280,000 acres - needed space for the live-fire training of the anti-aircraft weapons. During the Korean War Fort Stewart was again used in the training of anti-aircraft weapons, however during the War in Vietnam elements from the US Army Aviation School began to use Fort Stewart for rotary-wing training.

Today, in addition to continuing to support Army Aviation, Fort Stewart is the home to the 3rd Infantry Division.

Mission Statement: 
Provide a safe, secure and responsive community that enhances the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield power projection platform in support of National security objectives.
Home to
Primary Units: 
3rd Infantry Division
Nearest City: 
Hinesville
State: 
GA
Country: 
US

Fort McPherson (closed)

About

Established in 1885, Fort McPherson was used as a recruitment center and general hospital during the Spanish-American War. It filled the same functions during World War I, also being used to house POW's and train officers. Because of the large buildup of forces during World War II, Fort McPherson was used as a reception and separation center for soldiers entering and leaving the military, and again as a major medical center.

Until it was listed for closure in the 2005 Base Realignment and Closing report, and closed in 2011, Fort McPherson was used by the US Army Forces Command, Reserve Command, as well as a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). All of these units will be moved to other, active Army Installations.

Nearest City: 
East Point, Atlanta
State: 
GA
Country: 
US

Camp Blanding

About

Camp Blanding is the primary training base for both the Florida National Guard and Florida Army National Guard. The 73,000 acre installation contains firing ranges for weapons from handguns to mortars and artillery, as well as 55,000 acres of ground for simulating larger engagements in varied environments. Recently Camp Blanding has also become host to the Army's newest Air Assault course, in response to the need for Air Assault personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Home to
Primary Units: 
53rd Infantry Brigade of the Florida Army National Guard
3-20th Special Forces Group
211th Infantry Regiment
202nd Red Horse Squadron
joint Army/Air Force 44th Civil Support Team
Nearest City: 
Starke
State: 
FL
Country: 
US

Fort Lesley J. McNair

About

Established in 1791, Fort McNair was intended from the beginning to be a major defense site for the US capitol. However, the site proved ineffective against the British when they assaulted the capitol during the War of 1812. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries the base housed a predecessor to the Walter Reed Medical Center, and in 1904 the Army War College was established at Fort McNair. In 1924 the Army Industrial College was founded at Fort McNair, and in 1976 these two schools merged to form the National Defense University.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Military District of Washington
National Defense University
3rd United States Infantry Regiment (TOG)
Nearest City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Country: 
US
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