Army

Fort Knox

About

The 109,054-acre base is located just 35 miles from Louisville, Kentucky. The history of the US Army's Cavalry and Armored forces and of General George S. Patton's career can be found on the grounds of Fort Knox. The military presence at this location started in 1861, during the Civil War, when Fort Duffield was constructed to oversee the confluence of the Ohio and Salt rivers and the northern portion of the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike.

Mission Statement: 
Our mission is to provide Soldiers, Civilians, and their Families with a quality of life commensurate with the quality of their service.
Home to
Primary Units: 
100th DIV(IT) Headquarters
46th Infantry 1st Armor Training Brigade
81st Armor Regiment 1st Armor Training Brigade
16th Cavalry Regiment
194th Armored Brigade
Schools: 
Basic Combat Training (BCT)
Offices: 
Human Resource Center of Excellence
Nearest City: 
Fort Knox
State: 
KY
Country: 
US

Fort Campbell

About

Fort Campbell opened in early 1942, and was immediately put to use training three armored and one infantry division, in support of the war effort in Europe and the Pacific. After World War II, Fort Campbell continued to grow, and in 1956 the 101st Airborne Division was reactivated, with Fort Campbell as their home. Other tenant units at Fort Campbell include the 5th Special Forces Group, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), and the 57th Explosive Ordance Disposal Group.

Mission Statement: 
To Support Expeditionary Forces by Providing Standardized, Effective and Efficient Sustainable Services that Enhance the Well-being of the Fort Campbell Community.
Home to
Primary Units: 
101st Airborne Division
5th Special Forces (Airborne)
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
57th EOD Group
Schools: 
Sabalauski Air Assault School
Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
Nearest City: 
Hopkinsville
State: 
KY
Country: 
US

Fort Polk

About

Established in 1941, shortly before the US entered World War II. Fort Polk was used as the location for the "Louisiana Maneuvers", a large-scale training exercises over 3,400 square miles involving over 500,000 soldiers from August-September in 1941. During the wars in Korea and Vietnam Fort Polk was again used as an infantry training center, with it's humid climate and dense vegetation providing ample substitute for the jungles.

Today Fort Polk houses the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), which provides highly realistic combined arms conflict across a wide range of environments.

Mission Statement: 
Train Soldiers and grow leaders to deploy, fight, and win. Joint Readiness Training Center: Train Brigade Combat Teams for war. Quality Installation: Provide a secure, thriving community for Soldiers, Army Civilians, Retirees, and their Families. Assigned Units: Prepare, deploy, sustain, and redeploy trained and ready forces. Power Projection Platform: Mobilize, validate, deploy, and redeploy active, National Guard, and Army Reserve Force
Home to
Primary Units: 
Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC)
HEADQUARTERS COMMAND (WARRIOR BDE)
1SF BN (ABN), 509TH PARACHUTE INF BATTALION
256TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (MECH)
2D ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT
Nearest City: 
Leesville
State: 
LA
Country: 
US

Fort George G. Meade

About

Fort George G. Meade was established in 1917 as a training camp for US soldiers entering World War I. It was briefly used as a tank school between WWI and WWII, and was used again to train soldiers during World War II.

Today Fort Meade houses the National Security Agency, the headquarters of the US Cyber Command, the Defense Information School, and the Defense Courier Service.

Mission Statement: 
Fort Meade's mission is providing the required the infrastructure, a safe and secure community, and a quality of life that enable Fort Meade to be the Center of Excellence in Information, Intelligence and Cyber.
Home to
Primary Units: 
First United States Army - East
694th Intelligence Wing
704th Military Intelligence Brigade
902nd Military Intelligence Group
Schools: 
Defense Information School
Offices: 
National Security Agency
US Cyber Command
Nearest City: 
Odenton
State: 
MD
Country: 
US

Fort Detrick

About

Built in 1931, Fort Detrick was originally used as the center of the US Army's biological weapons program. Today Fort Detrick is a part of the US Army Medical Command, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) are headquartered here.

Also present at Fort Detrick are several Signal Battalions, Logistics Battalions, offices for the US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of Homeland Security.

Mission Statement: 
The US Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, provides sustainable base operations support, quality of life programs, and environmental stewardship to facilitate the sustainment of vital national interests.
Home to
Primary Units: 
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
21st U.S. Army Signal Brigade
302d U.S. Army Signal Battalion
114th U.S. Army Signal Battalion
A Company, 1st SATCON Battalion
Nearest City: 
Frederick
State: 
MD
Country: 
US

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)

About

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) was established near Chesapeake Bay in Harford County, Maryland in 1917 to provide a site where Army materiel could be tested. Around the same time, Edgewood Arsenal was established nearby to provide a site for the development, production, and testing of chemical warfare equipment. The two installations were officially joined as Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1971.

APG employs more than 21,000 civilian, military and contractors, making it the largest employer in Hartford County. It is home to 11 major commands and supports more than 70 tenants, 20 satellite and 17 private activities. The installation provides facilities to perform research, development, testing and evaluation of Army equipment. Facilities include laboratories for research investigations, state-of-the-art ranges, engineering test courses for wheeled and tracked vehicles and a wide variety of research. The installation also supports a wide variety of training, including mechanical maintenance, health promotion and preventive medicine, chemical and biological defense, and chemical casualty care, chemical demilitarization. APG also is host National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve operations and training.

Aberdeen Proving Ground covers more than 72,500 acres, more than half of which is water or wetlands. There are more than 6,800 acres of improved grounds, nearly 300 miles of road, and more than 567,000 square yards of airfield pavement.

APG’s facilities include more than 17 million square feet of building space in more than 2,000 buildings (including offices, administrative and training facilities, and warehouses, barracks and family housing). There are more than 40 miles of track, nearly 200 firing positions, 8 medical research laboratories, 10 chemical laboratories, 2 physics laboratories, 5 human engineering laboratories, a materials research laboratory as well as Phillips Army Airfield and Weide Army Aviation Support Facility.

Mission Statement: 
To provide the highest quality installation management, operation and support services in a timely manner through the full involvement and commitment of our people.
Home to
Primary Units: 
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (TECOM)
Aberdeen Test Center (ATC)
902nd Military Intelligence
U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA)
Chemical and Biological Defense Command (CBDCOM)
Schools: 
School of Military Packaging Technology
Nearest City: 
Aberdeen
State: 
MD
Country: 
US

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

Detroit Arsenal

About

Founded originally in 1940, the Detroit Arsenal was the first facility for the mass-production of tanks in the United States. During World War II this plant built a quarter of the tanks (around 22,000) used in that conflict. In 1996 the plant portion of the base was closed, and tank production was transferred to Lima, OH. The remaining functions of the base include the hosting the headquarters of the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

Mission Statement: 
We are dedicated to providing installation support services enhancing the quality of life for Soldiers, Families and Civilians supporting our Warfighters!
Home to
Primary Units: 
Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM)
Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
Program Executive Office - Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS)
Program Executive Office Combat Support - Combat Service Support (PEO CS-CSS)
Nearest City: 
Warren
State: 
MI
Country: 
US

Fort Riley

About

First established in 1853, Fort Riley was primarily founded as protection for mail trains as well as travel routes out west. World War I caused a great expansion in the size of Fort Riley, as did World War II. During the Korean War and Vietnam many different infantry units were trained at Fort Riley, including the famous 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One).

Today, the primary unit stationed at Fort Riley is still the 1st Infantry Division.

Home to
Primary Units: 
1st Infantry Division
Nearest City: 
Junction City
State: 
KS
Country: 
US

Fort Leavenworth

About

Built in 1827, Fort Leavenworth was originally established to protect the Santa Fe Trail during the westward expansion of settlers in the early 19th century. It was used as a training camp during the Civil War, although it never came under direct Confederate assault. It was during the late 19th century the installation began what would become its two most well-known functions: as a prison for soldiers, and a school for the training of infantry and cavalry officers. During World War I and II, graduates of the Command and General Staff College included Generals Patton, Bradley and Eisenhower. They, along with numerous others, showed the great strategic value in the school and its curriculum.

Today, in addition the school and the Military Corrections Complex, other tenants of Fort Leavenworth include the US Army's Combined Arms Center and other units of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command.

Mission Statement: 
Our mission is to provide standardized, effective and efficient services, facilities and infrastructure to Soldiers, Families and Civilians for an Army and Nation engaged in persistent conflict.
Home to
Primary Units: 
United States Army Combined Arms Center (CAC)
United States Disciplinary Barracks
Foreign Military Studies Office
Headquarters of the National Guard's 35th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
Battle Command Battle Lab
Schools: 
Command and General Staff College
School of Advanced Military Studies
University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies
Nearest City: 
Leavenworth
State: 
KS
Country: 
US
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