Fort Knox


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.
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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
Basic Combat Training (BCT)
Human Resource Center of Excellence
Nearest City: 
Fort Knox

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greatest base?

Fort Knox has to be one of the most famous bases out there - I was at a site talking about how much security Fort Knox has and this home security systems site asked the question of how much it would cost to scale down a system that provides the equivalent security as Fort Knox but to the size of a home - Minus the cost of military personnel of course...

RE: Ft. Knox

I was only at Ft. Knox once for a few weeks but I didn't notice any military personnel at the gold repository - just civilian security. It seemed to be pretty far removed from the Army activities. I could be wrong but that's the impression I got.

The Armor Center & School has moved to Ft. Benning so now Knox is basically the home of Army Recruiting.