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Military Installations

ARMY BASES in the UNITED STATES


Military Installations:
Army Bases   |  Naval Bases  |  Air Force Bases  |  Marine Corps Bases  |  Coast Guard Bases


Alabama
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Anniston Army Depot
From its origin in 1942 as a storage depot, Anniston Army Depot has transformed into a state-of-the-market maintenance facility, earning its highly-esteemed reputation as "The Tank Rebuild Center of the World."
Fort Rucker
Named for Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker, this US Army post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence.
Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal was built in 1941 to produce conventional chemical ammunition for use in World War II. For more than 40 years, Redstone has been the heart of the Army's rocket and missile programs.

Alaska
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Fort Greely
Fort Greely has been the site for training and testing of operations and equipment through the past half century and serves as an integral part of the Nation's Ballistic Mission Defense System.
Fort Richardson
Fort Richardson was originally established on the site of what is now Elmendorf Air Force Base. The post moved to its present location five miles northeast of Anchorage in 1950.
Fort Wainwright
Covering over a million acres, this post has seen numerous face lifts, a branch change, and a new name. Today's units include infantry, field artillery, engineer, logistical support and medical personnel.

Arizona
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Fort Huachuca
Fort Huachuca is home of the US Army Intelligence Center and the US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command.
Yuma Proving Ground
Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world. The facility in the northwestern Sonoran Desert conducts tests on nearly every weapon system in the ground combat arsenal.

Arkansas
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Pine Bluff Arsenal
This installation is one of the six in the US Army which store chemical weapons in the United States. Its Homeland Security mission includes surveillance of prepositioned equipment and first-responder equipment training.

California
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Fort Irwin
Since 1979, Fort Irwin had been the site for the National Training Center. It serves as the model for training centers in many other countries.
Presidio of Monterey
This active US Army installation is currently the home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI-FLC), the DoD's primary center for foreign language instruction.

Colorado
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Fort Carson
This military installation was established in 1942 following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. It's beautiful scenery has made it one of the most requested duty stations in the Army.

District of Columbia
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Fort McNair
Fort McNair is a part of the Fort Myer Military Community. It serves as the headquarters of the Army's Military District of Washington and is also the home of the National Defense University.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
WRARM is is the US Army's flagship medical center on the east coast. It serves over 150,000 veterans and active duty servicemembers from all branches of the military.

Georgia
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Fort Benning
The Fort Benning military community supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, veterans, and civilian employees.
Fort Gordon
This Army installation is the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps. Fort Gordon trains more military personnel than any other training center of the U.S. Army.
Fort McPherson
Fort McPherson is home to the headquarters for the Installation Management Command (Southeast Region), U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and U.S. Army Central Command.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are the home of the 3rd Infantry Division, and combine to be the Army's Premier Power Projection Platform on the Atlantic Coast.

Hawaii
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Schofield/Shafter
Nestled at the foot of the Waianae mountain range in central Oahu is Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield. The installation is located a few miles from the towns of Wahiawa and Mililani.

Illinois
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Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island Arsenal is the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States. It has been an active manufacturer of military equipment and ordnance since the 1880s.

Kansas
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Fort Leavenworth
This installation is the oldest active U.S. Army post west of the Mississippi River and has been in operation for over 170 years. It has historically been known as the "Intellectual Center of the Army."
Fort Riley
Fort Riley is located in Northeast Kansas and covers over 100,000 acres of land. The post was home to the famed Big Red One from 1955-1996.

Kentucky
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Fort Campbell
Strategically located on the TN/KY state line, this installation possesses a unique capability to deploy mission-ready contingency forces by air, rail, highway, and inland waterway.
Fort Knox
Fort Knox is home of the Army Armor Center and the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. This installation encompasses 109,000 acres has a population of over 23,000 Soldiers, family members, and civilians.
US Army Recruiting Command
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is responsible for manning both the Active Army and the US Army Reserve, ensuring security and readiness for the country.

Louisiana
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Fort Polk
United States Army Garrison Fort Polk is home of the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC). Today it is the home to one of the Army's premier combat training centers.

Maryland
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Aberdeen Test Center
Aberdeen Test Center is a Major Range and Test Facility Base, operating under the guidance of Department of Defense. It is the Army's oldest and active proving ground, having been established during World War I.
Fort Detrick
Historically, Fort Detrick was the center for the America's biological weapons program. Today, the campus supports a community that conducts biomedical research, medical material management, and medical studies.
Fort Meade
Fort Meade has the fourth largest workforce of Army installations in the continental United States with approximately 40,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel.

Massachusetts
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Devens Reserve Training Area
Created by the demands of World War I, Fort Devens had been a part of the New England scene for almost a century. During this time, more than 400 units (including a U.S. Navy Air Squadron) have called Fort Devens home.
Soldier Systems Center (Natick)
SSC is responsible for researching, developing, fielding, and managing food, clothing, shelters, airdrop systems, and Soldier support items.

Missouri
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Fort Leonard Wood
This is a US Army Basic Combat Training post located in the Missouri Ozarks, offering BCT for most non-combat arms soldiers. Its remoteness and distance from a major metropolitan center have led to it being dubbed "Fort Lost in the Woods."

New Jersey
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Fort Dix
Fort Dix, located about 17 miles southeast of New Jersey's capital, was established during World War I. It now serves as a FORSCOM Training, Mobilization and Deployment Center.
Fort Monmouth
This post was selected for closure by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005. Most Army functions and personnel are required and scheduled to be moved to Army facilities in Maryland and Ohio by 2011.
Picatinny Arsenal
Picatinny it is a one-of-a-kind facility that provides virtually all of the lethal mechanisms used in Army weapon systems and those of the other military services.

New York
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Fort Drum
Fort Drum has been used as a military training site since 1908. It provides planning and support for the mobilization and training of almost 80,000 troops annually.
Fort Hamilton
Known as "The Army's Ambassador to New York City", Fort Hamilton is embraced by the entire Greater New York City area, largely because of its rich history of providing harbor defense and security to New York City.
United States Military Academy - West Point
Renowned as the world's premier leader development institution, West Point has produce such great military leaders as Grant, Lee, Pershing, MacArthur, Eisenhower, and Patton among it's 50,000 graduates.
Watervliet Arsenal
Founded in 1813 to support the "Second War for Independence," the War of 1812, Watervliet Arsenal has been a valuable resource ever since. Today, it produces today's high tech, high powered weaponry.

North Carolina

Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg is one of the largest military complexes in the world. This base is home of the Army's only Airborne Corps, the 82d Airborne Division, the elite Special Forces, and the Army's largest Support Command.

Oklahoma
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Fort Sill
For Sill is designated as a National Historic Landmark and serves as home of the United States Army Field Artillery School. It was established in 1869 to stop hostile Indian tribes from raiding Texas and Kansas border settlements.
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant
MCAAP was originally commissioned as a naval ammunition depot in May of 1943. It has six ammunition production, maintenance and renovation complexes and is a major ammunition storage site for all branches of the Armed Forces.

Pennsylvania
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Carlisle Barracks
Carlisle Barracks is part of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and is the site of the U.S. Army War College. Established in the late 18th century, it is today the nation's second oldest active military base.
Tobyhanna Army Depot
Tobyhanna Army Depot utilizes advanced technologies to ensure the readiness of the country's Armed Forces. The depot is a major element of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command.

Puerto Rico
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Fort Buchanan
Fort Buchanan is the only Department of Defense installation in the Caribbean Basin area. It continues to support the Reserve Component and the Active Component Soldiers in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

South Carolina
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Fort Jackson
Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training 50 percent of all Soldiers and 80 percent of the women entering the Army each year.

Texas
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Fort Bliss
Fort Bliss is the Army's second-largest installation behind the adjacent White Sands Missile Range. At about 1,700 square miles, its geography spans into Texas and New Mexico. The base maintains and trains several U.S. Patriot Missile Battalions.
Fort Hood
Fort Hood is the largest army post in the United States and the only two-division post in the United States. The two divisions are the 1st Cavalry Division and the First Army Division West. The base has nearly 65,000 soldiers and family members.
Fort Sam Houston
This Army post is located in San Antonio, Texas. It is commonly known as "Fort Sam," "Home of Army Medicine," and "Home of the Combat Medic." It was named after the first President of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston.
Red River Army Depot
Located in Texarkana, the depot's vast industrial complex has the capacity and capability to completely overhaul and remanufacture combat systems and tactical vehicles.

Utah

Dugway Proving Ground
The DoD has designated Dugway Proving Ground as a major range and testing facility, and the primary chemical and biological defense testing center under the Reliance Program.
Tooele Army Depot
TEAD is an engineering and life cycle management installation that provides specialized services in ammunition-related equipment prototype design, development, fabrication and fielding.

Virginia
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Fort Belvoir
The 8,600-acre post is one of the larger installations in the Military District of Washington, which also includes Fort McNair, Fort Myer, Fort Meade, and Fort Richie.
Fort Eustis
This post is the home to both the Army Transportation Corps and the U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School. The school is scheduled to be moved to Fort Lee as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process.
Fort Lee
Fort Lee supports many major tenant units including US Army Medical Department Activity, US. Army Dental Activity, USACIDC, 345th Training Squadron, and others.
Fort Monroe
Fort Monroe supports a daytime population of about 2,000 servicemembers and civilian employees. The major tenant unit is the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.
Fort Myer
Fort Myer traces its origin as a military post to the Civil War. Since then it has been an important Signal Corps post, a showcase for Army cavalry, and site of the first flight of an aircraft at a military installation.
Fort Story
Fort Story, along with Fort Eustis, provides the U.S. Army's unique training specializing in land and sea transportation. Fort Story is located at the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay within the city of Virginia Beach.

Washington
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Fort Lewis
Fort Lewis, named after Meriwether Lewis of the famed Lewis and Clark expedition, is one of the largest and most modern military reservations in the United States. Consisting of 87,000 acres of prairie land, it is the premier military installation in the Northwest.

Wisconsin
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Fort McCoy
As a Total Force Training Center, Fort McCoy's primary responsibility is providing quality training facilities for reserve- and active-component military forces. Fort McCoy is equipped to prepare and deploy military units for any contingency.

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