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Location of Fort McClellan, Alabama. First stop, Fort McClellan, Alabama
[1/24/2008]

The first stop on FRGO’s tour of Army Installations is Fort McClellan, Alabama. Have you ever heard of Fort McClellan?
Photo of Fort Richardson, AK. Next Stop...Fort Richardson, Alaska
[1/24/2008]

The 49th state owes much of its success, infrastructure, roads and accessibility to the Army.
Welcome to Fort Huachuca. Next Stop...Fort Huachuca, Arizona
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Fort Huachuca is a major military installation in Arizona, and one of prominence throughout the Southwest.
Photo of the Presidio of Monterey, CA. Next Stop...Presidio of Monterey, California
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The Presidio of Monterey occupies 392 acres on a hill overlooking Monterey Bay and the city of Monterey. Since 1946, it has been the home of the Army Language School, now known as the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.
Ft Carson, CO map Next Stop...Fort Carson, CO
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Fort Carson was established in 1945.
Ft Stewart, GA map Next Stop...Fort Stewart, Georgia
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Established in 1940, the Fort Stewart reservation consists of 279,000 acres near Hinesville, about 40 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia.
In addition to the maintenance and storage of conventional ammunition and missiles, Anniston Army Depot also serves as the storage location of seven percent of the Nation's chemical munitions stockpile Next Stop...Anniston Army Depot, Alabama
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Anniston Army Depot is the only Army depot capable of performing maintenance on both heavy and light-tracked combat vehicles and their components.
Brooke Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Next Stop...Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas
[1/24/2008]

Brooke Army Medical Center is a modern state-of-the-art, 450-bed health care facility that provides level-one trauma and graduate medical education located in San Antonio, Texas.
Barracks at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Next Stop...Camp Atterbury, Indiana
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Serving as a National Guard training facility, Camp Atterbury gained importance following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Thousands of regular and reserve forces have received training here just prior to deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq. It is one of two Guard bases with this mission.
Located near Jacksonville, Florida, Camp blanding has some interesting neighbors. Next Stop...Camp Blanding, Florida
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Camp Blanding is the primary military reservation and training base for the Florida National Guard, located near Jacksonville in Clay County, Florida.
Camp J.R. Robinson in Arkansas is a great location for training. Next Stop...Camp J.T. Robinson, Arkansas
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Camp J.T. Robinson is part of the Arkansas Army National Guard.
Camp Roberts is located in California. Next Stop...Camp Roberts, California
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Camp Roberts, California was named in honor of Corporal Harold W. Roberts, a tank driver in World War I. It is one of only a few military posts named for an enlisted man, and it is the only such site still in operation.

Carlisle Barracks, located in Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Army War College. Next Stop...Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
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Carlisle Barracks was established in 1757. The post is 400 acres in size, adjacent to the eastern edge of the city of Carlisle. Major Activities include the US Army War College; Strategic Studies Institute; Center for Strategic Leadership; US Army Military History Institute; US Army Peacekeeping Institute; and Dunham Army Health Clinic.
Dugway Proving Ground, UT map Next Stop...Dugway Proving Ground, Utah
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Dugway Proving Ground was established in 1942. It covers 1,300 square miles in west-central Utah, about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Major Activities include Dugway Proving Ground’s mission is to test Army equipment to provide protection to US military personnel in the field. Testing includes battlefield smoke and obscurant testing and production qualification testing of mortar and artillery munitions. It is the central point for DOD chemical and biological defensive training.
Fort Benning, Georgia is home to the Army's Airborne (parachuting) School. Next Stop...Fort Benning, Georgia
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Fort Benning was established in 1918. The post occupies 182,000 acres, with the main gate located 9 miles south of Columbus, GA. Major Activities include US Army Infantry Center and School; 3rd Bde, 3rd Infantry Division; HQ, 75th Ranger Regiment, 36th Engineer Group; Infantry Training Brigade; HQ, Ranger Training Brigade; School of Americas; Martin Army Hospital.
Fort Bragg, 'Home of the Airborne.' Next Stop...Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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Fort Bragg is known as the "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces." Fort Bragg is the home for the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division. The US Army Special Operations Command and the US Army Parachute Team (the Golden Knights) also call Fort Bragg home. The Mission is to maintain the XVIII Airborne Corps as a strategic crisis response force, manned and trained to deploy rapidly by air, sea and land anywhere in the world, prepared to fight upon arrival and win.
Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. Next Stop...Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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Fort Campbell opened in 1942 and is 105,000 acres in size, split by the Kentucky-Tennessee state boundary. Major Activities include 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne); 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne); Air Assault School; Florence Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.
A drawing depicting the gate to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. Next Stop...Fort Chaffee, Arkansas
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Fort Chaffee is in the northwest Arkansas region adjacent to the city of Fort Smith, located one mile southeast of Fort Smith Regional Airport.
Welcome to Fort Drum. Next Stop...Fort Drum, New York
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Fort Drum was established in 1908. It consists of about 107,000 acres and is located 9 miles west of Watertown, NY, approximately 70 miles north of Syracuse and 25 miles south of the Canadian border. Major Activities-Fort Drum is a largely new post, built to accommodate the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). The post continues its role as a major training center in the northeastern US and as a cold-weather training site for active Army, Marine, and Canadian forces; supports Reserve and National Guard forces; NY and NJ Army National Guard equipment concentration sites; and Wheeler-Sacks Army Airfield.
Welcome to Fort Gillem. Next Stop...Fort Gillem, Georgia
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Fort Gillem opened in 1941. A satellite of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Gillem is a subinstallation of Fort McPherson, occupying 1,500 acres at Forest Park, southeast of Atlanta, GA. Fort Gillem is home to First U.S. Army, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Atlanta Distribution Center), 3D Military Police Group (CID) United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, 2nd Recruiting Brigade, 52nd Ordnance Group and the Equipment Concentration Site for the 81st Regional Support Command, and many other Army, Department of Defense and government organizations.
Ft Gordon, GA map Next Stop...Fort Gordon, Georgia
[1/24/2008]

Established in 1941, Fort Gordon occupies 56,000 acres about 9 miles southwest of Augusta, GA. Major Activities include the U.S. Army Signal Center and School; 15th Signal Brigade; 513th Military Intelligence Brigade; 702nd Military Intelligence Group (GRSOC); and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.
Welcome to Fort Greely. Next Stop...Fort Greely, Alaska
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Fort Greeley was established in 1942. The post is located about 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, AK and is 677,000 acres in size. Fort Greely supports the US Army Northern Warfare Training Center and US Army Cold Regions Test Center.
Fort Hood is located in the heart of Texas. Next Stop...Fort Hood, Texas
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Fort Hood was established in 1942. It occupies 217,337 acres about 60 miles north of Austin and 50 miles south of Waco, TX with the main gate adjacent to Killeen. -Major Activities include HQ, III Corps; 1st Cavalry Division, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized); 3rd Personnel Group; 3rd Signal Brigade; 13th Corps Support Command (COSCOM); 13th Finance Group, 15th Military Intelligence Brigade; 89th Military Police Brigade; 504th Military Intelligence Brigade; 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat); and Darnell Army Community Hospital.
With terrain varying from level valleys bordered by gently hills to steep, rugged mountains, Fort Hunter-Liggett provides opportunities for 'real world' training and defense technology testing. Next Stop...Fort Hunter-Liggett, California
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Fort Hunter-Liggett (FHL) was established in 1941. Hunter-Liggett, 165,000 acres in size, is located about 23 miles southwest of King City, CA, at Jolon. FHL is the largest installation in the Army Reserve and the eighth largest in the Army. With more than 165,000 acres of un-encroached mountains, valleys, rivers, plains, and forests it provides ideal maneuver areas for today's brigade-based Army.
Fort Irwin pits Soldiers against a harsh environment and a formidable opposing force. Next Stop...Fort Irwin, California
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Fort Irwin, established in 1940, is a 642,000-acre post located about 37 miles northeast of Barstow, CA, halfway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Fort Irwin & the National Training Center is a world class training center for America's Soldiers, known for its excellent desert training, vast recreational opportunities, and history. More recently, Fort Irwin has deployed several thousand Soldiers. Caring for their families, as well as the well-being of all Soldiers, civilians and their families, is of utmost importance. Please use our website to gather training and community information, find a job, do business with us, or just find out more about us.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has maintained the Bullion Depository on Fort Knox since 1937. Next Stop...Fort Knox, Kentucky
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Fort Knox was established in 1918. It is a 110,000-acre post located about 45 miles south of Louisville, KY. Major Activities include the U.S. Army Center and School; U.S. Army Training Center; HQ, Second ROTC Region; HQ, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; and Ireland Army Hospital. The U.S. Bullion Depository is located at Fort Knox.
Fort Lawton still exists within Discovery Park. Next Stop...Fort Lawton, Washington
[1/24/2008]

Fort Lawton is a United States Army fort located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The fort opened on February 9, 1900 and was included in the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure list.
Welcome to Fort Leavenworth. Next Stop...Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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Fort Leavenworth stands as the oldest continuously active Army post west of the Mississippi River, occupying 5,634 acres just north of the city of Leavenworth, KS, about 35 miles northwest of Kansas City, MO. Since its founding in 1827, it has significantly evolved and today, as part of Installation Management Command-West Region, the Fort Leavenworth Garrison supports the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) by managing and maintaining the home of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC). CAC's mission involves leader development, collective training, Army doctrine, and battle command (current and future).

The United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is the only maximum security prison in the Department of Defense. It is the oldest penal institution in continuous operation in the federal system. Operations at the prison started in May 1875 and have continued to this date. Its mission is to incarcerate U.S. military prisoners sentenced to long terms of confinement, and conduct correctional and treatment programs to maintain good order and discipline and reduce recidivism upon release; and, on order, provide trained and ready Soldiers to conduct world-wide deployments in support of contingency operations.
Poison Sumac is found in the training areas of Fort Lewis. Next Stop...Fort Lewis, Washington
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Fort Lewis was established in 1917. The 86,000-acre post is located next to Puget Sound, 50 miles south of Seattle, about midway between Olympia and Tacoma, WA. Major Activities include HG, I Corps; 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light); 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division; 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne); HQ, Fifth Army (West); HQ, Fourth ROTC Region; 6th Military Police Group (CID); 555th Engineer Group; 201st Military Intelligence Brigade; 1st Military Police Brigade (Provisional); 1st Personnel Service Group; 593rd Corps Support Group, 62nd Medical Group; 66th Combat Aviation Brigade; and Madigan Army Medical Center. Yakima Training Center and Vancouver Barracks are subpost.
Welcome to Fort McCoy Soldiers loading a CH-146 Griffon. Next Stop...Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
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Fort McCoy was established in 1909. It occupies 60,000 acres in west-central WI, midway between the cities of Sparta and Tomah. Fort McCoy is a Total Force Warfighting Training Center and is the Army’s largest mobilization site for reserve component units. The post’s primary mission is to provide for the training and ensure the readiness of reserve and active component forces from all services. Major on-post tenant activities include the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center; Readiness Group-McCoy.
Welcome to Fort McNair. Next Stop...Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
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Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC is an Army post that is located on the point of land where the Potomac River and Anacostia River join in Washington, D.C.. To its west is the Washington Channel, while the Anacostia River is on its south side. It has been an Army post for more than 200 years, third only to West Point and Carlisle Barracks in length of service.
Ft McPherson, GA map Next Stop...Fort McPherson, Georgia
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Fort McPherson was established in 1886. Fort Gillem in Forest Park, GA, and Fort Buchanan, PR are subposts. Fort McPherson’s 487 acres are located in southwest Atlanta, GA. Major Activities include HQ, Forces Command (FORSCOM); US Army Reserve Command (USARC); and HQ, Third Army.
Ft Myer, VA map Next Stop...Fort Myer, Virginia
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Fort Myer was established in 1862. It occupies 250 acres in Arlington, VA, adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery. -MAJOR ACTIVITIES-First Battalion, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard); 1101st Signal Brigade; US Army Band (Pershing’s Own).
Ft Polk, LA map Next Stop...Fort Polk, Louisiana
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Fort Polk was established in 1941. The post is 198,000 acres in size, located in west-central Louisiana some 9 miles south of Leesville and about 50 miles west of Alexandria. Major Activities include the Joint Readiness Training Center; 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (Light); Warrior Brigade; and Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.
Ft Riley, KS map Next Stop...Fort Riley, Kansas
[1/24/2008]

Fort Riley was established in 1853. This 100,000-acre post has its main gate located just 2 miles east of Junction City, KS. Major Activities include the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized); 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division; 937th Engineer Group; and Irwin Army Community Hospital. Notable trainees at Fort Riley include heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Louis, and motion picture stars such as Mickey Rooney.
Fort Rucker is the Home of Army Aviation. Next Stop...Fort Rucker, Alabama
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Fort Rucker was established in 1942. This 64,500-acre post is located 20 miles northwest of Dothan, Alabama. Major Activities include the U.S. Army Aviation Center and School; 1st Aviation Brigade; Aviation Training Brigade; Army Safety Center; the Warrant Officer Career Center; and the Warrant Officer Candidate School. While serving in the Army, former US Vice-President Al Gore was stationed at Fort Rucker before his five-month deployment in Vietnam.
Ft Sam Houston, TX map Next Stop...Fort Sam Houston, Texas
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Fort Sam Houston was founded in 1845. Its 2,900 acres lie within the city limits of San Antonio, TX. However, another 27,000 acres are located at its subinstallation, Camp Bullis, 24 miles to the northwest.
Ft Sill, OK map Next Stop...Fort Sill, Oklahoma
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Fort Sill, established in 1869, is 94,220 acres in size. The main gate is about 3 miles north of Lawton, OK. Major Activities include the US Army Field Artillery Training Center; III Corps Artillery; 17th, 75th, 212th, and 214th Field Artillery Brigades; Henry Post Army Airfield; and Reynolds Army Community Hospital. Geronimo is among the famous Native American leaders buried on Fort Sill.
Ft Vancouver, WA map Next Stop...Fort Vancouver, Washington
[1/24/2008]

Nestled snugly today in the Vancouver/Portland metropolitan area and enveloped by its highway, rail, air, and maritime commercial networks, Fort Vancouver is a gem of a park whose story as an economic and cultural center - told, in part, through engaging programs and a world-class archaeology collection - fascinatingly portends that of the modern-day Pacific Northwest.
Ft Wainwright, AK map Next Stop...Fort Wainwright, Alaska
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Fort Wainwright is sited on 963,000 acres about 1 mile east of Fairbanks, Alaska. Originally established as an Army Air Field in 1940 and later designated Ladd Air Force Base, Fort Wainwright was so named in 1961 when the Army assumed command of the post. Major Activities include HQ, 1st Brigade, 6th Infantry Division (Light); 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry; 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry; 11th Field Artillery Battalion; 4th Battalion, 123rd Aviation; Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory; Alaska Fire Service; and Bassett Army Community Hospital.
Hunter Army Airfield, GA map Next Stop...Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
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Hunter Army Airfield is adjacent to Savannah, GA. It covers about 5,400 acres. It is a subinstallation of Fort Stewart, which is 40 miles away. Major Activities include support of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) and a Ranger battalion.
Natick Army Soldiers Systems Center is located 17 miles west of Boston. Next Stop...Natick Army Soldiers Systems Center, Massachusetts
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Established in 1953, the center is located on 75 acres at Natick, 20 miles west of Boston. Major Activities include the responsibilty for R&D, testing, and evaluation of textiles, clothing, body armor, food, personal equipment, aerial delivery equipment, tents, and shelters. Tenants include the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility.
Oakland Army Base, CA map Next Stop...Oakland Army Base, California
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The Oakland Army Base is a 425-acre site in West Oakland that served as a U.S. Army Depot until it closed in 1999. In 2000,the Oakland City Council designated the Base and surrounding properties as a Redevelopment Area.
Parks Reserve Forces Training Arsenal, CA map Next Stop...Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, California
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Camp Parks, designated Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in 1980, is named after Rear Admiral Charles W. Parks, CEC, USN. It was built a Navy Base during World War II, and was commissioned Jan. 19, 1943 -- home to the Navy Seabees. Adjacent Camp Parks to the east, laid Camp Shoemaker and the U.S. Naval Hospital Shoemaker, also built during the war. The three Navy bases laying side by side were called "Fleet City." In 1946, at the end of World War II, the Secretary of the Navy disestablished the three facilities, and from 1946 to 1951, the Navy leased the land to the County of Alameda for use as a rehabilitation center. In 1947 the Santa Rita County Jail became operational.
Pine Bluff Arsenal, AL map Next Stop...Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas
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Established in 1941, Pine Bluff Arsenal is an active military arsenal on 15,000 acres about 8 miles northwest of the city of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Major Activities include the design, manufacture, and demilitarization of smoke, riot control, and incendiary munitions, as well as chemical and biological defensive items. The Pine Bluff Arsenal also stores 12.5% of the nation's obsolete chemical weapons. Pine Bluff Chemical Activity conducts the current operations to destroy the part of the U.S. chemical weapon stockpile held at Pine Bluff.
Rock Island Arsenal, IL map Next Stop...Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois
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Established in 1862, the Rock Island Arsenal comprises 946 acres, located on Arsenal Island in the Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois. The island was originally established as a government site in 1816 - with the building of Fort Armstrong. It is now 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.
Scholfield Barracks, HI map Next Stop...Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
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Schofield Barracks, established in 1908, is situated on 14,000 acres about 17 miles northwest of Honolulu, HI. Subinstallations include Wheeler Army Airfield and Helemano Army Reservation. Major Activities include the 25th Infantry Division (Light) and 45th Corps Support Group (Forward).
Yakima Training Center, WA map Next Stop...Yakima Training Center, Washington
[1/24/2008]

Yakima Training Center was established in 1941. It is a subinstallation of Fort Lewis, occupying 323,651 acres in eastern WA, with the main gate about 7 miles north of the city of Yakima. It is the Army’s primary training area in the Pacific Northwest. Major Activities include providing ranges and maneuver areas to all branches of the active and reserve components of the U.S. military and allied forces.
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