Military Bases

Army Bases

Fort A.P. HillFort A.P. Hill: Fort A.P. Hill is located within the boundaries of Caroline County, a largely rural county of great natural beauty, dotted with farms, woodlands and waters. Caroline County is located in the northeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Situated along the I-95 corridor, Caroline sits roughly midway between Richmond and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Norfolk and the Port of Hampton Roads are approximately 110 miles to the southeast.

Fort A.P. Hill provides realistic joint and combined arms training, logistics and support, enabling America's Defense Forces to win in the 21st Century operational environment.

Fort A.P. Hill is a world-class training location committed to providing the highest quality training lands, state of the art live fire ranges, and modern training facilities and camp sites. Most importantly, it is the personal commitment of every Fort A.P. Hill employee and soldier to provide military customers with quality service. Professional staff are known for their dedication to working with various military units, from all branches of the military services, for safe, customized and, often, unique training.

Fort BelvoirFort Belvoir: Historic Fort Belvoir is a beautiful installation, with a unique and complex mission. Fort Belvoir has new and improved roads and buildings, an increase in the number of organizations that call Fort Belvoir "home," more civilian employees, and far fewer soldiers-in-training than at any other time in our proud history.

Their military mission is global. As a strategic sustaining base for America's Army, the work they do is vital to the success of the goals and objectives of the nation's defense strategy.

A list of the nearly 100 tenant organizations who call Fort Belvoir home reads like a "Who's Who" of the Department of Defense. No other Army installation in the world can compare to Fort Belvoir and its singular mission to provide both logistical and administrative support to such a diverse mix of tenant and satellite organizations.

Fort EustisFt. Eustis: A 9,000 acre training facility, Fort Eustis is the home of the US Army Transportation Corps which includes the Transportation Center and School, the Aviation Logistics School, and the Non-commissioned Officer Academy.

The U.S. Army Transportation Center provides training in rail, marine, and amphibian operations and other modes of transportation. Fort Eustis began operations in 1918 as a training camp and became a permanent installation in 1923. Approximately 17,500 military personnel and civilians work, live, or train at Fort Eustis.

Fort Eustis is home to the 7th Transportation Group (Composite), the Army's most deployed unit. The 7th Group supported Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Restore Hope, Operation Provide Hope, and Operation Vigilant Warrior, as well as operations in Rwanda, Haiti, and Bosnia.

Fort LeeFort Lee: Fort Lee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Petersburg and Prince George County, Virginia.

Fort Lee is headquarters of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, the Army Logistics Management College and the U.S. Defense Commissary Agency. A U.S. Army Forces Command unit, the 49th Quartermaster Group (Petroleum and Water), is stationed here.

Fort Lee also hosts two Army museums, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum and the U.S. Army Women's Museum. The fort is named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Fort MonroeFort Monroe: Fort Monroe (also known as Fortress Monroe) is a Hampton, Virginia, military installation located at Old Point Comfort, which is on the tip of the Virginia Peninsula. It guarded approach by sea of the navigational shipping channel between the Chesapeake Bay and the entrance to the harbor of Hampton Roads.

During the initial exploration by the mission headed by Captain Christopher Newport in the earliest days of the Colony of Virginia, the site was identified as a strategic defensive location. Beginning by 1609, fortifications had been established at Old Point Comfort during Virginia's first two centuries. However, the much more substantial facility of stone to become known as Fort Monroe was completed in 1834.

The principal facility was named in honor of U.S. President James Monroe. Throughout the American Civil War (1861-1865), although most of Virginia became part of the Confederate States of America, Fort Monroe remained in Union hands. It became notable as a historic and symbolic site of early freedom for former slaves under the provisions of contraband policies and later the Emancipation Proclamation. For several years thereafter, the former Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, was imprisoned in the area now known as the Casemate Museum on the base.

Completely surrounded by a moat, the six-sided stone fort is the only one of its kind left in the United States that is still an active Army post. Fort Monroe is one of several posts selected to be closed by September 2011. Many of its functions are being transferred to nearby Fort Eustis (which itself was named for Fort Monroe's first commander, General Abraham Eustis, a noted artillery expert). Several re-use plans for Fort Monroe after it is decommissioned are currently under development in the Hampton community.

Fort StoryFort Story: Located on the lower Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean in southeast Virginia, Fort Story is a sub-installation of Fort Eustis, home of the U.S. Army's Transportation Corps. Together, Fort Story and Fort Eustis provide 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. It is the Army's only training facility for logistics-over-the-shore operations to train troops on amphibious equipment and to practice the transfer of military cargo from ship to shore. Fort Story offers the unique combination of features including dunes, beaches, sand, surf, deep-water anchorage, variable tide conditions, maritime forest and open land. These unique coastal natural resource features offer unique training opportunities to a variety of military units representing the U.S. Army, in addition to the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Fort MyerFort Myer: The Fort Myer Military Community includes Fort Myer and Fort McNair (located in Washington D.C.) Fort Myer, Virginia is located in Arlington, Virginia next to the Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to and west of Washington D.C.

The major command is the U.S. Army Military District of Washington . Within the Fort Myer Military Community, Major Units include the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), 1101st Signal Brigade, HQ, Fort Myer Activities, HHC U.S. Army Garrison, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and 501st M.P. Company.

The command's mission is three fold: --First, to respond to crises, disasters or security requirements in the National Capital Region through implementation of various contingency plans. --Second, to provide both base operations and a variety of specialized support to Army and other Defense Department organizations throughout the National Capital Region. Specialized support includes personal property shipping, nationwide fixed-wing airlift and operation of Arlington National Cemetery. --Third, but most visible, to conduct official ceremonies, locally and worldwide, on behalf of the nation's civilian and military leaders.

Fort Myer, sited on hills in Virginia overlooks the Potomac River. Its origin has been traced to the Civil War. The land was confiscated from the Robert E. Lee estate during the Civil War. It's been an important Signal Corp's post, a showcase for Army cavalry, site of the first flight of an aircraft on a military installation and the first military air fatality.

Fort Myer has been the home of the Army Chief of Staff for nearly a century and today is home for thousands of soldiers, sailors, and airman working throughout the Military District of Washington and the nation's capital.