United States Army Bases In Georgia

georgia army basesIf you have been in the United States Army for, let’s say 8 years or more, there is a good chance you have visited at least one of the Army bases in the State of Georgia.

Are you familiar with all the Army bases in Georgia?

After reading today’s post, you will be.

These are the United States Army bases in Georgia.

Fort Stewart

It is the home base of the 3rd Infantry Division. Fort Stewart was built in 1941. It was shut down for some time after World War II, but reopened in 1950.

Fort Stewart’s nearest city is Hinesville, Georgia. It has the distinction of being the largest Army installation in terms of area, East of the Mississippi River.

The current garrison commander at Fort Stewart is Colonel Jason Wolter.

Hunter Army Airfield

I put this Army installation next because it is actually integrated with Fort Stewart. The 3rd Infantry Division’s aviation units operate from Hunter Airfield.

Hunter Army Airfield is located near Savannah and is also “home” to:

  • 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
  • 224th Military Intelligence Battalion)
  • 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade
  • 260th Quartermaster Battalion
  • 15th Air Support Operations Squadron (USAF)
  • Landing Support Company Combat Logistics Regiment 45 USMC
  • 117th Air Control Squadron (USAF / Georgia Air National Guard)
  • 3rd MP Group (CID)
  • Savannah Field Office (Counterintelligence), 308th Military Intelligence Battalion (United States)

Hunter was built in 1929 and has operated since.

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Camp Frank D. Merrill

It is home of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion and located near Dahlonega. A small base, it is where Rangers train in mountain exercises.

While one of the least important bases in Georgia, Camp Merrill has a rich history that can be seen at the museum on base.

Fort Gordon

Built in 1941, Fort Gordon is near Augusta and home to the Army Cyber Center of Excellence.

It is also the home of many other Army units and the current commander is MG John Morrison.

As cyber operations have reached a high level of importance, Fort Gordon is always “buzzing” with activity.

Fort Benning

I saved the most used base for last. It is where I did Basic Training in the early 1980’s.

Fort Benning is near Columbus and close to Alabama. It was built in 1909 and houses a lot of Army units:

The current commander is MG Gary M. Brito.

Closed Forts

There have been Army bases closed in Georgia. They were:

  • Fort Gillem
  • and Fort McPherson

Final Thoughts

Georgia is a huge “Army” State.

Have you been to any of these bases? Tell us your experience.

Thank you and have a great day.

References

  1. https://militarybases.com/georgia/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Stewart
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_Army_Airfield
  4. http://dahlonega.org/history-heritage/military-heritage/738-u-s-army-ranger-camp-frank-d-merrill-museum
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Benning

About The Author

Greg Boudonck is a full time freelance writer and the author of over 50 books. He served in the United States Army in the early 1980’s and enjoys writing about military subjects. You can see Greg’s books on Amazon by searching his name and you can also visit his website at Lancerlife.com.

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