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Army Bases In Virginia

With its east coast location, Virginia is grounds to some of the most hisoric Army bases in the country.

Some of the bases saw the founding of the United States happen, while others began at other times, from the 1700s to the second world war.

Virginia is also unique because many of its Army bases are joint bases, meaning they are also used by other branches of the US military.

Below, you’ll find a brief rundown on all of the current and former army bases in the state of Virginia, along with links to their official websites in case you’d like to learn more:

Active Army Bases in Virginia

The following bases in Virginia are still being used by the US Army today:

Fort Belvoir Army Base

In Use: 1917- Present

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Overall Mission: Fort Belvoir’s main mission is to “provide installation base support to enable mission readiness.”

Units Stationed:

  • 29th Infantry Division
  • 1st Information Operations Command
  • Army Intelligence and Security Command
  • Military Intelligence Readiness Command
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency
  • Aerospace Data Facility East
  • 12th Aviation Battalion
  • 75h MP Detachment
  • 212th Military Police Department

Official Site: https://home.army.mil/belvoir/

US Army Garrison Fort Lee

In Use: 1917-1924, 1941- Present

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Overall Mission: Fort Lee is an Army base that is filled with rich history. Today, their main missions are in base operations and mission readiness.

Units Stationed:

  • Combined Arms Support Command Center of Excellence
  • Army Logistics University
  • US Army Quartermaster School
  • US Army Transportation School
  • US Army Ordnance School
  • Defense Commissary Agency

Official Site: https://home.army.mil/lee/index.php

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

In Use: 1791 as Fort McNair, 1863 as Fort Cass, 1941 as Henderson Hall- Present

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Overall Mission: This joint branch base has a mission to secure its joint community, sustain installation of infrastructure, and support existing infrastructure partners.

Units Stationed:

  • 3rd US Infantry Regiment
  • US Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard
  • US Army Band

Official Site: https://home.army.mil/jbmhh/index.php

Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett

In Use: 1942- Present

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Overall Mission: Fort Pickett aims to train National Guard troops through use of their forward operation base, fire range, EST, training village, urban assault, and more.

Units Stationed:

  • Army National Guard Maneuver Training Center

Official Site: https://vaguard.dodlive.mil/fortpickett_history/

Fort AP Hill Army Base

In Use: 1941- Present

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Overall Mission: Fort AP Hill aims to provide “ready, prompt, and sustained land dominance across a full spectrum of conflict,” both as part of the US Army and as a part of a joint force when applicable.

Units Stationed:

  • II Corps
  • VII Corps
  • 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment
  • Engineer Officer Candidate School
  • Regional Training Support Center
  • Sustainable Range Program

Official Site: https://www.army.mil/aphill

Inactive Army Bases in Virginia

As mentioned above, some bases in Virginia are no longer being used for Army purposes. One of the Army bases below is now a national monument, while the other two are being used by different branches of the US military:

Fort Monroe Army Base

In Use: 1823- 2011

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Overall Mission:  Fort Monroe was built due to its excellent defense location, and later served as a Conferatre base, early artillery school, and lastly was home to the US Army Training and Doctrine Command before becoming a national monument in 2011.

Units Stationed:

  • Artillery School of Practice/ Artillery School of the US Army
  • Harbor Defenses of Chesapeake Bay
  • Army Training Headquarters
  • Fort Monroe National Monument

Official Site: N/A

Fort Story Army Base

In Use: 2005- Present (Navy Use)

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Overall Mission: This former historic Army Base now serves as Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story, a training base that is mainly used by the US Navy.

Units Stationed:

  • US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet

Official Site: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/jeb_little_creek_fort_story.html/

Joint Base Langley Eustis

In Use: 1918-1919 (Army), 2010- Present (Air Force)

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Overall Mission: This base started as Fort Eustis, an army base, and is now an Air Force base that aims to pay tribute to its Army founding and history.

Units Stationed:

  • 633rd Air Base Wing
  • Medical Group
  • Mission Support Group

Official Site: https://www.jble.af.mil

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There are 5 active duty Army bases in Virginia, and 3 inactive bases. Learn more about each VA Army base, including when it was founded, their overall mission, and more.
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