The United States of America has a number of Army bases spread across various states.
While the army’s responsibility lies in defending the country and protecting the citizens of the United States, most US army bases have to aid in achieving the unanimous goal.
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Below is a list of army bases in the US and their missions:
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Army Bases In Alabama
1. Anniston Army Depot
Location: Anniston, Alabama
Overall Mission: Produces and repairs ground combat vehicles like Armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, and combat support vehicles. Also overhauls small arms weapons like the M4, M24, and M2A. Stores chemical weapons as well.
Official website: https://www.anad.army.mil/
2. Fort Rucker
Location: Dale County, Alabama
Overall Mission: Provides aviation training to members of the US army as well as the Air Force Pilots. It is also a key aviation development and testing center.
Official Website: https://www.rucker.army.mil/
3. Redstone Arsenal
Location: Madison, Alabama
Overall Mission: Conducts research, development and testing of rockets and ballistic missiles. Manages rocket and missile programs and trains other defense forces.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/redstone/index.php/redstone-index-php
Army Bases In Alaska
4. Fort Greely
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Overall Mission: Acts as a testing and launching site for anti-ballistic missiles. It also serves as a Cold Region Test Center due to Alaska’s extremely cold weather.
Official Website: https://www.greely.army.mil/?source=GovDelivery
5. Fort Richardson
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Overall Mission: Readily deploys units to Asia and the Pacific in conjunction with Elmendorf in defense of the interests of the US.
Official Website: https://www.jber.jb.mil/
6. Fort Wainwright
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Overall Mission: Trains soldiers to support military operations globally and is a Joint Force Land Component Command supporting the Joint Task Force in Alaska.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/wainwright/index.php/
Army Bases In Arizona
7. Fort Huachuca
Location: Sierra Vista, Arizona
Overall Mission: Provides military intelligence and serves as the US Army communication hub.
8. Yuma Proving Ground
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Overall Mission: Acts as a testing facility for military equipment and technology. It also facilitates training of the Army and Marine Corps.
Army Bases In Arkansas
9. Pine Bluff Arsenal
Location: Jefferson County, Arkansas
Overall Mission: Stores chemical weapons, and provides technical services to Armed Forces and Homeland security. Designing, manufacturing and storing extremely powerful weapons.
Army Bases In California
10. Fort Irwin
Location: San Bernardino County, California
Overall Mission: Provides combined and joint training to soldiers. Supplies vital information and data for future joint battlefields and war on terrorism.
11. Presidio of Monterey
Location: Monterey, California
Overall Mission: Provides foreign language education in support of the Department of Defense. Conducts evaluation and analysis of foreign languages.
12. Sierra Army Depot
Location: Herlong, California
Overall Mission: Provides logistical support to Joint Forces and expeditionary Army globally. Refurbishes and re-utilizes equipment as well as storing and maintaining military equipment.
Army Bases In Colorado
13. Fort Carson
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Overall Mission: Trains soldiers in preparation for battle by providing comprehensive maneuvering and live-fire training. It also hosts exercises and prepares soldiers for deployment.
14. Pueblo Chemical Depot
Location: Pueblo County, Colorado
Overall Mission: Provides safe storage and destruction of chemical weapons and materials including mustard agents found in artillery projectiles and mortar rounds.
Army Bases In The District Of Columbia
15. Fort McNair
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Overall Mission: Hosts learning institutions including the National Defense University. Facilitates education and research, and prepares officers for combat duty.
16. The Pentagon
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Overall Mission: The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense where they make the hard decisions needed to protect the security of our country.
Army Bases In Florida
17. US Southern Command
Location: Doral, Florida
Overall Mission: The US Southern Command is responsible for planning missions, operations, and cooperation for Central and South America, hence the name “Southern Command”. This is a joint command and hosts all branches of the military.
Official Website: https://www.southcom.mil/
Army Bases In Georgia
18. Fort Benning
Location: Tri-community area of Columbus, Georgia, and Alabama
Overall Mission: Acts as a power projection platform deploying combat-ready soldiers by air, rail, and highway. Hosts military training schools.
Official Website: https://www.benning.army.mil/
19. Fort Gordon
Location: Augusta, Georgia
Overall Mission: It is the current home of the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence, US Army Signal Corps, and US Army Cyber Corps. It also deploys units to support military operations.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/gordon/index.php
20. Fort Stewart
Location: Liberty County, Georgia
Overall Mission: Provides world-class training and deployment of armored military soldiers.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/stewart/index.php
21. Hunter Army Airfield
Location: Savanna, Georgia
Overall Mission: A subsidiary of Fort Stewart providing support in terms of training, command, administration, control, and logistics to assigned non-divisional units.
22. Lawson Army Airfield
Location: Chattahoochee County, Georgia
Overall Mission: A military airport that serves as a power projection platform for Fort Benning. It also supports the Infantry School at Fort Benning.
Official Website: Unavailble
Army Bases In Hawaii
23. Fort Shafter
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall Mission: Acts as the principal command, control, and support for the US Armies in the Asian and Pacific regions. Conducts theatre-wide deployment for combat operations.
Official Website: https://www.usarpac.army.mil/history.asp
24. Pohakuloa Training Area
Overall Mission: Live fire training for ground and air units of the Army and Marine Corps. Facilitates artillery and live fire operations, including crew served and small arms qualification.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/pohakuloa/index.php
Army Bases In Illinois
25. Rock Island Arsenal
Location: Arsenal Island, Illinois
Overall Mission: Manufactures and produces a variety of weapons. It is also responsible for the building and distribution of tool kits and support equipment.
Official Website: https://www.army.mil/ria
Army Bases In Kansas
26. Fort Leavenworth
Location: Leavenworth County, Kansas
Overall Mission: Trains senior commanders and staff on full spectrum operations.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/leavenworth/index.php
27. Fort Riley
Location: Fort Riley, Kansas
Overall Mission: Home of the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley is used as a training facility to prepare soldiers for combat missions.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/riley/index.php
28. U.S. Army Disciplinary Barracks
Location: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Overall Mission: Imprisons US military prisoners, carries out correctional programs for inmates and readily deploys soldiers to support contingency operations when needed.
Army Bases In Kentucky
29. Fort Campbell
Location: Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Overall Mission: Home to the 101st Airborne division, Fort Campbell was commissioned in 1942, and teaches courses on air assault, pre ranger, and rappelling. It is also home to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
Official Website: http://www.campbell.army.mil/Pages/Default.aspx
30. Fort Knox
Location: Fort Knox, Kentucky
Overall Mission: Is responsible for housing and guarding United States gold reserves. Is also a training area for M1 Abrams tank crews, as well as Mechanized Calvary divisions.
Official Website: https://www.knox.army.mil/
Army Bases In Louisiana
31. Fort Polk
Location: Vernon Parish, Louisiana
Overall Mission: Joint readiness and combat training facility which provides both training and swift deployment for combat units.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/polk/index.php
Army Bases In Maryland
32. Aberdeen Proving Ground
Location: Aberdeen, Maryland
Overall Mission: Acts as a training facility for soldiers and conducts research, development, test, and evaluation of military equipment.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/apg/index.php
33. Fort Detrick
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Overall Mission: Carries out biomedical research, the study on foreign plant pathogens and management of medical material. It also performs global medical communications.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/detrick/index.php
34. Fort Meade
Location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Overall Mission: Provides facilities and support to the military and national organizations and also offers infrastructural support and equipment to the Defense Information School.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/meade/index.php
Army Bases In Massachusetts
35. Soldier Systems Center
Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Overall Mission: Conducts research and development in the food, shelter, clothing and airdrop system areas for the military of the United States.
Official Website: https://www.army.mil/info/organization/natick
Army Bases In Mississippi
36. Camp Shelby
Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Overall Mission: It is a mobilization station, a training location for both active and reserve units and provider’s storage for combat equipment.
Official Website: Unavailable
Army Bases In Missouri
37. Fort Leonard Wood
Location: Pulaski County, Missouri
Overall Mission: Provides education to members of the service including military occupational specialties and combat training. Develops doctrines for CBRN specialists.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php
Army Bases In New Jersey
38. Fort Dix
Location: Fort Dix, New Jersey
Overall Mission: Part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Fort Dix is an Army Support base that helps to enhance readiness and operational capabilities of the US Armed Forces.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/dix/
39. Picatinny Arsenal
Location: Morris County, New Jersey
Overall Mission: Manufactures munitions, weapons, and armor systems for the US Armed Forces. It also creates tools and procedures for EOD personnel.
Official Website: https://www.pica.army.mil/
Army Bases In New Mexico
40. White Sands Missile Range
Location: White Sands, New Mexico
Overall Mission: Conducts testing of all weapons with the potential to benefiting the Army. It carries out missile satellite and flight tests before launching.
Official Website: https://www.wsmr.army.mil/
Army Bases In New York
41. Fort Drum
Location: Jefferson County, New York
Overall Mission: Commands active units assigned to the facility, as well as provides training and mobilization to both active and reserve units at the fort.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php
42. Fort Hamilton
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Overall Mission: Responsible for providing military support for the US Army Reserve and National Guard units in the New York metropolitan area.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/hamilton/index.php
43. Watervliet Arsenal
Location: Watervliet, New York
Overall Mission: Produces artillery, and gun tubes for canons as well as mortars. It also conducts product research and development for the Army.
Official Website: https://www.wva.army.mil/
Army Bases In North Carolina
44. Fort Bragg
Location: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Overall Mission: One of the largest army bases in the United States, Fort Bragg is home to the US Army Special Operations Command among many others.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/bragg/index.php
45. Simmons Army Airfield
Location: Cumberland County, North Carolina
Overall Mission: Military airport supporting combat and aviation training for unit field and multi-service exercises. It also facilitates deployment.
Official Website: Unavailable
Army Bases In Oklahoma
46. Fort Sill
Location: Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Overall Mission: Home to the US Army Field Artillery School, Fort Sill trains artillery soldiers. At 94,000 acres in size, it also happens to be one of the largest field artillery training areas in the world.
Official Website: https://sill-www.army.mil/
Army Bases In Pennsylvania
47. Carlisle Barracks
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Overall Mission: Home to the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks prepares officers for high command and leadership roles throughout the Army.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/carlisle/index.php
48. Letterkenny Army Depot
Location: Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Overall Mission: Provides unique maintenance services for US army tactical missile systems and ammunition.
Official Website: https//www.letterkenny.army.mil/
Army Bases In Puerto Rico
49. Fort Buchanan
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Overall Mission: Hosts various branches of the US Armed Forces and Reserve Components.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/buchanan/index.php
Army Bases In South Carolina
50. Fort Jackson
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Overall Mission: Responsible for offering initial training to 50 percent of the U.S Army’s Basic Combat Training load.
Official Website: https://Jackson.armylive.dodlive.mil/
Army Bases In Texas
51. Biggs Army Airfield
Location: Fort Bliss military base, El Paso, Texas
Overall Mission: Serves as a military airport, and is also home to the US Army 1st Armored Division. Its overall mission includes providing airfield services to aviation assets of all branches of the military.
Official Website: Unavailable
52. Corpus Christi Army Depot
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Overall Mission: Responsible for training active duty personnel to provide onsite maintenance services for rotary wing aircraft for the National Guard, Army, Reserve, and International teams.
Official Website: https://www.ccad.army.mil/
53. Fort Bliss
Location: El Paso County, Texas
Overall Mission: Provides restricted airspace used for testing and training on artillery and missiles. It also serves as a census-designated place.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/bliss/index.php
54. Fort Hood
Location: Fort Hood, Texas
Overall Mission: Home to several operational units of the US Army, including the 1st Calvary division, Military Police Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade, and the 69th Air Defense Artillery brigade.
Official Website: https://www.hood.army.mil/
55. Fort Sam Houston
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Overall Mission: Hosts various elements that offer various military medical training making it the largest facility in the world.
Official Website: http://www.samhouston.army.mil/nec/
56. Red River Army Depot
Location: Bowie County, Texas
Overall Mission: Provides maintenance services for all army tactical wheeled vehicles and serves as an ammunition storage depot.
Official Website: https://www.redriver.army.mil/
Army Bases In Utah
57. Dugway Proving Ground
Location: Toole County, Utah
Overall Mission: Provides a secure environment for biological and chemical weapons testing by the United States and its allies.
Official Website: https://www.dugway.army.mil/
58. Tooele Army Depot
Location: Toole County, Utah
Overall Mission: Serves as a storage, logistics and support facility for ammunition and ammunition peculiar equipment used in training reserved from war.
Official Website: https://www.toole.army.mil/
Army Bases In Virginia
59. Fort A.P. Hill
Location: Caroline County, Virginia
Overall Mission: Serves as a training center providing combined and joint arms training for active and reserve troops.
Official Website: http://www.aphill.army.mil/welcome.asp
60. Fort Belvoir
Location: Fairfax County, Virginia
Overall Mission: Serves as a census-designated place and hosts various major Army command elements.
Official Website: https://www.belvoir.army.mil/
61. Joint Base Langley- Eustis
Location: near Newport News, Virginia
Overall Mission: Provides on the training to soldiers on all modes of transportation, their deployment doctrine, maintenance, logistics, and research.
Official Website: https://www.jble.af.mil/
62. Fort Lee
Location: Prince George County, Virginia
Overall Mission: Serves as a US army post, headquarters for various US Defense units and hosts a number of US army schools.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/lee/index.php
63. Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Overall Mission: Hosts and provides services to military personnel stationed in the US Army district of Washington.
Official Website: https://www.army.mil/jbmhh
64. Fort Story
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Overall Mission: Provides training for troops on the transfer of military cargo as well as other over the shore operations and handling of amphibious equipment.
Army Bases In Washington
65. Joint Base Lewis–McChord
Location: McCord Field, Washington
Overall Mission: Provides a strategic environment for training and mobilizing all services for deployment.
Army Bases In Wisconsin
66. Fort McCoy
Location: Monroe County, Wisconsin
Overall Mission: Serves as a military training center focusing majorly on large scale training exercises.
Official Website: https://home.army.mil/mccoy/index.php
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