Fort Gordon

Location

Fort Gordon is located just a few miles southwest of the city of Augusta, Georgia. The post is located in Richmond County and our Gate 2 is only a few hundred yards from Columbia County. Fort Gordon is 139 miles from Atlanta. We are also 138 miles from the charm of Charleston, South Carolina, 211 miles from the beaches, entertainment, and golf courses of Myrtle Beach, and 122 miles from the historic streets of Savannah. You’ll find that the cost of housing and other living expenses in the Augusta area is moderate. The weather is mild, the golf is great, and Southern hospitality is alive and well. The base operator’s phone number is 706-791-0110.


View Larger Map

History

Camp Gordon, named for Confederate Lieutenant General John Brown Gordon, was activated for infantry and armor training during World War II. Almost deserted after June 1948, the post came to life in September 1948, with the establishment of the Signal Corps Training Center. Camp Gordon, become a permanent Army installation on March 21, 1956, and was re-designated Fort Gordon. Designating the installation the U.S. Army Signal Center, the Army consolidated all communications training at Fort Gordon on October 1, 1974. The arrival of the Army’s Computer Science School was only part of the impetus for the fort’s tremendous growth during the 1980s. The following decade found its Mobilization Command deploying numerous troops to Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield-Desert Storm (1990-1991). Fort Gordon figures prominently in the post-Cold-War national defense.

Mission

Fort Gordon’s primary mission is training for signal and ordnance soldiers. The installation is also home to the 35th Signal Brigade, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade and the Regional Security Operations Center. The Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, serving the Southeastern states, is also located here.

Population Served

Fort Gordon consists of 16,025 Military Personnel, 3,158 Civilian Workers, 21,843 Family Members, 12,957 Retired Military, and 34,599 Retiree Family Members.

Base Transportation

The 15th Signal Brigade operates a shuttle service on the installation.

Sponsorship

To obtain a sponsor here at Fort Gordon prior to your arrival, please use the online sponsorship request. If not being met by your sponsor, report to Darling Hall upon arrival. If arriving after duty hours, contact the Installation Operations Center at 706-791-9747, DSN 312-780-9747. If you are bringing children with you to Fort Gordon, they may want to get a sponsor through our youth sponsorship program. Use the Youth Sponsor Request Form on out FMWR web site. If you need to send mail to Fort Gordon prior to your arrival, address it to: Your Name, Post Office, General Delivery, Fort Gordon, GA 30905. The post office will hold mail for 15 days if incoming from CONUS, 45 days if incoming from OCONUS. The phone number for the post office on post is 706-791-4677.

Temporary Quarters

All lodging on Fort Gordon is now operated by IHG Army Hotels. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-877-711-TEAM.

All IHG Army Hotels are pet friendly. Guests traveling with pets may keep the animals with them in their rooms rather than boarding them in a kennel facility. Guests are limited to two pets per room and pets may not exceed 80 pounds. A non-refundable $75 per room cleaning fee will be charged to the guest’s account upon check-in. In addition, there is currently a charge of $7 per night.

Pets are limited to: dogs, cats, and fish (no fee or room charge for fish). Exotic animals such as snakes, birds, and large fish such as piranhas, sharks, etc. are prohibited.

The Augusta area has many hotels and motels at various prices. Most national chains have at least one property in the area, so we recommend you check their web sites if you have a favorite. The closest hotels are located either on Gordon Highway near Bobby Jones Expressway (I-520) or at the I-20 exit onto Jimmie Dyess Parkway. If moving with your pets, try petswelcome.com for information on hotels that accept pets. The local lodging per diem rate is $83.00 per night.

Relocation Assistance

Our Welcome Center is in Darling Hall, Room 172. We have orientations for incoming personnel there every Thursday. The orientations begin at 1:00 pm and are a part of in-processing. The Welcome Center can also provide welcome packets, maps, and other local information. Computers are available there for your use as well. Our lending closet offers household items for 30 day loan.

We strongly urge you to request a welcome CD from our ACS office. The CD contains a wealth of information, video, and the entire Augusta/Aiken telephone book. For more assistance, contact us at 706-791-1922, DSN 312-780-1922.

Critical Installation Information

Every April, the Augusta National hosts the Masters, one of the world’s four major golf tournaments. The event is held the first full week of April. Thousands of visitors will be here for the practice rounds, the Par 3 event, and the tournament itself. Every hotel and motel for miles around will be filled to capacity, including the guest house and other lodgings on post. Also, restaurants will be packed, so plan to eat at home that week. Do not arrive in Augusta during Masters week without reservations.

Frequently Called Numbers on Base

Commercial (706)791-0110 or DSN 760-0110

Housing: (706)791-4502

Temporary Lodging: (706)790-3676

Army Community Service: (706)791-3579

Child care: (706)791-2701

Health care: Appointments (706)787-5811; benefits (706)787-6346; Tricare (706)787-1430

Commissary: (706)791-3718

Exchange: (706)793-7171