Fort Hamilton

Location
Centrally located in middle of the New York City Metropolitan area, Fort Hamilton is surrounded around the quaint historic communities of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst, just southwest of Brooklyn, New York.

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History

The cornerstone of this coastal defense fort was set in 1825, and the first garrison flag was raised in 1831. While many of the original structures are gone, some having yielded to the construction of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, still part of the old fort remains on the grounds of the United States Army Fort Hamilton Garrison. Colonels Row, the Fort Hamilton Community Club, Lee House and the Harbor Defense Museum are on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic museum is located in the caponier of the old fort and is virtually untouched. Today, Fort Hamilton is under the command of the Military District of Washington. Fort Hamilton is also the home of the New York City Recruiting Battalion, the Military Entrance Processing Station, the North Atlantic Division Headquarters of the US Army Corp of Engineers, the 1179th Deployment Support Brigade, 77th Regional Readiness Command, and New York Army National Guard Task Force Empire Shield. Fort Hamilton also supports many Reserve and National Guard units.

Mission

The US Army Garrison Fort Hamilton provides effective and efficient management of government resources to support mission readiness, improve infrastructure, preserve the environment, and enable the well-being and safety of service members, civilians, and family members. Fort Hamilton also serves as a power projection platform in the New York City Metropolitan area.

Population Served

Because of its unique location, Fort Hamilton is a combined community comprised of active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Reserve Components, retired military, DoD appropriated and Non-appropriated fund employees, contractors, and family members. Additionally, a great number of off post military, reservists, veterans and a large population of retirees also draw support from Fort Hamilton.

Base Transportation

There is no on post-military transportation. However, the installation is compact enough that individuals can leisurely walk across the post in 15 minutes or less. Additionally, there is one local car service (taxi) that is authorized to operate on post–Harbor View Car Service, 718-680-2500.

Sponsorship

To request a sponsor prior to your arrival at Fort Hamilton, contact the POC that is listed on your orders. If this information is unclear, contact the Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Program at 718-630-4754/4462, DSN 312-232-4754 for more information.

Temporary Quarters

The Intercontinental Hotel Group Army Hotel (IHG) is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. IHG Hotel consist of the Holiday Inn Express, a newly contructed, hotel style facility, with 46 rooms.  All units are equipped with a mini-fridges, and coffee makers.  Suites are also are equipped with a kitchen, queen size beds and fold-out sleeper couchs.  All rooms are pet friendly, which require a $75 non-refundable cleaning charge. Cribs are available free of charge upon request as well as roll  out beds for a fee of $10.

For reservations, please contact the Holiday Inn Express at 718-439-2340 or book on and off post Army lodging on-line at IHG Army Hotels.

Relocation Assistance

Incoming and outgoing soldiers and family members can visit the ACS Relocation Readiness Program, located on the 1st floor at 137C Poly Place. The Relocation Program offers the following services to assist transitioning families to Fort Hamilton: the ACS lending closet, a welcome packet, and relocation counseling. Additionally, ACS offers various programs assisting Soldiers and their families with relocation and military life issues. Contact ACS at 718-630-4754, DSN 312-232-4754 for more information.

All incoming military personnel assigned to Fort Hamilton should report to and in-process through their assigned unit. The Personnel Administrative Center (PAC) or the staff of the new unit of assignment will provide all newly assigned soldiers with other in-processing requirements. Department of the Army Civilians who need to in-process should report to the Civilian Personnel Office, located on the 2nd floor of Building 114, telephone 718-630-4031, DSN 312-232-4031.

Critical Installation Information

Installation Housing Information

Housing on Fort Hamilton is contracted through Balfour Beatty Communities, and can be contacted at 718-630-4697. Balfour Beatty Communities oversees a newly constructed housing area which includes six historic residences on Colonel’s Row, seventy modern townhouses (officers and senior NCOs), sixty older style high-rise apartments, and one hundred and fifty new three and four bedroom apartments. The housing area also includes five modern playground areas, a walking and fitness trail, and plenty of parking–a very scarce commodity in Brooklyn!

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Army Education Center
218 A (annex) Marshall Drive
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4715: Education Center / 718-630-4978: Education Services Officer / 718-630-4979: Testing (DANTES/Military)
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4715/4978/4979
Fax 718-630-4977
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4977

Barber Shop
123 General Lee Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-745-6836

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Residential Communities Initiative (RCI)
137 C Poly Place
Suite 2A
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4785: Housing Management Assistant / 646-300-4598: Cell Phone
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4785
Fax 718-630-4262
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4262

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Ainsworth Army Health Clinic/TRICARE Service Center
Ainsworth Army Health Clinic
114 White Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone Info: 718-630-4129 OIC: 718-630-4602 / Ctrl Appts: 718-630-4129 EFMP Nurse Coord: 718-630-4417/4860 /

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Army Community Service
137C Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4754
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4754
Fax 718-630-4473
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4473

Civilian Personnel Office
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
114 Schum Road
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4809 NAF Personnel / 718-630-4031 APF Personnel
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4031
Fax 718-630-4926
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4926

Deployment/Mobilization
Deployment/Mobilization
Army Community Service
137C Poly Place, Suite 1D
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4462
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4462
Fax 718-630-4473

EFMP – Enrollment
Ainsworth Army Health Clinic – EFMP Enrollment
114 White Avenue
Brooklyn, NY Phone 718-630-4611

Exchange(s)
Fort Hamilton Post Exchange
123 General Lee Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-3415: Main Store / 718-748-3440 x 100: Operation Assistant/Secretary / 718-748-3440 x 103:

Family Center
Army Community Service
137C Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4754
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4754
Fax 718-630-4473
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4473

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Ainsworth Army Health Clinic
114 White Avenue
Brooklyn, NY Phone 718-630-4417/4860 / 718-630-4129 / 718-6304268

Household Goods/Transportation Office (inbound)
Transportation Office
114 White Avenue
United States Army Garrison Fort Hamilton
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4227 / 718-630-4195
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4227/4195
Fax 718-630-4504
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4504

Housing Referral Office/Housing Privatization
Balfour Beatty Communities
222A Washington Road
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone 718-630-4697
Fax 718-630-4634

ID/CAC Card Processing
Military Personnel Division DEERS/ID Section
114N White Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4557
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4557
Fax 718-630-4717
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4717

Legal Services/JAG
Legal Office
117 General Lee Avenue
United States Army Garrison Fort Hamilton
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4743 / 718-630-4004
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4743
Fax 718-630-4303
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4303

MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR)
137 A Poly Place, Apt 3A
United States Army Garrison Fort Hamilton
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone 718-630-4758
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4758
Fax 718-630-4613
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4613

Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Assistance Program
Army Community Service
137C Poly Place, Apt 1A
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4754 / 718-630-4462
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4754
Fax 718-630-4473
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4473

Temporary Lodging/Billeting
Holiday Inn Express (IGH)
107 Schum Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-439-2340
Fax 718-439-2359

Transition Assistance Program
Army Community Service – Transition Assistance Program (ACAP)
137C Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4754
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4754
Fax 718-630-4473
Fax (DSN) 312-232-4473

Victim Advocate Services
Victim Advocate Services
Army Community Service
137C Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11252
Phone 718-630-4460 / 718-630-4754
Phone (DSN) 312-232-4460
Fax 718-630-4473