FORT LEAVENWORTH


Installation Overview

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Location

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where great leaders have served, overlooks the Missouri River, on the border between Kansas and Missouri. Fort Leavenworth is located in the heartland of America near the geographical center of the United States. Its campus setting, open green landscape, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a historical landmark. Leavenworth Kansas is considered a high cost of living area, due to the close proximity to Kansas City. The base operator's phone number is 913-684-4021 or DSN 312-552-4021.

History

Fort Leavenworth is the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River, and has devoted more than 170 years of service to the nation. Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth has one of the largest and oldest National Historic Landmark Districts in the Department of the Army. In 1881, Gen. William T. Sherman established the School of Application for Cavalry and Infantry. That school evolved into the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College which is still at Fort Leavenworth. For more information go to the Fort Leavenworth homepage.

Mission

The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (USA CAC) is located at Fort Leavenworth. CAC is responsible for six core functions: functional training, leader development and education, collective training, doctrine, training support, and lessons learned. In order to accomplish these functions, CAC has five major subordinate organizations all located at Fort Leavenworth: the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Center for Army Lessons Learned, the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate, the Combined Arms Center-Training, and the TRADOC Program Integration Office-Battle Command.

Population Served

Fort Leavenworth supports approximately 5,383 active duty personnel (all branches), 90 international officers, 5,200 family members, 2,150 Department of the Army civilians, and a large military retiree community. Additionally, Fort Leavenworth provides support services to family members of National Guard and Reserve units in our area.

Base Transportation

Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.

Sponsorship

For information about sponsorship, please contact the following. For the Battle Command Training Program call 913-684-5924, DSN 312-552-5824. For the 705th Military Police Battalion and U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, call 913-758-5856/5850, DSN 312-552-5856/5850. For the USA CAC call 913-684-3664/1763/7894, DSN 312-552-3664/1763/7894. For the Medical Activity call 913-684-6739, DSN 312-552-6739. Direct additional questions to the Adjutant General at 913-684-2653, DSN 312-552-2653.

You may forward your mail to the local Post Office by using the following address: name and rank, General Delivery, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Check with the Postmaster at 4th Street and Shawnee, downtown Leavenworth about any mail that may have arrived for you.

Temporary Lodging

Fort Leavenworth has a wide variety of lodging facilities to accommodate your individual requirements. The Fort Leavenworth Lodging is now privatized and is run by Inter-Continental Hotel Group (IHG) or IHG Army Hotels. IHG Army Hotels is the Post Lodging Office and Welcome Center, and is located off Grant Avenue, approximately 1 mile from the front gate. You may make reservations by calling toll-free 1-800-854-8627 or by calling direct to 913-684-4091, DSN 312-552-4091. PCS and TDY personnel may make reservations up to 30 days in advance. Pets are accepted at the Fort Leavenworth Lodging. There is a non-returnable pet fee, and a daily fee after 7 days.

Relocation Assistance

Newcomer's briefings are offered every day at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center as part of in-processing. We highly encourage family members to attend. We provide information on housing, childcare, education, schools, maps, directions and local community information.

Our Lending Closet is fully stocked with basic kitchen essentials free of charge for 30 days. Items such as pots, pans, irons, coffee makers, sleeping mats, tables and chairs and baby itemsare available. For further information contact the ACS Relocation Readiness Program at 913-684-2800, DSN 312-552-2800.

Critical Installation Information

Tornado season is from April through October, with typical peak season for tornadoes occurring during the months of April, May, and June. However, tornadoes can occur anytime of the year. Tornado information is included in welcome packages and newcomer's information upon arrival.

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