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.

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Fast Facts

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Location

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas overlooks the Missouri River, on the border between Kansas and Missouri. Its campus setting, open green landscape, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a historical landmark. Fort Leavenworth is home to U.S. Disciplinary barracks, Battle Command Battle Laboratory, Command and General Staff College and the Combined Arms Center. Fort Leavenworth homepage.Cost of Living: Leavenworth's cost of living is 19.33% lower than the U.S. average.Base Operator: 913-684-4021 or DSN 312-552-4021 read more

About Fort Leavenworth

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U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC) Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is the oldest continuously operating military installation west of the Mississippi River. This historic post, noted for its campus setting, open green spaces and hometown character, is the home of the US Army's Combined Arms Center (CAC). CAC, as a major subordinate headquarters of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, has often been referred to as the " Intellectual Center of the Army". It is, in many regards, "home base" for the majority of field grade officers across the Army. Since 1882, CAC and its predecessor organizations have been engaged in the primary mission of preparing the Army and its leaders for war. At present, this mission is divided between preparing the Army for the Global War on Terrorism and transforming it to meet future threats. In order to accomplish these critical missions, CAC provides Army-wide leadership and supervision for leader development and professional military and civilian education; institutional and collective training; functional training; training support; battle command; doctrine; lessons learned; and other specified areas that the TRADOC Commander designates. All of these are focused toward making CAC a catalyst for change and to support the development of a relevant and ready ground force to support joint, interagency and multinational operations anywhere in the world. Visit the CAC website http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/ for more information. read more

Getting Here & Arrival

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Orientation

Fort Leavenworth, where many great leaders have served, overlooks the Missouri River on the border between Kansas and Missouri. Fort Leavenworth is in the heartland of America near the geographical center of the United States. Its campus-like setting, open green landscape, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a historical landmark. Fort Leavenworthhas one of the largest and oldest National Historic Landmark Districts in the Department of the Army. Fort Leavenworth prides itself as a Community of Excellence, keeping safety as a priority. Caring and involved Soldiers, dedicated civilian employees, and community-minded family members make Fort Leavenworth “the Best Hometown in the Army.” Surrounding communities, including nearby Leavenworth, Lansing and Kansas City, make great neighbors for Fort Leavenworth, providing plenty of exciting things to do and see. Four distinct seasons and sun-filled days help to create an appealing place to live, work and go to school. This part of the country is characterized by highly variable weather, but generally enjoys lush, green springs; leisurely, sultry summers; scenic, crisp autumns; and cold, frosty winters. Kansas lies within our nation’s “tornado alley,” and severe storms are most likely during April, May and June. Thunderstorms can develop quickly and be severe, but usually move on rapidly. Fort Leavenworth is certified as a StormReady community and takes the utmost precautions to warn residents and ensure their safety during severe weather. Residents and workers need to be familiar with basic weather precautions and the locations of public storm shelters. Contact the Installation Operations Center at (913) 684-4448 for the current Fort Leavenworth weather status. We look forward to serving you upon your arrival, and hope that your Fort Leavenworth experience leaves a lasting impression, as you enjoy living in the Best Hometown in the Army! read more

Housing

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Housing Registration

All military members with families are required by the Department of the Army to report to the the Housing Services Office (HSO) as part of in-processing. Military personnel must sign in for duty and have their permanent-change-of-station orders before they can apply for on-post housing. Fort Leavenworth homes are available to military members from all service branches assigned here. The HSO is located in the Resiliency Center, Room 327, 600 Thomas Avenue. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. (913) 684-3052 / 5686. DSN prefix is 552-xxxx. read more

Medical

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Munson Army Health Center

www.munson.amedd.army.mil 550 Pope Avenue Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027 read more

Local Area & Community

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The Community

Fort Leavenworth has been honored as a Community of Excellence. Those who live and work on Fort Leavenworth contribute to — and enjoy — life in "the Best Hometown in the Army." It's a great place to serve our country, to live and to raise a family. read more

Recreation

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Recreation

Many unique recreational and leisure opportunities await those who come to Fort Leavenworth. The great variety of self-enriching and learning activities, along with sports and leisurely moments, make Fort Leavenworth the Best Hometown in the Army. Here’s the time to volunteer your talents and make a difference! read more