Fort Knox, KY 40121, USA


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Welcome to Fort Knox

Fort Knox is one of the most multifunctional installations in the Army. The units and organizations here run the gamut from U.S. Army Forces Command warfighting units and Reserve component training units to commands such as U.S. Army Cadet Command and U.S. Army Recruiting Command, which are responsible for identifying,

Newcomer Information

Preplanning is essential for newcomers to Fort Knox, whether for a permanent change of station (PCS), a temporary duty (TDY) assignment or a school tour. Two excellent online sources of information for military moves are Military OneSource at and the Fort Knox website at . Military OneSource provide


SINGLE SOLDIER HOUSING Single Soldiers in grades E-1 through E-5 must reside in single Soldier housing. Service members must report to their units prior to being assigned barracks space. Soldiers reporting to the installation after duty hours will be provided temporary housing until the next duty day. After reporting to

Health Care

IRELAND ARMY HEALTH CLINIC Ireland Army Health Clinic (IRAHC), at Building 851, 289 Ireland Ave., is a large health clinic with an acute care clinic inside, that provides managed health care for eligible beneficiaries living on Fort Knox and in the surrounding communities. Accredited by the Joint Commission (formerly know

Dining, Recreation, Fitness The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation encompasses a wide range of activities and programs designed to improve the quality of life for its active-duty military personnel and their Families. Family and MWR is comprised of Army Community Service; business programs; Child, Youth and School Service

Child, Youth and School Services

Child and Youth Services (CYS) includes the Child Development Center, Family Child Care, Parent and Outreach Services, School Age Center, Youth Education and School Support Services, Youth Sports and Fitness, the Middle School/Teen Program, Workforce Preparation, and Kids on Site. Children and youth participants must be registered with CYS Parent


More than 1,500 children of military Families attend the four schools that comprise Fort Knox Community Schools. Established in 1932, the school system provides a comprehensive program for children of military personnel stationed at Fort Knox. Fort Knox schools are a part of the Southeast District - Kentucky Community,

Support Programs

AMERICAN RED CROSS The Fort Knox American Red Cross office is located at 1131 Fifth Ave. It offers 24-hour communications to obtain health and welfare reports and the verification needed for emergency leave or extension purposes. New arrivals should let their Families know that the quickest and easiest way

The Garrison

The Fort Knox Garrison provides the greater Fort Knox community with essential services, support and facilities necessary for quality of life and organizational mission. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES The Directorate of Emergency Services supports those who support our nation by delivering first-class law enforcement, fire protection, physical security and acce

Post Units and Organizations

In all, Fort Knox has more than 30 units, commands and organizations and employs more than 19,000 Soldiers and civilian employees. While each has a different mission, Fort Knox’s slogan, “Strength Starts Here,” captures a common thread and connects the Army post under a unified purpose and pride. 1ST ARMY

US Army Reserve Units

ARMY RESERVE AVIATION COMMAND The Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC), an Army Reserve unit at Fort Knox, provides air traffic services, airfield management, aeromedical evacuation, combat aviation brigade reinforcement, theater aviation support, and coordination of aviation staging and onward movement in order to support corps, Army or joint operations. The

The United States Bullion Depository

A vast amount of the U.S. gold reserves is stored in the vault of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox. It is one of six facilities under the supervision of the director of the United States Mint, an official of the United States Department of the Treasury. Located

A Look Back... Fort Knox History

America’s involvement in World War I made it necessary to establish new military installations. In April 1918, the War Department looked to the area of West Point, Kentucky, to establish a permanent artillery camp. According to the Louisville Courier, “The West Point range would become the artillery training center

Life in "My Old Kentucky Home"

HARDIN COUNTY Hardin County is situated slightly west of central Kentucky and was formed in 1792. Hardin was the 15th Kentucky county in order of formation. The county was named for John Hardin, a Continental Army officer during the American Revolutionary War who was wounded at Saratoga and wa

The Early History of the Fort Knox Area

FIRST SETTLERS ARRIVE WHEN AMERICA IS DECLARING INDEPENDENCE The initial Euro-American entry into the Fort Knox area is uncertain, but by the last quarter of the 18th century, numerous hunters, surveyors, explorers and fortune seekers had traversed that part of Kentucky. By that time, such well-known pioneers as Thomas Bullitt,


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Army moves closer to establishing first Security Force Assistance Brigade

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