Fort Gordon is just a few miles southwest of the city of Augusta, Georgia, in Augusta-Richmond County. The post’s Gate 2 is only a few hundred yards from Columbia County. Fort Gordon is 122 miles from the historic streets of Savannah; 138 miles from the charm of Charleston, South Carolina; 139 miles from Atlanta; and 211 miles from the beaches, entertainment and golf courses of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Situated on approximately 56,500 acres, Fort Gordon is a large, multi-mission, multiservice military installation providing services and support across a wide spectrum of training, operational and soldier sustainment needs. The installation supports Army and Department of Defense organizations and activities performing regional and worldwide missions, including communications training and operations, military intelligence, cyber operations, medical and dental care, force integration and mobilization.
Fort Gordon is home of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and is host to a multiservice community of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and multinational forces. It has become a center for joint forces activities, training and operations.
The Fort Gordon population includes an on-post population of approximately 26,776 military, family members and civilians, with an off-post population of over 77,680 military and civilian family members and retirees.
Fort Gordon expends more than $2 billion annually in the Central Savannah River Area from an annual budget of $818 million.