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Georgia Air Force Bases
Moody AFB Valdosta
Moody Air Force Base is a military base in the Lowndes / Lanier counties, near Valdosta, Georgia and commanded by Colonel Gary W. Henderson. It was established in 1941 and is currently home to the 23d Wing and the 347th Rescue Wing, the only Combat Search and Rescue Wing of the Air Force. Moody was originally named Valdosta Airfield but was renamed Moody Army Airfield shortly after. It was named after Major George Putnam Moody, a pioneer of the early Air Force. Incidentally, the plane George Major Moody piloted and died in, is the plane used extensively during the early years of the air base. The base is home to more than 3,637 active duty personnel, 5,229 of their family members, and 462 civilian workers.
Robins AFB Houston
Robins Air Force Base is a major base operated by Air Force Material Command and located in Houston County, near Warner Robins, Georgia. It was established in 1942 and is currently home to the 78th Air Base Wing and the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center of the Air Force Materiel Command. The base is named after Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins, considered to be the father of logistics in the Air Force. Robins AFB is currently Georgia’s largest industrial complex. With $3,298,814,000 worth of facilities, 3.8 million square feet of maintenance shops and almost the same area for storage space, and 1.7 million square feet of administrative space, the base is considered one of the largest southern Air Force bases.
Georgia Army Bases
Camp Frank D. Merrill Dahlonega
Camp Frank Merrill is named after General Merrill who is most known for his command of the 5307th Composite Unit or “Merrill’s Marauders.” The Unit advanced 750 miles, more than any other Army unit of World War II, through the jungles of Burma harassing Japanese soldiers. The Camp itself is home to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion and the Army Ranger School conducts mountain training there, which seems fitting considering the name sake of the base.
Fort Benning Columbus
Fort Benning South, Georgia is an Army post established in 1918 in honor of Brigadier General Henry L. Benning, an Army General born in Columbus and serving the confederate forces. It is currently operated by the Training and Doctrine Command and the Forces Command. The base is located in Columbus, Georgia. It is capable of deploying Military forces by air, rail, and road. The base is home to the United States Army Maneuver Center, Armor School, Infantry Training Center, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the 14th Combat Support Hospital. Fort Benning is a large military community with a population of over 120,000 which includes active-duty personnel, family members, reservists, retirees, and civilians.
Fort Gillem Forest Park
Fort Gillem is an Army post that serves as one of the Headquarters of US Army Garrison’s satellite installations. The main body of the US Army Garrison is housed in Fort McPherson, in effect making Fort Gillem a direct subsidiary of the said Fort. The base is home to various support and supply units and has a population of 456 military personnel, 1,663 reservists, and 1,667 civilians in a land area totaling 1,465 acres. Fort Gillem was established in 1941 and named in honor of General Alvan C. Gillem Jr., who finished his training at nearby Fort McPherson. He has served the 3rd US Army in Fort McPherson as the commanding General. The base is now home to First US Army and a multitude of other tenant units.
Fort Gordon Augusta
Fort Gordon is an Army post located in Augusta, Georgia. It was established in 1941 and named after Major General John Brown Gordon of the Confederate army who was a native of Georgia. The base is now under the command of Brigadier General Jeffrey W. Foley and is home to the US Army Signal School, the 35th Signal Brigade, the 513th Military Intelligence Group, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, and the Navy Information Operations Command, Georgia. The US Army Signal Center, headquartered in Fort Gordon, trains the most soldiers than all other training centers in the US Army. It has the primary mission of employing training, doctrine, force integration, and mobilization of units stationed in the base. The base covers 56,000 acres and employs 4,600 civilians and 12,000 active duty and reservist personnel.
Fort McPherson East Point
Fort McPherson is an Army base located in Atlanta, Georgia. It was established in September 1885 and named in honor of Major General James Birdeye McPherson who served the Union Army during the American Civil War. It is currently home to the US Army Forces Command, the US Army Reserve Command, the US Army Central Command, and the US Army Installation Management Command of the Southeast Region. Fort McPherson has a satellite installation in nearby Fort Gillem. Because of this, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem have common services. After being listed as among the bases affected by the Base Realignment and Closure policy, Fort McPherson is to be closed and its satellite installation, Fort Gillem, is to be reduced to a military enclave on September of 2011. The base is currently home to 2,453 military members and 3,784 civilian personnel.
Fort Stewart Liberty
Fort Stewart is an Army installation located in Liberty and Bryan Counties, Georgia. The base is named after General Daniel Stewart, a Native of Liberty County, who had fought in the American Revolution. The installation was established in January of 1941 and encompasses 280,000 acres in five counties. Fort Stewart is the largest of all military installations in the Eastern United States. It is currently home to the 3rd Infantry Division. Because of the perfect training location in the base, 50,000 soldiers can be accommodated for training in the premises annually. Due to Fort Stewart’s close proximity to the port of Savannah and the Hunter Army Airfield, the fort can ensure rapid deployment of the 3rd Infantry Division. Fort Stewart served as a mobilizing station for Army units deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Hunter Army Airfield Savannah
Hunter Army Airfield is a military base in Savannah, Georgia. It is under the control of nearby Fort Stewart. The airfield was established in 1929 as Savannah Municipal Airport. It was later renamed Hunter Municipal Airfield in 1940 after Lieutenant Colonel Frank O’ Driscoll Hunter, a native of Savannah and a World War I flying ace. The army was only able to establish a base in the airfield in August of 1940. The runway is 3.5 kilometers long and features aircraft parking areas totaling 350 acres. The airfield is tasked to support deployment of the 3rd Infantry Division from nearby Fort Stewart to worldwide destinations. The airfield is also recognized as an alternative Space Shuttle landing site. Other tenants housed in the airfield are elements of the United States Coast Guard.
Georgia Marine Corps Bases (1)
MCLB Albany Albany
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is located in Albany, Georgia. The base is tasked with rebuilding and repairing ground-combat and support equipment including supporting Marine Corps installations on the United States’ East Coast. It is one of only two Marine Corps bases of its kind, the other one being MCLB Barstow, California. Established on March 1, 1952 as Marine Corps Depot of Supplies, the base later became a Storage Activity and Depot Maintenance Activity. It trained military units on maintenance and supply. The commander of the base was later put in charge of the Marine Corps Logistics Bases by the Commandant of the Marine Corps on January 17, 1990. This gives the base the primary mission of providing full logistical support to the Marine Corps Forces.
Georgia Navy Bases (2)
Kings Bay Submarine Base Kings Bay
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is a Navy base located in Camden County, southeastern Georgia. The land area of the base, measuring 16,000 acres, is home to more than 9,000 active duty and civilian personnel. The Naval Submarine Base is now home to the Ballistic Missile nuclear submarines of the United States Navy Atlantic Fleet. The submarines operated by the base are armed with Trident missiles with nuclear capability. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is home to major commands including Submarine Group 10, Submarine Squadron 16, Submarine Squadron 20, Naval Submarine Support Center, Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic, Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Trident Refit Facility, and the Trident Training Facility. The submarine base is the home port of eight nuclear-powered submarines of which two are equipped with guided missiles while six are equipped with ballistic missiles.
NAS Atlanta Marietta
Naval Air Station Atlanta, now reestablished as General Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center, is a navy airport now operated by the Georgia Army National Guard. The air station is located in Cobb County, near Marietta, Georgia. The base was under the control of the United States Navy before its transfer of ownership to the National Guard of Georgia on September 26, 2009. NAS Atlanta had the primary mission of training Navy and Marine Corp reserve personnel who were assigned to various aviation and non-aviation reserve units. The station used to be home to the Marine Air Group 42, Carrier Air Group 20, three Navy squadrons equipped with F/A-18s, E-2s and C-9s, two Marine Corps squadrons equipped with F/A-18s, AH-1Es and UH-1s, and several other commands. The decision to close down the base was finalized by the Base Realignment and Closure commission on 2005.