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Fort Gordon Relocation Information

 

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Welcome to Fort Gordon, Georgia!

 

Fort Gordon, located near Augusta, Georgia, is an Army installation that is home to the United States Army Cyber Center of Excellence, Signal and Cyber Regiments, and the National Security Agency (NSA Georgia). A significant portion of servicemembers stationed at Fort Gordon attend the Advanced Individual Training for the Signal Corps. Fort Gordon also supports the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade. 

 

Dating back to 1917, Camp Gordon, as it was originally known, has consistently trained soldiers and contributed intelligence capabilities to all American war efforts. However, Camp Gordon was officially activated to provide infantry and armor training during World War II.

 

Camp Gordon also operated disciplinary barracks and a prisoner of war camp housing German and Italian soldiers. After the war, and a close call with closure, Camp Gordon’s forces returned to establish the Signal Corps Training Center in 1948 and later in the year, military police schooling. 

 

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During the 1950s, Camp Gordon was the center of several training outfits including the Military Government Training for the Army, Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, the 51st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade, and the Army’s Signal Officer Candidate School. The Civil Affairs School arrived in 1955. Camp Gordon became a permanent Army installation in 1956 and was designated as Fort Gordon. The U.S. Army Training Center (Basic) began in 1957. 

 

Signal Corps training grew in capacity during the 1960s and, in addition, Fort Gordon trained military police and infantrymen headed to Vietnam. The Army consolidated all communications training to Fort Gordon in 1974 and later added the Army’s Computer Science School, which sparked significant overall growth of Fort Gordon. 

 

During the 1990s, Fort Gordon’s Mobilization Command headed to Operation Desert Shield-Desert Storm and since then has continued to provide cyber technology for today’s continued war efforts in Southeast Asia as well as other global interests. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fort Gordon

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1) Where in Georgia is Fort Gordon? 

Fort Gordon is about 140 miles east of Atlanta, 80 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina, and 122 miles northwest of Savannah, Georgia, and is located about eight miles southwest of Augusta. 

 

2) Where do families stationed at Fort Gordon live?

Many live in Evans, Augusta, and Groveton. Some prefer on-base housing. 

3) How far is the drive from Fort Gordon to Atlanta?

The drive on I-20 is about 2 hours and 10 minutes. 

 

4) What is Fort Gordon named for?

Fort Gordon is named for LTG John Brown Gordon, who was a native Georgian, soldier, legislator, and businessman.

 

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Base Location and Information

Official site: Fort Gordon

 

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Augusta, Georgia

 

Fort Gordon is located just a few miles southwest of the city of Augusta, Georgia. Once stationed at Fort Gordon, you’ll officially become residents of the Central Savannah River Area, aka, the CSRA. Within this region of Georgia, military families often find themselves living within the neighborhoods of Augusta, Evans, Marinez, and Groveton.

 

They all have a tight community feel and are family-friendly. Families find plenty of opportunities to find the best in outdoor living, including festivals and concerts, but also recreational outlets such as nearby hiking trails and river activities. The Savannah River is shared by Georgia and South Carolina and divides the city of Augusta. The South Carolina portion is known as North Augusta. 

 

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Fort Gordon’s prime location makes it easy for quick day trips to Atlanta, Savannah, and Greenville, South Carolina, but the location also allows for regular long weekend trips to Charleston and barrier islands along the Georgia and South Carolina coastline. For a change of scenery, a three- to four-hour drive west takes you to a Georgia or Tennessee mountain landscape. 


Of course, Augusta is home to The Masters. Not only is the tournament a top draw to the city each year, but the entire region buzzes with celebratory events and the influx of visitors. Luckily, servicemembers are offered a chance of attending the Masters either through a lottery system or via a limited number of donated official badges.  On Fort Gordon, military golf enthusiasts have access to what is affectionately known as the “Best Golf Course in the Army,” Gordon Lakes Golf Club.

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Arrival Lodging

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Fort Gordon offers on base lodging through IHG Army Hotels. To make reservations, visit the IHG Army Hotel site or call 1-877-711-TEAM.

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Fort Gordon Housing

 

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Fort Gordon Housing Services Office

Darling Hall, Bldg. 33720, Room 129

307 Chamberlain Avenue

Fort Gordon, GA 30905

(706) 791-5116 / 9658 / 9656

 

Fort Gordon Family Homes

 

155 3rd Avenue

Fort Gordon, GA 30905

(706) 772-7041

 

Balfour Beatty operates Fort Gordon Family Homes on base. Within six neighborhoods, houses with two, three, four, and five bedrooms are available in single family and townhouse style living. The community is pet-friendly, walkable, and amenities include playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and a fitness center.

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Fort Gordon Off-Base Housing

View homes for sale and houses for rent near Fort Gordon

 

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Overall, the cities around Fort Gordon are affordable and military friendly. Incoming service members have to choose which location fits their needs, whether it’s family filled streets or more of an urban setting with restaurants and nightlife possibilities. Either way, everyone takes advantage of the outdoor recreational options and the chance to visit new cities in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 

 

 

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Living in Augusta 

Housing is affordable, but Augusta tends to draw buyers and renters without families because the older homes are smaller and the public school system isn’t as highly ranked as neighboring Evans. Augusta has all of the amenities you need, but you may need to head to larger cities for specialty shopping and special occasion dining. 

 

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Augusta GreenJackets Stadium

 

Living in Evans

 

Good news! Evans was ranked #1 by Money as Best Place to Live 2020-2021. Most of Evans is considered the newer area surrounding Fort Gordon. Families seek this city as the homes and properties are larger, they prefer the school system, and there are sufficient lifestyle activities. Expect commute time to Fort Gordon to be about 30-40 minutes during the heaviest traffic. 

 

Living in Groveton

 

Groveton is the closest city to Fort Gordon at about a 15-minute drive during peak commute times. The infrastructure is lacking, which causes backups. Groveton is small, somewhat rural, and most residents hope to keep it that way. However, the expanding footprint of Fort Gordon, which currently supports a total population of about 80,000, is putting pressure on the city to accommodate incoming families.

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Area Weather & Climate

 

 

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If you love hot or warm weather with a solid dose of humidity, Fort Gordon is your place! Holding true to its southern location, Fort Gordon provides plenty of time to spend outdoors--it all depends on your personal thermostat!

 

  • Average Summer High and Low: 90.6 ° and  67.8° F 
  • Average Winter High and Low: 58.9° and 34.4° F 
  • Fall and Spring are pleasant with temperatures ranging from the 70s and dropping into the 50s overnight.

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Fort Gordon Area Schools

 

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The Fort Gordon area is served by three school districts. Children living on Fort Gordon attend Richmond County schools:

Children living in Evans and Groveton attend Columbia County Schools. And, if your family chooses to live in North Augusta, South Carolina, Aiken County is where they attend school. 

 

Resources for homeschooling in Georgia include:

  1. Georgia Department of Education
  2. Georgia Home School FAQs
  3. Georgia Home Education Association
  4. Acceptance by Public Schools of Transfer Credits

Looking for private school options? Read reviews and rankings of private schools near Fort Gordon in Niche’s 2020 Best Private Schools in the Augusta Area.

 

For more information about schools around Fort Gordon and the contact information for the Student Liaison Officer, check out Fort Gordon MWR’s School Support Services. 

 

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Support for Military and Families

 

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Servicemembers and their families who want to further their education have access to Army Continuing Education Services (ACES). The service helps with:

 

  • Education, career, and guidance counseling
  • Financial aid, grants, and scholarship information
  • Montgomery GI Bill and Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP) 
  • Post 9/11 GI-Bill education benefit program information
  • Joint Service Transcript (JST) 
  • ROTC Green to Gold Program

The Fort Gordon area has several outlets for advanced education opportunities. 

 

Employment Readiness: Fort Gordon’s Employment Readiness program helps family members find employment and in addition, offers work related training, help with the transition out of the military, and volunteer opportunities.

 

More job options are included within these resources. 

 

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Things to Do Near Fort Gordon

 

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Base Address:

307 Chamberlain Avenue
Fort Gordon , 30905-5020

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