Fort AP Hill
Fort A.P. Hill Relocation Information:
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Welcome to Fort A. P. Hill!
Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia provides an all-purpose year-round training area for everything from small operations to intensive missions. It’s no wonder that Fort A.P. Hill is known as the place “Where America’s Military Sharpens its Combat Edge."
Fort A.P. Hill was established in 1941 after the War Plans Division of Army General Staff decided that the military needed a space large enough to train millions of men to fight in the European and Pacific theaters simultaneously. Situated in Virginia near the Potomac River, Fort A.P. Hill was built.
With 76,000 acres of land, including a modern 28,000 acre live-fire range, Fort A.P. Hill continues to serve as training grounds for the armed forces. The state-of-the-art facilities serve as the background for joint training, as every U.S. military branch uses the space in preparation for deployments and more.
Here you’ll find:
- 310th Engineer Company (US Army Reserves)
- Fort A.P. Hill Logistics Readiness Center
- Network Enterprise Center 21st Signal Brigade
- McMahon Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Center
- Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate
- Mission and Installation Contracting Command
It’s the combined effort of these units that earns Fort A.P. Hill the motto “Best Training and Support — Anywhere!”
Frequently Asked Questions About Fort A. P. Hill
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1) What city is Fort A. P. Hill in?
Fort A.P. Hill is located in Caroline County, VA, near the town of Bowling Green.
2) Who is Fort A. P. Hill named for?
Fort A.P. Hill was named for Confederate General and Virginia native Lt. General Ambrose Powell Hill.
3) How big is Fort A. P. Hill?
Fort A.P. Hill spans nearly 76,000 acres and includes a 28,000 acre live-fire range complex.
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4) What is the zip code for Fort A. P. Hill?
The zip code for Fort A.P. Hill is 22427. Other nearby zip codes include 22554, 22556, and 22408.
5) What is the BAH for Fort A. P. Hill?
The BAH for Fort A.P. Hill ranges from $2016 for E-1 to $2262 for E-9 with dependents, and $2076 for O-1 to $2853 for O-7 with dependents. See the housing section for more info.
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Base Location and Information
Official Site: Fort A.P. Hill
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Fort A.P. Hill sits in the northeastern portion of the state near Bowling Green, Virginia. It’s approximately 30 minutes southeast of Fredericksburg and 40 minutes north of Richmond (easily accessible with Route 301 or Interstate 95). Nearby towns include Port Royal, Ruther Glen, and Spotsylvania. Washington D.C., Williamsburg, and Charlottesville all serve as fun day trips or weekend getaway destinations as they’re all about an hour and a half from Fort A.P. Hill.
Nearby military installations:
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There are no official temporary lodging facilities located on post. Incoming military members and their families will find lodging options at Fort A.P. Hill MWR — Recreational Lodging. Their facilities include motel-style rooms, cottages, and cabins.
Nearby off-base hotels include Tru by Hilton Hotel Woodford, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Thornburg, and Best Western Plus Thornburg Inns & Suites.
18616 A. P. Hill Drive
Fort A. P. Hill, VA 224427
Fort A. P. Hill On Post Housing
There is no military housing located on or off-post at Fort A.P. Hill.
Fort A. P. Hill Housing Office:
19952 North Range Road
Fort A. P. Hill, , VA 22427
Contact: 804-633-8445 and 703-805-3019
Fort A. P. Hill Off-Post Housing
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Good news for servicemembers relocating from the high cost of living areas, as Fort A.P. Hill falls below the national average cost of living. Many families choose to live 30 minutes north of the post in Fredericksburg. Stafford, 45 minutes north, offers many options to buy or rent as well.
Fort A. P. Hill BAH Information
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.
Fort A.P. Hill is near Fredericksburg, VA, with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Fort A.P. Hill BAH rates for zip code 22427:
- E-1 with dependents: $2,016
- E-1 without dependents: $1,692
- E-9 with dependents: $2,262
- E-9 without dependents: $2,100
- O-1 with dependents: $2,076
- O-1 without dependents: $1,965
- O-7 with dependents: $2,853
- O-7 without dependents: $2,166
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Area Weather & Climate
At Fort A.P. Hill, you’ll get your fill of all four seasons. Hot and humid summers are guaranteed as are bone-chilling winters. The fall might become the favorite time of the year as the weather starts to cool and the leaves start turning. The views are undeniably beautiful.
The biggest concern living near Fort A.P. Hill is the occasional blizzard and hurricane.
Fort A. P. Hill Area Schools
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There are no on-post schools at Fort A.P. Hill. School-aged kids who live near Fort A.P. Hill fall within the Caroline County Public Schools, Spotsylvania County Public Schools, and Fredericksburg City Schools.
Get more info:
School Support Services Contact Information: Fort A.P. Hill School Support Services.
Get information about private schools near Fort A.P. Hill: Private School Review.
Homeschooling families can learn how to comply with the Virginia Department of Education regarding students instructed at home on the Virginia Department of Education site.
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Support for Military & Families
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There are numerous higher education opportunities as well as volunteer options to pursue near Fort A.P. Hill. While it fluctuated throughout 2021, the Bowling Green, VA unemployment rate is lower than the national average and sits at 2.5% at the end of 2021.
Some of the area’s top employers:
- Mary Washington Hospital, Healthcare & Affiliates
- University Mary Washington & Foundation
- M.C. Dean Inc.
- McKesson Corporation
If you don't mind a longer commute, Richmond and the NOVA area offer even more opportunities for work.
Looking to volunteer? Try these organizations:
Higher education near Fort A. P. Hill:
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Other helpful links:
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Things to Do Near Fort A. P. Hill
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Mattaponi Springs Golf Club: This award-winning golf course has 18 unique holes across the beautiful terrain. This top-ranking facility features freshwater springs, a 5-acre practice area, grill, and conference center, making it a premier golf venue in Central Virginia.
Stonewall Jackson Shrine: General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson was shot mistakenly by his men in 1863 during the Battle of Chancellorsville. The spot where he died is part of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Kings Dominion: This family-fun destination features over 60 rides, a waterpark, attractions, and shows and is located in Doswell, VA, about 30 minutes from Fort A.P. Hill.
Richmond, VA: Richmond is located about 45 minutes south of Fort A.P. Hill and is home to all kinds of family fun attractions. Here you’ll find parks, restaurants, museums, and historical sites.
Sassafras Shade Vineyard: This family-owned winery is located just south of Fredericksburg and offers the perfect environment to relax and unwind.
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park: Visit the battleground where 85,000 men were wounded, 15,000 men fell to their deaths, and the “Civil War roared to its bloody climax.” Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefields are all here.
Port Royal Museum of American History: Devoted to the historical preservation of Port Royal, the Port Royal Historic Organization works to keep the traditions alive that the Algonquian Tribe set in motion in 1652.
The Mix House Coffee & Bakery: Sip on a steaming cup of coffee and sink your teeth into a delicious pastry at this local coffee shop.
More Area Info
Take a Tour of 6 Virginia Civil War Sites
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