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Fort Barfoot Relocation Information 

 

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Welcome to Fort Barfoot! 

Official Site: Fort Barfoot

Fort Barfoot, Virginia, is a 41,000-acre Virginia Army National Guard training installation with over 21 ranges supporting any Army weapons system. While the facilities at Barfoot are geared to train military personnel and units, non-military organizations use them, too. These include the U.S. Marshal’s Service, FBI, ATF, Virginia State Police, and local law enforcement agencies. 

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Rappel masters from the Virginia National Guard's Fort Barfoot-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute train Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers from the 109th Field Artillery. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Terra C. Gatti, Virginia Guard Public Affairs).

Fort Barfoot sits in the Lower Piedmont of southeastern Virginia, about four miles off VA State Rt. 460, in Blackstone, VA. Victoria lies southwest of the installation, with Chesterfield and Petersburg about 40 miles to the northeast.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fort Barfoot 

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1. Who was Fort Barfoot named for? 

Fort Barfoot, formerly named Fort Pickett, was given its new name in honor of Col. Van T. Barfoot. He was a World War II Medal of Honor recipient with extensive ties to the state of Virginia. 

2. Is Fort Barfoot an Army post? 

The Virginia Army National Guard and Air Guard occupy Fort Barfoot. The post offers directorate support in logistics, handling everything from planning, training, and security to welfare and recreation, while getting the local community involved. 

3. What is the zip code for Fort Barfoot? 

The zip code for Fort Barfoot is 23824.

4.  What is the BAH for Fort Barfoot? 

The BAH for Fort Barfoot ranges from $1,236 for E-1 to $1,833 for E-9 with dependents and $1,371 for O-1 to $2,166 for O-7 with dependents. See the housing section for more info. 

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Arrival Lodging 

There is no lodging offered on Fort Barfoot. Incoming service members and their families will find a handful of lodging options off post in Blackstone. 

Some lodging options in Blackstone, VA: 

Fort Barfoot Housing 

There is no on-post housing offered at Fort Barfoot. Service members and their families moving to the area will find housing options off post in Blackstone and Petersburg for those interested in a longer commute. 

Fort Barfoot Off-Base Housing 

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Fort Barfoot 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 Barfoot is near Blackstone, VA, with few options to buy or rent—Petersburg and Richmond are within 35-60 miles of post. The Fort Barfoot BAH is close to the cost of living in the area. Some sample Fort Barfoot BAH rates for zip code 23824: 

  • E-1 with dependents: $1,236
  • E-1 without dependents: $954
  • E-9 with dependents: $1,833
  • E-9 without dependents: $1,458
  • O-1 with dependents: $1,371
  • O-1 without dependents: $1,134
  • O-7 with dependents: $2,166
  • O-7 without dependents: $1,785

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Support for Military & Families 

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School Districts: 

Fort Barfoot Military Family Support: 

Things to Do Near Fort Barfoot 

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Blackstone Antiques and Craft Mall: Featuring a wide variety of antiques, hand-crafted items, collectibles, and more, this is one of the largest antique and craft malls in Southside Virginia and makes for a fun place to shop.  

2nd Saturday Art Walk: Every second Saturday of the month, Blackstone hosts an art walk featuring arts and crafts, food, and music. It’s a fun, community-driven event highlighting local artists. 

The Brew House: A yummy local spot offering multiple brews, burgers, sandwiches, and tacos.

Historic Schwartz Tavern: Schwartz Tavern is named after John Schwartz, an early settler in Nottoway County, and is the oldest building in Blackstone. 

Robert Thomas Carriage Museum: Looking for a way to showcase their carriage collection to the public, Robert B. Thomas Jr. and his wife Marie created this museum. Here you can pursue and enjoy his collection.   

Church Street Farmers' Market: Wednesdays and Saturdays are farmers' market days, where you can grab fresh, local produce. 

Metro Richmond Zoo: The Metro Richmond Zoo houses over 2,000 animals and over 190 species, giving your family an excellent opportunity to learn about incredible animals. 

Children’s Museum of Richmond: Filled with unique exhibits and interactive play, the Children’s Museum of Richmond is a great family outing promoting learning through play. 
 

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Base Address:

Building 472 Military Rd Fort Barfoot, VA 23824
Fort Barfoot , 23824

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