Fort Gordon Army Base
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
307 Chamberlain Avenue, Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Fort Gordon is a United States Army Base just outside of Augusta, Georgia spanning 56,500 acres. It houses the Headquarters for the United States Army Cyber School and Signal School. The installation is key to service member readiness, allowing troops to maneuver in more than 49 training areas, fire at more than 11 ranges or shoot artillery, mortars and other munitions into multiple impact areas. 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.
Gillem Enclave, formerly known as Fort Gillem, is a 277 acre satellite post controlled by Fort Gordon. It is located near Atlanta, Georgia and currently houses the Criminal Investigations Division Crime Lab.
Fort Gordon has 80,000 active duty, reserve, retirees, family members, civilian employees, and contract employees.
Fort Gordon has a complex assortment of units under different commands and from different branches. You will need, at a minimum, your orders and leave form.
Ft. Gordon uses the Automated Installation Entry system. All DoD personnel entering the installation must present a valid DoD ID card to the guard at the access control point. When the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) system is active, DoD cardholders must swipe their ID card at the AIE pedestal. DoD personnel who are not registered with AIE can swipe their card and will be automatically registered at the AIE pedestal.
All non-DoD personnel 18 years of age and older requesting access to Fort Gordon are required to obtain a favorable NCIC background check and a visitor’s pass at McKenna Gate (Gate 1) located at the intersection of Gordon Highway and Jimmie Dyess Parkway. Upon arrival at the Visitor Control Center (VCC), the driver and all passengers 18 years of age and older must present the VCC staff with a valid driver’s license or state ID.
The airport closest to Fort Gordon is Augusta Regional Airport located 10 miles from base.
Directions to base:
- Head west on Aviation Way, then turn right onto Doug Barnard Pkwy.
- Turn left to merge onto I-520 W, then take exit 3B for U.S. 78 E/U.S. 278 E/Gordon Highway.
- Turn left onto GA-10 W/US-278 W/US-78 W, then turn left onto 7th Ave.
- Keep right to stay on 7th Ave and continue onto Chamberlain Ave.
- Turn left onto 19th St.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Georgia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Georgia Department of Community Social Services 1‑800‑436‑7442
Promoting self-sufficiency, health and well-being to help ensure the protection of children, the elderly and dependent adults, and provide a safety net for individuals and families who need assistance with basic necessities, such as food, housing and health care.
Richmond County Department of Health (706) 721-5800
Promote, preserve and protect the health of all county residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.
Richmond County Humane Society (706) 261-7387
Richmond County Sheriff (706) 821-1010
Base Operator (706) 791-0110
Chaplain (706) 791-5653
Civilian Personnel Office (706) 791-6382
Dental Headquarters (706) 787-5738
EFMP Family Support (706) 791-4872
Family Child Care (706) 791-1305
Housing Services Office (706) 791-5116
ID/CAC Card Processing (706) 791-1930
Information and Referral (706) 791-3579
Legal Services and JAG (706) 791-7812
Medical Appointments (706) 787-7300
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255
Temporary Lodging (706) 790-3676
Welcome Center (706) 791-1922
Fort Gordon has approximately 1000 family housing units which are privatized and operated by Balfour Beatty Communities. For more information call (706) 772-7041.
4 miles from base
Barnett Crossing is a family friendly neighborhood in Augusta, GA. The neighborhood has many amenities and is close to schools and shopping areas.
Magnolia Valley Plantation
9.1 miles from base
Magnolia Valley Plantation is a family friendly and social neighborhood in Evans, GA. It has newer homes with access to a neighborhood pool.
At Fort Gordon, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 92°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 98°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 23 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 92°F and low of 73°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 29 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 38°F and high of 57°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.1 months, from May 28 to September 1, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 48% on July 26. The drier season lasts 8.8 months, from September 1 to May 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on October 30.
In Augusta, GA, the overall cost of living is 7% lower than the Georgia average and 13% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Augusta, GA, the city’s goods and services are 9% higher than the Georgia average and 4% higher than the U.S. average.
Augusta is more commonly referred to as the Augusta-Richmond area and has the second largest population of any metro area in Georgia, behind Atlanta, with nearly 200,000 residents. This area offers many historical and cultural attractions and modern amenities. Outdoor activities include fishing, golfing, horseback riding and camping. There are also shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities for residents to explore, as well as festivals and museums and golf tournaments.