Fort Hamilton Army Base
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Directorate of Emergency Services, Directorate of Human Resources, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization & Security, Directorate of Public Works, Internal Review Audit and Compliance Office, Logistics Readiness Center, Plans, Analysis & Integration Office, Public Affairs Office, Resource Management Office, Safety Office
Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Fort Hamilton is a United States Army installation in the southwestern corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, surrounded by the communities of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. It is one of several posts that are part of the region which is headquartered by the Military District of Washington. Its mission is to provide the New York metropolitan area with military installation support for the Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve.
The US Army Garrison Fort Hamilton provides effective and efficient management of government resources to support mission readiness, improve infrastructure, preserve the environment, and enable the well-being and safety of service members, civilians, and family members. Fort Hamilton also serves as a power projection platform in the New York City Metropolitan area.
3,095 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, civilian and family members.
Newark International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and John F. Kennedy International Airport, are less than 15 minutes away from base. There is no on-post military transportation. Harbor View Car Service is authorized to operate on post. Call 718-680-2500 for more information.
All incoming military/civilian personnel must report to the Visitor’s Center located on 101st Street and Sterling Drive next to the Main Gate. All personnel are required to have a visitors pass on the Installation. Military personnel assigned to Fort Hamilton will need to in-process through their assigned unit. The Personnel Administrative Center (PAC) or the staff of the new unit of assignment will provide all newly assigned soldiers with other in-processing requirements. Military personnel assigned to the Fort Hamilton Garrison are to report to the Military Personnel Office located in building 114 White Ave. The Fort Hamilton Personnel’s Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m.-1200 p.m. and 1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m The Fort Hamilton Military Personnel Office telephone number is 718-630-4301.
All Civilian personnel are to report to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) located on 114th White Ave 2nd floor. CPAC can be reached at 718-630-4031. NAF personnel can reach their CPAC representative at 718-630-4809. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
It is essential that all Military Personnel assigned to the Garrison attend the Newcomer’s Orientation. The Military Personnel Office will ensure that a date and time is given on the In-Processing check list. Spouse and family members are also welcome to attend. Newcomer’s Orientation is always scheduled the last Thursday of the month. For further information please contact the Relocation Program Manager at 718-630-4462 or 718-630-4754.
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 New York school, a child must be at least 5 years old before or on December 31st 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 www.corestandards.org
Fort Hamilton is located in District 20 within the NYC School System.
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.
New York State Department of Child & Family Services (518) 402-3038
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
New York State Department of Health (518) 869-4527
Humane Society of New York (212) 752-4842
New York State Police (212) 459-7800
Base Operator (718) 630-4101
Chaplain (718) 630-4969
Civilian Personnel Office (718) 630-4926
EFMP Family Support (718) 630-4460
Family Advocacy Program (718) 630-4460
Housing Services Office (718) 630-4628
ID/CAC Card Processing (718) 630-4557
Information and Referral (718) 630-4848
In-Processing (718) 630-4557
Legal Services and JAG (718) 630-4743
Medical Appointments (718) 630-4417
NAF Human Resources Officer (718) 630-4849
On-Post housing at Fort Hamilton is privatized and provided by Balfour Beatty Communities. Call 718-630-4697 for information about on-post family quarters or referrals for off-post quarters.
21.3 miles from base
Garden City is a family friendly city with good schools and many housing options.
6.8 miles from base
Park Slope is a family friendly neighborhood in Brooklyn. It is close to Prospect Park with quick access to chain stores and co-ops.
In Brooklyn, the summers are warm and humid and the winters are very cold and windy. It is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 85°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 92°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 2 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 85°F and low of 71°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 3 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 28°F and high of 39°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from March 31 to August 27, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on August 1. The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from August 27 to March 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on January 28.
The cost of living in Brooklyn, NY is 40% higher than the average in New York and it is 66% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation 9%, utilities 10%, goods and services 33%, housing 30%, groceries 13%, and health care 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general costs of goods there. In Brooklyn, goods and services are 36% higher than the average in New York and are 49% higher than the national average.
New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Brooklyn, one of New York City’s five boroughs, sits on the western end of Long Island. The iconic Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn to Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.
Some other points of interest include Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Met, Bryant Park, American Museum of Natural History, Chelsea Market, Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, MetLife Stadium, and Madison Square Garden.