Fort Knox Army Base
First Army Division East, United States Army Human Resources Command, U.S. Army Marketing and Engagement Brigade, 19th Engineer Battalion, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), 902nd Military Intelligence Group, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Ireland Army Community Hospital MEDDAC, United States Army Recruiting Command, 100th Infantry Division, Army Reserve Aviation Command, 84th Division, 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center
411 Eisenhower Avenue, Building 1477, Fort Knox, KY 40121
Fort Knox is a United States Army installation located in the counties of Bullitt, Hardin, and Mead and is located 35 miles south from Louisville, and north of Elizabethtown. It spans across 109,000 acres and is a certified Kentucky city. It is the sixth largest urban community in the Commonwealth. Fort Knox is adjacent to the city of Radcliff, 15 miles north of Elizabethtown, and approximately 35 miles south of Louisville.
Fort Knox is one of the most multi-functional installations in the Army. The units and organizations range from U.S. Army Forces Command war-fighting units and Reserve component training units to commands which are responsible for identifying, educating and recruiting the Army’s newest officers and Soldiers. There are over 40,000 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, military families, civilians, and retirees assigned to Fort Knox.
Arriving at Fort Knox
The closest airport to Fort Knox is Louisville International Airport.
Directions from Louisville International Airport:
- From TERMINAL DR, take I-264 E / I-65 S ramp
Take ramp onto I-65 S – go 6.3 mi
- Take exit 125 and merge onto KY-841 W / GENE SNYDER FWY – go 10.1 mi
- Take exit 1 for US-31W / US-60 toward FORT KNOX / LOUISVILLE – go 0.2 mi
- Keep LEFT at fork, following signs to FORT KNOX
- Turn LEFT onto US-31W S / DIXIE HWY – go 17.7 mi
- Take BULLION BLVD EAST ramp toward FORT KNOX – go 0.2 mi
- Merge onto BULLION BLVD
- End at BULLION BLVD (Chaffee Gate) FORT KNOX, KY
IN/OUT Processing is located in White Hall, 25 W. Chaffee Ave, building 1384, room B2. You may sign-in in Civilian clothes, but when you come back for your processing appointment you must be in BDU or Class B uniform.
If you have a sponsor, let them know when you are arriving. This will be especially helpful if you need transportation.
All Soldiers assigned to Fort Knox as permanent party should report to building 2020 prior to reporting to their unit. If the Soldier is on PTDY, they should report to family Housing located in building 1383 prior to reporting to IOPC. Soldiers will report to IOPC for processing from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Soldiers signing in from leave during duty hours should have their DA FM 31 and reassignment orders to include all amendments. Processing includes confirmation of assignment, publication of amendments (if applicable), updating personnel files and scheduling in-processing appointments.
All personnel should register for housing during their in-processing. This applies to Family Housing and Transient Housing. If you plan to live off post, you may go to the CHRRS office located in building 1383 before you sign in to inquire about off post housing.
You must bring your personnel records, orders, and leave form. It is important that you hand carry your medical records, will, school records (if possible), any other pertinent documents you will need before your shipment arrives, many copies of your orders.
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 Kentucky school, a child must be at least 5 years old before or on August 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.
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (800) 372-2973
Bullitt County Animal Shelter (502) 543-8686
Bullitt County Sheriff Department (502) 543-2514
On-Post Housing at Fort Knox is privatized by Actus Lend Lease and Knox Hills LLC. Please call 502-799-6550 for more information.
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In Fort Knox, the summers are warm and muggy and the winters are short, very cold, and wet. It is partly cloudy year round and over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 87°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 94°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 26 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 87°F and low of 69°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 30 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 27°F and high of 43°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from March 17 to August 6, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 8. The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from August 6 to March 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on October 15.
The cost of living in Fort Knox is 17% higher than the average in Kentucky and compared to the national average it is 4% higher. The cost of living index is made up of the following categories: transportation 9%, utilities 10%, goods and services 33%, housing 30%, groceries 13%, and health care 5%. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general costs of goods in a particular city. In Fort Knox, KY goods and services are 1% lower than the average in Kentucky and are equal to the nationwide average.
Fort Knox is located near the cities of Radcliff, Elizabethtown, and Louisville. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy, shopping areas, restaurants, and museums. Elizabethtown hosts the annual Heartland Festival with hot air balloons, fireworks, rides, and a parade.
Some points of interest include Saunders Springs, Freeman Lake Park, Churchill Downs, and Louisville Zoo.
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