Army Star

Fort Knox Army Base

The Human Resource Center of Excellence
411 Eisenhower Avenue, Building 1477, Fort Knox, KY 40121

Fort Knox

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 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.

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.

Base Population

40,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve, family members, civilians, DoD members, and retirees