Fort Leavenworth Army Base
U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Command and General Staff College, 15th Military Police Brigade
881 McClellan Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
Fort Leavenworth is a U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (USA CAC), located at Fort Leavenworth. It overlooks the Missouri River, on the border between Kansas and Missouri and spans across 5,200 acres. Fort Leavenworth is located in the heartland of America near the geographical center of the United States.
CAC is responsible for six core functions: functional training, leader development and education, collective training, doctrine, training support, and lessons learned. In order to accomplish these functions, CAC has five major subordinate organizations all located at Fort Leavenworth: the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Center for Army Lessons Learned, the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate, the Combined Arms Center-Training, and the TRADOC Program Integration Office-Mission Command.
There are over 12,733 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, DoD personnel, civilians, military family members, and retirees assigned to Fort Leavenworth.
Kansas City International Airport (KCI) is 20 miles southeast of the post. There are no commercial buses, military buses, or rail service to or from the post. Airport limousine service operates on a 24-hour call basis. Call Rick’s Airport Express at (913) 651-4649, (1-800-331-6796) approximately 24 hours in advance to ensure a reservation for transportation to Fort Leavenworth.
Directions from KCI and I-29
- From KCI airport terminals follow the signs to I-29 North.
- Go North on I-29 for approximately 8 miles to Exit 18, Route 92, Platte City Exit.
- Turn left (West) on Route 92 through Platte City and toward the town of Tracy.
- After crossing the Platte River follow the sign that points left (West) toward Leavenworth 10 miles.
- After crossing the Missouri bridge continue on Metropolitan Ave to the Fort Leavenworth Front Gate.
Vehicles can access Fort Leavenworth through Grant, Sherman or Hancock gates. There must be at least one adult occupant that has their Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID card to present to the access control guards. Additionally, you may enter if you present your Locally Approved Credential (LAC) or a Temporary Pass issued by the Visitor Control Center.
Permanent-party soldiers assigned to the Combined Arms Center sign-in and inprocess with Headquarters Command S-1 located in Room 140, Bldg. 198 at 600 Thomas Avenue. Duty hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. After duty hours, unaccompanied soldiers, E5 and below, sign-in with duty personnel in Bldg. 48 located at the corner of McPherson and McClellan Avenues. Accompanied soldiers and E6 and above report to IHG Holiday Inn Express for lodging information, and then report to the S-1 the next duty day. For additional information, call DSN 312-552-7891 or 913-684-7891. After-duty hours contact 913-684-7899.
All United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) personnel sign in with the S-1 or SDNCO in Bldg 429 at the corner of McPherson and Bluntville Avenues. Call 913-758-5827 for more information.
MEDDAC and DENTAC personnel report to the Medical Company orderly room located on the 3rd floor of Munson Army Health Center; phone 913-684-6730/6732. After duty hours personnel should report to the ADO on the 1st floor of the health center; phone 913-684-6000.
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 Kansas school, a child must be at least 5 years old before or on August 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
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.
Kansas Department of Social Services (620) 241-3802
Kansas Department for Children and Families 1-833-765-2003
To protect children, promote healthy families and encourage personal responsibility.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (785)-296-1086
Promote, preserve and protect the health of all residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.
Leavenworth County Humane Society (913) 250-0506
Leavenworth County Sheriff (913) 682-5724
Base Operator (913) 684-4021
Chaplain (913) 684-2210
Civilian Personnel Office (913) 684-2151
Dental Headquarters (913) 684-5516
EFMP Family Support (315) 772-5476
Family Advocacy Program (913) 684-2800
Family Child Care (315) 772-2250
Housing Services Office (913) 682-6300
ID/CAC Card Processing (913) 684-2636
Information and Referral (913) 684-2800
In-Processing (913) 684-5597
Legal Services and JAG (913) 684-4944
Medical Appointments (913) 684-6250
NAF Human Resources Officer (913) 684-1717
Suicide Prevention Hotline (913) 684-2875
Housing at Fort Leavenworth is privatized and managed by Frontier Heritage Communities. Options include 1,580 three and four bedroom, multiplexes, duplexes and eightplexes. There are very few single family dwellings. Call 913-682-6300 for more information.
5.5 miles from base
Shenandoah is a family friendly neighborhood in Leavenworth. It is a popular neighborhood for military families and is close to shopping areas.
7 miles from base
Lansing is a small town with many military families. It has good schools and is close to shopping areas.
In Leavenworth, the summers are hot, muggy, and wet, and the winters are short, very cold, dry, and windy. It is partly cloudy year round and over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 89°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 98°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 30 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 89°F and low of 70°F. The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 28 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 22°F and high of 39°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from March 29 to September 26, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on June 8. The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from September 26 to March 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on January 12.
Tornado season is from April through October, with typical peak season for tornadoes occurring during the months of April, May, and June. However, tornadoes can occur anytime of the year.
The cost of living in Leavenworth, KS is 1% lower than the Kansas average and 12% lower than the country average. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Leavenworth, KS are 2% higher than the average for Kansas and 3% lower than the rest of the country.
Fort Leavenworth is 25 miles from Kansas City, a major metropolitan area that has shopping, museums, restaurants, and many other amenities. The city of Leavenworth has a large historic shopping area, restaurants, museums, and parks, as well.
Some points of interest include Haymarket Square, Cider Hill Family Orchard, Great Wolf Lodge, Big 11 Lake, and Weston Bend State Park.