Fort Hunter Ligette Army Base
80th Division, 91st Training Division
238 California Avenue, Fort Hunter Liggett, CA 93928
Fort Hunter Liggette (FHL) is located in the mountains of central California and is approximately 250 miles north of Los Angeles and 150 miles south of San Francisco. The fort is bordered on the north by the Salinas Valley, on the east by Los Padres National Forest, on the west by Monterey, and on the south by San Luis Obispo. It is the largest reserve command post in the country, with over 165,000 acres of land.
FHL provides year-round training environment that resembles 20 percent of the world’s terrain which makes it ideal for armored task force maneuvers as well as aviation training. Its equipped for multiple ranges for weapons’ usage and live ammo use. The base is home to helipads as well as 33 drop zones, allowing for battalion sized mass attacks and sling load operations that would not be possible elsewhere. The base’s massive square mileage allows for mission simulations and training to be carried out with minimal disruption to the surrounding areas. It is one of a few bases that has served the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Airforce, and National Guard training. FHL has many support services and resources for military and civilian personnel working and living on post, such as housing, barracks, a commissary and military Exchange, bowling alley, recreational center, sports facility, and more.
FHL is home to approximately 28,000 personnel including those from the US Army, Army Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Air Force, Marine Corps, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, ROTC, Civilians and Government staff. This number can increase up to 40,000 during training rotations. There are 13,363 military retirees and 38,769 Family Members within a 40-mile radius of FHL.
The USAG Fort Hunter Liggett conducts 100% identification checks at Fort Hunter Liggett, and random vehicle searches.
Post Access Requirements:
- Current drivers license for vehicle operators.
- Current govt. (federal/state) identification card for passengers and all adults in vehicle.
- Current proof of vehicle insurance.
- Current state vehicle registration (temporary or permanent).
- If driving a rental car, must have rental agreement.
The nearest airport is San Jose International Airport, located 134 miles from the installation.
- Head towards the airport exit on Airport Blvd
- Slight right to stay on Airport Blvd (signs for Departures A/Terminal C)
- Slight right (signs for CA-87/US-101/Skyport Dr)
- Slight right to merge onto CA-87 SOUTH/Guadalupe Pkwy toward Downtown
- Take the exit toward CA-85 SOUTH
- Take exit 1A on the left to merge onto CA-85 SOUTH toward Gilroy
- Take exit 1A to merge onto US-101 SOUTH toward Los Angeles
- Take the CR-G14/Jolon Rd exit toward Fort Hunter Liggett
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.
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FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. 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.
Promote, preserve and protect the health of all Monterey County residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.
Base Operator (831) 386-2505
Chaplain (831) 386-2808
Family Center (831) 386-2372
Housing Services Office (831) 386-2075
ID/CAC Card Processing (831) 386-3009
Legal Services and JAG (831) 386-2896
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
On-base housing is available for those who are training or stationed at Fort Hunter Ligette. There are 84 family housing units and availability changes daily depending on inbound personnel. Call the housing office at 831-386-2075 for more information. All personnel will need to submit a DD-1746 Application for Family Housing and a copy of their orders. DOD civilians must have a copy of your offer letter of employment and proof of dependent status to qualify for Army Family Housing at Fort Hunter Liggett. There are 186 military billeting rooms and 36 open bay rooms available, as well. Call the billeting office at 831-386-2535 for more information. All personnel will need to submit a TSR-Form Training Support Request Form for Billeting and a copy of the soldier’s orders for all Mobilized and/or Active Guard Reserve Soldiers requiring UPH quarters.
Temporary lodging is available through IHG Army Hotels and the Historic Hacienda. Call 831-263-3040 for reservations or more information. For information on The Hacienda, please call 831-386-2900.
UPH Housing consists of 15 units. This facility can house 15- 30 soldiers between E1-E4 double occupancy and E5 single occupancy. For more information please call 831-2075.
6 miles from base
Lockwood is a small community of farms, ranches, vineyards, and is located near San Antonio Lake. The lake is a popular destination for boaters and has many waterfront activities.
28.4 miles from base
Bradley is a tiny town located on the Salinas River with historical sites, beautiful scenery and waterfront activities.
In Monterey County, the summers are short, comfortable, dry, and mostly clear. The winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 68°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 77°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.3 months, from August 15 to October 24, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is October 2, with an average high of 68°F and low of 54°F. The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from December 1 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 44°F and high of 60°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from November 6 to April 10, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on February 20. The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 10 to November 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.
The cost of living in Monterey County is 27% higher than the California average, and 76% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Monterey, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 11% higher than it is in California, and it is 22% higher than the national average.
In Monterey County, most people live near the northern coast and Salinas Valley, while the southern coast and inland mountain regions are sparsely populated. Some of the more popular sites include Monterey Bay, Pebble Beach, River Road Wine Trail, McWay Falls, and 17-Mile Drive. There are also museums, several dining and shopping areas, and family friendly events around the area.