Camp Navajo Army Base
1404th Transportation Company, 362nd Ordinance Company, 819th Sapper Engineer Company, 856th Military Police Company, and the 194th Engineer Detachment
1 Hughes Ave, Bellemont, AZ 86015
Camp Navajo is an expansive United States Army training facility and ammunition storage depot located near Belmont and Flagstaff Arizona. Primarily used by the Arizona Army National Guard, the facility spans across 28,347 acres and is comprised of heavily forested, grassy, gently rolling to steep terrain at approximately 7,100 feet in elevation. The facility consists of 227 miles of roads, 38 miles of rail, and approximately 777 ammunition storage igloos. Camp Navajo is striving towards the first NetZero installation in the state and already provides its own water and waste water distribution systems. Facilities include approximately 170 buildings, of which 32 are currently used for administration, maintenance, operations, and storage. The igloo magazine structures are generally used for storage of conventional (and former chemical) munitions. It has become one of the most important training facilities in the United States Army Reserve and National Guard network.
The Camp has a unique concept of operations. The installation has four missions. These are: (1) Operate a National Guard training site (2) Provide command and control of the Arizona Army National Guard force structure in Northern Arizona (3) Provide depot-level storage services to various DoD customers (4) Operate under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty guidelines for ballistic missile storage.
There are over 8,000 active duty, guard and reserve, family members, and DoD personnel and retirees assigned to Camp Navajo.
Flagstaff Pullium Airport is 15 minutes away from Camp Navajo. Get on I-40 E and continue to Flagstaff. Take exit 337 from I-17 S and continue on John Wesley Powell Blvd.
TRICARE Information and News
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FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an Arizona 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.
Coconino County Department of Social Services 928-679-7453
Successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency.
Arizona County Humane Society 602-997-7585
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Arizona Department of Public Health 602-542-1025
Arizona State Highway Patrol 602-223-2000
Base Operator (928) 773-3200
Chaplain (602) 629-4805
Family Readiness (602) 267-2593/2391
ID/CAC Card Processing (928) 773-3124
Housing at Camp Navajo is largely determined by the incoming service members’ purpose on the post. Those cycling through for training evolutions are housed in single or double room barracks and open squad bays. At any given time Camp Navajo has the ability to house at least 600 temporarily assigned soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines. Senior enlisted and commissioned service members have additional private housing options within the base.
2 miles from Base
Affordable, single family homes. Safe community with low crime rate. Schools around 10 miles from neighborhood.
In Flagstaff, the summers are warm and mostly clear, and the winters are very cold, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 81°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 88°F.
Flagstaff has a dry semi-continental climate with five distinct seasons: a cold and snowy winter, with extended dry periods punctuated by deep snows about once every 3–4 weeks; a dry and windy spring with occasional snows; a very dry and warm early summer from May to early July; a wet monsoon season from July to early September; and a dry and pleasant fall which lasts until the first snows in November.
In Flagstaff, AZ, the overall cost of living is 18% higher than the Arizona average and 15% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Flagstaff, Az, the cost of goods and services are 4% higher than the Arizona average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.
Flagstaff is surrounded by mountains, desert and Ponderosa pine forests. It’s a gateway to the San Francisco Peaks, home to Arizona’s tallest mountain (Humphreys Peak) and the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort. Nearby, Wupatki National Monument has Native American pueblo sites, and Walnut Canyon National Monument is dotted with their cliff dwellings.
Flagstaff is known for the abundance of outdoor activities that it offers. Whether you enjoy hiking, running, biking, rock climbing, or even riding a Segway, Flagstaff has almost every activity to satisfy your outdoor needs. Close to downtown is the Urban Trail System which has about 56 miles of trails in Flagstaff. FUTS trails offer an incredibly diverse range of experiences; some trails are located along busy streets, while others traverse beautiful natural places all within the urban area of Flagstaff. It’s perfect for hiking, biking or even if you want to go on a leisurely stroll. AZ Segway and Pedal Tours offer fun, comprehensive bike and Segway tours of downtown Flagstaff. They offer a variety of different adventures, including a haunted ghost tour and craft beer bike tour, so you can discover the side of Arizona that you enjoy the most. Biking is another popular recreational activity in Northern Arizona. There is an abundance of different biking trails for visitors and locals to enjoy.