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Fort Gordon, GA

Fort Gordon, GA 30905  |  Post Operator: DSN: 780-0110, (706) 791-0110

Fort Gordon: Overview

The major units that currently call Fort Gordon home include the 73rd Ordnance (TRADOC), 369th Signal (TRADOC), 447th Signal (TRADOC) and the 551st Signal Battalions of the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade and the 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, and the 67th and 50th Signal Battalion of the 35th Signal Brigade. Considering the nature of the units stationed at Fort Gordon, this installation is also considered “The Home of the Signal Corps.” The mission of the post is to provide signal and ordnance training to the troops. More soldiers receive training at Fort Gordon than any other branch training center in the Army.

This post was approved for construction prior to the outbreak of WWII. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 4th Infantry Division moved to what was then known as Camp Gordon. Two other divisions moved to the installation during the war including the 26th Infantry Division and the 10th Armored Division. In addition, Camp Gordon was an internment camp for prisoners of war. Following WWII, the post was used to out process soldiers and as housed convicted criminals in its barracks. In 1948, the post narrowly avoided deactivation when the Army moved the Military Police School to Camp Gordon. That same year, a Signal Corps training center was established here.

Fort Gordon: Education

Fort Gordon is a major TRADOC post and is a great place to begin or continue the pursuit of a college degree. A great route to take is to utilize the Tuition Assistance (TA) Program and the GI Bill and attend an online school. With all of the responsibilities that you have, online schools provide you with the convenience that you need. You can take classes when you want, wherever you are. Learn more by requesting information from a number of these schools. Start by clicking the "Find A School" button below:

Fort Gordon: Location

Fort Gordon is located near the city of Augusta, Georgia near the western border of South Carolina. The considerable size of the installation requires the occupation of territory in four of Georgia’s counties, including Richmond County, Jefferson County, McDuffie County, and Columbia County. The cities nearest to Fort Gordon include Grovetown, GA, Gracewood, GA, Evans, GA, Martinez, GA, Hephzibah, GA, and Blythe, GA. Atlanta is only about 132 miles to the west of the post.

Fort Gordon: Interesting Facts

  • The namesake of Fort Gordon is Major General John Brown Gordon, who was a General in the Confederate army, the governor of Georgia, and a U.S. Senator.
  • This installation was originally named Camp Gordon. It was renamed Fort Gordon on March 21, 1956.
  • The original Camp Gordon was located in Dekalb County and was used for basic training during WWI. Sergeant Alvin C. York attended basic training at this post. Sergeant York was the most decorated American Soldier in WWI. Among his decorations was the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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