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Fort Huachuca, AZ

Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613  |  Post Operator: DSN: 821-2330, (520) 533-2330

Fort Huachuca: Overview

Fort Huachuca is home to the HQ of the Army Military Auxiliary Radio System, the Joint Interoperability Test Command, and the Electronic Proving Ground. The major units that are stationed here include the 11th Signal Brigade and the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade. There are a number of training courses that take place on post including the Military intelligence Officer Basic Leadership Course Phase Three, the Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course, and the Warrant Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. In addition, the Joint Intelligence Combat Training Center takes place at Fort Huachuca and is hosted by the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade.

Fort Huachuca began as an Army camp in 1877, established to address the Chiricahua threat and provide border security. This post became a permanent Army fixture in 1882 and was renamed Fort Huachuca. It continued to provide security for the area and was even utilized as a staging area to counter the threat of the Apache Nation and the leader Geronimo. In 1913, the installation became the home of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, which was also known as the “Buffalo Soldiers.” During WWII, the post was the home of the 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions. Following the war, it was closed until the arrival of the Signal Corps. It became the HQ for the U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command (SCC) in 1967. Since then, the basic mission of the base remained the same.

Fort Huachuca: Education

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Fort Huachuca: Location

Fort Huachuca is located in Cochise County of Arizona near the communities of Sierra Vista, Hereford, and Huachuca City. The post is only about 15 miles from the northern border of Mexico in the southeastern corner of the state. The geographical landmarks in the area include the San Rafael Ranch State Park, the Coronado National Forest, the Kartchner Caverns State Park, and the Saguaro National Park. Phoenix and Tucson are both located to the northwest of the installation, Phoenix being 165 miles away and Tucson 53 miles away. Other communities in the area include Whetstone, AZ, Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ, Elgin, AZ, Tombstone, AZ, Sonoita, AZ, St. David, AZ, Benson, AZ, and Arivaca, AZ.

Fort Huachuca: Interesting Facts

  • The University of Arizona Wildcats football team conducts a number of training camps and practices at Fort Huachuca.
  • Major General Leonard Wood, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor and served as the Chief of Staff of the Army, was stationed at Fort Huachuca from 1910 until 1914.
  • Movies filmed at Fort Huachuca include Captain Newman, MD, which starred Gregory Peck and Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came. The movie, Clear and Present Danger, which starred Harrison Ford and James Earl Jones, shows equipment from Fort Huachuca being utilized in a signal intelligence operation.
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