FORT MCPHERSON
Atlanta, GA 30330, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Welcome to The Army in Atlanta

Welcome to our Army community in Atlanta. Both Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem are small in area, but they are important to our country's defense because of the many headquarters and military activities located here. Fort McPherson, steeped in tradition and proud of its appearance and history, is a blend

Our Neighbors, Our Partners

Atlanta was established in 1837 when a New Hampshire engineer broke ground for the southwestern terminal of the Western and Atlantic Railroad. The city has had several names throughout its history. It was first named Terminus, and later renamed Marthasville, after the daughter of the governor. It was changed to

Housing

Part of the Directorate of Public Works/Directorate of Logistics, the Housing Division staff is responsible for on-post family homes, unaccompanied personnel housing for Soldiers in grades E-5 and below and off-post housing referral service.Hours of operations are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Many of the homes

Health Care

The Lawrence Joel U.S. Army Health Clinic (LJAHC), located in Building 125, opened as a new facility at Fort McPherson in 1998. The staff provides a wide range of health care services to a large patient population. For the clinic information line and telephone directory, call 404-464-0312. The clinic is

Services

Army Career and Alumni Program The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) was created by the Army to provide world-class transition and job assistance services to the Soldiers and Civilian employees and their Family members who have selflessly served their nation. ACAP provides its customers a wide range of services,

The Army in Atlanta

The U.S. Army Garrison manages installation functions and services at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem.As it facilitates everything from infrastructure to air space and Army Family team building, the garrison works to ensure military activities can focus on their individual missions. Garrison Soldiers and Civilian employees provide cradle-to-grave support to

Facilities

Army and Air Force Exchange Service AAFES serves with two Post Exchanges: the Fort McPherson Mini-Mall and the Fort Gillem Main Store. Store telephone numbers and hours are as follows: The Fort McPherson Mini-Mall The store is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday from 9

History of Fort McPherson

The history of the Army in Atlanta has evolved from the state militia's use of a pasture for a meeting place and drill ground in 1835 — where Fort McPherson sits today — to the current Army presence at Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem and various locations throughout Atlanta. Fort McPherson,

History of Fort Gillem

Fort Gillem is a 1,500-acre complex in Forest Park. It has contributed more than five decades of service to America by working side by side with the surrounding Clayton County communities. This relationship began in 1941 when the Atlanta General Depot, located in the Candler Warehouse in southwest Atlanta, moved

Recreation

Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem employees and their Families work hard to make these installations the successes they are.When it's time to relax, there are many recreational activities available to them. On-Post Activities Athletic Fields and parks Fort McPherson has two athletic fields: Gammon Field and Talmadge Field. Both are

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