Updated On: 12/18/2012 11:43:46 AM
Welcome to Fort Gordon and the Central Savannah River Area! Fort Gordon is a large, multi-mission, multi-service military installation providing base services and support across a wide spectrum of training, operational and Soldier sustainment needs. The installation supports Army and Department of Defense organizations and activities performing regional and worldwide missions including communications training and operations, military intelligence, medical and dental care, force integration and mobilization. Fort Gordon is dedicated to increasing its own Army community’s involvement and the local civilian community’s involvement in day-to-day support operations.
Fort Gordon is a leader in every aspect of Augusta area activities. Fort Gordon is extremely proud of its successful community partnerships.
The installation is home to the U.S. Army Signal Regiment and host to a multi-service community of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and multinational forces and has become a center for joint forces activities, training and operations.
Fort Gordon is the largest employer in the C.S.R.A. With a population of more than 15,000 military, nearly 8,000 civilians, 2,500 family members, and almost 74,000 other area residents served by Fort Gordon, we directly support more than 100,000 members of the region’s population. Clearly, much of the installation’s annual economic impact of $2.2 billion goes directly into area shops, real estate, banks and other businesses.
Fort Gordon and the Central Savannah River Area are valued neighbors, trusted community partners and recognized leaders in city management and public administration, continuously improving both communities with quality facilities and excellent services. Fort Gordon has met the challenge of change by becoming a proactive and diverse community that welcomes partnerships with its innovative approaches to installation management.
By working together, everyone benefits by making Fort Gordon and the local communities one integrated, cooperative and caring community.
Whether you come to Fort Gordon to learn, to teach, to live or to work as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, as a mission partner or to provide the vast support necessary to maintain a military post of this size, you will be a vital part of the installation and a valued member of the Central Savannah River Area community.
Fort Gordon can be reached from Interstate 20, located on the western edge of Augusta, Ga. The Dyess Parkway (Interstate 20, Exit 194) leads you directly to Fort Gordon’s main entrance. Or take the Bobby Jones Expressway (Interstate 520, Exit 196) then drive east on Interstate 520 to Exit 4 onto Highway 278 (Gordon Highway/Fort Gordon exit). These exits will lead you onto Fort Gordon through the Main Gate (Gate 1). Fort Gordon is approximately 139 miles east of Atlanta, 80 miles southwest of Columbia, S.C., and 122 miles northwest of Savannah, Ga. Located about eight miles southwest of Augusta, Fort Gordon’s location is close to the Augusta metropolitan area and an easy drive to Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, the beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains.
All personnel arriving at Fort Gordon as permanent party should report to the Soldier Service Center, Darling Hall, Building 33720, on the corner of Chamberlain Avenue and Kilbourne Street. When reporting, personnel should have orders, DA Form 31 (Request and Authority for Leave) and all personnel records, as well as medical and dental records. (706) 791-1922 or (706) 791-4181. Personnel assigned to the National Security Agency/Central Security Services Georgia should report to Building 28423 on Brainard Avenue. (706) 791-9181.
Enlisted trainee/student personnel reporting weekdays after 4 p.m. and on weekends and holidays should report to the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade Staff Duty Desk, Building 25710, on Barnes Avenue. (706) 791-8314. Reporting information is also available at the Military Police Station, Building 32422, on Rice Road. (706) 791-4380.
Where to report at Fort Gordon
If you are enlisted and are here for training in a Signal or Ordnance MOS, report to the 15th Signal Brigade, Building 25710 on Barnes Avenue. If you need a ride from the Augusta airport, call staff duty at (706) 791-8314.
If you are here for a course at the Regimental NCO Academy, report to Building 24402 on the corner of Lane Avenue and 25th Street, regardless of the time of arrival.
Officers here for Signal training courses should report to the 442d Signal Battalion in Greeley Hall, Building 29809, regardless of the time of arrival. Staff Duty (706) 791-8220.
If you are Signal permanent party and arriving during duty hours, enlisted should report to Darling Hall, Room 207. Officers report to Darling Hall, Room 262. After duty hours, Soldiers in a Signal MOS with no unit specified on their orders report to the 15th Signal Brigade, Building 25710 on Barnes Avenue.
If reporting to the 35th Signal Brigade during duty hours report to Darling Hall. After hours, report to the 35th Brigade HQ, Building 25526, on Brainard Avenue. Staff Duty (706) 791-9306.
7th Signal Command report to Darling Hall during duty hours; after hours, report to Building 25440 on Barnes Avenue.
513th MI Brigade report to Darling Hall during duty hours; after hours report to Building 21710 on Barnes Avenue.
706th MI GP and 707th MI Battalion report to Darling Hall during duty hours; after hours call (706) 791-0429.
Eisenhower Army Medical Center (all ranks) should report to Building 319. After hours, report to Staff Duty at the hospital.
U.S. Army DENTAC personnel should report to Building 38717 on 38th Street; after hours report to Staff Duty at the hospital.
U.S. Army Dental Lab personnel should report to Building 322 on East Hospital Road. After hours, report to Staff Duty at the hospital.
NIOC Georgia personnel should report to Command Admin in Building 28423 during normal working hours (Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). After hours, contact the CDO at (706) 564-0703.
480th ISR Group (31st and 3rd Intel Squadrons) should report to Building 28423 during duty hours. After hours, locate lodging and report the next duty day.
338th TRS personnel should report to Building 25703 regardless of time of arrival.
Co D Marine Support Battalion personnel should report to Building 28423. After hours, locate lodging and report next duty day.
Marine Corps Detachment personnel should report to Building 25707; after hours call the duty officer at (706) 399-1888. If arriving at the Augusta Regional Airport, call the duty officer.
International students should call (760) 791-6020 during the duty day; call (760) 791-8220 after hours.
The installation housing services include on-post family quarters, community housing referral and relocation assistance.
On-post housing is operated by Balfour Beatty Communities, located on post at 155 Third Ave. in front of the Olive Terrace townhomes. To coordinate on post housing, service members can visit Balfour Beatty’s Community Management Office at 155 Third Ave., go to www.ftgordonfamilyhousing.com or call (706) 772-7041. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.and 4:30 to 6 p.m. with limited staff. The Housing Services Office (HSO), located in Room 129, Darling Hall, Building 33720, on Chamberlain Avenue and Kilbourne Street, manages off- post relocation and referral services and occupant complaints for the installation and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Residential Communities Initiative Project (RCI) Office is co-located with the HSO Office and can be reached at (706) 791-6559/4302. There is no unaccompanied personnel housing for officers and senior enlisted personnel available on the installation. Information pertaining to unaccompanied personnel housing can be obtained by calling (706) 791-7067. The Housing Services Office maintains a complete up-to-date listing of available housing within local communities. Since a waiting period usually exists for on-post family housing for most grades, many personnel must seek temporary housing within the local community. The Housing Services Office offers counseling and personal attention to your specific needs, which enables you to choose wisely from various types of off-post housing. Newcomers are required to report to the Housing Services Office before seeking off-post quarters. This office also serves as a relocation point to those members who are rotating from Fort Gordon to other installations. Housing information pertinent to the gaining installation and its surrounding communities is available on file to assist families in transition. (706) 791-5116/9656/9658. You can visit the new Army one stop housing assistance website at www.onestoparmy.com.
IHG Army Hotels is pleased to see to all your lodging needs at Fort Gordon, Ga. We offer free breakfast, free high-speed Internet connection, free Wi-Fi, free evening social during the week, free on-site fitness center, free guest laundry, free on-post shuttle service, free business center and pet-friendly rooms just to name the highlights. You can also earn priority club points and concierge services. Everyone is welcome! Call (706) 790-3676 or visit our website for reservations or more information.
(706) 791-4184, DSN 780-4184
Darling Hall, Building 33720
The Transportation Office is located in Darling Hall, Building 33720. Transportation will advise military personnel on weight restrictions and allowances, and assist with inbound shipments of household goods and other moving details.
Installation Vehicle Access
(706) 791-3071, DSN 780-3071
Darling Hall, Building 33720, Suite 151
Visitor Control Center, Gate #1,
Drivers who want to enter Fort Gordon must possess a valid DoD ID card or a valid Fort Gordon Pass. Passes will only be issued to visitors in the right lane at Gate 1, accessible from the Jimmy Dyess Parkway. To obtain a temporary pass, visitors must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. DoD vehicle decals are no longer used for access at Fort Gordon. All vehicles are subject to random inspections. For more information contact the Visitor Control Center.
ID Cards and DEERS Office
(706) 791-1930, DSN 780-1930
Darling Hall, Building 33720, Suite 161
The ID Card Section/DEERS Office is located in Room 161, of Darling Hall, Building 33720. Hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(706) 791-4380, DSN 780-4380
All personnel who possess privately owned firearms/weapons and reside on the installation must register them within 72 hours of arrival on the installation at the Military Police Station, Building 32422 on Rice Road. Fort Gordon Regulation 210-13 and Fort Gordon Form 9243 establishes the criteria for possessing, registering, carrying, concealing, and transporting firearms and/or other deadly or dangerous weapons and instruments on Fort Gordon.
Freedom Park School
Freedom Park School is a Richmond County Board of Education School serving grades pre-K through eight. All PK-8 school students who live on-post are zoned to attend Freedom Park. Educational opportunities are available through a basic curriculum including language arts, math, science, social studies, health, physical education and fine arts. These should be in conjunction with creative ideas, positive input and active parental involvement. All educational activities should be presented in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning yet allows enough flexibility to address individual differences. Freedom Park School’s goal is to produce a learning climate in which students achieve, regardless of their socioeconomic or ethnic background. The goals of Freedom Park School are to build the self-esteem of all students, to provide programs enhanced by computer technology, to support and enforce the academic program that is given from the state and county, and to encourage a supportive and open partnership among students, teachers, parents and community.
The faculty and staff of Freedom Park School believe in dedication to academic and social excellence. Teachers have the challenge of educating the nation’s most valued resources intellectually, socially, emotionally, as well as physically.
Quality education and high test scores are the criteria that inspire faculty and staff to keep abreast of the ever changing educational trends. Realizing that complacency has no place in the classroom, teachers stress self-improvement through higher education. Freedom Park School is located at 345 42nd St., Building 43400, off Avenue of the States. read more...