Fort Leavenworth Community


Fort Leavenworth, where many great leaders have served, overlooks the Missouri River on the border between Kansas and Missouri. Fort Leavenworth is in the heartland of America near the geographical center of the United States.

Its campus-like setting, open green landscape, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a historical landmark. Fort Leavenworth has one of the largest and oldest National Historic Landmark Districts in the Department of the Army.

Fort Leavenworth prides itself as a Community of Excellence, keeping safety as a priority. Caring and involved Soldiers, dedicated civilian employees, and community-minded family members make Fort Leavenworth “the Best Hometown in the Army.”

Surrounding communities, including nearby Leavenworth, Lansing and Kansas City, make great neighbors for Fort Leavenworth, providing plenty of exciting things to do and see.

Four distinct seasons and sun-filled days help to create an appealing place to live, work and go to school. This part of the country is characterized by highly variable weather, but generally enjoys lush, green springs; leisurely, sultry summers; scenic, crisp autumns; and cold, frosty winters.

Kansas lies within our nation’s “tornado alley,” and severe storms are most likely during April, May and June. Thunderstorms can develop quickly and be severe, but usually move on rapidly. Fort Leavenworth is certified as a StormReady community and takes the utmost precautions to warn residents and ensure their safety during severe weather. Residents and workers need to be familiar with basic weather precautions and the locations of public storm shelters. Contact the Installation Operations Center at (913) 684-4448 for the current Fort Leavenworth weather status.

We look forward to serving you upon your arrival, and hope that your Fort Leavenworth experience leaves a lasting impression, as you enjoy living in the Best Hometown in the Army!

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