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Fort Lee
Installation Overview

Installation Overview


Fort Lee is located three miles east of Petersburg, Virginia on Highway 36 in Prince George County. Fort Lee is 116 miles from Washington, D.C. It is 21 miles from Richmond, the Virginia state capitol. The base operator’s phone number is 804-765-3000 or DSN 312-539-3000.

Military installations are an important part of the local community. We share partnerships with our surrounding communities through the Army Family Covenant to offer Soldiers and Families lodging, restaurants, retail shopping, historical and sport parks. Fort Lee is a high cost military town that is expanding as a result of BRAC and will continue to expand for years to come.



Camp Lee was a major training center during World Wars I and II. It was named in honor of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. During World War II the Quartermaster Replacement Training Center, a Quartermaster Board for research and development, and a Technical Training Center for producing doctrinal literature and training aids were located here. Early in October 1941, the Quartermaster School moved from Philadelphia, making Camp Lee its new home. In 1905, Camp Lee was re-designated Fort Lee and made a permanent installation. The Quartermaster Training Center brought an intensification of training activity to the Quartermaster Corps. In 1962, Fort Lee became headquarters of the Quartermaster Corps. In July 1973, Fort Lee came under the command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. For more information, see the Fort Lee homepage.



To provide logistics doctrine, organizations, training, leader development, and material solutions to sustain a campaign quality Army with joint and expeditionary capabilities during peace and war.


Population served

Fort Lee is home to 5,240 military personnel, 22,096 Family members, and 5,327 civilians. On any given day 9,708 students are trained here.


Base transportation

On post shuttles are available around post for military personnel attending schools here at Fort Lee. Foreign national students, Family members, Teens, DoD Cvilians, Contractors and others may ride the Shuttle Bus with a valid DoD I.D. card only.

The use of these shuttles is also authorized for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) students. The the current bus schedule begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Newcomers (both Service members and Family members) new to Fort Lee are encouraged to ride the Shuttle Bus to key area installation places if their car has not arrived from OCONUS.



The Total Army Sponsorship Program is designed to assist Soldiers, civilian employees and Family members during the relocation process. To request a sponsor a person go to the following website, enter your gaining installation, click “Go.” On the installation homepage located on the right click on “Request a Sponsor.” Complete the mandatory fields and click “Send Message.” Soldiers can also complete DA Form 5434 Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet and give it to the reassignment office during your out-processing interview or take it to the ACS Relocation Assistance office. The Relocation Assistance personnel will scan, fax or mail the form to the gaining Relocation Assistance Manager to contact the gaining unit to obtain a sponsor.

Permanent party Soldiers will report during duty hours in uniform. Soldiers arriving after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends must report to the Soldier Support Center (SSC) Staff Duty NCO. Soldiers will in-process at the SSC 1401 B Avenue, Bldg 3400 and then report to their unit of assignment the same day. The SSC 24-Hour phone number is 804-765-7606.

If you have not been assigned a sponsor or have not been contacted you can request a sponsor by contacting your gaining command or unit. If after contacting your new command you are still having difficulties obtaining a sponsor, contact your Relocation Assistance Personnel for additional help at 804-734-7589 or 804-734-7852.


Temporary quarters

Fort Lee Lodging offers three types of rooms for their guests. Extended Stay rooms are designed for long-term stays and are primarily used for families PCSing in or out. The Visiting Officers Quarters (VOQ) are primarily used for TDY personnel at Fort Lee for training and other authorized guests. The Distinguished Visitor Quarters (DVQ) are primarily used for short-term lodging of senior grade personnel. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance of your PCS or TDY.

Army Lodging at Fort Lee is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Fort Lee Lodging operates 577 units of transient quarters to support the installation’s training mission. Most of the lodging units are single student quarters and six units are two-bedroom apartments that provide temporary lodging for military Families on PCS orders. Fort Lee Army Lodging has 6 apartments for lodging PCS Families, one of which has been designated as the pet room.


Relocation assistance

The Lending Closet provides basic household items for families PCSing awaiting the arrival of household goods. Items provided include; irons, ironing boards, cookware, dishes, cooking utensils, small appliances, baby items, card table and chairs and air mattresses. Linens are not provided.

To view a list of loan items, visit our facebook or the MWR website. Click on Community Service, Army Community Service then Relocaiton Readiness. For additional information call 804-734-7589/7852.


Critical installation information

Fort Lee has two DSN prefixes.

  • If the commercial prefix you are calling is 734, use 687 as the DSN prefix.
  • If the commercial prefix you are calling is 765, use 539 as the DSN prefix.

Requirements to enter Fort Lee is a Military ID, Contract or DoD ID card. Visitors are required to present the following documents to enter Fort Lee:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • Valid Vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Insurance
  • In addition, all adult passengers are required to present identification.

Gate Information:

  • Lee Avenue Gate: Open 24 Hours
  • Mahone Avenue Gate: Open daily, 5:00 a.m- 9:00 p.m.
  • A Avenue Gate: Open Monday – Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Shop Road Gate: Open Monday – Friday, 5:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m.
  • Sisisky Boulevard Gate: Open daily, 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Commercial traffic must enter through Sisisky Boulevard Gate but can exit the installation from any gate.
  • Jackson Circle Gate: Open 24 hours to residents and authorized guest.
  • Temple Avenue Gate (Ordnance Campus): Open 24 hours to staff, residents and authorized guest.

All military personnel assigned to any organization on Fort Lee are expected to comply with Army regulations and directives concerning personal dress and appearance as outlined in Army regulations. Fort Lee is open to the general public, and residents of nearby communities are frequent visitors.

Virginia requires drivers and all front-seat passengers to wear seat belts. All children under age six must be properly secured in a child safety seat or booster seat. Violations will result in a $25 fine. All passengers age 15 and under must wear a seat belt.

The Dukes Welcome Center is adjacent to the Lee gate, just off Route 36. The staff can help visitors find a destination on post and answer general questions about installation services and events. The welcome center hours of operations are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Closed holidays).

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