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

HISTORY:
Fort Leavenworth, the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River, has devoted more than 170 years of service to the nation.  Colonel Henry Leavenworth, with the officers and men of the 3rd Infantry Regiment from Jefferson Barracks at St. Louis, MO, established Fort Leavenworth in 1827.  In 1866, the U.S. Congress authorized the formation of four black regiments, who became known as the "Buffalo Soldiers".  In 1881, Gen. William T. Sherman established the School of Application for Cavalry and Infantry.  That school evolved into the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

MISSION:
The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC) is located at Fort Leavenworth.  CAC is responsible for six core functions:  functional training, leader development and education, collective training, doctrine, training support, and lessons learned.  In order to accomplish these functions, CAC has five major subordinate organizations all located at Fort Leavenworth:  the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Center for Army Lessons Learned, the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate, the Combined Arms Center-Training, and the TRADOC Program Integration Office-Battle Command.

POPULATION SERVED:
Fort Leavenworth supports approximately 5383 active duty troops (all branches), 90 international officers, 5200 family members, 2150 DA civilians and a large military retiree community.  Additionally, Fort Leavenworth provides support services to family members of National Guard and Reserve units in our area.

SPONSORSHIP:
For information about sponsorship please contact:
BCTP:  913-684-5924  DSN 552
705th/USDB:  913-758-5856/50  585
USA COMBINED ARMS CENTER (USACAC):  
913-684-3664/1763/7894  DSN 552
MEDDAC:  913-684-6739  DSN 552
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS TO AG:  913-684-2653  DSN 552
Please refer to installation check-in for reporting procedures.  You may forward your mail to the local Post Office by using the following address:  name and rank, General Delivery, Leavenworth, KS  66048.  Check with the Postmaster at 4th Street and Shawnee, downtown Leavenworth about any mail that may have arrived for you.  

TEMPORARY LODGING:
Fort Leavenworth has a wide variety of lodging facilities to accommodate your individual requirements.  Hoge Barracks, which houses the lodging office and welcome center, is located off Grant Ave approximately 1 mile from the front gate.  You may make reservations by calling
1-800-854-8627 or by calling direct 913-684-4091,
DSN 552-4091.  PCS and TDY personnel may make reservations up to 30 days in advance.  A non-availability statement is required prior to staying in off-post accommodations.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:
Newcomer's briefings are offered every day at ACS as part of in-processing.  We highly encourage family members to attend.  Your Army Community Service Center is located at 615 McClellan Ave, we provide information on housing, childcare, education, schools, maps, directions and local community information.  Our Lending Closet is fully stocked with basic kitchen essentials free of charge for 30 days.  Items such as pots, pans, irons, coffee makers, sleeping mats, linens, tables and chairs and baby items are available.  For further information contact the ACS Relocation Readiness Program at 913-684-2800, DSN 552-2800.

CRITICAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION:
Tornado season is from April thru October, with typical peak season for tornadoes occurring during the months of APRIL, MAY, and JUNE.  However, tornadoes can occur anytime of the year.  Tornado information is included in welcome packages and Newcomer's information upon arrival.


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