Moderate compared to the U.S. average.
Every April, the Augusta National hosts the Masters, one of the world’s four major golf tournaments, and the Women's Amateur. These events are held the first two full weeks of April. Thousands of visitors will be in Augusta as early as the practice rounds. Every hotel for miles around will be filled to capacity, often including Pointes West Army Resort and lodging on post. Also, restaurants will be at capacity with a large wait time, so plan to eat at home that week. Do not arrive in Augusta just before or during Masters week without reservations.
Do not plan to arrive or try to find lodging during the first two weeks of April. The area will be flooded with tourists due to the Master's Golf Tournament and the Augusta National Women's Amateur.
Arriving Air Force personnel should view their Inbound Newsletter.
Defense Service Network Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense. Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at 719-567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) and Fort Gordon is a large, multi-mission, multi-service military installation providing base services and support across a wide spectrum of training, operational and Service Member sustainment needs. The installation supports Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Department of Defense personnel performing regional and world-wide missions that include communications training and operations, military intelligence, cyber operations, medical and dental care, force integration and mobilization.
Camp Gordon, named for Lt. John Brown Gordon, was activated for infantry and armor training during World War II. During the war, its 55,000+ acres served as a divisional training base for the 4th and 26th Infantry Divisions and the 10th Armored Division that fought Europe in General George S. Patton’s Third Army.
After World War II, more than 85,000 officers and enlisted personnel were discharged from Camp Gordon’s Army Personnel Center. Other facilities included a U.S. Disciplinary Barracks and, beginning in 1943, a prisoner of war camp for German and Italian World War II captives.
Camp Gordon, almost deserted after June 1948, came to life in September 1948 with the establishment of the Signal Corps Training Center. The post’s training mission grew with the addition of the Military Police School in September 1948 and the activation of the Engineer Aviation Unit Training Center in January 1949 (the latter remained at Cap Gordon for only one year).
The Korean conflict again placed Camp Gordon center stage in preparing Soldiers for combat. In addition to communications personnel at the Signal Training Center’s Signal Corps Replacement Training Center and Signal Unit Training Group, MPs trained for combat assignments while the 51st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade formed three detachments before moving to Camp Stewart, Georgia. In 1950, the installation became the site for Military Government Training for the Army. Also during the decade, Camp Gordon was home to the only Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory in the Continental United States as well as a Rehabilitation Training Center and a U.S. Disciplinary Barracks. In 1953, the Basic Replacement Training Center and the Advanced Leader’s School provided basic training and advanced leadership training (both were inactivated in 1955). The Civil Affairs School arrived in 1955 as part of the Civil Affairs and Military Government School. Camp Gordon, becoming a permanent Army installation on March 21, 1956, was re-designated Fort Gordon. The U.S. Army Training Center (Basic) was activated in 1957.
During the Vietnam War, infantry, military police and signal Soldiers trained at Fort Gordon. While Signal Corps training continued to expand throughout the 1960s, other activities ceased through postwar deactivations and the Military Police School’s move to Fort McClellan, Alabama. In June 1962, all activities of the Signal Corps Training Center were reorganized under the U.S. Army Southeastern Signal School. Designating the installation the U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, the Army consolidated all communications training at Fort Gordon on October 1, 1974. The arrival of the Army’s Computer Science School was only part of the impetus for the fort’s tremendous growth during the 1980s. The following decade found its Mobilization Command deploying numerous troops to Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield Desert Storm (1990-1991).
In September 2014, the US Army established the U.S. Army Cyber branch and Cyber School. Both the Signal and Cyber Schools are subordinate elements of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the headquarters which was formerly known as the U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence.
Total population is 115,687. This includes 19,992 Active Duty Military; 20,819 Family Members; 13,998 Civilians; 60,878 Retirees and Retirees Family Members.
Fort Gordon lies in Richmond County, which has a population of 205,673. Neighboring Columbia County has a population of 159,639. Aiken County, just across the river in South Carolina, has a population of 170,776.
Average Daily Population
Military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserves)
Civilian (Government Employees and Contractors)
Retiree Family Members
Fort Gordon is located just a few minutes southwest of the city of Augusta, Georgia. The post is located in Richmond County. Fort Gordon is 139 miles from Atlanta. We are also 138 miles from the charm of Charleston, South Carolina; 211 miles from the beaches, entertainment and golf courses of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and 122 miles from the historic streets of Savannah, Georgia. You’ll find that the cost of housing and other living expenses in the Augusta area are moderate. The weather is mild, the golf is great, and southern hospitality is alive and well.
Traveling to Fort Gordon from the Airport by Car
If arriving in Augusta, Georgia by air, you will land at Augusta Regional Airport, commonly known as Bush Field. The Airport is serviced by Delta and American Airways. To get to Fort Gordon, you exit from the airport’s main entrance and go straight on Tobacco Road. Tobacco Road will lead you directly from the airport’s main entrance on to the installation via Gate 5.
After entering Gate 5, follow that road, Avenue of the States, to the round-about. Take the second exit on the round-about. You will now be on Rice Road. Take a right into Darling Hall parking lot, which is between the second and third stop light after the round-about. Darling Hall, which is the Soldier Service Center, is the three-story brick building with a red roof.
Upon entering Darling Hall, there will be a black kiosk in the lobby that will provide information on where to sign-in/in-process.
Traveling to Fort Gordon from the Airport by Taxi
Yellow Cab is the only taxi company authorized to enter Fort Gordon and drop off passengers. Yellow Cab charges established fares to and around the installation. If you take another cab company to Fort Gordon, you will be dropped off at Gate 6 and will have to hire Yellow Cab to drop you off at your final destination. The fare may also be substantially higher.
The airport taxi stand is located just outside baggage claim. Beware – other cabs may advertise “Post Service”, but will still have to drop you at Gate 6. If a Yellow Cab is not available, you can request service by calling (706) 733-3444.
For Advanced Individual Training Soldiers Only
Call the 15th Signal Brigade staff duty at 706-791-8314 and request to have the driver pick you up at the airport.
Traveling to Fort Gordon by Car
Take Interstate 20 to Exit 194, Belair Road and Jimmie Dyess Parkway. Follow the Dyess Parkway and Fort Gordon signs. Dyess Parkway will bring you directly on to the post via Gate 1 (McKenna Gate). To go to the main gate (Gate 6) make a right at Dyess Parkway and Gordon Hwy go down about 3 miles. Follow this road, which is Chamberlain Avenue, to the second stop light. On the left, you will see Darling Hall, a three-story brick building with a red roof. Turn left at this stop light and turn left at the very next entrance in to the parking area for Darling Hall. Darling Hall is the Soldier Service Center, and most likely, your first stop at Fort Gordon.
Gate 1 may only be used by DOD ID Card holders and those with authorized Fort Gordon Access Credentials/documents. Gate 6 is open 24/7 as the new, main access control point for DOD ID Card Holders, commercial vehicles and installation visitors & non-DOD ID card holders requiring passes.
(706) 791-0110, DSN: (312) 780-0110