Slightly below the national average.
Monsoon begins early July and may last until late August, early September. Expect high winds in spring. Due to the elevation and heat, acclimation may take at least one month.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). 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. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Fort Huachuca provides equitable, effective, and efficient management of Fort Huachuca to support mission readiness and execution; enable the well-being of Soldiers, civilians, and family members; and to preserve our environment.
Fort Huachuca is the product of Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s. In February 1877, Col August V. Kautz, commander of the Department of Arizona, ordered that a camp be established in the Huachuca Mountains. The Fort was the home of the 10th Cavalry "Buffalo Soldiers" for 20 years and was replaced by the 25th Infantry Regiment in 1933. Presently, Fort Huachuca houses the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, and the U.S. Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command. For a detailed history of Fort Huachuca, please see the Fort Huachuca homepage.
Fort Huachuca is a joint services installation training over 9,000 students a year. At any given time, we have over 5,600 Military, 8,000 Civilians and over 11,000 family members.
126,770 (2018) Cochise County
Fort Huachuca is located in the southeastern corner of Arizona. It is surrounded by Cochise County and the local townships of Sierra Vista, Hereford, and Huachuca City. It is approximately one hour southeast of Tucson. It is a military community with a small town ambience encased by scenic vistas. The cost of living is moderately high. Soldier & Family Readiness Center (base operator) is 520-533-2330.
Military Lounge at Tucson International Airport
A military lounge is located in the Tucson International Airport, located in baggage claim behind belt 4, and is open to all military personnel, Department of Defense civilians, and their family members. Services include a lounge area for individuals awaiting transportation, free soda and coffee. A listing of shuttles is also available in the lounge that provide transportation to Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca is are available for those needing to make arrangements. The lounge is staffed by volunteers and is open Monday through Sunday, 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. The Tucson Airport Authority will open the lounge, if needed, after normal operating hours. For more information about lounge hours and location, call 520-573-8012.
Shuttle Service from Tucson International Airport
If you are interested in using a shuttle service, Huachuca Taxi and Shuttle is recommended and can be contacted at 520-439-0439. It is always best to call for a reservation when requiring shuttle transportation. Huachuca Taxi and Shuttle runs 24/7; however, should you need transportation after 10:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., call for a reservation. Verify costs at time of reservation. Fares are subject to change based on time of day:
From 3:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.:
After 10:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.: service will refer to a chart depending on time of night.
For further assistance or information, contact Soldier & Family Readiness Center at 520-533-2330.
Directions from Tucson International Airport to Sierra Vista/Fort Huachuca
Fort Huachuca does not operate a post shuttle service. However, Sierra Vista's public transportation, Vista Transit operates on a limited schedule on weekends, service is provided on Fridays 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The bus stops at a variety of post locations. Currently, fees range from .50 for senior citizens and other special needs patrons, to $1.00 for the general public. Bus schedules, detailing post and local community routes, are available at Soldier & Family Readiness Center.
Soldier & Family Readiness Center, 520-533-2330.