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United States Army
Bldg. 238 California Avenue
Jolon, CA 93928
Central Coast, Calif., cost of living is rated highest in the U.S. The locality pay for DoD civilian employees is 35.15%.
The USAG Fort Hunter Liggett conducts 100% identification checks at Fort Hunter Liggett, and random vehicle searches.
Fort Hunter Liggett’s Visitors Center (VC) is open Monday-Friday 0600-1530, unless otherwise posted. All visitors without a pass must report to the VC prior to the front gate; proceed to gate when not open. For more information please call 831-386-3875.
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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. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Army Community Service Information and Referral is available to answer your questions and refer you to the proper agency to meet your needs. For assistance call 831-386-2372 or DSN 686-2372. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Established in October 2005, the USAG Fort Hunter Liggett, CA, mission is to Provide Installation Services and Sustain Facilities to Enable Total Force Readiness. Fort Hunter Liggett's vision to become The Premier Total Force Training Center.
Fort Hunter Liggett has been an active Army installation since 1940 when the US Government purchased the land from publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, Jr. and neighboring landowners. Originally designated Hunter Liggett Military Reservation in 1941, the installation is named for Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett (1857 – 1935). General Hunter Liggett commanded the 41st National Guard Division, and later, the First Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War 1. He also served as Chief of Staff for General Pershing. In 1975, the reservation was redesignated Fort Hunter Liggett Military Installation. Until 1952, fort administration was under Camp Roberts authority; and, it was a sub-installation of Fort Ord until November 1993 when the installation came under United States Army Reserve Command.
USAG Fort Hunter Liggett, CA, provides world class training for combat support and combat service support units of the Army Reserve, and offers excellent training opportunities to all U.S. military components and those of allied nations. It is exceptionally well suited to large-scale joint exercises. Fort Hunter Liggett is funded by the U.S. Army Reserve, under the command and control of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, based at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Fort Hunter Liggett now, as a sub-installation of Fort McCoy, WI, is operated primarily as the Army Reserve Command Western Reserve Training Center serving Active and Reserve components. At present, the installation encompasses approximately 165,000 acres.
FHL is surrounded by small communities; Lockwood, population approx. 520, Bradley, population approx. 1,400. King City, population approx., 13,000 is 25 miles northeast while Paso Robles, population approx., 31,000 is 45 miles south.
USAG Fort Hunter Liggett provides excellent training opportunities to all U.S. military components and those of allied nations. FHL is exceptionally well suited to large-scale joint exercises. There are approximately 265 permanent civilian and military residents at FHL. However, the population can increase to upwards of 40,000 when a rotation of different military personnel, from all branches of military, come for training. There are 13,363 military retirees and 38,769 Family Members within a 40-mile radius of FHL and Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRAFTA, located in the Bay area).
Fort Hunter Liggett (FHL), CA. is the largest U.S. Army Reserve Command post with approximately 165,000 acres. FHL is located in Monterey County, in the central coast of California, 150 miles south of San Francisco and 250 miles north of Los Angeles. The installation is bounded on the north by the Salinas Valley, on the east by the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, on the south by the Monterey/San Luis Obispo county line and on the west by approximately 55 miles of Los Padres National Forest.
In the summer months daytime temperatures may be 100 degrees or higher but soon after sunset, temperature drops rapidly and the nights are cool and pleasant. Winter temperatures are cool and frost is not uncommon. The rainy season usually is between December and February when the average annual 21-inch rainfall is expected to fall.
The nearest airport is San Jose International Airport, which is located 134 miles from the installation.
Fort Hunter Liggett (FHL) is located in Central Coast CA approximately 25 miles east of the Pacific Coastline. In general, the installation is bounded on the north by the Salinas Valley, on the east by the foothills of the Santa Lucia mountains, on the south by Monterey/San Luis Obispo county line, and on the west by approximately 55 miles of Los Padres National Forest.
The distance on Mission Rd from Jolon (hoe-lone) Rd (CR G-14) to the FHL point of entry is 5 mi. The original main gate located at Mission and Jolon Rd is a 25MPH drive through. Observe all posted speed limits. You will encounter two 15mph curves before reaching the point of entry on your right. Dense fog is common during the early morning hours throughout this region. Keep alert for wildlife including deer, hogs, coyote, and elk. Drive safely, we look forward to meeting you.
Los Angeles (LAX) thru San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles 279 mi: 405 N (18 mi) to 101 N (235 mi) to exit 252 Jolon Rd (21 mi) to left on Mission Rd (5mi).
San Luis Obispo (SBP) thru Paso Robles 80 mi: left on CA 227 (3.2 mi) to Monterey St/Broad St (.6 mi) to 101 N (49.5 mi) to Jolon Rd (21 mi) to left on Mission Rd (5 mi).
From Bakersfield (BFL) thru Paso Robles 153 mi: CA 99 N (15 mi) to CA 46 W (91 mi thru Paso Robles) to 101 N (21 mi) to Jolon Rd (21 mi) to left on Mission Rd (5 mi).
San Francisco (SFO) thru San Jose, Salinas, & King City 162 mi: 101 S (139 mi) to Jolon Rd exit, (18 mi), right on Mission Rd (5 mi).
San Jose (SJC) Thru Salinas & King City 127 mi: 101 S (104 mi) to Jolon Rd exit, (18 mi), right on Mission Rd (5mi).
Monterey (MRY) thru Salinas & King City 83 mi: CA 68 E (15 mi) Right to E Blanco Rd/S Sanborn Rd (2 mi) to 101 S (43 mi) to Jolon Rd (18 mi) right on Mission Rd (5 mi).
Sacramento (SMF) thru Stockton, Salinas, & King City 254 mi: S on I-5 (122 mi) to CA 33 exit 407 right (3 mi) to CA 152 W toward Gilroy (26 mi) straight to CA 156 W (27 mi) to 101 S (53 mi) to Jolon Rd (18 mi) to right on Mission Rd (5 mi).