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United States Army
411 Eisenhower Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40121
Fort Knox's cost of living is lower than the U.S. average.
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.
As the Army’s Human Resource Center of Excellence, Fort Knox is now positioned to continue its central role in the front ranks of military installations in the United States, recruiting, training and supporting warfighters for the challenges of the twenty-first century. The Human Resource Center of Excellence is responsible for all Soldier career management, from swearing in to departing service. Its units include Accessions Command, Human Resources Command, Army Recruiting Command and Army Cadet Command. Fort Knox is also the home of the General George Patton Museum which is open year round. The U.S. Department of Treasury's Kentucky Bullion Depository is adjacent to Fort Knox; however it is closed to visitors. Units located on Fort Knox are considered "Partners in Excellence" and include active duty Army organizations, Army Reserve, National Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps. For additional information visit the Fort Knox homepage.
Fort Knox has a daytime population of over 23,000 Soldiers, Family Members and civilian employees.
At Fort Knox, we are about people - great Soldiers, outstanding civilians, and wonderful families that form a bond to provide for the nation's defense. Our on-post residents and off-post neighbors share equally in this task. And because of the great support this installation has received from its surrounding communities throughout the years, we've become one of the premier training centers in the world. We're a team leading the Army into the 21st century by developing cutting edge technology which enhances training, readiness, and the nation's warfighting capabilities.
Population estimates, July 1, 2018
Elizabethtown city 30,157
Radcliff city 22,952
Hardin County 110,356
Fort Knox has a daytime population of more than 20,000 Soldiers, military family members, civilians, and contractors.
Fort Knox encompasses 109,000 acres in three Kentucky counties, Bullitt, Hardin, and Mead Counties and is located 35 miles south from Louisville, and north of Elizabethtown. Fort Knox is a certified Kentucky city. It is the sixth largest urban community in the Commonwealth. Fort Knox is adjacent to the city of Radcliff, 15 miles north of Elizabethtown, and approximately 35 miles south of Louisville. The surrounding communities house hundreds of military retirees and active duty families. The base operator's phone number is 502-624-1181 or DSN 312-464-1181.
Directions from the Airport by Car
If you are traveling by car from the Louisville International Airport, you will take I-65 South to the Gene Snyder Freeway West (KY 841) until you reach the 31W Fort Knox exit. 31W will take you to the entrance gates of Fort Knox. This is approximately a 30 minute ride.
Driving from the South
If you are driving and coming from the South, take I-65 North to Elizabethtown. You will exit on Hwy 62 Mulberry Street exit. You will turn right on to Ring Road to 31W; Dixie Hwy. Fort Knox is approximately 15 miles north. You will travel through the town of Radcliff in doing this. You will reach the first Fort Knox entrance Bullion , which is open 24-hours. The second entrance would be Brandenburg entrance to Fort Knox.Note: There is a Seat Belt Law in Kentucky and on Fort Knox (includes passengers) and a requirement for child restraint seats for children 40 inches and under. This is strictly enforced.
You will have to take a taxi from the airport (502-351-TAXI, 502-352-0619, 502-352-0163) to Fort Knox. There is no Fort Knox shuttle to and from the airport. If you have any questions about transportation to the installation while you are at the airport, go to the USO airport office and they will provide you with additional information.
All Soldiers assigned, attached, or with duty to Fort Knox for 30 days or more, including RC Soldiers on a contingency or operational support mission report to Rockenbach Hall, Building 2020, 159 Black Horse Regiment Road, Room 130 to complete installation in-processing. If the Soldier is on PTDY, they should report to their unit prior to reporting to Processing Control Station (PROC CS).
Currently, there is no public base transportation on the installation.
502-624-1181 or DSN 312-464-1181