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United States Army
600 Thomas Ave.
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-2303
Leavenworth's cost of living is 12.2% lower than the U.S. average.
Tornado season is from April through October. However, tornadoes can occur at any time of the year.
Tornado information can be viewed at, https://home.army.mil/leavenworth/index.php/my-fort/all-services/emergency-management.
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.
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is the oldest continuously operating military installation west of the Mississippi River. This historic post, noted for its campus setting, open green spaces and hometown character, is the home of the US Army's Combined Arms Center (CAC). CAC, as a major subordinate headquarters of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, has often been referred to as the "Intellectual Center of the Army". It is, in many regards, "home base" for the majority of field grade officers across the Army.
Since 1882, CAC and its predecessor organizations have been engaged in the primary mission of preparing the Army and its leaders for war. At present, this mission is divided between preparing the Army for the Global War on Terrorism and transforming it to meet future threats.
In order to accomplish these critical missions, CAC develops and integrates Army leader development, doctrine, education, lessons learned, functional training, training support, training development, and proponent responsibilities in order to support mission command and prepare the Army to successfully conduct unified land operations in a joint, inter-agency, inter-governmental, multinational environment.
Fort Leavenworth is the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River, and has devoted more than 170 years of service to the nation. Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth has one of the largest and oldest National Historic Landmark Districts in the Department of the Army. 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 which is still at Fort Leavenworth. For more information go to the Fort Leavenworth homepage.
The population of Leavenworth, KS. is 36,064 as of 2019.
The population of Leavenworth County is 81,758 as of 2019.
Fort Leavenworth supports approximately 3,704 active duty personnel (all branches), 2,820 Department of the Army 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.
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.
Arriving at Airport
Kansas City International Airport (KCI) is a convenient 20 miles southeast of the post. There are no commercial buses, military buses nor rail service to or from the post. Airport limousine service operates on a 24-hour call basis. There are several Airport Express Services, reservations should be made approximately 24 hours in advance to ensure transportation to Fort Leavenworth.Driving from KCI and I-29From KCI airport terminals follow the signs to I-29 North. Go North on I-29 for approximately 8 miles to Exit 18, Route 92, Platte City Exit. Turn left (West) on Route 92 through Platte City and toward the town of Tracy. After crossing the Platte River follow the sign that points left (West) toward Leavenworth 10 miles. After crossing the Missouri River bridge continue on Metropolitan Ave to the Fort Leavenworth Front Gate.Driving from I-70From I-70 take the Bonner Springs / Lansing / Leavenworth / KS highway 7 Exit. Go North on Hwy 7 through the city of Lansing to Leavenworth. Continue through Leavenworth on Hwy/4th Street to the intersection of Metropolitan and 4th Street. Turn left (West) and go three blocks to 7th Street. Turn Right (North) into Fort Leavenworth. Upon entering Fort Leavenworth you are on Grant Avenue.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
Ft. Leavenworth has an automated base operator line. Please call, 913-684-4021 or DSN 312-552-4021 for installation contact information.