Leavenworth's cost of living is 14% lower than the U.S. average.
Tornado season is from April through October. However, tornadoes can occur at any time of the year. The Fort Leavenworth Garrison Homepage, Facebook Page and Digital Garrison App are the best sources for up to date critical base information.
Fort Leavenworth Garrison Home page
Fort Leavenworth Facebook Page
Fort Leavenworth Digital Garrison App - Google Play
Fort Leavenworth Digital Garrison App - Apple
Tornado information can be viewed at, https://home.army.mil/leavenworth/index.php/my-fort/all-services/emergency-management.
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.
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.
Ft. Leavenworth has an automated base operator line. Please call, 913-684-4021 or DSN 312-552-4021 for installation contact information.