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Fort Knox, Kentucky

  • 01 overview

    Fort Knox, the House of Mounted Warfare, served as a US military facility since 1918. During this time it played a key role in developing military tactics, doctrines, and equipment, and has provided an essential part of training for the active Army and Army Reserve.

    Every soldier in the armored force served here at least once during his service time, be it in the permanent garrison or in the first briefing exercise, in one of the NCO courses or in one of the armaments officer training courses. The post also hosts nearly 400,000 visitors annually to the Showcase of Armaments Force and Fort Knox History, the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor.

    Fort Knox is a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command installation with the primary mission of training soldiers for the Armor Force. The Armor School is the rock on which the Armor Center Mission is built. It is also home to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and the 2nd Region ROTC and Readiness Group Knox. Fort Knox's most famous landmark is the US Bullion Depository, better known as the Gold Vault. Army Accessions Command is staffed and will relocate headquarters here as a result of the 2005 BRAC decisions.

    Fort Knox is a certified city in Kentucky and covers 170.4 square miles. It is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • 02 Location / Directions

    Fort Knox is bordered by the city of Radcliff, Kentucky, 15 miles north of Elizabethtown and about 45 miles south of Louisville. Fort Knox includes parts of Counties Bullitt, Hardin, and Meade. The facility borders the Ohio River and is drained by the Salt River and its tributary, the Rolling Fork. The western third of Fort Knox has good road access, but there is limited access road to the northern and southern training areas.

    By car from Louisville International Airport

    Take I-65 South to Gene Snyder Freeway West (KY 841) until you reach the 31 W Fort Knox exit. 31W will take you to the Fort Knox front gate. This is approximately a 30 minute drive. To reach In / Out Processing (White Hall, Building 1384 Chaffee Avenue), take the Bullion entrance and follow signs to the In / Out Processing Center. In / Out processing will be the first building on your right just before you reach the roundabout.

    Drive and come from the south

    Take I-65 North to Elizabethtown. You will exit at 62 Mulberry Street at Hwy. You will turn right on Ring Road to 31W, Dixie Hwy. Fort Knox is about 15 miles north. You will drive through the town of Radcliff. You will arrive at the first Fort Knox entrance, Bullion, which is open 24/7. The second entrance would be the Brandenburg entrance to Fort Knox.

    Note: There is a Seat Belt Act in Kentucky and Fort Knox (including passengers) and a requirement for child restraint seats for children under 40 inches. This is strictly enforced.

    Taxi service from the airport

    You will need 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.

  • 03 Population / Assigned Main Units

    Fort Knox has a population of over 23,000 soldiers, family members, and civilians.

    Major units at Fort Knox include 16th Cavalry Regiment, 194th Armored Brigade, 46th Adjutant General Battalion, 113th Band, 34th Military Police, 19th Engineer Detachment, and Ireland Army Community Hospital MEDDAC.

  • 04 main telephone numbers

    Fort Knox Operator DSN 464-1000 Commercial (502) 624-1000

    Installation Operations Center (IOC) DSN 464-2707 Commercial (502) 624-2707

    IACH Hospital Emergency Department DSN 464-9000 Commercial (502) 624-9000

    Army Community Service (502) 624-6291

    Reservation of lodging / inns (502) 943-1000

    Childcare Center (502) 624-6706

    Commissioner (502) 624-5355

    Dental clinics: IACH Dental Clinic (502) 624-9670 Jordan (502) 626-8301 / 8302/8303

    Exchange Main PX (502) 942-8370

    Training Center (502) 624-4114

    Family apartment (502) 799-6550

  • 05 Temporary accommodation

    Fort Knox Army Lodging has 600 accommodations in six standard guest room complexes in Fort Knox. Units are standard efficiency apartments with queen beds, microwaves, cooking facilities, refrigerators, cable TV, VCRs and free in-room Internet access.

    For reservations, call (502) 943-1000. Reservations are accepted 120 days in advance for official travel and 14 days in advance for unofficial guests. Families attending elementary school graduations or family days can reserve 14 days before the graduation date or family day. A credit card guarantee is required for late arrivals.

    A limited number of pet rooms are available. Pets must have a health certificate and there is a non-refundable cleaning fee of $ 40.00 and a daily pet fee of $ 6.00.

    Geographical Bachelors Quarters is a "geographic bachelor" facility assigned to Fort Knox, KY. The GBQ maintains a full list of residents as well as an extensive waiting list of employees who want to benefit from high quality, affordable housing. The staff will be placed on the waiting list if the application is made within 30 days of arrival at the new location. If not, the date of application is the date of application. Key and personnel personnel are placed at the top of the list, including key and personnel personnel. Contact the GBQ at (502) 943-1827.

    Camp Carlson is a scenic recreational campsite. The camp has an Army Travel Camp with water, electricity, toilets, showers, washing facilities and a waste water dump. Both trailer and tent camping are allowed. Reservations are required for everything except recreational vehicle sites and tent camping. People who rent their RV or tent from the Fort Knox Rental Center receive a 10% discount per night on their vehicle / tent site.

  • 06 living

    Knox Hills LLC owns, operates, and maintains all of the mail family homes. Please visit the website or call the leasing office at 502-799-6550. To request accommodation in advance, you can fax your orders to 502-799-6550 with a marriage certificate (if applicable) and birth certificates of each child (if applicable). Also include your date of rank and date of birth (service member). When you arrive in Fort Knox, go to the Knox Hills Leasing office at 41 W. Chaffee Ave. be supported with your housing needs.

    The RCI office is located in Building 1110B, 3rd Floor, Room 325. The telephone number is 502-624-7009, Fax 502-624-7104.

    The Housing Service Bureau (HSO) can help you choose: temporary accommodation, permanent apartment - rent or purchase, whether to buy a house and how to do it, and money and time saving ideas for your move. They are located in the Knox Hills Leasing office at 41 W. Chaffee Ave. You can contact them at 502-624-3548 / 5824; Fax 502-624-4089.

  • 07 schools

    Fort Knox Community Schools System operates four elementary schools with grades preK-3, two middle schools with grades 4-6, one middle school with grades 7-8, and the high school with grades 9-12. The enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

    Founded in 1932, Fort Knox Community Schools offer a comprehensive program for preschoolers attended by high school students who are family members living on post. Approximately 2,800 students attend the eight Fort Knox schools, which are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Fort Knox schools offer full educational benefits for children with special needs ages three to 21 years old. The system offers special programs for students with a variety of disabling conditions; including intellectual disabilities, emotional disorders and learning difficulties. The school system provides a contractual arrangement for students with special problems that are beyond the capabilities of the system or the staff.

    Fort Knox Schools' voluntary half-day program for four-year-olds is called the Discovery Program. The program uses a Montessori-based curriculum. If you have a four year old, it is highly recommended that you sign up.

    The school liaison officer works in collaboration with child and youth services and the local school community to handle educational issues, including home schooling which involves military children. For more information, please contact your school representative at 502-624-2305 or DSN 312-464-2305.

    For adult education there is a community college and a vo-tech school in Elizabethtown, as well as branches of major universities on Post. The University of Louisville main campus is a 45-minute drive from the base.

  • 08 child care

    Childcare in Fort Knox is offered at the Child Development Centers, Family Child Care Homes, and the School Age Services Program.

    The Fort Knox Child Development Centers are located in Buildings 4250 and 4249 and can be reached at 502-624-6700 or DSN 312-464-6700. The CDCs look after children in kindergarten for 6 weeks.

    The following is a list of the programs available in the Fort Knox CDCs:

    Full time care
    Part day preschool
    Part day toddler program -
    Before / after nursery school care
    Hour care

    You need to have an appointment to register and there can be a waiting time of up to 10 days for an appointment. The registration number is 502-624-6703 or DSN 312-464-6703.

    Family Child Care is certified home care provided by a family member in government neighborhoods. Providers are private entrepreneurs who set their own fees and operating times. You can contact the FCC office at 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 502-624-6702 or DSN 312-464-6707.

    School Age Services provides pre- and post-school and full-time care for children 6-10 years old during school holidays and breaks. Transportation is only available to and from Fort Knox schools. A computer lab, homework center, and neighborhood homes are also included in this program.

  • 09 Medical care

    The Fort Knox Medical Division Activity, MEDDAC consists of Ireland Army Hospital, three Army Health Clinics, Nelson Troop Medical Clinic, Camp Memorial Blood Center, and a Preventive Medicine Service and Optical Fabrication Lab.

    MEDDAC serves the active and retired members of the armed forces, their family members and the family members of deceased service members. It also treats civilians in emergency situations when it is the closest hospital. All patients must present an ID card. Children over 10 years of age must show their ID, even if they are accompanied by a parent with ID. Patients must be enrolled in the credential registration system for defense purposes.

    The Irish Army Hospital is a full service medical and surgical hospital fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations.

    Active nursing staff must commission a primary care manager via the TRICARE Service Center. Family members can also find out about the availability of Primary Care Managers in the TRICARE Service Center.

    The Community Health Nurse provides comprehensive nursing and follow-up nursing services for the beneficiaries. Services provided include pre and post door visits, chronic disease and tuberculosis prevention, health and military training, health risk assessments, and follow-up on selected communicable diseases.