WELCOME TO FORT GORDON
Home of the Cyber Center of Excellence
Fort Gordon, formerly known as Camp Gordon, is a United States Army installation established in 1917. It is the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps and Cyber Center of Excellence and was once the home of The Provost Marshal General School. The fort is located next to Augusta, Georgia to the southwest of the city. The main component of the post is the Advanced Individual Training for Signal Corps military occupational specialties. In 1966–68 the Army's Signal Officer Candidate School (located at Fort Monmouth during World War II and the Korean War) graduated over 2,200 Signal officers. Signal Intelligence has become more visible and comprises more and more of the fort's duties. In March 2014, Fort Gordon was designated as the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence.
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Fort Gordon has approximately 16,000 service members (including active duty, national guard and reserve) and another 9,000 civilian employees. The installation supports a population of roughly 80,000, including military Families, contractors, retirees and others.
Fort Gordon encompasses 55,596 acres. The installation is key to service member readiness, allowing troops to maneuver in more than 49 training areas, fire at more than 11 ranges or shoot artillery, mortars and other munitions into multiple impact areas.
Fort Gordon can be reached from Interstate 20, on the western edge of Augusta, Ga. Jimmie Dyess Parkway (Interstate 20, Exit 194) leads you directly to Fort Gordon’s main entrance. Or take the Bobby Jones Expressway (Interstate 520, Exit 196) then drive east on Interstate 520 to Exit 4 onto Highway 278 (Gordon Highway/Fort Gordon exit). These exits will lead you onto Fort Gordon through the McKenna Gate (Gate 1 - Main Gate). Fort Gordon is approximately 140 miles east of Atlanta, 80 miles southwest of Columbia, S.C., and 122 miles northwest of Savannah, Ga. Located about eight miles southwest of Augusta, Fort Gordon is close to the Augusta metropolitan area and an easy drive to Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, the beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains. For a map and additional directions, visit our Directions page.
All DoD personnel entering the installation must present a valid DoD ID card to the guard at the access control point. When the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) system is active, DoD cardholders must swipe their ID card at the AIE pedestal. DoD personnel who are not registered with AIE can swipe their card and will be automatically registered at the AIE pedestal.
DoD personnel who are not in possession of their DoD ID Card, can access the installation by either of the following;
1. DoD ID card holders that have registered the card through the AIE system, can be verified with another form of identification; DL, Passport or state ID.
2. The ID card can be delivered to the DoD person at the VCC.
3. A DoD ID card holder can vouch for the person not in possession of their card; NCOs COs must be of equal of higher rank, E-4 and below must be vouched for by an NCO. Family members can be verified by the SM only.
4. If neither of the above is applicable or feasible, the person will be vetted onto the installation by undergoing a background check.
All non-DoD personnel 18 years of age and older requesting access to Fort Gordon are required to obtain a favorable NCIC background check and a visitor’s pass at McKenna Gate (Gate 1) located at the intersection of Gordon Highway and Jimmie Dyess Parkway. Upon arrival at the Visitor Control Center (VCC), the driver and all passengers 18 years of age and older must present the VCC staff with a valid driver’s license or state ID.
If you are arriving for a graduation or other event, plan to arrive very early, as the procedure for running background checks and issuing passes can take much longer than expected.
The phone numbers for the Visitor Control Center at the main gate are (706) 791-3071. For more information, visit our Gate Information page.
PRIVATELY OWNED WEAPONS
All privately owned firearms, pellet guns, BB guns, bows, and crossbows stored on the installation must be registered with the military police within three working days of arrival or of obtaining the firearm or weapon.
Privately owned firearms may be brought onto Fort Gordon only for hunting, dog training, using shooting ranges, and participating in shooting or marksmanship events. Firearms must be registered with the military police using FG Form 9243-R-E. Complete information on registration, transportation, and use of firearms is available in FG Regulation 210-13, which is available along with the Personal Firearms and Weapons Registration Form.