My Fort Hamilton

Welcome to Fort Hamilton, located in the southwestern corner of Brooklyn, New York, surrounded by the communities of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst, which places us in the middle of the New York City Metropolitan area. We are the only active duty military installation in the area, thus we are the Face of America's Army in New York City.

Fort Hamilton covers 176 acres and is the home of the New York City Recruiting Battalion, the Military Entrance Processing Station, the North Atlantic Division Headquarters of the US Army Corp of Engineers, the 1179th Transportation Surface Brigade, 24th Civil Support Team, and New York Army National Guard Task Force Empire Shield. Fort Hamilton also supports many other Reserve and National Guard units.

Because of its unique location, Fort Hamilton is a combined community comprised of active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve Components, retired military, DoD appropriated and Non-appropriated fund employees, contractors, and family members. Additionally, a great number of off post military, reservists, veterans and a large population of retirees also draw support from Fort Hamilton.

  • 565 Active Duty
  • 192 Residents
  • 584 Civilians
  • 778 National Guard and Reserve

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