Darling Hall Reassignment Form

Installation Overview

Location

Fort Gordon is located just a few miles southwest of the city of Augusta, Georgia. The post is located in Richmond County and our Gate 2 is only a few hundred yards from Columbia County. Fort Gordon is 139 miles from Atlanta. We are also 138 miles from the charm of Charleston, South Carolina, 211 miles from the beaches, entertainment, and golf courses of Myrtle Beach, and 122 miles from the historic streets of Savannah. You'll find that the cost of housing and other living expenses in the Augusta area is moderate. The weather is mild, the golf is great, and Southern hospitality is alive and well. The base operator's phone number is 706-791-0110.

History

Camp Gordon, named for Confederate Lieutenant General John Brown Gordon, was activated for infantry and armor training during World War II. Almost deserted after June 1948, the post came to life in September 1948, with the establishment of the Signal Corps Training Center. Camp Gordon, become a permanent Army installation on March 21, 1956, and was re-designated Fort Gordon. Designating the installation the U.S. Army Signal Center, the Army consolidated all communications training at Fort Gordon on October 1, 1974. The arrival of the Army's Computer Science School was only part of the impetus for the fort's tremendous growth during the 1980s. The following decade found its Mobilization Command deploying numerous troops to Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield-Desert Storm (1990-1991). Fort Gordon figures prominently in the post-Cold-War national defense. For more information, go to the Fort Gordon homepage.

Mission

Fort Gordon is a large, multi-mission, multi-service military installation providing base services and support across a wide spectrum of training, operational and Soldier sustainment needs. The installation supports Army and Department of Defense organizations and activities performing regional and world-wide missions including communications training and operations, military intelligence, cyber operations, medical and dental care, force integration, and mobilization.

Population Served

Average Daily Population

Military

15,363

Civilian

10,613

Family Members

20.494

Retired Military

13.387

Retiree Family Members

45,001

TOTAL

104,858

Base Transportation

There is no scheduled shuttle service on the installation. 

Yellow Cab provides services at a fixed rate for on-post locations. You can contact them at (706) 733-3444.

Sponsorship

If you are Army and coming to Fort Gordon, you should complete a DA 5434 at your losing installation's Military Personnel Division. They will forward that to our MPD, who will determine your unit and forward the request.

If you're Air Force, sponsor program managers for each unit assign a temporary sponsor for each Airman upon receipt of assignment notice. These sponsors will make contact with inbound Airman and a permanent sponsor will be assigned upon arrival to Fort Gordon. Commands and sponsors may contact the Relocation Assistance Program managers at the Airman and Family Readiness Center for additional information or assistance at 762-206-9502/9034.

If Navy, please call 762-206-9638.

If arriving to Company D, Marine Support Detachment, please call 762-206-2102.

If arriving to MARDET Fort Gordon, the Marine Training Detachment, please call 706-791-8880.

If you need to send mail to Fort Gordon prior to your arrival, address it to: Your Name, Post Office, General Delivery, Fort Gordon, GA 30905. The post office will hold mail for 15 days if incoming from CONUS, 45 days if incoming from OCONUS. The phone number for the post office on post is 706-791-4677.

Temporary Quarters

All lodging on Fort Gordon is now operated by IHG Army Hotels. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-877-711-TEAM.

Here is a list of amenities available at IHG Army Hotels:

  • Complimentary breakfast - served 7 days a week
  • Weekly socials - a chance to grab a little food and mingle with fellow guests
  • Free High-Speed Internet - to help you stay connected
  • Concierge service - to answer questions and provide information to make the most of your stay
  • Priority Club Rewards - Guests can earn points toward hotel stays, merchandise, gift cards and more

All IHG Army Hotels are pet-friendly. Guests traveling with pets may keep the animals with them in their rooms rather than boarding them in a kennel facility. Guests are limited to two pets per room and pets may not exceed 80 pounds. A non-refundable $75 per room cleaning fee will be charged to the guest's account upon check-in. In addition, there is currently a charge of $7 per night.

Pets are limited to: dogs, cats, and fish (no fee or room charge for fish). Exotic animals such as snakes, birds, and large fish such as piranhas, sharks, etc. are prohibited.

The Augusta area has many hotels and motels at various prices. Most national chains have at least one property in the area, so we recommend you check their websites if you have a favorite. The closest hotels are located either on Gordon Highway near Bobby Jones Expressway (I-520) or at the I-20 exit onto Jimmie Dyess Parkway.  If moving with your pets, try petswelcome.com for information on hotels that accept pets. The local lodging per diem rate is $101.00 per night.

Relocation Assistance

Our Welcome Center is in Darling Hall, Room 172. We present orientations for incoming personnel every Monday and every Thursday. The orientations begin at 1300, ends at 1600. The Welcome Center can also provide information on the local area. Computers are available there for your use as well. Our lending closet offers household items for a 30-day loan.

For more assistance, contact us at 706-791-1922, DSN 312-780-1922.

Critical Installation Information

Every April, the Augusta National hosts the Masters, one of the world's four major golf tournaments. The event is held the first full week of April. Thousands of visitors will be here for the practice rounds, the Par 3 event, and the tournament itself. Every hotel and motel for miles around will be filled to capacity, including the guest house and other lodgings on post. Also, restaurants will be packed, so plan to eat at home that week. Do not arrive in Augusta during Masters week without reservations. 


Associated Links

Military OneSource
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Defense Travel Management Office /Per Diem
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Defense Finance and Accounting Service
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DoD Schools
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Military K-12 Partnership
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DoD Commissaries
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The CIA World Factbook
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OSD Reserve Affairs
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Army OneSource
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Army Home Page
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United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
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U.S. Army Cadet Command -- Official QOL Web Site
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Army Installation Management Command
Link is helpful in order to gain information about local and Army-wide initiatives.

Army Reserves
Information on the Army Reserve as a career.

Military ID Card/CAC -- Locator
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MilitaryKidsConnect
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USA4 Military Families
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame player Ron Francis is out as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes after four years but will remain with the team in another front-office position, new owner Tom Dundon said Wednesday night.

Dundon says the team will begin a search for a new GM who will report directly to the new owner, while Francis will move into a new role as the team's president of hockey operations.

"Since I took control of the team, I've had a good chance to be around and assess the operations," Dundon said. "There are a lot of good people working in the organization, but I feel that a change in direction is needed when it comes to hockey personnel decisions."

The move came a day after the Hurricanes' 6-2 loss at Minnesota, which left Carolina four points outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture. In that game, former Carolina captain Eric Staal scored two goals against his former team while helping the Wild jump out to a 5-0 lead. Francis traded Staal two years ago to the New York Rangers in a deadline deal for a prospect and two draft picks.

Francis, 55, has served several roles with the Hurricanes and took over as general manager in 2014 after being groomed for the position by former GM Jim Rutherford, who has since helped lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cups. The Hurricanes have not made the playoff since 2009 — the longest active postseason drought in the league.

Francis was a four-time All-Star who won the Cup twice with the Penguins in the 1990s. He finished his 25-year career with 549 goals and 1,249 assists and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.

Francis brought in goalie Scott Darling from Chicago during the offseason and signed him to a four-year, $16.6 million contract. Darling has the worst save percentage in the league at .889 and has allowed at least four goals in half of his last 12 appearances.

Dundon has been quick to shake things up in the two months since he purchased a majority interest in the team from longtime owner Peter Karmanos Jr. In his introductory news conference in January, he explained that the advice he received was that "you've got to trust" the hockey-minded employees because "I don't think I'm going to walk in and understand more hockey than (general manager Ron Francis). That would be ridiculous."

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