Where Are Some Army Reserve Bases Located?


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The U.S. Army Reserve has 78 Army posts, bases, arsenals and airfields in 29 states throughout the United States, as of 2015. Command of the U.S. Army Reserve is headquartered in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Active duty soldiers in the U.S. Army are assigned to operate out of one of the many Army bases throughout the United States or abroad, while soldiers in the Army Reserve are assigned to travel to a post or reserve center closer to home. Some posts have additional responsibilities in the operations of the U.S. Army Reserve or supporting roles in the functions of other military branches.

Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, which is designated as a Total Force Training Center, provides the training facilities for both active duty and reserve soldiers. New Jersey’s Fort Dix and New York’s Fort Hamilton both provide support services and functions to the Army Reserve. Fort Hamilton was also an important public staging area following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and 2012 Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. With about 40,000 military personnel and 15,000 civilian workers, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington provides critical installation support to its active duty and reserve population. Numerous arsenals and depots are designed to store weapons and vehicles, including Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas and Sierra Army Depot in California.

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