Where Are Some Important Army Bases in the United States?


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Some of the more important Army bases located in the United States include Fort Benning, Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell, Fort Hood and Fort Lewis, all of which were ranked among the five largest military bases in the world as of 2013. Located near Fayetteville, North Carolina, Fort Bragg is home to the 82nd Airborne Division and is considered the largest U.S. military base in terms of population.

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Fort Campbell is located on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee, between the towns of Hopkinsville and Clarksville. The base, which was set up in 1942 and officially activated during World War II, is home to the fifth largest active duty population in the Army and the seventh largest in the Department of Defense. The base is home to six major tenant units: the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Tennessee Valley District Corps of Engineers, 5th Special Forces Group, U.S. Army Medical Activity, U.S. Army Veterinary Command and U.S. Army Dental Activity. The base is also home to the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault.

Established in 1918, Fort Benning is the home of the Army's Armor and Infantry divisions. The base was originally used for basic training during World War I, while during World War II it was home to approximately 95,000 enlisted troops and 4,000 officers.

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