U.S. Army military bases located in the United States include Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Knox, Kentucky and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as of October 2015. The U.S. Army also maintains military bases overseas, including in Afghanistan, Germany, Greece and Italy.
Military bases operated by the U.S. Army are referred to in a variety of ways, including airfields, camps, forts, proving grounds and ranges, to name a few. Anywhere an Army soldier works, trains and lives is considered his post.
Each post has a different specific mission with varying military partners. Fort Benning, Georgia, is home to the Armor School, Infantry School, 14th Combat Support Hospital, 75th Ranger Regiment and Defense Military Pay Office, among others.
Fort Dix, New Jersey, hosts the U.S. Army Reserve Command, the 99th Regional Support Command, the 174th Infantry Brigade, the 72nd Field Artillery Brigade and the Northeast Regional Response Center.
Fort Knox, Kentucky, is home to the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, the 4th Cavalry Brigade, the 19th Engineer Battalion, the U.S. Army Cadet Command and the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.
Because the Army is needed everywhere in the world, it maintains posts across the globe. Soldiers engage in direct combat when necessary, but also provide humanitarian support and are active in peacekeeping missions.