U.S. ARMY ARMOR CENTER FORT KNOX

U.S. ARMY ARMOR CENTER FORT KNOX

Fort Knox, a certified Kentucky city, covers 109,054 areas. In area it is the seventh commonwealth with a daytime population of about 36000. Except in time of a national emergency it is open to the public.

The (Gen. George) Patton Museum of Cavalry draws over 350,000 visitors annually, it is free but donations are accepted. Equipment, diorama, vehicle and artifacts chronicling the history of armor and cavalry, Patton memorabilia, and a section of the Berlin Wall are on display. While the best-known landmark at Fort Knox is the U.S. Bullion Depository, better known as the Gold Vault, it may be seen in a drive-by only.

The main entrance is on Highway 31W nine miles south of West Point, three miles north of Radcliffe.
The primacy mission of Fort Knox is the training of soldiers for Armor and Cavalry Forces More than 20,000 soldiers come through Fort Knox each year. Digital technology and preparation for operations in the 21st Century require the Armor Center to prepare armor and soldiers for a different battlefield.

In 1999, Port Knox dedicated three new areas, the Close Combat Tactical Trainer Facility, Mounted Urban Training Complex and housing areas.

Also located at Fort Knox are the. U.S. Army Recruit Jug Command, the Second Region Reserve Officer Tanning Corps, the U.S. Army 3rd Recruiting Brigade, and various other "Partners in Excellence." The rational investment in buildings and programs increase by the year.


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