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Fast Facts

Location:  Fort Gordon is located a few miles southwest of the city of Augusta, Georgia in Richmond County, Georgia. We are also 138 miles from the charm of Charleston, South Carolina, and 211 miles from the beaches, entertainment, and golf courses of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and 122 miles from the historic streets of Savannah, Georgia.

Cost of Living: Moderate compared to the U.S. average

Base Operator: (706) 791-0110, DSN: (312) 780-0110

Population: Total population is 109,334. This includes 17,720 Active Duty military; 22,450 Family Members; 10,776 civilians; 13,387 retirees and 45,001 retiree Family Members.

Area Population:  Fort Gordon lies in Richmond County, which has a population of 201,800. Neighboring Columbia County has a population of 151,579. Aiken County, just across the river in South Carolina, has a population of 168,179.

Child Care:  The Fort Gordon Child Development Center (CDC) offers full day developmental programs for infants, pre-toddlers, toddlers and preschool children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. You can reach the CDC by calling (706) 791-2701/6761.

Schools: Students living on the installation attend Richmond County schools.  Many military dependent children attend schools in neighboring Columbia County.

Youth Services:  The Fort Gordon Youth Services is an affiliate of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4-H. Their mission is to provide quality programming for youth ages 11-17 in four service areas. These areas include: sports, fitness, life skills, citizenship and leadership opportunities, leisure and recreation activities, mentoring, intervention, and support services. For more information call (706) 791-7575.

Army Community Service: ACS is located in the Command Support Center, Building 35200, (706) 791-3579.

Housing: Fort Gordon has approximately 1000 family housing units. All family housing is privatized and operated by Balfour Beatty Communities.  For more information call 706-772-7041.

Employment: Companies that have facilities, headquarters or distribution centers in Augusta include CareSouth, T-Mobile, Automatic Data Processing, International Paper, Sitel Corporation, John Deere, and Proctor & Gamble. The unemployment rate for the metro Augusta area is 5.1% and the rate for Georgia is 4.5%.

Post Services:  MWR, Commissary, Post Exchange, Shoppettes

Banking Services:  PENFED Credit Union and Wells Fargo Bank

Medical Services:  Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Two Veterans Administration Hospitals, several local hospitals provide medical care to Fort Gordon personnel and their Family Members. DDEAMC appointment line is (706) 787-7300.

Special Messages:  Do not plan to arrive or try to find lodging during the week of the Masters Golf Tournament, which is the first full week of April.

Arriving Air Force personnel should view their Inbound Newsletter.

Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions

The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.

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