There are 6 US Army bases located in the state of Georgia.
Located in Georgia and Alabama, Fort Benning is an active army base that supports over 100,000 members of the military and their families. The army base received its name from Brigadier General Henry L. Benning, who was over the Confederate Army during the Civil War. It started life as Camp Benning in 1918.
Located in Georgia, Fort Gillem was opened in 1941 as a "satellite installation" of Fort McPherson. The two army bases still work together closely. In 2005 Fort Gillem was slated to be closed, but this may be reversed. While it was in operation, the army base was home to many supply and support units.
Originally named Camp Gordon, this army base was constructed in 1941. It received its name from Confederate Major General John Brown Gordon. During World War 2, Camp Gordon was home to three infantry divisions; the 4th Infantry, the 26th Infantry, and the 10th Armored.
Located in Georgia, Fort McPherson is named after Major General James Birdseye McPherson and was officially founded by the US Army in 1885 under the name "McPherson Barracks." The site was used as an army base for at least 50 years prior to that, however. The army base is located on around 500 acres of land.
Located on 280,000 acres of land in Georgia, Fort Stewart is the largest army base in the Eastern United States. Because of its location it has been a great place to train and prepare troops for various wars. It started life as a smaller base as the government began purchasing thousands of acres in 1940.
With a runway that is over 11,000 feet long, Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia is used to deploy troops from nearby Fort Stewart. The army base was actually first the location of the Savannah Municipal Airport, which was opened in 1929. Renamed the Hunter Municipal Airfield in May 1940...