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Fort Knox, Kentucky

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Fort Knox, the Home of Mounted Warfare, has served as a US military installation since 1918. During this time it has played a key role in the development of military tactics, doctrine, and equipment, and has performed an integral part of the training for the active Army and Army Reserve.

Every soldier in the armor force has served here at least once during his term of service, whether in the permanent garrison or in the initial entry training, in one of the noncommissioned officer courses or in one of the armor officer training courses. The post also hosts nearly 400,000 visitors annually at the showcase of the armor force and Fort Knox history, the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor.

Fort Knox is a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command installation with the primary mission of training soldiers for the Armor Force. The Armor School is the rock on which the Armor Center mission is built. It is also home to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and the 2d Region ROTC and Readiness Group Knox. The most well-known landmark at Fort Knox is the U.S. Bullion Depository, better known as the Gold Vault. The Army Accessions Command has personnel on post and will relocate the headquarters here as a result of the BRAC decisions of 2005.

Fort Knox is a certified Kentucky city, covering 170.4 square miles. It is the seventh largest urban community in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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