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 A Basic Training Base 


Basic Training Family Support Page.

This page will answer most questions that arise.

I'm lost what do I do? My son is there in basic training, and I have not heard a thing.
You soldier will be in contact with you during his time here. They will let you know when they graduate, where to go and what to do. First and foremost, don't worry they are in good hands.

     Before leaving home, make certain your soldier has met all the requirements for graduation and will be granted pass privileges during your visit. Your soldier should provide this information no later than the eighth week of basic training.


Where are your nearest Airports?
Louisville Kentucky
What Airport do you recommend?
When you fly into smaller airports it would probably connect from a larger airport, and you would then be paying for that connecting flight.
I need a room on Fort Knox!
Radcliff and Elisabethtown Kentucky join the main gate of Fort Knox.
Fort Knox is an Army Base not a City, and doesn't have places like.
 Radcliff and Elisabethtown Join the Main Gate of Fort Knox and is where most people get rooms while visiting Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Will we get to see my soldier much at all during graduation?
Graduating soldiers with visiting adult family members (spouse, parents, grandparents or legal guardians) may, at their commander's discretion,  receive an on-post pass on Family Day and an off-post pass following Graduation.  It is absolutely vital that your Soldier return from pass at the specified time. While on pass soldiers must remain in uniform and are not allowed to drive, drink any form of alcoholic beverage or use any tobacco product.  Please check your soldier's individual unit home page for more information. 

Soldiers will normally ship to their next training location on Saturday.  This travel is by military provided or arranged transportation.  Family members, spouses, and relatives may  transport Soldiers to their next training destination.  There are restrictions/limits, however.  Please contact your Soldier's company to determine eligibility.

     Soldiers remaining at Fort Knox for Advanced Individual Training may receive an overnight pass after in-processing at their new training units. You should check with your Soldier's individual unit for more information.   

 Most importantly, you will meet - and spend time with your Soldier.


Due to the heavy training demands placed on your soldier, please make your own transportation and lodging arrangements.    Please note that our installation strictly enforces all traffic rules and regulations.  Also, please be advised that civilians are not authorized to utilize any facilities on post, unless accompanied by a service member.

If for any reason there is an emergency at home and you need to contact your soldier, please call the RED CROSS through your local chapter, hospital, or law enforcement agency.  The RED CROSS maintains an efficient 24-hour worldwide notification service.  Be sure you have your soldier’s social security number and address to avoid a delay in service.  There is no charge and most importantly, such notification gives us the ONLY official confirmation that the commander needs to grant emergency leave if demanded by the situation.   For non-emergency contact, or for further assistance, please write, call, or e-mail the Company Commander. On a personal note, you can eat anywhere on Fort Sill without an Id, but you will not be able to buy gas, or shop the PX or Commissary.


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Fort Knox is located in north central Kentucky, about 20 miles south of Louisville. It is 6 miles north of Radcliff.

It is home to the US Army Armor Center, the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, and the Fort Knox Bullion Depository, where the US Treasury stores most of its gold.

The closest hotels to Fort Knox are in Radcliff and Shepherdsville. Both of these towns are about 5 miles from the post's main gate.




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