Category Archives: Camps and Forts

Fort Benning, Georgia

Fort Benning’s history goes back to October 1918 for basic training during World War I. Per armybases.org– “Today, the Infantry School as well as the permanent buildings that were completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps are still at Fort Benning. In … Continue reading

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Drew Field

Drew Field was an airfield during World War II in Tampa, Florida. It originally opened as a municipal airport in the late 1920s. Then in 1940, the Army decided to lease Drew Field for 25 years (but in 1946 the federal … Continue reading

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U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois

When browsing through military postcards, chances are you’ll find a card featuring the U.S. Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. There are a lot of real photo postcards that aren’t one of a kind. The U.S.N.T.C. was imagined in 1905 … Continue reading

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Maxwell Field

Maxwell Field in World War II was the Headquarters Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Training Command. Before this, it was an Army Air Service Repair depot in World War I. The Air Corps Tactical School was moved here from Virginia … Continue reading

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Parris Island, South Carolina

Parris Island, South Carolina is a Marine Corps Recruit Depot North of Hilton Head. Only 3,262 of the 8.095 acres are habitable, with the rest being marsh. The island got it’s name from Colonel Alexander Parris, an Englishman who bought … Continue reading

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Camp Hood, Texas

Camp Hood, known today as Fort Hood, is located in Texas and was opened in September of 1942. The postcard above was mailed 9 months later in June of 1943. General John Bell Hood, a Confederate officer during the Civil … Continue reading

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Fort Leonard Wood

I was supposed to do a post yesterday but when I got home I was worn out! Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri was built just before World War II in 1940/41. It is named after General Leonard Wood, a Harvard … Continue reading

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