Boy, do I know all about Fort Gordon and military PCS’ing! When I first moved to the Augusta Area it was into Gordon Terrace on Fort Gordon. It didn’t take but about 6 months of being cramped into tight quarters before we got serious about house hunting. Grovetown and Hephzibah are the closest areas to post. For those of you that are coming from the Washington D.C. area or San Diego or any other large cities with lots of traffic and commuting nightmares, then even the 30 minute drive from such far off places as Evans, Martinez, North Augusta, Harlem, the “Hill” area of Augusta proper or even the country setting of Appling won’t seem all that bad!
Fort Gordon is serviced by three main gates. The “main” gate is Gate One which is at the end of Jimmie Dyess Blvd. If you exit from I-20 at exit 194 going towards Fort Gordon then you will arrive at Gate One when you drive across Gordon Highway. Jimmie Dyess will become Chamberlain Avenue once you enter Fort Gordon. This gate is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you do not have a DoD sticker on your windshield then please be prepared to go through a security check. Post Security will want to see your driver’s license, automobile registration and proof of insurance. Please make sure that all of these items are current because if any one of these items is expired they will not grant you access! If you are coming to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center then I would use this gate because it is the closest gate to the entrance to the facility.
Gate Five is closest to Hephzibah and is easily accessed from Hwy 1/Dean’s Bridge Road and Tobacco Road. It is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This gate also has the same requirements as Gate One. There is an AAFES Shoppette/Fuel Station located just inside post from both Gate One and Gate Five. Freedom Park Elementary School is easily accessed from Gate Five as well as most of the enlisted housing areas. Not too far up Avenue of the States from the elementary school is the Post Exchange or the PX as us military people call it. The Commissary, PXtra, Post Office, restaurants and Class 6 are all close by this area. Past these areas are the Post Library, Freedom Park and Parade Grounds where various community events are located. Please see the Fort Gordon MWR schedule of events to see the current activities planned.
Grovetown is the closest town to the Gate Two entrance of Fort Gordon. This gate is open from 0430 until 2000 (times are subject to change at this gate). You are required to have a DoD sticker on your windshield to use this entrance. If you do not have stickers on your automobile then Post Security will make you turn around to drive further up to use the Gate One entrance. (Please note that they are currently upgrading this entrance and sometimes they close this gate for outbound traffic during morning commute times.) This gate is only 2 miles from Grovetown, but is about a 3 mile drive to any of the facilities on the post. It is convenient to use this gate for a trip to the commissary and especially for those that work in offices located on either Barnes or Brainard Avenues.
If you are PCS’ing to Fort Gordon or relocating to the Augusta Area, please call or email me for a Relocation Packet. If you have any questions about who to contact or what areas to contact on Fort Gordon I am here to help you. I have PCS’ed many times and I understand the process.