Fort Ord is a former United States Army post on Monterey Bay of the Pacific Ocean coast in California, which closed in 1994 due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action. Most of the fort’s land now makes up the Fort Ord National Monument, managed by the United States Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Conservation Lands, while a small portion remains an active military installation under Army control designated as the Ord Military Community.


Babenhausen Kaserne was the home to the Babenhausen Area Support Team; Headquarters, 41st Field Artillery Brigade; 1st Battalion, 27th Field Artillery the 77th Maintenance Co., 71st Ordinance Det., E. Battery 5/7 Air Defense Artillery, and D. Battery 5/7 Air Defense Artillery. All facilities, including the housing area, dental and health clinics, Babenhausen Elementary School and sports field, are located on the kaserne. Babenhausen also has a local training area, an airfield and a helipad adjacent to the kaserne.