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.


  1. Beautiful Army post. I took basic and AIT there in 1960. In the new barracks for basic and the old ones for AIT.

  2. Stationed here June 81 through April 83 in B Co. 1/32nd Inf. One of the best Army posts stateside for infantrymen – old Cannery Row, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Monterey. Drank beer in the Hog’s Breath Inn when Clint Eastwood owned it. Camped in the Big Sur. Really hard training including Ft. Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts south of the fort.

  3. A friend of mine was stationed there back in 1966 but I never made it to the place. I hear it’s real nice. Sits on the ocean.

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