Fort A.P. Hill, NORTHCOM, United States Northern Command

Fort A.P. Hill – A U.S. Army Base Where General George Patton Trained Troops During World War II

Fort A.P. Hill was established by the United States Army in 1941, at the beginning of the U.S. involvement in World War II. The army base took up a third of the land of Caroline County.

After the base was built, General George Smith Patton, Junior had thousands of troops trained at that base.

Currently, Fort A.P. Hill serves as one of many training grounds, for the United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM), for soldiers in rural landscapes.

Author’s Note:

Philip Andrew Hamilton trained at Fort A.P. Hill for Field Training Exercises (FTXs) while a member of the Patriot Battalion of the George Mason University Reserve Officer Training Corps.

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