America's military installations, including their associated environment, have many purposes. They must sustain the regular forward and home station presence of U.S. forces as well as provide support in training and deployment to meet the Nation's need in periods of crisis, contingency, and combat.
Geographic information for major installations, ranges, and training areas in the United States and its territories is now available. From the link, authoritative locations of the most commonly known DoD sites, installations, ranges, and training areas in the United States and territories can be downloaded. This information is the first to integrate site information about DoD installations, training ranges, and land assets in a format which can be immediately put to work in commercial geospatial information systems.
Homeland Security/Homeland Defense, law enforcement, and readiness planners will benefit from immediate access to DoD site location data during emergencies. Land use planning and renewable energy planning will also benefit from use of this data.
NOTE: The point and boundary location datasets are intended for planning purposes only, and do not represent the legal or surveyed land parcel boundaries.
Please examine the release notes (PDF, 43KB) to determine if this dataset is suitable for your needs.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency maintains a national scale map of the continental United States depicting significant United States military installations, ranges, and training areas. This map has recently been updated to reflect the best available, current authoritative real property data. This file is 52.3 MB. To view the map, right-click on the link and choose Save Target As or Save Link As from the dropdown menu to download it.
|From Left: Colonel Anthony Reyes, Fort Monroe Garrison Commander; Steve Calcara, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army; Kathleen Kilpatrick, Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer; Chris Lehnertz, Acting Associate Director for Cultural Resources, National Park Service; William Armbruster, Executive Director, Fort Monroe Federal Area Development Authority; Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation; John L. Nau, III, Chairman, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, Installations and Environment.|
The U.S. Army and its partners were recognized with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's (ACHP) Chairman's Award for Federal Achievement in Historic Preservation for exemplary actions to preserve and protect into the future the richly historic and irreplaceable Fort Monroe, Virginia.
These awards recognize outstanding achievement in environmental management by the DoD components, at both domestic and overseas bases, to sustain military readiness, training and operational capabilities.
The Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the winning installations for outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions.
The Department of Defense is committed to protecting, maintaining and enhancing land, air and water resources on more than 5,500 sites covering approximately 30 million acres. The Defense Environmental Programs Annual Report to Congress discusses progress made within the Department's environmental programs—Conservation, Restoration, Compliance, and Pollution Prevention—and outlines future plans for fulfilling commitments to protect human health and the environment.
The Business Enterprise Integration Directorate led a pilot project to digitally map authoritative parcel boundaries at 70 installations, demonstrating application of geospatial technology to transform real property business processes. The Spring issue of The Military Engineer features an article about this pilot and how it relates to the Real Property Inventory Requirements.
Military Geospatial Technology magazine features the Department's application of geospatial technologies to effectively manage defense installations.