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There is no on-post shuttle available between Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem.

Installation :: Vehicle Regulations


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Traffic laws are strictly enforced by radar at all times.  Speed limit on the installation is 20 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.

The state of Georgia has a mandatory seat belt law for passengers in the front seat of vehicles.

Vehicle Inspections

All vehicles in Georgia must be inspected.  Emission inspections are annually. Inspection must be done no earlier than 30 days before your birthday.  Inspection of vehicles must be completed no later than midnight on your birthday.

Vehicle Registration

For access to the installations, privately owned vehicles of active duty, reserve component or retired military personnel and DoD civilian employees must be registered with the Provost Marshal Vehicle Registration section.  Vehicles may be registered at the One-Stop Processing Center, building 181 at Fort McPherson, or at building 104 at Fort Gillem.  Visitors to Fort McPherson during times the VREG is closed can obtain a daily pass from the Military Police at the Main Gate.  The Fort McPherson VREG hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 0730 until 1615 and Wednesday from 0730 until 1100.  Both VREG offices are closed weekends and training and federal holidays.  For more information on vehicle registration, call 404-464-2918

All privately and contractor owned vehicles belonging to civilian employees, active duty or retired military personnel must be registered with the Provost Marshal Vehicle Registration Section within 72 hours from their sign in, employment date, or start of their contract.  Personnel must have the following documents in their possession to register their vehicle:  (1)  Valid driver's license, with proof of ownership or a Bill of Sale.  If the applicant for registration is other than the owner, he or she must have the owner's written, notarized consent to operate and register the vehicle.  (2)  Valid ID card for active duty, retired and civilian personnel.  (3)  Proof of valid vehicle insurance and state license plate.  Unregistered vehicles may only enter Fort McPherson at the main entrance on Hardee Avenue near the MARTA station.  A visitor's pass may be issued in building 312.  For additional information, call 404-464-2918.

To register your vehicle with the state of Georgia contact the vehicle registration office within the county you reside in.  You will need current registration, title, and insurance papers.  Georgia allows you to maintain your home state registration if you are not a resident of Georgia.  If you desire to register your vehicle in Georgia, but are not a resident, you should get a tax exempt form from the legal office (Staff Judge Advocate) and the ad valorum tax will be waived.

Physical Security

All personnel, living on and off both posts, are encouraged to sign out an electric engraving pen from either their unit supply sergeant or the Provost Marshal Office, Physical Security Section, Building 101, at Fort McPherson.  Personnel can use engravers to mark any surface to place names and other identifying information. They should also fill out a personal inventory form and, for soldiers living in billets, provide a copy to personal insurance companies.  Personnel also should list credit cards on the personal property inventory form.


The operator or owner of a vehicle involved in an accident will stop immediately as close to the scene as possible without obstructing traffic.  All vehicle accidents must be reported to the Military Police.

Automobile Insurance

Active duty and retired military, family members, DOD civilian employees, contractor personnel, and other affiliated persons who operate a POV on Fort McPherson are responsible for carrying and producing proof of current motor vehicle insurance.

Restricted Areas

These areas include Forces Command (FORSCOM) Headquarters, Third U.S. Army Headquarters, and the Golf Course on Fort McPherson, and perimeter roads on Fort Gillem.

Community Police

The Military Police routinely patrol the housing areas.  If you dial "911" on either post, you will connect to the military police on that post.  Military Police is located in building 101 on Fort McPherson, phone number 404-464-2281/2282.

Fort Gillem Military Police is located in building 104, phone number 404-469-5981.

Driver's License

Each county has their own license office.

Installation :: Major Unit Listings


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Fort McPherson is home to Installation Management Agency, Southeast Region, U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command and Third U.S. Army/U.S. Army Forces Central Command/Coalition Forces Land Component Command.

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) is the Army component of U.S. Joint Forces Command and is the Army's largest major command.  Headquartered at Fort McPherson, FORSCOM commands active component and U.S. Army Reserve forces in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Puerto Rico.  Following mobilization, FORSCOM assumes command and control of Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units preparing for deployment.

Installation Management Agency, Southeast Region, located at Building 171 at Fort McPherson, brings together base operations support services for eight states and Puerto Rico, ensuring optimal care, support and training of our fighting force.  The agency oversees all facets of installation support, including environmental programs, construction, morale and welfare, family care, force protection and logistics.  The Southeast Region directs, enables, and oversees southeast garrisons, assesses and conveys resource requirements to DA, and responds to emerging installation management requirements within the Southeast Region.  The Southeast Region, which was activated October 1, 2002, manages six former Army Material Command installations, five former U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command installations, six former U.S. Army Forces Command installations, two former U.S. Army Forces Southern Command installations, and one former Military Traffic Management Control installation.

The Third U.S. Army/U.S. Army Forces Central Command (ARC-ENT) is committed to supporting the objectives of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in some of the most volatile regions of the globe - the Middle East, South and Central Asia.  In 1998, CENTCOM assumed responsibility for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, in turn broadening ARCENT's mission in this very important region of the world.

The U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) was established in October 1990 as a major subordinate command of U.S. Army Forces Command.  In 1993, the USARC became a separate command assigned to the Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Command.  The USARC commands, controls and supports all Army Reserve troop units in the Continental United States, except psychological operations, civil affairs and Special Forces units.  The USARC also ensures the readiness of its forces and prepares the nearly 1,700 Troop Program Units under its command to mobilize in support of military contingencies and operations other than war.

First U.S. Army is the senior tenant organization at Fort Gillem.  First U.S. Army is one of two Continental U.S. Armies in U.S. Army Forces Command.  A highly specialized team of active Army, active Guard and Reserve soldiers, and DA civilian employees staff Headquarters, First U.S. Army.  First U.S. Army's mission concerns three major operations:  First, First U.S. Army enhances the combat readiness of reserve component (RC) soldiers and units in the eastern half of the United States, which includes 27 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  First U.S. Army improves the RC soldiers' ability to execute missions throughout the full spectrum of military operations.  Second, First U.S. Army plans, prepares and executes mobilization and deployment of RC units to provide combat-ready forces to warfighting commanders in chief.  Third, First U.S. Army provides Military Support to Civil Authorities (MSCA) in the event of a federally declared disaster (natural or manmade).  This mission directly supports the Federal Response System during disaster relief operations.  Led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and joined by 27 federal agencies including the American Red Cross, First U.S. Army soldiers are proud of their mission to assist American families during times of crisis.  The event or threat of a weapon of mass destruction incident is also an MSCA task, where First U.S. Army assumes operational control of all committed DoD elements and will coordinate military support of crisis and consequence management operations.

The 52nd Explosive Ordnance Group (EOD).  The wartime mission of the 52nd EOD is to conduct force protection operations to defeat or lessen effects of conventional, unconventional (nuclear, biological, chemical or improvised explosive devise) and terrorist munitions within its area of operations.  Further, the group deploys, redeploys and assumes command and control of up to six ordnance battalions in a theater of operations supporting the theater commander.

The Atlanta Military Entrance Procession Station (MEPS) is one of 65 MEPS located nationwide and in Puerto Rico.  Under the umbrella of the U.S. Army Accessions Command, the MEPS Command is a joint DoD agency staffed with personnel from all military services.

The 3d Military Police Group (Criminal Investigation Division (CID)) is a tactical headquarters located at Fort Gillem.  The mission of the 3d MP Group (CID) and its four organic battalions is to provide a full range of quality criminal investigative support and services for commanders, installations and other areas of the Army interest in the 28 states east of the Mississippi, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.  It also is responsible for providing criminal investigative support to all Army interests within the U.S. Central Command (USSCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

Major Unit Listings
Unit Name Command Description
Army Ground Forces Band FORSCOM Contact Information: COM: 404-464-2717/3963 DSN: 367-2717/3963
First U.S. Army FORSCOM First U.S. Army is located at Fort Gillem. Contact Information: COM: 404-469-3400 DSN: 797-3400
Forces Command (FORSCOM) FORSCOM Contact Information: COM: 404-464-5054 DSN: 367-5054
Fort McPherson Garrison SERO Contact Information: COM: 404-464-2206 DSN: 367-2206
HQ, 3d Military Police Group (CID) USACIDC The 3d MP Group (CID) is located at Fort Gillem. Contact Information: COM: 404-469-7001 DSN: 797-7001
Military Entrance and Processing Station (MEPS) MEPCOM The MEPS Station is located at Fort Gillem. Contact Information: COM: 404-469-3090 DSN: 797-3090
Southeast Region Office Installation Management Agency Contact Information: COM: 404-464-0756 DSN: 367-0756 FAX: 404-464-0759 (front office only)
Southeastern Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center The SE ARISC is located at Fort Gillem. Contact Information: Com: 404-469-3169/3170/3172 DSN: 797-3169/3170/3172 Com: 404-469-3409 (language lab) DSN: 797-3409
Third U.S. Army ARCENT/CENTCOM/CFLCC Contact Information: COM: 404-464-4824 DSN: 367-4824
U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM) Contact information: Com: 404-464-3332 DSN: 367-3332
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL) The USACIL is located at Fort Gillem. Contact Information: COM: 404-469-7106 DSN: 797-7106
U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Contact Information: COM: 404-464-4586 DSN: 367-4586
U.S. Army Second Recruiting Brigade U.S. Army Recruiting Command The Recruiting Brigade is located at Fort Gillem. Contact Information: COM: 404-469-3259 DSN: 797-3259

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