Fort Huachuca Relocation Guide for Military Families
About Fort Huachuca
Fort Huachuca houses the United States Army Intelligence Center, NETCOM (United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command)/9th Army Signal Command. The base is also home to the Army Military Affiliate Radio System, the Joint Interoperability Test command, the Libby Army Airfield, and the Electronic Proving Ground.
Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 during the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 80s. This location helped to protect settlers and those crossing through southeastern Arizona while blocking Apaches who looked to escape to Mexico. With its proximity to fresh water, tree cover, and its higher elevations, it was a perfect campsite and was designated a “fort” in 1882.
Fort Huachuca remained open to counter border problems with Mexican and American outlaws. It continued to actively house and train soldiers during World War I and II. The State of Arizona took control until 1954 when the Army Engineers took it over during the Korean War.
Today, with an ideal climate ranging from a high of 93 degrees in June to a low of 32 degrees in January, it is ideal for testing electronics, and continues to be a major army establishment in Arizona.
Fort Huachuca is located in Cochise County in the southeastern portion of Arizona and fifteen miles to the north of the Mexico/Arizona border.
Local cities for shopping, work and recreation within driving distance to Fort Huachuca include Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, Tombstone, Bisbee, and Tucson. Taxi service is also available.
Fort Huachuca offers an RV Resort, Apache Flats, that accommodates 50 over-sized recreational vehicles with amenities such as an on-site laundry, picnic tables, cable TV, restrooms, 30/50 electrical outlets, and water/sewer hook ups.
For camping or boating excursions, MWR Rents has rental equipment available including boats, picnic gear, tents and cooking gear. MWR also offers rental sites for camping or picnicking in the Canyon area.
Horseback riding is available at the Buffalo Corral for individuals or groups by the hour or for extended periods by the month. Boarding is also available as well as riding lessons and trail rides.
Enjoy a game of golf at Mountain View, an eighteen-hole public golf course skirting scenic mountain views. Complete your golf experience with a trip to the pro shop. Equipment rental, lockers, and lessons are available. Partake of food and beverage in the 19th Hole Clubhouse.
Bowling is available at Desert Lanes that hosts 24 bowling lanes with automatic scoring, great food, and an extra game room for the kids, as well as special weekly bowling activities.
Visit Jeannie’s Diner after bowling at the center or for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner Monday through Saturday.
Practice your gun skills at the shooting range or take in a game of paintball at the Sportsman’s Center. Visit the shop to purchase gun accessories and hunting equipment.
Take advantage of the convenient meeting center, Thunder Mountain Activity Center that offers a host of newly remodeled rooms available to rent for large group meetings.
USAJOBS is a federal government program that helps find Federal jobs and provide job information to Federal employees and United States citizens throughout Fort Huachuca.
The Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, provides extra support to Fort Huachuca military personnel and their families.
Fort Huachuca Accommodation School #00 (K-8)
Sierra Vista Public Schools (Pre-12)
Palominas Public Schools (K-8)
Tombstone Public Schools (Pre-12)
First Baptist Christian Academy (Pre-8)
Shiloh Christian (K-12)
For more information and help when relocating to Fort Huachuca, The Relocation Assistance Program provides military personnel and their families extra guidance through such avenues, as the Lending Closet, that provides items needed to get through the initial transition into the community, welcome packets, a welcome center to help with housing, schools, daycare and employment.
Welcome to Fort Huachuca!