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Fort Ord
Fort Ord
Fort Ord

Fort Ord was a U.S. Army post on Monterey Bay in California. It was established in 1917 as a maneuver area and field artillery target range and was closed in September 1994. Fort Ord was one of the most attractive locations of any U.S. Army post, because of its proximity to the beach and California weather. Most notably, the 7th Infantry Division (Light) was its main resident for many years. When Fort Ord was converted to civilian use, space was set aside for the first nature reserve in the United States created for conservation of an insect, the endangered species Smith's blue butterfly. Image File history File links Fortordsign. ... Image File history File links Fortordsign. ... Image File history File links Fort_ord. ... Image File history File links Fort_ord. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A view of Monterey Bay Monterey Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean, on the coast of California, south of San Francisco. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Shoulder sleeve patch of the United States Army 7th Infantry Division (Light). ... A nature reserve (natural reserve, nature preserve, natural preserve) is an area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research. ... {{Taxobox | color = pink | name = Insects | fossil_range = Carboniferous - Recent | image = European honey bee extracts nectar. ... The Siberian Tiger, a subspecies of tiger. ... Trinomial name Euphilotes enoptes smithi (Mattoni, 1955) Smiths blue butterfly, Euphilotes enoptes smithi, is an organism in the family Lycaenidae, which is also known as the gossamer wing family. ...


The cities of Marina, Del Rey Oaks, Seaside, Salinas, and Spreckels have eventually consumed the remnants of Fort Ord. Marina is a town located in Monterey County, California. ... Del Rey Oaks is a city located in Monterey County, California. ... Seaside is a city in Monterey County, California, USA, with a total population of 31,696 as of the 2000 census. ... Nickname: Americas Salad Bowl Location of Salinas, California Country United States State California County Monterey Government  - Mayor Dennis Donohue Area  - City 19 sq mi (49. ... Spreckels is a census-designated place located in Monterey County, California. ...


History

In 1940 the reservation, known as Camp Ord in honor of Maj. Gen. Edward Ord, a Union Army leader during the American Civil War who also served in the Second Seminole War and Indian Wars, was expanded to 20,000 acres (81 km²). In August 1940, it was re-designated a Fort and the 7th Infantry Division was reactivated, becoming the first major unit to occupy the post. Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Edward Ord Edward Otho Cresap Ord (October 18, 1818 – July 22, 1883) was the designer of Fort Sam Houston, and a U.S. Army officer who saw action in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the Civil War. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Osceola, Seminole leader. ...


In 1947 Fort Ord became the home of the 4th Replacement Training Center. During the 1950's and 1960's Fort Ord was a staging area for units departing for war, and at one time had 50,000 troops on the installation. The 194th Armored Brigade was activated at the Fort under Combat Development Command in 1957, but departed for Fort Knox in 1960. The post continued as a center for instruction of basic and advanced infantrymen until 1974, when the training area was deactivated and Fort Ord again became the home of the 7th Infantry Division following their return from South Korea after twenty-five years on the DMZ. In 1957, the 194th Armored Brigade was formed by the US Armys Combat Developments Command to test new materiel at Fort Ord, California. ... The U.S. Bullion Depository at Ft. ... In military terms, a demilitarized zone (DMZ) is an area, usually the frontier or boundary between two or more groups, where military activity is not permitted, usually by treaty or other agreement. ...


The BRAC Commission of 1991 recommended to close the garrison and move the units stationed at Fort Ord to Fort Lewis, Washington. In 1992, elements from Fort Ord, and Marines from Camp Pendleton participated in quelling the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. In 1994 Fort Ord was finally closed. Most of the land was given back to the state of California, and became the home of the California State University, Monterey Bay. The remainder was given to UC Santa Cruz to be developed into the UC MBEST (Monterey Bay Education, Science and Technology) Center. The MBEST Center is a regional economic development effort focused on developing collaborative research-business opportunities in the Monterey Bay region. Fort Lewis is a census-designated place and U.S. Army military base located in Pierce County, Washington. ... Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is near Oceanside, California. ... The 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King uprising or the Rodney King riots, were sparked on April 29, 1992 when a predominately white jury acquitted four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, after he fled from police. ... California State University, Monterey Bay, in the California State University system, is located in the city of Seaside, California, on the Monterey Peninsula. ... The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC or UC Santa Cruz) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Cruz, California. ...


The military still has a presence at Fort Ord, in the form of several California Army National Guard units, facilities administrated by the Presidio of Monterey, and the continued operation of the base PX and Commissary to cater for retirees who chose to settle in the area and are entitled to shop at such facilities. Management of the military housing has been outsourced to private firms, but the homes are still occupied by personnel stationed at the Presidio of Monterey and Naval Postgraduate School and retired military members. The military has played a role in the history of the Monterey Peninsula since 1770 when a small expedition led by captain Gaspar de Portola, officially took possession for Spain of what is now central California. ... Base exchange (BX), alternatively, post exchange (PX), refers to a large department store-like shop that is set up on United States military installations. ... The military has played a role in the history of the Monterey Peninsula since 1770 when a small expedition led by captain Gaspar de Portola, officially took possession for Spain of what is now central California. ... The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, United States is a graduate school operated by the United States Navy. ...


In June of 2006, Ed Salven, one of Fort Ord's veterans from the Vietnam era published a book, The Soldier Factory, chronicling his personal history as a soldier, and reflecting upon a return visit to the Fort in the late '90s. Along with poetic reflections, the book includes color reproductions of paintings of soldiers that Salven found hung from barracks' windows as he explored the grounds, rendered by students from California State University, Monterey Bay. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


See also

Laguna Seca Ranch is a historic agricultural property in western Monterey County, California, USA. This ranch was founded in the mid 19th century and has revolved around family ownership for most of its history. ...

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