A lot of things can be said about New York City. From Times Square, the serene Central Park, or the alluring Grand Central Station. You can also look at the other great landmarks of the city, such as the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center Memorial and the Rockefeller Center.
Yet, these are not the only things that New York City is known for. From the Brooklyn district of New York City, there is Fort Hamilton, a United States Army installation located right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city of New York. It is an army installation that has stood along the city for a long time, and there is no doubt that it will continue to grow and to be vibrant as the city develops.
Map of Fort Hamilton
History of Fort Hamilton
The History of For Hamilton started during the declaration of independence of the United States of America, in 1776. This was when the United States Army realized the importance of building a military installation along the shores of the east coast, one of which of these areas is Brooklyn.
However, it was not until after 1825 that the Fort Hamilton that you know of today stands proud. 1 year shy of the 50th year of American independence, Fort Hamilton was established as one of the many army installations located along the east coast, specifically in the state of New York.
Fort Hamilton served for 3 of the major battles that America has to face. The fort served as a base that fought against the civil war, and it served its purpose well by having strong fortifications along its perimeter.
The other two major occurrences in history are the First World War and the Second World War. In the first world war, Fort Hamilton served as a great venue for deployment and drop-off of supplies and manpower in the east coast. As for the Second World War, the attack on Pearl Harbor launched and propelled Fort Hamilton to serve its purpose during the days of war and unrest between nations.
Today, Fort Hamilton continues to grow by honing men and women of the army to join in the fight for peace and unity of the United States of America and its allies. It is also a military installation that continues to grow dynamically, just as the city of New York grows day by day.
Facts and Figures about Fort Hamilton
Since 1825, Fort Hamilton has served as a full-time military installation, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a dedicated army base where people are trained, honed and sometimes entertained for the benefit of the civilians who are depending on the military for their safety and security.
Perhaps, there is no other situation in the history of Fort Hamilton where New Yorkers would need them more than ever. This was after the perilous September 11, 2001 attacks, which marked the lives of New Yorkers and Amercians forever. Military installation such as Fort Hamilton tries its best to protect the people through their history, ingenuity and sheer precision.
Temporary and Permanent Lodging
There are two types of lodging that is offered in Fort Hamilton. Guests can choose to stay at one of the two inns that are within the vicinity of the Fort, and army reserves can stay in permanent residential setting offered by Fort Hamilton.
The temporary lodging facilities offers the basic amenities that hotels and other inns may offer, as well as the other benefits of any other residential facilities there may be. The permanent residential facilities may offer the same benefits for army reserves and other high ranking officials.
Leisure Activities Inside Fort Hamilton
Even if Fort Hamilton is a military installation, it is one military installation that does not compromise on leisure and offering a comfortable environment for the troops. The Fort has its own branch of a Burger King which is also open to the public. This shows just how modern and progressive Fort Hamilton can be.
Likewise, there is also a lounge and bar inside the fort which is open to men of the military and guests to the Fort. There is a wide assortment of food and drinks offered in this lounge, as well as other leisure activities in the area. This is the way that Fort Hamilton tries to raise the morale of the military officers that are on duty within the installation.
Mission of Fort Hamilton
To Provide the New York State with Competent Reserve Officers
Since it is one, if not the nearest fort in the city of New York, one of the missions of Fort Hamilton is to find and to train men and women who live in the area to become competent reserve officers for the military. They are testament to the growing need of dedicated men and women in the army, and with the proximity of Fort Hamilton in the city, it is possible to fulfill this demand.
To Assist in Retirement Services of Those who Have Served the Country
One of the specialized services of Fort Hamilton is the retirement services that are being offered to retired troops. This is Fort Hamiltons way of saying thanks to those who have risked most of their lives in order to serve the country. They are the retired officers who have given most of their time and effort to make America what it is today, and it is only fair that army installations such as Fort Hamilton give them the respect that is due of them, by providing medical assistance, financial assistance and overall retirement plans.
Today, Fort Hamilton stands strong to the tests of time. For over 180 years, it has been and will continue to be one of the strongest army installations in the east coast. And with the help of the people in the city of New York and other neighboring areas, peace and goodwill in the state, the country and the entire world may just be possible.
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