Q. Where can I
get my identification card (ID) renewed?
A. The Visitor Control Center handles all requests for ID card renewal and issue. To schedule an appointment call (804) 633-8797.
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Q. What services can Fort A.P. Hill provide to retirees?
A. Contact Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation at (804)
633-8207, or ID Card facility at (804) 633-8797.
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Q. Can the general public enter Fort A.P. Hill and what things are open
A. Fort A.P. Hill is open to individuals having business with
the Department of the Army. Due to the military training taking place on
post, members of the public could find themselves interfering with a
military operation or exercise if they were to venture into certain areas
of the post. Some recreational opportunities are available, though, to
licensed permit holders and registered guests. These include hunting,
fishing, and camping at the designated recreational campground. Training
areas are strictly off-limits except for hunting and fishing, which is
permitted only by special sign-in procedures. The game check station at
(804) 633-8300 offers a taped message with additional information about
hunting and fishing. The Community Recreation Division (CRD) manages the
campground. The CRD number is (804) 633-8219. To arrange a group tour (15
or more) contact the Public Affairs Office, Fort A.P. Hill, Bowling Green,
VA 22427-3114 or call (804) 633-8120.
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Q. Does Fort A.P. Hill conduct an Open House for the public?
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Q. Can the public search for relics on Fort
A. Army Regulation 420-47 prohibits scavenging on an installation/post.
Any abandoned property found on the installation belongs to the United
States (40 USC 310), and may not be taken by private persons.
Additionally, the removal of archaeological resources on public lands is
prohibited by Federal law. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest
extent of the law.
Q. How does a company get on a bidders list for Fort A.P. Hill
A. Contact the Fort A.P. Hill Directorate of Contracting at
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Q. How can I get a speaker from Fort A.P. Hill for an upcoming event?
A. Fort A.P. Hill can provide speakers for selected programs. The post
has a work force experienced in a wide range of backgrounds and
professions. To request a speaker, contact the Public Affairs Office at
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Q. Does Fort A.P. Hill have a Color Guard?
A. Fort A.P. Hill does not have a color guard. We recommend contacting
a local Reserve or National Guard Unit to see if they might have a color
guard available. For military funerals, Fort Lee serves the area around
Fort A.P. Hill. The number to Fort Lee is 804-765-3000 -- ask for Survivor
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Q. How can a student obtain facts or other information about Fort
A. The Fort A.P. Hill web site contains historical and current
information about the installation. If additional information is needed,
contact the Public Affairs Office at (804) 633-8120 or write Public
Affairs Office, Fort A.P. Hill, Bowling Green, VA 22427-3114.
Q. Where can I find information about military equipment?
A. Military equipment fact sheets can be found at the Department of
Defense web site. http://www.defenselink.mil/sites/f.html#facts
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Q. How can I get a tank for permanent static display for our American
Legion or other service group?
A. Certain organizations can get excess combat vehicles for static
display. The U.S.Army Tank Automotive Command coordinates this program.
For further information call 1-800-325-2920 ext. 4-6943.
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Q. How can I get information about buying surplus Department of Defense
A. The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service is the agency responsible for
the disposition of surplus property or call, 1-800-GOVT-BUY
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Q. How can I get surplus property donated to my organization?
A. If a use can not be found for property within the Department of
Defense or non-Department of Defense federal activities, items are donated
to state or local governments through the General Service Administration's
State Surplus Property Program. Through GSA, donations are made to
eligible non-profit organizations. For Virginia, contact the Virginia
State Agency for Surplus Property at 1910 Darbytown Rd, Richmond, VA
23231. Telephone: 804/236-3665.
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Q. Can anyone buy a tank? A machine gun? A gas mask?
A. No. Offensive and defensive military equipment is sold only as
scrap, rendered useless for its intended purpose. This process is called
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Q. Can I buy a Jeep?
A. Yes -- but only through competitive bid. For driver safety reasons,
the M151 series Jeep is not sold intact. A “How to Buy Government
Property” booklet is available by dialing, 1-800-GOVT-BUY
(1-800-468-8289). Be wary of jeeps sold in crates or to be delivered.
Organizations that claim to sell jeeps this way have no connection with
DRMS. Odds are you will lose your money.
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Q. How may a member of the general public obtain government
A. The office of the
Superintendent of Documents carries a free catalog of all its documents
and their cost. To request a catalog or document, call (202) 512-1800 or
write to: Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA
15250-7954. The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) also carries
government publications. To contact NTIS, you may call (703) 487-4600 or
write to: 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.
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Q. Who should I contact
to make arrangements for a military burial?
A. The Fort A.P. Hill Directorate of Human Resources (804) 633-8332
can provide information regarding military burials.
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Q. How may I obtain
a copy of my military personnel record?
request a copy of your military record, write to http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/.
National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, 9700 Page
Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100. Or call (800) 318-5298. At minimum,
please include the service member’s complete name, social security
number and/or serial number, and the requester's return address.
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Q. How may I obtain a copy of my military medical record?
A. Medical records are maintained at one of 58 regional Veterans
Affairs (VA) centers around the country or at the national Veterans
Affairs Records Management Center in St. Louis. Call (800) 827-1000 for
information on your regional VA Center. The national VA Records Management
Office can be reached by calling (314) 263-2800.
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Q. How may I obtain
historical information about the Army?
A. For historical information, such as the history of an Army unit or
a retired general's military biography, please contact the http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
Center for Military History, Franklin Square, 1099 14th St. N.W.,
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Q. How may I obtain historical operational information about a
particular Army unit?
A. The http://www.nara.gov National Archives has historical operational information on Army units. For
military information for 1941 and prior, contact the National Archives One
at (202) 501-5390. For military information from 1942 and later, contact
the National Archives Two at (301) 713-7250.
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Q. Where can I
find information about U.S. Army patches and insignia? Where can
I purchase patches/insignia?
A. Inquiries about patches/insignia can be made to U.S. Army Institute
of Heraldry,9325 Gunston Road, Room S-112, Fort Belvoir 22060-5579
Telephone: 703-806-4970. Inquiries should include as much information as
possible about the unit and parent units. There are several commercial
businesses that advertise the sale of patches/insignia in a variety of
magazines and newspapers.
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Q. How can I locate a former Army soldier?
A. The Privacy Act of 1974 prohibits releasing the last known address
of former Army members without their written consent. However, the agency
identified below will assist your search by forwarding your letter to the
service member’s last known address. To pursue locating a former Army
1. Write a letter to the soldier. Place this letter in a sealed and
stamped envelope, including your full name and return address.
2. Write a letter addressed to the National Personnel Records Center
requesting their assistance with your search. Be sure to include the
service member’s name, serial number and/or social security number,
and date of birth if available.
3. Place your envelope addressed to the service member AND the letter
to the http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ National Personnel Records Center in ONE envelope. Address this envelope to: National Personnel Records
Center, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5200. Please note
current addresses for discharged service members are not maintained at the
records center -- this center only has the service member’s last
officially recorded address. Letters to service members the record center
cannot identify or who are known to be deceased will be returned to you.
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Q. What attractions/activities are close to Fort
A. Contact the Community Recreation Division at (804) 633-8219.
Discount tickets for theme parks are also available for purchase for
Where can I find information about Federal Employee Benefits?
A. The following websites have detailed information about a variety of programs: