Carlisle Barracks FAQ

Installation Info: Zip Code: 17013, Area Code: 717, DSN: 242

The Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania trains more than 600 students each year from all branches of the military and federal agencies in the art of strategy, strategic leadership. It could be said the War College supplies the intellectual capabilities to affect national military strategy for the future. One of the nation's oldest military institutions, Carlisle Barracks houses the Army War College, Army Military History Institute, Center for Strategic Leadership, Army Physical Fitness Research Institute, Strategic Studies Institute, Allegheny Regional Veterinary Command and the Army Garrison.

The town of Carlisle is just southwest of Harrisburg, Pa. A key element of the installation is the Dunham U.S. Army Health Clinic serving active-duty and retired military personnel throughout Pennsylvania. Additional care can be found at Carlisle Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Many special interest group opportunities exist in addition to recreational activities such as: gyms, bowling, pool, track, golf, movies, crafts, auto shops and archery range.