Fort Leavenworth

Officially Licensed Product of the
U.S. Army
Item Number: 69050
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 1 3/4 inch (44mm) Round
Material: Bronze Antique with Enamel
Price: $10.00
 
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Fort Leavenworth is a United States Army installation located in Leavenworth County, Kansas, immediately north of the city of Leavenworth, in the upper northeast portion of the state. Built in 1827, it is the oldest active United States Army post west of Washington, DC, and the oldest permanent settlement in Kansas. Fort Leavenworth has been historically known as the "Intellectual Center of the Army.”

Fort Leavenworth was the base of African-American soldiers of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on 21 September 1866 at Fort Leavenworth. They became known as Buffalo Soldiers, nicknamed by the Native American tribes whom they fought. The term eventually was applied to all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866.

Today, the garrison supports the US Army Training and Doctrine Command by managing and maintaining the home of the US Army Combined Arms Center. CAC's mission involves leader development, collective training, Army doctrine and battle command (current and future).

Fort Leavenworth is home to the Military Corrections Complex, consisting of the United States Disciplinary Barracks, the Department of Defense's only maximum security prison and the Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility. In addition, the Fort Leavenworth Garrison supports numerous tenant organizations that directly and indirectly relate to the functions of the Combined Arms Center, including the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Foreign Military Studies Office.

Whether in the military or a native of Kansas, if you’re proud of Ft. Leavenworth, this is the coin for you.

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