Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center

Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center is an Army National Guard installation in western Arkansas, adjacent to the city of Fort Smith. Established as Camp Chaffee in 1941, renamed to Fort Chaffee in 1956, Fort Chaffee has served as a United States Army base, training camp, prisoner-of-war camp, and refugee camp. The base was closed following the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission round. Since that time, the Arkansas National Guard has been using 66,000 acres as a training facility. The State of Arkansas received 6000 acres, about half of which have been redeveloped as of 2014. The main environmental concern has been asbestos, released during various fires.

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* 2012 demographics profile of the military.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.

Check Out These Schools In Your Area!

Private or Public? Distance or Quality? Will it be safe? Will the bus pick them up?

School Name Grade Type
Westark Technical Center
9 - 12 Public
Ballman Elementary School
KG - 6 Public
Beard Elementary School
KG - 6 Public
Belle Point Alternative Center
7 - 12 Public
Bonneville Elementary School
KG - 6 Public
Carnall Elementary School
KG - 6 Public
Cavanaugh Elementary School
KG - 6 Public
L. A. Chaffin Jr. High School
7 - 9 Public
Elmer H. Cook Elem. School
KG - 6 Public
William O. Darby Jr. High Sch.
7 - 9 Public
Fairview Elementary School
PK - 6 Public
Howard Elementary School
PK - 6 Public
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Military Banking Locations

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Arkansas Federal Credit Union Fort Smith

7887 Phoenix Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903

Arkansas Federal Credit Union Van Buren

2008 Fayetteville Rd Ste A
Van Buren, AR 72956

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Cities Near Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center

Not everyone wants to live as close to base as possible, check out these surrounding cities.

City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Charleston 18.7 miles 2,517 $74,400 $593
Greenwood 11.9 miles 9,222 $122,100 $708
Van Buren 6.9 miles 22,955 $108,400 $603
Roland 9.3 miles 3,284 $97,700 $644
Short 16.6 miles 373 $82,500 $244
Dyer 16.5 miles 757 $107,800 $395
Nicut 20.4 miles 225 $85,000 $442
Rudy 13.5 miles 76 $92,200 $445
Huntington 19.4 miles 620 $53,600 $490
Arkoma 4.3 miles 1,954 $65,400 $532

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