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Fort Chaffee Army Base - Fort Smith, AR




Fort Chaffee - THE destination for world class training!

Construction continues on the new 17,000 square foot Fort Chaffee MWR Complex. It should be open and ready for business in July 2018!

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Here's an inside look at how our 142nd artillery Soldiers prepare for their wartime mission.

There will be a prescribed burn today, 2 FEB 2018, in Training Area's 528 & 529 along the west side of HWY 96. The operation will begin at 1030. Smoke could be visible to those travelling along Highway 96 between Lavacca and Greenwood

The purpose of the burn is to reduce the wildfire threat associated with future training, as well as to improve wildlife habitat.

Personnel should take caution when traveling around this area due to slow moving vehicles and possible smoke on the roadways.

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The Arkansas National Guard has implemented the Inclement Weather Plan for Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018. Employees are encouraged to take extra care while traveling to duty locations. A two-hour delay is authorized for non-emergency essential personnel on an as needed basis. Emergency essential personnel are required to report at regular duty hours.

Congratulations to COL McGuire on his promotion this weekend! Way to go Sir!

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Arkansas National Guard Medical Marijuana Policy

The Arkansas National Guard prohibits all use of marijuana, recreational and medical. Any marijuana use could result in the full spectrum of administrative action or military justice. Protect your career and future. Don't use marijuana for any reason. Please see the TAG policy letter.

Posted by Arkansas National Guard on Thursday, November 9, 2017

KAGS TV features the Arkansas National Guard's Task Force Aleutian near College Station Texas. #HurricaneHarvey #TaskForceArkansas #ARGuard #ArkansasNationalGuard #Houston #TX #hurricanharvey #TaskForceAleutian

CHECK OUT: Part 1 of our multi-part series with the brave men and women of the Arkansas National Guard and the Texas Army National Guard who have been calling the Brazos County Expo home while they help with #Harvey relief.

Posted by KAGS TV on Thursday, September 7, 2017

In honor of the #ArmyBDay and Flag Day

This We'll Defend.

Posted by U.S. Army on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Check out the latest digital copy of the Arkansas MinuteMan to see what has been going on at Fort Chaffee, the 188th at Fort Smith and around the state.

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What is it like in front of an MLRS when a rocket fires? Watch this video and get a peek. Pretty good stuff.

142nd Field Artillery MLRS Live Fire Exercise

FIRE FOR EFFECT!1st Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery Brigade, conducted a live fire training exercise using the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) today, at the Fort Chaffee JMTC, near Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Posted by Arkansas National Guard on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Here is a 40-29 story about Saturdays MLRS live fire. Great Video.

Successful live-fire training today for 1st. Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery!!

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Fort Chaffee announces days when decoration and visitation to cemeteries on post should not be restricted due to training or safety considerations. As always, before you visit please contact SGT Carter at 479-484-3219 to verify the safety situation has not changed. The dates for 2017 are: April 16 (Easter), May 29 (Memorial Day), July 4 (Independence Day), September 4 (Labor Day), October 9 (Columbus Day), November 10 (Veterans Day), November 23 (Thanksgiving Day), and December 25 (Christmas Day). These dates are not the only dates cemeteries are available but they are dates when no training is likely to be scheduled.

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Traffic Interruptions on Hwy. 96 planned for Saturday morning, March 4

Traffic on Hwy. 96 between Hwy. 22 and Hwy. 10 in Greenwood will experience temporary interruptions in 15 minute periods on Saturday, March 4 between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. These traffic interruptions are necessary to ensure public safety for motorists while 1st Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery are scheduled to fire training rockets from their Multiple Launch Rocket Systems.

Fort Chaffee Public Safety Officers and Sebastian County Sheriff's Dept. will man the road blocks on the North and Southbound lanes holding traffic for 15-minutes while the artillery battery completes each firing mission sequence.

The Arkansas National Guard, and specifically the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade, apologize for the inconvenience this training may create for motorists on Hwy. 96, but appreciate the patience and continued support of our local communities as we continue to train to support the needs of our state and nation.

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The CNGB Facebook Town Hall is TODAY at 10am Central time.

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