• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

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Families at Fort Hancock

Col. Corley's son and friends at birthday party at Battery Gunnison, 1965.

Col. Corley's son and friends at birthday party at Battery Gunnison, 1965.

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Fort Hancock was more than an Army base. It was home to thousands of families over its nearly eighty years in service.

Spouses and children offer a different look at life at the Fort. Here are a few of their stories.

To see Fort Hancock through the eyes of a family's camera, click here and here.

 

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