• 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.

 

Did You Know?

Aeiral view of the eastern portion of Jamaica Bay

At approximately 32 square miles and over 13000 acres, Jamaica Bay is the largest natural open space in New York City.