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Getting Here

Fort Indiantown Gap is located in historic Pennsylvania Dutch country in central Pennsylvania. The installation is situated on the borders of Lebanon County, a largely rural county, and Dauphin County, the seat of the state capital of Harrisburg located 22 miles away. Several towns are located within five miles of FTIG along with national chain shopping centers and restaurants. The city of Lebanon, located 14 miles away, serves as the county seat. Strategically located along the northeast corridor, FTIG is approximately 150 miles from Washington D.C. and New York City and 100 miles from Baltimore and Philadelphia.

The nearest major international airport is Harrisburg International Airport located 30 miles away in Middletown, Pa. Fort Indiantown Gap is located directly off Interstate 81 exit 85B and two miles from the I-81/I-78 split. Plugging in Fisher and Clement Ave., Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17038 into a mapping search engine will bring you to the main crossroads on the installation. GPS Coordinates W 76.569422, N 40.4322709


Terrain Information

FTIG’s training corridor is located between two Appalachian Mountains, Blue Mountain and Second Mountain, which are at 600 to 700 feet above sea level.  The cantonment area is located at the foot of Blue Mountain and is 400 to 500 feet above sea level.  Training and bivouac sites are covered with hardwood forests and grassland.  There are two man-made lakes on FTIG, Shuey Lake and Marquette Lake, created from a dam on Indiantown Run. FTIG’s lies at 40N 76W and has terrain similar to areas found in central and northeastern portions of North America, Europe and Asia.


Climate Information

FTIG is considered a humid continental climate.  The average yearly temperature is 56.  This type of climate is found in central and northeastern portions of North America, Europe, and Asia and is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot and often humid summers, and cold winters. 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Av. Temperature (Fahrenheit)

31

35

43

55

65

74

79

76

68

57

46

36

Av. Precipitation (Inches)

3

2.9

3.4

3.9

4.3

4.1

4.0

3.8

3.6

3.2

3.7

3.2

Av. Snowfall (Inches)

8.2

8.2

4.9

.8

0

0

0

0

0

.05

1.6

4.9

*Information courtesy of Muir Army Airfield Weather Station


Emergency Services

Fort Indiantown Gap Police
Bldg. 7-5
The Fort Indiantown Gap Police operates 24/7.  The police force is responsible for the following functions: post operator, 911 operator, central dispatch center, alarm monitor/response agency, billeting office after hours, Red Cross notifications and general information center.  Police officers employed by the Fort Indiantown Gap Police are state employees with full arrest powers; additionally the force is augmented by military police Soldiers and security staff.

On Post Emergencies call 911
Call the Control Center (717) 861-2727

Fort Indiantown Gap Fire Department
Bldg. 5-117
The Fort Indiantown Gap Fire Department is responsible for all fire emergencies on the installation and also responds to local municipalities for mutual aid assistance calls.   The department is staffed with PAARNG Soldiers, federal and state officers 365 days a year.
On Post Emergencies call 911
Call (717) 861-2111

Ambulance
Bldg. 5-117
FTIG has a dedicated and staffed emergency vehicle on-site 24/7.  Two licensed EMTs operate the Basic Life Support vehicle and respond to all medical emergencies.  
On Post Emergencies call 911
Call (717) 861-2111


Public Affairs

Bldg. 8-41
The Public Affairs Office is responsible for community relations, media relations and internal information for both the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Pennsylvania National Guard. Please contact them for any media inquiries.
Call (717) 861-8468
Visit http://pa.ng.mil/offices/pao/


DA Photos

Bldg. 11-66 (Studio)
Photos are taken three to four days each month, by scheduled appointment. To schedule a DA photo at Fort Indiantown Gap, visit http://www.vios.army.mil and fill out a work order. Photo appointments are scheduled between 0730 and 1600 hours.
Call (717) 861-2021
Visit http://pa.ng.mil/ARNG/Pages/DAPhotos.aspx


Vehicle Registration

Bldg. T-01, Fort Indiantown Gap Headquarters
Department of Defense Fort Indiantown Gap vehicle stickers may be obtained here.  Proof of registration and insurance, and a drivers license is needed.
Hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1600
Call (717) 861-6368


DEERS/RAPIDS ID Office

Bldg. 9-68, located next to the PX
Weekday Hours: Monday – Friday 0730-1600
Weekend Hours: Open for Joint Forces Drill Weekends
Call (717) 861-8693
Visit http://pa.ng.mil/offices/Pages/DEERSRAPIDSIDOffice.aspx


Human Resources and Employment Information

Bldg. S-0-47
This office is dedicated to serving to the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard full-time Technician and Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) force.
Call (717) 861-8709
Visit http://pa.ng.mil/offices/humanresources/ for additional employment information and current job opportunities.


Environmental Stewardship

Working in close concert with regulatory agencies, conservation groups and scientific consultants, Fort Indiantown Gap maintains a strong commitment to protect and conserve the environment. The installation has won several awards including the Department of Defense Environmental Award Natural Resources Conservation Team category for partnerships and stewardship in 2008 and the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s Natural Resources Model Conservation Program Award in 2009.  The team manages the regal fritillary butterfly and more than 90 other species of concern, an Outdoor Recreation Program, and a vigorous public outreach program. Partnerships with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the American Chestnut Foundation, Ernst Conservation Seeds, and state agencies provide materials, funds, and other project essentials. FTIG is working to ensure the long term health, viability, and productivity of its natural resources in order to continuously improve the training, working, and living environment for Soldiers, their families, and the public.
Visit http://www.dmva.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/environmental_management/19378


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