Fort McClellan Celebrating 100 years

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Fort McClellan is turning 100 years old today. On July 18th, 1917, the United States War Department formally established Camp McClellan as a mobilization camp to train soldiers for World War One. The camp was renamed Fort McClellan in 1929. Community Relations Specialist Sergeant First Class Robert Ray says the Fort has had a big impact on the area and its people. A celebration for the milestone is set for August 26th, when the Fort opens to the public. Visitors can see multiple displays and historical documents about the Fort and its mission.


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