Fort Devens

Updated: August 25, 2023
Fort Devens
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    Fort Devens is situated in Middlesex and Worcester counties as a historic U.S. Army Reserve installation. It primarily trains reserve forces and supports soldiers and their families. The base encompasses several military units, training ranges, maneuver areas, and system integration labs. Though identified as a superfund site due to environmental issues, Fort Devens remains pivotal in military operations and community service.

    Base Operator:

    99 Quebec Street
    Devens, MA 01434

    What Kind of Base is Fort Devens?

    Fort Devens provides a range of services and facilities. These include 25 ranges, 21 training areas, and 15 maneuver areas spread across nearly 5,000 acres of land.

    Fort Devens History

    Established in 1917, Fort Devens served as a primary training and demobilization hub during the World Wars. Reactivated in 2007, it now functions as a training zone for the Army Reserve and includes the Devens Reserve Forces Training Area and the Devens Range Complex for live-fire training. Part of this historic base houses the Federal Medical Center, Devens, a facility for male inmates requiring specialized medical or mental care.


    Fort Devens Housing

    For rental and home purchase information, call the Army Community Service Office in Devens at (978) 615-6091 or DSN 323-615. The Devens Commerce Center offers furnished efficiency apartments for single service members. You’ll need to sign a lease and provide the first and last month’s rent, plus a security deposit.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    Temporary Lodging is not available at Fort Devens. Temporary housing options are available at nearby Hanscom Air Force Base.


    What is the BAH for Fort Devens?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Fort Devens varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Massachusetts state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.



    Military Housing Area: MA123

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $2,868 $2,151
    E02 $2,868 $2,151
    E03 $2,868 $2,151
    E04 $2,868 $2,151
    E05 $2,943 $2,568
    E06 $3,129 $2,793
    E07 $3,318 $2,868
    E08 $3,522 $2,985
    E09 $3,789 $3,030
    W01 $3,147 $2,856
    W02 $3,405 $2,982
    W03 $3,657 $3,039
    W04 $3,843 $3,171
    W05 $4,065 $3,363
    O01E $3,354 $2,940
    O02E $3,618 $3,021
    O03E $3,873 $3,120
    O01 $2,973 $2,790
    O02 $3,126 $2,919
    O03 $3,648 $3,057
    O04 $4,143 $3,327
    O05 $4,494 $3,447
    O06 $4,533 $3,636
    O07 $4,569 $3,699

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    Fort Devens Surrounding Area

    Fort Devens neighbors Ayer, Shirley, and Harvard in Massachusetts. Steeped in New England culture, nearby towns flaunt recreational spots and outdoor attractions. Landmarks like the Nashua River and vast farmlands beautify the region.


    There are no on-post medical or dental services offered at Fort Devens. The closest hospital to Fort Devens is Deaconess-Mashoba Community Hospital.


    To learn about childcare care options at Fort Devens, contact Army Community Services at DSN 978-615-6278.


    Soldiers should address education related questions to the Army Education Center, Building 680, 43 Quebec Street, or call an education services specialist at 978-615-6247.

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