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Fort Devens

Old postcard of Army cantonment at Camp Devens
Military structure
NameFort Devens
Part ofUnited States Army
Built byUnited States Army
In use1917-1995, 2007-Present
United States Army
Open to
the public
Lieutenant Colonel Warren F. Bacote

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Fort Devens is an active United States military installation in the towns of Ayer and Shirley, in Middlesex County and Harvard in Worcester County in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It was named after jurist and Civil War general Charles Devens. The nearby Devens Reserve Forces Training Area is located in Lancaster. Although closed in 1995, it was reopened the next day as the Devens Reserve Forces Training Area. In 2007, the area was renamed Fort Devens.

The fort has a population of 306 enlisted personnel, 2,151 reservists, 348 civilians, and 1,399 family members. It also maintains 25 ranges, 21 training areas, and 15 maneuver areas on nearly 5000 acre (20.2 km2) of land.

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