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Topics pertaining to Fort Chaffee

Help or additional research may be obtained by filling out a research request in the Pebley Center, Room 137 in Boreham Library.  Hours are 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday.  When your research request has been filled, the information can be sent via text, email, or picked up in person.  Phone requests can be fulfilled by calling the Pebley Center at 788-7213 or emailing information

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Fort Chaffee

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Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center is an Army National Guard installation in western Arkansas, near the city of Fort Smith. Established as Camp Chaffee in 1941, renamed to Fort Chaffee in 1956, Fort Chaffee has served as a United States Army base, training camp, prisoner-of-war camp, and refugee camp. The base was closed following the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission for reshaping the Defense Department's infrastructure. Since that time, the Arkansas National Guard has been using 64,590 acres as a training site. Select Research Topics tab above for Chaffee history topics.


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Shelley Blanton
Boreham Library
Rm. 137
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