In its 79 years of service to the country and the New England area, more than 400 units (including a U.S. Navy Air Squadron) called Fort Devens home. In 1991, the Base Realignment and Closure Office recommended that Fort Devens’ active duty mission be eliminated and a small reserve enclave and training area be maintained for use by the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. Fort Devens closed its doors as an active duty installation on March 31, 1996, and became the Devens Reserve Forces Training Area (RFTA). Effective May 2007, the Devens RFTA was renamed Fort Devens.
Today, Fort Devens provides training capabilities and base operations support to the U.S. Armed Forces across New England.
LTC Trent R. Colestock, Commander
31 Quebec Street, Devens