Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon
Fort Gordon lies just a few miles outside of Augusta , Georgia and is surrounded by the communities of Grovetown, Harlem , and Hephzibah. Augusta lies along the Savannah River about halfway down the Georgia-South Carolina border.
Natural beauty abounds in the area. Augusta is only a short drive from Thurmond Lake , also known as Clarks Hill Lake , which is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi . It’s only about two hours from the Atlantic Ocean , and about three hours from the Appalachian Mountains .
The area is well known for its medical community. The Medical College of Georgia is located in Augusta , and the area is home to ten hospitals. Many modern medical techniques and innovations, such as telemedicine, were pioneered in this area.
The area’s climate is moderate and comfortable for most of the year. Winters are generally mild, with lows in the thirties and forties and highs in the fifties and sixties. Spring and Fall are unpredictable, with wide variations in temperature and conditions.