FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. – Have you ever wanted to know what goes on behind the
fence of a military installation? Fort Hunter Liggett is opening up its doors to the public on May 15 from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the chance to talk to Soldiers and Army Civilians, fire an M4 at a virtual target in an
Army weapons simulator, check out Army equipment and vehicles, see inside a barracks, watch Soldiers
demonstrate the latest physical fitness test, view historic buildings, learn how we support training and
take care of our land and cultural resources, and much more.
The celebration falls on Armed Forces Day, and marks America’s preparation to enter World War II by
establishing Hunter Liggett Military Reservation on Jan. 10, 1941. All events are free to the public and
celebrate the installation’s 80 years of continuous service to the country.
Visitors will be greeted at the intersection of Jolon and Mission roads, and given passes, a map and
schedule of events. Random security checks will occur throughout the day, and COVID-19 protocols will
be in place, to include wearing masks outdoors when near others. All visitors 18 and older need to
provide valid identification for access. Visitors are asked to only go to areas identified on the map and
not wander into residential or training areas.
The main event highlights are:
10:30 – Fly-in of Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber, WWII aircraft from Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles, at
the Schoonover Airstrip on Mission Road
11:30 – Opening Ceremony with artillery salute by the 91st Training Division
11:45 – Future Joint Service Member Swearing-In Ceremony