A product of the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s, Fort Huachuca, Arizona was established in March 1877, at the base of the Huachuca Mountains. The name “Huachuca” comes from an obscure local American Indian language which, when loosely translated, describes a “place of thunder.”
The fort was one of a chain of forts established to guard southern Arizona against the Chiricahua Apache, led by Geronimo. The troops also worked to block the traditional Apache escape routes through the San Pedro and Santa Cruz Valleys to Mexico.
I almost got stuck there. All tower men went to Ft Huachuca after they completed their first tours. Luckily, I knew that so it made getting out of the army just that much easier when my time was up.