Garrison was loaction for the original army garrison on Fort Ord.
Originally named Camp Gigling the camp was setup to facilitate
training for Monterey Presidio calvary. Camp Gigling included
cavalry stables and mess halls the first permanent structures
on Fort Ord. The camp did not have formal barracks but housed
the troops in tents sent up close to the mess halls. Camp Gigling
was used as a comabt training facility by troops during world
war I, II, the Korean War, the Vietnam war and including the Panama
Canal deployment. Today the area is only accessable via walking
or by bicycle and is part of the Fort Ord Public Lands area.
Gigling mess halls built in the 1930s,
were the first permanent sturctures on Fort Ord.
Camp Gigling included
horse stables to accomadate the horses from the Monterey Presidio
during the 1930s.
combat training during the 1930s at Fort Ord
Troops parading during the 1930s at Fort Ord, wooden barracks
in the background built to house the basic trainees.