The cost of living is 8% lower than that U.S. national average.
This is a closed post. To enter this installation you must be cleared by security. They will require your drivers license, proof of insurance, Military ID, and may ask for a copy of orders.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Today, PBA satisfies the Department of Defense's peacetime and replenishment requirements by providing the U.S. and Allied Forces with critical products and services that are primarily unavailable from other sources. PBA also provides specialized training and logistical support for the Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross. PBA's core primary missions include conventional ammunition, chemical biological defense, engineering and technical support, mobile and powered system support, and base operations support to numerous tenant activities.
PBA was established in November 1941. PBA's initial mission in World War II was the manufacture of incendiary grenades and bombs, however, the mission quickly expanded to manufacturing, loading, and storage of war gases, and the production and storage of pyrotechnic, riot control and white phosphorus munitions. PBA entered the waste management and demilitarization arena upon completion of a unique multi-furnace incinerator complex in 1978, and completion of the first permitted hazardous waste landfill in the U.S. in 1983. Selected as the sole site for the Binary Chemical Munitions disposal of obsolete chemical agent BZ, disposal was initiated 1980, and continued for a decade. For more information, go to the Pine Bluff Arsenal homepage.
The Pine Bluff Arsenal is a very small installation. Our population is primarily DOD civilians.
Pine Bluff Arsenal is located in Jefferson County, Arkansas with a county population of approximately 65,000.
The Pine Bluff Arsenal is a small installation. Our population is primarily DOD civilians. It must be noted that the Directorate of Family Morale Welfare & Recreation (DFMWR) serves all Soldiers and Family members who cross our threshold. As a rural state with only ONE Active-Duty Army Installation, PBA stands ready to serve the Active, National Guard/Reserve, Retired, Family Members, and DoD Civilians seeking assistance.
The Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) is located in the Pine Bluff/White Hall area in southeast Arkansas. It approximately 30-35 miles southeast of Little Rock. We are a small installation, but this community is truly committed to supporting and serving our military members. You will find the cost of living moderate compared to living in the northern part of the United States.
If traveling by airplane, you'll arrive at the Little Rock National Airport, an approximately a 45-minute drive to the installation. This airport is serviced by all major airlines. To get to the installation, follow the instructions below: Depart onto Airport Rd, bear right onto Annie M. Bankhead Dr/ Bankhead Dr., take ramp on right to merge onto I-440 West, take exit 138B on the left onto I-530 South, US-65 South toward Pine Bluff, take exit 32 (White Hall P.B. Arsenal, AR- 256). After exiting, turn left onto W Holland Ave. Follow this road until you see Plainview Gate. Just before entering the gate on the left will be a complex of buildings. Find the building marked Pass & Registration Visitor Center, bldg. 17-130. You will retrieve a badge there to gain entry on post.
Taxis are available from the airport to Pine Bluff Arsenal. However, due to distance, (45-minute drive) this could be costly.
Gate access is restricted. Anyone without a military ID will be required to have a background check which could take up to ten minutes. During normal business hours, you will report to Pass and ID. After- hours gate entry will be subject to a background check at the gate.
It should be noted that Plainview Gate is now closed on weekends but is open Monday - Friday from 5 a.m.-7 p.m.. Dexter Gate is open 24 hours.
Pine Bluff Arsenal located in Southeast Arkansas is 35 miles southeast of Little Rock and the Bill and Hilary Clinton National Airport. It is eight miles northwest of the city of Pine Bluff and 40 miles from Little Rock Air Force Base. It is bordered on the east by the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and on the west by the Union Pacific Railroad and U.S. Highway 65, making it directly accessible by railroad or waterway. The city of Pine Bluff boasts on one of the busiest ports on the Arkansas River and serves as a transportation hub for the regional railroads.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
870-540-3003, DSN 312-966-3003