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United States Army
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
The Huntsville area is 18.42% lower than the U.S. average. There are expensive portions of the area so consider all options before making a final housing decision. Information on housing for sale by owner is available at the Housing Service Office at 302 Hughes or call 256-876-6666. More information may be obtained by contacting the Relocation Assistance Program, Army Community Service, Pershing Welcome Center, Building 3443. Aerobee Road or call 256-876-5397. the Multi Real Estate Listing Service on the internet has a range of houses for sale.
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.
DSN are shown with the commercial number first followed by the DSN. Commercial area code is 256 for all phones on post
876/746; 842/788; 313/897; 450/320; 955/645; 722/788; 336/886.
The Redstone base operator can be reached at commercial (256) 876-2151 or DSN 746-2151. This is an automated system so be patient.
The U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal supports all organizations on the Arsenal. It oversees the entire Arsenal, providing quality, cost effective base operations support to its customers, tenants, and DoD and federal activities in the vicinity of the installation. These 18 tenant organizations include: Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, U.S. Army Contracting Command, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, Logistic Data Analysis Center; U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Defense Intelligence Agency/Missile and Space Intelligence Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, 2nd Recruiting Command, Redstone Test Center, U.S. Army Audit Agency, Fox Army Health Center, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, Program Executive Office Aviation, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Terrorist Explosive Devices Analytical Center, ATF- National Center for Explosives Training and Research, FBI Hazardous Devices School and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Several contracting organizations support the tenant organizations.
The original arsenal combined two adjoining arsenals into one post in 1941 to make conventional ammunition and toxic chemicals during World War II. Redstone was the first designated the home of Army missiles in 1948, Redstone dropped from a peak WW II employment of more than 19,000 to a little-used post of a few hundred workers. Because of the large available space, empty buildings, and ease of access to rail, highway, and water traffic, the Army chose Redstone as the place to consolidate its newly formed rocket program. Redstone Arsenal has served for more than 50 years as the Army's center for missile and rocket programs. Numerous federal organizations have found Redstone Arsenal to be a place to build for the future. For more information, go to the Redstone Arsenal homepage.
The area is rich in history from prehistoric beginnings to modern times and every town has its own unique story. For more information, contact the city's chamber of commerce or the Alabama Tourism Department.
The current population within a 40-mile radius includes 850 Active Duty 35,500 plus Department of Defense Civilians and contractors, 15,000 Retirees and Family Members.
Huntsville is located in the counties of Madison and Limestone and serves as the Madison County seat. With a population of 194,585, Huntsville is Alabama's third largest city. The city of Madison borders the northern part of Redstone Arsenal and has a population of 48,861 making it the 10th largest city in Alabama. Several smaller cities within easy access provide a welcome home for all Redstone Arsenal employees.
The current population of Redstone Arsenal includes 850 Active Duty, 15,000 Retirees and their family members, and 35,500 Department of Defense civilian employees and contractors.
Redstone Arsenal's 38,248 acres are bordered by Huntsville, Alabama, on the north and east with the Tennessee River forming Redstone's southern boundary. The arsenal is ten miles from north to south and three miles from west to east. Huntsville is located in the northwest area of Alabama in Madison County. Madison County population is estimated at 361,046 people. Redstone Arsenal is the largest employer in the area employing about 35,500 people. Access to recreation opportunities and services is easy and convenient near Redstone Arsenal.. Local attractions will keep your family busy while you can also enjoy the ease of traveling to other metropolitan areas such as Birmingham, Alabama (100 miles), Atlanta, Georgia (246 miles), Chattanooga, Tennessee (103 miles), Nashville, Tennessee (125 miles), and Memphis, Tennessee (216 miles). The base operator's phone number is 256-876-2151 or DSN 312-746-2151.
Directions to Installation
AirportHuntsville International Airport located five miles from Redstone Arsenal at 1000 Glenn Heard Road. Several major airlines arrive and depart daily. Public transportation includes taxies, shuttle services and rental cars. Driving directions from the airport are go straight on Glenn Heard Road to the intersection of I-565. Turn right toward Huntsville and look for exit sign for Gate 9.
Driving DirectionsDirections from Birmingham is travel north on I-65 for 80 milies. Turn right on I-565 and go 10 miles east toward Gate 9, Rideout Road. Turn right toward the installation gate.Directions from Nashville, TN are travel 81 miles south on I-65. Take Exit 1, US 31/TN 7 toward Huntsville, Ardmore.Left on US31/TN7. TN 7 becomes TN 53. Travel 18 miles to Research Park Boulevard NW/AL 255 S. Turn right on Research Park Boulevard NW and travel 6 miles to Gate 9.Directions from Chatanooga, TN are take I-24 toward Nashville/Birmingham for 27 miles. Turn right on the exit for Pittsburg, TN on US 64-US 72 and go under the highway towards Pittsburg. Stay on US 72 for 70 milies until it turnsinto I-565. Go seven miles to Gate 9 exit.
Have current vehicle tags, driver's license, military or Department of Defense issued identification (military, retired military or Department of Defense employee or contractor) , proof of insurance to show the gate security to obtain access to post. Department of Defense vehicle stickers are currently not required to access post. Stop by Gate 9 Visitor Centers for more information. You can reach the Gate 1 visitor center by calling 256-876-7738.
Gate Hours of Operation subject to change.
Gate 1 - Martin Road (East)
5:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Mon-Fri
Closed Weekends & Holidays
Gate 2 - Buxton Road - closed
Gate 3 - Redstone Road
Open - 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Gate 4 - Patton Road - closed
Gate 7 - Martin Road (West)
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
Gate 8 - Goss Road (East)
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily
Gate 9 - Rideout Road
Open 24 hours daily 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. right in-bound lane is for vehicles with 3 or more occupants.
Gate 10 - Patton Road
5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Weekends & Holidays
Gate hours are subject to change. Contact 256-876-4195 or 256-876-2222 for more information .
Redstone Arsenal does not provide taxi or shuttle services on post. When requesting an off post taxi or shuttle, they will have to be able to access post. Be sure to ask them if they have base access before relying on their services
The base operator can be reached at 256-876-2151, DSN 312-746-2151. This is an automated system so patience is advised to listen to all options available.
Additional information may be obtained by calling the Gate 9 Visitors Center at (256) 876-7738.