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Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
Mount Hope Gate
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
If you have children:
If you have pets:
You must have a microchip in place. Bring chip registration or contact Headquarters Detachment at 973-724-7245, for more information. Local pet kennels:
All active duty military assigned to or wishing to reside at Picatinny Arsenal, must contact the Military Personnel Office prior to their arrival date in order to receive assistance with their relocation. Military Personnel, Headquarters Detachment is located in building 34N. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays. In-processing procedures will take approximately half a work day. Arrive no later than 10 a.m. in order to complete the process. Acquisition of housing is not complete until all in-processing station requirements have been met.
Military Personnel, Headquarters Detachment is located in building 34 North. They can be reached by calling 973-724-7245, DSN 312-880-7245 or Fax 973-724-6663.
Community Recreation operates the Picatinny Guest House, Building 110 Farley Ave. The guest house has four units:
Reservations can be made by calling Community Recreation at 973-724-8855, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations must be secured with a MasterCard or VISA card. Cancelations made 72 hours prior to check in will be honored with no charge; cancelations made less than 72 hours prior to check-in and "no-shows" will be charged for one night on your credit card. Check-in is at 3 p.m. Check-out is at 11 a.m. No pets are allowed. No smoking. Rollaway beds are available.
If you get married prior to your permanent change of station, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse, if you do not follow proper procedures.
Those residing, but not working on Picatinny Arsenal, must stop by Military Personnel to sign the EOC.
Sponsors can help ease the stress of moving. Sponsors are Military or Civilian Members and their families who provide new families with a personal contact and reliable information about their new community. Each branch of the military is different.
The Loan Closet offers 30-day loans of kitchenware, airbeds, cleaning appliances, and childcare items to military personnel and their families during transition in and out of Picatinny Arsenal. For a complete listing of what’s available contact the Housing Office at 973-724-3506.
There is no general delivery. Please call your forwarding unit admin to inquire if they will collect your mail.
Seat Belt Use/Child Restraints
Occupants of all motor vehicles operating on base in the state of NJ are required to wear safety belts. Picatinny Arsenal Police are authorized to issue traffic citations for violations. Children less than 8 years of age or under 80 pounds must be in a car seat.