Situated in northwest Alabama’s Tennessee River Valley, Madison County is the state’s third most-populated county and enjoys its second-highest per capita income. Huntsville, the county seat and fastest-growing city, borders Redstone Arsenal on the north and east, with the Tennessee River forming Redstone’s southern boundary. Huntsville is 110 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee, on Interstate 65; about 335 miles northeast of Jackson, Mississippi, on I-65 and I-20; and 185 miles northwest of Atlanta on U.S. Highway 72 and I-75. Dallas lies 667 miles to the west on I-40, I-30 and U.S. 72; and Chicago is 583 miles north on I-65.
Morgan County is just southwest of Redstone Arsenal, and its largest city and county seat — Decatur — sits 21 miles away on the banks of the Tennessee River.
The arsenal has 1,000 active-duty military personnel, with about 5,600 family members; 19,500 government civilians; and 15,000 contractor employees who live on or around the post.
The post covers 38,125 acres, ranging from the southernmost ridges of the Appalachian Mountains to the Tennessee River. Redstone has a 7,200-foot runway, more than 200 miles of roads with an interstate connection, a railhead with two spurs, 19 million square feet of building space and 352 privatized housing units. The arsenal contains more than 10 miles of riverfront — with barge docks — on the Tennessee River.
About Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal is home to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, the Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Materiel Command headquarters, numerous Program Executive Offices and major components of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Missile Defense Agency. Several tenant and satellite organizations are also at Redstone Arsenal, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016.
Redstone today is the heart of the Army’s rocket and missile programs. It was at Redstone Arsenal that Dr. Wernher von Braun and other German rocket experts developed the first ballistic missile, leading to the establishment of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in 1960.
Redstone Arsenal remains the center of testing, development and doctrine for the Army’s missile programs, as well as continuing to host the Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA’s field center for propulsion analysis and development, which developed the Saturn rocket family in the 1960s and propulsion systems for the Space Shuttle in the 1970s and 1980s.
Redstone Arsenal, the largest employer in the metropolitan area, has a workforce of 35,000 peo-ple, including active-duty military, government-employed civilians and contractors. The arsenal has an economic impact of more than $10.5 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2015 Housing Market Profiles. Redstone generates 55,000 indirect jobs in the metropolitan area and bordering counties. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center employs 6,000 people and creates 14,000 indirect jobs in Madison County. The space center has a $2.5 billion economic impact on Madison County.
Pre-Arsenal Settlements: The middle Tennessee River valley, now occupied by Redstone Arsenal, was originally inhabited by American Indian tribes including the Creek, Cherokee and Chickasaw. By the early 1800s, Anglo-American farmers had settled along the Tennessee River basin where more than 550 families, mostly tenants and sharecroppers, lived in small communities. Ultimately, the U.S. War Department purchased the farmland to build what is now Redstone Arsenal.
1940s: What became Redstone Arsenal began as three separate entities in 1941 and 1942 as part of the War Department’s ramp-up for World War II. Huntsville Arsenal manufactured chemicals, Redstone Ordnance Plant (later Redstone Arsenal) manufactured munitions, and the Huntsville Chemical Warfare Depot (later Gulf Chemical Warfare Depot) stored the conventional and chemical-filled munitions before they were shipped out.
When World War II ended, the focus shifted from production to demilitarization and salvaging munitions along with deactivating the arsenal’s huge manufacturing facilities. Some empty buildings were even leased to private enterprise. Designated the home of Army missiles in 1948, Redstone dropped from a peak-World War II employment of more than 19,000 to a little-used post of a few hundred workers.
By 1949, the Army Corps of Engineers was trying to sell part of the arsenal, but the sale effort was halted by the Army’s decision to consolidate its rocket and guided missile missions at Redstone in 1948 and 1949.
1950s: With the arrival of Dr. Wernher von Braun and his rocket team from Fort Bliss in 1950, the arsenal became the center of Army missilery and rocketry. During this decade, Redstone’s scientists, engineers and technicians transformed numerous weapon systems such as the Redstone, Jupiter, Hawk, Pershing, Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules from ideas into realities. During this time the von Braun team also made significant contributions to the nation’s space effort while working for the Army. Most notable was the Army’s launching of America’s first satellite, Explorer I, into space in January 1958. This and other Army achievements helped lay the foundation for U.S. space exploration.
1960s: To support the newly formed NASA, a large number of Army employees, land and facilities supporting space and rocket programs were transferred to the program, and the Marshall Space Flight Center was created. Army work continued to focus on developing and sustaining ground and air defense missile systems with a focus on the Cold War, and maintaining a technological edge over Soviet systems. Meanwhile, MSFC concentrated on putting a man on the moon. Rocket-motor test stands roared as MSFC worked around the clock to achieve manned space flight. The Saturn V rocket that eventually carried the three American astronauts to the moon in 1969 was based on work performed at Redstone Arsenal.
1970s and 1980s: As the Cold War continued, Redstone Arsenal pursued development of advanced weapon systems and training service members on their maintenance and repair. These systems included the Pershing II, Chaparral, Multiple Launch Rocket System, Patriot and Avenger.
After retiring the Apollo space missions, MSFC continued to focus on propulsion systems, space station operations and other programs including the Skylab space station, Space Shuttle development for routine space access, and Spacelab 1.
In 1988, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission transferred the Test, Measurement and Diagnostics Equipment Center from Lexington, Kentucky, to Redstone and sparked a renewed era of growth.
1990s: The Space Shuttle program throughout the 1990s was NASA’s workhorse and included delivery of the Hubble Space Telescope, which was developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center. BRAC 1991 brought materiel and logistics readiness activities from Lexington and San Francisco’s Presidio, which merged and became Army Materiel Command’s Logistics Support Activity. Initially, the Armament, Munitions and Materiel Command also was to relocate to Redstone, but this decision was reversed in BRAC’s 1993 round. Subsequent BRAC changes, in 1995, realigned multiple Army aviation activities and commands from St. Louis, merging them with Redstone Arsenal’s Missile Command and other missile-centric centers.
2000s: Redstone Arsenal — and the local community — saw tremendous growth as the largest BRAC changes to date took hold. BRAC 2005 brought the Army Materiel Command’s four-star headquarters, Space and Missile Defense Command’s three-star headquarters, the majority of DOD’s Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command’s two-star headquarters from Northern Virginia. The Aviation Technical Test Center moved from Fort Rucker, Alabama, and merged with the Redstone Technical Test Center to become Redstone Test Center. The Second Recruiting Brigade and 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion were also moved from Fort Gillem, Georgia, to Redstone.
Significant growth also occurred apart from the BRAC process. The newly activated Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command, realignment of Justice Department’s explosives research and analytical centers for the FBI and ATF, and new programs within existing organizations also brought growth and added to the diverse and dynamic missions found only at Redstone Arsenal.
HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
The Army Materiel Command’s missions range from development of sophisticated weapons systems and cutting-edge research to maintenance and distribution of spare parts. AMC operates research, development and engineering centers, the Army Research Laboratory, depots, arsenals and ammunition plants and other facilities. It also maintains the Army’s Prepositioned Stocks, both on land and afloat. The command is the Department of Defense’s executive agent for the chemical weapons stockpile and for conventional ammunition.
U.S. ARMY AVIATION & MISSILE COMMAND
The Aviation and Missile Materiel Enterprise is composed of the Aviation and Missile Command; the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center; the Army Contracting Command-Redstone; the Program Executive Office, Aviation; and the Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space.
AMCOM’s mission is to provide and sustain world-class aviation and missile systems to the joint warfighter to support national security and defense strategies.
It and the other members of the Aviation and Missile Materiel Enterprise ensure that the Army’s aviation and missile systems are technologically superior, affordable and ready for the Soldier. AMCOM sustains six of the Army’s major warfighting systems and the majority of its Force Management Support cases.
AMCOM’s USATA is the Army’s functional and technical proponent for the Army-wide Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Calibration and Repair Support Program that provides worldwide calibration support. USATA is also home to the Army Primary Standards Laboratory, a state-of-the-art precision measurement systems facility.
U.S. ARMY SECURITY ASSISTANCE COMMAND
The Security Assistance Command leads the Aviation Missile Command’s Security Assistance Enterprise by building and sustaining U.S. global partnerships; it does this by developing and managing security assistance programs and foreign military sales for the Army. USASAC is called the Army’s “Face to the World” because it is the primary entry point for U.S. Army materiel and service-related foreign military sales requirements.
USASAC works to build partner capacity, support geographic Combatant Command engagement strategies and strengthen U.S. global partnerships. The command carries out U.S. Army security assistance programs, including sales of military defense items and services to eligible foreign governments. USASAC is responsible for life cycle management of such sales, from pre-letter of request to development, execution and closure.
The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization, a subordinate command of USASAC, can deploy teams from its engagement and aviation branches to provide worldwide training tailored to any country for equipment it has purchased.
U.S. ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND
The Army Contracting Command is a two-star level command with two subordinate one-star commands — the Expeditionary Contracting Command (for locations outside the continental U.S.) and the Mission and Installation Contracting Command — and six major contracting centers that support AMC’s life cycle management commands and major subordinate commands. These centers also provide contracting support to several program executive offices and program managers that support the Army’s major acquisition programs.
ACC’s Soldiers, civilians and contractors support warfighters worldwide by buying equipment, supplies and services vital to our Soldiers’ missions and well-being.
As the Army’s business conduit, ACC offers the contracting expertise of some of the best-trained people in the service, ready to support the warfighter while overseeing responsible stewardship of taxpayers’ funds. ACC ensures contracting support to the warfighter as mission requirements emerge and as the Army transforms and moves within the U.S. and throughout the globe.
ACC professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality of contracting support to all customers whenever and wherever needed. A combat multiplier, the Army Contracting Command is doing its part to keep the Army strong.
U.S. ARMY AVIATION & MISSILE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & ENGINEERING CENTER
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, part of the Research, Development and Engineering Command, focuses on meeting current and future life cycle needs for aviation and missile systems to support the joint warfighter.
The center’s team of more than 9,000 military, civilian and contractor employees has built a reputation for finding creative solutions, rapidly transitioning technologies and providing synergistic expertise to customers and stakeholders who include Program Executive Offices, program managers, Department of Defense and other federal agencies, academia and industry.
AMRDEC’s three core competencies are:
- To develop manned and unmanned aviation and missile technologies and systems that create overwhelming lethality and decisive survivability on the battlefield;
- To perform manned and unmanned aviation and missile technologies’ systems engineering and integration, and rapidly transition technologies to the joint warfighter;
- To provide high-quality technical support to weapons systems and aviation systems throughout their life cycle.
AMRDEC is a valued partner for the joint warfighter because it rapidly provides technology, critical materiel, analyses and system support for about 20 missile systems, 10 aviation platforms, numerous unmanned platforms and other major weapon systems.
LOGISTICS SUPPORT ACTIVITY
Logistics Support Activity’s mission is to provide timely and integrated life cycle logistics information, knowledge and expertise to Soldiers globally so they can meet their full-spectrum operational requirements.
LOGSA maintains the Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW), which is the Army’s official single authoritative logistics data repository, and provides crucial logistics information through analytical tools and business intelligence solutions to effectively acquire, manage, equip and sustain the materiel requirements of the U.S. Army.
LOGSA is composed of four centers:
- The Enterprise Integration Center: Technical and Data Experts;
- The Logistics Engineering Center: Strategic Solutions for Acquisition Logistics;
- The Soldier Support Center: LOGSA’s Logistics Data and Processes SMEs;
- The Global Support Center: LOGSA’s Face to the Field.
LOGSA and its functionally diverse centers are involved in the Army’s materiel development process. It develops and trains for software applications, standards and policies to ensure a viable Integrated Product Support strategy and programs that optimize system and equipment readiness and availability to meet operational demands.
U.S. ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command serves as the Army Service Component Command to the U.S. Strategic Command. USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities. It is the Army’s force modernization proponent for space, high-altitude and global missile defense.
The command also is the operational integrator for global missile defense and conducts mission-related research and development to support Army Title 10 responsibilities. Its commanding general is the senior commander for U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll and Fort Greely, Alaska.
The command executes three tasks:
- Provide trained and ready space and missile defense forces and capabilities to combatant commands and warfighters — the operations function;
- Build future space and missile defense forces — the capability development function;
- Research, test and integrate space, missile defense, cyber, directed energy and related technologies — the materiel development function.
Its operations element of two brigades — 1st Space Brigade and 100th Missile Defense Brigade — is in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but has elements operating around the world. The capability development function, headed by the Future Warfare Center, develops the Army’s space and missile defense doctrine and concepts, validates requirements, ensures Army-wide solution integration and provides institutional space and missile defense training to the force.
The materiel development function, headed by the Technical Center, focuses on providing critical technologies that meet requirements for the day after tomorrow, enabling warfighter effectiveness in directed energy, tactical space, airships and payload, cyberspace and missile technologies.
PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE, AVIATION
The mission of the Program Executive Office, Aviation is to provide the Army with the most effective aviation capability possible by developing, acquiring and delivering to Soldiers the most reliable, effective, lethal and survivable manned and unmanned aviation weapon systems in the world.
The Program Executive Office for Aviation streamlines aircraft acquisitions and is the single direct reporting link to the Army Acquisition Executive. PEO Aviation is the total life cycle systems manager of all of the Army’s rotary wing, fixed wing and unmanned aircraft systems, including all of the Department of Defense’s non-standard rotary wing platforms.
The Program Executive Office manages assigned weapon system programs and assures effective interface with Headquarters, U.S. Department of the Army, as well as other services, combat system developers and supporting commands and activities.
Additionally, the PEO optimizes the weapon systems interoperability and standardization, and exercises executive-level authority and responsibility for program management, technical and quality management, logistics support and readiness management activities of assigned weapon systems.
PEO Aviation Project Offices include:
- Apache Attack Helicopter Project Office
- Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office
- Aviation Systems Project Office
- Fixed Wing Aircraft Project Office
- Cargo Helicopters Project Office
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office
- Utility Helicopters Project Office
- Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft Project Office
PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE, MISSILES & SPACE
The Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space reports to the Army acquisition executive and is aligned with the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command at Redstone Arsenal. This materiel enterprise relationship enhances the PEO’s ability to provide the world’s finest support to our Army, joint service, interagency and coalition warfighters and customers while continuing the Army’s modernization.
The portfolio of programs assigned to the PEO, Missiles and Space spans the spectrum of the acquisition process from system development to acquisition, testing, production, product improvement, fielding, sustainment and eventual retirement. A number of the programs are joint programs, and two are international cooperative development programs with other countries as full partners.
In addition to specific acquisition programs, the PEO is applying a systems acquisition approach that will meet both current and future needs of the nation’s warfighters. This approach requires restructuring systems into components of sensors, launchers, missiles and Battle Management Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (BMC4I), using a standard set of interfaces and networks to communicate. This Integrated Air and Missile Defense acquisition approach will ensure that the materiel solutions for the Army’s Air and Missile Defense Future Force will be everything required by the warfighter.
U.S. ARMY REDSTONE TEST CENTER
The Redstone Test Center is a U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command tenant activity on Redstone Arsenal. The center provides cutting-edge test and evaluation support for customers. Its mission is to provide superior technical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to plan, conduct, analyze and report the results of tests on aviation, missile and sensor systems, subsystems and components.
Services are provided to ensure the safety, performance and reliability of military hardware and embedded software in field operations. To provide the best technical results for the customer’s dollar, the center uses the most effective combinations and sequences possible of testing, modeling and simulation. Its strength lies in a skilled workforce dedicated to furnishing the safest and most effective weapons systems to Soldiers.
U.S. ARMY GARRISON – REDSTONE
U.S. Army Garrison-Redstone executes daily operations effectively and efficiently with a qualified and professional workforce of civil service and contractor personnel. Each member of the Garrison strives for excellence to make certain our tenant organizations can execute their peacetime and wartime missions without concern about any interruption in home station support. Our workers focus on the installation’s continued viability and sustainability, achieved through strategic planning and appropriate execution of services and programs.
USAG-Redstone’s mission is to operate an installation that assures the success of our joint and interagency team working around the globe and into space.
The garrison maintains over 14 million square feet of administrative and RDT&E building space, 200 lane miles of roads, eight major test ranges, an airfield, a railhead with two spurs, two barge docks, and six gates on the installation. USAG-Redstone is committed to the health, welfare and morale of our Soldiers, their families and the civilian workforce.
Our Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation, Army Community Services, Religious Support Office and civilian support agencies are crucial providers of services and outreach, performing exceedingly well in a coordinated effort to ensure that resiliency on Redstone Arsenal is sustained. Redstone Arsenal continues to maintain a strong community partnership that has proven beneficial.
2ND RECRUITING BRIGADE
The 2nd Recruiting Brigade recruits for the Active Army and Army Reserve in eight Southeast states and in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The brigade’s geographical footprint is 362,700 square miles, and it is supported by eight recruiting battalions and 46 recruiting companies. It partners with 930 colleges, 52 ROTC programs, 3,600 high schools and 24 vocational trade schools. Annually, 2nd Recruiting Brigade recruits over 22,700 new Soldiers in support of the United States Army Recruiting Command.
2nd Recruiting Brigade’s strategic mission is to expand the Army’s influence and external networks through community engagements and partnerships to increase and engage the qualified market. This mission is facilitated by partnering with organizations such as the Association of the United States Army, 100 Black Men of America, Kiwanis International, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Association for Career and Technical Education.
FOX ARMY HEALTH CENTER
Fox Army Health Center provides access to quality and cost-effective primary care for patients while maintaining a state of readiness for mobilization. Fox transformed from a hospital with in-patient services to a primary care Health Center in January 1996.
Fox is one of several military medical treatment facilities in TRICARE Region IV and works with Humana Military, Veterans Affairs (VA) and other organizations to develop a fully integrated health system within the region. Fox Army Health Center is part of the Regional Health Command – Central, headquartered in San Antonio.
More than 60,000 people rely on FAHC for direct health care, public health and education, occupational medicine and industrial hygiene, among other services. These include active duty and their family members, retirees and their family members, civil servants and contracted personnel.
Patient Centered Medical Home is a new approach to health care that puts the patient at the center of every decision with regard to medical care. The health center’s PCMH is composed of three teams: Blue Team, Red Team and White Team. The Blue Team’s mission is to optimize the health, well-being and medical readiness of the “Human Weapon System” through a dedicated approach to Warfighter Medicine. Blue Team’s clinic provides physical exams, medical readiness and deployment screenings to support the military’s wartime mission.
The Red and White teams provide comprehensive medical care to the beneficiaries of Fox Army Health Center, including adult and family medicine as well as pediatrics and minor outpatient procedures. All TRICARE Prime patients enrolled at FAHC and assigned to this clinic will have a Primary Care Manager who will coordinate any specialty care, thus ensuring continuity, timeliness and appropriateness of referrals. The Advice Nurse system is available after normal business hours.
In addition to a busy outpatient pharmacy service, the clinic offers laboratory and radiological service. The Behavioral Health Division provides mental health treatment. The Wellness Center’s functions are to provide patient and community health education and promotions, environmental health activities and surveillance of communicable diseases. The Health Center employs 232 military and civilian employees and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
U.S. ARMY ENGINEERING & SUPPORT CENTER, HUNTSVILLE
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center serves U.S. forces, their families and the nation by providing specialized technical expertise, global engineering solutions and cutting-edge innovations through centrally managed programs that support national interests.
The center is a major element of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and employs more than 900 people from engineering and support disciplines with an annual payroll of more than $70 million. Though in Huntsville, it serves Department of Defense and other government organizations worldwide.
The center’s original mission was to support ballistic missile defense but over time it has expanded into installation support, ordnance and explosives, engineering, chemical demilitarization programs and the Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise.
Its programs are both national and global, broad in scope and require integrated facilities or systems that cross geographical boundaries, require centralized management or require commonality, standardization, multiple-site adaptation or technology transfer.
The center’s major directorates aiding its diverse group of global customers are:
- Installation Support and Programs Management
- Ordnance and Explosives
- Chemical Demilitarization
- Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise
Department of Defense Organizations
U.S. MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
The Missile Defense Agency’s mission is to develop, test and field an integrated, layered ballistic missile defense system to protect the U.S., its deployed forces, allies and friends against all enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of their flight.
The ballistic missile defense system includes:
- Networked sensors and ground- and sea-based radars for target detection and tracking, and space-based sensors for missile detection and tracking
- Ground- and sea-based interceptor missiles for destroying a ballistic missile with a direct collision, called “hit-to-kill” technology
- A command, control, battle management and communications network providing the warfighter with links needed between sensors and interceptor missiles
The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Program’s mission is to defend the U.S. against long-range ballistic missiles in the midcourse phase of flight while the attacking missile is in outer space. Thirty ground-based interceptors are deployed at Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense is a transportable land-based element that can shoot down a ballistic missile inside or just outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
Patriot Advanced Capability-3 is the most mature element of the ballistic missile defense system. This land-based system is built on the proven Patriot air and missile defense infrastructure. Targets and Countermeasures oversees the design, development and delivery of threat-representative ballistic missile targets, and countermeasures used in realistic testing.
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY/MISSILE AND SPACE INTELLIGENCE CENTER
The Missile and Space Intelligence Center produces comprehensive scientific and technical assessments of foreign weapons systems.
The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center assesses foreign missile and space systems for clients, warfighters, weapons developers, homeland security-intelligence and policymakers. The center uses scientific and technical methods to evaluate all sources of intelligence data to determine foreign weapon characteristics, performance and operations so U.S. and allied forces can triumph in current and future conflicts.
In addition, the center projects future trends in foreign weapons systems’ research and development, characteristics and limitations. It also monitors and reports on foreign developments in applied sciences and technologies that have warfare potential, and alerts Department of Defense planners and decision-makers of any that could adversely affect U.S. national security.
NASA’S MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
Teams at Marshall Space Flight Center lead some of the nation’s most exciting space endeavors, thanks to their unique expertise in large-scale, complex space systems development and propulsion. Over its 56 years of scientific and technological excellence, the space flight center has developed a broad portfolio of abilities:
- It performs basic research and develops, tests and sustains propulsion systems for all phases of space transportation, including boost, upper stage and in-space applications.
- Teams at Marshall develop, test and evaluate materials, processes, designs and systems as well as full-up vehicles such as the nation’s new heavy-lift, human-rated Space Launch System for exploration beyond Earth’s orbit.
- It supports NASA in developing large space structures and their supporting space systems, including Skylab, Spacelab and space station modules. Marshall also develops and manages small satellite projects and scientific payloads on a number of different spacecraft.
- Marshall develops, tests and manages scientific instruments, experiments and spacecraft that gather vital information about Earth and space.
TERRORIST EXPLOSIVE DEVICE ANALYTICAL CENTER
The Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center was formally established in 2003 as the single interagency organization to receive, analyze and exploit all terrorist improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, of interest to the United States.
TEDAC coordinates efforts of the entire government, from law enforcement to intelligence to military, to gather and share intelligence about these devices — helping to disarm and disrupt them, link them to their makers, and, most important, prevent future attacks. The center has received tens of thousands of IEDs, primarily from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Previously located at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, TEDAC relocated into a new facility at Redstone Arsenal in 2015.
TEDAC passes along its findings to its partners, who then disrupt those individuals and networks responsible for the design, development, purchase, assembly and deployment of IEDs. The center provides:
- Scientific and technical exploitation of IEDs by examining them, using forensic techniques;
- Usable information about IED attributes and terrorist tactics, techniques and procedures for intelligence and law enforcement partners;
- Timely response based on partners’ priority requests for intelligence, device exploitation, data and analysis;
- Forecasts of IED-related threats worldwide based on scientific and technical analysis of the devices;
- A centralized repository for IED-related material collected through strategic liaisons and partnering.
ATF — NATIONAL CENTER FOR EXPLOSIVES TRAINING & RESEARCH
The National Center for Explosives Training & Research is composed of the National Canine Training and Operations Center in Front Royal, Virginia, and the Explosives Enforcement and Training Division and the Explosives Research and Development Division. Both of the latter are located on Redstone Arsenal.
The center manages all federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives canine training initiatives and operational responses, ATF’s certified explosives specialist program, Explosives Technology Branch operations and explosives enforcement officer operational responses. It also provides basic and advanced explosives training and research to safeguard the public and reduce deaths and injuries from explosives crimes and accidents, and buttresses ATF’s core mission of investigating the criminal misuse of explosives and regulation of the industry, aligning this support with the U.S. counter-IED effort.
NCETR is a multiagency, multiuse facility: ATF conducts training on Redstone Arsenal for military explosives ordnance disposal technicians, the U.S. Department of State, ATF personnel, state and local bomb technicians and other federal and international law enforcement agencies.
The center also has three major laboratories: the explosives research lab, the electronics lab and the forensic instrument lab, with staff that include a full-time research scientist and ATF forensic chemists.
FBI — HAZARDOUS DEVICES SCHOOL
The Hazardous Devices School prepares the nation’s first responders to prevent acts of terrorism against the United States. The school reports to the Hazardous Devices Operations Center in the Critical Incident Response Group at Quantico, Virginia.
Since 1971, the Hazardous Devices School, a joint operation between the FBI and the U.S. Army, has been charged with establishing a training program for public safety bomb squads. It is the nation’s only civilian bomb disposal training facility that prepares state, local and federal bomb technicians to counter terrorist threats through the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces, and to react in a tiered response with police, firefighters and paramedics all working together in case of an attack.
The school uses past, current and emerging IED incidents and tactics to develop its real-world training curriculum. This curriculum teaches technical subjects from basic to advanced levels, plus specialty courses that are on the cutting edge of bomb disposal technology.
The school’s 455-acre training facility has four administrative buildings, demolition ranges and 14 villages used for practical problem exercises. These villages are equipped with multiple types of buildings to create the most realistic training environments possible, but with room for advances in technology that include robot operations, specialty threats and advanced bomb response.
See the Getting To & Around Madison and Morgan counties chapter on Page 25 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Huntsville International Airport — Carl T. Jones Field in Huntsville, Alabama, about 8 miles from Redstone. Transportation is not provided to the arsenal.
Inform your sponsor of your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, prior to your arrival at Redstone Arsenal.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for Redstone Arsenal. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the post and the local area, make lodging arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit. You can request a welcome packet from Army Community Service at 256-876-5397 or by writing or stopping by ACS in the Pershing Welcome Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Building 3443, Honest John Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations, unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
From Huntsville International Airport — Carl T. Jones Field
From the airport, turn left onto Houston Goodson Way. Turn right (north) onto Glenn Hearn Boulevard SW (Houston Goodson Way SW). Take the ramp onto Interstate 565 (US 72) and head north. Take Exit 14 toward Research Park Boulevard and keep right, following the signs for Redstone Arsenal. Continue onto Rideout Road, then turn left onto Goss Road SW, then right onto Mountain Drive to the main gate.
From Interstate 565
From Interstate 565, take Exit 14 and keep right, following the signs for Redstone Arsenal/Gate 9. Continue onto Rideout Road, then turn left onto Goss Road SW, then right onto Mountain Drive to the main gate.
Military Personnel Division
Bldg. 3494, Honest John Road 256-842-7091
When you arrive at the post, you must in-process with Military Personnel Division (One Stop) between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you arrive after duty hours, on a weekend or a holiday, report to HHC AMCOM PAC, Bldg. 3494 (One Stop) on the next duty day. All officers, warrant officers and enlisted permanent party Soldiers should report to the Military Personnel Division, Room 114, after signing in with HHC the first duty day. Soldiers should have their Military Personnel and Soldier Readiness File with them.
Within their first week of arrival, all Soldiers and DA civilians arriving at Redstone Arsenal must attend a one-day Newcomers’ Orientation at Army Community Service (256-876-5397) in Bldg. 3443, the Pershing Welcome Center, Honest John Road. Free child care is available at the Child Development Center. The orientation features speakers, information booths and a bus tour. Family members are encouraged to attend as well.
IGH Army Hotels
Bldgs. 131,133 and 135
Check in at 3440 Aerobee Road 877-711-8326
This new hotel on post offers a complimentary breakfast, swimming pool, guest laundry facilities, a business center and a fitness center, and a Lending Locker.
There are no barracks at Redstone Arsenal.
All incoming military personnel, whether eligible or ineligible for assignment to government quarters or accompanied/unaccompanied by family members, must report to the Housing Service Office (256-876-6666), Bldg. 3494, Honest John Road, before making arrangements (renting, leasing or purchasing) for off-post housing.
Fox Army Health Center
4100 Goss Road
Dental care 256-876-5200
The Fox Army Health Center provides comprehensive primary care to the Soldiers, family members, retirees and beneficiaries of the Redstone Arsenal community to improve readiness and promote health.
The health center provides a wealth of medical services, including dentistry, family health, immunizations, lab testing, optometry, physical therapy, radiology, pharmacy, traumatic brain injury, wellness clinic, behavioral health and veterinary services. All eligible beneficiaries can call during duty hours Monday through Friday for an appointment.
Electronically filed prescriptions are accepted from non-military members. Please view the flier at www.redstone.amedd.army.mil/docs/misc/pharmacy_escript_document.pdf for instructions on electronic prescriptions, or call 256-313-0300 for assistance. When you get a confirmation that your order has been accepted, come to the pharmacy for pickup.
Dental care is available only to active-duty military. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Information about the TRICARE Dental Program can be obtained by calling 855-638-8371 or visiting www.tricare.mil/dental.
NASA/MSFC Medical Center
4249 Morris Road 256-544-2390
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Marshall Space Flight Center has its own Occupational Health Clinic. While not a primary care clinic like Fox Army Health Center, the NASA/MSFC Medical Clinic provides voluntary annual physicals for the NASA civil servant workforce. Additionally, it offers monitoring/surveillance physicals for its civil servants and on-site contractors performing hazardous activities. HEMSI paramedics are also on site.
TRICARE is the health care program for active duty and retirees of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. TRICARE’s primary objectives are to optimize delivery of high-quality health care services in the military’s direct care system for all its beneficiaries, and attain the highest level of patient satisfaction.
TRICARE coverage is portable so it moves with you when you relocate. The TRICARE Prime options include TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote in the United States, and TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Global Remote Overseas outside the United States.
Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:
- Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
- Update your personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) immediately when you arrive at your new location.
- Select a new primary care manager (PCM) when moving within the same region, or submit a new Prime enrollment form within 30 days if you’re moving to a new region.
Where you are moving will determine your Prime option. If you move to a new Prime service area, transfer your enrollment by submitting a TRICARE Prime Enrollment and PCM Change Form to your regional contractor. Be sure to include all family members who want to use Prime on the form.
TRICARE Standard and Extra are available to family members only. Active-duty service members are required to enroll in one of the Prime options. TRICARE Standard and Extra are available throughout the United States, and enrollment is not required. Any active-duty family member who is registered in DEERS may use these programs by seeing any network or non-network provider authorized by TRICARE.
If you’re already using TRICARE Standard or Extra, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS immediately. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area.
Here are a few things to remember about using TRICARE Standard and Extra in a new region:
- In the U.S., visit your new regional contractor’s website for a list of providers. Remember, if you see network providers, you’ll be using the Extra option and pay lower copayments.
- If you move to a new region, you’ll have a new claims address for submitting your TRICARE claims.
- Learn your new region’s prior authorization requirements as these requirements may differ by region.
For a complete description of the different types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil.
Housing Service Office
Bldg. 3494, Honest John Road 256-876-6666
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Housing Service Office is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with available housing options and support services. When you arrive at Redstone Arsenal, visit the HSO for invaluable information, counseling and guidance before entering into a written lease or rental or sales contract for housing.
302 Hughes Road 256-430-1517
There are no barracks at Redstone Arsenal. There are 20 two-bedroom units located on the installation for single service members E-7 and above. Members in these pay grades may apply for on-post housing or live off post and draw basic allowance for housing (BAH) at the without-dependent rate.
Geographical bachelors in grades E-7 and above are housed on a space-available basis in temporary quarters. These service members will be required to sign a recapture statement before being assigned bachelor quarters.
Redstone Family Housing
302 Hughes Road 256-430-1517
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
At Redstone Arsenal, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may now choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Hunt Companies, which manages the housing communities.
For comprehensive information about homes and amenities available in the Redstone privatized housing community, visit the Redstone Family Housing website.
3710 Aerobee Road 256-650-1153
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The full-service Post Office on post provides window service on weekdays, and the lockbox lobby is always open. To receive mail for general delivery, use the following address:
Redstone Arsenal Post Office
3710 Aerobee Road
Huntsville, AL 35808
Bldg. 3453 256-876-2441
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday
Redstone Veterinary Treatment Facility is professionally staffed by Army Veterinary Corps personnel to provide care for all government-owned animals. It offers wellness services, vaccinations and treatment for sick pets of military families by appointment only. Because of limited staff and resources, veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full-service civilian veterinary hospital.
Personnel living on Redstone Arsenal must register their dogs and cats with the Veterinary Treatment Facility within three working days of moving into family housing or acquiring the pets. The animals must be current on vaccinations. Proof of rabies vaccination and microchip must be presented at the time of registration.
Housing may limit the number and breed of pets that can live in on-post housing. Contact on-post housing for more information.
Bldg. 376, Goss Road
Chapel information 256-842-2176
Garrison chaplain 256-842-2177
Catholic chaplain 256-842-2175
The U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps is dedicated to preserving your right to worship. It provides, or finds a way to provide, for a broad spectrum of worshipers. If you are seeking spiritual support for any denomination or faith group, it will do its best to assist you.
The Redstone chapel offers counseling and seminars including pre-marital, marital, religious, stress and grief or loss. All counseling sessions are covered by privileged communication.
- Daily Mass — Call 256-842-2175 for daily schedule
- Saturday Mass, 5 p.m.
- Sunday Mass, 9 a.m.
- Confessions immediately after each Mass or by appointment
- Worship Service, 11 a.m. Sunday
There is no longer a requirement to register vehicles with Redstone Arsenal, but all privately owned vehicles on post must be insured, and a current license plate is required. Alabama state traffic laws apply on post; see the Getting To & Around Madison and Morgan counties chapter on Page 25 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving the post are subject to search.
For hours of operation, menus and special event information, visit http://redstone.armymwr.com/us/redstone/categories/social-and-dining.
Bldg. 114 256-842-0748
Brooklyn’s Sports Bar (at Bowling Center)
Bldg. 3424 256-842-2695
Strike Zone (at Bowling Center)
Bldg. 3424 256-842-2695
Clubs at Redstone
Bldg. 130 256-842-9600
Bldg. 3443 256-842-1819
Weeden Mountain Grill (at Redstone Golf Course)
Bldg. 4140 256-842-0012
Post Restaurants Administrative Office 256-876-8741
- Software City Cafeteria, Bldg. 6263
- Software City Sandwich Shop, Bldg. 6264
- PEO MS cafeteria, Bldg. 5250
- Ctrl + Alt + Eat Cafe, Bldg. 5400
- Sparkman Center cafeteria, Bldg. 5302
- Cafe 5224 & Starbucks, Bldg, 5224
- Lakeside Cafe, Bldg. 4403
Sustainer Grab-N-Go with Starbucks
AMC HQ 256-876-8741
Army Education and Training Center
Bldg. 3495 256-876-9761
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Education and Training Center provides educational opportunities and counseling services to the military community at Redstone Arsenal.
Four colleges and universities are on post: Athens State University, Columbia College, Florida Institute of Technology and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Five others are in the local community: University of Alabama Huntsville, Alabama A&M University, Oakwood University, Calhoun Community College and Drake State Technical College.
Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation
Bldg. 1500 256-876-2073
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Family and MWR is a network of support and leisure services designed to serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of each individual in the Army community and to enhance the quality of their lives, from family, child and youth programs to recreation, sports, entertainment, travel and leisure activities.
Army Community Service
Bldg. 3443 256-876-5397
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Army Community Service helps commanders maintain readiness of individuals, families and communities by developing, coordinating, and delivering services that promote self-reliance, resilience, and stability. ACS programs include Youth & School Services, Dining, Recreation & Leisure, Community Support, Army Family Team Building, Financial Readiness and Army Family Action Plan.
Child Development Centers
5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Child Development Centers offer weekly care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Hourly care can be reserved on a space-available basis. The nationally accredited centers provide a safe, nurturing environment that promotes the social, cognitive, language and physical development of youngsters. Before- and after-kindergarten care and part-day preschool are also available.
Child Development Center-Goss Road
Bldg. 3145 256-876-7952
Child Development Center-Mills Road
Bldgs. 5600 and 5601 256-842-5631
School Age Center
Bldg. 3155 256-876-6595
5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Exceptional Family Member Program
Bldg. 4100 256-955-8888
The Exceptional Family Member Program is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical and personnel services to families with special needs.
Family Child Care
Bldg. 3443 256-876-3704
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Army Family Child Care provides an alternative to child development center care for families that need evening care, weekend care, care for children with special needs, infants and school-age children, as well as care during swing and midnight shifts. Family Child Care’s trained child-care providers work as home-based independent contractors for Child, Youth and School Services both on-post and in government leased housing. Family Child Care Homes provide full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in a home environment.
School Support Services
Bldg. 3443 256-842-9642
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
School Support Services, a branch of Child, Youth and School Services, provides Army school-aged youth with the educational opportunities, resources and information they need for academic success.
School Support Services specializes in education transitions and ensures that incoming and exiting families have information about local schools, graduation requirements, after-school services and programs, youth sponsorship programs and home schooling. It also helps parents better understand the education process, school organization and how best to interact.
School Liaison Office
Bldg. 3443 256-842-9642
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
The School Liaison Office, under School Support Services, helps deliver the best educational resources and information for your children by building relationships and fostering communication among Army Families and the local school community, informing and assisting parents with school transitions and deployment challenges; establishing school and community partnerships; facilitating access to home-schooling resources for parents; and providing information about college and other post-secondary opportunities, as well as preparation materials.
Child, Youth & School Service
Bldg. 3443 256-876-3704
Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Within CYS Services you can find something to meet your children’s needs, whether it is for full-time, part-time or hourly child care, before- or after-school care, camps, programs for middle schoolers and teenagers, instructional classes, workforce preparation opportunities or sports and fitness activities.
Bldg. 3148 256-876-5437
3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during summer
Bldg. 3708 256-313-3699
Seasonal team sports leagues are offered for children from 5 to 18 years old.
Team sports are offered in partnership with the City of Huntsville Recreation Services; fees vary depending on the sport, and include the uniform. All team sports require a sports physical at the time of registration. Various individual sports offered throughout the year may include baseball, soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, golf and more. All registration takes place at Parent Central Services, Pershing Welcome Center, Bldg. 3443. For registration information, call 256-876-3704.
Redstone Federal Credit Union
Bldg. 3227 256-722-3740
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Bldg. 3226 256-535-0246
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Bldg. 3439 Honest John Road 256-876-9005
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m. every day)
All services require an appointment except for notaries and powers of attorney. Notaries and powers of attorney are done on a walk-in basis anytime during normal operating hours.
Bldg. 3323 256-876-4741
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
The Redstone MWR Library is open to everyone in the Redstone Community including military, civilians, retirees and contractors. It has summer reading programs for children and adults as well as an outdoor StoryWalk for children and their parents to enjoy reading a picture book together as they stroll.
For information about the recreational programs at Redstone Arsenal, visit the Redstone Arsenal Family and MWR online at http://redstone.armymwr.com/us/redstone.
The Links at Redstone Golf Course
Bldg. 4140 256-842-7977
7:30 a.m. to dusk daily including holidays
This is a regulation 18-hole golf course with a driving range, pitching and putting greens, a Pro Shop, golf lessons, a snack bar and a grill.
MWR Sports & Fitness has three fitness centers (Sparkman Fitness Center, Col. Stephen Scott Fitness Center and Pagano Gym) and an aquatics center (Redstone Aquatics Center) on Redstone Arsenal.
All fitness centers have cardio, strength and free weight equipment and a full schedule of group fitness classes including step, toning, turbo kick, Zumba, boot camp and yoga.
In addition, Pagano Gym has racquetball and basketball courts, and two of the centers have both a dry sauna and steam room.
The Aquatics Center offers cardio equipment and a racquetball court.
Sparkman Fitness Center
Bldg. 5302 256-313-6091
5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Col. Scott Fitness Center
Bldg. 4460 256-955-6844
5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Bldg. 3474 256-876-6701
5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Bldg. 3705 256-313-1200
5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Information, Ticket and Reservations Office
Bldg. 3443 256-876-4531
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
The ITR office inside the Pershing Welcome Center offers many different discount tickets to local and regional attractions such as theme parks, historic and cultural sites and special events. Regularly discounted tickets include Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios Florida, Six Flags Over Georgia and many more. Discount tickets are also available to dozens of celebrity theaters, dinner theaters, museums and other attractions. Principal travel destinations include Orlando, Pigeon Forge and Atlanta.
Bldg. 5139 256-876-4868
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Outdoor Recreation provides multiple opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors throughout the year through camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing, personalized skeet shooting lessons, and other outdoor adventures.
Building 5139 houses equipment rental, hunting and fishing operations, a private conference room, women’s and men’s locker rooms and management offices.
Outdoor Recreation emphasizes skill development and opportunities to acquire lifetime leisure abilities; specialists are available to assist with activities such as camping, canoeing, boating, fishing, hunting and more.
And don’t forget Outdoor Recreation when it comes to unit organizational days, backyard parties or weekend recreational getaways.
Aquatics Center, Bldg. 3705 256-313-1200
5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Outdoor Pool 1, Vincent Park 256-876-6605
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Outdoor Pool 3 (Goss Road) 256-876-6713
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Redstone Lanes Bowling Center
Bldg. 3424 256-842-2695
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday. 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday
Strike up some family fun at the bowling center. Shoe rental, bowling leagues, professional instruction and a snack bar are available.
Bldg. 4828 256-876-6774
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Redstone Arsenal Flying Activity is northern Alabama’s premier flying club where individuals in the authorized patron category can learn to fly or take their rating to a higher level. Redstone Arsenal Flying Activity offers safe, low-cost flying lessons, professional certified flight instructors, pilot-related equipment, and services. Resources include a very low traffic 7,200-foot runway and a control tower staffed during daylight hours.
Arts & Crafts Center
Bldg. 3615 256-876-7951
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday DIY hours vary
Explore your creative side, try something new, or increase your skills. The Arts & Crafts Center enhances the overall quality of life with activities that promote learning, creativity, skill development, stress relief and general well-being. For military and civilians with gate access, the Arts & Crafts Center offers self-development opportunities in creative pursuits. Classes are offered in art, woodworking, digital photography, Photoshop, framing and “Brushstrokes Uncorked.”
Automotive Skills Center
Bldg. 3617 256-955-7728
1:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Do your own automobile maintenance at the center using its stalls, lifts and tools. It also offers auto classes for do-it-yourselfers, and mechanics if you prefer to leave the repairs in expert hands.
Redstone Arsenal Commissary
Bldg. 3224 256-876-3517
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday
Save an average of 30 percent of your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the Commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include a bakery, a deli, fresh sandwiches to go, party cakes, plants, sushi and rotisserie chicken.
Redstone Arsenal Main Exchange
Redstone Arsenal Exchange wants to be your first choice for shopping. It offers a price-match program that guarantees the lowest prices in town. Hours of operation for services outside of the Main Exchange vary so call or visit the website for detailed information.
Bldg. 3220 256-883-6100
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
American Eatery 256-876-9325
Charley’s Grilled Subs 256-881-3326
Church’s Chicken 256-881-3326
Redstone Cafe no phone
Beauty Shop 256-883-1450
Floral Shop 256-694-5936
Laundry/Dry Cleaners 256-882-3529
Optical Center 256-882-2619
Wireless Kiosk 256-881-8718
Express/Class Six and Gas
Bldg. 3234 256-883-0367
Martin Road Express
Bldg. 5215 256-881-1521
Burger King 256-881-1569
Firestone, Bldg. 3240 256-882-5420
Optical Center, Bldg. 3230 256-882-2619
Burger King, Bldg. 3228 256-881-0048