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Detroit Arsenal: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
Detroit Arsenal: In-Depth Welcome CenterDetroit Arsenal: In-Depth Welcome Center

Detroit Arsenal: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Detroit Arsenal, located in the city of Warren smack in the middle of the Detroit, Michigan, metropolitan area. The post sits on about 178 acres of land with approximately 7,500 civilian and contract workers and 250 military personnel. Detroit Arsenal, previously known as the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, hosts several defense organizations, including Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Defense Logistics Agency, and more.

We hope this guide helps you get settled in your new posting and takes some of the stress out of moving.

Where Is Detroit Arsenal?

Where Is Detroit Arsenal?

Detroit Arsenal Welcome Center
6501 E Eleven Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48397
Phone: 1 (586) 282-5757

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday – 0700-1400
  • Saturday-Sunday – Closed
  • Holidays – Closed

Detroit Arsenal Map

Driving Directions

From Cleveland, Ohio

  1. Take I-90 W
  2. Continue onto I-71 S
  3. Keep left at the fork to continue on Berea Fwy
  4. Take Exit 238 for Interstate 480 W toward Toledo
  5. Merge onto I-480 W
  6. Take the exit onto I-80 W/Ohio Turnpike toward I-480 W/Toledo
  7. Take Exit 71 to merge onto I-280 N toward Toledo/Detroit
  8. Take the exit onto I-75 N toward Detroit
  9. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-75 N
  10. Take Exit 51C to stay on I-75 N toward Flint
  11. Take Exit 61 to merge onto I-696 E toward Port Huron
  12. Take Exit 23 toward M-53/Van Dyke Ave
  13. Merge onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  14. Turn left toward E Eleven Mile Rd
  15. Turn left onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  16. Turn right onto MacArthur Dr
  17. Enter Detroit Arsenal

From Lansing, Michigan

  1. Take I-496 E
  2. Take Exit 73A on the left to merge onto I-96 E toward Detroit
  3. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-696 E
  4. Take Exit 23 toward M-53/Van Dyke Ave
  5. Merge onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  6. Turn left toward E Eleven Mile Rd
  7. Turn left onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  8. Turn right onto MacArthur Dr
  9. Enter Detroit Arsenal

From Detroit Metropolitan Airport

  1. Head south on W G Rogell Dr
  2. Slight left toward W G Rogell Dr
  3. Use the right lane to turn left onto W G Rogell Dr
  4. Use the right lane to stay on W G Rogell Dr
  5. Use the right lane to take the I-94 E ramp to Detroit
  6. Take Exit 216A to merge onto I-75 N toward Flint
  7. Take Exit 61 to merge onto I-696 E toward Port Huron
  8. Take Exit 23 toward M-53/Van Dyke Ave
  9. Merge onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  10. Turn left toward E Eleven Mile Rd
  11. Turn left onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  12. Turn right onto MacArthur Dr
  13. Enter Detroit Arsenal

Greyhound Bus Station in Roseville, MI

  1. Head southwest toward Gratiot Ave
  2. Turn right onto Gratiot Ave
  3. Use the 2nd from the right lane to turn right onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  4. Use the left two lanes to take the ramp onto I-696 W
  5. Merge onto I-696 W
  6. Take Exit 23 toward M-53/Van Dyke Ave/Ryan Rd
  7. Merge onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  8. Turn right onto MacArthur Dr
  9. Enter Detroit Arsenal

Amtrak Station in Tomah, WI

  1. Head east on Michigan Ave toward Evergreen Rd
  2. Take the exit toward M-39 N/Southfield Fwy
  3. Merge onto Southfield Rd
  4. Slight left to merge onto M-39 N
  5. Merge onto M-39 N
  6. Take the Southfield Rd exit
  7. Continue onto Southfield Rd
  8. Turn right onto W Eleven Mile Rd
  9. Use the left two lanes to take the ramp onto I-696 E
  10. Merge onto I-696 E
  11. Take Exit 23 toward M-53/Van Dyke Ave
  12. Merge onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  13. Turn left toward E Eleven Mile Rd
  14. Turn left onto E Eleven Mile Rd
  15. Turn right onto MacArthur Dr
  16. Enter Detroit Arsenal

Flights To Detroit Arsenal

You’ll be flying through Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which is about a half-hour drive from Detroit Arsenal. The airport features an underground tunnel that displays LED lights set to music as you enter or leave your terminal. You’ll be able to find any amenities and transportation you need from this main hub.

Detroit Arsenal Transportation Office/Household Goods

6501 E. 11 Mile Road
Building 232, Room 105
Warren, MI 48397
Phone: 1 (586) 282-9625
Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0730-1600
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed
  • Federal Holidays: Closed

Entering Detroit Arsenal and Amenities

Entering Detroit Arsenal and Amenities

All drivers on post must have a valid military ID, a Veteran’s or retiree ID, a valid driver’s license, and a valid vehicle insurance card. All visitors must stop by the Detroit Arsenal Visitor Center/Welcome Center located off of MacArthur Drive as you enter the post from the south.

Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel

For all military personnel arriving during duty hours, you must report to the Military Personnel Office in William A. Pfromm Education Center. You must have your visitor’s pass while on the installation, and you must in-process through your assigned unit on post.

Service members that are assigned to the National Guard and Reserve Units are required to report to their individual units for in-processing. You will need the following documents on-hand for your processing appointment: orders and mandates, all travel receipts, an envelope from your losing post, and any graduation certificates. If you have dependents, bring all legal documentation that applies.

Detroit Arsenal Personnel Center

Detroit Arsenal Personnel Office at William A. Pfromm Education Center
28640 Campbell Rd.
Warren, MI 48093
Phone: 1 (586) 282-8313

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday – 0730-1600
  • Saturday-Sunday – Closed
  • Holidays – Closed

Detroit Arsenal ID Card Office & DEERS

Detroit Arsenal ID Card Office & DEERS
6501 E. Eleven Mile
Building 232 (Visitor Control Center)
Warren, MI 48394
Phone: 1 (586) 282-5757

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday (appointment only) – 0800 – 1500
  • Saturday-Sunday – Closed
  • Federal Holidays – Closed

Detroit Arsenal Gate Hours

Detroit Arsenal has two gates, although Gate 38 is closed until further notice. The main gate is off of MacArthur Drive, and it takes you between 11 Mile Road and 12 Mile Road to the Visitor Control Center.

  • Main Gate (Mound Road Access Control Point): Open 24/7
  • Gate 38: Closed until further notice. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday from 0530 to 1800.

Detroit Arsenal Commissary

Detroit Arsenal does not have its own commissary, but you’ll have access to the one on the Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Selfridge ANGB Commissary
701 George St.
Selfridge ANGB, MI 48045
Phone: 1 (586) 239-5570

Commissary Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday: Closed

Detroit Arsenal Exchange

Detroit Arsenal does not have its own exchange, but you’ll have access to the one on Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Selfridge ANGB Exchange
701 George St.
Building 700
Selfridge ANGB, MI 48045
Phone: 1 (586) 465-0960

Detroit Arsenal Exchange Hours:

  • Monday: 1000 – 1600
  • Tuesday-Saturday: 0900 – 1800
  • Sunday: 1100 – 1700

Barber Shops in Detroit

Barber Shops in Detroit

Detroit Arsenal does not have its own barbershop, but you’ll have access to the one on Selfridge Air National Guard Base in their exchange as well as plenty outside of base.

Selfridge ANGB Barber Shop
701 George St.
Building 700
Selfridge ANGB, MI 48045
Phone: 1 (586) 307-3018

Barber Shop Hours:

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 0900 – 1700
  • Sunday-Monday: Closed

Detroit Post Office

28401 Mound Rd.
Warren, MI 48090
Phone: 1 (800) 275-8777

Detroit Post Office Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0900 – 1800
  • Saturday: 0900 – 1400
  • Sunday: Closed

Detroit Arsenal Finance Office

6501 E. Eleven Mile Road
Building 232
Warren, MI 48397
Phone: 1 (586) 282-0480

Detroit Arsenal Finance Office Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0730-1600
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

6501 E. 11 Mile Road
Building 230, Room 210C
Warren, MI 48397
Phone: 1 (586) 282-6289

Detroit Arsenal Legal Office Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: Call for appointment
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Detroit Arsenal Library

In addition to the in-person library, you’ll also have access to the Army MWR Library online.

6501 E. 11 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48397
Phone: 1 (586) 282-0489

Detroit Arsenal Library Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 1000 – 1700
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
  • Holidays: Closed

Detroit Arsenal Hotels

Detroit Arsenal Hotels

Detroit Arsenal is smack in the middle of the Detroit, Michigan, metropolitan area. You will have options for hotels in abundance in the city.

Holiday Inn Express Detroit-Warren
11500 E Eleven Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48089
Phone: 1 (586) 754-9700

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
30180 N Civic Center Dr.
Warren, MI 48093
Phone: 1 (586) 353-8829

Sonesta ES Suites Detroit Warren
30120 N Civic Center Dr.
Warren, MI 48093
Phone: 1 (586) 558-8050

Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Warren
30190 Van Dyke Ave.
Warren, MI 48093
Phone: 1 (586) 751-5777

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Detroit Warren
7601 Chicago Rd.
Warren, MI 48092
Phone: 1 (586) 264-8800

Where Should I Live Near Detroit Arsenal?

Where Should I Live Near Detroit Arsenal?

Major Cities Near Detroit Arsenal

Detroit Arsenal is located in the middle of the Detroit metropolitan area that is made up of a collection of neighboring suburbs all steeped in the auto industry history that has made Detroit famous. The Detroit Arsenal installation itself is located in the small city of Warren, Michigan, just north of Detroit proper. There are wonderful options for you in the cities near Detroit.

Best Places to Live Near Detroit Arsenal

Located in Macomb County, Warren, Michigan, is just 15 miles north of Detroit and surrounds Detroit Arsenal. Convenience is the key here; if you live in Warren, you’ll be located minutes from post. Referred to as the City of Progress, Warren is known as a manufacturing and residential community. You’ll have all the amenities of a big city with Detroit just a few miles away.

Just northeast of Detroit Arsenal is Harrison Township in the Detroit metropolitan area. It has the Selfridge Air National Guard base plus all the amenities that come with that facility. Living here doesn’t put you that far away from Detroit Arsenal and gives you quick access to the exchange, commissary, and other facilities at Selfridge.

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Detroit Schools

Detroit Schools

Detroit Arsenal has no elementary or secondary schools on post. For school-aged children living on post, they will be bussed to the Warren Consolidated Schools district that serves the Warren, Michigan, area. Any child requiring before or after school care must attend Pearl Lean Elementary School so that they can be bussed to the Detroit Arsenal Child Development Center.

There is also bussing from post to St. Anne’s Catholic School located on Mound Road just outside of Detroit Arsenal. If you are living near the Selfridge base, your students will be serviced by Anchor Bay Schools and L’anse Creuse Schools.

Check out our full guide to Detroit Arsenal schools for a more detailed rundown.

What’s the Weather in Detroit?

What’s the Weather in Detroit?

At Detroit Arsenal, you’ll experience the well-known freezing winters that Michigan is known for. Be prepared for long months in the winter with freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, and cold winds. Averages in the winter sit around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers warm up to nice temperatures, sitting at an average of around 83 degrees Fahrenheit.

Things To Do Near Detroit Arsenal

Things To Do Near Detroit Arsenal

Detroit Arsenal has a sprawling metropolitan area that surrounds the post, giving you plenty of options to choose from when trying to find things to do. Warren, Michigan, has a wide range of parks to choose from and a Fine Arts Center that features classes for both adults and children. With Detroit only 15 miles to the south, you also have a wide range of activities that a large city can support. You’ll have access to the Detroit Zoo, Motown Historical Museum, Detroit Children’s Museum, a passionate fan base for every major professional sport, and much more.

Be sure to check out our full things to do and restaurant guides for a more detailed breakdown.

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Conclusion

Relocating may be a stressful experience, but hopefully this guide will give you a clearer picture of the area surrounding Detroit Arsenal. We hope that you find your next adventure here around the post, whether in Warren, Michigan, or the nearby city of Detroit.

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