Redstone Arsenal Community
Welcome and Introduction
Anything is possible when a community comes together in full force. There’s no better example of that than the community that surrounds the 3,700-acre Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. That community — centered on the amenities-richcity of Huntsville; surrounded by such progressive cities as Madison, Decatur and Guntersville; and nestled in a 13-county patriotic region of North Alabama referred to as the Tennessee Valley — is known, together with Redstone Arsenal, as Team Redstone.
The people of Team Redstone — the civilians, contractors and Soldiers of Redstone Arsenal; the area’s community, business, government, academia and scientific leaders and volunteers; and the families who call North Alabama home — have long been known for their hospitable and welcoming ways toward visitors and newcomers. Since the 1950s, when Huntsville welcomed a team of German and American scientists to Redstone Arsenal in the early days of America’s space race, the people of Team Redstone have provided opportunities for the area’s newest members in all aspects of living, from employment at some of the nation’s leading research companies to enjoying a round of golf or an afternoon of boating to participating in events such as one of the nation’s largest Veteran’s Day parades or the Fourth of July celebration at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Welcome to Redstone Arsenal and North Alabama, where the Army and joint services, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, defense and aerospace companies, private industry, academia and local community organizations all come together to create a quality of life for residents that is second to none.
When you think of Redstone Arsenal, think of it as a small town or city in America. In many ways, it operates similar to a city government. We have our own police and fire departments to ensure we stay safe and secure. The Public Works Directorate ensures that our roads and facilities are maintained. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is our parks and recreation department, overseeing pools, sports fields, fitness centers and so much more. Personnel services of all kinds can be found at the One Stop for human resources. And serving as the heart of the Redstone “city” is the Gen. John J. Pershing Community Welcome Center, where newcomers and visitors can obtain information about the community both inside and outside Redstone’s gates. Here they can gain access to the many family and social services offered by Team Redstone and relax with a cup of coffee or grab a quick bite for lunch.
Joining Team Redstone
Both military and Department of Defense civilian employees can request a welcome packet from Army Community Service (ACS) at (256) 876-5397. Welcome packets are also available through written request or by stopping by ACS at the Welcome Center during regular business hours. If you are military assigned to the U.S. Army Materiel Command (or any of their subordinate commands), the U.S. Army Garrison or any other tenant activity, check in with AMCOM Headquarters and Headquarters Company located in the One Stop, Building 3494. The Personnel and Administrative Center (PAC) may be reached Monday through Friday during business hours at (256) 876-7797. Inbound personnel arriving over the weekend or on a holiday should check in at the PAC on the first duty day following their arrival.
Newcomers and visitors to Redstone Arsenal can access the post through two Visitor Centers — one at Gate 1 on Martin Road and the other at Gate 9 on Rideout Road. Visitors without military identification cards must be sponsored and must provide driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance to obtain access to Redstone Arsenal.