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U.S. Army

Redstone Arsenal, AL

Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5355  |  Post Operator: DSN: 746-2151, (256) 876-2151

Redstone Arsenal: Overview

Redstone Arsenal is maintained by the United States Army. The two major entities that occupy the post include the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) and the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), which is run by NASA. The mission of the post is mainly the research and development of missiles and missile technology for use by the Army. In addition, NASA does extensive research and development on the post as well.

This post was originally tasked with chemical weapons development prior to U.S. entrance into the Second World War. During the war, the Army tested a variety of incendiary weapons in preparation for the upcoming bombing missions on Japan. Immediately following the war, the Redstone Arsenal was used primarily to store chemical weapons. However, the rocket and jet ages brought a new mission to the post.

Redstone Arsenal: Education

It is time to take advantage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance (TA) Program by earning a degree while stationed at Redstone Arsenal. After clicking on the "Find A School" button below, you will have access to many colleges and universities that will provide you with an excellent education, preparing you for the challenges you will continue to face while serving our country or after you separate and enter the civilian workforce.

Redstone Arsenal: Location

Redstone Arsenal is in Madison County, Alabama and Huntsville is to the immediate northwest of the post. In terms of its location within the state, it is in the north central portion near the southern border of Tennessee. The Tennessee River is the southern border of Redstone Arsenal. Other communities in the area include Madison, AL, Athens, AL, Decatur, AL, Hartselle, AL, Scottsboro, AL, Albertville, AL, Cullman, AL, Tullahoma, TN, Lewisburg, TN, Shelbyville, TN, Fort Payne, AL, Lawrenceburg, TN, Manchester, TN, Gadsden, AL, and Muscle Shoals, AL.

Redstone Arsenal: Interesting Facts

  • Other entities on the Redstone Arsenal include the Tactical UAV Project Office and the Ordnance Munitions and Electronic Maintenance School.
  • The Redstone Arsenal was originally known as the Huntsville Arsenal.
  • The propulsion systems for the Saturn launch vehicles of the Apollo program were developed at the Redstone Arsenal.
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