New Cumberland Defense Depot

DLA Distribution Support

5400 G Avenue – Bldg 400, New Cumberland, PA 17070

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ABOUT

New Cumberland Defense Depot is a United States Army military base located just south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Fairview Township, York County. It is adjacent to the Capital City Airport. The depot spans across 851 acres and is a combination of three smaller Department of Defense Logistics facilities: Administrative Support Center East (ASCE), Defense Distribution Region East (DDRE) Headquarters and Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna Pennsylvania (DDSP).

 

The primary mission of the New Cumberland Army Depot is to be a military supply facility providing supplies directly from the manufacturer to units. The Depot provides military and commercial repair parts, textiles and clothing, medical supplies and electronic components to military units and customers worldwide.

There are 5,632 Department of Defense employees and contractors, DLA military and dependents assigned to New Cumberland Defense Depot.

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ARRIVAL

The closest airport is Harrisburg International Airport located 12 miles from base.

 

Directions From Harrisburg International Airport:

Directions From Harrisburg International Airport:

    • Head east on Terminal Dr and use the right 3 lanes to take the ramp to State Rte 3032
    • Keep left to continue on State Rte 3032
    • Use the left lane to merge onto PA-283 W toward Harrisburg/Pennsylvania Turnpike
    • Take the exit toward I-76/Pennsylvania Turnpike and merge onto I-283 S
    • Take the exit onto I-76 W toward Pittsburgh
    • Take exit 242 to merge onto I-83 S
    • Take exit 39A for PA-114/Lewisberry Rd
    • Turn right onto PA-114 E/Lewisberry Rd
    • Turn right onto Old York Rd
    • Turn left onto Old Depot Rd
    • Turn left onto Mission Dr
    • At the traffic circle, continue straight
    • Turn right onto M Ave
    • Turn left onto J Ave
    • Turn left onto 12th Ave
    • Continue onto J Ave and destination is on the right
 

All Active Duty military personnel assigned to DLA Distribution should report to BLDG 130, Suite 1106, J Avenue, New Cumberland. The MILPO phone number is (717) 770-8817. All other military assigned to other units need to have a sponsor meet them. Make sure you have your unit’s phone number and your sponsor’s office and home number. Upon arrival at Gate 3, (Employees entrance) you will need proper military ID, PCS orders, vehicle registration and current car insurance. Individual reports directly to unit of assignment. Each military member will then go to their servicing military personnel office.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
In Pennsylvania, to be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 by September 1 of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.

West Shore School District

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.

Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.

There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’s seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable individuals and families.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
The Department’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens.

Humane Society (412) 345-7300
Humane Animal Rescue continues the legacies of the Animal Rescue League & Western PA Humane Society, bringing greater efficiency in animal care processes, staff training, and cutting-edge practices to one cohesive organization. We strive to provide all aspects of care to abandoned, neglected, and injured animals; reunite lost pets with their caregivers or seek new families for them; educate the community on humane care and interactions with all animals with the goal of reducing pet overpopulation and negative relationships with native wildlife; reinforce a standard of living for animals and prevent cruelty; and provide assistance and medical care to injured, orphaned, or ill native Pennsylvania wildlife with a goal of returning them to their natural habitat. Our open door policy ensures that no animal is ever refused shelter.

Pennsylvania State Police (717) 783-5599

Chaplain (717) 245-3318

 

Family Advocacy Program (717) 770-7066

 

Family Child Care (717) 770-6768

 

Housing Services Office (717) 770-7251

 

ID/CAC Card Processing (717) 770-4567

 

Information and Referral (717) 770-7066

 

Legal Services and JAG (717) 245-4940

 

NAF Human Resources Officer (717) 770-4624

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273 – 8255

Housing

On-base housing is not available at New Cumberland Defense Depot. The Family Housing Office keeps an updated list of apartments, townhouses and homes for rent in the local area. This information is available for military service members, their families and DOD civilians. Call (717) 770-7251/DSN 312-771-7251 for more information.

North Ridge II

18.7 miles from Base

North Ridge II is a family-friendly neighborhood in Carlisle with newer homes.

Good Hope Farms South

8 miles from Base

Good Hope Farms South is a family-friendly neighborhood in Mechanicsburg with newer homes. There is a community pool and shopping areas close by.

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Community

In New Cumberland, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 86°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 94°F.

The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 28 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 86°F and low of 67°F. The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 1 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 23°F and high of 38°F.

The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from March 31 to August 27, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on June 10. The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from August 27 to March 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on January 14.

The overall cost of living in New Cumberland, PA is 2% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 2% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of New Cumberland, PA, the city’s goods and services are 2% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 1% lower than the U.S. average.

New Cumberland is a borough in easternmost Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The borough is noted for its historic downtown which is home to the historic West Shore Theater and the popular annual Apple Festival. New Cumberland Borough lies at the confluence of the Yellow Breeches Creek and the Susquehanna River. The area has several parks, playgrounds, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Visit Harrisburg, PA for museums, fine dining, and cultural landmarks. Popular City Island offers beaches, boat rides, parks, mini-golf, baseball games, and more.

Some points of interest include The National Civil War Museum, Gettysburg, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Bowmansdale Stoner Covered Bridge, Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Center, FNB Field, Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat, Reservoir Park, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and Water Golf.

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