Detroit Arsenal Army Base

Installation Management Command (IMCOM)

6501 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-5000

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Detroit Arsenal is a United States Army facility located in the city of Warren, Michigan, just north of Detroit. The installation spans across 113 acres in Macomb County. The major Command is the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) which unites all of the organizations that focus on Soldier and vehicle ground systems throughout the entire life cycle. The TACOM LCMC consists of the Acquisition Center, Integrated Logistics Support Center, Program Executive Office Combat Support & Combat Service Support, Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems and Program Executive Office Soldier.

The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, in partnership with the Army’s program executive offices, is one of the Army’s largest weapon systems research, development and sustainment organizations. The command’s mission is to develop, acquire, equip and sustain the world’s most capable ground and support systems for joint war fighters through the integration of effective and timely acquisition, logistics and technology. It is at the forefront of the Army’s transformation to a lighter, more lethal and survivable force.
About 20 miles north of Detroit Arsenal is Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Selfridge ANGB is home to many National Guard and reserve units. The base’s exchange, commissary and other services are available to Detroit Arsenal military personnel and their families.
There 30,714 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, DOD civilians, family members, and retirees


The closest airport is Detroit Metro Airport located 35 miles from base.


Directions from Detroit Metro Airport

  • Heading Southwest in the airport complex, proceed to John D Dingell Drive/Worldgateway Place.
  • Travel 1.3 miles then bear right onto William D. Rogell Drive.
  • Take William D. Rogell Drive for 0.6 miles to I-94 East.
  • From the exit ramp, merge onto I-94 East towards Detroit.
  • Follow I-94 East for 16.6 miles.
  • Take Exit 216A and merge onto I-75 North. Follow I-75 North for 8.4 miles.
  • Take Exit 61 and merge onto I-696 East toward Port Huron.
  • Follow I-696 East for 4.7 miles to Exit 23 toward State Highway M-53/Van Dyke Avenue.
  • Take Exit 23, go 0.2 miles, merging slightly into the left turn lane toward E. Eleven Mile Road.
  • Turn left onto E. Eleven Mile Road.
  • Go 0.6 miles pass over the railroad tracks; get in the right lane and proceed to 6501 E. Eleven Mile Road.
  • Turn right into the driveway to the entrance of the Detroit Arsenal.
  • Stop at the guard shack to show your identification.

Soldiers physically reporting to the Detroit Arsenal located at 6501 E. Eleven Mile Road, Warren, Michigan 48397:


Report in person to TACOM Military Human Resource Office, Building 270, Fourth Floor, Warren, Michigan, 48397 to sign into the unit and receive your in-processing check list. Please ensure you have your leave form, personnel file and orders when you report.
Requests for leave or PTDY will only be approved after your personnel and finance in-processing is completed.
Housing: DSN: 786-9627 or commercial: (586) 282-9627.
Inbound Transportation: DSN: 786-9625 or commercial: (586) 282-9625.
Finance: DSN: 786-8313 or commercial: (586) 282-8313.
While assigned to TACOM LCMC/PEO/FCS/RDECOM, all Soldiers are attached to TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for administrative, training, accountability and UCMJ purposes. All Soldier issues will be processed through the Military Human Resources Office (586) 282-8313; DSN 786-8313.
Requests for leave or PTDY will only be approved after your personnel and finance in-processing is completed.


For additional information concerning your in-processing actions, contact the Military Human Resources Office at (586) 282-8313; DSN 786-8313.


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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


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 517-373-3740

Offering assistance programs, adult and children’s services, safety and injury prevention, and health and wellness services.


Michigan Humane Society 866-MHUMANE


Michigan State Police 517-332-2521

Base Operator (586) 282-5000


Chaplain (586) 282-5615


Civilian Personnel Office (586) 282-8888


EFMP Family Support (586) 282-0475


Family Child Care (586) 282-9122


Housing Services Office (586) 282-8178


ID/CAC Card Processing (586) 282-8074


Information and Referral (586) 282-0489


Legal Services and JAG (586) 282-5120


NAF Human Resources Officer (586) 282-0514


Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255


On-base housing at Detroit Arsenal is not available. Call the Housing Services Office at 586-282-8178 for more information.

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In Detroit, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 83°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 91°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 27 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 83°F and low of 67°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 1 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 20°F and high of 31°F.


The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from March 27 to October 7, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 13. The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from October 7 to March 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on February 3.

The overall cost of living in Detroit, MI is 8% lower than the Michigan average and 20% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Detroit, MI are 5% higher than the Michigan average and 3% lower than the national average.

Detroit Arsenal is located in the city of Warren, a manufacturing and residential community situated just north of Detroit. The Detroit metropolitan area, comprised of the city and its many neighboring suburbs, is steeped in auto industry history, Motown Magic, and wonderful summer and winter Great Lakes adventures. Home to the World Champion Detroit Pistons and Red Wings, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Automotive Hall of Fame, Motown and Henry Ford Museums, and the Henry Ford Estates, “Hockey Town” has something for everyone.


Some points of interest include Comerica Park, Belle Isle Park, Beacon Park, Red Oaks Water Park, Arctic Ring of Life, and Birmingham Principle Shopping District.

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