Milan Army Ammunition Plant

Joint Munitions Command

2280 TN-104, Milan, TN 38358

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Milan Army Ammunition Plant (MLAAP) is an ammunition plant of the United States Army near Milan, Tennessee and approximately 23 miles north of Jackson, Tennessee.  MLAAP is housed on 22,357 acres with 1,450 buildings, 873 igloos, and a storage capacity of 2,270,000 square feet.


The Capabilities of the plant include: load, assemble and pack ammunition; 40 mm cartridges; mortars and components; artillery projectiles; ignition cartridges; propelling charges; bursters; grenades; Tactical Missile System; demilitarization/disposal; renovation/reclamation; development and production test support; and logistical support.

There are over 1,100 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, civilian contractors, and retirees assigned to Milan Army Ammunition Plant.



The closest airport is Memphis Airport located approximately 105 miles from the Ammunition Plant.


Directions from Memphis Airport:

  • Head east (0.4 mi)
  • Continue straight onto Jim McGehee Pkwy/Memphis Int Airport Rd (0.2 mi)
  • Take the ramp to Jim McGehee Pkwy (449 ft)
  • Keep left at the fork to continue toward Jim McGehee Pkwy and merge onto Jim McGehee Pkwy (0.7 mi)
  • Continue on Plough Blvd (1.0 mi)
  • Take the ramp onto I-240 E (11.4 mi)
  • Take exit 12C to merge onto I-40 E (69.8 mi)
  • Take exit 80B for US 45 N toward Humboldt (0.2 mi)
  • Merge onto TN-186/US-45 (6.6 mi)
  • 11. Turn right at Denton Fly Rd (1.5 mi)
  • Turn left (0.9 mi)
  • Turn right (1.3 mi)
  • Slight left (0.4 mi)


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In Milan, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are very cold, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 90°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 97°F.

The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 26 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 90°F and low of 71°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 28 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is January 16, with an average low of 30°F and high of 47°F.

The wetter season lasts 4.2 months, from March 20 to July 28, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on May 11. The drier season lasts 7.8 months, from July 28 to March 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 24% on October 11.

The average cost of living in Milan, TN is 3% lower than the average of Tennessee and 13% lower than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Milan, TN, the price of goods and services are 17% higher than the average of Tennessee as well as 14% higher than the nation’s average.

Milan is a small town in Gibson County, Tennessee. Milan is home to the largest industrial base of the county with over a dozen major employers. Agriculture is also important to the economy with Milan hosting “Milan No-Till Field Day” – the nation’s largest field day of its kind devoted to improving the production of no-till crops and conservation-at The West Tennessee Agricultural Museum. Milan has a eclectic mix of shopping areas with national chains and locally owned specialty shops. Milan is also home to beautiful churches, parks, libraries, cultural and recreational amenities, which make it an excellent place to live.

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