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Pine Bluff Arsenal Army Base

Joint Munitions Command
10020 Kabrich Circle, Pine Bluff, AR 71602-9500

Pine Bluff Arsenal

Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) is a United States Army installation located in Jefferson County, Arkansas, just northwest of the city of Pine Bluff.  PBA is housed on 13,493 acres with 665 buildings, 271 igloos and storage capacity of 2,090,563 square feet.  Additionally, PBA has more than 5,000 acres of land with the potential to be developed.


PBA is one of nine Army installations in the United States that stored chemical weapons. PBA supplies specialized production, storage, maintenance and distribution of readiness products, and delivers technical services to the Armed Forces and Homeland Security. PBA also designs, manufactures and refurbishes smoke, riot control, and incendiary munitions, as well as chemical/biological defense operations items. It serves as a technology center for illuminating and infrared munitions and is also the only place in the Northern Hemisphere where white phosphorus munitions are filled. Its Homeland Security mission includes first-responder equipment training and surveillance of pre-positioned equipment.

Arriving at Pine Bluff Arsenal

The closest airport to Pine Bluff Arsenal is Little Rock National Airport, which is about a 45-minute drive. This airport is serviced by all major airlines.


Directions from Little Rock National Airport:

  • Depart onto Airport Rd, then bear right onto Annie M Bankhead Dr/ Bankhead Dr.,
  • Take ramp right onto I-440 West
  • Take exit 138B, then take ramp left for I-530 South toward Pine Bluff then take exit 32.
  • Follow this road until you see the Plainview Gate.
  • Just to the left of this gate will be a complex of buildings. Find the building marked Pass & ID. This is where you will get a badge to get you on post.

There are taxi’s available from the airport to the Arsenal, however, this is a 45-minute drive and could be costly.


Gate access is restricted. Anyone without a military ID will be required to have a background check which could take up to 10 minutes. During normal business hours, you will report to Pass and ID if after hours the background check will be done at the gate.  Plainview Gate is closed during the weekend and is open Monday-Friday 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dexter Gate is open 24 hours.


The Military Personnel office should be the first location you visit coming on the installation for In-processing. In and out-processing procedures vary form organization to organization therefore, you should contact your sponsor or your unit for the procedures. All soldiers coming to the Pine Bluff Arsenal should check in with their unit on arrival. Once on the installation, you should visit Army Community Service for in-briefing and settling in services. Army Community Service can supply you with all you need to get settled in.

Base Population

The Pine Bluff Arsenal is a very small installation. The population is primarily DoD civilians.