Pueblo Chemical Depot Army Base
United States Army Chemical Materials Activity
45825 CO-96, Pueblo, CO 81006
Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, and spans across 23,000 acres. The installation reports to the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity and is responsible for the safe and secure storage of the chemical weapons stockpile in Colorado. The Depot is one of two remaining Army installations in the United States that stores chemical weapons. Today, the Depot ensures the safe, secure storage of the chemical weapons stockpile until it is destroyed and is preparing for depot closure. The chemical stockpile is comprised of 2,600 tons of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions. The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, (PEO-ACWA), is the Department of Defense program responsible for the destruction of chemical weapons in Colorado. Working in partnership with the community, the Army selected neutralization followed by biotreatment to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at PCD.
Approximately 112 people account for the military population at Pueblo Chemical Depot.
Pueblo Chemical Depot is 11 miles away from Pueblo Memorial Airport.
Directions from Pueblo Memorial Airport:
- Get on US-50 E from Keeler Parkway
- Take exit towards Pueblo/Chemical Depot
- Continue on 3rd street until it becomes Arterial road W
TRICARE Information and News
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FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Colorado school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members 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.
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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.
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.
In Pueblo, the summers are hot and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 92°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 100°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 9, with an average high of 92°F and low of 61°F. The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 21 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 19°F and high of 46°F.
Pueblo gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 33 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground.
The overall cost of living in Pueblo, CO is 20% lower than the Colorado average and 14% lower than the national average. In addition, The goods and services in Pueblo, CO are 2% lower than the Colorado average and 3% lower than the national average.
Pueblo is situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, 112 miles south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk is an urban development with boat rides, public art, and events. The project commemorates the river’s original location before it was diverted in the wake of a 1921 flood. El Pueblo History Museum has a recreated 1840s trading post and artifacts from the city’s past. To the west, Lake Pueblo State Park is a popular fishing, boating, and camping spot. Pueblo is the home to Colorado’s largest single event, the Colorado State Fair, held annually in the late summer, and the largest parade, the state fair parade, as well as an annual Chile & Frijoles Festival.