U.S. Army Aviation and Missile LCMC, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Missile Defense Agency
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center
Aerobee Road, Bldg 3443, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
Redstone Arsenal is a United States Army post adjacent to Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama and is part of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The Arsenal is a garrison for a number of tenants including the United States Army Materiel Command, Army’s Aviation and Missile Command, the Missile Defense Agency of the Department of Defense, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
Redstone Arsenal is the heart of the Army’s rocket and missile programs. It was at Redstone Arsenal that Dr. Wernher von Braun and other German rocket experts developed the first ballistic missile, leading to the establishment of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in 1960.
On July 17, 1997, the former Army Missile Command combined with the aviation portion of the U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command (ATCOM), creating a new organization at Redstone Arsenal, the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM).
Redstone Arsenal remains the center of testing, development and doctrine for the Army’s missile programs, as well as continuing to host the Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA’s field center for propulsion analysis and development, which developed the Saturn rocket family in the 1960s and propulsion systems for the Space Shuttle in the 1970s and 1980s.
Arriving at Redstone Arsenal
Huntsville International Airport is about 11 miles from Redstone Arsenal and is the largest commercial airport in northern Alabama.
With the potential for domestic and foreign terrorism, security is given high priority at Redstone Arsenal. Gate guards are posted around sections of the installation. Proper vehicle registration and individual identification are required.
Individuals should sign in at their assigned unit prior to reporting to in-processing. In-processing paperwork is available at HHC AMCOM, Bldg 3494, Honest John Road. Permanent duty soldiers assigned to Redstone report to HHC AMCOM, Garrison, Bldg 3494, Honest John Road.
There are no barracks on post to house soldiers. Arrangements for temporary housing may be made through IHG Hotel – Redstone by calling 256-924-7701/7707.
There are 157,223 active duty, retirees, and military families, as well as 27,620 civilian personnel assigned to Redstone Arsenal Army Base.