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 Sierra Army Depot

Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, the Soldier Biological Chemical Command, and the Operations Support Command
74 C Street, Herlong, CA 96113

Sierra Army Depot is a United States Army post and military equipment storage facility located in Herlong, California.  The depot sits at the highest elevation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at a height of over 4,000 feet.  Sierra Army Depot is primarily responsible for the storage, renovation, and re-militarization of the depleted uranium rounds and has the largest open burn detonation capacity in the United States.

The Sierra Army Depot is currently the largest Army facility tasked with equipment reutilization, retrograde and redistribution. The Depot is also designated by the Department Of The Army as the Center for Industrial Technical Excellence for all water and petroleum distribution centers.  Sierra Army Depot is the largest asset reutilization, retrograde and redistribution facility and boasts one of the largest maintenance capabilities in the Army.  The Sierra Army Depot has facilities and capabilities for Mig, Tig and Arc welding, painting, media blasting, care of supplies in storage (COSIS), rebuild and reset fabrication, corrosion control and machining.


Arriving at Sierra Army Depot

The major airport closest to Sierra Army Depot is the Reno-Taho International Airport located about 49 miles away. Taxi service is available at the airport.


Directions from Reno Taho:

Head north toward Pilot Way, then take slight left to merge onto US0-395 toward I-80 Reno/Sparks. Turn right onto Garnier Road. Turn right onto Herlong Access Road and continue onto Susanville, Road to Sierra Army Depot’s main gate. The main gate will be located on your right just a little further ahead. For temporary lodging, contact the Skedaddle Inn. 


Soldiers reporting for in-processing at Sierra Army Depot should check in with the Pass and ID office. If you arrive after hours, report to the Pass and ID office on the next duty day. In-processing generally will take several days to complete, and soldiers should bring their medical and dental records as well as a leave form and any financial paperwork. Military personnel must be in uniform to complete in-processing. For more information regarding specific procedures, call 530-827-4108.

Base Population
There are over 1,500 Active Duty Officers, Reserve, Guard, DoD personnel, civilians, and military families assigned to Sierra Army Depot.