Sierra Army Depot

Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, the Soldier Biological Chemical Command, and the Operations Support Command

74 C Street, Herlong, CA 96113

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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.


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


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Base Operator (530) 827-4255


Civilian Personnel Office (530) 827-4252


Housing Services Office (530) 827-5284


ID/CAC Card Processing (530) 827-4108


In-Processing (530)-827-4108


Temporary Lodging (530) 827-4662


On base housing at Sierra Army Depot is not available. Contact the housing office at (530) 827-5284 for assistance.

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Lassen County has an alpine climate with cold winters and very warm, dry summers. The winter temperatures average 30-35ºF and in the summer 75-80ºF. Average snowfall is about 33 inches per year and average rainfall is 18 inches per year. There are about 246 sunny days in Lassen County per year.

The overall cost of living near Sierra Army Depot is 27% lower than the California average and 1% higher than the national average. Categories calculated in the cost of living include goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services near Sierra Army Depot are 2% higher than the California average and 11% higher than the national average.

Sierra Army Depot is located in a remote region in California bordered by mountains and the Great Basin desert. Some points of interest include the Ash Creek Wildlife area, Bizz Johnson Trail, BLM Wild Horse Corrals, and Coppervale Ski Hill. There is also boating, fishing and swimming on Eagle Lake. Sierra Army Depot is near the Nevada state border and located 55 miles west of Reno, NV.

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