Redstone Arsenal

Redstone Arsenal is a relatively compact US Army military installation outside of Huntsville, Alabama. The arsenal was established in 1941, just prior to US-involvement in World War II.  The Army Materiel Command headquarters is on track to complete its move from Virginia to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., by July 2011. Army Contracting Command will also move with AMC to the arsenal where the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command is located. The Security Assistance Command has finished its move to Redstone. As AMC and other commands relocate, simultaneously supporting Army logistics in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as humanitarian assistance efforts in Haiti and Chile, challenges grow.


The Arsenal will be gaining over 4,600 military and government civilian personnel with an average annual income of $80,000. That income level is more than double the $38,055 average earnings of an Alabama worker in 2008. The move also includes military construction of 1.9 million square feet at a cost approximately $360 million and residential construction of 3,610 units, costing about $620 million.

Resources & Relocation  Update

BRAC 134

2005 BRAC Action number

4,600

jobs relocating to this base

Relocation in Progress

(partially completed)

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