Picatinny Arsenal

Location
Picatinny Arsenal provides close to 90% of the lethal mechanisms used in Army weapon systems and other military services and is nestled  in the Northwest region of New Jersey, just 35 miles from New York City in Morris County.

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History

On September 6, 1880, the War Department issued Special Order No. 189 which established the Dover Powder Depot. Four days later, the post was renamed the Picatinny Powder Depot. The Army’s first powder factory was constructed here in 1907. Later that year, because of its expanding activities, the post became Picatinny Arsenal. When World War II started, Picatinny Arsenal was the only plant in the United States capable of making ammunition larger than that for small arms. Today, Picatinny Arsenal serves as the headquarters for the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and employs highly skilled technicians, scientists and engineers engaged in the full range of armament research and development.

Where did Picatinny get its name? Some of the earliest residents where the Lenni-Lenape Indians who named their hunting grounds “Picatinny”. Initially spelled “Piccatinny”, the word has been translated as the “peak with broken rocks and cliffs”, or “water by the hill”.

Mission

There is no other comprehensive armaments facility like it in the country. Picatinny Arsenal is a one-of-a-kind facility that provides virtually all of the lethal mechanisms used in Army weapon systems and other military services. The Arsenal’s mission is to support Army transformation goals. In an effort to streamline the acquisition process and deliver the armaments that soldiers need efficiently and economically, Picatinny Arsenal has established increasingly close partnerships with universities and industry partners, involving them in collaborative efforts early in the research and development process.

Population Served

The greater Picatinny Community includes current Picatinny employees, retired and former employees, active, reserve, retired military, and partnered communities in Morris County.

Base Transportation

On-Post transportation runs for official purposes only from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sponsorship

All newcomers should have a sponsor assigned at their gaining unit/department prior to arriving at Picatinny Arsenal. If a sponsor has not been assigned, one may be requested by filling out a DA Form 5434 at the current unit. A sponsor will be assigned within three days and the Soldier will receive a welcome packet with post information and instructions on in-processing to his/her new unit. . The office can be reached at 973-724-5829/5830. To obtain a sponsor, contact your new unit or call the Military Personnel Center at 973-724-5829.

There is no general delivery. Please call your forwarding unit admin to inquire if they will collect your mail.

Temporary Quarters

The Picatinny Guest House, Building 110, has 4 units. Reservations can be made by calling Community Recreation at 973-724-8855, DSN 312-880-8855, Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 3:30pm. Reservations open on the first business day of each month for all of the following month. Active Duty military have an exclusive reservation priority beginning on the 20th of each month for the 2nd month following. Reservations must be secured with a MasterCard or VISA Card. Unfortunately; pets are not allowed in the rooms or on the grounds at the Guest house but pets are allowed at the Trailers and Cabins. Numerous pet kennels are located near Picatinny Arsenal.

Relocation Assistance

The Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness program can assist with all your relocation needs. Contact ACS at 973-724-5219, DSN 312-880-5219, or visit us in Bldg. 34N. We provide one-on-one newcomer briefs, community information packets, loan closet, and anything with which you may need assistance.

Critical Installation Information

Picatinny Arsenal is located in a very high cost of living area. Housing off-base is very expensive.

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Armanent University
Building 3409
1117 Farley Avenue
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
Phone 973-724-5631
Phone (DSN) 312-880-7247
Fax 973-724-5631
Fax (DSN) 312-880-5631

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Patterson Army Health Clinic – BCAC
Stephenson Avenue
Building 1075
Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703
Phone 732-532-3203
Phone (DSN) 312-992-3203
Fax 732-532-2814
Fax (DSN) 312-992-2814

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Post Housing Office
Bldg 34N
117 A. Farley Avenue
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
Phone 973-724-3506
Phone (DSN) 312-880-3506
Fax 973-724-6801
Fax (DSN) 312-880-6801

Chapels
Chaplain Office
Picatinny Arsenal Community Readiness & Support Center
Building 119, 1st floor
Farley Avenue & Buffington Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
Phone 973-724-4139 / 973-724-3792
Phone (DSN) 312-880-4139
Fax 973-724-2929/2614
Fax (DSN) 312-880-2929

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Peter Rodino Federal Building
970 Broad Street, Room 115
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone 973-639-6899
Fax 973-297-4848

Civilian Personnel Office
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC)
Ramsey Avenue
Building 1
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
Phone 973-724-3109
Phone (DSN) 312-880-3109
Fax 973-724-3436
Fax (DSN) 312-880-2614

Commissary/Shoppette
Commissary
Bldg 3325
Main Road
1117 Farley Avenue
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Phone 973-724-2918
Phone (DSN) 312- 880-2918
Fax 973-724-2089
Fax (DSN) 312-880-2089

Deployment/Mobilization
Mobilization and Deployment Program – Picatinny Arsenal Community Readiness & Support Center
Building 119
Farley Avenue & Buffington Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Phone 973-724-5219
Phone (DSN) 312-880-5219
Fax 973-724-2614
Fax (DSN) 312-880-2614

EFMP – Enrollment
Enrollment/EFMP
Picatinny Arsenal Community Readiness & Support Center
Building 119
Farley Avenue & Buffington Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Phone 973-724-2145
Phone (DSN) 312-880-2145
Fax 973-724-2614
Fax (DSN) 312-880-2614

Exchange(s)
Post Exchange
Bldg 3324
Belt Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Phone 973-989-2411 / 973-724-2518
Fax 973-989-2410
Fax (DSN) 312-880-2410

Finance Office
Finance Office
Picatinny Arsenal Community Readiness & Support Center
Building 119
Farley Avenue & Buffington Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Phone 973-724-4180
Phone (DSN) 312-880-4180
Fax 973-724-2614
Fax (DSN) 312-880-2614

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH)
900 Washington Road
West Point, NY 10996-1197
Phone 845-938-5169
Phone (DSN) 312-688-5169
Fax 845-938-6773
Fax (DSN) 312-688-6773

ID/CAC Card Processing
ID Cards/DEERS
Building 34 North
Ramsey Ave
117 A. Farley Avenue
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Phone 973-724-3145
Phone (DSN) 312-880-3145
Fax 973-724-4928
Fax (DSN) 312-880-4928

Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Assistance Program
Picatinny Arsenal Community Readiness & Support Center
Building 119
Farley Avenue & Buffington Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
Phone 973-724-5219
Phone (DSN) 312-880-5219
Fax 973-724-2614
Fax (DSN) 312-880-2614

Transition Assistance Program
Transition Assistance Program
Picatinny Arsenal Community Readiness & Support Center
Building 119
Farley Avenue & Buffington Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Phone 973-724-2145
Phone (DSN) 312-880-2145
Fax 973-724-2614
Fax (DSN) 312-880-2614

Victim Advocate Services
Picatinny Arsenal Police Department
Building 173
Buffington Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
Phone 973-724-6666 / 973-724-5887
Phone (DSN) 312-880-6666
Fax 973-724-8557
Fax (DSN) 312-880-8557