Pine Bluff Arsenal

PBA is a US Army installation located in Jefferson County, Arkansas. It is one of nine Army installations in the United States that stored chemical weapons.


The Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) is located in the Pine Bluff/White Hall area in southeast Arkansas, 35 miles southeast of Little Rock. They are a small installation, but this community truly supports our military. You will find the cost of living moderate compared to living in the northern part of the United States.

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PBA was established in November 1941. PBA’s initial mission in World War II was the manufacture of incendiary grenades and bombs, however, the mission quickly expanded to manufacturing, loading, and storage of war gases, and the production and storage of pyrotechnic, riot control and white phosphorus munitions. PBA entered the waste management and demilitarization arena upon completion of a unique multi-furnace incinerator complex in 1978, and completion of the first permitted hazardous waste landfill in the U.S. in 1983. Selected as the sole site for the Binary Chemical Munitions disposal of obsolete chemical agent BZ, disposal was initiated 1980, and continued for a decade.


Today, PBA satisfies the Department of Defense’s peacetime and replenishment requirements by providing the U.S. and Allied Forces with critical products and services that are primarily unavailable from other sources. PBA also provides specialized training and logistical support for the Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross. PBA’s core primary missions include: conventional ammunition, chemical biological defense, engineering and technical support, mobile and powered system support, and base operations support to numerous tenant activities.

Population Served

The Pine Bluff Arsenal is a small installation. Our population is primarily DOD civilians.

Base Transportation

Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.


If interested in sponsorship, contact your departing installation ACS office and request a sponsor. After arriving on the installation you should contact Military Personnel at 870-540-3030. If you have requested a sponsor your sponsor will meet you at the airport or gate.

Your mail can be mailed to your unit here if need be, or you can request a mail box number.

Temporary Quarters

If you need temporary housing on arrival, call the Lodging Office at 870-540-3008. We suggest you call in advance as rooms are limited. Lodging on post does not allow pets however there are several animal clinic located just off post that will house your pets. You may call ACS for a list of these Animal Clinics. We can also provide you with a list of additional hotels located within just a few miles of the installation and some of these also will allow pets.

Relocation Assistance

Let Army Community Service (ACS) be one of your first stops! We offer Newcomer’s Briefings, and Newcomer’s Tours. Our Lending Closet is well stocked with many useful items that you might need, such as irons, ironing boards, VCRs, and much more! If you would like a Welcome Packet or to obtain a sponsor, just give us a call, 870-540-3217, DSN 312-966-3217.

Critical Installation Information

This is a closed post. To enter this installation you must be cleared by security. They will require your drivers license, proof of insurance, Military ID, and may ask for a copy of orders.

Contact Information

The base operator’s phone number is 870-540-3000.