Carlisle Barracks

Updated: September 22, 2023
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    In Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Carlisle Barracks hosts the U.S. Army War College, renowned for molding military officers for superior leadership roles. Carlisle Barracks is the second-oldest active military base in the U.S.

    Base Operator:

    22 Ashburn Drive
    Carlisle, PA 17013

    Carlisle Barracks Housing

    There is a residential community on the installation. Balfour Beatty Communities manages the housing options on the grounds. They primarily are rental homes. There are also barracks for some army service members.

    For those unable to be housed on the installation, off-post housing is also an option. Local real estate agencies can help military personnel find suitable housing in the surrounding areas of Carlisle, PA.

    How to Apply For Housing

    To apply for housing on base contact (717) 243-7177 to speak with a leasing specialist. You can also apply for housing through the online portal.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    The IHG Army Hotel that offers Temporary Lodging for Carlisle Barracks is recognized as a member of the “Historia Collection Hotel,” a group of hotels of historical importance to the US Army. To confirm lodging, contact your gaining unit. Reservations for on-post temporary lodging can be made up to 50 days in advance and should be arranged at least 15 days before the intended occupancy date.

    What is the BAH for Carlisle Barracks?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Carlisle Barracks varies depending on rank, years of service, and dependency status. Visit the Pennsylvania state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.


    Military Housing Area: PA247

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,743 $1,308
    E02 $1,743 $1,308
    E03 $1,743 $1,308
    E04 $1,743 $1,308
    E05 $1,938 $1,455
    E06 $2,229 $1,671
    E07 $2,250 $1,746
    E08 $2,259 $2,001
    E09 $2,346 $2,079
    W01 $2,247 $1,686
    W02 $2,256 $1,998
    W03 $2,268 $2,088
    W04 $2,394 $2,226
    W05 $2,577 $2,232
    O01E $2,253 $1,932
    O02E $2,262 $2,064
    O03E $2,415 $2,220
    O01 $1,980 $1,539
    O02 $2,226 $1,872
    O03 $2,265 $2,121
    O04 $2,640 $2,229
    O05 $2,928 $2,235
    O06 $2,952 $2,238
    O07 $2,976 $2,253

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    Carlisle Barracks Surrounding Area

    Carlisle Barracks are near the state capital, Harrisburg. The base is surrounded by a rich blend of agriculture, tourism, industry, and services that play vital roles in the local economies. The nearby towns of Harrisburg and Hershey form a nucleus of culture, education, healthcare, and government. The area also boasts outdoor and recreational attractions, with the Alleghenies offering opportunities for hiking and exploration.


    Dunham U.S. Army Health Clinic is a care center offering outpatient treatment and primary medical services to eligible beneficiaries. The clinic provides a range of services including family medicine, pediatrics, and optometry, along with support in behavioral health, occupational health, and industrial hygiene. Additionally, Dunham facilitates immunizations, laboratory tests, radiology, and pharmacy support.

    Note: In case of emergencies outside operating hours, off-post emergency care is recommended.


    The installation offers one Child Development Center for childcare services. It offers full day care for kids ranging from infant to preschool aged. There is also a program for students that operates during the school year.


    The local Carlisle Area School District caters to both on-post residents of Barracks and the wider Carlisle area; no schools are located on the installation.  Parents or guardians have the option to enroll their children online or by calling the Carlisle District Registrar at 717- 240-6800.

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