Defense Supply Center Columbus

Updated: August 31, 2023
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    The Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) is a primary Inventory Control Point for the Defense Logistics Agency and is situated in Whitehall, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

    Base Operator:

    3990 E Broad Street
    Whitehall, OH 43213

    What Kind of Base is Defense Supply Center Columbus?

    Established in 1918, DSCC has been pivotal in every significant military engagement since World War I. It became the world’s largest military supply installation during World War II. This facility manages over 2.1 million items today and supports over 145,000 customers from military services, civil agencies, and other Department of Defense organizations. The DSCC also serves as the hub for the DLA Land and Maritime and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).

    Defense Supply Center Columbus Housing

    There is no government housing available at this installation. Off-base options are available in the greater Columbus area. There is also no installation-based temporary lodging options.

    What is the BAH for Defense Supply Center Columbus?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Defense Supply Center Columbus varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Ohio state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.


    Military Housing Area: OH230

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,596 $1,281
    E02 $1,596 $1,281
    E03 $1,596 $1,281
    E04 $1,596 $1,281
    E05 $1,656 $1,440
    E06 $1,944 $1,536
    E07 $2,058 $1,593
    E08 $2,187 $1,716
    E09 $2,319 $1,794
    W01 $1,962 $1,590
    W02 $2,115 $1,713
    W03 $2,268 $1,803
    W04 $2,343 $1,968
    W05 $2,427 $2,088
    O01E $2,082 $1,650
    O02E $2,244 $1,779
    O03E $2,349 $1,935
    O01 $1,698 $1,533
    O02 $1,941 $1,638
    O03 $2,265 $1,836
    O04 $2,454 $2,061
    O05 $2,586 $2,136
    O06 $2,607 $2,253
    O07 $2,625 $2,286

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

    Defense Supply Center Columbus Surrounding Area

    Whitehall, home to the DSCC, boasts connections to three major railroad lines. It’s a gateway to many towns like Richmond, Philadelphia, and Mechanicsburg, offering outdoor activities, historical landmarks, and unique regional highlights.


    There are no healthcare or dental services available on the installation.


    There is one Child Development Center in the area. It provides full-day care for infant, toddler and a preschool aged children.


    There are no on-base schools at the DSCC. Off-post schools provide an opportunity for students to interact with a broader community. Registration procedures for off-post schools typically require proof of residency, immunization records, and previous school records. It’s advisable to contact the School Liaison Program for detailed information and assistance.

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