USAG Detroit Arsenal

Updated: September 27, 2023
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    The U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal is the only active-duty U.S. military installation in the state of Michigan.  Detroit Arsenal houses the United States Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) and the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. These units develop and maintain the Army’s ground vehicle systems.

    Base Operator:

    6501 E. 11 Mile Road
    Warren, MI 48397-5000

    USAG Detroit Arsenal History

    Originally the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant (DATP), it paved the way for tank mass production in the U.S. during World War II. Producing M3 Lee and M4 Sherman tanks, it accounted for a quarter of all U.S. tanks during the war. While Chrysler initiated operations, General Dynamics Land Systems later took over, producing the M1 Abrams tank until 1996. Now, it remains operational, focusing on ground vehicle systems management.


    USAG Detroit Arsenal Housing

    All housing requests are handled by the Detroit Arsenal Housing Services Office (HSO) located in the visitor control center building 232, room 1A068-0. They can be reached by calling 586-282-9627.

    How to Apply For Housing

    There is no on-post housing available for families or unaccompanied service members.

    All inbound personnel are directed to call the Housing Services Office (HSO) for housing assistance and arrangements. You are required to contact HSO before entering into any legally binding agreement for housing off-post.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    There are no temporary lodging facilities available at Detroit Arsenal OR at the nearby Selfridge Air National Guard. Call the Housing Services Office for help with referrals for lodging off base.


    What is the BAH for USAG Detroit Arsenal?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal varies depending on rank, years of service, and dependency status. Visit the Michigan state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.



    Military Housing Area: MI142

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,884 $1,413
    E02 $1,884 $1,413
    E03 $1,884 $1,413
    E04 $1,884 $1,413
    E05 $2,196 $1,647
    E06 $2,310 $1,728
    E07 $2,382 $1,899
    E08 $2,463 $2,223
    E09 $2,649 $2,244
    W01 $2,325 $1,782
    W02 $2,418 $2,220
    W03 $2,517 $2,253
    W04 $2,700 $2,319
    W05 $2,922 $2,397
    O01E $2,394 $2,193
    O02E $2,502 $2,241
    O03E $2,733 $2,295
    O01 $2,217 $1,662
    O02 $2,307 $2,091
    O03 $2,514 $2,262
    O04 $3,000 $2,379
    O05 $3,348 $2,511
    O06 $3,375 $2,532
    O07 $3,402 $2,553

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

    USAG Detroit Arsenal Surrounding Area

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal is located in Warren, Michigan, a manufacturing and residential community just north of Detroit. The military base is surrounded by a rich tapestry of cultural and historical sites, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Automotive Hall of Fame, Motown and Henry Ford Museums, and the Henry Ford Estates. Outdoor and recreational attractions are also abundant, with the Great Lakes offering a host of summer and winter adventures.


    Due to the size and nature of this military base, USAG Detroit Arsenal does not have any on-post healthcare facilities. You will need to contact your TRICARE rep to determine which local in-network providers may be the best fit for you.


    There are two Child Development Centers (CDCs) that provide childcare for USAG Detroit Arsenal troops. The USAG Detroit Arsenal CDCs offer full-day care, limited hourly care, and respite care services available by reservation and limited space-available services. The centers are open Monday through Friday during normal duty hours and closed on weekends and holidays.


    There are no schools on post. The closest district to the USAG Detroit Arsenal area is the Warren Consolidated School District. Attending school in Michigan involves additional options thanks to a school choice program that allows students to cross school district boundaries “without having to get a release from their home district”.

    The USAG Detroit Arsenal School Liaison Officer at 586-282-9761 will assist with all transfer requirements and other registration information.

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