USAG Detroit ArsenalUpdated: September 27, 2023
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.
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.
DETROIT, MI BAH Rates
Military Housing Area: MI142
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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.