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Picatinny Arsenal is located in northern New Jersey surrounded by the cities of Wharton and Dover, NJ. This area is considered a high cost living area with limited military resources.

All active duty military assigned to or requesting residence on Picatinny Arsenal, must contact the Military Personnel Directorate (MPD) earlier to their arrival date. All Soldiers and Families members assigned or liaison with Mission Partner Organizations to Picatinny Arsenal will conduct in-processing and out-processing procedures IAW AR 600-8-101 requirements.

By contacting MPD early, your unit can project your arrival and appropriately sponsor and assist you and your family with your relocation needs. Contact information: Telephone: 973-724-8053 DSN: 880-8053 Fax: 973-724-6663. Be sure to include your name, phone number and e-mail address on any messages.

Picatinny Arsenal does not have Single Soldier Housing or Barracks and lodging rates and availability details is obtained at 973-724-4014.

Day of Arrival:

If your arrival is at the Newark Airport, it is your responsibility to coordinate your travel arrangements to Picatinny Arsenal. Ensure that you save all your receipts so that you can make an appropriate travel claim when you in-process the installation.

Upon arrival to Picatinny Arsenal, all military personnel will report to the Military Personnel Directorate is located in Building 34 North. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 0800-1530.

In-processing procedures take approximately half a work day. Arrive no later than 1000 hours in order to complete the process the same day.

Soldiers must have a copy of DA Form 31 (Leave), assignment orders, and/or amendments. Information pertaining to DD Form 93 and SGLI is updated at this time. Soldiers must be in Duty uniform.

All incoming military personnel, after signing in for duty and in-processing with the Military Personnel Directorate, will report to the Housing Services Office (HSO). Personnel will then be referred to the appropriate office for the desired Housing.

Acquisition of housing is not complete until all in-processing station requirements have been met.