Location: Picatinny Arsenal is located in Morris County in Northwest New Jersey. It is approximately 35 miles west of New York City. Morris County is ranked among the top 5 highest cost of living counties in the country. Picatinny Arsenal is a one-of-a-kind facility that provides virtually all of the lethal mechanisms used in Army weapon systems and other military services. Picatinny Arsenal homepage.
Cost of Living: Morris County's cost of living is 117.7% higher than the U.S. average.
Base Operator: 973-724-4021
- 100 military
- 254 family members
- 6,000 civilian employees
Area Population: Morris County: 499,397
Child Development Centers: Picatinny Child Development Center provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Program include full day, hourly care and part day pre-school. Phone: 973-724-4337. Family Child Care provides care for children from infants to school age in on-post homes.
Schools: None on post. All residents of Picatinny Arsenal will attend the Rockaway Township Public School District for grades K-8 and Morris Hills Regional School District for 9-12. Busing is provided to each school.
Youth Services: Picatinny Teen Center on post. Youth have access to the Computer Lab for homework, internet research and games. The program includes center based activities as well as fieldtrips. Phone: 973-724-7183/ 973-724-5555.
Army Community Service: The Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness program can assist with all your relocation needs. Contact ACS at 973-724-5219, DSN 312-880-5219, or visit us in Bldg. 119.
Housing: Privatized housing includes 71, 3-8 bedroom, homes in five neighborhoods. Call the Housing Office at 973-724-3506 or visit Balfour Beatty Communities website.
Employment: Employment on Picatinny Arsenal is limited to NAF jobs. Off post, there are many job opportunities in various fields. Unemployment rate for Morris County is 4.2%. Median household income $102,332.
- MWR Facilities: Recreation at Picatinny Arsenal includes aquatic park, RV park, golf, fitness center, Lake Denmark Recreation Area, Outdoor Recreation.
- Commissaries - 1 commissary on post, 973-724-2918
- Exchange System - 1 exchange on post, 973-724-2518
- Picatinny Federal Credit Union on post, 973-989-2612
Medical Services: No Clinic or any medical services provided on the base. Picatinny is designated as Prime Remote. TRICARE Information office is located at Army Community Service. Picatinny Arsenal is in TRICARE Region North. The managed care contractor for the North Region is Health Net. Please call 917-675-0021.
Special Installation Messages:
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by worldwide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long-distance charges may be incurred.