Pine Bluff Arsenal Army Base in Jefferson County, AR

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2018

Pine Bluff Arsenal is a division of the United States Army and is located just outside of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The Arsenal specializes in riot control products for the Armed Forces and Homeland Security. They also specialize in incendiary munitions, as well as chemical/biological defense operations items. It also has the distinction of being the only place in the Northern Hemisphere where white phosphorus munitions are filled.

Their mission is to provide America's Joint Warfighter with specialized Ammunition, Smoke, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense capabilities through expert manufacturing, storage and logistics.​
Pine Bluff is a 50 minute drive from Little Rock Air Force Base and 40 minutes from Camp Joseph T. Robinson Army Base.
The closest National Airport to the Arsenal is the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport; a mere 35 minute trip.
Quick Facts
Coordinates34° 17' 42.84" N 92° 04' 06.67" W
CityJefferson County, AR 71602
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Pine Bluff was initially created in 1941 for the creation of incendiary grenades and other bombs. During World War II, the Arsenal changed directions and switched from grenades to produce mostly chemical warfare devices.

From the 1953 until 1969 the Arsenal produced biological weapons, which ceased under the Nixon Administration and a growing disapproval of Agent Orange.

As much as 12.3% of World War II's chemical weapons and aging projectiles were stored at the Arsenal until 2010 when the stockpile of weapons were totally destroyed. Since this time, the Arsenal has switched focus to developing, among other things, chemical proof clothing.


Pine Bluff Lodging will serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of each Soldier, Civilian and Family member.

Each of the facilities features a bedroom, bathroom, sitting room with desk, cable television, internet, microwave oven, in room coffee and refrigerator, iron and ironing board as well as a free self service laundry facility. Each building also holds a full sized kitchen.
Suites are $45.00, VIP Suites are $50.00, Singles are $25.00 and Extended Stays are $29.00. Pine Bluff also features a rustic style "Cabin in the Pines" for $65.00 per night.


Pine Bluff Arsenal has Child Youth and School Services from ages 6 weeks through 18 years of age and can be reached at 1 -870-540-2972.
For more information on the local school district please go to or call 1-870-543-4200.

Things To Do

Railroad Enthusiasts can visit the Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff.
Also close by is ​The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center which allows for waterfowl hunting and many nature trails.
It takes 45 minutes to drive to the State's Capitol of Little Rock which features the Clinton Presidential Center, Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Amusement Park, and the beautiful Pinnacle Mountain State Park to name a few.


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