About Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal is a U.S. Army installation located close to Huntsville, Alabama in a wetland area serviced by the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Redstone is listed as a census-designated place in Madison County, Alabama and is also named as a part of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. Redstone Arsenal serves as the host for a variety of tenant commands, the FBI and the Marshall Space Flight Center operated by NASA. Originally, Redstone Arsenal was created to build chemical weapons; since those days the installation is known for rocket and space projects.
The original arsenal combined two adjoining arsenals into one post in 1941 to make conventional ammunition and toxic chemicals during World War II. Redstone was first designated the home of Army missiles in 1948. It dropped from a peak WW II employment of more than 19,000 to a little-used post of a few hundred workers. Because of the large available space, empty buildings, and ease of access to rail, highway, and water traffic, the Army chose Redstone as the place to consolidate its newly formed rocket program. Redstone Arsenal has served for 50 + years as the Army's center for missile and rocket programs. Numerous federal organizations have named Redstone Arsenal as "home".
Source: Military One Source Base Overview
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