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Schools in Alabama Near Redstone Arsenal

Redstone Arsenal is located in Tennessee Valley in northern Alabama. Built in 1941 to produce conventional chemical ammunition for use in World War II, Redstone has remained the center of the Army's rocket and missile programs.

Fast facts about Redstone Arsenal:

  • Size of base: 1,900 active duty with 2,600 family members, 60,000 retirees with 70,000 family members, and 24,000 civilian employees
  • Average temperature: 39-80 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Geography: Mesas, hills, and mountains

The area is a sportsman's paradise, perfect for fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, picnicking, hiking, biking, or just hanging out and enjoying the scenery. If cultural activities are appealing, you can find a number of festivals and museums. The Panoply Festival of the Arts, for example, was named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeastern Tourism Society.

Redstone Arsenal Education

Redstone Arsenal also offers educational programs and services to support the professional career and personal goals for servicemembers. On-post colleges include Athens State University, Columbia College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and the Florida Institute of Technology. Online college options also make degree programs and certificates available completely online.

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