REDSTONE ARSENAL
Huntsville, AL 35808, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Our Military

  Location Situated in northwest Alabama’s Tennessee River Valley, Madison County is the state’s third most-populated county and enjoys its second-highest per capita income. Huntsville, the county seat and fastest-growing city, borders Redstone Arsenal on the north and east, with the Tennessee River forming Redstone’s southern boundary. Huntsville is 110

Welcome

Welcome to Madison and Morgan counties Situated in the heart of the Tennessee River Valley, Madison and Morgan counties lie amid the rolling hills and scenic vales of northern Alabama. Nashville, Tennessee, is just 100 miles to the north, with Mississippi to the west, and to the east, Georgia. Madison

Getting To & Around

  Madison and Morgan counties link easily to other parts of Alabama and to neighboring Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia via major highways. Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee, is only 100 miles to the north, on Interstate 65, and Atlanta is 185 miles to the southeast, on U.S. Highway 72 and

Housing & Real Estate

  A low cost of living, affordable housing, abundant recreational opportunities and high-quality jobs in Madison and Morgan counties contribute to an exceptional quality of life there. Madison County, which includes Huntsville, is the center of population and economic growth in the metropolitan area. In 2015, an estimated 353,089 people

Employment & Economy

  The greater Tennessee Valley regional economy — which includes Madison and Morgan counties — depends heavily on Redstone Arsenal, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and high-tech companies that support defense, aerospace and scientific research. Redstone Arsenal, which celebrates its 75 anniversary this year, provides the economic engine for the

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Madison and Morgan counties for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Alabama has two providers

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Madison and Morgan counties because

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools systems in Madison and Morgan counties, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children

Living

  You’ll find plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — in Madison and Morgan counties. Take a cool dip at Southern Adventures, or tee off at one of several 18-hole golf courses in northern Alabama. And be sure to check out the U.S. Space

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MWR Family Programs

Army Community Service (ACS) Programs, Services and Facilities   Army Community Service is a community oriented social service program designed to provide free services and educational programs to active-duty military, activated National Guard and Reserve Component Soldiers, retired military and Department of Defense civilian employees and their family members. ACS

New boss charts path for leaders, organization

Story by Lisa Simunaci on 02/10/2017 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Since taking charge of the U.S. Army Materiel Command late last year, Gen. Gus Perna has assessed the organization and charted its path forward. He shared that vision in a leadership forum here Feb. 7-8, with nine commanding generals, their
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