Opened in 1918, the Defense Supply Center, Columbus Ohio (DSCC) is described as an “Inventory Control Point” under the jurisdiction of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). It celebrated its 100th birthday in 2018 and serves the U.S. military as a logistics center that provides weapons support and plays host to important DoD agencies such as the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.
Find information about Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PSCing personnel, and
Mission & Units
The Mission of the Defense Supply Center Columbus includes supplying weapons system parts, as well as managing supply and demand for “Land and Maritime weapon systems” according to the DoD. DSCC is responsible for more than two million repair parts for support equipment and land vehicles, plus “maritime vessels and military electronic items”.
DSCC hosts the Navy Recruiting District of Ohio, Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS), and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
The Defense Supply Center Columbus had humble beginnings in 1918; the Army purchased land in the area to provide access to the railroad and support the military’s efforts during World War One. Columbus was known at the time for being one of the major hubs of railroads and highway traffic in the U.S.; the original purchase and construction project resulted in nearly 300 acres being dedicated to the Army, with six warehouses used for initial
After the end of The Great War, the site was used for maintaining defense stockpiles, and World War Two saw operations here shifting to become what has been described as one of the largest military supply operations in the world.
In 1942, the site expanded by nearly 300 more acres, growing into an operation that employed ten thousand civilians, housed prisoners of
A year later, it was redesignated again as Columbus Army Service Forces Depot. Over the years, war, humanitarian relief operations, and other missions have served to make the center a crucial part of the Defense Department. Fast forward to the 1960s when the Army Supply and Maintenance Command at the center would be redesignated as the Defense Construction Supply Center.
That agency fell under the auspices of what would eventually become known as the Defense Logistics Agency. In the 1990s, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission closed certain operations in Ohio resulting in a merger between the Defense Electronics Supply Center in Dayton, Ohio and the Defense Construction Supply Center. This was the start of the agency we know today as the Defense Supply Center Columbus.
In modern times, DSCC functions as a logistics center, “providing weapons system and platform support to U.S. forces and other federal agencies across the globe” according to the Defense Logistics Agency official site. The center has some 8,000 military and civilian employees working on the DSCC mission to support the warfighter at home or overseas.
Main Address And Phone Numbers
Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio
3990 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43218
- DSN 312-850-7217
Important Contact numbers
- Child Development Center (614) 692-2852
- Family Services Program (614) 692-7217
- Fitness Center (614) 692-3084
- ITR (Tickets & Travel) (614) 692-1111
- Outdoor Recreation (614) 692-3349
- AAFES Exchange Express (614) 231-0976
- Food Truck & Vendor Program Cafe 20 (614) 692-9544
- MicroMarket (740) 841-6142
- Sundry Store (614) 692-1181
- DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs/Media Inquiries (614) 692-2328
- DSCC Information (614) 692-3131
- DSCC Pass & ID (614) 692-3141
- Installation Shuttle & Taxi (614) 915-1182
Columbus, Ohio is the state capitol, is the 14th most populous city in the U.S., and has two major airports; John Glenn Columbus International and Rickenbacker International. A 2016 Money Magazine report named Columbus one of the six “best big cities”, and the area features a number of historic sites including The Thurber House, home of acclaimed
Columbus is also where you can find the Kelton House Museum, Franklin Park Conservatory, and Shrum Mound. Columbus features a German Village, a selection of microbreweries and craft brew houses including the top-rated Seventh Son Brewing Company.
DSCC is a closed facility and requires a DoD ID to enter. Civilians who need to in-process with the Defense Logistics Agency / Maritime Civilian Personnel are directed to report to the Customer Support Office-Columbus (CSO-C), building 11, section 3 during normal business hours.
Military personnel must check-in at the Military Personnel Office at 8 A.M. on regular duty days. Call 614-692-8770 or DSN 312-850-8770. Those arriving in the local area after duty hours should check in with their sponsor and report at 8 A.M. the following duty day.
Due to the nature of this military installation, there is no military healthcare or on-base treatment facility available. All military and civilian personnel assigned to the Defense Supply Center Columbus will utilize off-post options. Military members and their families will have their healthcare managed by TRICARE Remote network providers located in central Ohio.
Child care is provided at Defense Supply Center Columbus by the Child Development Center. This facility is open to the children of active duty military personnel, DoD civilian employees, Reserve members on active duty or inactive duty training status, and others with children between the ages of six weeks and five years old.
Part-time care is not offered and hourly child care is only available by reservation on a limited basis. Call 614-692-2852 or DSN 312-850-2852 for more information or reservations. Waiting lists may apply depending on demand, PCS season, and duty requirements.
All PCSing military members should track and manage their household goods shipments via the Defense Personal Property System at Move.mil.
Dependent And Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, New Issue
All appointments for ID card services at DSCC should be made via the Defense Supply Center Columbus RAPIDS site or by calling (614) 692-3141. Walk-in services are available but appointments take priority.
All those requiring ID card services must bring two forms of acceptable unexpired ID such as a birth certificate, state or federally-issued photo ID, etc. Due to the small size of the installation, peak demand times, and other variables you may wish to schedule ID card services long before expiration dates make such services critical.
There are no Department of Defense schools at DSCC and no School Liaison Office. Children attend schools in the local area based on zip code or other location-based factors. The Columbus area features four public school systems for children in grades K through 12.
Transfer requirements may vary depending on the school district, individual schools and other factors. Find out more about Columbus area schools at http://education.ohio.gov/.
Due to the nature of the Defense Supply Center Columbus, there is no government housing available, and no housing office services. There are no barracks or on-base options for single or unaccompanied service members.
PCS and TDY Lodging
DSCC has limited temporary lodging options available through the Buckeye Lodge, which is operated by MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation). At the time of this writing, the lodge offers only three suites. Reservations should be made at 614-692-4758 or (DSN) 312-850-4758.
You will be required to obtain a certificate of non-availability from the lodge in order to be reimbursed for off-base temporary lodging unless your orders specifically state othe
A base shuttle operates out of parking lots in Building 20 and Building 21. These shuttles run Monday through Friday during peak travel hours from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A different shuttle is available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. between the installation gym, Building 20, and the other office buildings on the installation. A base taxi service is also offered, arrange a pickup by calling 614-915-1182.
Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
There are no special requirements to operate a privately owned vehicle at DSCC other than meeting the Ohio mandatory requirements for insurance, seat bets, cell phone use, etc. You may be required to register your vehicle in the State of Ohio within 30 days of relocating to the state, and proof of insurance is required for all vehicles. When operating your privately owned vehicle on the installation, you are subject to random search or other security procedures.