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Department of the Air Force
Visitor & Welcome Center (Pass and Registration)
Building 99, Hwy 786
Columbus AFB, MS 39710
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
During Duty Hours
Report to your unit or squadron for the arrangement of in-processing with Military Personnel Flight. Let your sponsor know when you have arrived. If you have an emergency and may be arriving late, contact your sponsor or the base command post at 800-982-4257 or 662-434-7020.
After Duty Hours
Report to the temporary lodging facility, Magnolia Inn, located at 179 Webb St., building 956, the 24-hour arrival point. Contact your sponsor to let them know you have arrived. Permanent party personnel report the next working day to your unit or squadron. They will arrange for your in-processing with Military Personnel Flight.
Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training students: After checking in at the Magnolia Inn, in-processing begins at the 14th Student Squadron Transition Manager's Office, located in building 268, room 102. Your report no-later-than date should be no less than ten days prior to your class start date. On your first duty date of arrival, report to the TM Office in uniform. At this time you will be given an in-processing checklist, base map and other pertinent information. If you arrive after duty hours, check in at billeting and report to the TM Office by 10 a.m. the next duty day. Please direct your questions or concerns to the TM Office at DSN 312-742-7618 or 662-434-7618.
Due to an influx of students at Columbus Air Force Base, housing priorities are constantly changing. It is recommended that you call ahead and reserve up to 30 days of lodging at the Magnolia Inn DSN 312-742-2548 or 662-434-2548. This will help ensure that you have a place to stay on base while awaiting your unaccompanied officers' quarters or base housing unit. It is possible without a reservation that you may end up in a hotel for an extended period of time while awaiting permanent housing or a UOQ. You should call the housing office at DSN 314-742-3474 or 662-434- 3474 before your arrival to get an update on the current situation. Unaccompanied or single officers should contact the UOQ manager at 314-742-7278 or 662-434-7278. All incoming Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training students should review the " Welcome SUPT Students" packet information.
Department of Defense civilians: Contact your selecting official or personnel office for a sponsor and in-processing procedure prior to arrival.
You can make PCS and temporary duty reservations for lodging at the Magnolia Inn at any time. The member or sponsor can make a reservation by phone. Computer equipment with internet access is provided for guest use in the main building. Important documents to hand carry for in processing include:
If you get married before you PCS, you must inform your losing unit commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow the proper procedures.
Mail may be sent in care of General Delivery. Questions can be answered at (662) 434-2959.
The address is:
General DeliveryAttn: (Your Name)14 FSS/FSVP179 F Street, Bldg 956Columbus AFB, MS 39710