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Department of the Air Force
Visitors Control Center, Front Gate
1518 East Arnold Boulevard
Dyess AFB, TX 79607
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.
The security guard at the front gate can direct you to the Inns of Dyess, the 24-hour arrival point for the base. The Inns of Dyess is located at 441 Fifth St., 325-696-2681 or DSN 312-461-2681. Web site: https://af.dodlodging.net/propertys/Dyess-AFB
If you arrive during duty hours, report directly to your duty section, then to your respective Commander's Support Staff or Group Orderly Room. If you arrive after duty hours, you should report to your duty section on the first duty day, then to your CSS/Group Orderly Room to in-process and to schedule appointments for the Newcomer Orientation-Wing Right Start briefing.
You will need to turn in your records when you in-process, so please have them with you. Assistance with in-processing is yet another area where your sponsor can provide invaluable assistance.
Temporary Lodging Reservations
Please make reservations for your trip well in advance by calling Lodging at 325-696-2681 or DSN 312-461-2681. Lodging is located at 441 Fifth Street, and you may also visit https://af.dodlodging.net/propertys/Dyess-AFB to make your reservations online.
Concurrent Travel is defined as an authorized move at government expense to an overseas location (family must complete the move jointly with the member or within 20 weeks of member's move). A Command Sponsored Tour refers to members who are returning to the United States (or going to another overseas base) from an Overseas Tour with newly acquired dependents (i.e. single member got married while overseas). Command Sponsorship requires Major Command (MAJCOM) and Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) approval prior to making the move. Taking family member(s) on a Non-Command Sponsored Tour could result in all moving expenses being out-of-pocket for the member. Contact your squadron CSS to have a sponsor identified.
If you get married before you PCS, you must inform your 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 proper procedures.
All newcomers report to their respective commander's support staff or group orderly room for in-processing and afterward your supervisor must escort you to the Force Development Center to in-process for your First Term Airmen Course. The primary goal of FTAC is to provide a structured first duty station professional development program, designed to transition airmen from a training mindset to the mission-oriented environment. Upon arrival at the Force Development Center, you will be greeted by one of the FTAC team leads who will in-process you. You will then be released back to your squadron to take care of additional squadron in-processing and unresolved quality of life issues before reporting for FTAC which will begin on the next available course start date provided to you by one of the FTAC team leads.
FTAC reinforces lessons learned in basic military training and technical training to prepare airmen for their role in supporting the mission. The course also provides airmen a unique opportunity to further develop their warrior ethos and continued expeditionary mindset. FTAC includes mandatory focus areas that will include deliberate development curriculum and emerging topics developed by Headquarters Air Force.
Airmen must attend and graduate from FTAC within 45 days of date arrived on station in accordance with AFI 36-2624, Total Force Career Assistance Advisor and Enlisted Professional Enhancement Programs. The course is five duty days long, and is scheduled around weekends, holidays, wing down days, etc. Normal duty hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Physical training is part of the FTAC curriculum and is in compliance with AFI 36-2905, Fitness Program.