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Welcome/Visitor Control Center
Security Forces Control Center
Bldg. 1004/West Gate Rosamond Blvd
Edwards AFB, CA 93523
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Your first stop is your unit Commander Support Staff. Your CSS will process all gain actions. Please bring your PCS package from your last base. If you arrive after duty hours, your 24-hour arrival point for area information and welcome is the Base Lodging Office, building 5602, High Desert Inn, 661-275-7666, DSN 312-575-7666.
Note: If your unit does not have a CSS you may contact the Military Personnel Flight at 661-277-4611 or DSN 312-527-4611 for additional information on in-processing.
Newcomers Orientation and Informational Briefs for Active-Duty, DOD Civilian, and Family Members
The Newcomers Orientation and Informational Brief welcomes all military, DOD Civilian, invited contractor newcomers and their spouses to Edwards Air Force Base. It is conducted every first Thursday of each month at Club Muroc, Building 5600. This half-day session includes orientation style briefings from senior leadership and community agencies along with a bus tour (voluntary for military members, DOD Civilians, contractors and spouses). Please call the Military and Family Readiness Center at 661-277-0723, DSN 312-527-0723 to register.
Childcare for PCS Program
Active-duty newcomers with children between the ages of six months and 12 years needing childcare should stop by the Military and Family Readiness Center to obtain a Childcare for PCS voucher. Childcare for PCS is a community program under the Air Force Aid Society that pays for 20 hours of childcare per child for active-duty AF families within 60 days of PCSing in and out. This voucher can be used with the installations family child care providers. The Military and Family Readiness Center, or M&FRC, is located at 90 Farrell Drive, building 5620, Edwards AFB. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., telephone 661 277-0723 or DSN 312 527-0723.
Upon notification of your PCS, you should be assigned a sponsor from your gaining unit to assist you with your relocation. The sponsor’s role is to provide you the necessary resources pertaining to your relocation and minimize stress level that comes along with the move. An effective sponsor is the key to a successful relocation. To request a sponsor, call your gaining orderly room or the Military Personnel Services at 661-277-4611 or DSN 312-527-4611.
Please bring copies of your PCS orders, current banking statements, life insurance information, medical and dental records, shot records, passport (if applicable), On-the-Job Training record (or OJT) and education records. If you are to take leave en route to your PCS for house hunting (if applicable), ensure that you submit a proper leave request with your command’s approval reflected on your leave paperwork. With proper documentation on your leave paperwork, you will be able to minimize unnecessary delays in processing your financial claims and personnel issues.
Temporary Lodging Reservations
Make reservations as soon as possible once you have your travel dates by calling the High Desert Inn at 661-275-7666 or DSN 312-525-7666. The High Desert Inn is open 24/7 including holidays.
If you get married prior to your PCS, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you haven't followed proper procedures. If you get married en route, you will need to contact the nearest Military Personnel Flight to get your orders amended.