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United States Army
Director, Military Personnel Division (MPD) In-process
Bldg 152 Patriot Boulevard
Ft Buchanan Puerto Rico 00934
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.
Upon arrival at Fort Buchanan, all Soldiers will report to their unit to receive the In-Processing checklist. Subsequently, they will visit the Welcome Center located at 152 Patriot Boulevard during duty hours to complete In-Processing. Duty hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch hour from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.. The phone number is 787-707-3938. After duty hours, report to the military desk sergeant in Building 212. Soldiers signing in from leave during duty hours should have their DA Form 31-Request and Authority for Leave-and reassignment orders to include all amendments.
It is essential to hand carry the following documents: birth, marriage and divorce certificates; medical, dental and shot records; education transcripts and school records; travel orders, privately owned vehicle and household goods shipping documents; previous year tax return; wills and real estate deeds/titles; checking and savings account documents; checkbooks; and spouse employment records and resumes.
Prior to arrival, military personnel must contact El Caney Lodge at 787-792-7977 to make reservations or secure assistance in locating other lodging.
Concurrent travel for Family members is required in order to prevent financial hardship. Service members who take Family members on non-command-sponsored tours may experience consequences such as noneligibility for the DODEA school system on base, educational and developmental intervention services and Family housing.
If you get married before you Permanent Change of Station (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 the proper procedures. You will need to work with your commander to get an "Amendment to Orders."