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United States Army
(ACS) Army Community Service
1591 Bell Richard Avenue
Fort Polk, LA 71459
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 In / Out Processing Center, Bldg. 250, 1716 3rd Street, Fort Polk, LA 71459. The telephone number for the Reception Desk is (337) 531-7258; DSN 312-863-7258.
The Field Officer of the Day (FOD) can be reached at 1-800-227-1071, Ext 1726/1727; 337-531-1726/1727; DSN 312-863-1726/1727.
This one-stop facility provides convenient services including in-processing of new arrivals; out-processing and transitioning of soldiers for ETS, PCS, Retirement, Chapter actions, Compassionate Reassignment and Hardship Discharge request actions; ID/CAC/DEERS services; and reassignment / transition Finance services.
Through coordination with G1 Strength Management Section, Soldiers will receive updated unit of assignment orders, as needed. Necessary forms are completed to facilitate smooth in-processing through all stations. Soldiers receive briefings and/or screenings from the following in-processing stations:
During in-processing, personnel records are reviewed and updated, to include preparation of new Emergency Data Sheets and Serviceman's Group Life Insurance. Common Access Card processing, DEERS enrollment, and I.D. Tags are prepared as needed. Service Members attend the School of Standards (SOS) as it is part of their completion of initial in-processing.
Directions to Consolidated In and Out Processing Complex
If entering post from U.S. Highway 171: enter through the MAIN GATE (Open 24 Hours) (Louisiana Ave) to the third (3rd) Stop Light (HWY 467); turn Left on HWY 467 travel to the second (2nd) Stop Light and turn Right onto 3rd Street. You will pass the Hospital on your Right, and Bldg 250 is just past the hospital on your Left.
If entering post from U.S. Highway 28: turn left off of Hwy 28 onto Chaffee Road (approximately 2 miles to the Chaffee Road Access Control Point; then after approximately 2.5 miles Chaffee becomes Alabama Ave). You will pass through two (2) Stop Lights. At South Fort, Chaffee Road turns into Alabama Avenue (one way street). Just after the road divides you will turn Right onto 3rd Street (before the Water Tower) after approx. ½ mile, the In /Out Processing complex (Building 250) is on your Right.
After Hours Check In
After Duty Hours: All incoming Service members must report to Bldg. 240, Warriors Keep, for sign in purposes. Warriors Keep is located directly adjacent to Bldg 250.
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. If you get married while on leave in-between duty stations you will want to contact your command or your sponsor at your gaining installation as soon as possible. The military will not pay for travel for your spouse or any additional household goods without your orders being amended.