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United States Army
Soldier Service Center
55 Pony Soldier Road
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
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.
Whether being assigned to Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield, all Soldiers must sign in at the Marne Reception Center (MRC) on Fort Stewart unless you have specific directions to do otherwise. In-processing is typically seven days. Make sure to bring items listed under Documents to Hand Carry. Make sure to submit proper leave request prior to taking permissive leave for house hunting.
During in-processing, Soldiers will get assignments, receive briefings on Standards of Conduct, and the Marne Standard. Files are screened to determine in-processing requirements and a Preparation for Overseas Redeployment checklist is created. The orientation includes several speakers from agencies on post.
The sponsor's duty during in-processing is to provide accurate, timely information and other support need to minimize problems with relocating. To get the benefits of the Sponsorship Program soldiers must fill out the DA Form 5434 Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet.
Family Members in-processing with the service member or arriving at a later date should check-in with the Army Community Service (ACS) located in building 86 on Fort Stewart, next to the Main Exchange (PX).
You should hand carry the following:
You will need the following documents for in-processing
Temporary Lodging Reservations
Reservations with PCS orders can be made up to one year in advance and should be made as soon as possible at Fort Stewart, where you will in-process. Army Lodging is a combination of 74 rooms, and 2 DVQs for O-6 and above. Soldiers must receive a Statement of Non-Availability before going to off-post lodging if compensation is desired. There are many hotels available in the immediate area.
Concurrent travel is travel with Family Members. This must be authorized by your permanent change of station order or reimbursement for Family travel will not be authorized.
If you get married before your permanent change of station (PCS) you must inform your commander and follow procedures exactly as they are given to you. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow the proper procedures. Immediately upon arrival to gaining command request amended orders, enroll new Family Members into Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and obtain a Department of Defense ID for them if they are eligible.