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United States Air Force
Commando Inn/Soundside - Lodging Office
301 Tully St.
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
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, your sponsor will take you to your Unit CSS, and to the Welcome Center, Bldg 90229, where you will receive the required paperwork (in-processing worksheet, also known as the IDA worksheet) and you will be scheduled for all your mandatory in-processing appointments and complete your travel voucher. Prior to your arrival on station your sponsor MUST schedule your Welcome Center In-processing appointment. You and your sponsor will receive a Welcome email with the necessary documents that need to be completed and brought with you to your appointment at the Welcome Center. Your Welcome Center In-processing appointment MUST be completed within 5-days of your arrival on station. Upon arrival your sponsor will take you to your Unit CSS where you will receive a Welcome Center Checklist, squadron checklist, and other unit level actions will be completed.
Please bring four (4) copies of PCS orders and amendments (if applicable), MPS In-processing Worksheet (known as the IDA worksheet) completely filled out by unit, AF Form 2096 (Officers for AFSC update/verification & Enlisted for special duty pay), Leave and Earning Statement (to update leave balance in leave web), and AF Form 988 for Permissive TDY (members are not allowed to start their PTDY prior to in-processing the base). Members should have current address for family members and beneficiaries in order to complete a new vRED and SGLI election as part of their in-processing. First duty station airmen authorized an initial enlistment bonus or a promotion will need to bring their training certificates (Tech school and basic military training) and AF Form 3008 Dependent NO-FEE passports (Overseas Returnee Only).
Base Newcomer's Orientation (prior Service Newcomer's Orientation) is held at least twice per month from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the King Auditorium. It is mandatory for all incoming, permanent-party Air Force members. Please encourage your spouse to attend the orientation, since important information about the installation and community will be addressed.
FTAC Reporting Instructions: First Duty Station Airmen
Any first duty station airmen will also be given class start dates for the First-Term Airman Center (FTAC) which is a mandatory five day course. The program is 6 duty days of in-processing, professional briefings, ancillary training, mission orientation, and safeTALK. The ABU uniform is worn on most days, and Air Force PT uniform will be worn for organized PT sessions.
Students must have a complete service uniform, with short-sleeved shirt and a lightweight blue jacket (during winter months). Mission orientation is a variety of tours designed to help first duty station airman understand how they fit into an Air Force Special Operations Command way of life. All members will report on the first day of FTAC with a copy of their most current Leave and Earnings Statement.
Member should have the following information at in-processing appointment.
Note: BAH is effective for local area immediately upon arrival. BAH is payable to the members duty station zip code.
Please bring two (2) copies of PCS orders and amendments (front and back), all applicable receipts for PCS voucher i.e. airfare, lodging and any receipts over $75.00.
Temporary lodging expense (TLE) will be filed at the briefing.
In order to file for TLE you will need:
Lodging receipts (showing inclusive dates and daily rates with a 0.00 balance due) A non-availability of government quarters statement (if claiming off-base quarters) obtained from billeting.
All financial in-processing is conducted at the Welcome Center Monday-Friday 0730-1530 (bldg. 90229).
If the member/dependent(s) PCS to Hurlburt Field from overseas, you are entitled to a maximum of 10 days TLE upon arrival to Hurlburt. If the member/dependent(s) PCS from another CONUS base to Hurlburt Field, member/dependent(s)you are entitled to a maximum of 10 days of combined TLE for your previous CONUS base and Hurlburt Field (i.e., 5 days at previous location and 5 days at current location). TLE is comprised of a percentage of the local per diem rate per member/dependent(s). Per diem is the total of lodging, meals and incidental expenses (M&IE). Local M&IE is currently $51.00/day. The current off base lodging is limited to $86.00(dates 11/01-02/28) per night (10 days only). Members/dependents(s) are required to utilize on base lodging. If lodging is unavailable, the Commando Inn will direct the member/dependent(s) off base. Ensure the member/dependent(s) obtain a "Non-availability Statement" from the Commando Inn. Total TLE entitlement may not exceed $290.00/day.
If you get married prior to moving, you must inform the Customer Service at the Military Personnel Section (MPS) when inprocessing.
To enroll your spouse in DEERS and obtain an ID Card, you must stop at the customer service desk with a copy of the certified marriage certificate, and your spouse birth certificate, social security card and a photo ID (Foreign born spouses will be assigned a temporary number until they are able to provide their Social Security Card).
A DEERS print out (DD Form 1172), marriage certificate, and order must be taken to the Force Management Section. The Force Management Section will cut the amendment to the orders. Force Management Section will contact you within 7 duty days to pick up the orders. At that time you will be able to file your travel voucher or complete any other official appointment or process. Do not forget to stop at the Finance Office and TRICARE Office to ensure spouse enrollment in health care program is done.