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.
For Navy personnel, you should have made meeting arrangements with your sponsor prior to reporting onboard, if you have not or you have missed your sponsor, see below for your future command contact information. For Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Bethesda Sailors please come to Building 17A 1st floor Quarterdeck during 0800 -1600, after hours (1600 – 0800) check-ins go to Building 10 Quarterdeck.
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Bethesda (NMRTC Bethesda):
Command Duty Officer Phone: 301-547-1161
Quarterdeck Phone: 301-400-3859
Sponsorship Email: DHA.BETHESDA.J-11.MBX.NMRTC-BETHESDA-SPONSORSHIP-COORDINATOR@MAIL.MIL
Located: Building 17A 1st floor
Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (Naval Post Graduate Dental School):
Command Duty Officer Phone: 301-400-3929 OR 301-295-2145/1820
Sponsorship Email: NMPDC.SPONSOR@MED.NAVY.MIL
Located: Building 1 16th floor
For Soldier Recovery Unit Cadre and Personnel, report to the Staff Duty Desk located in Building 62 1st floor, duty telephone number is: 301-400-1096/1086. For Navy Sailors attached to NMRTC they will go to Building 17A 1st floor to get orders stamped/paperwork processed.
Personnel will report to Military Personnel Detachment located in Tranquility Hall building 62. You should have your stamped orders service record if still in custody of receipts from your travel and your detaching endorsement. With PSD/S1 assistance you will fill out a new SGLI form, update your Page 2 and fill out your travel claim part of your travel claim will be for you to get your Temporary Lodging Expenses. You can get 10 days paid lodging with receipts. Receipt must indicate a zero balance. Ten days lodging must be between previous duty station and gaining duty station.
You will need to have permissive leave for house-hunting approved prior to taking the leave. This can be accomplished through your command administrative office.
At your new command, you will get your base check-in sheet. Get your sponsor or someone from your command to help you find your way around the base. You will need a sponsor who can assist you with your needs. To ensure a sponsor is assigned, you may also contact your gaining command. For a listing of commands see Major Unit Listings by clicking the link - https://installations.militaryonesource.mil/military-installation/naval-support-activity-bethesda-home-of-walter-reed-national-military-medical-center/base-essentials/major-units. Don't forget to fill out you sponsor questionnaire sheet when you check in at your new command or at the Military and Family Support Center located in Building 11. Military and Family Support Center hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check Health Force Protection hours by dialing 301-319-4087.
If you have been directed to go to your command check-in location, call your sponsor for directions.
For Soldier Recovery Unit Permanent Change of Station orders report to the front desk in Tranquility Hall Building 62. For Naval Support Activity Bethesda and Troop Command-Walter Reed National Military Medical Center all single E-4 and below, you will be assigned housing at this time. If you are married or E-5 or above you will receive your Certificate of Non-Availability authorizing you to stay off base. Exception: If reporting for student status please follow Cadre's guidance.
For NMRTC Sailors E-4 with 4 years of service are able to live off base and will need to contact the command.
If you get married before your Permanent Change of Station (PCS), you must inform your command 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.