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Department of the Air Force
Barry Goldwater Visitor Center
2346 Academy Drive
USAF Academy, CO 80840
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.
Report directly to the Military Personnel Section upon arriving at the United States Air Force Academy. The MPS is located at 5136 Eagle Drive, Suite K102 within the Community Center. MPS duty hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to noon. You are required to be in uniform with the following items: common access card, sealed Military Personnel Flight package and five copies of your PCS orders.
The MPS personnel will do all they can to ensure you have a smooth transition into U.S. Air Force Academy. Once the MPS is complete with their portion, you will report to your unit of assignment or commander support staff for further in-processing. You will be asked to update your Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance and Virtual Record of Emergency Data, or vRED. Please ensure you have all required information to fill out these forms accurately.
The unit CSS should supply you with an internal checklist and schedule you for the mandatory base Newcomers Orientation. Newcomers Orientation is normally held monthly on a Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. your CSS will have the dates/times. If you are assigned to the 10th ABW, you will also be directed to attend the 10 ABW Right Start, 8 to 10:45 a.m., the Thursday after the Newcomers Orientation.
If you arrive at U.S. Air Force Academy after the posted MPS hours and have no lodging arrangements made, report to the Rampart Lodge at 3130 Academy Drive or phone 719-333-4910 for your lodging needs.
Important Documents to Hand Carry:
Important Phone Numbers:
The Unaccompanied Housing Manager Office phone number is 719-333-4229 or DSN 312-333-4229.
Keep in mind your sponsor has the responsibility of assisting you with your relocation needs. Use their assistance prior to and after your arrival.
Reservations for temporary lodging should be made as far in advance as possible with the lodging office. Given the high travel time during the early summer due to cadet graduation and during winter for ski season, rooms can be scarce. Call The Rampart Lodge at 719-333-4910 or DSN 312-333-4910 as soon as possible to reserve rooms.
For living on base, contact the Academy Housing Referral Office, operated by Hunt Companies, as soon as you can so they can begin working on your request. Call 719-867-9688. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. MST.
If the military member does not secure command sponsorship and the family members are NOT on the service member's PCS orders, the military member has to pay out of pocket for travel expenses, which may include medical and dental expenses, official travel passports and much more. These costs are not reimbursable. Please secure command sponsorship before relocating.
If you get married en route during your 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.
Academy agencies to contact regarding questions on this topic:
Military Personnel Section: 719-333-8766 or DSN 312-333-8766
Finance Office: 719-333-4298 or DSN 312-333-4298
Legal Office: 719-333-3940 or DSN 312-333-3940
Joint Personal Property Shipping Office: 719-333-3007 or DSN 312-333-3007