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United States Army
301 C. Street
Yuma, AZ 85365-9498
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.
If you’re assigned to the Yuma Proving Ground and are arriving during duty hours, report directly to the Military Personnel Division, Building 501. MPD is located on the Howard Cantonment Area and across from Army Community Service, Building 309.
If you are arriving after duty hours on a weekend or holiday, you should report to the InterContinental Hotels on base, or wherever your reservation has been made. Please verify with your unit for procedures. When you report to Building 501, ensure you have the documents in your possession as mentioned under “Important Documents to Hand Carry for In-Processing.”
An in-processing checklist will be issued by your unit. Individuals will also need to have all financial papers related to their permanent change of station. The sponsor will escort the new soldier during the in-processing period as much as possible. The sponsor will be his/her mentor to ease the transition. Should you not be assigned a sponsor, you may request one. A newcomers’ orientation is held at the Palm Garden Conferencing Center, Building 530 (Date/Location To Be Determined). Your commander or supervisor will inform you of your attendance requirement. Family members are welcome but not required to attend. Child care is not provided. An assessment is made during in-processing at Army Community Service and will address any questions or concerns you may have. A welcome packet is available, if one was not mailed to you.
Other incoming personnel:
All other incoming personnel (health clinic, Military Freefall School, United States Army Special Operations Command Flight Detachment and Veterinary Treatment Facility) should follow your unit's procedures.
Military finance in-processing procedure:
Soldiers being assigned to USAYPG UIC W04XAA and United States Army Garrison UIC W6CKAA will complete their travel voucher claim using the smart voucher application. A travel voucher will be created and supporting documents will be attached. Once the soldier signs the claim electronically, the travel claim goes to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for review, then is sent electronically to DFAS-Rome. Once the travel claim has been reviewed by DFAS, the turnaround time for payment is about seven days.
It is recommended that you hand carry the following important documents:
An in-processing checklist will be issued. Individuals will also need to have all financial papers related to their PCS.
Note: Make sure to submit proper leave request, prior to taking permissive leave for a house hunting trip.
When house hunting, refer to AR 600-8-10, "Leave and Passes", paragraph 5-32(f). This action is normally requested during his/her out-processing.
Temporary Lodging Reservations
InterContinental Hotels Group Army Hotels operates lodging on Yuma Proving Ground. Reservations need to be made prior to arrival at 928-388-6200 or online.
Permanent change of station orders do not have priority for rooms. The hotel accepts pets. A $75 non-refundable charge per pet will be charged to your credit/debit card upon arrival. There will be an additional $10 non-refundable charge per night per pet that will start on the 8th night of your stay.
Reservations should be made well in advance to ensure availability as the hotel stays pretty busy. Please call the hotel for the current rates at 928-388-6200.
Pets may be allowed to stay in temporary quarters, but rooms are limited. You may use a boarding facility in town. Go to housing overview, household goods-shipping pets, for detailed information on boarding facilities.
The military will not pay for travel and housing for your spouse, if the proper procedures are not followed. If needed, you will need to work with your commander to get an "Amendment to Orders".
If you get married before your permanent change of station, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. The military will not pay for travel and housing for your spouse, if you do not follow proper procedures. PCS orders must be amended so they can include spouse and children.