Saturday, August 18, 2007

What to do when you get to Eglin AFB

At The Gate: Eglin's Security Forces Squadron monitors both the East and West Gates and are always happy to provide directions to newcomers.

Welcome Center: Located in building 11001, near the Officer's Club, is the 24-Hour Welcome Center where all necessary arrangements for accompanied individuals and unaccompanied officers can be made upon initial arrival. Call them at (850) 882-8761 DSN 872-8761. Unaccompanied enlisted members report directly to the White Sands Inn, Building 18. They can be reached at (850) 882-5025 or DSN 872-5025.

In-Processing: All personnel are required to report to their Orderly Room for In-Proccessing.

Family Housing: The Housing Office is located in Building 10800 on Hatchee Road. This office assigns military quarters, prioritized by date of application. There are six military housing areas with multiple floor plans to choose from. The Housing OFfice number is (850) 882-3502 or DSN 872-3502.

Household Goods: The Inbound Household Goods Section is located in Building 613. You should contact them as soon as possible after your arrival to arrange for your shipment. Their phone number is (850) 882-8311 or DSN 872-8311.

Telephones: All Eglin telephone numbers begin with an 88x prefix: 882 is Eglin main; 883 is for the 33rd FW, the Eglin Hospital, and Duke Field; 884 is for Hurlburt Field. From any 88x number, only the last five digits are needed to reach any other 88x number. If you want to establish local telephone phone service, call SPRINT at 1-800-339-1811.

What To Wear: There are no winter/summer uniform restrictions at Eglin unless individual units specify this. Your normal duty uniform should be worn at in-processing. A well-stocked military clothing store is located in Building 19-D. Their duty hours are 0900 to 1700, Monday through Friday; 0900 to 1300 on Saturdays; closed on Sundays and holidays. Their number is (850) 882-3051 or DSN 872-3051.

Military Personnel: The Military Personnel Flight is located in Building 210 and is available to handle all your personnel needs. Duty hours are 0730 to 1630. When visiting the MPF your first stop should be Customer Service. You will then be directed to the proper office for assistance. A thank you to the Eglin AFB website for information provided.

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