Check In \ Processing
In-Processing is in conjunction with Welcome to Andrews (WTA), which is coordinated through the Military Personnel Section (MPS). In-processing is every Monday. Members are advised to check in with the supporting units.
Before going to the Military Personnel Flight (MPF) you must inprocess at your unit orderly room. You will be scheduled (by your Commander's Support Staff) for base inprocessing with Military Personnel and Finance. Please bring the sealed package from your departing base along with 5 copies of your PCS orders. This package is only to be opened by medical or inprocessing personnel.
If you arrive after normal duty hours (7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.) and your sponsor has not already made previous arrangements for dormitory or lodging accommodations, report to the Presidential Inn (lodging) and the staff will provide you with reporting information, base maps, methods to obtain transportation and times of operation. You should report to your Squadron Orderly Room in uniform the following duty day morning. Bring with you the sealed package from your departing base and 5 copies of your orders. If you arrive during duty hours, report to your Squadron Orderly Room.If you are departing from an installation that doesn't have a Military Personnel Flight (MPF) and are unsure of reporting procedures, use the following Key Phone Numbers to answer your questions. The JB Andrews Command Post can connect you to your Squadron First Sergeant after duty hours. Their numbers are 301-981-5058, or DSN 312-858-5058. The Base Central Dormitory Management Office number is 301-981-5450/7998 or DSN 312-858-5450/7998. The Housing Office can assist you with any concerns on off base housing and their number is 301-981-5516, DSN 312-858-5516. They have comprehensive information on rentals and home buying in the metropolitan area (which includes Maryland, DC and Virginia).
Keep in mind, your sponsor has the responsibility of aiding you in all avenues of the relocation process. Use their assistance prior to and after your arrival.
Documents to Hand Carry
1. Sealed MPF Package
2. 5 copies of orders
3. Spouse employment and education records
4. Personal Identification documents
5. Children's immunizations and school records
6. Medical records
7. Birth Certificates and Marriage documents
Getting Married Enroute
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.