Check In \ Processing
Visitor Control Center/Pass and ID
361 Apache Trail
Bldg 3005 - at the South Gate
GAFB, TX 76908
Phone (DSN) 312-477-4122
Fax (DSN) 312-477-4126
Mon – Fri 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed
Federal holidays - closed
The 24-hr arrival point at Goodfellow AFB is located in Bldg 3305 (Angelo Inn) for assistance in contacting your sponsor and obtaining general information about the base. If arriving during duty hours, report to your unit's Commander's Support Staff/Orderly Room.
Air Force Personnel - Air Force permanent party, prior service students, re-trainees, & officer students report to Bldg 430, Customer Support in the Military Personnel Section M-F 0900 to 1300 to be scheduled for in-processing ,bring hand-carried personnel records, receipts, and orders for in-processing and completing travel vouchers. AF students arriving from the Defense Language Institute report to the Commander's Support Staff upon arrival in Building 3139, first floor. From there, immediately report to the MTLs. CSS is open Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Navy Personnel - When arriving at the Center for Information Dominance Detachment (CID Det), Goodfellow Air Force Base during off-duty hours and holidays, staff and student personnel must contact the Navy command duty officer at 325-656-8760. During normal working hours (M-F, 08:00-16:00) the check-in area will be Navy Military Support Building 420, phone 325-654-5500. Inprocessing must be completed for all personnel during their first three days of reporting onboard. Indoctrination will be held as necessary on Tuesdays at 08:00 in Building 414. Check-in with Service Uniform/Khaki or seasonal Service Dress. For permanent party personnel, please ensure that you have contacted your sponsor prior to departure from your last command. Your sponsor is there to ensure your arrival to CID Det is a smooth evolution.
Army Personnel - All soldiers will report in Class-A uniform to the CQ desk, Bldg 251, to sign-in to the unit. Inprocessing will start at 6:00 a.m. on the first Monday after reporting. Bring copies of orders, leave form, PT card, medical and dental records, 201 file and DLPT results. Bring all issued military clothing. IET soldiers are not allowed to smoke. No alcohol consumption or possession is allowed in the barracks. IET soldiers will be restricted to the BN area for 72 hours upon arrival. ANY student with PCS orders MUST inform the commander immediately. IET soldiers will live in the barracks. TDY soldiers will live in the Angelo Inn. All exceptions MUST be approved by the commander prior to any off-base lease being signed. Family members are NOT authorized. Cadre will not meet soldiers flying into Mathis Field (San Angelo airport). All soldiers are responsible for getting their own cab or ground transportation to Goodfellow Air Force Base. Privately owned vehicles (POV's) are not authorized for travel, nor are they authorized at Goodfellow AFB during AIT unless you already have Phase V+20 privileges.
Coast Guard Personnel - When arriving at the Center for Information Dominance Detachment (CID Det), Goodfellow Air Force Base during off-duty hours and holidays, staff and student personnel must contact the Navy command duty officer at 325-656-8760. During normal working hours (M-F, 08:00-16:00) the check-in area will be Navy Military Support Building 420, phone 325-654-5500. Inprocessing must be completed for all personnel during their first three days of reporting onboard. Indoctrination will be held as necessary on Tuesdays at 08:00 in Building 414. Check-in with Tropical Blue Service Uniform. For permanent party personnel, please ensure that you have contacted your sponsor prior to departure from your last command. Your sponsor is there to ensure your arrival to CID Det is a smooth evolution.
Air Force Permanent Party personnel - contact your unit Commander's Support Staff for a sponsor. Sponsorship is mandatory for all personnel below the grade of colonel. If you still do not receive a sponsor, contact the Goodfellow AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center for assistance.
Air Force Permanent Party Spouse - your military spouse may ask his/her sponsor to get a sponsor for you.
Department of Defense civilians - contact your selecting official or personnel office for a sponsor. Sponsorship is mandatory for all personnel below the grade of colonel or civilian equivalent. If you still do not receive a sponsor, contact the Goodfellow AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center for assistance.
Students, all branches of service (including re-trainees) - you will not be assigned a sponsor. Visit the Goodfellow page on AF Portal, "Wing Organizations," "312 TRS / 315 TRS / 316 TRS" for course overviews/reading lists and information for students.
Documents to Hand Carry
1.At LEAST 10 copies of your orders
2.Birth Certificates (or certified copy)
4.Copy of advance travel pay or allowances paperwork
5.All moving paperwork including: inventory, TMO information, Self-Procured Move paperwork, and all receipts associated with moving
6.Employment records or resume of civilian family members
7.Medical/dental records from your previous duty station - entire family
8.Immunization records for all children and all active-duty members
9.School records/transcripts for children and adults
10.Pet medical and immunization records
11.RECOMMENDATION: Letters of credit from utilities companies (telephone, electric, etc; may result in waiver for deposits)
*Concurrent travel - most students at Goodfellow AFB are not authorized to relocate their family here at government expense. It is important to make temporary lodging reservations early. Contact either your current family center or the Goodfellow AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center for relocation planning. Make sure to keep all receipts - food, gas, lodging, pet expenses, etc - while in transit. Some receipts may be needed when you file your travel voucher upon your arrival. Some receipts may be needed when you file your taxes next year. Travel and Relocation Entitlements - members may contact the finance office and/or TMO to determine entitlements based on their exact situation; the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) is the governing source on travel and relocation entitlements. Most students here do not receive full relocation entitlements, as this is not a Permanent Duty Station (PDS) for them. On a "usual" PDS to PDS relocation, the government will normally provide or pay for transportation for the member and family from PDS to PDS; pay for lodging and meals along the way; provide or pay for lodging in the area of the old and new PDS while member is not in a permanent residence; pay Dislocation Allowance (DLA) to assist with the expenses of setting up a household; provide or pay for shipment of household goods from PDS to PDS, or from Home of Record to PDS.
Getting Married Enroute
*If you get married before you 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.
After Arrival at Goodfellow AFB
*Contact your sponsor upon your arrival. Contact the Traffic Management Office, if you shipped household goods or a vehicle. If any of your household goods were damaged or lost in transit you MUST inform the Legal Claims office within 70 days of delivery. Use the DD Form 1840 and 1840 R to file your report. Contact the Housing Office for dormitory, apartment, and on- and off-base housing. Military members MUST contact the Housing Office prior to signing a lease. Single members below the rank of E-4 who will live off-base must go to Housing before finance will start BAH. File travel vouchers during Base In-processing, 7:30 a.m. Mondays or Wednesdays, bldg 145, or at the Finance Office. Members who used the Government Travel Card should be prepared to provide the total dollar amount charged on the card, as they will receive a split disbursement. Newcomers' Welcome (for permanent party only) is held the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Events Center, 8:00 a.m. This is mandatory for all arriving permanent party AF members. Sister services and Department of Defense civilians are invited; spouses are encouraged to attend. Most Air Force enlisted members whose first permanent duty assignment is Goodfellow AFB will be scheduled for First Term Airman's Center (FTAC) instead of Newcomers' Welcome; your inprocessing checklist will provide details. Visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center for maps and newcomer information, family member employment assistance, volunteerism information, childcare for PCS voucher (Air Force only), Heart Link (orientation for new spouses), budget assistance, financial classes, marriage/baby/parenting classes, emergency assistance and with any questions you may have. (Loan closet items are available free of charge with a copy of your orders from Equipment Rental in Bldg. 736, 325-654-3254.) Contact your family to let them know you have arrived and how to contact you.