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Dyess Air Force Base

Abilene, Texas

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Military Personnel Flight
417 3rd Street
Dyess AFB, TX 79607

Phone 325-696-5722
Phone (DSN) 312-461-5722
Fax 325-696-1460
Fax (DSN) 312-461-1460

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat - Closed
Sun - Closed
Holidays - Closed

Registration & Licensing Requirements

Texas State law requires you to have sufficient liability insurance and a valid driver’s license in order to operate a vehicle. The term “vehicle” generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Further, your vehicle must be properly registered. Even though you are in the Military, you may be required to register your vehicle in-state and obtain an in-state license within a few months of moving. Access complete information on insurance, driver’s licensing, and where and how to register your vehicle by visiting the State Department of Motor Vehicles website.

State Laws

You and your passengers must always wear seatbelts while driving, you will be ticketed and issued heavy fines if seatbelts are not secured. State law requires that all children under 5 years of age and 36" in height be properly restrained in child seats. Some states also require younger, smaller children to sit in the back seat.

Motorcycles and their operators are subject to special laws. If you own and operate a motorcycle, you must comply with those laws. Visit the State Department of Motor Vehicles website for more information.

Many States and local jurisdictions have strict laws about the use of cell phones and other digital devices while driving. Research these laws on the State Department of Motor Vehicles website. Tickets will be issued and fines assessed for violating these laws. Play it safe and always use a “hands free” device if you must use a cell phone or other PDA while driving. Hands-free devices must be used while operating a motor vehicle on ALL military installations worldwide.

Base Regulations

Base Decals

Base decals are not required on Dyess AFB.


Texas state traffic laws apply on Dyess AFB. On base, traffic offenders can be punished with monetary fines through the Magistrate Court. Seat belts are mandatory. State, local, and base officials can stop vehicles for suspected non- use of seat belts.

Child seats/restraints are mandatory for children under 40 pounds. Off-base, children below the age of 18 are not allowed to ride in the bed of a truck or trailer. On-base no one is allowed to ride in the bed of a truck or trailer, unless in a government vehicle and mission required.

Vehicle Checks -- All vehicles entering or leaving Dyess AFB are subject to search.

Accidents -- Accidents which occur on base should be reported to the Security Police Law Enforcement Desk at 325-696-2131.

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