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AEDC's greatest asset remains our people. Our dedicated staff is highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of test and evaluation processes. From test technology development to design and fabrication of complex test articles, our expertise covers the spectrum.

This guide provides details on our facilities, capabilities and support functions. I believe that you will find it useful to your plans to relocate to AEDC.
tabBase Access 
Arnold AFB requires unique employee and visitor identification badges for entry to the Arnold Engineering Development Complex.

For military and DoD Civilian Personnel: the Personnel office staff will submit the required paperwork to the AEDC Visitor Center for processing of your employee identification badge when they receive your PCS orders. Employee identification badges are issued at the Visitor Center adjacent to the Main Gate, upon arrival at Arnold AFB. Family members 16 years or older of Active Duty military assigned to AEDC will be issued identification badges upon request of the military member. Family members in possession of a valid badge are permitted limited access to the main base which includes the cafeteria and administration area(s) of the active duty sponsors' work center. Military Personnel staff process all requests for family member identification badges.

Contractors are issued an employee identification badge during in-processing.

The Visitor Center has a Department of Defense RAPIDS ID card machine and can provide Identification Cards issuance for all branches of services within all components (active, Guard, Reserve, civilian, family member/dependent) during the established hours of operation. Appointments are required and can be obtained by calling (931) 454-5453 or DSN 340-5453. 

For issuance of ID cards, the military member and/or family member must have two forms of identification: 1) Either the old ID card or a driver's license w/photo and 2) a birth certificate, Social Security registration card, valid passport or voter's registration card. 

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Open on most Federal Holidays)

For more information, contact AEDC Visitor Center at (931) 454-5453 or by DSN 340-5453.
tabMedical Aid Station 
The Air Force medical aid station provides medical services to active duty and their family members. Independent Duty Medical Technicians are available to Active Duty members; they provide basic medical care and preventative medicine. Active Duty family members can be seen by the VA provider on a space available basis. The TRICARE office provides a wide range of services to eligible TRICARE beneficiaries through Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinators. There is one Public Health Technician and one Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician assigned to our staff that can address any concerns regarding environmental issues. Pharmacy services are also available. For information on additional services contact the medical aid station at (931) 454-5351.

Arnold Medical Aid Station
225 Von Karman Road
Arnold AFB, TN 37389
Monday - Friday 0700 - 1530
Closed on weekends and federal holidays
(931) 454-5351

Pharmacy
Monday - Friday 0800 - 1500
Closed on weekends and federal holidays
(931) 454-5579
tabChapel 
A small chapel is located in the AEDC Headquarters building.

Arnold AFB has a Reserve Chaplain available for assistance. Since there is a large number of civilians employed at Arnold, the chaplain has a unique opportunities to be involved in a ministry of presence to both military and civilian personnel.

For more information, contact the AEDC Chaplain at (931) 454-7970 or DSN 340-7970.
tabBilleting / Lodging 
The Wingo Inn offers 32 Visiting Quarters (VQ), 2 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant rooms and 2 Business Suites. To make reservations, please contact (931) 454-3099.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wingo Inn Brochure
tabHousing 
Military personnel at Arnold gain the best of both worlds when it comes to affordable housing.

General information about Air Force Housing, to include Arnold's housing facilities may be obtained via the following website:

http://www.housing.af.mil/arnold/

On-Base:

Information about on-base housing within Arnold Village may be obtained via

www.fcarnoldafb.com

Neighborhood Amenities:
Community Center; Arnold Lakeside Club; Lodging Facility; Athletic fields; Marina; Walking/jogging trail around lake; Woods Reservoir Beach and Recreational Area; School Bus service to Tullahoma School System

Off-Base:
All military personnel must check in with the military housing office before making off-base housing arrangements.

For more information contact the Arnold AFB Housing office at (931) 454-7687 or by DSN 340-7687.

The appearance of hyperlinks linked to external websites does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense nor the Department of the Air Force of this website or the information, products or services contained therein.

For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD website.
tab Commissary & Base Exchange 
Arnold AFB does have a small commissary and a small Base Exchnage (BX) to serve active duty members, reserve, National Guard and some 3,200 retired members of the uniformed services and their families. However, there is NO AAFES service station (gas station) on base.

Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and Fort Campbell, Ky., do have larger Commissaries and BXs within 100 miles of Arnold. Large items purchased at these BXs can be shipped, for no extra charge, to our BX for pick-up.


Base Exchange:
Bldg. 125, von Karman Rd.
Tuesdays - Fridays 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.,
Saturdays 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Sundays & Mondays - Closed
(931) 454-7153

Commissary:
125 von Karman Rd.
Arnold AFB, TN 37389-2600
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sundays & Mondays - Closed
(931) 454-5921/7249
DSN 340-5921/7249
tabPost Office 
The AEDC Post Office is located at:
Bldg. 685, Second Street
Arnold AFB, TN 37389-6900

Services provided by the post office are:
Stamps & Envelopes; First Class Mail; Priority Mail; Express Mail; Parcel Post; Media Mail; International Mail; Receive your correspondence and send it to your mail box

Services NOT provided by the post office are:
PO Boxes; Selling of Money Orders; Acceptance of all your possessions from a PCS

If needed During a PCS, contact your sponsor to coordinate having mail temporarily forwarded to your office address until you establish a permanent local address.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Except federal holidays

For additional information, contact the AEDC Post Office at (931) 454-5577 or
DSN 340-5577.

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tabMilitary Personnel
The military personnel office is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (931) 454-6410 or DSN: 340-6410.
tabTransportation (TMO)
Arnold AFB provides counseling and assistance with personal property moves to military personnel and DoD civilians. However, the TMO at Fort Campbell, Ky. is the primary shipping office for Arnold AFB.

Incoming personnel should contact the Arnold TMO office to receive assistance completing paperwork to request delivery of personal property through the Fort Campbell TMO. NOTE: At no point should you drive to Fort Campbell to do any of this paperwork. Our TMO office is happy to assist you in this process.

To start the PCS process, military members log on to the Defense Personal Property System at:
http://www.move.mil

Contact Arnold AFB TMO at: (931) 454-7805 or DSN 454-7805
Contact Fort Campbell TMO at: (270) 798-7151 or DSN 635-7151
tabFirearms Registration
All Privately Owned Firearms (POF) brought onto Arnold AFB must be registered on the AF Form 1314, Firearms Registration. The follolwing are specific rules for registering, transporting and storing POFs on Arnold AFB;

Military Family Housing (MFH) residents are authorized to store POFs in their base housing quarters and must be properly registered with Security Forces NLT 3 duty days of storing POFs in your housing quarters.

POFs and ammunition is prohibited in base lodging, AEDC FAM Camp and all AEDC recreational areas. If you are in possession of POFs and or ammunition upon arriving PCS or TDY at Arnold AFB you must notify the gate guard so temporary storage arrangements can be made. Coordination with your sponsor in advance that you will be arriving at Arnold AFB with POFs is highly recommended.

You must be in possession of your copy of the AF Form 1314 anytime you are transporting POFs on Arnold AFB. POFs will not be loaded and will not be carried or transported in such a manner as to appear concealed. Ammunition must always be secured separately from POFs.

Registrants of POFs must ensure their AF Form 1314 is kept current. Immediately notify Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC) at 454-5662 when adding or deleting POFs on the original AF Form 1314.

Shotguns, black powder guns and crossbows are the only weapons authorized for hunting on Arnold AFB and must be properly registered on the AF Form 1314. Privately owned handguns are prohibited inside the AEDC fenced mission area and all designated hunting areas. Contact BDOC at (931) 454-5662 or DSN 340-5662 concerning registration of weapons for hunting. For information concerning specific hunting rules on Arnold AFB, on-base hunting and firearms classes and hunting season dates contact AEDC Wildlife Management at (931) 454-5086 or DSN 340-5086.

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