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Does Arnold AFB have a base exchange and/or commissary?

Arnold AFB does have a small commissary to serve active duty members, reserve, National Guard and some 3,200 retired members of the uniformed services and their families. 

Arnold AFB has a limited base exchange (BX) . However, there is no AAFES service station on base nor are there other AAFES services (laundry/dry cleaning, alterations, MCSS, bookstore, Burger King, etc.)

Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and Fort Campbell, Ky., do have large 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.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
Special: Will be open 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dec 19
(931) 454-7153

Commissary:
125 von Karman Rd.
Arnold AFB, TN 37389-2600
Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
Special: Open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec 24
(931) 454-5921/7249
DSN 340-5921/7249

Does the base provide shuttle transportation to and from the airport?

Shuttle transportation is not available for airport pick up. However, your sponsor can schedule a Government Owned Vehicle (GOV) and pick you up personally from the airport. 

For more information, contact the Arnold AFB Transportation Office (AEDC/SDL) at (931) 454-4166 or by DSN 340-4166.

How do I contact the Military Personnel Flight at Arnold AFB? What services does the MPF provide?

Arnold AFB has a fully operational MPF that provides services such as:
-- Assignments
-- Reenlistments
-- Awards/Decorations
-- Retirements/Separations (per individual inquiry)

The MPF 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.

How do I contact the Staff Judge Advocate office?

The AEDC Staff Judge Advocate office can be contacted at (931) 454-7814 or by DSN 340-7814.

To contact the "on-call" attorney for an emergency, call the base operations center:
(931) 454-7752

How do I gain access to Arnold AFB?

Arnold AFB requires a unique security badge for entry to the Arnold Engineering Development Complex.

Personnel working at Arnold AFB are required to have two identification badges for entry to the base: AEDC employee badge and Common Access Card (CAC).

For active duty military and DoD civilians, the AEDC Personnel Division will submit the required paperwork to the Visitor Control Center for processing when your PCS orders or job offer are confirmed.

For military personnel, the Civilian Personnel staff will submit the required paperwork to Pass and Registration for processing when they receive your orders.  Coordination with your sponsor must be done to obtain your AEDC security badge at the Pass and Registration building, located adjacent to the Main Gate, upon arrival at Arnold AFB.

Contractors must work with their Human Resource Office for badge issuance instructions and are issued a security badge when in-processing.

The Visitor Control Center is located adjacent to AEDC's Main Gate. The hours of operation are: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Open on most Federal Holidays).

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.. Card issuance is provided by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Appointments 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.

How do I register my vehicle for a base decal?

Effective June 2008, base vehicle decals are no longer required to enter the installation.  

For more information, contact the Visitors Center at (931) 454-5453 or by DSN 340-5453.

Is on base childcare services provided?

Arnold AFB does not provide On Base Childcare.

The State of Tennessee has also established Childcare Providers information on childcare opportunities throughout Tennessee.

Most schools also have before and afterschool programs.

Is there a barber shop on base?

The Barbershop is located in the A&E bldg., Room A107.  Haircuts are by appointment only.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (931) 454-6987 or DSN 340-6987.

Barbershop Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 am - 2 pm.

Is there a Chapel on base?

A small chapel is located in the AEDC Headquarters building. 

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

For more information, contact the AEDC Chaplains at (931) 454-7970 or DSN 340-7970.

Is there a Post Office on base? If so, what services does it provide?

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
1st 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 (TMO can do this)
During PCS, a temporary duty address or your billeting address can be set up to receive your personal mail until you establish permanent quarters. 


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. 


NOTE:  The Post Office does not accept credit or Debit cards, but only cash or checks. 

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