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.
Bldg. 125, von Karman Rd.
Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
125 von Karman Rd.
Arnold AFB, TN 37389-2600
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
Does the base provide shuttle transportation to and from the airport?
Shuttle transportation is not available for airport pick up.
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:
-- 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:
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 the Visitor Control Center for processing when they receive your orders. Coordination with your sponsor must be done to obtain your AEDC security badge at the Visitor Control Center, 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.
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 on a walk-in only basis, Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 3:30 pm. (CLOSED on all Federal Holidays)
For issuance of ID cards, the military member and/or family member must have two forms of identification: 1) Either a valid federal/state ID w/photo and 2) a birth certificate, Social Security card, valid passport or voter's registration card.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
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?
Barbershop services isn't available at Arnold AFB.
Is there a Chapel on base?
Arnold AFB no longer has a Chapel nor assigned or attached Chaplain.
Is there a Post Office on base? If so, what services does it provide?
The AEDC/Mail Center (Post Office) is located at:
Bldg. 685, Second Avenue
Arnold AFB, TN 37389-6900
Services provided by the post office are:
1st Class Mail
Parcel Post Mail
AEDC/Mail Center also offers special services required for accountable mail which is listed below:
Certified w/Return Receipt
Express w/Return Receipt
Registered w/Return Receipt
Services NOT provided by the post office are:
Selling of stamps or money orders
Acceptance of all your possessions from a PCS (TMO can do this)
During PCS, personnel may need to contact their sponsor for assistance with having their mail temporarily forwarded until there is a permanent address established.
Personal mail is not accepted inside the Mail Center, but personal mail may be placed in the blue postal mail box which is located on the corner of 2nd Avenue, in front of building 685.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closed on federal holidays
For additional information, contact the AEDC Post Office at (931) 454-5577 or
Is there anywhere I can have access to a computer with a CAC (Common Access Card) reader? Wi-Fi?
The Wingo Inn has a common use computer which has a CAC card reader attached to it. It is located in the lobby area by the front desk. This allows a visitor to access their "corporate" (official) email while here at AEDC.
We do not have a public library; we have a technical library but the computers there are not CAC-enabled.
If you have a personal or work laptop or tablet with a CAC card reader feature, you can use the public Wi-Fi within the Café 100 area for free. The password is changed frequently and is mounted on the walls in several areas of the facility.