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.
For issuance of ID cards, the military member and/or family member must have two forms of identification: 1) Either a current 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. Expired ID cards will NOT be honored.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CLOSED on all Federal Holidays)
For more information, contact AEDC Visitor Center at (931) 454-5453 or by DSN 340-5453.
Arnold AFB Family Support Counsel Charter
The mission of the Family Support Council is to have a standing forum where issues relating to the quality of life for the spouses and families of AAFB are addressed and considered in the operations of AAFB. The Family Support Council will help be the cornerstone of the AAFB family support system, helping DoD personnel and families enhance their readiness and quality of life. To accomplish its mission, the Family Support Council performs the following primary functions:
• Serves as the primary advisory body on matters related to family readiness to AEDC/CC.
• Develops and champions, as needed, initiatives that increase the quality of life for the DoD personnel and their family members.
• Establishes and maintains close relationships with off base and on base partners in the pursuit of outstanding support and care for DoD personnel and families.
• Establishes close relationships and communication with DoD spouses.
• Performs additional tasks, as necessary, to ensure the care and support of all DoD AAFB families.
For additional information, contact the Arnold Medical Aid Station at (931) 454-5351
The AF 101 Spouses Handbook is a great resource for spouses new to the Air Force. Everything Air Force from Acronyms to Zulu Time. Even if you are a seasoned spouse, this book is a great read.
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:
Contact Arnold AFB TMO at: (931) 454-7805 or DSN 340-7805
Contact Fort Campbell TMO at: (270) 798-7151 or DSN 635-7151
Arnold Air Force Base does NOT provide storage for privately owned vehicles (POVs) nor for household goods for personnel overseas. People offering to sell or lease you a vehicle or household goods via social media should be referred to the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) for possible fraud and/or misrepresentation of their status. OSI may be reached at (931) 454-7820 or DSN 340-7820.