Dyess Air Force Base is in the southwest corner of Abilene, Texas, about 180 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
From Abilene Regional Airport
The closest airport to the base is Abilene Regional Airport, which services the Abilene and the Dyess community. It is about 15 miles east from Dyess Air Force Base. The airport is served by American Airlines. Taxis are available to bring you to the base, while Avis, Hertz and Enterprise offer car rental services.
From the East
While on I-20, take exit 283A (U.S. 83/U.S. 277), which is a left exit off the interstate. Follow this road to the Dyess Air Force Base exit (S. Seventh Street). Turn right onto S. Seventh Street and go about 1½ miles to the intersection of South Seventh and Arnold Boulevard. Turn left on Arnold, getting into the right hand lane, and go one block to the intersection of Arnold Boulevard and Military Drive. Turn right onto Military Drive. The Tye Gate entrance to the base will be a couple miles down the road on your left.
From the West
While on I-20, take exit 279 (Business I-20 toward Abilene ). Follow this road to the Dyess Air Force Base exit (FM 3438). At the end of the exit, turn right onto Arnold Boulevard . About ¾ mile down is the intersection of Arnold Boulevard and Military Drive. Turn right onto Military Drive. The Tye Gate entrance to the base will be a couple miles down the road on your left.
Contact your Commander’s Support Staff, Military Personel Flight or the Airman & Family Readiness Center at your current base to request a sponsor. This request should be part of every PCS move. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.
The security guard at the front gate can direct you to the Inns of Dyess, the 24-hour arrival point for the base. If you arrive during duty hours, report directly to your duty section, then to your respective Group Commander’s Support Staff (CSS)/Group Orderly Room. If you arrive after duty hours, you should report to your duty section on the first duty day, then to your Group Commander’s Support Staff/Group Orderly Room to in-process and to schedule appointments for the Wing Right Start briefing.
Shortly after your arrival, you’ll join the the Right Start program; family members are encouraged to attend. At Right Start, you will receive mission briefings from senior officers and view a video presentation about the history of Dyess and its relationship with the Abilene community. You’ll receive informative briefings from organizations such as wing safety, base services, the fitness center and the chapel. An integral part of Right Start is the information fair. Your commander’s support staff will schedule you for the Right Start briefing upon your arrival.
You will need to turn in your records when you in-process, so please have them with you. Assistance with in-processing is yet another area where your sponsor can provide invaluable assistance.
The Inns of Dyess
441 Fifth St. 325-696-2681
The recently renovated Inns of Dyess is open 24 hours daily and offers lodging while you begin in-processing. Most rooms are within walking distance to the dining facility, club, base exchange and commissary. Dyess Inn reservations can be made for families inbound on PCS orders; however, reservations are not always guaranteed. Accommodations are on a first come, first serve basis by your reservation number. All rooms are nonsmoking; a limited number of pet-friendly rooms are available.
When making reservations, you will need to provide your name, social security number, rank, organization, arrival date and number of people in your family. Those who do obtain accommodations in one of the 40 TLF quarters may stay a maximum of 30 days. Extensions may be granted in cases of hardship if vacancies exist.