During duty hours (weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) new arrivals should report to their unit of assignment, where they will inprocess. Base inprocessing is conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 8 a.m. in Room 3149 of Bldg. 1150.
Inprocessing members must bring a pen, three copies of their PCS orders, their personnel and finance records, if applicable, and the envelope provided to them by their previous Outbound Assignments Office. Members are required to be in uniform.
The actual inprocessing will take about one hour. However, customer support will provide members with a base inprocessing checklist that may take up to two days to complete. In addition, all newcomers will be scheduled to attend a Wing Orientation and will attend mandatory courses in drug abuse, education and driver’s training. If required, some members will also attend maintenance training.
First-term Airmen reporting to their first duty station also will be scheduled for an eight-day training program at the First Term Airman Center. During that time, they will receive inprocessing briefings as well as base and community information and ancillary training.
At inprocessing, members will complete all paperwork related to their move. As part of this process, the members’ ID cards will be updated to reflect their new duty assignment.
As part of the inprocessing program, newcomers are scheduled for a finance briefing where they will be assisted in completing their travel vouchers, and pay questions will be answered. Their master military pay account will be updated to reflect their entitlements at Luke AFB. Direct deposit is required for all military personnel, so to help smooth inprocessing, newcomers are encouraged to maintain their direct deposit during PCS.
As part of the “Medical Right Start” program, newcomers are oriented to services provided by the 56th Medical Group and are educated on how and when to access care.
Beneficiaries are also informed of their TRICARE options, and enrollment is transferred. Medical and immunization records are reviewed to determine health care needs. This program is mandatory for all active-duty members, but dependents and retirees are also welcome.
Civilian employees should report to the Civilian Personnel Office on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to inprocess. The Civilian Personnel Office is in Room 1179 of Bldg. 1150.
Newcomers are encouraged to visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center, in Bldg. 1113 across from Fowler Park, shortly after arrival. As part of its relocation assistance program, newcomers are provided information about the local area including community maps, brochures, school data, crime rates, recreational activities and Heartlink, which is an orientation for military spouses.