From the time you arrive at Luke Air Force Base until your departure, nearly every aspect of your career is managed and supported in one facility: the 56th Mission Support Group headquarters, better known as the “blockhouse,” in Bldg. 1150 on the east side of Litchfield Road. This is the hub of personnel activity for military members, their families and civilian employees.
This is where you inprocess and outprocess, update IDs and receive legal assistance, as well as where your pay is processed, your military and civilian records are maintained, and free income tax assistance is offered. This is also where you can sign up for college classes, apply for tuition assistance and take entrance exams, arrange a vacation through the MWR Information, Tickets and Travel Office, get tickets for a downtown play or arrange an airline flight.
The blockhouse is home to the Military Personnel Section, Civilian Personnel Office, Traffic Management Office, Housing Management Office, Finance, Staff Judge Advocate, Retirement Services Office, Inspector General, AF Audit Agency and many other support agencies.
Essentially, the blockhouse provides one-stop shopping for nearly all personnel support.