See the Getting To & Around Montgomery County chapter on Page 20 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation.
Contact your sponsor and advise him of your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, before your arrival at Maxwell Air Force Base.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for Maxwell Air Force Base. 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 settle into your new community.
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit, or call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 334-953-2353. If you need immediate assistance and your unit is not reachable, call the command post at 334-953-7474.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
Maxwell is in the northwest corner of Montgomery. Exits from Interstate 85 and Interstate 65 leading to the base are marked.
Driving from the East
If you are driving to Montgomery from the east, take Interstate 85 south; follow signs for and merge onto Day Street. This leads directly to the Day Street gate at Maxwell.
Driving from the North
Traveling from the north, take Interstate 65 South into Montgomery. Take the Day Street exit (Exit 171), which will lead to the front gate on the right.
Driving from the South
From the south, take Interstate 65 North to the Herron Street exit (Exit 172) and turn left at the third light onto Maxwell Boulevard. The gate will be on the right.
Driving to Gunter Annex
Gunter Annex is in the northeast corner of the city and can be reached from Interstate 65 South or North. Take the Northern Boulevard exit and then the Gunter exit to Congressman Dickenson Drive. Gunter Annex is on the left.
Driving from the Airport to Maxwell Air Force Base
If you are arriving from Montgomery Regional Airport take a right onto Highway 80 and follow the signs to Interstate 65 North. Take the Herron Street exit and turn left at the third light onto Maxwell Boulevard. The gate will be on the right.
Driving from the Airport to Gunter Annex
To get to Gunter from Montgomery Regional Airport, take Interstate 65 North, then the Northern Boulevard exit. Take the Gunter exit to Congressman Dickenson Drive. Gunter Annex is on the left.
All incoming military members arriving during duty hours should report to their respective units or schools. If you arrive after hours, check in with lodging until your commander’s support staff is available the next duty day. Directions can be obtained from security police on duty at the gates.
Inprocessing for Air University students is handled by the respective schools. Inprocessing for permanent party personnel reporting to both Maxwell and Gunter is conducted by the unit commander’s support staff. Please bring all hand-carried documents given to you during your outprocessing briefing from your losing base (e.g., medical records, personnel records and finance records). Your commander’s support staff will schedule your central inprocessing to complete Personnel Records screening, travel vouchers and military pay matters. Your commander’s support staff will schedule your Right Start inprocessing during unit inprocessing.
545 S. Morris Ave., Bldg. 1017
450 N. LeMay Plaza, Bldg. 682
The University Inn offers temporary lodging. The lodging complex is one of the largest lodging operations in the world. Each room is equipped to meet Air Force standards. Select temporary lodging facility rooms are pet-friendly. Most of the property is dedicated to students attending Air University classes. If lodging is not available on base, obtain a nonavailability statement from University Inn, and a list of government-contracted hotels in the area will be provided.