West PointCommunity

Arrival

West Point Our Military Arrival

See the Getting To & Around Orange County chapter on Page 21 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, about
15 miles from the academy.

SPONSORSHIP

Soldiers should contact their sponsor with their estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, before arriving at West Point.

Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for West Point. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the garrison and the local area, make lodging or dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you settle into your new community.

If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact the Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program at 845-938-3487.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations unless used with a hands-free device.

From Stewart International Airport

Exit the airport and turn left onto Route 207 East (Little Britain Road). At the first light at the intersection with Union Avenue (Route 300), Route 207 becomes Route 300/207 and is called Temple Hill Road. Go straight on Route 300 for approximately 3 miles until you come to “Five Corners,” the intersection of Routes 300, 94 and 32. Go straight through the intersection to Route 32 South and continue for 1.7 miles. After passing over a trestle-type bridge, turn left onto Quaker Avenue toward Cornwall. Take the exit on the right for Bear Mountain and 9W South and continue 5.7 miles over mountainous terrain. Next, you will encounter three exits for West Point

From Interstate 95/New York City

Head north to the George Washington Bridge/Interstate 95 South. Cross the bridge via the upper deck (no toll in this direction), and stay in the right lane. Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north approximately 37 miles until it ends at the Bear Mountain Bridge traffic circle. Follow signs for West Point and Route 9W North and continue for about 3 miles, then exit right onto Route 218 North toward the Village of Highland Falls. Continue 2 miles, through Highland Falls, past the West Point Visitors Center to the Thayer Gate of West Point.

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

Visitors Center

2107 New South Post Road
845-938-2638/7049

Incoming soldiers will report to their unit of assignment to sign-in before reporting to the Military Personnel Division. All soldiers must have copes of their PCS orders and the original DA Form 31 Leave Request. In the event of an emergency or if you report after duty hours, call 845-938-3333 or your unit listed as follows.

Military police and religious support personnel: Report to MP and HHC Headquarters in Building 620, 845-938-8872. After duty hours, report to Provost Marshal Office and MP Desk in Building 616, 845-938-3333.

MEDDAC: All personnel assigned to the U.S. Army MEDDAC will report to Keller Army Community Hospital (Building 900) upon arrival, 845-938-2634/6931. Soldiers arriving after duty hours, call 845-938-0677 for assistance.

DENTAC: All personnel assigned to the U.S. Army DENTAC will report to West Point Dental Activity (Building 606) upon arrival, 845-938-3121. Soldiers arriving after duty hours, call 845-938-7761.

West Point Band: Newly assigned personnel with the West Point Band will report to Building 685 upon arrival, 845-938-2445.

United States Military Academy at West Point: Report to the Office of Admissions, Building 606, 845-938-4041.

TEMPORARY LODGING

Five Star Inn

2113 New South Post Road
845-446-5943
https://tinyurl.com/yareb8un 

The Five Star Inn is open 24/7 for reservations, check-in and checkout, information and message center and wake-up service.

A complimentary continental breakfast and ice machines, coin-operated soda/snack machines and free laundry facilities are available to all guests.

Temporary lodging is available to active-duty and retired military, National Guard and reserve personnel, their family members and DOD and retired civilian employees who are eligible to use Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, without regard to rank. All rooms are nonsmoking and pet friendly; call the hotel at 845-446-5943 for more details on the pet policy.

Recent Posts

Living in Orange County

December 21, 2018

Arts and Museums

December 21, 2018

Parks and Shopping

December 21, 2018

Sports and Recreation

December 21, 2018
Related Posts
This Week in Military History Hero ImageThis Week in Military History Hero Image
It was a joyous occasion when, on February 12th, 1973, the first of Operation Homecoming’s flights touched down…
Hero Image: This Week in Military News (Weekly Rundown)Hero Image: This Week in Military News (Weekly Rundown)
Military News Recap A quick recap of the major US military news stories from the last week: COVID-19…
5 of the Best Military Movies on Amazon Prime5 of the Best Military Movies on Amazon Prime
There is so much content worth watching out there that it can be hard to pick what to…