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New York Army National Guard soldiers of the 222nd Chemical Company, based at Fort Hamilton, stand on board a simulated subway car as they conduct a training exercise simulating a joint response to a chemical attack and decontamination situation with the New York Police Department’s Chemical Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Awareness unit at Rodman’s Neck Tactical Village in the Bronx. The soldiers and members of the COBRA training unit used the exercise to share techniques and procedures and to enhance readiness in case of a disaster or terrorist attack. (Photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis, November 2016)

Travel Planning

Temporary Lodging Reservations must be made in advance to ensure availability. Please contact the Intercontinental Hotel Group Army Hotel (IHG) for reservations and information at 718-439-2340 or 718-630-4892. Front Desk Service is available 24hrs, 7 days a week. IHG is located on 107 Schum Ave.If traveling with a pet please call in advance to make reservations. A non-refunable $75 pet fee is required at check in. No more than (2) pets allowed and each pet cannot exceed the 80 pound weight limit.

Command Sponsorship

Concurrent Travel is defined as Travel under which the member is accompanied or immediately followed by the member’s spouse and/or dependents.Command Sponsorship is defined as a dependentbeing entitled to travel to commands at Government expense and endorsed by the appropriate military commander to be present in a dependent's status at aduty location. Both are important when concerning PCS or TDY travel to Fort Hamilton, especially when coming from an overseas assignment. Service members are reminded that if family members or dependents are not specifically included on their military orders, and/or command sponsored, the service member will incur all of the travel expenses out-of-pocket. Service members should contact their unit S-1 or administrative office for further information.

Inprocessing Procedures

All incoming military/civilian personnel must report to the Visitor's Center located on 101st Street and Sterling Drive next to the Main Gate.All personnel are required to have a visitors passor register their vehicle on the Installation. Military personnel assigned toFort Hamiltonwill need toinprocess through their assigned unit. The Personnel Administrative Center (PAC) or the staff of the new unit of assignment will provide all newly assigned soldiers with other inprocessing requirements. Military personnel assigned to the Fort Hamilton Garrison are to report to theMilitary Personnel Office located in building 113 Schum Ave. The Fort Hamilton Personnel's Officehours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 12:00 p.m.and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. The Fort Hamilton Military Personnel Officetelephone number is DSN 312-232-4849 or 718-630-4849.

All Civilian personnel are to report to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) located on 114th White Ave 2nd floor. CPAC can be reached at 718-630-4031. NAF personnel can reach their CPAC representative at 718-630-4809. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Leave Procedures:Ensure that proper leave request is submitted to thepersonnel office prior to taking leave.

Newcomer's Orientation

Please know as Command Policy it is essential that all Military Personnel assigned to the Garrison attend the Newcomer's Orientation.The Military Personnel Office will ensure that a date and time is given on the In-Processing check list.Spouse and family members are also welcome to attend. Newcomer's Orientationis always scheduled the last Thursday of the month. For further information please contact the Relocation Program Manager at 718-630-4462 or 718-630-4754.

What to do if you are married enroute

If you get married before you PCS, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. The Military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow proper procedures.


The Intercontinental Hotel Group Army Hotel (IHG) is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. IHG Hotel consist of the Holiday Inn Express, a newly contructed, hotel style facility, with 46 rooms. All units are equipped with a mini-fridges, microwaves, coffee makers and free wi-fi. Suites are also are equipped with a kitchen, queen size beds and fold-out sleeper couchs. All rooms are pet friendly, which require a $75 non-refundable fee for the first 5 nights and $7.00 per night after. Two out of the 46 rooms are handicap accessible. Cribs are available free of charge upon request as well as roll out beds for a fee of $10.

For reservations, please contact the Holiday Inn Express at 718-439-2340 or book on and off post Army lodging onlineatIHG Army Hotels.

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