Updated On: 11/8/2012 9:47:02 AM
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New arrivals and visitors to Fort Huachuca should enter the installation through the Main Gate at the west end of Sierra Vista's Fry Boulevard and the intersection with Buffalo Soldier Trail. The Main Gate Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on weekends and holidays. The Welcome Center can provide temporary and permanent on-post vehicle registration, information on where to locate troop units, and general information about the installation, along with a map to guide visitors to their destination. To obtain a vehicle registration permit, you must provide a valid driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance. A service officer from the Disabled American Veterans, Fry Chapter 14, is usually available to assist veterans needing help with VA claims, rides, etc. Call the DAV at (520) 458-5776 to coordinate times and pick-up points for veterans having appointments in the Tucson Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Officers should sign the register at the organization to which they have been assigned. Newly assigned enlisted Soldiers should report to the Battalion or Brigade S-1 of the unit to which they are assigned, during or after duty hours. (Please see "Where to Report for Sign In" chart.)
Individual Reservists, regardless of rank, will report to the Mobilization and Military/Civilian Support Office in Room B-20 of Building 31122 (Alchesay Barracks) for in-processing on the first duty day after arrival. Pre-arrival coordination with the G-3 Reserve Support Office can be done by calling (520) 533 6627 (during duty hours) or (520) 533-2291 (after hours). The phone number for the Fort Huachuca Army Lodging Office is (520) 533 2222 or (520) 533-2107.
New arrivals start in-processing at their respective units or activities. The unit will make an appointment for Soldiers to process at the Personnel Processing Center in Whitside Hall, Building 41330, near the Smith Avenue traffic circle. The center offers one-stop service to all incoming and outgoing permanent party Soldiers. Services include the processing of personnel records and travel pay. The travel computation personnel of the Defense Military Pay Office handle such matters as permanent change of station travel reimbursement and pay and allotment changes.
A monthly Newcomers' Orientation for Soldiers, family members, and DA civilians is held at Murr Community Center. The orientation includes a tour of the local area. Call Army Community Service at (520) 533-2330 for information concerning date and time.
The Housing Services Office, located in Building 52065, is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. except holidays and can help with off-post housing needs. The phone number is (520) 533-3611. All arriving and departing military personnel are required to process through this branch. Personnel arriving after duty hours, on weekends or on holidays should report to the Army Lodging, Building 43093, for temporary lodging. They should report to their assigned unit the following day. The On-post Family Housing office, also located in Building 52065, is open Monday through Friday during normal duty days from 7:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
ARIZONA VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Individuals who place a child in school, purchase property or are employed in Arizona are required to register their vehicles in Arizona. Although nonresident military personnel have the option to register their vehicles in their home state, they may also register their vehicles in Arizona. Soldiers who do so should obtain a nonresident affidavit, which is available at the Vehicle Registration Office, by presenting their latest Leave and Earnings Statement (DA Form 3686-1) and vehicle registration/bill of sale or contract for resident verification. For vehicle registration, personnel must have proof of ownership, such as a title, if the vehicle has been registered in a title state; a manufacturer's statement of origin if the vehicle was purchased outside the continental United States; or a notarized bill of sale. In addition to the proof of ownership, the previous registration, if any, must be presented. At the time of registration, a vehicle identification inspection is made. The old license plates will be surrendered upon request. The cost for vehicle resident registration in Arizona is computed from a factory list price, prorated to the year of first registration.
ARIZONA DRIVER'S LICENSE
The Sierra Vista Regional Service Center for the Motor Vehicle Division of the Arizona Department of Transportation is located at 5224 E. Charleston Road in Sierra Vista. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on weekends and all legal holidays. Drivers who establish residency in the state are required to hold an Arizona driver's license. Military family members who accept employment in the state must also obtain an Arizona driver's license. The cost for a driver's license for automobiles is based on your age: 16 through 39 = $25; 40 through 44 = $20; 45 through 49 = $15; and 50 and over = $10. Those who surrender a valid out-of-state license need only take a written test and an eye examination. Those with an expired license of more than 12 months must take a Class B Driver's Test and a Written Examination. Services available Monday through Friday are Vehicle Inspections, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Class B Driver's Test and Written Test, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Motorcycle and CDL Written Test, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; CDL Road Test by appointments only; and Motorcycle Skills Test, Tuesday, 8:30 to 11 a.m. The minimum age to apply for a learner's permit is 15 years and seven months. Those applying for a driver's license must be at least 16 years old. Minors must have proof of birth and parental signatures. Additional information can be obtained by calling the office at (520) 459-3696.