Military personnel at Arnold gain the best of both worlds when it comes to affordable housing.
Arnold Lakeside Club
Walking/jogging trail around lake
Woods Reservoir Beach and Recreational Area
School Bus service to Tullahoma School System
All military personnel must check in with the military housing office before making off-base housing arrangements.
With certain military moves, you may find yourself looking for housing that’s a little less permanent before making long-term arrangements. There are several temporary housing options that may be right for you. Explore the information about temporary housing facilities including allowances, lodging rates and eligibility.
Temporary Lodging Facility
The Wingo Inn is located on the beautiful shores of Woods Reservoir. The facility was recently renovated and all rooms received new furnishings, televisions, and a VCR/DVD player. If traveling on orders, please contact the Wingo Inn front desk for reservations at 931-454-3099. For those traveling space available, reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. Pets are not authorized within the Wingo Inn. The Wingo Inn will provide a list of local kennels if requested. Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
Military and Family Support Centers are part of the network of agencies, programs, services and partnerships which supports the overall well-being of military families. Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation to connect with key programs, services and support systems. Programs and services may vary across services and installations.
- Deployment support provides information, education and support to assist you and your family during all phases of the deployment cycle.
- Relocation assistance provides an array of services during the relocation process to meet your moving needs.
- Personal financial management provides information, education and one-on-one financial counseling to assist you and your family in maintaining your financial readiness.
- Employment assistance offers comprehensive information, tools and resources to support career exploration, training and licensing, and employment readiness.
- Family life education provides information and education to assist you and your family in developing resilience skills that can help as you navigate your mobile military lives.
- Information and referral can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs to determine appropriate forms of assistance and in locating services and programs available both on and off your installation.
- The Transition Assistance Program prepares separating, retiring and demobilizing service members (and their families) with the information, skills and knowledge necessary for a successful transition from military to civilian life. The first step in your transition process is to complete the congressionally mandated pre-separation counseling session, which furnishes detailed information on the various benefits and services available.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs, such as the Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Advocacy Program and the New Parent Support Program. These services vary by location.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program is responsible for the prevention of and response to child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse/intimate partner violence in military families. It works with civilian social service agencies, military and civilian medical providers, law enforcement, legal personnel, chaplains, and child and youth programs to provide a coordinated community response. The goal of the program is to promote the prevention, early identification, reporting and treatment of child and spouse abuse.
Program services vary by installation, but generally include:
· Public awareness campaigns, education and support for couples and parents
· Parenting support at every age and stage, including New Parent Support Program home visits for expectant parents, new parents and families with young children
· Safety planning, advocacy and support for domestic abuse victims
· Clinical treatment for offenders and all affected family members as appropriate
Family Advocacy Program prevention, education and outreach services vary by installation and may be offered in coordination with military or civilian partners. Contact your installation Military and Family Support Center or Family Advocacy Program for local listings. Sample services include the following:
- Life skills education and skill-building training on topics including stress and anger management
- Seminars on healthy relationships, couples communication and conflict resolution
- Parenting support, including the New Parent Support Program, playgroups, and in-person and online learning opportunities for families at every age and stage
- Counseling or referrals to services tailored to meet specific family needs and schedules
New Parent Support Program
The New Parent Support Program is a team of support staff — made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists — that focuses on providing individualized support for new and expecting parents. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes. Find out what’s available at your installation. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out a nearby installation to see if they have additional resources.
The New Parent Support Program offers information, support and guidance to military families who are expecting a child or have a child 3 years old or younger. Services are provided free of charge to eligible families. Program staff provides support in the areas of pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant and toddler care and safety, growth and development, parenting and family relationships through home visits, classes, support groups and referrals to community services. New Parent Support Program staff understands the impact that military life can have on expectant and new families and assists families in coping with these special situations. Program services are tailored to each family's unique circumstances and can help with preparing for parenthood, parenting skills, understanding growth and development, couple communication and stress management.
Relocation assistance can provide support if you’re preparing to move or PCS. The programs and services defined below are provided by the Military and Family Support Center. In addition to the assistance program, a variety of other services may be available. Check the additional information topic to see what unique installation services are available to you.
If you are approaching a permanent change of station, or PCS, you may have questions about your upcoming move. As part of the Military and Family Support Center, the relocation assistance program provides services and resources to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Below is a listing of resources.
- PCS planning — Most relocation assistance programs offer counseling/consultations to assist in the moving process. Those making their first military move, those making their first overseas move or those with challenging or complex situations should contact their installation relocation assistance office as soon as possible for information and assistance.
- MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and Military OneSource — For managing and planning your move, you may want to take advantage of these Department of Defense-sponsored online resources and tools.
- Loan Closet — Loan Closet offers basic household goods while your personal property is in transit. Typical items include pots and pans, dishes, silverware, irons, ironing boards and infant or toddler car seats. Generally, towels and bed linens are not available, so these should be packed in your express shipment. This service varies by service and installation.
- Workshops and briefings — Workshops vary from installation to installation, but you may find classes on housing options, moving with children, moving with pets or general moving preparation and resources.
- Pre-departure briefings — These briefings may be called Smooth Move or PCS Briefing and provide essential information about your next duty station. These briefings can be critical in setting you up for success during the transition to your next duty station.
- Settling-in services — Welcome Wagon services or local area tours may be a part of your installation’s settling-in services. Overseas arrival services may include introductory language classes and cultural awareness training.
- Foreign-born spouse support — Whether you have questions or concerns about immigration and naturalization, learning the English language or how to use local transportation, the relocation program provides assistance, classes and referrals.
- Emergency assistance — From time to time, emergencies occur while moving. The Relocation Assistance Program office has the resources to provide emergency financial assistance and referrals.
Programs and services may vary across the installations.
The Military Personnel Office facilitates in-processing and newcomer orientations. For questions contact DSN 340-7824/4823 or Comm: 931-454-7824/4823.
Service Specific Information
The Military Personnel Section is a Consolidated Geographically Separated unit Personnel Office that provides comprehensive personnel services. Services include, but is not limited to Customer Support, such as inprocessing and ID card services (administered by ATA partners); force Management Services, such as Leave and Duty Status programs, enlisted and Officer Classifications, Performance Evaluation Program, Promotions, Special Actions, WAPS, testing, Awards & Decorations; and Career Development Services including retention, separations & retirements (to include Survivor Benefit Plan), reenlistments, and outbound assignments and readiness. These services are administered fully by the AEDC DPM team with support from our servicing Military Personnel Section located at Eglin AFB, Fl.
Special and Critical Installation Information
Arnold AFB requires a unique security badge for entry to the Arnold Engineering Development Center. For military personnel, the Military Personnel Office will submit the required paperwork to the Pass and Registration building for processing when they receive your orders. To obtain your security badge, you should coordinate with your sponsor to meet you at the Pass and Registration building, located adjacent to the Main Gate, upon arriving at Arnold AFB.
All firearms must be registered on base. For additional information on registering firearms contact Security Forces at 931-454-5223.
Child Care and Youth Programs
The Department of Defense takes great pride in the variety and quality of services provided to children and youth on installations worldwide. While the services provided may vary by location, the standards and quality of services are consistent and meet established regulations.
Family Child Care
Children ages 6 weeks to 12 years may receive care in the private home of a certified family child care provider living in government-owned or leased housing. Family child care is typically available weekdays and with additional care provided during evenings, weekends and flexible hourly care for shift work. Regulations limit the number of children who receive care at any one time to no more than six children under age 8 and no more than two children under age 2. Family child care providers must be certified to operate by the installation. Individual providers may voluntarily seek national accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care and are provided local support, training and materials to accomplish this goal.
Requesting Child Care
Military families may request child care by visiting MilitaryChildCare.com. This Department of Defense website serves all military families seeking child care (including Child Development Centers, Family Child Care and school age care programs) and provides access to military-operated child care options world-wide. Families may search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their profile online, simplifying the process for finding child care.
Child Development Centers
Child development centers, or CDCs, generally offer child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Care is available Monday through Friday, with some locations offering options, such as extended hours, weekend care and respite care. Child development centers vary in size and larger installations may operate multiple facilities. Programs are certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by a national accrediting body, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
School-Age Care Programs
School-age care programs provide care to children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is offered before and after school, during non-school days and summer vacations. School-age care programs may be located in Department of Defense youth centers, child development centers or in other suitable facilities. All programs are certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by a national accrediting body, such as the Council on Accreditation.
Dynamic programs for youth ages 5 through 18 years are provided in approximately 300 youth and teen program facilities worldwide. A wide variety of offerings includes activities in physical fitness and sports, the arts, life skills, career and volunteer opportunities. Installation programs may also collaborate with other youth-serving organizations, like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and USDA/4-H programs.
Outdoor Recreation (ODR) is the hub for our FamCamp, Crockett Cove, Dogwood Ridge, marina, equipment rental, RV/boat storage, pavilion rental, licenses, permits, and discounted tickets (ITT - Information, Tickets, and Travel). The main office is located on Westover Road and is the check in point for all areas. Patrons must have access through the Arnold Village Security Gate, or be accompanied by someone who does, to utilize ODR.
Reservation policy for overnight stays with Outdoor Rec:
Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve may make reservations for FamCamp, Crockett Cove, or Dogwood Ridge up to 90 days in advance. Retired Military may reserve up to 60 days in advance. DOD Civilians may reserve up to 30 days in advance. All other eligible patrons may reserve up to 20 days in advance. Check-in is 2pm and check-out is 10am. Leashed and vaccinated pets are welcome at FamCamp and Crockett Cove but NOT Dogwood Ridge. Please have current copy of shot records available upon request. All fees are due at time of reservation.
The FamCamp is located on the banks of Woods Reservoir with 36 RV sites (15 pull through) and 16 tent sites. RV sites are all equipped with 30 and 50 AMP 115V service. FamCamp amenities include bathhouse with shower, barbeque grills, fire rings, lantern hangers, boat launch pad, picnic and beach area, covered pavilion, washer/dryer service, and limited wet slips by reservation.
Crockett Cove offers five rustic cabins with scenic lake view. All cabins are equipped with heat/air, mini fridge, microwave, porch swing, grill, and picnic table. A bathhouse is on site along with beach, boat dock, pavilion, and volleyball. Cleaning supplies are provided but linens must be provided by user. The one room cabins sleep up to 4 and include a double bed, bunk bed, table and chairs. The two room cabins sleep up to 6 and include a double bed, two bunk beds, table and chairs.
The Marina offers rental of pontoons, fish/ski boats, Craig Cats, kayaks, jon boat, aqua tricycle, stand up paddle boards, pedal boats, and canoes. Never operated a boat? No problem! Our staff will give you the training you need. Join us on the water of Woods Reservoir for a relaxing, fun-filled adventure. Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve may make reservations with our Marina up to 7 days in advance. All other eligible patrons may reserve up to 5 days in advance.
Equipment rental items include tents, canopies (ranging in size from 10x10 to 40x60), tables, chairs, white arch, trailer grills (charcoal 2x5ft or gas [propane not provided] in 2x4ft, 2x5ft, or 3x6ft), cornhole bag toss game, ladder golf, fishing rods, ice chests, camping gear, bicycles, disc golf, inflatable screen for outdoor movies, and more.
Inflatables are available for rent in a variety of styles and sizes. Click here to see the current selection and per day/2 day rental prices.
RV and boat storage are available with monthly fees. The RV storage yard is secure fenced with lighting and can accommodate 35-40 ft RVs. Marina boat storage is available in covered wet or dry.
Pavilions are available for rent with one at Arnold Lakeside Beach, two at Crockett Cove area, and one at Dogwood Ridge. Reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance. Apr-Sep must also have cabin rented to reserve Crockett Cove or Dogwood Ridge pavilions.
Licenses and Permits are available for hunting, fishing and wood cutting.
Arnold Golf Course is Arnold Air Force Base's military golf course. However, the course has obtained a waiver and is open for public play. The golf facility consists of a 9 hole golf course, full driving range, practice chipping and putting greens, practice bunker, and 18 hole FootGolf course. The golf shop, Mulligan's Grill, and locker rooms are located in building 2815 near Tullahoma about 7 miles from the main base off of Wattendorf Highway.
The course features tight, tree-lined fairways and very small, elevated greens. There are several sets of tee boxes at each hole, allowing golfers to get a different "look" when playing the second 9 holes during an 18 hole round. The course measures 3,193 yards and par is 35 or 36 depending on what set of tee boxes are played. The course is known for lengthy and tight par 3s that incorporate small, sloping greens. Demanding and precise shots will be required to hit fairways and greens at Arnold Golf Course, and that's what makes it so much fun!
If soccer is more your sport, then try FootGolf. FootGolf follows the basic rules of golf while using a soccer ball to kick into holes. Basically, FootGolf is the combination of golf and soccer. It is played by kicking a soccer ball on a golf course with the objective of getting the ball into an oversized (21-inch diameter) hole in the fewest amount of kicks. It’s 99% golf minus the equipment. Anyone can do it! You just have to be able to kick a ball. There is no age restriction as long as pace of play is maintained. It is fun for the whole family. It’s much less expensive, and there is no equipment required other than a #5 soccer ball. It is great exercise and it plays faster than golf.
Golfers and FootGolfers may play simultaneously although there may be times it is designated strictly for one or the other depending on tournament schedule or league play.
Mulligan's Grill serves lunch every day starting at 10:30am and breakfast is available on weekends. A "to go" parking area is right outside the grill for ease in picking up carry out orders. The grill has WiFi and is a favorite spot even for those who do not play the course.
Hours of Operation:
Pro Shop & Driving Range
April-October daily 7am–7:30pm
November-March Monday-Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday/Sunday 8am–5pm
Monday - Friday 10:30am-2pm
Saturday/Sunday 7am–2pm Apr-Oct 8am-2pm Nov-Mar
Holidays may vary
For more information call 931-454-GOLF or 931-454-FOOD.
The Fitness Center offers a variety of health and fitness opportunities to eligible users. The facility has a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball court, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, free weights, showers and lockers. A 1.75 mile wooded trail is adjacent to the center and a quarter mile track is located behind the A&E Building. Bicycle check out and group classes are also available. Certified staff are on hand to offer fitness assessments and personal training. Some areas are restricted access. Patrons must have access through the Main Base Security Gate.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 5am–7:30pm
Daily use of the Fitness Center is for authorized users only. Please inquire about eligibility. For information call 931-454-6440.
Arnold Lakeside Center
Arnold Lakeside Center (ALC) is a consolidated community center and all ranks club overlooking Woods Reservoir. The ALC offers monthly special events such as First Friday Jam Night, Free Family Movie Nights, Crafts n’ Things Classes, Family Game Night, Last Friday Trivia Nights, and more. Check the monthly calendar (links on upper right of this page) for details. The dining room and bar are open Thursday and Friday nights. The ALC has a bar lounge area with pool table, shuffleboard table, jukebox, and televisions.
Catering services are available for events such as wedding receptions, reunions, or business meetings. The ALC can orchestrate a week-long conference, full-day seminar or luncheon meeting equipped with video and audio capabilities. The main ballroom seats up to 300 and side rooms can accommodate smaller groups. The ALC is also a popular wedding venue with the lake view as backdrop for ceremonies and photographs.
Call 931-454-3350 for reservations or more information.
Hours of Operation:
Movie: Select Tuesdays starting at 6 pm (see calendar or call for specific dates and titles).
Dinner: Tuesday 5 - 7 pm
Thursday & Friday 5 - 8 pm
Bar/Lounge: Thursday 5 - 9 pm
Friday 3 - 9:30 pm
Office/Catering: by appointment
Café 100 is a division of Arnold Lakeside Center located on the main base in the A&E Building, Room C102, just inside the back loading dock doors. Café 100 serves Starbucks brand coffees, Hot Food Line, salad bar, grill to order, pizza, soups, sandwiches, wraps, breakfast, prepackaged items, and WiFi. Restricted access. Patrons must have access through the Main Base Security Gate, or be accompanied by someone who does, to utilize the Barber Shop. Any sponsored guest must check in at the Visitor’s Center.
Call 931-454-5885 to order in advance or inquire about group luncheons.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday