Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
4th Fighter Wing, 916th Air Refueling Wing
1330 Cannon Ave, Goldsboro, NC 27530
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The base is named for Navy Lt. Seymour A. Johnson, a test pilot from Goldsboro who died in an airplane crash near Norbeck, Maryland, on March 5, 1941. The 4th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and accomplishes its training and operational missions with F-15E Strike Eagles. Two of the wings’ four fighter squadrons are operational units, capable of deploying worldwide on short notice and immediately generating combat power. The other two squadrons are responsible for training all F-15E aircrews for the Air Force. The 916th ARW, a tenant unit at Seymour, is an Air Force Reserve Command Wing under Air Mobility Command. It is assigned 10 KC-135R Stratotankers.
One of the Air Forces most distinguished fighter wings, the 4th Fighter Wing was born in the hearts of the Royal Air Force Eagle Squadrons volunteers who fought for England against the Nazis even before the United States entered World War II. In September 1942, the Eagle Squadrons became the 4th Fighter Group, which destroyed 1,016 German planes, more than any group in history. In the Korean War, the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing destroyed more enemy MiGs than the entire rest of the US Air Force combined. Since that time, through Vietnam, DESERT STORM and our wars of today, the 4th Fighter Wing has been the tip of the spear aimed at America’s enemies. On June 2, 2011, the 4th Fighter Wing was awarded the first ever James “Jimmy” Doolittle Award for outstanding heritage by the Air Force Historical Foundation. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base became active as a Tactical Air Command base and has been an active Air Combat Command (ACC) base since the Air Force’s reorganization in June 1992. The 4th Fighter Wing was re-designated 4th Tactical Fighter Wing in July 1958; 4th Wing in April 1991; and 4th Fighter Wing in December 1995.
The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which is located 70.8 miles from base.
Directions from Raleigh-Durham International Airport:
Get on I-40 E from Airport Blvd
Follow I-40 E and US-70 E to US-70 BYP E in Selma
Take US-70 E to US-70 BYP E in Fork
Continue on US-70 BYP to Goldsboro
Drive to Ash St. in Goldsboro
For those arriving by air, the nearest airport is Kinston, North Carolina, which is 28 miles east of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is located about 70 miles west of the base. Commercial transportation from both terminals is available at a cost: approximately $120.00 for a taxi or limousine service.
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport also has a USO facility for armed forces personnel and their families. Located at the northern end of Terminal 2, the USO provides a safe, inviting atmosphere where one can enjoy a free snack, relax while watching TV, surf the internet, or just pass the time playing cards while waiting for ground transportation to Seymour Johnson AFB. Limousine Service Limousine service that provides transportation from Raleigh Durham International Airport to Seymour Johnson AFB is Starlight Limousines, Inc. They can be reached at 252-566-3100. Because of the high cost of ground transportation, it is highly recommended that you coordinate with your sponsor and arrange for them to meet you at the airport and transport you to SJAFB.
If you are driving from the Raleigh/Durham airport, take Interstate 40 East for approximately 10 miles. Stay in the left lane and exit onto Interstate 440 East, Goldsboro. Then exit onto Highway 70 East to Goldsboro. Once into Goldsboro, take the exit to Seymour Johnson AFB (still on Hwy 70 East), then exit at the Seymour Johnson/Snow Hill exit. This will take onto Berkeley Boulevard, which will lead you directly into the Main Gate of the base. The Welcome Center is on the right, just outside the gate.
Newly assigned members arriving during normal duty hours are required to report to their unit admin section first to receive their unit’s in-processing checklist and Duty Information Worksheet. Newcomers must also attend the Military Personnel in-processing on the first day they arrive. The in-processing is held at 1:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in building 3010 and will last approximately 1 hour. You must bring your sealed packet from your last base, BAS Form (AF Form 220), and Duty Information Worksheet to this appointment. Your unit admin section should be able to assist you with obtaining these forms.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a North Carolina school, a child must be at least 5 years old by August 31st. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
North Carolina Division of Social Services (919) 527-6335
The Division of Social Services provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. The Division promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.
North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services (919) 855-4800
In collaboration with our partners, DHHS provides essential services to improve the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.
Wayne County Humane Society (919) 736-7387
North Carolina Highway Patrol (919) 733-2126
Dental Headquarters (919) 722-1933
EFMP Family Support (919) 722-1123
Housing Services Office (919) 722-0364
ID/CAC Card Processing (919) 722-8702
Legal Services and JAG (919) 722-5322
Contact the HMO as soon as you know you are moving to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. When you arrive at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, you must visit the HMO to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing. Call the HMO at 919-722-0362,0363,0364 for more information.
At Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, military family housing is privatized. Corvias owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Corvias. Call 1-866-639-4552 for more information.
For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Seymour Johnson AFB, Click here to see a complete listing of need to know, community specific items.
UH is provided for unaccompanied Airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each Airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on location.) Unaccompanied Airmen in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above will move into housing in the local community. Call 919-722-8300 for more information about the dorms.
The permanent party UH campus at Seymour Johnson AFB consists of 3 different room configurations.
– First, there is a 2+2, which is a room set up where each Airman has their own bedroom/living area and you share a bathroom with a fellow Airman who lives on the other side of the bathroom.
– Next, there is a 1+1, which is similar in that you have your own bedroom/living area, but you share a kitchen and a bathroom with an Airman who lives on the other side of the unit.
– Finally, there are Dorms-4-Airmen configuration, which is similar to a 4-bedroom apartment; 4 Airmen have their own bedroom and bathroom, but they share the kitchen, dining room and laundry room.
4 miles from base
Mimosa Park West is a newer neighborhood in Goldsboro and it is centrally located.
7.6 miles from base
The Village is a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood in Goldsboro.
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In Goldsboro, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 90°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 97°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 24 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 90°F and low of 72°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 2 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 35°F and high of 53°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.3 months, from May 25 to September 3, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on August 6. The drier season lasts 8.7 months, from September 3 to May 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 31.
The overall cost of living in Goldsboro, NC is 3% lower than the North Carolina average and 9% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Goldsboro, NC the city’s goods and services are 3% higher than the North Carolina average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is located near Goldsboro, North Carolina in Wayne County. The population of Goldsboro is approximately 36,437. The city is situated in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain and is bordered on the south by the Neuse River and the west by the Little River, about 43 miles southwest of Greenville, 55 miles southeast of Raleigh, the state capital, and 87 miles northwest of Wilmington in Southeastern North Carolina.
Goldsboro is full of history, parks, theaters, and entertainment. With four of the best golf courses in Eastern North Carolina, you are sure to test your skills. The climate is right and North Carolina can boast some very fine wineries and vineyards.
Downtown Goldsboro offers shopping, entertainment, and fun for all ages. Visit here for more information.
Some popular sites include Lane Tree Golf Club, Walnut Creek Golf Club, Three Eagles Golfing, A Secret Garden Winery, Cliffs of the Neuse State park, Herman Park, Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium, All Stars Family Fun Center, Tryon Place, and Center Street Jam.
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