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Pope Army Airfield

18th Air Support Operations Group, 21st Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Tactics Squadron,43d Air Mobility Operations Group, 427th Special Operations Squadron, Air Force Combat Control School
829 Armistead Street, Pope AAF NC 28308

Pope Army Airfield

Pope Army Airfield is a United States military facility located 12 miles northwest of Fayetteville, in Cumberland County, North Carolina. The facility was formerly known as Pope Air Force Base but is now operated by the U.S. Army as part of Fort Bragg.  Pope has played a leading role in the development of U.S. air-power, with missions ranging from providing airlift and close air support to American armed forces, to supporting humanitarian missions worldwide.

Arriving at Pope Army Airfield
The closest airport is Fayetteville Regional Airport located 11.6 miles from Fort Bragg and 18.6 miles from Pope Army Airfield.


Bus routes are provided through the Fayetteville Area System of Transit, and Amtrak runs a service to the area from the Atlantic Coastline Railroad Station. Taxis are also available directly from the airport to the base. Temporary lodging is available at the Airborne Inn but soldiers who in or out processing from Fort Bragg have priority.


Soldiers arriving at Fort Bragg assigned to the 18th Airborne Corps should report to the Fort Bragg Reception Company, Bldg 4-1238 on Normandy Drive. Unaccompanied SSG and below soldiers are assigned a barracks room, and platoon to complete their in-processing.


The Fort Bragg Reception Company is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist newly assigned soldiers and their families. The Fort Bragg Reception Company’s telephone number is 910-396-4244/4250.  All Soldiers sign into the Reception Company, Seniors, SSG(P) and above, after signing into the Reception Company are to return the following duty day, except Wednesdays, at 10:00 a.m. to receive an in-processing brief and packet to assist them with processing into installation activities and agencies. Soldiers are allotted 5 duty days to complete the in-processing checklist and sign-out at the Reception Company.


Questions concerning in-processing or leave extensions should be directed to Replacement Company at 910-396-4250.


All officers arriving to Ft Bragg, need to report to the Officer Management Division (OMD), Soldier Support Center, 2nd Floor, Wing A, to in-process and verify orders. Officers being assigned to USASOC, WOMAC, 44th MED BDE, DENTAC, JAG, 1st TSC and the 82d ABN DIV will be given further instructions. Chaplain’s need to report to the Installation Chaplain’s Office, Bldg 1-2336, located on Hamilton St. to receive their assignment memorandum prior to in-processing OMD.


It is recommended that Seniors, SSG(P) and above, and Soldiers accompanied by their family make temporary housing arrangements before they report. The on-post reservation office is located at Moon Hall and can be reached at 910-396-7700. The Airborne Inn is the only on post official lodging facility. Statements of non-availability are only issued if official on post lodging is not available. Official travelers must attempt to gain on post official lodging first before a Statement of Non-availability is issued.

Base Population
There are over 3,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Pope Army Airfield and approximately 270,811 assigned to all of Fort Bragg.