Simmons Army Airfield
XVIII Airborne Corps
Parham Blvd, Fort Bragg, NC 28310
Simmons Army Airfield is located on the southeast portion of Fort Bragg and supports the aviation needs of the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, Special Operations, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. National Guard aviation units. Simmons is home to 203 aircraft, including UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters, AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters, and CH-47 Chinook Helicopters. The airfield supports combat training and rapid contingency deployments of Fort Bragg’s airborne and special operations communities. Its primary function is to support aviation unit and individual training, aviation unit field training exercises, and aviation multi-service joint training exercises/operations.
There are 270,811 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Simmons Army Airfield and Fort Bragg.
The closest airport is Fayetteville Regional Airport located 11.6 miles from base.
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.
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.
Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (919) 774-9433
To promote responsible pet ownership through humane education, and to provide shelter and care to domestic companion animals until a loving, responsible home can be found, or lost pets are reunited with their guardians.
North Carolina Highway Patrol (919) 733-2126
Base Operator (910) 396-7700
Chaplain (910) 396-3394
Civilian Personnel Office (910) 396-1402
Dental Headquarters (910) 396-2607
EFMP Family Support (910) 907-3395
Family Advocacy Program (910) 396-5521
Family Child Care (910) 396-3415
Housing Services Office
(910) 495-0878- Family
(910) 396-7751- Single
ID/CAC Card Processing (910) 396-7804
Information and Referral (910) 396-8682
Legal Services and JAG (910) 396-0396
(910) 907-5635 -Joel
(910) 907-8282- Robinson
NAF Human Resources Officer (910) 396-8933
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273 – 8255
On-base family housing is available to all ranks and managed by Picerne Military Housing. There are 10 neighborhoods with 2-4 bedroom homes. The estimated wait times are updated bi-weekly and are posted online. Call (910) 495-0878 for more information.
Scotts Mill at Treyburn
14.5 miles from Base
Scotts Mill is a quiet, military-friendly neighborhood in Fayetteville with nice homes.
10.9 miles from Base
Cliffdale West is a safe, family-friendly neighborhood with good schools and a neighborhood watch.
In Fayetteville, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and very cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 90°F and is rarely below 19°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 25 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 71°F. The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 30 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 33°F and high of 52°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.4 months, from May 21 to September 3, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 48% on July 16. The drier season lasts 8.6 months, from September 3 to May 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on October 30.
The overall cost of living in Fayetteville, NC is 1% lower than the North Carolina average and 6% 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 Fayetteville, NC, the city’s goods and services are 3% higher than the North Carolina average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.
Simmons Army Airfield is located at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. The area has a rich history and military background with many museums and monuments dedicated to service members, such as the Airborne and Special Operations Museum and JFK Special Warfare Museum. Fayetteville is a vibrant and modern city that hosts live music nights, night clubs, fine dining restaurants, art galleries, and upscale shopping areas. There are also several beautiful parks, trails, and playgrounds.
Fort Bragg has two large commissaries, two large PX’s, two smaller shopping centers with banks, dry cleaning, fast food options and dine-in restaurants. Throughout the base are gas stations, convenience stores, auto repair shops, movie theaters, skating rink, bowling alley, golf courses, a library, gyms, pools and tennis courts. Additionally, there are a number of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as horseback riding, camping, fishing and hunting.
Some points of interest include Cape Fear River Trail, Cavers Creek State Park, Cameo Art House Theater, Arnette Park, Fayetteville Area Transportation and History Museum, Campbellton Landing, Cape Fear Botanical Garden and Milton E. Mazarick Park.