Welcome to Maxwell Air Force Base
Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex are located in Montgomery, the Alabama state capitol, and Alabama's historic River Region. Montgomery's Tri-County area is rich in history and combines a small town atmosphere with big city features. Montgomery is centrally located 82 miles south of Birmingham, the largest city in the state, and 162 miles from Atlanta, Georgia. 350,000 people reside in the Montgomery greater metropolitan region. The moderate cost of living, warm climate, location, and military environment attract many military retirees and families to the heart of Alabama.
Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex are located in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery is situated at the intersection of I-85 (East) and I-65 (North and South). Montgomery is 162 miles southwest of Atlanta - an easy 2 1/2 hour drive by car along I-85. The city of Birmingham is located just 82 miles to the north of Montgomery - less than 1 1/2 hours traveling along I-65.
In-processing for Air University Students is handled by respective schools.
In-processing for permanent party personnel reporting to both Maxwell and Gunter is conducted by the unit commander's support staff. Please bring all hand carried documents given to you during your out-processing briefing from your losing base (i.e. medical records, personnel records, and finance records). Your commander's support staff will schedule you for central in-processing to accomplish Personnel Records screening, completion of travel vouchers and military pay matters. Your CSS will schedule you for Right Start in-processing during unit in-processing.
Located in Bldg. 804. Hours of operation are Customer Service Counter 0830-1600 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 0830-1200 Thursday. In-processing briefing is held at 0900 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Customer service DSN: 312-493-3288 or 334-953-3288 Customer service Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Airman & Family Readiness Center for information on employment opportunities, financial counseling, volunteer resources, personal and work life counseling, Air force aide, or assistance for your family member with special needs. – 334-953-2353
All incoming military members arriving during duty hours should report to their respective units or schools. If you arrive after hours, check in with lodging until your Commander's Support Staff is open the next duty day. Your sponsor will be a big help in pointing you in the right direction or taking you to the key locations until you are settled into your new community.
Documents to Hand Carry
Several copies of your orders
ID cards, social security cards, driver’s license and passports
Copies of all insurance policies
Immunization records for all children and pets
School records for the children and high school/college transcripts for the adults
Copies of any occupational licenses and certifications
Spouse resume and last pay statement
Certified copies of birth cert., adoption papers, naturalization papers, marriage licenses, divorce papers, etc.
Purchase agreements for your vehicles, showing state sales tax paid
Vehicle registration and title
Your household goods inventory and any related documentation
Letters of transfer from religious, professional, or social organizations
Letters of credit from current/previous utility companies
Contact information for credit card companies, utility companies, etc.
Copies of prescriptions for medication, eye glasses, or contact lenses
Copies of family medical records, it at all possible
Copies of federal income tax forms
Copies of recent Leave and Earnings Statement
Any other legal documents
Information Assurance Training Certificate
When it comes to moving and changing permanent duty stations, being prepared and making the right decisions can make the difference between a seamless move or one filled with frustrations. Visit the following website for more information: MilitaryInstallations , Plan My Move and www.move.mil
Right Start: This Newcomer’s Orientation program is the Wing Commander’s program to welcome newcomers to Maxwell-Gunter. Right Start is held monthly on scheduled Thursdays. Right Start is mandatory for military members and DoD civilians. Spouses are cordially invited to attend. Military members will be scheduled for Right Start by their CCS. Right Start consists of two parts. Part I is held from 0800-1200 at the Maxwell Club, Building 144. Participants have approximately an hour and a half for lunch before Part II begins. Part II is for active duty military only. It is held from 1345-1600 at Outpatient Ambulatory Clinic, Building 760.
Sponsorship Training: The A&FRC Relocation Program is here to support Sponsors and Command Support Staff who are charged with managing and monitoring the unit level Sponsorship Program. The first step to becoming a successful Sponsor is taking the e-sponsorship application training (eSAT).
Relocation/Sponsorship Awareness Class: This class is open to everyone! The focus is to gain knowledge on relocation resources, connect with bases and local agencies, understand how to utilize electronic tools, and be the best sponsor possible through all phrases of relocation.
PCS Brief/Remote Tour Briefing: Relocating from Maxwell/Gunter AFB? If this is your first PCS or your Fifth the relocation manager can help guide you through the steps to a smooth move.
OTS Smooth Move: Assists service members and their families with preparing for PCS assignments overseas or stateside.
Lending Closet: The Lending Closet provides essential items for the incoming PCSing family while they are awaiting the arrival of their household goods and also to outgoing families. A copy of orders must be presented in order to use this service. Dishes, Toasters, Futons, Silverware, Coffee Pots, Card Tables, High Chairs, Pots/Pans, Mixers, Folding Chairs, Pack and Play, Irons, Ironing Boards. Lodging Kits (with kitchen supplies) are available to make your move a little smoother. NOTE: Plan to bring with you or put in unaccompanied baggage: pillows, sheets, and blankets. Students may also check out items, but members on PCS orders have priority.
Child Care for PCS: The Maxwell Relocation Assistance Program offers the Child Care for PCS Program sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society. This program is intended to help relieve some of the stress felt by families in the process of a PCS move. The Air Force Aid Society will pay up to 20 hours of child care per child in certified Family Child Care homes or the CDC/Youth Center on base. Families with PCS orders are eligible to receive a certificate from the Maxwell Airman and Family Readiness Center relocation staff for use within 60 days of the family's arrival at the base.
Give Parents a Break: Monthly program for the purpose of allowing families a few hours break from the stresses of parenting.
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. The Air Force Aid Society is available to assist with financial emergencies that may occur.
For more information on Relocation call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (334)953-2353 or DSN 312-493-2353.
Air War College and Air Command and Staff College students with families requesting base housing should remember the advance housing application, DD Form 1746, must be received by March 31st of the school year for first round housing assignments. May, June, July and August are extremely high PCS months for Maxwell-Gunter. It is very important that inbound personnel arriving during these months call the Maxwell Traffic
Management Flight in advance at 334-953-4774/4775 or DSN 312-493-4774/4775 to provide contact information.
Housing Referral Office
Visit the Air Force Housing website to find your new home with the Air Force. This website serves as a one-stop shop for Airmen and their families to obtain information about the housing options and support services available to them at Maxwell-Gunter AFB. Maxwell-Gunter Housing Office at 334-953-5718 or DSN 312-493-5718.
If you’re interested in checking out what housing options are available at or near your new location, check out Homes.mil at https://www.homes.mil/homes/DispatchServlet/HomesEntry . Once you begin your search, you’ll gain access to the Housing Early Assistance Tool (HEAT) link where you can begin the process of applying for Military and Privatized Housing as well as obtain information about local community housing.
At Maxwell AFB, military family housing is privatized. Maxwell Family Housing, a Hunt Military Community, 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 Hunt Military Communities.
For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Maxwell AFB, visit Maxwell Family Housing. The website provides information you need to know about the homes and amenities available in the privatized housing community.
Driving From the Airport to Maxwell AFB
If you are arriving from the Montgomery Airport take a right on to Highway 80 and follow the signs to I-65 N - Downtown. Take I-65 N Downtown exit. Take Herron Street exit and turn left at 3rd light onto Maxwell Blvd. and Maxwell Blvd. Gate is approximately 2 miles straight then veer right.
Driving From the Airport to Gunter
To Gunter from Montgomery Airport, take I-65 north and exit at Northern Blvd Exit. Take northern Blvd until you see exit for Gunter. Take right at exit onto Federal Drive and Gate is on your left.
Maxwell is located in the northwest corner of the city of Montgomery. Exits from
Interstates 85 and 65 leading to the base are marked.
Driving from the East
If you are driving to Montgomery from the East, take I-85 south; exit at the Day Street exit
(exit 171). This leads directly to the front gate at Maxwell, 2-3 miles located on the
right. Request directions to the University Inn (billeting) from the Security Forces and
check in at billeting or follow the directions that your sponsor has given you as what to
do upon arrival.
Driving from the North
Traveling from the north, take I-65 South into Montgomery, exit at the Day St exit, (exit
172) and the front gate is approximately 1-2 miles on the right.
Driving from the South
Driving from the South, take I-65 North, (exit 172), Take Herron Street exit and turn left at 3rd light onto Maxwell Blvd. and Maxwell Blvd. Gate is approximately 2 miles on right. Gunter Annex is located in the northeast corner of the city and can be accessed by the Interstate highway system. If traveling from I65 South or North take the Northern Blvd Exit and take the Gunter Exit off the Northern Blvd on to Congressman Dickenson Hwy and Gunter Annex is on the left. Request directions to the University Inn (billeting) from
the Security Forces and check in at billeting or follow the directions that your sponsor has given you as what to do upon arrival.
The Maxwell and Gunter lodging complexes consist of 21 buildings and over 1,200 rooms.
There is lodging at both Maxwell and Gunter. All rooms are provided with a television, telephones, and refrigerators, and many are equipped with a small kitchen facility. Central reservations for both bases can be made by calling DSN 312-493-2055 or 334-953-2055 Option #1 or by visiting http://af.dodlodging.net/propertys/maxwell-AFB . Reservations can be made at University Inn for families inbound on PCS orders to stay in one of the Temporary Lodging Facilities (TLF’s). Those who obtain accommodations will be allowed to stay up to 30 days if quarters are available. Guests arriving after 6:00 p.m., must guarantee their reservations with a valid credit card. It is the guest's responsibility to ensure a valid credit card is given to hold the room after 6:00 p.m. All rooms must be paid for in advance by cash, check, VISA or MasterCard. For those traveling with family pets, the University Inn does have a limited amount of pet friendly TLF’s. If no pet friendly TLF quarters are available then boarding arrangements should be made in advance to care for your animals.
Maxwell-Gunter home page.
Air University’s home page.
Base maps, activities, and information.
My base guide-Maxwell/Gunter
Military relocation information
Search for a home, list property, and contact housing.
Housing referral office.
Maxwell Housing office.
Official DOD Customer Moving Portal
Planning, scheduling and getting ready for the move.
Information, Free books, DVDs, resources, handouts, etc.
Installation guides, base essentials, and information on different duty stations.
Plan my Move
Custom list for moving that shows tasks and how to complete them.
Online sponsorship training
MILLIE is a guide to help buy or rent a home.
Military Kids Connect
Engaging website offering tools and games for military families.
Military Youth on the Move
Check out the videos, articles and more geared to military kids and teens.
Serving River Region Families with Events, Articles and Guides for Parenting Baby to Teens.
Provides programs and resources to address the unique educational challenges that face military-connected children.
Child Care Aware
Helps families and providers locate child care resources in their communities across the United States.
Learn what to do before, during and after a disaster.
Know the Community
Newcomer’s Guide is a great resource for plugging in and making the River Region your home.
Visitor’s guide for the Montgomery Area.
Army Reserve Family Programs
Armed Services YMCA
Blue Star Families
Support. Connect. Empower-for military families by military families
Build a Sign
Provides one free sign to welcome your hero home. You only pay for shipping
Designed to help young heroes cope with the effects of war and deployments
Find care and services for your children, adults, pets and for your home
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids
Support for the social and emotional resiliency of military kids
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Resources and articles for military families.
Educator Guide: Military Child During Deployment
Educators can build coping skills in their students during and after a military deployment.
Family Guidebook: Dealing with Deployment
Guidebook to support parents and caregivers as they help their children handle deployment.
Fisher House Foundation
Housing when you have a service member hospitalized for injury, illness or disease.
American Gold Star Mothers Inc.
An organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country
Gold Star Wives of America Inc.
Support for widows/ widower of service members who died on active duty
Supports service members and their families maintain continuity of care
The American Legion
Nations largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth
Love and Logic
Parenting-Raising responsible children
Screening for Mental Health
Resource for mental health tools
Military's Interstate Children's Compact Commission
Includes the Interstate Compact
National Military Family Association
Provides free camps for children in military families.
A webpage for military families about DoD programs that are available to them.
Military Impacted Schools Association
Serve school districts with a high concentration of military children
Military Officers Association of America
Financial assistance for students who are children of former, current or retired military
Northside Independent School District
Northside I.S.D. Comprehensive Guidance Dept.
National Resource Directory
Connecting Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families with support
Provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of our service members and wounded warriors.
Operation Military Kids
Support for children and youth impacted by deployment
Operation We are Here
Resources for Military Families
Our Military Kids
Grants for the children of National Guard/Military Reserve who are currently deployed
Region 20: Parent Resources
Education Service Center is committed to providing products, information and solutions for parents, caregivers and families.
American Red Cross
Emergency aid and support for military families
Sesame Street for Military Families
Toolkit celebrates families' strength and resilience in next step of their adventure (multimedia intiative)
Sitter City Military Program
Child Care Program for Military Families.
Student On Line Achievement Resources
Resources to help parents with their children’s education (includes on line tutoring)
Information and resources for military families
National Center for Telehealth & Technology
Support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Online tutoring and homework help.
United Through Reading
Parent records reading a book online/via video/tape recorder and it is sent to the child
United Way of San Antonio
USO Transition 360 Alliance
Initiative to help U.S. Military personnel and their families transition back into civilian life after service ends.
The Trevor Romain Company
DVDs and curriculum for military families.