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Base Guide - Newcomers

Whether you arrive during the day or night, weekday or weekend, your first stop should be the 24-hour arrival point at the Edwards' High Desert Inn lodging office, Building 5602, 602 Honts, just off Manzanita Way in the base housing area. Should you need directions or information upon arriving at Edwards, a security forces gate guard will be happy to assist you.

In-processing for all enlisted and officer personnel is conducted at the gaining unit. You should report to your gaining unit as soon as possible after visiting the 24-hour arrival point. Ask your sponsor to escort you. You must take your personnel records and all other documents that you may have hand-carried.

Your unit will contact the Personnel Employment office for scheduling of the Desert Warrior Orientation Program appointment for initial base orientation. DWOP lasts one day, the second and fourth Mondays of each month, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and is held in the Conference Center, Building 5620. The unit will also schedule several appointments, including traffic safety, drug and alcohol awareness, human relations and education briefings. A uniform must be worn when in-processing. In the event of an emergency while en route to Edwards, travelers should call the new unit of assignment. If that information is unknown, call the intro manager at (661) 277-2276 or DSN 527-2276 during the day, or the 24-hour arrival point at (661) 277-3302/3394/4101 or DSN 527- 3302/3394/4101 at any hour.