Seymour Johnson AFB

Location

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina,  midway between Raleigh and the coast, in Wayne County.

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History

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 Field, named after Goldsboro native and Naval Aviator hero Lt. Seymour Johnson, was activated in June 1942, and was deactivated in May 1946. Community leaders, led by Goldsboro Mayor Scott B. Berkeley, Sr., were successful in their campaign to reactivate the base in 1956. 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.

Mission

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 world-wide 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.

Population Served

Seymour Johnson currently has over 530 active duty officers, and over 3, 800 enlisted members and their families stationed here. The base also employs over 1,000 civilian employees plus numerous contractors. The city of Goldsboro has a population of over 37,639, while the county has a population of over 112,000 and continues to grow everyday.

Sponsorship

If you are within 30 days of relocating to Seymour Johnson and have requested a sponsor but have not been contacted by him/her, or you’ve received a short-notice assignment, please contact your Unit INTRO Monitor or our servicing Military Personnel Section at 919-722-8686, immediately. All single first term airmen having difficulty contacting a sponsor should contact our Airman Dormitory Leaders (ADL) during normal duty hours (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tues, Thurs, and 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri) at 919-722-7482/7483/7485/7487 so they can verify your arrival date and start planning for your dorm room assignment.  If you arrive station without sponsorship after hours, weekend, or holiday, you may contact the CE Service Call Desk at 919-722-5139.  The 24/7 service will contact a ADL to assist you with a Hospitality Room in the dormitory until your permanent room is ready for occupancy.

For those who want a temporary mailing address, General Delivery Address procedures are as follows: include Your Name, General Delivery, PSC Box 2000, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531 (located on Wright Brothers Ave., Building 3621).

Temporary Quarters

The Southern Pines Inn has 161 temporary lodging rooms, 69 of which are designed to accommodate families. The facilities consist of 1 and 2 bedroom units and offer designated handicap rooms. A limited number of pet friendly rooms are available (please see the “Pet Friendly Policies and Procedures” flyer in your sponsor package). We highly encourage guests to make lodging arrangements well in advance, to ensure availability, by calling 919-722-0385 or DSN 312-722-0385. Lodging will place a guarantee hold on rooms secured with a credit card until 24:00 on the reserved date. Therefore, it’s very important to update reservations if your travel plans should change.

If you are married and arrive after duty hours and you do or do not have temporary lodging reservations, report to the Southern Pines Lodging Office, 1235 Wright Brothers Avenue. Lodging will help arrange temporary lodging either on base, if available, or off base in a contract hotel.

If arrival is after duty hours and you are single, and your sponsor did not meet you, Lodging will make every effort to locate either your sponsor or first sergeant. If that fails, they will arrange temporary lodging in the hospitality room, or if unavailable, they will contact any available first sergeant who has available accommodations until the next duty day.

Relocation Assistance

The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) has various relocation assistance programs to make your relocation experience a stress free one. Our staff offers individual counseling, a Loan Closet with household items to loan for free, and an Airman’s Attic for E-6 and below. We also offer personal financial management and AF Aid Society Assistance. All newcomers will be scheduled to attend an Airmen & Family Orientation/Right Start and Information Fair which is held at the Officer’s Club. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Childcare is provided thru the “Childcare for PCS” program which includes 20 hours of free childcare and is available to all ranks. This “Child Care for PCS” opportunity expires 60 days after your arrival. For additional information, please contact the A&FRC staff at 919-722-1123/1124 or DSN 312-722-1123.

Critical Installation Information

North Carolina has very strict car seat safety laws. If you are arriving from an overseas base and have purchased a new vehicle there, please note the following: You must have a manufacturer’s certificate of origin and the registration. Maximum car registration costs will be $207 (including the license plate, tax, and title). From then on, license plates will cost approximately $20.00 per year. Military do not pay NC property tax.

Passports and Visas

Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Education Services Flight
1520 Goodson St
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-5800
Phone (DSN) 312-722-5800
Fax 919-722-5809

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
TRICARE Service Center
1057 Jabara Avenue
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-1988
Phone (DSN) 312-722-1988
Fax 919-722-2496

Child Development Centers
Child Development Center
1030 Langley Avenue
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-1198
Phone (DSN) 312-722-1198
Fax 919-722-1196

Commissary/Shoppette
Commissary
1310 Edwards Street
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-0319
Phone (DSN) 312-722-0319

Civilian Personnel Office
Human Resources Employment (Civilian Personnel)
1570 Wright Brothers Ave
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-0117
Phone (DSN) 312-722-0117
Fax 919-722-0107
Fax (DSN) 312-722-0107

EFMP – Family Support
Airman and Family Readiness Center – EFMP Family Support
1200 Wright Brothers Avenue
4 FSS/FSFR
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-1123 / 919-722-1124 / 919-722-1125
Phone (DSN) 312-722-1123
Fax 919-722-1126
Fax (DSN) 312-722-1126

Emergency Relief Services
Air Force Aid Society (Family Support Center)
1200 Wright Brothers Ave, Suite 100
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531-2442
Phone 919-722-1123
Phone (DSN) 312-722-1123
Fax 919-722-1126
Fax (DSN) 312-722-1126

Family Center
Airman and Family Readiness Center
1200 Wright Brothers Avenue
4 FSS/FSFR
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-1123 / 919-722-1124 / 919-722-1125
Phone (DSN) 312-722-1123
Fax 919-722-1126
Fax (DSN) 312-722-1126

Finance Office
Travel Pay/Military Pay Customer Service
1185 Cannon Ave
Bldg 3612
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-5373
Phone (DSN) 312-722-5373
Fax 919-722-5338
Fax (DSN) 312-722-5338

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Hospital/Clinic (Koritz Clinic)
1050 Jabara Ave
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-1802 / 919-722-0826
Phone (DSN) 312-722-1802
Fax 919-722-1597

ID/CAC Card Processing
Military Personnel Element (Customer Service)
1160 Wright Brothers Avenue
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-8702
Phone (DSN) 312-722-8702

Information and Referral Services
Information & Referral (Airman & Family Readiness Center)
1200 Wright Bros. Ave
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-1123
Phone (DSN) 312-722-1123
Fax 919-722-1126
Fax (DSN) 312-722-1126

Legal Services/JAG
Legal Office
1600 Wright Brothers Avenue
Ste. 265
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
Phone 919-722-5322
Phone (DSN) 312-722-5322
Fax 919-722-5316
Fax (DSN) 312-722-5316

Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Assistance Program (Airman & Family Readiness Center)
1200 Wright Brothers Ave,
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531-2442
Phone 919-722-1123
Phone (DSN) 312-722-1123
Fax 919-722-1126
Fax (DSN) 312-722-1126