Your housing choices On-base or off, a host of options are available in this college town that sees significant turn-over each summer.
The Army Housing Office staff is your first point of contact for all things related to housing – unbiased information to help you make an informed decision about both on-base housing and off-base rentals.
Visit the Army Housing Office in Shughart Hall, 460 Sumner Road, Carlisle 17013 Phone: 717.245.4959/717.245.3322 (DSN is 242)) Email: email@example.com Learn more: https://home.army.mil/carlisle/index.php/Carlisle-Barracks/all-services/hso
Service members are required to report to the Army Housing Office before making arrangements to rent lease, or purchase off-post housing. Service members are advised not to send monetary deposits for housing prior to contacting AHO.
Commuting time is minimal even when you choose off-base housing. A critical point for families, however, is to know which school district you'll be in. Don't assume; school district boundaries don’t match county or borough boundaries. Find the school district for a specific address at this interactive site: http://munstats.pa.gov/Public/FindMunicipality.aspx Note: the 'S.D.' (school district) name appears below the header called "Municipal Tax Rate Summary."
Information about a wide range of regional rentals (furnished and unfurnished) is available at the Army Housing Office. There are many rental options within a short drive of Carlisle Barracks, and some within walking distance. Check online listing services:
For on-base family homes, the AHO provides oversight of the residential community, Balfour Communities. AHO makes certain all processes and procedures are in place and functioning to ensure compliance with the project's legal documents. The Army Housing Office can advise you on the Resident Bill of Rights.
There are 152 student family homes on Carlisle Barracks that are managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. BBC follows Army policy for assignment to Carlisle Barracks Homes, below. BBC homes at Carlisle Barracks was a 2018 Resident Satisfaction Award Winner.
Visit the Carlisle Barracks Homes office in the Delaney Center, 451 Fletcher Rd, Carlisle PA 17013 – weekdays 8 am to 5 pm and Wed to 7 pm; Sat 10-4 pm; Sun noon to 4 pm.
Student on-base neighborhoods make it easy for collegial get-togethers, children's friendships, and walking access to the College and post services. Learn more about student homes on base that are managed by Balfour Communities: www.carlislebarrackshomes.com– e.g., the Delaney Neighborhood Center, floor plans, photos, policies in these student neighborhoods.
For on-base families, contact the Carlisle Area School District to check which particular CASD school is aligned with your assigned address.
Of greatest importance ... is the housing process, and that went very well
The Sgt. Andrew McConnell Youth Center is a $6 million, 20,000 square foot facility with features designed in part by former Youth Services members -- a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes; a gym with a sport court that can be used, interchangeably, for roller-skating, roller hockey, and basketball. The Youth Center is on Bouquet Road, in the Family Section of post: YS, CDC, sports fields and Delaney Club House.
The Moore Child Development Center, at 455 Fletcher Drive, is fully accredited by multiple authorities to offer care for children, 6-weeks through pre-school age, as well as part-day programs for kindergartners. Hourly care programs are available and ready to help relieve some of the stress when trying to juggle the family calendar. The CDC may be open to registered Families during some of the after-hour student social events.
Dunham U.S. Army Health Clinic is a member of the TRICARE Northeast Region and the Walter Reed Health Care System, which partners with HealthNet to provide care.
Dunham is a non-emergency clinic that offers family medicine, pediatrics, optometry, social work and behavioral health, occupational health, and industrial hygiene services. In addition, Dunham offers immunization, laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy support. A Soldier medical readiness center, which includes travel medicine information, is a recent addition to the offerings.
Schedule appointments by calling the clinic information line at 245-3400 or toll free at 1-877-787-2569. Follow the prompts to reach the Appointments Section,
Patients must wait for the prompt to begin before making selections. Active Duty calling from an office phone on Carlisle Barracks can dial 106 to schedule appointments for the service member. Cancellations can be made by calling 245-3325, please leave name of patient, sponsor's social security number, date of appointment, and name of provider. Please speak slowly and clearly when using this line.
Don't like waiting on hold to schedule an appointment? You can now schedule your appointments online with only a few clicks of the mouse. If you have questions regarding the TRICARE Program, benefits, or eligibility criteria, please call 1-800-538-9552.
To schedule an appointment online:
The Appointments Section schedules appointments for family medicine, pediatrics, immunizations, optometry, mammography, and gynecology. The Clinic has specialty providers on a limited basis. All appointments with specialty providers require a referral from the patient's PCM. Once a referral is acquired, the Appointments Section will schedule the appointments for specialists located at the Clinic.
Space Available Access Standards
Acute Only: An acute appointment can be booked 2 hours in advance. If there are no available acute appointments within 2 hours, the patient will have to call back and check for an appointment later in the day.
School, sports, work, child care and drivers' license physicals all require a scheduled visit.
All children (including family members of AWC student) entering 1st, 6th, and 11th grades must have a physical. During the week of centralized in processing, students will be provided a flyer with the dates set aside for youth physicals, information about necessary documents required at the time of the appointment and the procedure for scheduling physical exam appointments. Questions can be directed to the Dunham Community Health Nurse at (717) 961-2009.
If a child is participating in any sport, it will be necessary to bring a separate form for sports physicals. Drivers' license physical forms can be found in the drivers training booklet. This form must be signed by the applicant in the presence of the provider conducting the physical. If another physical is required within 3 - 6 months and has been done at Dunham, it will only be necessary to bring in the form and leave the information with the PCM for 48 hours, then pick up the form at Outpatient Records or leave info for mailing/faxing of the form.
More information on Dunham can be found at https://www.facebook.com/DUSAHC/
Carlisle Barracks is also home to an Army Wellness Center. Army Wellness Centers complement care of primary care physicians at installation medical treatment facilities, according to the U.S. Army Public Health Command. The centers provide health promotion services and education tailored to meet individual patient needs. Army Wellness Center programs and services are available to all Army personnel. This includes active-duty soldiers and retirees, their family members, DoD civilians, and Reserve/National Guard components.
For more information call (717) 245-4004.
An Army post that honors its military tradition, Carlisle Barracks has the beauty, charm and convenience of a college campus. The small post features the chapel; a retail area (Commissary, Exchange/ Class VI, Exchange vendors like laundry/dry cleaners, more); a youth area (anchored by the Delaney Clubhouse on one end, the new McConnell Youth Center on the other, with the Moore Child Development Center and youth sports field in between); the medical/dental 'corner;' a campus-wide set of fitness opportunities; and recreational venues scattered throughout the post and adjoining (bowling, golf, movie theater, and LVCC's Pershing's Tavern, Tiki Bar, dance classes, etc).
The Commissary is open six days a week (closed on Mondays) and features a bakery, custom photo cakes, deli, fresh sandwiches to go, party cakes, rotisserie chickens and sushi.
The Exchange complex here features a Subway, barbershop, optical center, pharmacy pick-up and LIMITED clothing sales. There are more uniform options (Army only) available at Ft. Indiantown Gap.
The Class VI is located inside of the Exchange and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sat and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Reynolds Theater shows first run movies on Friday and Saturday evenings, with shows starting at 7:30 p.m. There are also special children's movie matinees scheduled during the year.
Barracks Crossings is home to the frame shop and auto center.
The Post Chapel supports Catholic and Protestant congregations and services, and can guide all to religious services throughout the region. For more information visit https://home.army.mil/carlisle/index.php/Carlisle-Barracks/all-services/us-army-war-college-memorial-chapel.
The Letort View Community Center offers a venue for weddings, anniversaries, conferences, retirement ceremonies, or other special occasions. It features more than 15,000 sq feet of flexible meeting/banquet space, an outside pavilion with poolside bar, dedicated professional catering staff, and creative cuisine.
The Splash Zone Swimming Pool for cool summertime fun. Located behind the Letort View Community Center, it offers a large slide, separate baby pool and splash pad. A sand volleyball court is available on a first-come, first-served basis during pool hours of operation. Volleyballs are available at the snack bar or you may bring your own.
The Carlisle Barracks Golf Course is one of the finest in Cumberland Valley. It measures more than 6,300 yards, has a par 72, and is fully irrigated, with a normal golfing season from April - November. It also features a recently constructed practice facility that includes a driving range, practice putting green, and a green with a bunker. The golf course running/walking track is popular and beautiful and connects to the Army Heritage and Education Trail for added interest.
Strike Zone Bowling Center offers 6 synthetic lanes, automatic scoring, bumper bowling, a pro shop and Strike Zone Pizza.
Outdoor recreation offers easy access to skiing, indoor rock climbing, cycling, white water rafting, camping, or mountain climbing just to name a few. Call 717-245-4616 for more information.
Jim Thorpe Fitness Center - Whether you are looking for the latest equipment, personal trainers, or a variety of exercise classes, Jim Thorpe Fitness Center has it all for you. You'll find all the amenities you need in an environment that makes you feel at home, regardless of your fitness level.
Indian Field Fitness Center - Located across from Root Hall, the fitness center features cardio equipment, free weights, tread mills, elliptical machines and more. The center also has women-only area open from 9-11 a.m. daily.
Root Hall Gym- Located adjacent to the Root Hall academic building, is home to a full size basketball and volleyball court, regulation-size racquetball/handball court, and men's and women's locker rooms with saunas. Seminar basketball and volleyball programs are also conducted here.
Army Wellness Center- The centers provide health promotion services and education tailored to meet individual patient needs. Working with primary care managers, the staff offers advice on preventive care based on a patient's environmental and genetic risk factors to develop comprehensive care plans, and wellness centers will help patients make healthy lifestyle decisions by providing access to resources through state-of-the-art fitness testing, healthy nutrition advice, stress reduction using biofeedback, fitness programs and health education.
The County Fair, during Zero Week, brings together both on and off-post businesses and service to help you a one-time opportunity to learn about what your new community has to offer.
A Welcome Picnic/ Boatyard Wars, Friday evening of Zero Week, is a dual event held at the Post Pool for Student/Fellows and Families. Families will enjoy food, games, music, and a kid-friendly play area while meeting each other in first beginnings of friendships that will last the year and even longer. The always-entertaining Boatyard Wars is a very informal team-building event that encourages seminars to get to know each other in a friendly competition -- while being cheered on by friends and Families.
At Kids Day, the McConnell Youth Center opens its doors to the Carlisle Barracks community to showcase all the programs and opportunities available. Featuring free food, games, a DJ and water activities, this is a perfect time for your kids to meet other children on post.
"Welcome Jams" are age-specific icebreakers held at the pavilion next to the pool, soon after families have all arrived. Scheduled separately for middle school kids and for high school teens, they feature ice breaker activities, games with prizes, DJ music, dancing, and free food.
To officially start the Army War College academic year, the Convocation Ceremony in Bliss Hall formally introduces the student body to the USAWC faculty and key staff members. Spouses are invited into Root Hall seminar rooms and the post-Convocation coffee social.
Child Development Center Programs, School-age programs, Youth Sports, Youth Center - all co-located in the Family-Centric area of post... a walk away. [See Families Section] for details.