829 Armistead Street
Pope Army Airfield, NC 28308-2404
Phone (DSN) 312-424-2538
Fax (DSN) 312-424-4346
Location: Pope Army Airfield is located in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area. The base is nestled at the northern tip of Fort Bragg, approximately 12 miles northwest of Fayetteville. To the west are the Appalachian Mountains and to the east are the "Outer Banks" and the North Carolina National Seashore.
Cost of Living: Compared to the rest of the country, Fayetteville Metro Area's cost of living is 15.93% lower than the U.S. average.
Base Operator: 910-394-1110 or DSN 312-486-1110
Area Population: Fayetteville metro: 348,940
Child Development Centers: The Child Development Center offers child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Programs include full day care, hourly care, Before and After School Care, pre-school program and special needs care. Call 910-396-4313 or 910-908-4564.
Family Child Care (FCC) homes are available on Fort Bragg. FCC offers in-home care for your children ages 4 weeks - 12 years and are nationally accredited and state certified providers. Call 910-396-3415 or visit their website.
Pope AF members who have children and want to utilize the Child Development Centers or the Youth Center must now register with the Fort Bragg Child and Youth Services (CYS) on the 4th floor or the Soldier Support Center, Bldg 4-2843 on Normandy Drive. For more information call their offices at 910-396-8110/1278 or visit their web site.
Schools: If you live on base, or will receive government housing within 90 school days, you may enroll your children in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) run Fort Bragg Schools system:
Standardized test scores for the Pope Army Airfield Schools listed above are available through the DoDEA Data Center (see them listed under Fort Bragg).
Local School Districts:
Visit the School Liaison website for more information.
Youth Programs: Pope Army Airfield no longer has a Youth Program Facility. It is now located at Fort Bragg and the John J. Tolson II Youth Center is the largest youth center under one roof. The 64,000-square center features a variety of programs to include gymnasiums, computer lab, fitness center, game room and much, much more. You can contact the center at 910-396-5437 or 910-907-5437 for more information.
Airman and Family Readiness Center: Airman and Family Readiness Center, 910-394-2538
Housing: On Pope Army Airfield, there are 627 privatized two, three and four bedroom units available for both Officers and enlisted personnel. In addition, privatized Family housing is available on Fort Bragg in nine different neighborhoods. Please visit theCorvias Military Living and add their website, www.corviasmilitaryliving.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Covias Military Living Office is located at 426 Souter Place, Fort Bragg NC 28307.
For Single or unaccompanied Service Members (E6 and above) Fort Bragg has a Luxury Apartment Community called Randolph Pointe located at 2850 Compass Court. It is within walking distance of popular on-post landmarks: Norh Post PX, Commissary, Class Six Store, and the food court. One or two bedrooms are available and no deposit is required. For more information call (910) 764-5008 or visit their website: www.RandolphPointe.com.
Employment: The area's largest employers are Fort Bragg, Cumberland County Schools and Goodyear Tire Co. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville Metro Area is 9.5%. The median household income is $42,549.
MWR Services: Due to BRAC, recreation at Pope Army Airfield includes the Frame & Design shop, Auto Hobby Center, Bowling, Gym, tennis, swimming pool, and other outdoor activities.
Commissaries: There are no commissaries on Pope Army Airfield but Fort Bragg has 2 -- North Post and South Post
Exchanges System: There are 2 large Exchanges on Fort Bragg (none on Pope Army Airfield)
Financial Institutions on Pope: First Citizens Bank & Trust and Pentagon Federal Credit Union
All MWR facilities are managed by Fort Bragg and you can visit http://www.fortbraggmwr.com for more detailed information.
Medical Services: The Pope Clinic has moved and has changed names. Pope Clinic is now the Troop and Family Medical Clinic and is located on the coners of Knox and McComb Streets, Fort Bragg. For more information please contact the Air Force representative at (910) 570-3104 or DSN 670-3104.
There is a great demand for lodging at Pope Army Airfield. You should make reservations for temporary lodging as soon as you receive orders, 910-394-4131 or DSN 312-424-4131.
Dining Facility and MWR Facilities
The Kitty Hawk Dining Facility is now closed and singel Airmen now receive their BAS.
The Pope Bowling Center is now closed. Fort Bragg has 2 bowling centers to meet the needs of our military members and their families. Services are provided at the Airborne Lanes Bowling Center or at Dragon Lanes Bowling Center. For more information go to http://www.fortbraggmwr.com or call (910) 432-6899 or (910) 907-2695 respectfully.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
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