Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. This Air Force base was named for a Navy test pilot who died in an air crash in 1941. Lt. Seymour A. Johnson is thought by some to be the only Navy officer to have an Air Force base named after him, but this is not true-Beale Air Force Base in California was named after Navy Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, who served in the 1800s before going on to become an officer in a California militia.
Find information about Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PSCing personnel, and inprocessing.
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Mission & Units
Seymour Johnson AFB is home to the 4th Fighter Wing, which trains F-15 Eagle aircrew members, and 916th Air Refueling Wing, which is responsible for air-to-air refueling missions, cargo and passenger transport, and aeromedical evacuation missions. The base includes a “total force” of more than 6,500 military and civilians. Seymour Johnson has the Air Force’s only F-15E Formal Training Units.
Major units at Seymour Johnson AFB include:
- 4th Fighter Wing
- 4th Maintenance Group
- 4th Medical Group
- 4th Mission Support Group
- 4th Mission Support Group
- 4th Operations Group
- 916th Air Refueling Wing
Seymour Johnson AFB began as Seymour Johnson Field, created during the earliest days of World War Two when the United States War Department authorized the creation of a new military technical school two miles outside the city of Goldsboro.
In 1943 the base also began operating the Provisional Overseas Replacement Training Center, designed to prepare troops for overseas deployment. Around the same time the base established Army Air Corps training with something called the Aviation Cadet Pre-Training School.
Aircraft training operations there including P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft which became the main operation But once the war ended, the base was converted to an out-processing center and was eventually deactivated in 1946. But a few years later a community effort to convince the Department of Defense to reopen Seymour Johnson was successful; the base reopened as an Air Force Base under the jurisdiction of Tactical Air Command. Since that time the mission has included B-52 bombers, KC-10 and KC-135 tankers from Strategic Air Command and F-4 and National Guard F-16.
Today, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is home to the 4th Fighter Wing, training and flying real-world missions with F-15E Strike Eagles. The 916th Air Refueling Wing is a tenant unit at Seymour Johnson, an Air Force Reserve Command Wing under Air Mobility Command flying KC-135R Stratotankers refueling missions and much more.
Main Address And Phone Number
1300 Vermont Garrison St.
Building 38014 FSS/FSFR
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531
- DSN 919-722-1123
Important Phone Numbers
- Commissary – (919) 722-0319
- Community Center – (919) 722-0334
- Credit Union – (919) 722-1174
- Customer Service – (919) 722-5126
- Customer Service (MPF) – (919) 722-4027
- Customer Service (Supply) – (919) 722-5225
- Dental Clinic – (919) 722-1933
- Dry Cleaners – (919) 734-7436
- Education Office – (919) 722-5800
- Eye Clinic – (919) 722-1869
- Family Support – (919) 722-1123
- Finance (Travel Pay) – (919) 722-5373
- Fire Department – (919) 722-4109
- Flight Medicine – (919) 722-1874
- Formal Training – (919) 722-4009
- Gas Station – (919) 734-7235
- Health and Wellness Center – (919) 722-0407
- Housing – (919) 722-0364
- Housing Maintenance – (919) 736-7021
- ID Cards – (919) 722-8702
- Immunizations – (919) 722-1845
- Legal: (919) 722-5322
- Life Skills (Mental Health) – (919) 722-1883
- OSI – (919) 722-1218
- Outbound Assignments – (919) 722-4205
- Outdoor Rec – (919) 722-1104
- Passenger Terminal – (919) 722-4170
- Pediatrics – (919) 722-1833
- Pharmacy – (919) 722-1814
- Physical Therapy – (919) 722-1846
- Red Cross – (919) 722-1120
- Security Police – (919) 722-1211
- Surgery Clinic – (919) 722-1823
- Tax Center: (919) 722-0222
- TMO – (919) 722-5458/ 722-5490
- Tricare Appointments – 1-800-931-9501
- Women’s Clinic – (919) 722-0861
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is located about 28 miles from North Carolina’s Pitt-Greenville Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport which is approximately 70 miles from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The base is about five miles from the town of Goldsboro
Attractions in the nearby area include some championship-class golf courses. Those interested in golfing in the area should explore:
- Three Eagles Golf Course
- Walnut Creek Country Club
- Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course
Other attractions nearby include the Canoe at Cliffs of Neuse State Park, escape room fun at Downtown Escapes, and All-Terrain-Vehicle riding at Busco Beach; a recreational riding facility with more than two thousand acres of ATV trails, plus campsites, swimming, and jet ski facilities. There are plenty of nearby communities to explore, too including Raleigh, N.C. and Greenville. Raleigh is home to many art and culture-based attractions including the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Tipping Paint Gallery.
Inprocessing and Check-In
At Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the sponsor program will be an important for arrival and check-in. Those PCSing to the base should get the assistance of the gaining unit-assigned sponsor; if no one can help you on arrival, call the base Command Post at 919-722-0004 or DSN 722-0004 and ask to speak to your unit First Sergeant.
New arrivals should report to their gaining unit’s admin section during normal duty hours; you will inprocess at the Military Personnel Section at 1PM. Be sure to hand-carry all documents given to you from your losing base.
The Koritz Clinic provides medical services Monday through Friday with certain days designated as Combat Medical Readiness training days which can result in longer wait times than usual.
The Koritz Clinic is part of the Seymour Johnson AFB 4th Medical Group, and offers services including:
- Family medicine
- Aerospace medicine
- Mental health
- Physical therapy
- Pharmacy services
- Active Duty Sick Call
For appointment information, contact the Clinic Call Center at (919) 722-1802. For care your primary care provider does not offer, a referral is required. You may need a referral for certain urgent, routine, preventative, mental health, and specialty care according to the official website for the clinic.
Seymour Johnson AFB has a Child Development Center with a capacity of just over 180 children. Services are offered for those between six weeks to five years old. Levels of care include full-time hourly care (up to a 50 hour per week maximum) and limited, space-available hourly care.
If you are coming to Seymour Johnson AFB on PCS orders, you are provided with seven days of child care during house hunting and in-processing. Reservations are required. Call 919-722-1198/1199 for more information on regular care or the seven days of PCS-related child care.
There is also a Family Child Care (FCC) alternative; FCC is provided on-base in private homes. This care is regulated, monitored, and care providers must be approved. At some Air Force installations, FCC care is offered on base AND off-base. This option is available at Seymour Johnson. In general FCC care is offered for children up to 12 years of age.
Call Call 919-722-7194 for more information on FCC care options on or off base.
All those coming to the base on PCS orders should track and manage their household goods shipments via the Defense Personal Property System at Move.mil. You can also get local help from the Seymour Johnson AFB TMO office at (919) 722-5458/ 722-5490. Household goods shipments coming in from overseas assignments may take longer to arrive due to shipping times, clearing Customs, and the amount of time it takes to transport the shipment from the point of arrival to the new assignment.
Dependent and Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, New Issue
All ID card services should be scheduled for an appointment via the RAPIDS system. It should be pointed out that this system should be used at Seymour Johnson AFB for DEERS updates and ID card services ONLY.
Walk-in service is technically available, but the official site warns that delays of two hours or more are possible depending on mission requirements, demand, and other issues. Two unexpired forms of ID will be required for ID card services and at least one form of your ID may be required to be compliant with REAL ID Act measures. Lost or stolen ID cards may require a letter from an orderly room, Commander’s Support Staff, First individual or other authority.
There are eight high schools, 10 middle schools, and 14 elementary schools in the local area; attendance will depend on address and other factors. Military families at Seymour Johnson AFB who choose to live on base will send their children to Meadow Lane Elementary School, Greenwood Middle School, and Eastern Wayne High School as appropriate. Those who need to register children must contact the school and make an appointment, generally before August 31st.
Proof of residence, an official birth certificate, plus immunization are required at registration time. Call the Seymour Johnson AFB School Liaison Office at 919-722-5810 for help with school choice, registration, and more.
Military housing at Seymour Johnson AFB is privatized and operated by Corvias Military Living. All new arrivals have the option to rent or buy housing in the local community, but there is also the option to living in military housing “by signing a tenant lease agreement with Corvias Military Living” according to the official site.
All new arrivals should check in with the Housing Management Office before making commitments for rental housing off-base. Wait lists may apply for privatized housing, call 919-722-0362 to learn what current waiting list times may apply and to learn how soon you can register for the list
Single military members E1-E4 should contact their gaining unit and the housing office to learn what options may be open and to have the sponsor make arrangements for on-base unaccompanied airman housing.
This housing is provided for service members in the ranks of E-1 to E-3, plus E-4s with less than three years of military service. The official site says, “Unaccompanied Airmen in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above will move into housing in the local community.”
Seymour Johnson AFB PCS and TDY Lodging
The base is served by the Southern Pines Inn, which has five buildings and more than 160 rooms. All reservations are first-come, first served and space-available lodging is handled on a case-by-case basis depending on demand and other factors. Call 919-722-0385 to make reservations.
If there is no on-base temporary lodging available, you will be required to get a certificate of non-availability from the Southern Pines Inn to be compensated for off-base lodging expenses. Those who arrive to the base on TDY orders should check with their unit to see what additional procedures may be required for temporary lodging depending on the nature of the TDY.
The usual commercial transportation services and ride sharing options are available at both major airports to the base. The Seymour Johnson AFB official site says that for PCSing new arrivals, the servicemember’s sponsor should arrange transportation or make plans with new arrivals in advance. When arriving to the base, all military and dependents should have current, unexpired ID for entry and access to temporary lodging facilities, etc.
Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
Vehicles are not required to register on base or get a base decal, according to the Seymour Johnson AFB official site. However, all vehicles are subject to ID checks, search, etc. All privately owned vehicles operating on base must care minimum required insurance, safety equipment, etc.
Those arriving from an overseas assignment who have purchased cars overseas and are having them shipped to Seymour Johnson must have a manufacturer’s certificate of origin and the vehicle’s registration. North Carolina laws require all vehicles to be registered in-state, this may apply even for military members. Ask your gaining unit what current North Carolina vehicle registration requirements are for military members before you arrive.