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SOS In-Residence Students

Lodging and Finance Information

**** SOS is NOT the POC for problems with finance. SOS cannot assign fund cites, cut orders, arrange special lodging accommodations, authorize per diem changes, or provide other Defense Travel Services (DTS). Contact your unit training or financial manager. DO NOT contact SOS for lodging, financial, or orders assistance.


The SOS schedule and curriculum are focused on an unaccompanied officer residing in the dorms. All Air University student lodging is managed by 42 ABW/FSS and rooms are automatically reserved for SOS students. SOS does NOT coordinate special accommodations, change out room assignments, or address lodging issues. If you have lodging questions, contact Maxwell Lodging.

Rooms:  Room accommodations vary, some have kitchenettes and others simply have a microwave and mini fridge. SOS does NOT control where students are assigned. Students are housed with members of their flight and squadron to facilitate team cohesion.  You will receive your room assignment during student inprocessing (day prior to class start). 

Accompanied Students

*SOS currently does not allow accompanied students in following public health guidelines.  All students must stay on base.

Students With Dependents:  SOS does not allow dependents during this TDY.


ONLY TDY students are eligible for primary care at the Maxwell Clinic. 

Routine, non-emergency care requires authorization from your Home Unit PCM.
Urgent or Emergency Care (Sick Call type event), call the Maxwell Clinic for appointment Authorization Requirements
CONUS base must call PCM for authorization before care



Can use any local provider
Listing of network providers from the TriCare Service Center Care in MTF will be space available basis only

OB Services
No OB Services Available at Maxwell
If you require prenatal care you must contact your PCM for authorization
To contact your PCM, call the number on the front of your TriCare Prime ID Card 


Although lodging is automatically reserved for each student on base, the student is charged for room payment.  Before you leave for SOS, ensure your government travel charge card (GTCC) is not expired an is ready to accept charges.  (The card may be deactivated when not in official  government travel status).  Your credit limit must  be high enough to cover your transportation expenses, lodging, and meals.  Contact your unit GTCC representative for assistance.

Early Arrivals:  AETC TDY-to-School will only pay for 1 travel day for CONUS, excess travel time may be charged as leave.

SOS can NOT authorize any additional expenses regarding the information below. ALL finance and travel issues should be coordinated through your home station and/or MAJCOM A1 training managers.

Per Diem and Lodging Rates:  For the most current lodging and partial per diem rates students should consult the DOD Defense Travel Website at Students will have a minimum of 1 lunch hour per day and have access to the base dining facility (DFAC) for breakfast and dinner meals.

Civilians currently are able to use the commissary during the ROM period only for SOS.


Students must bring their own vehicle to SOS and are responsible for their own travel.  Civilians will need to travel 5 miles off base to the nearest grocery store following the ROM if desired.

SOS does NOT provide students rental cars, nor can it authorize their use on your orders. You do not need to register a vehicle when you arrive on Maxwell. Contact your unit training/financial training manager if you will need personal transportation.


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