On-post Family Living

MAXIMIZE the Carlisle experience by living in family homes in this one-of-a-kind environment: historic, friendly, relaxed neighborhoods in the scenic Cumberland Valley. The walking campus is an ideal setting for morning walks to class with classmates ... an evening stroll with the family ... revisiting the lesson of the day with colleagues over backyard BBQ ... a short walk to the Youth Center to drop the kids for a pick-up basketball game or cooking class ... while you hit one of the several Fitness Centers

On-Post Housing. Balfour Beatty Communities invite you to explore the neighborhoods found at Carlisle Barracks and to learn more about the various home styles available in each area at www.carlislebarrackshomes.com

  • 152 homes are dedicated for the incoming AY2015 class. Homes range in style from two story duplex homes in Heritage Heights and the Meadows neighborhoods to single level living in our historic Young Hall.

  • All homes in Heritage Heights and the Meadows were newly constructed between 2009 - 2014 and have two car garages, central air conditioning, open floor plans, solid surface flooring on the first floor, master suites, two and ½ bathrooms, wide hallways, a covered porch, and storage. Homes are available within these neighborhoods to accommodate Exceptional Family Member Residents with ADA accessibility requirements. Please contact the BBC Community Management Office for details.

  • Historic Young Hall homes were beautifully renovated in 2006 into 26 single level homes with central air conditioning, open floor plans, two full baths, a fully modernized kitchen, storage areas, amazing views from the exterior porches/balconies, inviting lobbies and elevators for your convenience.

  • Delaney Field Clubhouse has a multitude of enjoyable features for residents including: an Internet Cafe, kid's room, conference room, kitchen, and community room. Both the community room and the kitchen may be rented by BBC residents for private events.

  • Balfour Beatty Communities invite you to explore the neighborhoods found at Carlisle Barracks and to learn more about the various home styles available in each area at "http://www.carlislebarrackshomes.com".

  • Civilian students are eligible for on-post family housing, however, priority for on-post homes will go to military personnel. Call the Housing Office, 717.245.4959, after initial home assignments are made on 16 April to learn their assessment of availability for civilian students.

  • Off-Post Housing. All Students must contact the Army Housing Services Office at Carlisle Barracks as your first step for housing. If you are not assigned on post housing as desired, you will be advised as to your position on the waiting list and be referred back to the Army Housing Services Office (HSO) for additional assistance in locating suitable housing in the local community. The office will give unbiased guidance and options for your specific housing needs -- before you enter into any housing agreements. Once you have made a housing decision, students must notify the HSO with your new local community address.

    The Housing Services Office can be reached via email to "usarmy.carlisle.imcom-atlantic.mbx.imne-clb-pwh@mail.mil" or Phone Commercial 717 245-4959/4823/4951 or DSN -242-4959/4823/4951.

    Additional information regarding local community rental properties is available at many commercial websites, such as www.AHRN.com; www.militarybyowner.com; www.zillow.com and www.trulia.com.

Brand new Youth Center on post: just one part of our award-winning Youth program

The Sgt. Andrew McConnell Youth Center, a $6 million, 20,000 square foot facility features a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes, a gym with a sport court that can be used, interchangeably, for roller-skating, roller hockey, and basketball. Opening in time for the youth of the Class of 2015, 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.

  • Family-oriented programs are scheduled throughout the year to create options for Families, such as annual Easter egg hunts, Family movie nights and parents night out. And, all activities are within a short walk.

  • For your child to participate in any Child/Youth Services program or activity on Carlisle Barracks, he/she must be registered through our central registration office, located in our Youth Services Building; however, registration packets can be obtained at either the Youth Services (YS) building and/or the Moore Child Development Center To see what documents are required, visit central-registration

  • Find a babysitter referral list at both the Moore Child Development Center and Youth Services at Carlisle Barracks.

Easy access to sports and fitness

  • Playgrounds, quiet streets for bicycling, tennis courts, and a seasonal pool with water slides make Carlisle Barracks make outdoor activities a magnet for those who live on post.

  • An excellent sports program with year-round athletics for the entire Family ranging from volleyball, softball and basketball to flag football and racquetball.

  • Our three fitness facilities offer the latest in cardio and strength training equipment, an indoor track, group exercise classes and personal trainers

  • Newly renovated tennis courts are lighted for play on four courts.

  • The Carlisle Barracks Golf Course is one of the finest in Cumberland Valley. The par 72 course includes a driving range, practice putting green, and the 19th Hole Snack Bar.

  • Outdoor Recreation offers easy access to equipment, classes, or scheduled outings for skiing, indoor rock climbing, cycling, white water rafting, camping, or mountain climbing, just to name a few.

  • Leave the car in the driveway -- Walking and running trails are located on post and around the golf course for the fitness minded. And, classes and everyday activities are no more than a 10-minute walk away

On-post health care

Dunham is a member of the TRICARE Northeast Region and the Walter Reed Health Care System, which partners with HealthNet to provide care to the many beneficiaries in the Region. The renovated health clinic is staffed with 9 Officers, 23 Soldiers, and 127 civilians and contractors. Services offered include family medicine, pediatrics, optometry, social work and behavioral health, occupational health, and industrial hygiene. 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.

The full-service Carlisle Barracks Dental Clinic on post offers military dental care and readiness.

All the comforts of the community without leaving post


  • Carlisle Barracks is home to a full-service Commissary and Exchange.

  • 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.

  • Strike Zone Bowling Center offers 6 synthetic lanes, automatic scoring, bumper bowling, a pro shop and Strike Zone Pizza.

  • The Reynolds Movie Theater is open Friday and Saturday, Doors open at 7 p.m., Movie begins at 7:30 p.m., matinees with first-run children movies are also made available throughout the year.

  • 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.

  • The Post Chapel offers Catholic and Protestant services. For more information visit http://carlislebarracks.carlisle.army.mil/chapel

    • Vacation Bible School will be offered July 28- Aug 1 – you can register by calling 245-4215.
    • An ice cream social will be held within the first month of the school year to welcome both the Catholic and Protestant congregations.

During your first few weeks here there are special events planned just for you

  • 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 the friends and Families.

  • The always entertaining 'Boatyard Wars is for Army War College seminars to start working together as a team while being cheered on by the friends and Families.

  • At Kids Day, Youth Services 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. 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.

    • High School – July 29
    • Middle School – July 30
    • Elementary Ice Cream Social – Aug. 7


  • 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 for details.