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. Residents, visitors -- and dogs -- enjoy the surprising amount of green space on this compact post. There's a fenced small-dog in the middle of post, and a large-dog park in development.

All students must contact the Army Housing Services Office at Carlisle Barracks as your first step for housing, at 717.245.4959/-4823/-4951 (DSN is 242), or email to usarmy.carlisle.imcom-atlantic.mbx.imne-clb-pwh@mail.mil

On-Post Housing. There are 152 homes dedicated for the incoming AY2016 class. Homes range in style from two story duplex homes in Heritage Heights and the Meadows neighborhoods to spacious, single level living in our historic Young Hall. Family housing is managed by the Army's housing partner, Balfour Beatty Communities. BBC invites 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 or call the Community Management Office at 717-243-7177.

Student assignment for on-post homes is prioritized: (1) military members (US and international) who are accompanied by family; (2) unaccompanied US and international military members: geo-bachelors; (3) civilian students. Housing applications completed through the Online Inprocessing site as of 17 April 2015 will be prioritized according to bedroom requirements and placed on the appropriate waiting list by date of rank order (with promotable status taking precedence).
BBC's goal is to provide housing assignments directly to students no later than 24 April.
After the initial housing assignments are made, follow-on applications will be placed on the appropriate waiting list; eligibility date = application date.

Off-Post 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.

Read about on-post homes, below, and learn more details about neighborhoods, home styles, and amenities at http://www.carlislebarrackshomes.com

  • 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, and storage areas. The exterior porches/balconies, inviting lobbies and elevators are part of the convenience and character. AY16 Students signing a lease for Young Hall homes will receive a monthly $300 concession!

  • 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.

  • Additional information regarding local community rental properties is available at www.homes.mil. Or contact the Army Housing Services Office at 717.245.4959/-4823/-4951 (DSN is 242), or email to usarmy.carlisle.imcom-atlantic.mbx.imne-clb-pwh@mail.mil

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

Newly opened: 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.

  • 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 McConnell Youth Center at Carlisle Barracks.

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 RETAIL CONVENIENCE without leaving post

  • 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, GNC, 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 http://carlislebarracks.carlisle.army.mil/chapel.

    • Vacation Bible School will be offered in late – you can register by calling 717-245-4215.
    • An ice cream social will be held within the first month of the school year to welcome both the Catholic and Protestant congregations.
    • A variety of couples retreats and marriages classes are also offered throughout the year.

  • 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.

Carlisle Fitness Campus

  • 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.

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 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 for details.