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TAKING Before we move on to serious matters like where to shop, eat and play, let’s make sure you get prop- erly checked in and are good to go. Although this guide provides a great overview of what to do and what to expect, you might need something more in-depth. That’s where the Air- man and Family Readiness Center comes in—they are equipped to help. Even if you think more information is unnecessary, be sure to pay a visit to the Airman and Family Readi- ness Center—they have a wealth of available resources and are extremely willing to help. Vance AFB also has one of the best newcomers’ orientation programs. So, make sure you attend an orientation as soon as you can—you’ll feel more connected to both the military and Enid communities. Don’t waste time being scared and confused. There are plenty of friendly people out there who are chock-full of information and willing to help—they won’t come knocking on your door, but all you have to do is get out and ask. Duty Station Check-in Once you’ve arrived and slept well, check in at your duty station – re- member first impressions are last- ing – be sharp. Incoming military personnel should in-process the first duty day after arrival. To speed up the process, make sure you have all your records. Generally speaking, in-processing at Vance AFB occurs in the front office of the squadron to which the active duty military member is assigned. From there you should be directed to Military Personnel Section (MPS). Care of Business MPS in-processing can be completed Monday-Friday at 9:30 in Suite 124 of Building 500. Customer Service Hours are from 0800-1630 Monday- Friday. For more information, call the customer service section of MPS at DSN 448-7500 or commercially at 580-213-7500. Get a P.O. Box Many of you are probably Internet bill-pay savvy and not concerned about whether or not you receive your bills and mail. But, are you sure you want to miss your latest subscrip- tion to Sports Illustrated or In Style? Then, there’s the rest of us who haven’t caught the web-bill-pay wave and still torture ourselves with month- ly check writing—we absolutely count on the United States Postal Service. Regardless of where you may camp out in this field, make sure you con- tact the Postal Service Center in Bldg. 430 or call 580-231-7204 to get your mail in order (not to be confused with mail order). Sign up for the newspaper Get connected to your new commu- nity. The best way to learn about the services and activities offered in Enid is to subscribe to the daily Enid News & Eagle. Call (580) 548-8114 or e- mail circulation@enidnews.com. The weekly base newspaper, The Scoop, is delivered free on base each Friday. Register your vehicle If you need to register your car in Oklahoma, Enid tag agencies make the process a snap. Not to mention, as an active-duty military service mem- ber, vehicle registration in Oklahoma 15