Welcome to Stuttgart: In-processing made easy at the Stuttgart CPF



The CPF, located in Bldg. 2913, Panzer Kaserne, is the beginning point for in-processing to the Stuttgart military community. Housing, furnishing and driver testing/licensing  offices, plus a German kantine, are also located within the building. Photo by USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs


By USAG Stuttgart Central Processing Facility

The USAG Stuttgart Central Processing Facility (CPF) is your one-stop in-processing center. Newcomers will be scheduled for a 10-day in-processing period beginning one or two duty days after arrival. There are approximately three days built in to the schedule to allow time to complete the in-processing checklist and accomplish unit check-in.

Unit-assigned sponsors will ensure that newly assigned military and DA civilian personnel report to the CPF within 24-48 hours after arriving in the community. Newcomers will attend all required community in-processing before being released by the CPF.  This ensures new personnel are not assigned duties until CPF processing requirements are completed, per AE Reg. 612-1. On your first or second day, you’ll attend a half-day community briefing consisting of the following:

  • CPF overview of the schedule and in-processing checklist;
  • Transportation briefing including information on dates of arrival of your shipments; and
  • Housing Office briefing which is required before you are assigned to quarters or given a statement of non-availability for off-post housing and provided with approved addresses (contractors are not authorized to use housing services.)

The rest of the schedule allows for two full days of mandatory in-processing training covering a number of subjects to include antiterrorism, TRICARE, housing and the Garrison Command brief, just to mention a few. In addition, there are two days of mandatory resiliency training.

Several half-days are reserved for driver training and testing, tours and individual unit in-processing. All personnel assigned to Germany must have a USAREUR driver’s license before renting, driving or registering a vehicle on post. Online testing is also available through the Joint Knowledge Online site.

You can sign up at the CPF office for one day of host nation orientation. This orientation, provided by Army Community Service (ACS), is an overview of German language and customs with a bus trip to learn what to expect in restaurants and how to operate the local public transit systems. Bring euros and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes!

Newcomers may also accompany the TRICARE patient liaison on a visit to a few of the local German hospitals where they could be taken in an emergency situation or referred to for specialty care.  The Patch Medical Clinic does not have after hours or emergency care, and the nearest military hospital is Landstuhl, about three hours away by car.

Spouses of incoming personnel are welcome to attend any training and tours. Please be sure to sign up for a seat on the bus for the Hospital and Host Nation Orientation tours (which can be done online or through the USAG Stuttgart Mobile App). Children under 18 are not allowed on the tours or in the training classes.

Get started earlier

The CPF is located on Panzer Kaserne, on the first floor of Bldg. 2913. Normal business hours are 8:00-11:50am and 12:50-4:30pm. Call DSN 431-2599 or civ. 07031-15-2599 for more information.

Please contact the CPF at usarmy.stuttgart.imcom-europe.mbx.cpf@mail.mil or by calling DSN 431-2599/CIV 07031-15-2599 to request the in-processing information that includes a variety of in-processing and duty bus schedules, installation maps, driver training information.