Pentagon Newcomer Information

Welcome to the Army G-1 Newcomers Guide. This guide is composed of Directions to the Pentagon, the Pentagon Information Kit (PIK) as well as the Newcomers Resource Center. The PIK was written by an Army Reservist and is meant as a guide for soldiers coming to work at the pentagon for the first time. It will help familiarize you with the pentagon and its surrounding areas as well as information that will help you on your first day here. The Newcomers Resource Center is a compilation of telephone numbers, addresses and web sites with information soldiers and their families need when new to the area. (Everything from Area Codes, to Veterinary Care.)

Pentagon Information Kit - PIK

Chapter 1 - Before Leaving Home

Planning Your Project, Action Officer's Guide, Staff Officer Orientation Course, Travel Arrangements, Travel Claims, Emergencies

Chapter 2 - Getting There

By Air, By Rail, By Auto, or even By Bicycle

Chapter 3 - Where to Stay

Army Lodging Success Program, Military Lodging, Non-LSP Lodging, Federal Travel Directory

Chapter 4 - Where to Eat

In the Pentagon, Outside the Pentagon, Washington Area Info

Chapter 5 - Checking In and Out

Check-In Process, During Your Tour, Check-Out Process, Proper Uniform, Travel Changes

Chapter 6 - Building Security

ID Cards and Bldg. Passes, Escorts and Escorting, Weapons and Contraband, Building Pass Display, Classified Material, Photography, Emergencies

Chapter 7 - Getting Acquainted with Your Job

Books about the Pentagon, Care Package, Pentagon Action Officer's Guides, HQDA Staff Officer Orientation Course, Why Are You Here?, Meeting Preparation and Management

Chapter 8 - Getting Around

Navigating the Pentagon, MetroRail, Taxi's, Local Buses, Hotel Shuttles, Official Buses, City Parking, Pentagon Parking

Chapter 9 - Information Technology

Telephone, PC's and Networks, Electronic Mail, Mainframes, Internet and Security, Pentagon Library, Official Publications, Mail, The Early Bird

Chapter 10 - Miscellaneous

Military Courtesy, No Smoking, Bringing Your Computer, Lost and Found, The E-Ring, Personal Security, Local Laws, Historical Exhibits, Reserve Web sites

Chapter 11 - Recreation and Sports

Recreation Services, PAC, Running and Bicycling, Soccer, Movies, Theater & Concerts, Pentagon Events.

Chapter 12 - Health Care Services

Medical, Dental, Pharmacy

Chapter 13 - Where to Shop

In the Pentagon, Check Cashing, Official Supplies, Outside the Pentagon, Commissaries, Military Exchanges

NewComers Resource Center

These resources have been compiled from Newcomers like yourselves and are provided to you by Army G-2.