Our mission is to provide quality customer service to Soldiers departing Fort Bragg who are preparing to PCS or Transition (ETS, Retire, or other separation) out of the Army.
Ft Bragg Out-Processing will provide Soldiers with a "Digital Out-Processing Presentation," along with an electronic notification of their appointment for picking up clearing papers. Also, located on this webpage is a copy of the digital out-processing presentation.
All Soldiers departing active duty are reminded that a physical must be completed prior to separation.
COVID-19 UPDATE - All Soldiers and their family members departing on official travel from the US to another country need to contact their gaining unit for any COVID Restrictions and COVID test/quarentine procedures.
Out-Processing (OP) Overview
1. The pre-clearance and final clearance stamp issuance are from 0900-1130 and 1300-1600 at Window 1 (Soldier Support Center, 1st floor, across from the ID Card Facility).
2. In accordance with AR 670-1 and Ft Bragg Reg 600-8-101, all personnel will wear the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) or Army Service Uniform (ASU) while out-processing to include scheduling the appointment.
3. The DA Form 137-2 (Installation Clearing Record) list those agencies specific to each Soldier's clearance requirement. Upon receipt of the DA Form 137-2, additional information will be provided during the out-processing briefing.
4. There are six (6) primary steps to out-process the Fort Bragg Installation. Soldiers can't proceed to the next step until the previous step is accomplished.
STEP 1: You must have orders in your possession. Soldiers on assignment to the Drill Sergeant Academy, Recruiting Duty, and Chapters are exceptions. Read your orders as they contain valuable information that addresses your clearance process.
STEP 2: Soldiers needing to out process "must" schedule an out-processing appointment (DA Form 137-2 pick-up) by visiting the Ft Bragg Out-Processing Office, located at the Soldier Support Center, 2nd Floor, Wing D, Room 261. Soldiers are required to drop off a copy of their orders, an approved DA Form 31 (leave form) with the Delagation of Authority. Documents may be dropped off between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Customers will receive an email indicating their scheduled appointment based on the individual's out-processing need. If the notification is not received with 24 hours after drop-off contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 3: On the day of your appointment, you will attend the Installation out-processing briefing and/or receive clearing papers.
a. The DA Form 137-2 (Installation Clearing Record), will be issued at your scheduled out-processing brief.
b. The DA Form 137-2 is personalized (Each individual is required to clear only agencies in column 13 that are not already pre-cleared).
a. Clear all specified Activities/Agencies/Places. The Installation Clearing Papers (DA Form 137-2) are valid for 30 days ONLY. You must report to Out-Processing Section immediately if you cannot clear in the allotted time.
b. During your out-processing, you will receive several documents, signatures, and stamps that must be verified, validated, or copied before receiving a final installation clearance stamp from the out-processing section.
STEP 5: Soldiers who are PCSing or separating/transitioning from the military, must return to the SSC to complete their final out-processing on their appointed date. Report to window 1, across from the ID card section, Monday – Friday, from 0900 - 1130 and 1300 - 1600 hrs. Soldiers must have all documents to receive the installation final clearance stamp (PCS) or pre-clearance stamp (separating/transitioning).
a. Soldiers PCSing must sign out with their unit.
b. All Separating Soldiers must report to the Transition Center to get their DD Form 214, then sign out with their unit.
c. Soldiers who are retiring must report to the Transition Center to get their DD Form 214, then sign out with their unit.
5. All Soldiers on reassignment instructions must hand-carry the following documents to their next duty station:
a. CONUS: Up-to-date SGLV Form 8286 (Service Member Group Life Insurance Election and Certificates), DD Form 93 (Record of Emergency Data), and PERSTEMPO.
b. OCONUS: Up-to-date SGLV Form 8286 (Service Member Group Life Insurance Election and Certificates), DD Form 93 (Record of Emergency Data), and PERSTEMPO.
c. OCONUS NON NATO ASSIGNMENT: Up-to-date SGLV Form 8286, DD Form 93, PERSTEMPO, and Anti-terrorism Training Certificate.
d. OCONUS NATO ASSIGNMENT: Up-to-date SGLV Form 8286, DD Form 93, PERSTEMPO, Anti-terrorism Training Certificate, and NATO Travel Orders.