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Installation Overview --Ramstein Air Base, Germany

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Installation Overview --Ramstein Air Base, Germany

The Kaiserslautern Military Community family housing program began construction in August 2004 and is scheduled to be complete in 2010.

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force; photo credit: Airman 1st Class Scott Saldukas

The housing office for the KMC is located in Building 1001 at Vogelweh and Building 2410 on Ramstein AFB. Customer Service hours are the same at both locations: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am until 3:30 pm and Friday 7:30 am until 2 pm.

There are several locations on which military family housing is located in addition to Ramstein AB. Landstuhl and Vogelweh are all within 15 to 30 minutes of Ramstein AB.

Most all of the government housing was built in the 1950s as stairwell-type units. Each building houses either 18 or 24 families. One parking space for each unit is reserved; additional spaces for a second car are limited. All units have washers, dryers and cable television hook-ups. Lawn mowers are also provided.

Aggressive renovation projects started in 1997 and are ongoing. Construction of new single family townhouses for enlisted and company/field grade officers began 2005. The initial 14 Staff NCO townhouses on Vogelweh were completed in Sept 05.

All military personnel, E1 and above, with accompanying dependents are eligible to apply for military housing. Bedroom size and the category of housing for which you are eligible is based on grade, family size and family composition.

Members cannot request a specific type of quarters. They will be offered the next available housing unit to which they are entitled in the area of their choice, unless they are on Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA). Members on TLA are offered the next available housing unit regardless of area preferred.

When an offer of government housing is made, you have 24 hours to accept or decline the unit, whether or not you are able to view the specific quarters offered. You may exercise a turndown option once without being removed from the waiting list. If you decline your second offer; you will be removed from the waiting list and may re-apply in 90 days. A new application must be completed in order to reapply. TLA stops the date furniture could be delivered to the earliest available quarters, which in most cases would be date of the first house offered.

An advance application for housing can be made once you receive Permanent Change of Station (PCS)orders. Submit a DD Form 1746, Application for Assignment to Housing, along with a copy of your orders assigning you to Ramstein, to your current housing office and they will forward it to the KMC Housing Office. Members will be given a housing effective date of the first day of the month prior to your arrival month. If an advanced application is not submitted, you will be placed on the housing list effective the date you submit an application.

All single E4 and below are required to live in the dorm. Arrangements can be made through the Dorm Reception Center. Unaccompanied officers note that there are no Bachelor Officers Quarters on Ramstein and there is only one BOQ building at Vogelweh (approximately 15 minutes away).

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