FAIRCHILD AFB HOUSING: 4 ON-BASE OPTIONS
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionSo you've been assigned orders to a new base, and now you're looking for a place to live. House hunting in the military can be challenging, especially if you're doing it from afar and don't know much about the area you're moving to next. Don't worry! Read on and use this guide to learn more about the housing options available to you on and near Fairchild AFB.
Suggested Read:Fairchild AFB Washington: In-Depth Welcome Center
Fairchild AFB BAHYou can follow this link to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. This will help you create your budget and guide your home search. To learn more about what goes into your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Fairchild AFB BarracksUnaccompanied personnel housing is for unaccompanied airmen in the ranks of E1 to E3 and E4 with less than 3 years of service. Unaccompanied personnel housing can be reached at 1 (509) 247-3275. If you're planning to live on base and don't have a family you're bringing along, this could be a great resource for you. Visit Fairchild AFB's housing website for more information.
Fairchild AFB Housing OfficeIf you will not be living in unaccompanied housing at Fairchild AFB, the Military Housing Office should be one of your first stops. This office offers relocation services and information and support for airmen and families as they move to their new base.
Fairchild AFB Military Housing Office210 Bong St. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone:1 (509) 247-5185
Fairchild AFB Housing OptionsAt Fairchild AFB, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Balfour Beatty Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing, and managing the community. Fairchild AFB's military family housing communities offer a variety of house styles and floor plans. Neighborhoods provide easy access to playgrounds, picnic areas, sport courts, and base recreation facilities. School-age children living in Fairchild AFB military housing attend schools in the Medical Lake School District. For more information on schools at and around Fairchild AFB, check out our in-depth guide here. Applying for military family housing is easy, but don't hesitate to contact the leasing and community management office if you have questions.
Leasing and Community Management Office210 Bong St. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone:1 (509) 244-6500
Note:Fairchild AFB military housing is available for active-duty service members assigned to Fairchild AFB.
Benefits of Living in Base Housing
- No application fees.
- No credit checks.
- No security deposit.
- No commute or wait at the gate.
- Convenient access to the commissary, exchange, and base recreation facilities.
Base Housing Features and Amenities
- Utilities included.
- Central heating and air conditioning.
- All major kitchen appliances included.
- Washer and dryer connections.
- On-site maintenance service.
- Lawn care services.
- Waste and recycling collection.
Features of Fairchild AFB Neighborhoods
- Access to a community center with a fitness room and a children's play room.
- Resident activities and events.
- Basketball and tennis courts.
- Picnic areas.
- Dog park.
- Access to the Deployed Spouse Program, which assists military families when a spouse is deployed.
The Neighborhoods at Fairchild AFB
1. Circle Drive
Ranks:O6 Circle Drive features four-bedroom homes with covered patios, two-car garages, and fenced-in backyards. The neighborhood is close to Michael Anderson Elementary School, the commissary, and the exchange.
2. Fort Wright Village
Ranks:E1-E9, O1-O6 Homes in Fort Wright Village have two to four bedrooms and garages. The neighborhood is close to the base's main gate, the commissary, playgrounds, and basketball and tennis courts.
3. Galena Station
Ranks:E1-E9, O1-O5 Homes in Galena Station have two to four bedrooms, fenced-in backyards, garages, and patios. The neighborhood is close to Michael Anderson Elementary School, the base movie theater, a fitness center, playgrounds, and basketball and tennis courts.
4. Palouse Hills
Ranks: E1-E6 Palouse Hills homes have three or four bedrooms, two-car garages, covered patios, and fenced-in backyards. The neighborhood offers easy access to playgrounds and tennis courts.
ConclusionMoving to a new place can be stressful, but there are plenty of great housing options at Fairchild AFB. You're sure to find the ideal housing for you and your family's needs. Military housing is limited, so be sure to connect with the Military Housing Office as soon as you receive your orders to Fairchild AFB. This office can provide important information on base housing availability and possible waitlists for housing. We hope you find Fairchild AFB is soon home sweet home.
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