FORT INDIANTOWN GAP HOUSING & TEMPORARY LODGING OPTIONS
By Will Borger
IntroductionWelcome to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania! Now that you have your orders and are on your way, you’re probably thinking about finding temporary lodging options or a place to live depending on how long you will be stationed here. Finding the right home can be hard, especially if you’re moving to a new area. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to help you get started and give you an idea of what lodging options there are or what to expect when hunting for housing around Fort Indiantown Gap.
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Pennsylvania BAH RatesYou 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.
Fort Indiantown Gap Temporary Housing OptionsAs Fort Indiantown Gap is a National Guard Training Site, there is no government housing on the installation. On-base housing is temporary, though there are several options available. Check-in is Saturday through Thursday from 1400-1630 and Friday 1400-2000 or mission dependent. After hours, registration and key pick-up may be done at the Fort Indiantown Gap police station, building 7-5. Check-out is before 1100. Reservations may be made 24-hours in advance. Call (717) 861-2512/2540 for any questions and current availability.
Fort Indiantown Gap CottagesCottages are one bedroom and have been newly renovated. Each comes with several amenities. Flat screen televisions with cable are located in the living room area and a kitchenette comes with pots and pans and assorted cooking utensils, flatware, eight dinnerware place settings, and all appliances. Commercial Internet and phone service is available at no additional cost. Cottages may be reserved for O-6 and higher on official duty status and all others may rent on a space available basis. Daily housekeeping service is provided Monday - Friday. Single bedrooms are $45 per night.
Fort Indiantown Gap SuitesThe installation offers two different styles of suites. Area 14 suites come with a double bed and sitting area with WiFi, a refrigerator, coffeepot, television, microwave and a private bathroom are $35 per night. Area 6 suites come with internet access points (paid by individual), flat screen televisions, coffee pot, a refrigerator and a single bed. Each room has a private bath. Area 6 suites are $25 per night. Washers and dryers are located in each of the buildings. Suites may be reserved for officers O-4 and higher, warrant officers CW3 and higher and NCOs E8 and higher on official duty status. All others may rent on a space available basis. Daily housekeeping service is provided Monday - Friday.
Fort Indiantown Gap Single Room Chargeable Transient Quarter (CTQs)Fort Indiantown Gaps CTQs act as the installation’s bachelor officer quarters and bachelor enlisted quarters. There are more than 600 rooms available for personnel training on the installation or on orders. The rooms are outfitted with a bed, desk, wall locker, mini-fridge and all have air conditioning. There are common use latrines. A day room offers a dining table and microwave. Rooms also have televisions and WiFi. Daily housekeeping services are provided. CTQs may be reserved for: officers, warrant officers and NCOs E-7 and higher training with units. Soldiers of any rank on official orders may stay here. All others may rent on a space available basis. $10 CTQs may be reserved for: officers, warrant officers and NCOs E-7 and higher training with units. CTQ rates range from $5 to $10 per night.
Fort Indiantown Gap BarracksAll barracks are located close to one or more of the Soldier amenities such as the Blue Mountain Sports Arena, Warrior Fitness Center, athletic fields, and PX. The installation has room for more than 6,000 troops. The typical barracks on Fort Indiantown Gap hold 60 Soldiers in an open-bay style with four cadre rooms per building and a common latrine. Each Soldier has a wall locker and bunk. Newly renovated barracks have air conditioning. The newest barracks, located in Area 6, are in high demand year round. These barracks have four bays with 40 bunks each. Each bay has its own latrine. There are administrative and supply spaces with weapon vaults in each of the buildings.
Fort Indiantown Gap Tactical Training Base (TTB)Designed to simulate the austere conditions Soldiers may encounter in a deployed environment, the TTB is able to house approximately 400 troops in permanent buildings. The site has four facilities with electric, supply buildings and a designated motor pool.
ConclusionWhen you’re moving, planning makes all of the difference. While Fort Indiantown Gap does not have any options for on-base living, the temporary lodging it does offer should help you out while you’re on-post.
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