Columbus AFB Community
Getting settled and getting around — two things any newcomer is eager to do! It’s easy at Columbus, and there are plenty of people to ensure you’re well taken care of.
WHERE TO LIVE
You should report to the housing office within three days of arrival. The housing staff will assist you in the assignment of on-base quarters or, if you are authorized to live off base, provide a listing of available sales and rentals. The Housing Referral and Relocation Office is at 256 State Loop across from the Columbus Club. The phone number is 662-434-3474/3475, DSN 742-3474/3475.
Privatized Family Housing
Hunt Military Communities is proud to provide Columbus Air Force Base with its premier privatized housing community, Columbus Family Housing. We offer spacious brand new, renovated and existing homes built as recently as 2009 and designed to exceed your expectations. We have three-, four- and five-bedroom single- and two-story homes that are allocated based on rank and family composition. Some features include spacious bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms, oversized closets, multiple storage rooms, vaulted ceilings, mud rooms, screened patios, full-size washer and dryer connections, modern kitchens, multi-car garages and lush green yards with lawn care services provided.
The community has a number of exclusive recreational facilities including: playgrounds, tot lots and a fitness center in our brand new community center. There is always something going on throughout the month with our numerous and unsurpassed resident activities designed to promote a sense of community that include: picnics, BBQs, holiday and seasonal parties, luncheons, pizza parties, kids crafts, bowling nights and karaoke.
The Columbus Family Housing Community Center is at 256 State Loop, Columbus AFB. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to lease your new home, contact one of our friendly and courteous staff members at 662-434-8213, fax: 662-434-8217 or email: email@example.com. Information is also available at: www.columbusfamilyhousing.com.
Unaccompanied Officer Quarters (UOQs)
UOQs are mandatory for single student pilots. Permanent-party officers reside off base. Single SUPT lieutenants or military married to military (not at the same base) are required to live in the UOQs. Single captains and above attending SUPT are authorized to reside off base. UOQs are private rooms consisting of a combination living room/bedroom area, kitchen (with stove, refrigerator, microwave, sink and 54 units have dishwashers), bathroom and private outside entrances. Laundry rooms are located in each building with free washers/dryers. Maid service, cable television and telephone service are available at the member’s expense. If you have UOQ questions, contact the UOQ manager at 662-434-7278.
Unaccompanied Enlisted Quarters (UEQs)
UEQs are for single airmen basic through senior airmen with less than three years of service, including military married to military not at the same base. Dormitories feature single-person sleeping rooms, semi-private and private baths, and semi-private or private kitchens (with stove, refrigerator and microwave). Cable television, internet and phone services are available at the member’s expense. Each dorm building has a laundry room with free washers/dryers. The UEQ also has a community building with large screen TVs, a study area, pool tables and a TV area for internet games. Current policy allows E-4s with over three years of service and above to reside off-base and receive basic allowance for housing. If you have UEQ questions, contact the UEQ manager at 662-434-2392.
Personal Property Shipments
The Traffic Management Office (TMO) is in the Mission Support Group Complex at 495 Harpe Blvd., Bldg. 730, Suite 120. The local phone number for the Personal Property office is 662-434-2685, DSN 742-2685. If at any time you are experiencing problems or have any questions, contact us so we can resolve any questions in regard to your household goods shipment.
Customers are requested to contact their Transportation Service Provider (TSP) Move Coordinator as far in advance as possible to set up a delivery date. Columbus AFB TMO can assist with obtaining TSP information. In the case of any issues with TMO, customers can also contact the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office – South Central (JPPSO-SC) at 210-321-4200, DSN 954-4200 or 800-599-7709. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must have a complete delivery address to schedule delivery, i.e., apartment complex name, building number, apartment number, street address and ZIP code. For deliveries to the dorms, provide both building and room number. Deliveries are accomplished 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and U.S. holidays. Specific delivery times cannot be scheduled. Property owners or their designated agent must be at the residence during those hours on the day of the delivery. Members should not schedule a delivery on the closing date of residence.
Shipment Delivering Out of Storage-in-Transit (SIT)
When ready to accept the shipment, the member shall contact the TSP to request delivery to the destination residence. Once the TSP has made delivery arrangements, the member can contact the agent on the afternoon preceding delivery out of SIT to determine if the delivery will be performed in the morning (8 a.m. to noon) or in the afternoon (noon to 5 p.m.) of the following day. This data will be based upon the best information available and will be provided upon telephone request of either the TSP or the member/employee. This provision does not apply when direct delivery was authorized by the origin TSP or when delivery can be arranged upon arrival of the line-haul van in the destination area.
If you did a personal property move (DITY), you must have your full and empty weight tickets, original DD Form 2278, orders, voucher for advance operating allowance, original fuel, oil and toll receipts, copy of rental contract and moving equipment receipt. You may settle your PPM move at the local TMO, Bldg. 730, Room 120. No appointment is necessary for turning in PPM paperwork. If you need to weigh your vehicle before completing your move, scales are at the Outdoor Recreation office, Bldg. 152, phone number 662-434-2505. If you need other options for obtaining weight tickets, contact TMO at 662-434-2567/2685 for more information.
Small household items are available for loan from Outdoor Recreation until your household goods arrive. Outdoor Recreation is in Bldg. 152. The phone number is 662-434-2507.
Dogs and cats must have a current rabies vaccination certificate before moving into military family housing. Housing residents are limited to three four-legged pets, which must be penned or leashed when outdoors. Farm, exotic or wild animals, including birds of prey, pigeons and reptiles (including snakes and lizards), are prohibited. Pets are not allowed in the enlisted or officer dormitories.
Mail is delivered to your home in family housing and to the dormitories once you submit a change of address. If you live in the dormitories, you will be issued a mailbox at the time you receive room keys and the dorm managers are authorized to accept packages. Columbus AFB no longer has a post office on base.
If you live in Columbus Family Housing, you may store your firearms at home. If you live in unaccompanied officer or enlisted quarters or are staying in the Magnolia Inn, you must bring your weapon(s) and ammunition to the security forces squadron armory for storage. All firearms, whether stored in family housing or in the armory, must be registered with Combat Arms Training and Maintenance. Call 662-434-7180 for more information. Fireworks are prohibited on Columbus Air Force Base.
TELEPHONE, TV (CABLE) AND INTERNET SERVICES
If you have questions about your service contract, contact the Base Legal Office at 662-434-7030
- Telephone service is provided by AT&T Communications. To arrange service, call 888-757-6500.
- Cable ONE provides basic, premium channel and pay-per-view cable television to all on-base residences including dormitory rooms. Cable service must be arranged in person at 319 College Street, Columbus, Mississippi. The phone number is 662-328-1781. BLAZE 64, the base’s information channel, airs on cable Channel 64. Personal 18-inch television satellite dishes are allowed in family housing with permission; however, dishes are not authorized in the enlisted or officer dormitories. The Columbus Family Housing maintenance office must approve the system and its installation in advance. If you have questions about your service contract, call the legal office at 662-434-7030.
- Internet service can be provided by either Cable One or AT&T (888-321-2375) depending on the type of service you want.