MCCONNELL AFB HOUSING: ON-BASE OPTIONS
By Chris La Porte
IntroductionWelcome to your new home at McConnell Air Force Base, located in Wichita, Kansas. McConnell AFB has a primary mission to fuel the fight through combat-ready Airmen, aircraft, and mission support. This means the wing is charged to develop and maintain the capability to conduct the air-refueling operations supporting command objectives around the world. You’ll enjoy the community around McConnell AFB in Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. A military-friendly community will greet you as you settle into your new home. We hope this guide is a valuable resource for you as you settle into your new living arrangements in the McConnell AFB housing communities.
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Kansas BAHTo look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for additional zip codes, please follow this link. This is a great tool to help you create a budget and guide you through your home search. To learn more about your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
McConnell AFB BarracksAt McConnell AFB, unaccompanied housing is available to enlisted ranks E1 to E3 and E4 with less than 3 years of service. For unaccompanied Airmen of rank E4 with greater than 3 years of service, they may find housing in the local community. All single service members must report to their unit to be assigned barracks space. Any personnel arriving on post after service hours will be assigned temporary living quarters until the next duty day. A private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens, and supplies required for comfortable living are provided to every Airman. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas, and there are no pets allowed in the barracks. Other amenities include washers and dryers for residents’ use. Dayrooms are also provided in each building with furniture, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball, air hockey, and shuffleboard. The permanent party Unaccompanied Housing campus consists of three buildings. There is a mix of private rooms, with shared kitchens and bath areas. All rooms have an external entrance. The Unaccompanied Housing facilities strive to provide a personal residence that creates a comfortable, functional, and well-maintained home with a mission to take pride in the community.
McConnell AFB Unaccompanied Housing Office57830 Pittsburgh St. Building 642 Room 120 McConnell AFB, KS 67221
Phone:1 (316) 759-4611
McConnell AFB Housing OfficeThe first thing you should do once you relocate to McConnell Air Force Base is head to the Housing Management Office. There you will receive a warm welcome from a team of professionals looking to help take the stress out of relocating. You will get assistance here with all of your housing needs and any information you need on military relocation. The Housing Management Office provides services that will help you with referrals, relocation assistance, guidance for entering a lease agreement, and tenant-landlord disputes.
McConnell AFB Housing Management Office2801 S. Arnold Blvd. Wichita KS, 67210
Phone:1 (316) 759-3172
McConnell AFB Housing OptionsMilitary family housing at McConnell AFB is privatized. The owner, Corvias Property Management, is responsible for maintaining and managing the community neighborhoods. We advise you to contact the Housing Management Office as soon as you know that you are moving to McConnell AFB. There, you will receive the latest information about privatized housing and help with the application process from the government housing team. You will also be informed about base-specific policies. Applying here is similar to living in the local community. You will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a one-year term. Your lease will include a military clause and a lease termination clause. Rent is paid by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the property manager. If your family has school-aged children, the housing on base is within the Derby Public School District. This particular district operates nine elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. There are no schools on base. Surrounding the base are dozens of other schools and plenty of options no matter what age your school-aged students are. Bus services are limited based on the distance your home is from the school. If you need any assistance choosing a school, contact the School Liaison Officer at (316) 788-8400.
McConnell AFB Family Homes
McConnell AFB Family Homes at Corvias Property Management2801 S. Arnold Blvd. Wichita, KS 67210
Monday to Friday:0830-1730
Saturday and Sunday:Closed
Features of McConnell AFB NeighborhoodsCorvias Property Management offers homes in their neighborhoods with two, three, and four-bedroom floor plans. There are many different floor plans and layouts in this well-kept community. Each neighborhood and rental house comes with a set of amenities that will make you feel right at home.
McConnell AFB AmenitiesAmenities vary depending on which of the neighborhoods you choose at McConnell AFB but include some of the following: central AC, a garage or carport, washer/dryer hookups, a refrigerator, dishwasher, and garbage disposal, and high-speed internet/cable hookups. Included in your rental are lawn services, trash and recycling pick-up, and 24-hour maintenance services. The community itself offers amenities that will provide your family with entertainment year-round. The neighborhoods include parks and playgrounds that are perfect for a family outing right on the base. There are also walking and bike paths, access to basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and a fitness center in the new Community Center. Be sure to keep up to date with the community as there are many free community events hosted throughout the year.
ConclusionWe know that relocating can be a stressful endeavor, but we hope this guide has given you a place to start while planning your move to your new home at McConnell AFB. We hope you enjoy your new adventure in Kansas, in one of the great neighborhoods the Corvias Property Management Community has to offer at McConnell Air Force Base. Always plan ahead and check availability based on rank and waiting lists through the McConnell AFB Housing Service.
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