All military personnel reporting for duty to Kingsville are required to check in at the Housing Service Center, located on the first floor of the Administration Building on base, to determine housing needs. The Housing Referral Of-fice will assist you in locating suitable, affordable temporary housing in the community, or, possibly, permanent housing for your full tour at Kingsville.
The Housing Service Center (HSC) is your contact for any problems you may encounter such as discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions or problems about off-base. The HSC will provide you a list of rentals with corresponding locator maps and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. All renters should carry renters insurance against fire, theft and other damages. The property owner's insurance will cover the property but not the renters personal property. Transfer coverage after you arrive. Ask about the availability of a Rental Partnership Program if you are planning to rent.
Families considering living in Corpus Christi should know that the commute to Kingsville is 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the area of Corpus Christi you live in. Although the roads between Kingsville and Corpus Christi are excellent highways or Texas State Roads, they can be hazardous during heavy rain, heavy fog or farming season due to slow-moving equipment. Please call the Relocation Manager at the Fleet and Family Support Center at 361-516-6333 to discuss the challenges of commuting from Kingsville and Corpus Christi. At the present time all aviator students are required to reside within 10 minutes (Kingsville area) of the base unless written approval is granted from the Training Wing.
Privatization -- NAS Kingsville does not have government family housing available. However, we do have one Public-Private Venture
(PPV), "Hunter's Cove". Both military and civilians share these living quarters. Hunter's Cove offers 3 and 4 bedroom units. Hunters come is located about 5-10 minutes from the base and is located close to shopping and schools. Pets are allowed in the PPV Housing unit. The Kingsville Police Department has jurisdiction over the private-public venture.
Eligibility -- All enlisted and officer personnel with accompanying family members are eligible for housing. Assignment to a housing unit is based on family size and availability of housing units.
Availability -- Because of the demand for quarters, generally personnel must be placed on a waiting list for a varying amount of time. It is the policy of the Station to fully utilize the PPV located in Kingsville. While you are awaiting assignment to PPV housing, our Housing Service Center will assist you in locating suitable, affordable, temporary housing in the community, or, possibly, locating housing for your full tour at Kingsville. Your orders will instruct you to come by and check in at the Housing Service Center, located on base in the Command Building. There are times when immediate assignment into housing is possible, so be sure to check through the office before you make any arrangements for off-base housing. The wait times vary depending on your requirements. It could be as little as a few days up to more than 1-2 months.
Application -- To be placed on the waiting list prior to your arrival at NAS Kingsville, you must fill out a DD Form 1746, Application for Assignment to Housing. Forward this form to the Kingsville housing office along with a copy of your official, signed orders (with detachment endorsement), and 1 copy of your page 2 ( with a "verified by" signature) or RED Page, Record of Emergency Data (Marines/Army). The PPV housing development, Hunters Cove, allows two pets (any size - no exotic - no vicious breeds). The pet deposit is $150 but please confirm.
The PPV housing development, Hunters Cove, allows two pets (any size - no exotic - no vicious breeds). The complex requires a pet deposit.
Incoming service members may also call the HSC at 361-516-6498 or 361-516-6448 and the staff will forward an electronic welcome packet going over the PPV requirements and some basic information regarding Kingsville. Please take advantage of advance applications for PPV properties.
Exceptional Family Member housing (EFM)
Very few single family homes are readily handicap accessible. Working with the owners/landlords on specific requirements is often best handled in person.
Single Service Member Housing
Building 3740 provides living accommodations for up to 98 enlisted and officers. Buildings are air-conditioned and contain of variety of beverage and snack food from the vending machines in the lounge area. The BEQ office is located in building 3730. Reservations for on-base quarters can be made through the Combined Bachelor Housing Office CBQ at 361-516-6321. An answering machine is available after duty hours.
Housing Service Center (HSC)
The HSC is your contact for any problems you may encounter such as discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions or problems about off-base housing. The HSC will provide you a list of rentals with corresponding locator maps and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. All renters should carry renters insurance against fire, theft and other damages. The property owner's insurance will cover the property but not the renters personal property. Transfer coverage after you arrive. Ask about the availability of a Rental Partnership Program if you are planning to rent.
The Housing Service Center (HSC) also obtains rental listings when available from community realtors. Deposits for some apartments are not required for military. A majority of the apartments are offering six (6) month leases. One year leases are available upon request.
Apartment Rental Averages:
- 2 to 3 Bedroom - $600-$800 with bills paid
House Rental Averages:
- 3 Bedroom - $850-$1000 with about $250 utilities
- 4 Bedroom - $1100-$1400 with about $320 utilities
- 5 Bedroom - $1500+ with about $350 utilities
Apartment personal property insurance varies between $143.00 per year to $284.00 per year, depending on what is insured.
Standard residential leases in Texas are typically one year in length, while apartment leases are generally for six months. Make sure you inquire about a military clause in your lease before signing. The military clause, based on the U.S. Service Members Civil Relief Act, allows an active-duty service member to terminate their lease under certain situations - receipt of permanent change of station (PCS) orders to depart the area where the rental premises are located or receipt of military orders for a deployment in excess of 90 days.
A common misconception about the military clause is that military personnel can "break" their lease if offered on-base housing - but this is not entirely accurate. A landlord might agree to early termination if the military resident requests it, but is not required by law to do so. And even if early termination of the lease is approved by the landlord, the resident is still required to provide a written notice of intent to vacate notice - and could still be held responsible for early termination fees.
The Texas Apartment Association (TAA) lease commonly used in multi-family (apartment) housing allows the active-duty resident to terminate their lease if the service member is released or relieved from active duty (i.e., retirement, medical separation, etc.). Neither the SCRA nor Texas law contains such a provision, which was incorporated by TAA into their lease many years ago because of their desire to help military personnel and their families. Military personnel signing a standard Real Estate lease (non-TAA) should review the wording related to release of resident very carefully, and ask that wording be included if they anticipate a possible separation from the military during their lease term. The Housing Service Center can review your lease with you if you have questions or are unclear about your rights and responsibilities.
Military personnel are strongly advised not to rent any property sight-unseen, or to pay an advance or hold deposit until they have a chance to inspect the unit. Hold deposits may be non-refundable in some cases if the service member changes his mind about renting the unit.
Housing Purchase Options
Housing Purchase Averages:
- 2 Bedroom - $60k+
- 3 Bedroom - $90k+
- 4 Bedroom - $120k+
Homeowners insurance varies between $866.00 per year to $1,300.00 per year, depending on the size of the home and what is insured.
While winters are usually mild, air-conditioning is a necessity and several weeks of 95+ temperatures will affect your bill.
Mobile Home Options
There are very few mobile home rental/sales and are not always in the Kingsville city limits.
The Housing Service Center encourages you to visit the website and call their office if you have any questions in reference to any listings.
Exceptional Family Member Program
When you're moving, your to-do list can seem long enough to fill a packing box. But if your family has special medical and/or educational needs, help is available before, during and after your move. Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program provides military families with special needs consideration during the assignment process and access to services to help navigate medical and/or educational support systems.
The Exceptional Family Member Program has three components:
- Identification and enrollment ensures that special needs – diagnosis, frequency of care, medications and special accommodations – are documented.
- Assignment coordination requires information about special needs to be taken into account when the service member is considered for a new assignment.
- Family support provides information and referral for military and community services, and non-clinical case management services.
Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory for active-duty service members and ensures that family members' documented medical and/or educational needs are considered during the assignment coordination process. Through the EFMP family support office, families can receive assistance with navigating military and community support systems.
How to enroll:
Families can enroll by obtaining paperwork from the EFMP medical point of contact at their local military treatment facility, the EFMP liaison, or in the Marine Corps, from Marine Corps Community Services. The forms for enrollment are:
- Department of Defense Form 2792: Family Member Medical Summary
The service member, spouse or adult family member completes the demographic information. The family member's physician or other qualified medical professional completes the rest and includes the diagnosis, frequency of care, medication and any special accommodations the family member requires.
- Department of Defense Form 2792-1: Special Education/Early Intervention Summary
The sponsor, parent or legal guardian completes the demographic information. School or early intervention program personnel complete the remainder of the form, which includes the child's educational diagnosis. A copy of the individualized education program or individual family service plan pairs with the form.
Programs and Services
Military and Family Support Centers are part of the network of agencies, programs, services and partnerships which supports the overall well-being of military families. Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation to connect with key programs, services and support systems. Programs and services may vary across services and installations.
- Deployment support provides information, education and support to assist you and your family during all phases of the deployment cycle.
- Relocation assistance provides an array of services during the relocation process to meet your moving needs.
- Personal financial management provides information, education and one-on-one financial counseling to assist you and your family in maintaining your financial readiness.
- Employment assistance offers comprehensive information, tools and resources to support career exploration, training and licensing, and employment readiness.
- Family life education provides information and education to assist you and your family in developing resilience skills that can help as you navigate your mobile military lives.
- Information and referral can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs to determine appropriate forms of assistance and in locating services and programs available both on and off your installation.
- The Transition Assistance Program prepares separating, retiring and demobilizing service members (and their families) with the information, skills and knowledge necessary for a successful transition from military to civilian life. The first step in your transition process is to complete the congressionally mandated pre-separation counseling session, which furnishes detailed information on the various benefits and services available.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs, such as the Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Advocacy Program and the New Parent Support Program. These services vary by location. Find your specific center by visiting MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and searching by installation or postal code.
The NAS Kingsville Fleet and Family Support Center does provide counseling services, both clinical and financial. We have a Family Advocacy Specialist. The Command Ombudsman has an office in our building.
We have several computers for public use as well as a FAX center. We're open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Located at 746 Rosendahl St., Kingsville, TX 78363.
Child Care and Youth Programs
Family Child Care
Children ages 6 weeks to 12 years may receive care in the private home of a certified family child care provider living in government-owned or leased housing. Family child care is typically available weekdays and with additional care provided during evenings, weekends and flexible hourly care for shift work. Regulations limit the number of children who receive care at any one time to no more than six children under age 8 and no more than two children under age 2. Family child care providers must be certified to operate by the installation. Individual providers may voluntarily seek national accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care and are provided local support, training and materials to accomplish this goal.
Requesting Child Care
Military families may request child care by visiting MilitaryChildCare.com. This Department of Defense website serves all military families seeking child care (including Child Development Centers, Family Child Care and school age care programs) and provides access to military-operated child care options world-wide. Families may search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their profile online, simplifying the process for finding child care.
Child Development Centers
Child development centers, or CDCs, generally offer child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Care is available Monday through Friday, with some locations offering options, such as extended hours, weekend care and respite care. Child development centers vary in size and larger installations may operate multiple facilities. Programs are certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by a national accrediting body, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
School-Age Care Programs
School-age care programs provide care to children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is offered before and after school, during non-school days and summer vacations. School-age care programs may be located in Department of Defense youth centers, child development centers or in other suitable facilities. All programs are certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by a national accrediting body, such as the Council on Accreditation.
Dynamic programs for youth ages 5 through 18 years are provided in approximately 300 youth and teen program facilities worldwide. A wide variety of offerings includes activities in physical fitness and sports, the arts, life skills, career and volunteer opportunities. Installation programs may also collaborate with other youth-serving organizations, like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and USDA/4-H programs.
Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR)
The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department is an integral part of Naval Air Station Kingsville. We contribute to the retention, readiness and mental, physical and emotional well-being of military personnel and to the welfare of their families by providing a varied program of recreational, social and community activities. Personnel authorized to participate in MWR activities include active duty members and their families, reserve members, retired military personnel and their dependents, medal of honor recipients and their surviving spouses and family members, un-remarried surviving spouses of retired military personnel and their family members, academy midshipmen and cadets, ROTC cadets when on active duty during college vacation, drilling members of reserve components and dependents, DEP personnel, NAF employees of the MWR Department, NAS Kingsville DoD employees and other NAF employees of NAS Kingsville and the family members of the above.
-Captain's Club Ballroom and Conference Center
-Child Development Center
-Community Recreation (equipment rentals and outdoor events)
-Human Resources Office
-Line Shack (Food and Beverage located on flight line)
-Marketing and Sponsorship
-Navy Getaways (RV Park)
-No-Fly Zone Bar (All Hands)
-Santiago Fitness Center
-School Liaison Officer
-Stars & Strikes Bowling Center
-Touch & Go (Food and Beverage located at Navy Outlying Field, Orange Grove)
-Youth Activities Center
For more information on our facilities, visit our website at http://www.navymwrkingsville.com