TINKER AFB HOUSING: 6 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 Tinker AFB.
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Tinker 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.
Tinker 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 (405) 734-4421. 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 Tinker AFB's housing website for more information.
Tinker AFB Housing OfficeIf you will not be living in unaccompanied housing at Tinker 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.
Tinker AFB Military Housing Office5601 Twining Drive Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone: 1 (405) 734-7350
Tinker AFB Housing OptionsAt Tinker 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. Tinker AFB's military family housing communities offer a variety of house styles and floor plans. Neighborhoods provide easy access to playgrounds, picnic facilities, athletic facilities, trails, and base recreation facilities. School-age children living in Tinker AFB military housing attend schools in the Mid-Del School District. 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 Office5601 Twining Drive Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone: 1 (405) 610-3637
Note: Tinker AFB military housing is available for active-duty service members and qualified retirees and DOD civilian employees. Housing amenities and benefits for non-active-duty tenants may vary from those described below.
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.
- Waste and recycling collection.
Features of Tinker AFB Neighborhoods
- Community Center.
- Resident activities and events.
- Access to the Deployed Spouse Program, which assists military families when a spouse is deployed.
The Neighborhoods at Tinker AFB
1. McNarney Manor
Ranks: E1-E6, military retirees, and DOD employees McNarney Manor features homes with two to four bedrooms. Homes in this neighborhood have fenced-in backyards, patios, and garages. The neighborhood is within walking distance of Tinker Elementary School, the base youth center, parks, playgrounds, and sports facilities.
2. Mitchell Heights East
Ranks: O1-O3 Homes in Mitchell Heights East have three or four bedrooms, exterior storage, and garages. The neighborhood has access to a recreational trail and playgrounds.
3. Mitchell Heights West
Ranks: O4-O6 Homes in Mitchell Heights West have three or four bedrooms. Homes have exterior storage with climate control, storm shelters, wet bars, and more. The neighborhood is close to playgrounds and a walking trail.
4. Prairie Land
Ranks: E1-E9 Prairie Land homes have spacious, open floor plans with three or four bedrooms. The neighborhood is close to a base child development center, recreational trails, playgrounds, and picnic facilities.
5. Twining Fields
Ranks: E1-E6 Twining Fields homes have open floor plans with three or four bedrooms and garages. The community is close to the community center, sports courts, playgrounds, Tinker Elementary School, and a base child development center.
6. Vandenberg Hills
Ranks: O6, key and essential personnel Vandenberg Hills homes have open floor plans with four bedrooms. Vandenberg Hills is close to Tinker Elementary School, sports courts, and a playground.
ConclusionMoving to a new place can be stressful, but there are plenty of great housing options at Tinker 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 Tinker AFB. This office can provide important information on-base housing availability and possible waitlists for housing. We hope you find Tinker AFB is soon home sweet home.
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