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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I was shocked because we never had more than 4 or 5 people in an entire tent downrange. But I guess if you spend any length of time on a ship, simply...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    I stayed in VOQ at Millington NAS once and I know what you mean.
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    Would love to, as well as Rhode Island, Maine, etc. Also all the landmarks in the region. I don't think I'd want to live there, but I definitely want...
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  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    Not a reflection of the Coast Guard, of course, but they hardly ever get threads on here...crazy that this kind of whacko can be sitting there...
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  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    Bos Mutus replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    Go in the fall. I've never been to Boston and that is on my list...I don't know how I've never made it there because I grew up in NJ, not too far,...
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  • LogDog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    Stars and Stripes is reporting bases in the Far East are going door-to-door and holding town meetings to get feedback on the condition of base...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    Some day I hope to do an East Coast vacation. Closest I've been is staying at Norfolk NAS overnight as a stopover on my way to somewhere a little...
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  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Bos Mutus replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I enjoyed my time there quite a lot. I worked on ACC staff, so did not have all this dog and pony stuff....I worked 1/4 mile from the marina, so...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:06 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    Some people love it, some people hate it. Most of the people I knew from there lived off base and had a 1 to 2 hour commute and all talked about the...
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  • FLAPS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    FLAPS replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I thought Langley was pretty nice, especially being right on the water. Living on base, I either fished next to the on-base marina, or I took my...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    02-21-2019, 05:41 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I'm sorry. I can only imagine what that's like. Ramstein is the only thing that I can think of that compares, with 5 different HQ on one base, as...
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  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    02-21-2019, 04:21 AM
    Bos Mutus replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I was at Langley, too, in Bethel Housing...and was in ‘Chief Housing’ while across the street SrA lived in the same floor plan. I think we had some...
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  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    02-21-2019, 04:17 AM
    Bos Mutus replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I think it is market-dependent, some locations base housing is more attractive than others. I think they are cutting back on what BAH covers as far...
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  • FLAPS's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 09:49 PM
    FLAPS replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I lived in privatized housing at Langley, and for the most part they did a pretty good job in responding to the few maintenance calls I had. The...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 09:41 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I'm pretty sure that if occupancy was to drop below a certain point that non-base-affiliated people are next in line. It'll probably never happen, as...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 09:36 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    Yep, and base housing office and all other things CE (a lot of the contracting) falls under AFCEC.
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  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 08:41 PM
    Good! These property seizures that I've read about were ridiculous.
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  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 08:34 PM
    Bos Mutus replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    SECAF and CSAF have directed all wing commanders to conduct a 100% review of military housing. Our wing is having a mandatory military housing...
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  • LogDog's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 07:50 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I'm sure there are a number of Installation Commanders scurrying to figure out what to do now that Congress is looking into it.
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 07:39 PM
    Sounds like maybe there are some remedies and just not being utilized. With all the attention this is getting that might start happening.
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  • LogDog's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 07:36 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    If a contractor breaks his contract what punishment does he receives and who delivers it? From a previous post linking to the Resident's Bill of...
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  • LogDog's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 07:29 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    The military usually works within the framework of state laws so they could either allow disputes be settled at the state or federal level....
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  • garhkal's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 07:26 PM
    garhkal replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I've heard similar complaints. Not just on maintenance or repairs, but the contractors "Fixing" up a house next door and leaving trash in YOUR yard,...
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  • LogDog's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 07:23 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    retiredAFcivvy referenced AFCEC and I followed the links at the website. There is a Resident Bill of Rights and among the items included in it are: ...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 07:23 PM
    If there weren't some kind of enforcement provisions, originally, it's pretty hard to make changes at this point. It's too bad there wasn't some...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 06:59 PM
    That is possible, but I doubt if the State would try to enforce a federal program. Also, these are on federal property.
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 06:51 PM
    I had to look it up but the program is handle by AFCEC.
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  • LogDog's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 06:47 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    It would seem if the housing is contracted by the military then there has to be some process for the renters (military members) to address problems...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 06:29 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    One good thing that comes from it is that the days of having the AC set to 60 degrees and the doors and windows wide open are gone, because there are...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    02-20-2019, 06:25 PM
    This privatized housing is a different animal. I think that the contractor owns or leases the housing. They are paid by the member's BAH by some...
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