Edwards Air Force Base Relocation

Edwards Air Force Base Relocation and Housing

Edwards Air Force Base Government Housing and Relocation

Edwards AFB offers government housing in seven different neighborhoods on the installation:
- Mountain View; Junior Enlisted
- Mesquite Meadows; Junior Enlisted
- Joshua Acres; Junior Enlisted
- Juniper Ridge; Senior Enlisted
- Acacia Hills; Senior Enlisted, Prestige, Field Grade
- Tamarisk Plains; Company Grade
- Palo Verde Heights; Senior Grade and General Officer

Our inventory consists of 741 homes; 547 for enlisted members and 194 for officers. All homes are newer, with the oldest ones built in 1998. Housing amenities include air-conditioning, central heat, modern kitchens with ranges, refrigerators, and dishwashers, interior and exterior storage areas, attached garages with garage door openers, fenced yards and irrigation systems, and electric/gas washer/dryer hookups.

Restrictions at Edwards AFB are included in the respective brochures for family housing and dormitories. Copies of the brochures are available for download under the Edwards Resources section of this page.

Applying for Government Housing
If you desire to live in government housing, please submit an advance application for assignment (DD Form 1746) through the HMO at your losing installation with a complete copy of your PCS orders. The effective date of the application is the date you depart your prior installation (including members with TDY enroute) or the date ordered to active duty.

Applications can also be submitted upon arrival during your first visit to the HMO. HMO staff will be able to assist in the completion of the application and will review PCS orders and housing options with you. For walk-in applications, as long as you apply for government housing within 30 days of arrival, you will be placed on the waiting list effective the date you departed from your previous installation. After 30 days, the application date will be the date of the walk-in.

Please be sure your application identifies and includes supporting documentation for an impending promotion or gain of dependents so that you can be placed on the appropriate waiting list.

Community Amenities

Aero Club School Liaison Office
Archery Range Youth Programs
Arts & Crafts Center Swimming Pools
Fitness and Sports Veterinary Clinic
Bowling Center Horse Stables and Equestrian Trails
Library And Children's Library Bicycle Motocross Track
Golf Course Rock-Climbing Wall
Oasis Community Center Skateboard Park
Outdoor Recreation Paintball Fields
Fam Camp Rod and Gun Club
Child Development Center Off-Road Vehicle Riding Areas
Family Child Care Bicycle, Running, and Jogging Paths
Jungle Zone Indoor Play Area Teen Center

Personal Property Insurance
You need to obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle. Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the HMO for more information about coverage.

School Information
State-operated schools are located on base for kindergarten through grade 12.

Housing Privatization
At Edwards AFB, the Air Force is working to privatize military family housing, and the potential exists for this to occur during your tenure in government housing.

Housing Privatization (HP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to continue providing quality housing for Airmen and their families. HP shifts the operations and maintenance responsibility of family housing to the private sector whose expertise it is to build and manage housing, allowing Airmen to focus on the mission.

With this partnership, the Air Force and its private partners can provide new and/or renovated homes with modern amenities for Airmen and their families in communities where they choose to live. Some amenities may include community centers, playgrounds and walking trails.

All residents in government housing will have the option of signing a lease with the private company. Rent under privatized housing is paid by allotment of your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). Unlike housing in the local community, rent for a privatized home may not exceed the "with dependent" BAH rate designated for your rank. For more information about privatized housing, contact the HMO at (661) 277-4506

Edwards Air Force Base Unaccompanied Housing and Relocation

At Edwards AFB, we strive to create an inclusive environment that cultivates the development and training of Airmen. The Air Force recognizes that the management of Unaccompanied Housing (UH) facilities is critical to an Airman's development process. UH is a personal residence and we strive to provide a modern, functional, well maintained and comfortable home, as well as promote pride, professionalism and personal dignity.

UH is provided for unaccompanied Airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each Airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on location)

Unaccompanied Airmen in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above may move into housing in the local community. Please refer to the Housing in the Local Community section for information and assistance on securing housing.

The permanent party UH campus at Edwards AFB consists of 136 one-plus-one-configured rooms in eight dormitories and 185 rooms in three dormitories.

Amenities include kitchenettes and furnished outdoor patios in one-plus-one dormitories, central kitchens in other dormitories, day rooms with large-screen televisions in all dormitories. The Higher Grounds Café offers a comfortable area to relax and socialize with wireless internet service, computer games, and beverage/snack services. The dorm campus includes volleyball, basketball, and roller hockey courts. The campus is near the community center, base gym, and a covered, Olympic-sized swimming pool. Outdoor gas barbecue grills are located near each dormitory for resident use.

Restrictions at Edwards include no smoking in dormitory rooms and campus, no pets except fish and seed-eating birds, no candles or open flames, and no weapons. More information may be found in the Dormitory Handbook

Base Specific Policy
During your orientation, a Consolidated Dormitory Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies.

Consolidated Dormitory Management Office Staff
The Consolidated Dormitory Management Office is staffed with professionals that can assist with all of your housing needs. Staffs vary but can be comprised of non-commissioned officers (NCO), Senior NCOs and some bases have civilian employees. The assigned military are Airman Dormitory Leaders (ADL). These members are highly motivated personnel dedicated to ensuring that residents receive quality service. ADLs will provide you guidance and advice on UH life as well as mentor you on succeeding in the Air Force.

Assignment Procedures
As soon as you are notified of your assignment, contact your gaining unit and request to be assigned a sponsor. Your sponsor will be another military member assigned to your unit and will assist with your move. The sponsor or gaining unit must then contact the Consolidated Dormitory Management Office to notify them of your impending arrival date and work to secure you a dormitory room.

Unit Integrity
In most cases, you will be assigned a room in an area of the dormitory set aside for the personnel who work in your unit. This is to promote camaraderie among squadron members. If a room is not available near other members of your unit, you may be assigned a temporary room until one with your unit becomes available.

Planning Your Move
Prior to travel, arrange to meet your sponsor or someone from your unit upon arrival at the gaining installation.

If you arrive on a business day during normal duty hours, have your sponsor escort you to the Consolidated Dormitory Management Office. An ADL or a civilian Dorm Manager will take you through the process of checking you into your room and performing a move-in inspection and inventory of the allotted furnishings and supplies.

If you arrive on the weekend or after normal duty hours, have your sponsor make arrangements to pick up your room key from the Consolidated Dormitory Management Office or acquire a hospitality room for you until you can meet with an ADL or Dorm Manager.

If you obtain your room key outside of normal duty hours, it is still a mandatory requirement to report to the Consolidated Dormitory Management Office the next duty day for in-processing.

Resident Responsibilities
You will be expected to keep your room and any shared living space clean and tidy. Cleaning supplies and equipment can be provided to you free of charge. You will also be accountable for your room and the furnishings provided. Residents may be held liable for any damages beyond normal fair wear and tear.

See your Consolidated Dormitory Management Office representative if you have any questions about your resident responsibilities.

Inspection Program
The Installation Commander establishes a base-wide UH inspection program focused on health and safety. Squadron Commanders and unit First Sergeants implement the inspection program and visit rooms to ensure that all residents from their squadron comply with installation standards.

Bay Orderly Program
UH residents are expected to assist in the cleaning and upkeep of common areas and shared facilities of their "home." You will periodically be detailed to perform essential cleaning and minor maintenance around the UH campus.

Dormitory Councils
The Airmen Dormitory Council is the forum by which residents of an individual dormitory or group of dormitories address concerns about their living environment with a panel of their peers. The purpose of the council is to establish standards for all residents, present solutions for problem areas, establish positive recreational activities and identify facility and furnishing improvements. Participation at your location is a chance to be involved in shaping your living environment and provides an opportunity for personal growth and development in the areas of leadership and personal relationships.

Ask your ADL or Consolidated Dormitory Management Office representative about how you can get involved.

Termination
It is mandatory for unaccompanied Airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service to reside in UH. An E-4 residing in UH reaching 3 years of service may be authorized to move out of UH and into local community housing. Contact the Consolidated Dormitory Management Office for procedures you must follow to clear your room. In certain circumstances, such as to make space available for more junior Airmen, you may be authorized to move out of UH before reaching E-4 with greater than 3 years of service. The most senior Airmen are released first. Your Consolidated Dormitory Management Office representative will advise residents when early release is necessary.

Space Available Rooms
When there is an excess of dormitory rooms, personnel in the ranks of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above may be eligible to reside in UH on a space available basis.

Contact the Consolidated Dormitory Management Office to inquire about availability.

Edwards Air Force Base Housing and Relocation in the Local Community

Housing in the Local Community
The Housing Management Office (HMO) provides all DoD personnel with personalized services to assist in locating suitable housing in the local community. Although moving is sometimes stressful, it can also be an exciting opportunity to live off base and experience a new location. The HMO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.

Housing Services
Contact the HMO as soon as you know you are moving. The government housing team will provide you the latest information on the local housing situation and offer complete referral services and relocation assistance to make sure you find a quality place to live.

Support services range from helping members understand their lease agreements and the necessity for a military release clause to assisting in resident and landlord dispute resolution, among many others.

The HMO partners with landlords, realtors and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market. The HMO also monitors housing units offered for rent to the military community, which are listed in the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN), a joint service, DoD-sponsored website that offers a 24/7/365 single source of available housing to incoming military personnel and their families.

Go to AHRN.com and create a personal account to view the available housing and get a feel for the size, style and type of housing around your new installation. The listings provide contact information for the landlord or property manager so you can connect with them to discuss available units. Contact the HMO prior to making any firm commitments.

Community Housing Units
Communities surrounding Edwards AFB range from 17-45 or more miles from the center of the installation. They vary widely with respect to amenities and services. For current rental prices, please contact the HMO referral office or AHRN.

For information about the housing allowances that financially support your move, see Referral and Relocation Assistance.

Personal Property Insurance
You need to obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle.

Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the HMO for more information about coverage.

School Information
For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live.

For your convenience, all community housing listings in the Automated Housing Referral Network site (AHRN.com) include a link to schools in the area surrounding the listed house.

State-operated schools are located on base for kindergarten through grade 12.

Edwards Air Force Base Housing and Relocation Contact Information

Housing Management Office

Phone (661) 277-4506
DSN 527-4506
Fax (661) 277-0453
DSN 527-0453
Address 95 ABW/CEAC
402 South Forbes Avenue
Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Hours of Operation M-F 8:00am - 3:00pm
(PST)

Unaccompanied Housing
Phone (661) 277-6783
Fax (661) 277-0540
Address Consolidated Dormitory
Management Office
95 ABW/CEAC
210 Spiro Avenue
Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Hours of
Operation
M-F - 7:00am - 4:00pm
(PST)

 
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