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Doesn't seem like you're that confused. It all goes away. My current base has a stipulation about if you're in the top 10% or something of power users, then you get charged extra.

Base housing is probably a pretty decent deal if you're a 2Lt. Probably not so good of a deal if you're a Capt and you get the same "CGO" house. Call the housing office and get on their list. They'll probably want a copy of your orders emailed to them. Usually once you leave your previous base, you're put on the list and they're assigned in that order. Don't know Laughlin housing office specifics, but I bet Hunt does.

Thanks for the clarification. It's only 13 months, but it's going to be a huge adjustment from Charleston that's for sure.

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So I am a little confused on how on base housing is going to work with a dependant. No matter what your BAH pays out, the entirety of it goes towards Hunt?

Doesn't seem like you're that confused. It all goes away. My current base has a stipulation about if you're in the top 10% or something of power users, then you get charged extra.

The way it works at Vance (which is also ran by Hunt) is your whole BAH goes to Hunt, and that also covers your electricity, gas, and water. Then every month you get a statement from the utilities company showing what you used compared to the average for that month or whatever. You get +/- credit for however much you're under/over the average, and then whenever your balance gets to +/-$50 they send you a check or I guess charge you your overage. I don't really do anything to try to conserve energy and we still get like $60 back most months, if that's any consolation.

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Thread bump. Not necessarily just a Laughlin question, but I didn't want to start a new thread.

Laughlin doesn't look like the houses have garages, but Sheppard does. Not sure about Columbus or Vance... is this currently the case? Can anyone fill me in on any of these locations? This is the single biggest issue for us in deciding whether or not to find a place off-base.

Bonus question: recommendations for recreational weekend flying near these bases?

Thanks!

EDIT: Clarification: husband is waiting on orders still, might not actually get them until rather last minute, so I am trying to plan a few contingencies.

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Thanks. Like I said, I was aware Laughlin has carports and it doesn't appear they have received any updated housing like Sheppard did. I've seen conflicting reports on Vance and Columbus, which is really what I need the information for.

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Vance has garages and they were completely renovated. Laughlin... Not so much. Carports, half ass remodeling.

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So Laughlin is definite no on the garage, Columbus is most likely a no, and Sheppard and Vance both have garages. Thanks guys, that helps a lot!

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Almost every house has a garage at Columbus. Only ones that don't are the temporary houses. Capitol has 1 stall garage on almost every house. The other 2 villages I think have a combo of 1 and 2 stall garages. Married students are mixed in all 3. Depends on your luck.

Currently posting from my house on Columbus and my wife's car is currently in our garage.

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Wondering if anybody is able to give any recent up-to-date details on this place.  Might be heading here in June-July timeframe.  A few questions:

1. Base housing? ill have the wife and 4 yr old.  

2. Schools? daughter will be going to kindergarten.

3. Things to do...

Any advice/information will be greatly appreciated!  

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On 2/22/2018 at 7:45 PM, AH18 said:

Wondering if anybody is able to give any recent up-to-date details on this place.  Might be heading here in June-July timeframe.  A few questions:

1. Base housing? ill have the wife and 4 yr old.  

2. Schools? daughter will be going to kindergarten.

3. Things to do...

Any advice/information will be greatly appreciated!  

My wife and I are currently at Laughlin for UPT. We live in a duplex with our 3 year old little boy, and we have a reasonable 3 bedroom one and a half bath.  You can get more for your money off base, but living on base is worth the extra dough for the convenience being in UPT.  Buzz me a message for pictures/details.

 

My son isnt old enough for school yet, so he just attends the CDC.  They are building a magnet school on base, but I do not know much about it.

 

As far as things to do, the town doesng offer much, but there is great fishing at the Lake and lots of outdoor opportunities.  San Antonio is 2.5 hours, Austin isnt much further, Corpus is maybe 4 or 5, and Dallas and Houston are each about 7.

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