rain05 asked this question 9 years, 6 months ago:

on base housing

What are the chances of getting a house on base? We just found out we are pregnant and we have two little girls and dont know the steps for on base



9 years, 6 months ago

Your best bet would be to call housing (from the US dial 011-49-6351-536-6671). There are three areas of base housing, Vogelweh/Kapaun, Ramstein and Landstuhl. Depending on rank and number of family members, you may qualify for stairwell or townhouse type housing. The waiting times are varied but can be quite lengthy.

I am assuming that since you are in Abilene TX that you are currently stationed at Dyess AFB. You can obtain a housing application from them and send it digitally to the housing office at Vogelweh 30 days prior to arrival date. At least that is what we did when we left Dyess. Calling them would give you immediate information though.

Good Luck.

9 years, 6 months ago

I don't know how DSN works, but if it works from anywhere, the DSN number for the number ausmerican posted is 489-6671.

I know it is off topic, but can DSN numbers be called from another area/country? If so, you can save yourself the long distance call.

9 years, 6 months ago

You can only call DSN numbers from an on base installation. So if the active duty member can call, it is a free call. If you go to the Airmen and Family Support Center on Dyess, they will let you use their phones to call.

9 years, 6 months ago

Quote by ausmerican:
You can only call DSN numbers from an on base installation. So if the active duty member can call, it is a free call. If you go to the Airmen and Family Support Center on Dyess, they will let you use their phones to call.


That is what I wanted to know. Thanks. Is this also true even if the DSN you are calling is out of the country? If so, this would be a much cheaper way to call than dialing the commercial number unless you have a really good long distance rate. I know Skype and Magicjack are only about 2 cents per minute when calling Germany from The U.S., but again, I am off topic.

9 years, 6 months ago

Yes, DSN number are base to base, so even if it is out of the USA, it is a free call.

9 years, 6 months ago

We just moved on base in September from a rental off base. We were open to living on Ramstein or Vogelweh- just as long as we got a base house! We have twin boys and DH is an NCO so we qualified for a townhome (not that being an NCO guarantees a townhome).

Housing here only counts alive children outside the womb. So you won't be able to qualify for a 4 bedroom townhome until you give birth. But you do qualify for a 3 bedroom apartment or 3 bedroom tonwhome.

The wait for Ramstein can be long. From what I've been told it's because people prefer their kids to go to Ramstein district schools.

We applied for housing on a Monday and DH got a call that Friday with the house offer. We had a friend who was on the wait list for Ramstein only and waited 15 months before her oldest child moved away so they took themselves off the list because they wouldn't qualify for a townhome anymore.

Vogelweh housing is building a lot more townhomes. It looks like they're moving people in as soon as the house is done- even with no grass on the lawn!

9 years, 6 months ago

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