Is it true that the U.S. Air Force allows Active Duty operatives to have their families on base?

What's the rules for having family members in regards to people who are married, that spouses and children are allowed on base while on Active Duty and when deployed?.

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  • Mark B
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    If you are married, your dependents (spouse and children) will receive military ID cards that identify them as dependents. They will be allowed on base and able to use facilities on the base (exchange, commissary, medical facilities, gym, golf course, even schools) Most bases will have on base housing. If it is available for your rank and family size, you and your family will live on base. Sometimes it is required to maintain occupancy and fill up the base housing.

    When deployed to a combat zone, no family members. There are SOME instances where a family member is able to get a job as a contractor or Gov't employee in a combat zone. If you are on the same base, you will usually be able to share quarters.

    I've been deployed with married couples that were on the same base and some that were on different bases and only able to see each other every couple months. That goes for couples that were both active duty and some that were a mix of military/civilian.

  • 5 months ago

    They are called dependents. They may live with you on base at your permanent base of assignment. If you get deployed they can still live there. If you get moved to a new base they have to move with you or lose base housing.

  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    anyone with a valid Military ID can be on base. if you are referring to Base housing, there are additional requirements that must be met in order to keep that housing while the sponsor( the military member) is deployed or TAD/TDY.

    • JetDoc
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Deployed or TDY indicates that the military member is still assigned and will be returning to that same base when the temporary duty is over. Dependents can remain in family housing as long as the military member is assigned to that base.

  • 5 months ago

    There are some deployed locations that do have housing for permanent party and their families. Qatar is one such location. Also deployment is not always to a war zone. Individuals are sometimes deployed right here in the States as well as countries like Germany, Italy, and the UK and of course in those cases then spouses and dependents will sometimes visit their military family member.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Yes, little Snowflake. The US Air Force DOES provide housing for spouses and children of active duty Airmen and Officers on the base where they are stationed. The Army, Navy and Marines all do the same.

    MOST US military bases even have stores where residents can buy groceries and other needs. They also have recreational facilities like theaters, clubs, gymnasiums, golf courses, etc. They also have schools, libraries and places where students can study

    A US military base is like a small city

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    WTF are 'operatives?' Do you mean Airmen or members?

    Of course they can have their family members with them (except at dependent restricted locations). Do you think people go 4, 8, 20, or even 30 years without their families?

    Most Air Force bases have a bunch of facilities specifically designed to support family members, like schools, child care centers, youth centers, pediatric clinics, etc.

    Keep in mind that

    1. In most cases, people with families don't have to live on base and most bases have housing capacities that that don't even come close to accomodating everyone.

    2. There are a handful of locations that are dependent restricted, where the tour length is usually only 12 months.

    When the member is deployed, his/her family can stay wherever they are living, can go visit the grandparents for 6 months, take a 6 month RV trip, or boost the morale of the people on base that aren't deployed.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Active Duty Married Personnel are entitled on base Family Housing. When you deploy the Family stays behind in the same housing. Deployment are for short periods. If you PCS to an overseas base your Family goes with you.

  • ricky
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Some bases do not have much, or any on base housing. Some do. We lived in offbase housing that was with other Military families. We lived on base in Gitmo Cuba.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes, they stay in base housing while their spouse is deployed. Most prefer to live off base and go to the commissary to save 20% on groceries and not have to pay sales tax.

  • 5 months ago

    There are bases where families cannot go. Notably in Afghanistan,Korea, Iraq. ,

    • NWIP
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Families can go to Korea as long as it is over 24 months and they pass the overseas screening.

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