Aviano AB

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Government Housing

https://www.aviano.af.mil/Housing-Information/https://www.aviano.af.mil/Housing-Information/ 

Note: The above link was developed by the local Military Housing Office to provide a more detailed site to aid you on your transition to Aviano AB at . Please refer to both sites for  information.

 

Accompanied personnel and unaccompanied personnel E-4 with over three years of service and above assigned to Aviano AB will reside in private rental housing on the economy as there is no traditional government housing on base.

Government Controlled Leased Family Housing (FH) available only to Key and Essential personnel as identified by the 31 FW/CC. Leased housing units are located off base in the surrounding of Aviano AB within 15 minutes commute.

Applying for Leased FH (Key and Essential only)

To apply for leased housing, submit an advance application for assignment (DD Form 1746) through the MHO at your losing installation and attach a complete copy of your PCS orders.

Pets

Per AF policy, no more than two companion animals are allowed in GRHP housing. Residents may not own dogs of any breed (including a mixed breed) deemed 'aggressive or potentially aggressive' unless the dog is a certified military working dog being boarded by its handler/trainer. Exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing to the MHO for approval by the 31 MSG/CC.

For purposes of this policy, aggressive or potentially aggressive breeds are defined as a Pit Bull (American Staffordshire Bull Terrier or English Staffordshire Bull Terrier), Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Chow and wolf hybrids. Prohibition also extends to other breeds of dogs or individual dogs that demonstrate or are known to demonstrate a propensity for dominant or aggressive behavior as indicated by any of the following type of behaviors: unprovoked barking, growling or snarling at people approaching the animal, aggressively running along a fence line when people are present, biting or scratching people, escaping confinement or restriction to chase people.

Additionally, residents may not own exotic animals such as, but not limited to, reptiles, rodents (other than hamsters and guinea pigs), ferrets, hedgehogs, skunks, rats, raccoons, squirrels, pot bellied pigs, monkeys, arachnids, or any farm animal.

Personal Property Insurance

While personal property insurance is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged. We recommend that you obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle.

There are several types of insurance members may purchase to protect their property and tenant rights: personal property, liability, pet insurance and legal representation. We strongly recommend that you consider purchasing renters liability insurance to cover your personal property and damages to your rental home in case of fire or other major loss.

School Information

Visit the Aviano Elementary School and Aviano Middle/High School websites for detailed information about schools, the DODDS System and Bus Service at Aviano.

Unaccompanied Housing

At Aviano AB, 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 3 years of service and above will move into housing in the local community. Please refer to the Housing in the Local Community section for information and assistance on securing housing.

UH Campus

The main dormitory campus is located near the flight line (Area F). This campus is located near the dining facility, Base Exchange, commissary, mass briefing facility (Movie Theater), La Bella Vista Club, fitness center and the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The campus consists of seven dorms built since 2002. Six dorms have 102 rooms all designed to the 1+1 standard (room-bath-room configuration).

A seventh dorm that was opened Jan, 2014 is the new 'Quad' or 'Dorms for Airmen (D4A)' configuration. This dorm houses 144 Airmen in a 4+1 configuration where each room has their own bathroom and 4 rooms share a kitchen, living room, and laundry facility.

Base Specific Policies and Restrictions

During your orientation, the Airman Dorm Leader (ADL) or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies and restrictions or you may refer to the Unaccompanied Housing Brochure found in Important Links.

UH Management Office Staff

The UH Management Office is staffed with housing professionals that can assist with all of your housing needs. Staffs vary but are highly motivated personnel dedicated to ensuring that you 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 UH 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 UH 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 UH 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 UH Management Office the next duty day for in-processing.

Vehicle Shipping

Ship your personally owned vehicle (POV) 6-8 weeks before your departure. Since Aviano Air Base facilities are located in several different areas, you will be required to do business in different locations and a POV will be very important to you. It is better to ship early and rent in the US as opposed to renting in Italy. If you decide to rent a vehicle at Aviano, a stateside AAA International license is required.

Airman and Family Readiness Center (AFRC)

Ship your personally owned vehicle (POV) 6-8 weeks before your departure. Since Aviano Air Base facilities are located in several different areas, you will be required to do business in different locations and a POV will be very important to you. It is better to ship early and rent in the US as opposed to renting in Italy. If you decide to rent a vehicle at Aviano, a stateside AAA International license is required.

Airman and Family Readiness Center (AFRC)

The local AFRC is a great resource to obtain pertinent information about the area.

Bldg. 1431, Flightline Phone: 011-39-0434-30-5407 or DSN 314-632-5407

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 ADL or UH 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 UH 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 UH 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.

Community Housing

Housing in the Local Community

The Military Housing Office (MHO) provides all DoD personnel with personalized service to assist in locating suitable housing in your new host country. Moving to a new country can often be confusing and stressful; however, it can also be exciting. Living off base provides members and families the chance to experience a new culture and make friends with their host country neighbors. The MHO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.

Housing Services

Contact the MHO as soon as you know you are moving. The government housing team will provide you the latest information on the local housing situation as well as local laws governing off-base housing. The MHO partners with landlords, realtors, and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market.  Visit www.Homes.mil to view housing availability in the community.

The MHO acts as the primary liaison to assist you by providing translation services, establish appointments to view available units, review and approve contracts, maintenance requests, and assist with any issues that may arise during tenancy.  

Do not ship major appliances (washer, dryer, stove, refrigerators) as power in Italy is 220-240 volts.  Major appliances, as well as power step-down transformers for smaller appliances will be provided by Furnishing Management Section for the duration of your tour.  Furnishing management Sections also provides temporary loaner furniture (up to 90 days) while waiting arrival of your household goods.

Your sponsor is the key to successful house hunting by providing their local area knowledge.  After you move into your home, the MHO is available for on-going assistance with translation services should you need to communicate with your landlord.

Community Housing

Housing in Italy is different than in the United States. The MHO continues to work with local landlords to include typical American-style amenities such as air conditioning, light fixtures, adequate kitchen cabinets and counter space.

Minimum Adequacy Standards

The MHO inspects all community housing to ensure it meets minimum adequacy standards and is considered suitable for occupancy by DoD personnel assigned to Aviano AB. If any deficiencies are noted, the landlord will be given the opportunity to correct them. If, however, all deficiencies are not corrected, the unit will not be deemed acceptable and cannot be listed.

Rental Amount

In accordance with AF policy, the Housing Office will not approve a lease if the rental amount is deemed excessive.

Personal Property Insurance

While personal property insurance is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged. You should obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle.

There are several types of insurance (personal property, liability, pet insurance and legal representation) members may purchase to protect their property and tenant rights. We strongly recommend you consider purchasing commercial insurance to protect yourself in case of fire or other major loss. A common policy for this type of coverage would be renter's liability insurance which would cover your personal property and damages to your rental home.

Realtor Services

If you choose to use realtor services, discuss fees up front, as some realtors charge a finder's fee and government reimbursement is not authorized.

School Information

Visit the Aviano Elementary School and Aviano Middle/High School websites for detailed information about schools, the DODDS System and Bus Service at Aviano.

Aviano Elementary School –

Sure Start, PSCD Program, Grades K- 5
Phone: +39 0444-106-0172
DSN: 324-306-0172

Home | Aviano Elementary School | DoDEA

Aviano Middle High School –

Grades 6-12
Phone: +39 0444-106-0192
DSN: 324-306-0192

Home | Aviano Middle High School | DoDEA

 

Military Housing Office

Phone 011-39-0434-30-2272
DSN 314-632-2272
Local 0434-30-2272
Email 31fw.housing@us.af.mil
Address 1CES/CEIH Unit 6110 Box 5 APO AE 09603
Hours M-T - 08:30 - 16:30 Wed - 08:30-15:00 Thu - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
(Central European Time)
Closed on Italian and some American Holidays

Unaccompanied

Phone 011-39-0434-30-3676
DSN 314-632-3676
Local 0434-30-3676
Email 31fw.dormmanagers@us.af.mil
Address 31CES/CEIH Unit 6110 Box 5 APO AE 09603
Hours M-F - 08:00 - 16:30 (Central European Time)