FURNISHINGS MANAGEMENT

We would like to welcome you to Lajes Field and hope that your tour will be enjoyable and rewarding. We are eager to set up an appointment to deliver the furniture you will need until you receive your household goods. The furniture and appliances at this location have been specifically chosen to fit comfortably in each type of housing unit found on and off base.

Planning Your Move to Lajes Field with Furniture 

Entitlements 

Personnel moving to the Lajes Field on an accompanied tour (with family members on orders) are authorized to ship their full weight allowance. This is called Full-JTR (Joint Travel Regulation). If you are single or plan to move to Lajes Field without your family (unaccompanied tour) and are authorized to reside off base, the full weight allowance also applies (Please read your orders).

Knowing that you are entitled to Full-JTR is very important. With this entitlement, government furniture support is on a loaner basis only. The government is responsible for providing you with sufficient furniture items to allow you to move into quarters while waiting for your furniture (household goods). Loaner kits consist of living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture. When you are ready to move again, the same loaner kits are available to allow you to ship your household goods in plenty of time to meet you at your next destination. Whether you will be living on the economy or in government housing, furnishings management will provide appliances, wardrobes (closets) and kitchen cabinets to you for your entire tour.

Members will be issued authorized furnishings to meet local housing conditions and family composition. While every attempt is made to meet a member's preference, furnishing style and color are not always guaranteed. Furnishings are issued based on what is available in the warehouse at the time the request is processed. Please see your local transportation office for your entitlements as they vary with grade.

Closet Space
Lajes Housing: 6 to 9 feet wide (No walk-in Closets), Community Housing 4 to 5 % have walk-in closets, 40 to 50% have 6 to 9 feet wide closets, remaining 45% vary in size from 3 to 5 feet wide. Depth for all closets is 1.5 to 2.5 feet; Height varies from 7 to 10 feet.

Storage
Housing styles and sizes can be different in foreign locations. In some cases, not all of a member's personal furniture will fit inside the on-base or off-base housing units. Members should review the room dimensions for each housing unit they may be interested in to decide which personal furniture will fit prior to shipping all household goods. Please note that temporary storage facilities are not available on the Island of Terceira. 

Members will be given a briefing by the HMO about their entitlements and how to set up delivery of temporary and permanent furnishings upon arrival. 

Major Appliances 
Military and DoD civilian's are NOT authorized ship personally owned major appliances such as refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, and microwaves. These appliances will be provided by our office. In most cases major appliances from the U.S. will not work in overseas locations. As such, major appliances are permanently assigned to each on-base housing unit and are also available for off-base housing units. 

Temporary Furniture Loaner Kits
Temporary furniture loaner kits are available to members in PCS status for up to 90 days after arrival and 90 days prior to departure. Loaner kits consist of furniture items that enable you to move into your new housing while awaiting the delivery of household goods. Additional information will be provided by the Furnishings Management Section (FMS) upon securing housing. 

Furnishings Available at Maximum Authorization

Loaner Kit: (On Base)
LIVING ROOM
- 1 sofa
- 1 easy chair
- 1 coffee table
- 1 side board
- 1 floor lamp

DINING ROOM
- 1 table with leaf
- 1 side chair per family member

MASTER BEDROOM
- 1 bed frame
- 1 Queen size headboard
- 1 Queen size mattress
- 1 Queen size box spring
- 1 dresser or 1 chest

CHILDREN'S BEDROOM
- 1 bed frame per child
- 1 Single size headboard per child
- 1 Single size mattress per child
- 1 Single size box spring per child
- 1 dresser or 1 chest of 4 drawers per child

OR FOR CHILDREN SHARING THE ROOM
- 2 bunk beds
- 2 mattresses
- 1 ladder
- 1 rail

Loaner Kit: (Off Base)
LIVING ROOM
- 1 sofa
- 1 easy chair
- 1 coffee table
- 1 side board

DINING ROOM
- 1 table with leaf
- 1 side chair per family member

MASTER BEDROOM
- 1 bed frame
- 1 Queen size headboard
- 1 Queen size mattress
- 1 Queen size box spring
- 1 dresser or 1 chest
- 2 wardrobes (if house does not have built-in wardrobes)

CHILDREN'S BEDROOM
- 1 bed frame per child
- 1 Single size headboard per child
- 1 Single size mattress per child
- 1 Single size box spring per child
- 1 dresser or 1 chest of 4 drawers per child
- 1 wardrobe (if house does not have built-in wardrobes)

OR FOR CHILDREN SHARING THE ROOM
- 2 bunk beds
- 2 mattresses
- 1 ladder
- 1 rail

Duration of Tour Items:
- Dryer Electric (1 each) 
- Washer Electric (1 each) 
- Refrigerator/Freezer Electric (1 each) 
- Range Electric (1 each)
- Microwave (1 each)
- Wardrobes (1 each per person; when inventory permits 2 each may be authorized locally)
- Transformer (1 each)

Government Furniture Delivery 
The FMS and Transportation Management Office (TMO) work together to coordinate the delivery and pickup of each member's government and personal household goods. Members are authorized a one-time delivery and a one-time pick-up of government furnishings. Members can also pick-up or turn in extra items as long as authorization is not exceeded and it will have to be done on a self help basis.

Members must be present at the scheduled date and time of delivery or pick-up. Customers who miss appointments without prior approval will be re-scheduled at the convenience of the FMS. They will be subject to pay all expenses involved on the missed appointment and FMS will do a second appointment or the member will have to deliver or pick-up the furnishings.

Appointments will be scheduled at the earliest date possible. For additional information please contact the base FMS at ext. 535-1241/3507.