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Air Force Housing
We would like to welcome you to RAF Lakenheath/RAF Mildenhall and hope that your tour will be enjoyable and rewarding. We are eager to deliver and set up all the furniture you will need for your time here. 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 RAF Lakenheath/RAF Mildenhall with Furniture
Personnel moving to RAF Lakenheath/RAF Mildenhall 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 RAF Lakenheath/RAF Mildenhall without your family (unaccompanied tour) and are authorized to reside off base, the full weight allowance also applies.
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 and wardrobes (closets) 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.
Most homes do not have built-in closets and storage space is limited. Wardrobes can be requested from FMS for the duration of your tenancy to assist you.
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 may not be available in all foreign locations.
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.
Military and DoD civilian's are NOT authorized ship personally owned major appliances such as refrigerators, ranges, washers and, dryers,. 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 or Housing Management Office upon securing housing.
Furnishings Available at Maximum Authorization Loaner Kit:
- Double Bed (1 per sponsor)
- Single Bed (per dependent child)
- Chest Drawer (1 per bedroom)
- Small/Large Dining Table (1 Dining table)
- Dining Chair (1 per individual)
- 3 Seat Sofa (1 each)
- Easy Chair (2 each)
- Coffee Table (1 each)
- End Table (2 each)
Duration of Tour Items:
- Dryer Electric UK Model (1 each)
- Washer Electric UK Model (1 each)
- Refrigerator Electric UK Model (1 each)
- Cooker Electric (1 each)
- Wardrobes (1 each per person; when inventory permits 2 each may be authorized locally)
Government Furniture Delivery
Members are authorized a one-time delivery and pickup of government furnishings. Members can also pickup or turn in extra items as long as authorization is not exceeded.
Members must be present at the scheduled date and time of delivery or pickup. Customers who miss appointments without prior approval will be rescheduled at the convenience of the FMS. Appointments will be scheduled at the earliest date possible. For additional information please contact the base FMS at 226-7030.