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Developing a sense of community here starts before you arrive at Vandenberg AFB. We recognize the efforts behind this transition and want to make sure you are satisfied with the details of your move. To obtain referral and relocation assistance, we encourage you to reach out for personalized services provided by the Military Housing Office (MHO) staff. 

Vandenberg AFB is located on the beautiful central coast of California, in northern Santa Barbara County, 68 miles north of the city of Santa Barbara (population 90,000). Santa Maria is located 17 miles northeast of the base (population 91,000) and Lompoc is seven miles southeast of the base (population 43,000); these are the primary locations where the majority of base personnel reside. The base supports a population of nearly 15,000 (military, family members, contractors and civilian employees). For general information on Vandenberg AFB please visit the Vandenberg homepage:


Military members are entitled to various allowances to ensure the transition to a new location is as smooth and stress free as possible. If you have any questions about the allowance listed, please contact the MHO. 

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
Military members assigned to Vandenberg AFB receive Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). The purpose of the BAH program is to provide housing allowances to service members based on median housing costs in local civilian markets. The DoD determines the correct housing allowance to enable members to afford suitable housing within a reasonable distance of their duty location. The allowance is set based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependent status and is adjusted each year. 

For more information about your BAH, visit the Defense Travel Management Office website.