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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2011, 21:06:26 »
The bottom line is, call and ask.  Different bases and different services (remember USN, USAF, USMC, USCG and USA are all separate organizations) have different rules and polices which can also vary by base or region.  Ask politely and you may be surprised at how accommodating they are.  Don't get your nose out of joint if they say no.  I've been reasonably successful (once got a room with private bath, A/C and a large screen TV for $4.00), but I've also been turned away. 

Sometimes it's useful if you ask for "Bachelor Officer Quarters" or "Bachelor Enlisted Quarters."
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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2011, 21:28:50 »
Keep in mind that some (if not most) US installations won't even let you on the base without a CAC-card or other US-issued military ID.  CF ID won't cut the mustard without written orders and a letter from the base disclosure office.  Even coming down here on my HHT required an escort to get in the base gates.  YMMV at other select US installations.
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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2011, 08:42:03 »
Keep in mind that some (if not most) US installations won't even let you on the base without a CAC-card or other US-issued military ID.  CF ID won't cut the mustard without written orders and a letter from the base disclosure office.  Even coming down here on my HHT required an escort to get in the base gates.  YMMV at other select US installations.

In the good old days before 9-11 (actually, early 90's) My ex and I drove to Key West and stayed in various bases along the way. At the KW Naval station Officers quarters they asked for rank; my ex said captain but omitted the Air Force part  - we got a nice big suite with office, living room and kitchenette for $15 a night.

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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2011, 09:07:54 »
In the good old days before 9-11 (actually, early 90's) My ex and I drove to Key West and stayed in various bases along the way. At the KW Naval station Officers quarters they asked for rank; my ex said captain but omitted the Air Force part  - we got a nice big suite with office, living room and kitchenette for $15 a night.

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I do a fair bit of travelling to the US both on business and on my own and never has a problem staying in quarters on US bases. Usually its at the Navy lodge which is like a big motel and its usually filled with retirees travelling. Even without orders I had no trouble dropping in and they usually fix me up at the desk as long as they have room.
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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2011, 13:39:51 »
Keep in mind that although the Navy Lodge is indeed a good option, it is not the same as Enlisted or Officers' Quarters.  It's more like as if Canex operated motels.  They're still a good deal though and tend to be less restrictive on allied customers.
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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2011, 14:12:02 »
Keep in mind that although the Navy Lodge is indeed a good option, it is not the same as Enlisted or Officers' Quarters.  It's more like as if Canex operated motels.  They're still a good deal though and tend to be less restrictive on allied customers.

Absolutely, that last time I stayed in one in Mayport Fl and was $55 on the Beach. I also stayed in VIP single quarters for instance Pensacola or Panama City fl for $18 a night. I guess its a little different for me due to rank. Also there are hotels such as the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard & Airmen's Club in NYC and often there are versions in major cities that allow fairly cheap accommodations.
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Staying in US Barracks during trips through the US
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2019, 00:46:11 »
I am planning a trip through the US to get to a tasking, as I will be driving my POMV and will need to take leave to get to the tasking I was wondering if CF members could rent a room overnight on US military bases. I have heard it is a possibility but I cannot find anyone that can confirm this one way or the other. And if it's possible how do I go about making arrangements?


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Re: Staying at US military bases
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2019, 13:03:27 »
You may be able stay on a space-available basis.

https://www.armymwr.com/travel/army-lodging-base/army-lodging-eligibility

This is the listing site with some policies.

http://www.dodlodging.net/

Other option may be to contact the base directly.
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Re: Staying in US Barracks during trips through the US
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2019, 19:29:08 »
I am planning a trip through the US to get to a tasking, as I will be driving my POMV and will need to take leave to get to the tasking I was wondering if CF members could rent a room overnight on US military bases. I have heard it is a possibility but I cannot find anyone that can confirm this one way or the other. And if it's possible how do I go about making arrangements?


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If you have orders I would think staying on base/post would be doable. Each facility has guest lodging and you could look up the contact info online and might be able to set everything up from your office.

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-stay-on-military-bases-cheap-3332739