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Fairchild Air Force Base is home to a wide variety of units and missions, the most prominent is the air refueling mission. Fairchild has two wings, the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, and the 141st ARW. Other units include the Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school, medical detachments, a weapons squadron and the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency. Watch the Team Fairchild Mission Video 2020 here.


Important PCS info for lodging

Per the AF/A1 memo, effective Aug. 13, 2021, AF/A1, in conjunction with SAF/FM, has temporary implemented a short-term lodging rate discount for Airmen and Guardians PCSing to the installations below identified by HAF/A1P as military housing areas with challenges in affordability and availability. This is being done as a short-term solution until HAF and OSD can complete work on TLE and BAH issues as a long-term solution.

Arnold AS

Keesler AFB

Beale AFB

Kirtland AFB

Dover AFB

Maxwell AFB

Edwards AFB

Nellis AFB

Eglin AFB

MacDill AFB

Eielson AFB

McConnell AFB

Fairchild AFB

Mountain Home AFB

Goodfellow AFB

Peterson Space Force Garrison

Hill AFB

Sheppard AFB

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland

Travis AFB

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph

United States Air Force Academy



To implement this action, AF Lodging will create special rate codes to discount the daily lodging rate to 1/30th of the member’s authorized BAH rate, beginning Aug. 31, 2021, after DAF service members reach the end of their Temporary Living Expenses (TLE) authorization.  The following guidelines apply to this authorization. 

  1. Individuals will be allowed to stay in temporary lodging support status in up to 30-day increments, extendable on certification by the installation commander (may be delegated o further than MSG/CC) pending lodging space available.  
  2. Lodging Priority One TDY/PCS reservations will not be canceled or curtailed to accommodate extension requests.  
  3. Prior to receiving the reduced rate, DAF service members must provide CPTS notification to the Lodging Manager certifying the date the member exhausted their TLE authorization.  The TLE certification process should be developed locally to expedite implementation of the reduced rate. 
  4. This discounted cost temporary lodging authorization does not apply to pet fees, which are a flat rate of $10 per day and not part of TLE.
  5. This program only applies to Airmen and Guardians.
  6. These discounted rates are not retroactive.

An operations guide will be provided to lodging management to include guidance for guest reimbursement actions to cover gaps in dates resulting from TLE verification and implementation of the special rate codes. 

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