JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Division of the Air Power is divesting lodging operations at 9 installations and right-sizing facility capability at others to fulfill a Protection Division requirement that every one lodging is self-sustaining with out taxpayer funding.
In a 2020 memorandum, DoD directed the conversion of short-term obligation and everlasting change of station lodging to completely non-appropriated fund (NAF) operations. Whereas not-for-profit, this implies AF Lodging operations are required to be self-sustaining with out the help of appropriated, or taxpayer, funds.
The Air Power Companies Heart, who manages the lodging program, performed a evaluation of lodging operations throughout the DAF and recognized for closure lodging amenities at Los Angeles AFB, California; Arnold AFB, Tennessee; Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts; Tinker AFB and Vance AFB, Oklahoma; Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota; Offutt AFB, Nebraska; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; and Pittsburg ARB, Pennsylvania.
Timelines for divestitures will differ based mostly on set up circumstances; nevertheless, the general objective is to start phasing out reservations by the tip of
November 2022 with all closure actions full by mid FY23.
“Over the previous twenty years, declining appropriated fund help drove resourcing selections, deferring higher-cost facility sustainment and upkeep objects for buildings all through the lodging portfolio,” stated Victoria Fragomeli, AFSVC Enterprise Operations director. At the moment, the Air Power Lodging stock consists of 977 buildings (24,546 rooms) throughout 87 installations. By means of divestiture of amenities or right-sizing capability to operational demand, will probably be transitioning to 921 buildings (23,810 rooms) throughout 78 installations.
“When full, the general stock will allow substantial facility, sustainment, restoration and modernization financial savings,” stated Janae Sergio, Air Power Lodging chief. “With the intention to preserve high quality and meet requirements, we should proceed to guage lodging amenities in any respect installations. Sure lodging operations shall be gotten smaller or closed to make sure the DAF can preserve its lodging portfolio and reinvest to fulfill present and future program wants.”
The DAF-wide analysis assessed every set up’s lodging, present stock circumstances, historic occupancy charges and projected future wants. Assessments included: precise utilization knowledge by active-duty navy short-term obligation and permanent-change-of -station members and households; age and situation of amenities; prices to take care of and exchange amenities; and the provision of off-base motels.
Installations that won’t have met the enterprise mannequin standards evaluated however have a mission requirement along with a scarcity of off-base lodging choices, will stay open. Properties recognized for closure have traditionally low occupancy throughout non-COVID years; have getting old room inventories with excessive facility, sustainment, recapitalization and modernization restore prices; or are small operations with fewer than 85 rooms, Sergio stated. The AFSVC continues its evaluation for extra set up lodging operations for potential divestiture.
Enterprise operations on the remaining DAF Lodging properties will proceed as ordinary, and reservations will be made on-line through https://www.dodlodging.web. Alternate lodging on the DOD Most popular Industrial Properties Listing will be discovered at https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/website/lodging.cfm or by the Protection Journey System.