How many heartbeats per room in the Army?

Sara - posted on 10/05/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I am wondering if this is the same at all posts or different. Some things I have been looking up women are saying about the rank mattering in how many bedrooms you will receive. We are at Fort Stewart, GA right now and I know that we have 2 girls and they will only give us a 2 bedroom home on post. Is this the same way at Fort Carson, CO? We are thinking about re-enlisting to go there and is it two heartbeats per room until a certain age? Or different genders get you seperate rooms? Is anyone really sure on the housing policies? I am getting different answers from other people lol...Thank so much if anyone can help answer my questions?

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It does depend on the post. I was at Fort Benning Ga and I could get a three bedroom. I have three girls. I am now in Hawaii and they said one child per room. I would call ahead to Carson and ask. I dont think rank matters at all. My DH is junior enlisted. Good luck.

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Sara - posted on 10/07/2009

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Thanks so much for your replies...I am def. going to call the housing offices there and see...I would hate to be cramped in a two bedroom lol....Thanks so much

Christie - posted on 10/07/2009

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If I remember right it was the bases policy. There is no specifics. I know at fort bragg we had a two bedroom house and at that time we only had one child. However, when we had another they moved us to a three bedroom. Now I am not sure if it was because we had a girl and a boy or if it was because of age.

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I haven't lived on base in years (did it once and it was a complete and total nightmare and will have to be unconsious before I do it again) but when I was there ... WHERE you lived on base was based on your rank (higher rank nicer house). HOW many bedrooms you got was based on age and gender of the children. At that time it was different genders and over the age of 10 if same gender, got their own rooms. But it also goes off of availability. For us we were entitled to a 3 bedroom place, but they didn't have any 3 bedrooms so we got a 4 bedroom (we had one son and one daughter).



Now if any of that has changed in the 12 years since I've lived on base ... I don't know. Call the housing office or check online. The actual regulations shouldn't change from base to base. But what's available on each base can be (and usually is) drastically different. Allowing them to be more flexible.

Robyn - posted on 10/06/2009

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We were at Ft Carson and although we only had one child at the time, our friends who are there had a 3 bedroom with their 2 girls. It was based on rank( for where you lived) and # of dependents ( this was 5 or so years ago). Also at Ft Bragg we got a 3 bedroom because I was pg with our second son. Where we are at Ft Ord we also have a 3 bedroom and here it is again dependent on rank for what village you live in and # of dependents for # of bedrooms. Hopefully it will be the same when they move the Sr enlisted and officers to the new housing net year as my boys are 7 1/2 years apart so it would be hard for them to share. I would call housing at Ft Carson for sure...the new housing they were building when we left was really nice and I know they had 3 and 4 bedroom places.

User - posted on 10/05/2009

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Some bases like FT Meade its the same way, two heart beats per room, sometimes they won't even separate different genders. But I have known a few people that have only one or two kids and get 4 or 5 bedrooms because that was all that was available, and other with more kids in much smaller houses. Find the base site and get on the housing list early, plus when you call to get on the list you can ask the office for their base housing info

Danielle - posted on 10/05/2009

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Each base is different. But they do base it on your rank on where on post you stay and the number of dependents you have. but to determine if you will have a 2 or 3 bedroom, you will have to call Ft Carson on that. I know the bases that I been to it was the number of kids you have. so if you had 2 girls you got a 3 bedroom house.

Tiffany - posted on 10/05/2009

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I was stationed at Fort Carson a few years ago and the housing situation was based off rank and number of dependents. You should call the housing office there to see. But they were also building alot of newer housing as well. It's a great place to live by way!

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do you know about "army housing onestop"? that'll have all ur info on there for any base ur interested and all the phone numbers etc so that way u can call and find out for sure.

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