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Base Housing

Effective 1 Aug 2009, all inbound accompanied military personnel are required to reside on base. Civilians will be assigned on an excess inventory basis only. Newly-assigned military members will be given a Family Housing Overview during the Newcomers briefing.

There are more than 8,300 on-base housing units, located on seven bases and camps throughout the island of Okinawa. Camps Courtney and McTureous comprise 12 percent of the housing inventory. Camp Kinser makes up another 12 percent. Camp Foster and Camp Lester has 28 percent, and Kadena Air Base has 48 percent of the inventory, which incorporates the Camp Shields and Chibana Housing areas. Please view the interactive map on this web site to see the variety of locations where US military and civilians are housed and their proximity to amenities.

Military Family Housing on Okinawa has a "Live Where You Work Policy," which means that every effort is made to offer members a unit closest to their duty stations. The DoD standard for commute time between home and work is 60 minutes or less.

Through this webpage, members of the DoD community moving to the Okinawa will have the ability to view possible floor plans of housing units that they may be offered. Please note, with the large number of housing units throughout the island of Okinawa, there are countless types of floor plans. Those included in this site are merely a sampling, designed to give members an idea of square footage, potential locations, and planning how much furniture to bring. This does not mean that each housing unit will necessarily be available when a member arrives at Okinawa, nor does it mean that each member will be offered one of the available types of housing units.

By selecting from the drop down menus, members can access a list of the type of housing units they are entitled per AFI 32-6001 (the executive agents guiding document for housing entitlements). Once all pertinent data about the member has been entered, a screen will pop up which allows the user to populate floor plans with furniture types. Be sure to select full screen to view complete floor plans, and all furniture types by category.

PET POLICY: Not all housing is pet friendly; all efforts will be made to accommodate families with pets. The non-availability of pet friendly housing is not a justification to turn down a housing offer. Pets (cats and dogs) are authorized in single family units, town houses, and multiplex homes. Cats are also authorized in tower buildings, however dogs are only allowed on the 1st and 2nd floor. Pets are not allowed in common areas, to include elevators and playgrounds. Certain dog breeds are prohibited to be taken/shipped to Japan under PCS orders to III MEF or MCB Japan (i.e, Pit Bulls, Rotweilers and Canid-Wolf Hybrids). Per AF directives, certain aggressive dog breeds are prohibited in all military family housing (i.e, Pit Bulls, Doberman Pinscher, Rotweilers, Chow, Wolf Hybrids, etc). Exotic animals such as, but not limited to, reptiles, rodents (other than hamsters and guinea pigs), ferrets, hedgehogs, skunks, rats, raccoons, squirrels, pot bellied pigs, monkeys, arachnids, or any farm animals are not permitted in government housing.

It is strongly recommended that members do not bring pets until they are assigned a unit. Having a pet does not guarantee you placement in a particular housing unit. Placement is based on availability and the member's entitlement. Only two pets are allowed in family housing.

Kadena Housing Office 634-0582
Kinser Housing Office 637-3736
Courtney Housing Office 622-7317


  Off-Base Housing Checklist.PDF
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