Hikes are coming to Air Force lodging rates worldwide

Room rates for on-base lodging facilities at Ramstein, Germany, will more than double starting next month as the Air Force adjusts its rates to meet a new Pentagon directive that directs taxpayer dollars away from military lodging facilities. Rates are highest in Europe, where visiting quarters will jump from $70 a night to $149 a night, including at Ramstein Air Base. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO
Room rates for on-base lodging facilities at Ramstein, Germany, will more than double starting next month as the Air Force adjusts its rates to meet a new Pentagon directive that directs taxpayer dollars away from military lodging facilities. Rates are highest in Europe, where visiting quarters will jump from $70 a night to $149 a night, including at Ramstein Air Base. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

Hikes are coming to Air Force lodging rates worldwide

by Jennifer H. Svan
Stars and Stripes

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The nightly rates for rooms at the Air Force’s European inns will more than double starting next month as the services begin to foot the bill for most of their operating expenses.

The cheapest rooms at some lodging on Air Force bases in Europe will be $149 a night from Nov. 1, up from $70, regardless of whether travel is for official duty or leisure, information provided by officials in Germany shows.

The higher rates mean military units will have to budget more for temporary duty and permanent change of station moves. The new rates could also mean that more personnel may look for cheaper lodging options off base.

Military members are required to stay on base if their temporary duty assignment is to a U.S. installation, and encouraged but not required to if their TDY is to a location near a military installation.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.604009

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