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Barracks and Dorms

Most personnel, E-1 to E-3 and "E-4 below 4," are required to live in unaccompanied housing (UH); E-4s may be required to live on-base, space permitting.  More senior personnel may be eligible to live in UH.  Additional on-base UH eligibility information can be found here.

There are many advantages to living on-base for single Sailors: 

  • Secure
  • Safe
  • Close to work
  • Utility bills included
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Vending and recreational area

UH is conveniently located on Naval Support Activity Bethesda.  Accommodations are one or two persons to a room based on pay grade and square footage.  

Comfort Hall - Bldg. 60 consists of 167 rooms.  Each room is double occupancy and is furnished with 2 bed, 2 dressers, a microwave/fridge combo, 2 desk with a chair, 2 nightstand, iron and ironing board. Each room is cable ready, TV is the responsibility of each resident, and Go-Wi-Fi is available throughout the building for a fee.  Common areas consist of a lounge on the first deck, which includes a TV and a pool table, free washers and dryers for residents. Cleaning supplies may be checked out at the front desk. Linen is provided by the staff, but must be maintained by the resident.

Sanctuary Hall - Bldg. 64 consists of 199 single and double rooms.  Each room is furnished with single, double or queen bed, dressers, a microwave/fridge combo, a desk with a chair, a nightstand, iron and ironing board.  Each room is cable ready, TV is the responsibility of each resident, and Go-Wi-Fi is available throughout the building for a fee. Common areas consist of a lower level, which includes a TV and a pool table. Free washers and dryers for residents on each floor, and a community kitchen/lounge equipped with a TV, refrigerator, stove and sink on each floor.

Resident advisors (RA) and geographic bachelors (GB) may also reside on-base.  RAs are senior personnel who provide an after-hours leadership presence to UH residents.  RAs sign a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to certain duties and responsibilities in exchange for a room in UH.  The program is strictly voluntary and open to personnel in pay grades E5 to E9 (E4 with their commanding officer’s recommendation), including GBs.  For more information about the RA program and to obtain an application, please contact the UH Administrative Office.

GBs are personnel ordered to the installation who, by choice or circumstance, have decided that their dependents will continue to live in another geographic area.  GBs are receiving basic allowance for housing at the with dependents rate.  They are not normally authorized to live in UH; however, there are a limited number of spaces available for them.  GBs must submit an application that will be reviewed by the Assignment Review Board.  If approved, the GB will be placed on the waiting list and offered UH when it becomes available.

Tranquility Hall - Bldg. 62 consists of 153 suites, 306 beds, and is used to house wounded, ill, and injured service members receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Center. Each room is complete with a full kitchen, laundry, pantry and sitting area. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet, bathroom, computer and TV.  Irons and cleaning supplies may be checked out at the front desk.  Linen is provided by the staff, but must be maintained by the resident.

Cleaning supplies may be checked out at the front desk. Linen is provided by the staff, but must be maintained by the resident.

All rooms are subject to weekly inspections and residents are required to maintain daily living standards and comply with Unaccompanied Housing rules and regulations at all times. Any questions can be directed 24 hours a day to Central Billeting in Bldg. 62 at 301-400-0200. 

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