Military Matters

Housing corner
It’s your responsibility
Mulched areas have been overrun with weeds, shrubs/bushes have not been touched, weeds are sprouting through sidewalk cracks, lawns are overgrown with weeds, lawns require mowing, and your backyard is strewn with toys and debris. To make things worse, you’ve ignored the three citations housing inspectors have issued to you and the warning received by your unit commander.

Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to take heed. The 86th Airlift Wing commander has ordered the termination of two families’ housing privileges because they failed to take care of their yards and ignored the notices from housing inspectors. With a waiting list of more than 1,000 families, residing in family housing in the KMC is truly a privilege, one that can be revoked. If you abuse that opportunity, members can expect to find themselves in the same situation as the two families noted above ― moving off base!

KMC family housing resident responsibilities are simple. They are similar to those expected of prudent homeowners in the private sector. This includes ensuring your quarters and exterior grounds are properly maintained, clean, free of any safety hazards and present a positive image. Properly caring for your quarters includes being a good neighbor ― smoke only in designated smoking areas, know where your children are and what they are up to, be aware of your noise levels and get to know your neighbors. 

Following these simple steps will guarantee your opportunity to continued healthy living in our KMC family housing area and provide you the peaceful enjoyment you deserve.