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Polaris9
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Housing for TBOLC

Postby Polaris9 Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:36 pm

Any suggestions on housing arrangements for TBOLC? Also, any tips on how to start the process from OCS?
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Re: Housing for TBOLC

Postby Son of the Raven Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:11 am

If you are TDY for BOLC, once you have orders you should be able to make arrangements with lodging at the TBOLC post. If there is enough lodging on post you will get a room in on-post lodging. Otherwise, you should get a letter of non-availability and be able to arrange off-post lodging. This is what I did for SCBOLC and what I plan to do for ILE once I get my orders.

If you are PCSing there, contact the Housing Office once you have orders. They should have policies for handling BOLC students and waitlists. However, your orders will need to specify that you are authorized for housing.
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Re: Housing for TBOLC

Postby Polaris9 Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:27 am

Thanks for the response. So we aren't authorized to choose off-post housing?
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Re: Housing for TBOLC

Postby Son of the Raven Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:46 am

A lot will depend on the length of the school and your time at the post (i.e. if you are snow-birding or black-birding). Classmates and I who were only at the post for the 13-week school so we were not authorized to get housing. We were only authorized lodging.

I know some IBOLC students who were given permission to get off-post housing together, in large part, because they were going to be at Benning for close to 11 months between BOLC and other schools.
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Re: Housing for TBOLC

Postby Polaris9 Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:44 am

Understood. Thanks for the information.
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Re: Housing for TBOLC

Postby 35FUSAR Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:31 pm

Transportation, Quartermaster, and Ordinance are all put up in the same hotel across the parking lot from the School House.

When reporting to the hotel to check in I highly recommend getting a room on the top floor as the WIFI is at least usable. Those put up in the middle floors were not getting connectivity enough to even to get phone messages/texts for class schedule changes (which happens almost daily).
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Re: Housing for TBOLC

Postby PhantomWarrior Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:53 pm

Communal WiFi... *shudder*

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