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    Hey all,

    Just found this site last week and have been voracious in my reading. Since this is post #1, figured I'd post a quick intro then onto the question. AD AF (6 years) stationed at Langley but currently serving my second tour in Iraq (hence alot of reading time). Born and raised in MI by a very 2A supportive family and looking to do my civic duty when I get back and OC/CC (even got my wife interested!). My main question for now deals with Bethel Manor. Did a search and didn't find much so I'm posting this. How does it work if you OC/CC in the area then come back to Bethel Manor? It's privatized housing but SFS still patrols the area and guards the gate. Any current or past residents have any experience with this? I wanna move next year after I get back but have to deal with it for now. This is a great site and I'm definitely looking forward to being more active here! Thanks for everything you guys do!

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    Milbars wrote:
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    Thanks for the welcome! I actually found VCDL from the SIG Forums a month ago (still deciding!) and registered with them. I'm not sure how you Southern Gentlemen feel about a damn yankee carrying in your state but I'm mostly convinced (barring a veto from the Boss) that Va will be our adopted home when I have reached the end of my service. I can't wait to get back and attend a dinner with you all!
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    Milbars wrote:
    Hey all,

    Just found this site last week and have been voracious in my reading. Since this is post #1, figured I'd post a quick intro then onto the question. AD AF (6 years) stationed at Langley but currently serving my second tour in Iraq (hence alot of reading time). Born and raised in MI by a very 2A supportive family and looking to do my civic duty when I get back and OC/CC (even got my wife interested!). My main question for now deals with Bethel Manor. Did a search and didn't find much so I'm posting this. How does it work if you OC/CC in the area then come back to Bethel Manor? It's privatized housing but SFS still patrols the area and guards the gate. Any current or past residents have any experience with this? I wanna move next year after I get back but have to deal with it for now. This is a great site and I'm definitely looking forward to being more active here! Thanks for everything you guys do!
    Speaking as an AF VET that used to be stationed at LAFB that used to live in base housing at (Bethal Manor/Bethal Towers) in 1999.

    AF rules are simple, you must "check your arms", at the gate.

    During my time at the great FF. Bethal Manor was a US Govt/AF property, it was not private housing.

    If you ever crossed a security gate then you were subject to base rules. Bethal Manor fell under these rules.






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    Milbars wrote:
    Hey all,

    Just found this site last week and have been voracious in my reading. Since this is post #1, figured I'd post a quick intro then onto the question. AD AF (6 years) stationed at Langley but currently serving my second tour in Iraq (hence alot of reading time). Born and raised in MI by a very 2A supportive family and looking to do my civic duty when I get back and OC/CC (even got my wife interested!). My main question for now deals with Bethel Manor. Did a search and didn't find much so I'm posting this. How does it work if you OC/CC in the area then come back to Bethel Manor? It's privatized housing but SFS still patrols the area and guards the gate. Any current or past residents have any experience with this? I wanna move next year after I get back but have to deal with it for now. This is a great site and I'm definitely looking forward to being more active here! Thanks for everything you guys do!
    contact the base legal office and speak with a lawyer. there will be no charge of course. no point in discussing this with anyone else on base or in Bethel Manor. the base legal office can give you the information that you need. They were always very helpful to me when I was stationed there.



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    Yeah Legal office or the the LE desk was going to be my destination when I got back. I was just curious if anyone had any experience with carrying out in the local area and then coming back to the residence. I'll see if I can accomplish anything through email from here; it'll give me some documentation until I can get more official wording.



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    Your best bet would be to check with the AF security police. At Ft Eustis the people that live in military housing (they have been privatized as well) can keep firearms in their quarters but they have to register them with the Provost Marshals office.

    Hope that helps.

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    In the Air Force, you are allowed to bring a firearm onto the base as long as it is locked in a secure container such as in the trunk, and the ammo is seperate from it, either in another locked container or in the passenger compartment.

    You can bring the firearm either directly to the armory, directly to your base housing, or directly to another gate it you are passing through the base. No other places, no stops.

    You are allowed to keepfirearms in your base housing, they just need to be registered with your First Sgt and the armory.

    Same rules should apply to Government run off-base housing.

    Check with your First Sgt, Security Forces, and Legal to verify that the information I provided is accurate.

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    That's the tickler though. The AF as a whole is transitioning to privatized housing so it's no longer gov't ran. I'll see what I can find out from the management company as well as the AF side of things and post back once I find out something concrete.

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    At Ft Eustis it is the contract housing and it has not effected the troops and their ability to have firearms at their quarters. They just have to be registered on post.

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    Recommend you DO NOT go to LE desk for advice. They will quote policy, as they understand it, or their attempt at interpreting the law.

    Go to the JAG's office and ask for a reading.

    There have been a lot of changes due to housing privatization, and believe it or not, base commanders can set their policies to their liking. Most don't. In my 22 years service, I never saw a base/post where privately owned firearms were allowed in base housing until Ft Belvoir, and here there are rank and storage restrictions.

    The JAG office is staffed with people paid to understand the law. Make sure you ask for the laws and regulations that affect you to be clearly stated.

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    Ft Cambell I had my private weapons, Ft Eustis allows them and so does Ft Story. I work with the PMO and have see the written policy. By the way when a desk Sgt or Mp at Ft Eustis talks about policy they have the written policies in front of the to reference.

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    I don't know if Bethel Manor is on base or off base. If it's on base, then you do need to check in/register your weapons. If it's off base, then most likely not. When it comes to federal property, you can start with 18USC, Sections 930 & 950.
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