Room rates rising as Pentagon cuts taxpayer funding for base lodging

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The entrance to the 350-room lodging facility section of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. Defense Department lodging rates are expected to rise as the services prepare to convert funding for all lodging costs to nonappropriated coffers.  MICHAEL ABRAMSJennifer H. Swan
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The entrance to the 350-room lodging facility section of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. Defense Department lodging rates are expected to rise as the services prepare to convert funding for all lodging costs to nonappropriated coffers. MICHAEL ABRAMSJennifer H. Swan

Room rates rising as Pentagon cuts taxpayer funding for base lodging

by: Jennifer H. Swan | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: January 11, 2019

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Lodging at many U.S. military bases worldwide is getting pricier due to a Pentagon requirement that such facilities become self-sustaining.

Rates could go up as much as $75 a night, with variations by service, location and room type, according to military officials.

The change comes as the Pentagon looks to make business operations more efficient and free up funds, as spelled out in Defense Department guidance issued to the services late last year.

Beginning in October, military lodging programs won’t be supported by taxpayer dollars. Base lodges will have to use income generated from nightly room fees for all operations.

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