News: Town hall meeting brings Eielson residents up to date
Story by Airman 1st Class Zachary Perras
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — Eielson military family housing residents attended a town hall meeting, May 15, at the base theater to discuss base housing policies and rules of engagement.
Brig. Gen. James Post, 354th Fighter Wing commander, stressed the importance of Eielson's residents, especially spouses and children, knowing what is expected of them in order to maintain and go beyond the standards of living in government housing.
"Let's synchronize as we go into spring ... to get everybody up to speed on what the rules of engagement are to make sure we're all reading the same regulations and the same instructions," said Post. "We understand that it's a privilege to live on base, and we take that responsibility seriously so that we're all maintaining our yards and our homes to the same high standards that you'd expect from your neighbors."
The general addressed several major areas of concern for base residents, including the need for trampolines and grills to be kept inside the fenced-in area of backyards, and parking for personal vehicles, which should be parked on the street only for limited amounts of time.
Numerous other topics were highlighted during the meeting, including safety procedures for moose and bear, off-road vehicle usage and quiet hours. Residents were also reminded to call Eagle Eyes at 377-5130 to report suspicious activity.
Lt. Col. David Sieve, 354th Mission Support Group deputy commander, also spoke to the crowd on topics such as lawn care maintenance and maintaining housing standards while residents are away from their home, either on leave or deployments.
"These are very attainable and realistic goals for all of us," said Sieve. "The best way to look at is to be good tenants -- good stewards to government property and good neighbors."
Those in attendance were able to ask questions or voice their concerns about various issues.
"Your input matters, and you knowing (the rules) matters because your knowing is what spreads the word," Post said.
For questions or for more information about housing regulations, call the Housing Office at 377-2244.