The Air Force makes sure to take care of the basic needs of every Airman. Living expenses, including utilities and maintenance, are covered for those who choose to live in on-base housing/apartments. A monthly tax-free housing allowance based on rank, family status and geographic location is provided for off-base residents to help pay for living expenses.
Airmen also receive food allowances, and single Airmen may opt to receive meal accounts that allow them to eat as many as four meals a day in the on-base dining facility for free. These facilities provide a large selection of home-cooked meals along with a variety of fast-food options. You’ll also save by shopping at the tax-free, on-base department and grocery stores.