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Improve Quality, Utilization and Management of Unaccompanied Housing

Danielle Poyant quoteGoal Leader: Danielle Poyant, Air Force Dorms Activity Management Program Manager

Goal Description: AFIMSC is charged with making sure Airmen across the Air Force are ready and installations are operationally resilient and able to produce uninterrupted airpower. This goal focuses on taking care of Airmen by ensuring access to safe, quality dorms thereby allowing them to focus on the mission in support of Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force and national defense priorities.

LOE 2 Goal 1 Objectives:

  • G1.A — 100% of Dorm Master Plan requirements submitted during each AFCAMP
  • G1.B — Develop dorm operations framework by end of FY21
  • G1.C — 100% of bases meet 95% utilization for unaccompanied housing by end of FY22

What can you tell us about your objectives?
We have three main objectives:

1. Resource the Dorm Master Plan through focused investment. The Air Force currently has a dorm investment strategy aimed at $200M in sustainment and maintenance every year.  Funding constraints have prevented this level of investment from being realized.  As a result, current dorm capitalization is not keeping pace with the accelerated degradation of dorms in the field.

2. Drive bases to plan, program and submit improvement projects for their dorms that fall below our condition goal of 80 on the building condition index, or BCI. This allows us to prioritize requirements within the Air Force Comprehensive Asset Management Plan.

3. Build, track and report on dorm utilization, management, conditions, furnishings and other areas of interest to the Airmen.

Why is improving the quality, utilization and management of unaccompanied housing important to AFIMSC?

All Air Force infrastructure is failing at an accelerated pace due to decades of under investment as the service invested other priorities such as weapon systems, new technologies and Combatant Command support. Dorms are no different; currently 32% (FY20) of our permanent party and technical training dorms are below the condition goals we’ve worked with AF/A4C to incorporate into policy.

With so many dorms in an unacceptable condition, we have roughly 22,000 Airmen living in dorms that the private sector would not accept. This translates to a lower quality of life for our Airmen, and impacts retention and recruitment, and garners scrutiny from concerned stakeholders. When quality and lack of capacity issues arise at installations, AFIMSC is in the unique position to build and resource get-well plans, prioritized by risk and dorm condition, to fix this problem for the entire Air and Space Force.

How does your goal support AFMC, Air Force and National Defense Priorities?
AFIMSC is charged with making sure Airmen across the Air Force are ready and installations are operationally resilient and able to produce continuous airpower. A big part of taking care of Airmen is making sure they have access to safe, quality dorms so they can focus on their mission in support of AFMC, Air Force and National Defense priorities.

How are you measuring success? 

We are measuring success in five ways:

1. The amount of dorm requirements that are funded.

2. The change in dorm condition indexes.

3. The refresh rate of dorm furnishings.

4. Work order completion rates for dorm repairs.

5. Room turnover rate.

Is there anything you would like to add?
AFIMSC can impact change in funding available for dorm requirements and assist bases with their dorm investment strategies. The improvement of dorm utilization and management in the field is ultimately up to the local commander, but we are here to support in any way we can.

(Current as of Feb. 25, 2021)