Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)
OHA is the overseas equivalent to stateside BAH in that it is used to pay your rent. OHA is based on actual cost for rent.

For more information email the Housing Services Office:


The 266th Financial Management Center provides full-spectrum, responsive finance and accounting services in the USAREUR, joint and combined theaters while enhancing capability for the combatant commander through cash management, contracting support and accountability on the battlefield.

DSN: 596-3181/3639 CIV: 07031-15-3181/3639

E-mail at:

Monday/Friday: 0830-1200; 1430-1600
Tuesday/Wednesday: 0830-1200; 1300-1600
Thursday: 1300-1600

Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) is the allowance that offsets the higher costs of staying in a hotel and eating out daily for personnel PCSing. Families must be on concurrent travel status to Government or private rental quarters in order to be eligible for TLA. Families must be in a concurrent travel status to the address of a friend or relative are not entitled to TLA, however you may be eligible for meals while residing with friends or relatives.

In accordance with ALARACT 2020_029, upon arrival all Service Members and Families are directed to quarantine for the initial 14 days. For Army Personnel, the gaining unit will provide the Service Member with a Manual DD 1610. This entitlement is not paid in DTS, it is paid out of the Covid-19 LOA. For Air Force personnel, the gaining unit will either create a DD 1610 or AF Form 973 (Memo in-lieu of Permanent Change of Station Amendment). This Document will be turned into finance after the quarantine period is complete during in processing to facilitate reimbursement for lodging and meals.

The allowance is paid as per diem for the 14 days. The Navy and Marines have a similar process to pay per diem for the 14 day quarantine allowance. TLA will only be authorized after the 14 day quarantine period has been completed if the SM and dependents were ordered into quarantine and no further quarantine period is required.

For more information email the Housing Services Office:


Yes, AER can assist qualified individuals with initial rent and deposit upon arriving to their new duty station.

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private, non-profit organization established to assist Soldiers and their Family members in emergency financial situations due to no fault of their own. Financial assistance is given in the form of an interest-free loan, grant, or combination of the two. Loans are repaid by an allotment.

To apply for AER assistance, the Soldier should be seen by the Unit Commander/1SG for interview/counseling to determine if the situation can be resolved through the chain-of-command or some other source. After determining that the Soldier has a valid emergency, the unit commander would then authorize the individual to seek AER assistance. Soldiers should create an online account with AER to apply for assistance.


Yes. The Financial Readiness Program is your resource for information on money matters. We can help you better understand financial topics like:

  • Military pay
  • Checkbook/debit card management
  • Financial responsibility
  • Credit reporting
  • Debt elimination strategies
  • Saving
  • Investing
  • Budgeting

For more information about how the Financial Readiness Program can help you, contact Army Community Service.

  • Located on Panzer Kaserne, Bldg. 2915; Call +49 (0)9641-70-596-3362; Military DSN 314-596-3362; or


Move In Housing Allowance (MIHA)
The Move-In Housing Allowance is a lump sum flat rate that you will receive upon moving in to a new off-post house. This allowance helps offset expenses incurred when first setting up your household.

Currency (Euro) and is paid out in your LES like BAH. OHA is based on your pay grade and dependent status (with or without),and is paid based upon actual cost for rent. You can find your OHA rate using the OHA calculator and MIHA at “Location,” type in the “Locality Code” of GE055. Enter your pay grade and dependent status as appropriate, and another pop up screen will list your OHA rate, utilities rate, and MIHA.

For more information email the Housing Services Office:


Det 1 786 FSS

Welcome to Stuttgart, Germany!  Det 1, 786 FSS is a combination of a Military Personnel Section, Finance Office, Formal Training Section, and Military Testing Center.  We are a Detachment of the 786th Force Support Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, and are located on Patch Barracks at the United States Army Garrison Stuttgart.  We are in Building 2308 on the first floor.  Our area of responsibility covers 1.2K Airmen, 25K total force members that spans across 44 countries throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Hours of Operation:

Every office is closed the third Thursday of the month for training

Military Personnel Section, Formal Training Section, Military Testing Center

Mon-Fri, 0900-1530

Finance Office

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 0900-1400

Command Team

Commander: Capt Victoria Martinez

Superintendent: MSgt Katisha Williams

First Sergeant: MSgt Anique McElveen

Below are the services we provide, along with each section’s contact information.

Please scroll down for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Career Development

Assignments, Retirements and Separations, Retentions, Officer and Enlisted Promotions, Special Programs (Consecutive Overseas Travel, Student Dependent Travel, Early Return of Dependent, Dependents Remaining Overseas and Designated Location Moves)

Contact Information:  

Org Box:

DSN: 314-592-8593/4639/8593

COMM Local: 09641705928593/4639/8593

Customer Support

Oversee all Air Force in-processing.  Provide services to all personnel within garrison.  CAC Cards, Dependent cards, IACS, DEERS updates, and oversee LeaveWeb program.

Contact Information:

Org Box:

DSN: 314-592-5603/8340/8518

COMM: +49 (0) 711 680 5603/8340/8518

Hours of Operation/Location: 0900 – 1530 Bldg 2308, Room 111

Force Management

Evaluations, Decorations, Duty Information Updates, Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP), Orders Amendments (After Arrival), Unfavorable Information File (UIF).

Contact Information:

Org Box:

DSN: 314-592-7282/7281

COMM: +49 (0) 711 680 7282/7281

Hours of Operation/Location: 0900 – 1530 Bldg 2308, Room 135


CED Orders, NATO Orders, Dog Tags

Contact Information:

Org Box:

DSN: 314-592-8571

COMM: +49 (0) 711 680 8571

Hours of Operation/Location: 0900 – 1530 Bldg 2308, Room 114


Responsible for all military pay entitlement reimbursement to include PCS travel vouchers, TLA, OHA start/stop, Dependency certification/updates, and reimbursing COT travel (after the travel has been completed).

Contact Information:

Org Box:

DSN: 314-592-6287/8596/8442

COMM: +49 (0) 711 680 6287/8596/8442

Hours of Operation/Location: 0900 – 1400 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Bldg 2308, Room 117


Upgrade Training, Formal Training, PME/CDC Testing.

Contact Information:

Org Box:

DSN: 314-592-7253

COMM: +49 (0)964 170 7253 Base Training Manager

Hours of Operation/Location: 0900 – 1530 Bldg 2308, Room 136

Military Testing

Enlisted Promotion Testing, Defense language Proficiency Testing (DLPT), Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), and Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT).

Contact Information:

Org Box:

DSN: 314-430-8020

COMM: +49 (0) 711 680 8020

*located in the basement, Room B10


Provides administrative and personnel support for all NATO personnel, AFIT students, ODCs, and all units and personnel without an assigned CSS.

Contact Information:

Org Box:

DSN: 314-592-8017

Comm (local): +49 (0) 711 680 8017

Hours of Operation/Location: Monday – Friday 0900 – 1530 Bldg. 2308, Room 113

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is the Air Force point of contact for Tuition Assistance?

Members will need to contact the Ramstein Education Center at

Who can update my degree in my education record?

Officers can use this website for information on who to contact:

What tests are administered at Det 1 786 FSS Patch Barracks?


How long will it take for my document(s) to show up in PRDA after we’ve mailed it off to AFPC?

There is no exact time-frame on this, it all depends on AFPC’s workload and upload priorities. For enlisted personnel, AFPC will ensure to get your EPRs uploaded within PRDA before the file freeze date if it’s been processed in vPC. If there are hot documents that need to be in your PRDA by a certain time, please reach out to Force Management and we’ll be able to e-mail the documents to AFPC depending on the situation.

What is the expected turnaround time for email?

3 business days.  The majority of the personnel we service are Geographically Separated Units, making our primary method of communication virtual.

When do I need to start out-processing with finance for an upcoming PCS?

Members need to send a copy of their orders, with their departure date, no earlier than 30 days before they PCS.  If a member is receiving OHA, we will also need the signed DD Form 2367 from the housing office with the stop date.