Each individual member is required to check in with his or her unit as per the member’s orders in Service Dress Bravos. It is recommended that you pack at least one set of ODUs to change into. If you are unable to report on the day of your orders you must call the USCGC Hickory. If the cutter is underway the member is to report to USCG Housing in Homer AK. The housing officer can be reached at (907) 235-2637.
There are currently 16- three bedroom and 2- four bedroom family units in USCG Housing in Homer Alaska. Basic Allowance for Housing rates are as per the DOD’s web site: https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/bah.html. The Coast Guard also offers Unaccompanied Personal Leased Housing to our single E3’s and E2’s. These apartment style dwellings are located throughout town. Single members or geographical bachelors E4 and above need not submit a housing application.
Alaska Windjammer Suites (907) 235-9761
Alaska Woodside Lodging (907) 235-8389
Alaska’s Pioneer Inn (907) 235-5670
Alaska Suites (907) 235-1972
Bay View Inn Homer (907) 235-8485
Beluga Lake Lodge (907) 235-5995
Best Western Bidarka Inn (907) 235-8148
Dandy Cabins of Homer (907) 235-3839
Driftwood Inn (907) 235-8019
Heritage Hotel Lodge (907) 235-7787
Homer Cabins (907) 235-6768
Q: I have not received my relocation package or I am not getting the information
A: The first step is to try to get a hold of your sponsor. Next try to get a hold of YOEMAN at (907) 235-5233.
Q: Should I drive my Vehicle?
A: Yes, if you have a reliable form of transportation. It is recommended however that you get it inspected by your local mechanic before you start the trip. There are very few service stations on the Al-Can Highway. A lot of the Al-Can is still gravel so it is recommended that you pick up a full size spare. If you do not have a reliable form of transportation, ship your vehicle. It is not recommended to drive in the winter months i.e. November-March.
Q: Should I drive or take the ferry?
A: The trip through Canada is a very beautiful and fun trip. The trip on the Alaskan Marine Highway is also a beautiful trip. It is nice to relax for a couple of days. The one draw back to the ferry is that you are on the ferry’s schedule. Make sure if you decide to utilize the Alaskan Marine Highway that you make reservations well ahead of time. http://www.akferry.org/ or 1-800-642-0066.
Q: Do I need to have four wheel drive vehicle?
A: No. It is however recommended that you have a four wheel drive or all wheel drive vehicle. Front wheel drive vehicles do well up here as well. With a rear wheel drive vehicle you just have to be a little more cautious. It is also recommended that you purchase a set of studded tires for winter driving.
Q: I want to bring my motorcycle; can I ride it up there?
A: Yes. You can trailer your motorcycle or ship it with your house hold goods. For any other information call the unit directly and we will be happy to assist.
Q: I am a single Non-rate should I bring any household goods?
A: Yes. The apartment style dwellings are furnished however, you still can bring additional items you think you may need.. It is not however advised you bring over your weight allowance (5000 lbs). Most people bring a bed, TV, DVD/VCR, a computer and anything else you need. Pets are not allowed in the UPLH.