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UCFMJ BARRACKS & QUARTERS REGULATIONS

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101. LINEN:
Two (2) sheets, one (1) pillowcase, and one (1) bedspread/comforter will be issued to each
person residing in the Barracks. During periods of cold weather, a blanket will be included
in this basic issue. It is the responsibility of each person to clean his/her own linen, with the
exception of the comforter. If the comforter requires laundering, the occupant shall so
inform the Commanding Officer. In the event that linen is lost or stolen, the occupant shall immediately
notify the Commanding Officer. Under most circumstances, lost/stolen linens will be replaced at
the occupant’s expense.
 
102. ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT:
a. Stereos, TV sets, and radios are authorized for use in berthing rooms. Volume of such
equipment, however, must be kept to a minimum. After 2200, they shall be operated
through headphones, or be turned down low enough not to disturb other barracks
residents. If deemed necessary, any superior rank can order any resident to
secure electrical or electronic equipment. Repeat offenders will have equipment
confiscated, and returned upon check out.
b. Hot plates, woks, stoves, grills or any other type of cooking appliances are
strictly prohibited for enlisted. Personal microwave ovens of 650 watts or less may be utilized within
berthing rooms. They must be kept clean at all times, and will be subject to confiscation if
they are not.
c. One small refrigerator per room will be provided.
d. Use of nuclear devices are prohibited
e. Use of heat emitting items such as soldering equipment, acetylene torches, etc. is
strictly prohibited. This is not intended to limit use of “low” heat personal items such as electric blankets, irons, and
heating pads. These items are allowed, provided they are used sensibly and
are in good repair. Any violations of this regulation will result in disciplinary action and
immediate confiscation of illegal items.
 
103. OTHER PROHIBITIONS:
a. All drugs other than currently valid prescription pharmaceuticals are strictly prohibited.
Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and pseusophedrine are not intended to be
restricted under this regulation. Contraband substances include, but are not limited to:
marijuana, hashish, LSD, amphetamines, or any other illegal substances. Use or
possession of such contraband will be processed under the rules of the UCFMJ.
b. Pets other than fish are prohibited. Occupants desiring to maintain aquariums must
first get approval from the Commanding Officer.
c. Firearms, ammunitions, knives with blades over three inches, bow and arrows, and
weapons of any kind are prohibited. Weapons of any kind must be checked in with the
Ship captain.
d. Incense, candles, sparklers, and burning substances of any kind are prohibited. NO
SMOKING in any Government facility. Smoking areas are located outside of the
Barracks. Smoking is NOT PERMITTED within any duty rooms at any time. Personnel
found acting in noncompliance will be subject to disciplinary action.
e. Use of portable locking devices, such as door jamming locks, or any type of lock that
will prohibit free access to rooms is strictly prohibited.
f. Articles of any kind may not be placed on outside window ledges.
g. Nails and screws may not be driven into the walls anywhere in the barracks for any
purpose. Decorations or other wall hangings may be supported on existing nails only.
Any additional holes left behind must be repaired prior to departure.
h. Display of pictures, posters, or other articles that may be offensive to individuals
viewing from outside the building is strictly prohibited. Displays of lewd, tasteless, or
illegal nature including, but not limited to pornography or illicit drugs is not permitted at
any time, whether or not visible from outside the room.
i. Pornography is strictly prohibited.
e. Any Electronic Device which consumes more than 650w of power
 
104. SAFETY:
a. Safety is everyone’s business. Constant awareness of safety, and continuous efforts to
identify and eliminate hazards are particularly important. All barracks occupants are
tasked with the responsibility of being continually alert for unsafe practices and for putting
a stop to them, either personally, or through an immediate report to a superior. While safety regulations are comprehensive, they cannot cover every possible
violation of good injury-prevention practices. Common sense and good judgment must be
used by everyone.
b. The handling of fire fighting equipment is prohibited, except for the purpose of
extinguishing a fire.
c. Storage of flammable liquids (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) in berthing rooms is strictly
prohibited. Contact a superior to arrange proper storage of such items.
d. The number of electrical outlets shall not be increased by the use of multi-outlet
adapters. Surge protectors are authorized.
e. Trash cans will be emptied daily.
f. Use of any fire or heat emitting devices is prohibited except as provided by these
regulations.
 
 
106. SECURITY:
Each occupant is responsible for the security of his/her own belongings. All rooms must be
properly locked when occupants are absent or asleep. To reduce loss from theft, personal
lockers, when available, shall be locked at all times when a resident is not in the room. The
Command assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items or money. If a resident believes
that his/her room has been inappropriately entered, he/she shall immediately report the
incident to the MAA, JOOD, or OOD.
 
107. PLANTS:
Houseplants are authorized in berthing rooms as long as they are kept healthy and trimmed.
They must not impinge on roommate’s rights or create hazards by producing mold or
harboring insects, etc.
 
108. ETIQUETTE:
Common courtesy dictates that personnel assigned to the same or adjoining rooms cooperate
with each other in order to peacefully live together. Honor and respect of each other’s
privileges, rights and privacy shall at all times be considered.
 
109. LUCKY BAG:
Any Superior is authorized to confiscate loose gear and articles of clothing left adrift during
weekly room inspections. Such items will be placed in the “Lucky Bag Locker” in the
Master Sergeant’s office and will be open weekly. Individuals may claim their
belongings at lucky bag sales held at least quarterly. Any gear or clothing not claimed by the
owner at that time will either be sold or otherwise discarded. Notification of lucky bag sales
will be disseminated to all local commands, including in-port ships, at least one week prior to
date
 
110. RESPONSIBILITY:
a. Occupants of rooms within the ship are responsible for maintaining the
rooms they are assigned, and for picking up the common areas they use. The senior
resident in each room shall be responsible for ensuring that the following routine is carried
out.
(1) Work days prior to 0715, beds shall be made up neatly, loose gear stowed in
lockers, deck cleaned, trash cans emptied. Weekly MAA inspections will be held on a
random basis.
 (2) Bi-Weekly or prior to Commanding Officer’s Material Inspection, all equipment
and furnishings shall be dusted, window sills cleaned, head fixtures polished, and all
carpeted floors vacuumed and floors in the head swabbed.
b. The sighting of any vermin or insect pests in any room or common area shall be
reported promptly to a superior. The responsibility is usually carried out through the use
of contract cleaners. Barracks residents are tasked with the responsibility of notifying a superior if areas are not being adequately cleaned. Residents shall NOT interfere with
outside cleaners. If problems exist, notify a superior.
 
111. GEAR ADRIFT:
Gear adrift is defined, as any personal item not properly stowed within personal or communal
spaces. Personal belongings which cannot be stowed away in personal or communal locker
(large stereos, trunks, etc.) are allowed in Barracks rooms provided their stowage does not
create an overly cluttered room. NCOs and Officers determine when personal belongings in a room
are excessive and notifies the occupants to remove or restow their belongings. Any gear
adrift will be confiscated and placed in the “Lucky Bag”.
 
112. HOUSEKEEPING:
a. Duty personnel are responsible for the condition of their respective duty rooms. The
NCO staff is responsible for ensuring crew duty rooms and lounges are kept
tidy, and the Senior Officer  is responsible for the same with officer duty rooms and
the wardroom.
b. Operations permitting, personnel shall make their racks (minimum of comforter and
pillow) prior to departing in the morning, and shall place used linen in the appropriate bin.
c. Problems with duty rooms should be addressed to the chain of command as soon as feasible, as
inadequate sleeping facilities impact on safety of flight.

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