Setting up your home Upon arrival, most, if not all newcomers will stay at a Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) until they move into their new homes. Newcomers can move into their homes even without their household goods by using loaner furniture from the Spangdahlem Furnishings Management Office. Click here for more information on FMS or call DSN 452-6802/Comm 06565-61-6802 Rent/Electric/Gas Rent is determined by the Housing Management Office and will not include utilities. Rent is handled differently overseas than Stateside. A member will either receive their rent or their rent cap, whichever is the least. Example: If your rent is 800 euro and your cap is 1550 euro, you will receive the 800 euro. If your rent is 1600 euro and your rent cap is 1550 euro, you will receive 1550 euro. Once you sign a lease for a home provided by the Housing Management Office, you will have to register your meter with a local Electric or Gas Company, the Housing Management Office is able to assist with some of the paperwork. Electricity and Gas are paid monthly and meters are checked yearly. You are also welcome to complete interim readings personally for submission to the companies to settle your bill based on personal consumption. TV/Internet/Cell phone Television: To watch American TV shows at your home, you may sign out an AFN decoder box and satellite dish. You may also choose to purchase a plan with a local internet/cable provider. Be aware that some streaming services do not offer the same options as the US versions. Internet: There are a couple of ways to set up internet at your home. You can use the base service through Spangdahlem or you can use a local German company. Provide your home address to the different companies to shop around for the best provider and deal. Cell phone: You can purchase a German cell phone at the Spangdahlem Exchange with a contract or with the "pay as you go" option. You may also use a local German company. Household goods Click here to learn more information for tips of what you should bring with you in your household goods shipment and what would be good to leave behind.