Naval Air Station Fallon is home to the Navy’s premier air-to-air and air-to-ground training facility in Fallon, Nev., and provides housing for more than 200 military families. Initially, housing opportunities were limited, outdated, small and unattractive. With 131 and counting new and renovated houses in this multi-phase project, NAS Fallon developed much-needed improvements that have a direct positive impact on quality of life for service members and their families. Through design charrettes and resident feedback evaluation, the team was able to better understand what residents needed while using the location to the best of their ability. Implementing resident recommendations has also formed a better relationship between management and residents. The new homes feature upgraded countertops, sinks and cabinets in addition to added storage and enlarged garages. They also boast functional layouts and high-quality finishes equal to or surpassing those of new market-rate communities. NAS Fallon leverages its remote location and harsh climate by providing desert-appropriate, year-round outdoor enhancements that build community through resident interaction. Amenities include interconnected walkways, communal shade structures, sports courts, an outdoor lounge, tot lots, a splash pad, a dog park and an all-ages bike park. NAS Fallon’s aging gas system presented a constraint, so the team negotiated a new gas provider partnership to alleviate financial and logistical hardships while mitigating future concerns for the military. Further, heat-reflective roof shingles, Low-E windows, and thickened exterior walls and insulation enable Fallon to exceed state-mandated green building requirements, decrease the community’s overall consumption, and offer significant savings to both residents and the Navy. Demand for on-base housing immediately spiked during construction, which prompted a scope increase of 17 units to better serve military families. As of August 2019, 128 military families live in the community. At full buildout, Fallon will benefit more than 200 military families.