My son is stationed in Florida in the air force. All I know is that he was not allowed to have his personal guns and rifles on base. He had to leave them off of base for several months at a friends place till he rented a townhome off of base. He now has two gun safes with his weapons locked up .
If you are living in base housing you may keep your guns in your house, although some installation commanders will require you to register with the SF armory simply stating that you own weapons and will be storing them in your house. You may, again - depending on installation commander, be required to have them locked in an approved safe. When we lived on Peterson we just had to tell the lodging office that we had guns in the house.
If you are living in the dorms, you will have to store your personally owned weapons in the SF armory. Some larger bases have an alternate armory that they store all of the personally owned weapons.
I suggest calling the LE desk there at (202) 767-5000.
Most people think that higher rank = higher power/authority but that is simply not true. It is actually based on caliber. Officers/SNCOs will usually only carry an M9 where the junior enlisted and NCOs carry the heavy weapons. We only let them think they are in charge!
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Thanks all, for your input. I called the SFS desk and got the low-down. Those laws are there for a reason....at least I keep telling myself that. I am considering storing my safe full-o-guns with a buddy of mine. That lucky dude would have free access to 3 ARs, a saiga-12 and a few others. Or, sell what I have and re-group after my DC tour.
Not to get in your business, but seriously consider selling. You will probably regret it somewhere down the line. Hell, if you have a really cool high speed AFSC I might consider keeping them for you, LOL.