Homes are open to retirees, Guard, Reserve, DOD civiliansSCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Military retirees, members of the Guard and Reserve, and Department of Defense employees now have an opportunity live on post.Island Palm Communities will host an open house at 10 a.m. to noon, April 25, at Helemano Military Reservation."We receive numerous calls from retirees and DOD employees asking if they can live on base," said Tom Adams, director of property management for IPC. "They recognize the value of living in one of our homes -- from the convenience of living close to work to being part of a close-knit community with great amenities -- and know that an affordable home and community is hard to find outside the gate."Two-bedroom up to five-bedroom homes currently are available on Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Helemano Military Reservation.Rent includes utilities, front and side yard lawn service, maintenance support, and access to IPC's community center facilities. Units also are partly furnished with all major appliances, including a washing machine and dryer."Making homes available to a broader community that supports our active duty service members with their mission at home and abroad brings a good diversity to our neighborhoods," said Adams. "Our retirees and civilian workers have a sound understanding of the demands faced by military families, and we look forward to our new residents providing an extended level of support."-- Points of Contact For more information about the open house, call Island Palm Communities, toll free, at (877) 677-2063.