You can actually stay on base. It is very reasonably priced from $38.00 - $52.00 per night. You should check out AF WingMoms on Facebook. I would have been lost without this site. Click on all of the links to the left of the page. There is tons of information there including lodging for graduation. When your daughter gives you her flight and squadrt # you can join a discussion group with other families that have daughters in the same flight. If you start now, you will not feel so lost when she leaves for basic. Welcome to the AF family! !