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Old 01-09-2019, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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As an E5 I made enough in the US Navy to begin buying apartment buildings. Before I made E6 I owned one property in California and another in Scotland. As a landlord I have had other servicemembers as tenants [Air Force and Navy], the Air Force tenants had a seriously difficult time paying rent. They were expected to survive on base-pay alone, and they had to pay income taxes out of their salary.

From my observations, there are huge differences in takehome pay between services.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Food stamps will go through February. Then it's anyone's guess.

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/7/1817219...ap-food-stamps
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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The fact that having a child in the military only costs about $30 is a factor of people making too little having children. They may have added a co-pay or something since my time, but I'll bet it's not the thousands of dollars it costs a civilian couple to have a child.

And, yes, there is also the chronic underemployment of spouses in an economy that requires a two-income family. Even if the spouses have what should be well-paid occupations, each move knocks them back to the starting gate for salary and seniority.


We have two, born in the last four years. Coverage is quite good, at least for straightforward births with few complications... but still not anywhere in the neighborhood of "$30 to have a kid."
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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We have two, born in the last four years. Coverage is quite good, at least for straightforward births with few complications... but still not anywhere in the neighborhood of "$30 to have a kid."
And that was just for the food my wife ate. Since I already received separate rats, we had to pay for the hospital meals.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I'm sorry but you forgot NAS.

And Camp...as in Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:58 PM
 
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Defense is its own beast of rules and laws. It is its own little govt ....
the enlisted folks get paid

Its the civilians working the bases that sometimes do not get checks when Ignorant Leaders shut down govt.
Thankfully the shutdown doesn't affect the DoD.
Not like the last shutdown by Obama.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:02 PM
 
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And 'Subase's
I went from a Subase to a NAWS so there's that.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:21 AM
 
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Except that's not an official military website. MARCOA Media is a government contractor. Next.

So, every single Army instillation does not care?


O.K., show me where Hood is a post? I'll wait....
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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So, every single Army instillation does not care?


O.K., show me where Hood is a post? I'll wait....
Didn't take long. From the DoD approved Fort Hood website: https://www.hood.army.mil/history.aspx

Fort Hood is now the largest active duty armored post in the U.S. Armed Forces. There are nearly 40,000 Soldiers who work on Fort Hood. The Soldiers of Fort Hood are infantrymen, cavalrymen, and tankers. They are engineers, mechanics and health care professionals. They are the life of Fort Hood. Their training gives Fort Hood its purpose, just as Camp Hood troops did back in 1942. They are part of what has made Fort Hood "The Great Place" for more than seven decades.

All Army installations are posts, unless they are joint bases. (But then again, that isn't an Army post.) Having spent 20+ years in the Army, it was something that was drilled in to us. The exchange is called the POST exchange, whereas on Air Force Bases, it is the BASE exchange.

On larger installations, there is always a main POST. You live on or off post. It's just the way it is.

Now that you've proven that you really don't care, wanna go for three? I'll wait.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:14 AM
 
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Is there seriously a debate on whether it is base, post, camp, station, etc? Lol.
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