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Old 07-06-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Like the B/X?

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Old 07-07-2009, 04:13 AM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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The civilians I know that are working on-base can't buy from the B/X and Commisary, but they can use the other facilities like the food court, gas station and most services facilities. Unless you're a military spouse/dependent then you would.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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The civilians I know that are working on-base can't buy from the B/X and Commisary, but they can use the other facilities like the food court, gas station and most services facilities. Unless you're a military spouse/dependent then you would.
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[SIZE=3]In most stateside bases, the BX is hardly a benefit. Walmart tends to have everything cheaper. The BX price matches and you donít pay tax, but other places like electronic stores have a 110% price match guarantees.[/SIZE]
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Thanks y'all! :-) I appreciate the information.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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Mom2feebs, the answer to your question varies WIDELY at overseas bases; it depends on the country you are stationed in. Every country where U.S. forces are assigned has something called a Status of Forces Agreement or (SOFA) The SOFA sets down the rules by which the U.S. forces, their family members, assigned civilian employees and contractor employees must operate. And what benefits (if any) they may enjoy. There are also tax consequences to being stationed in a foreign country aznd they depend on the country you work in. Sorry, there's no quick answer...
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The details of base priviledges, if any, should be contained in the contract.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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It truly depends on each base but typically, civilian contractors won't be able to use the BX/PX, Commissary, or Shoppette. The food concessionaires are allowed. Shoot, at most AF bases, government civilian employees aren't allowed use of the BX/PX, Commissary, etc. Where I work, I'm allowed access (as civil service) to everything but the Commissary. Like goodmanm said, your contract should state what is available to you.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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There is a big difference on your location. Overseas can have just about full benifits. In the States normally minimum, typically the same as what a visitor can get.


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Old 07-09-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Where I'm stationed contractors can use the gym, not sure about other amenities.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Car registration for contractors (in Germany) is German, so there is no petrol benefit.
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