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Military Question [[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15608 posts
status 6th Jul '13

If you're married, have a child, and then your husband joins the military, what exactly happens from there?
Do you have to live on base?



I'm just so lost when it comes to military stuff so any comments are welcome. :)

Laura_L_Brunner Due March 4; 2 kids; Wisconsin 9 posts
6th Jul '13

as far as i know u do not have to live on base. U and your child will automatically be on his insurance. once he gets thru basic and AIT and stationed somewhere u will be able to move with him = )

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
6th Jul '13

No you don't have to live on base, they will provide you a housing allowance if you choose to live off base.

J+B=Z&L ♡ 2 kids; Pensacola, Florida 5889 posts
6th Jul '13

You don't have to live on base, but you can.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 8339 posts
status 6th Jul '13

No, you can live off base and if you do you that you receive more money BAH and BAS. Depending on where he's station it might take a while to get into base housing as well but if you live on base you don't receive BAH.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15608 posts
status 6th Jul '13
Quoting Glo♥:" No, you can live off base and if you do you that you receive more money BAH and BAS. Depending on where ... [snip!] ... on where he's station it might take a while to get into base housing as well but if you live on base you don't receive BAH."


No clue what BAH and BAS are. :P

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15608 posts
status 6th Jul '13
Quoting Laura_L_Brunner:" as far as i know u do not have to live on base. U and your child will automatically be on his insurance. once he gets thru basic and AIT and stationed somewhere u will be able to move with him = )"


Thanks! :)

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 8339 posts
status 6th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" No clue what BAH and BAS are. :P"</blockquote>



Basic allowance for housing and basic allowance for sustenance. Basically allowance for living and food. But you can't recieve BAH if you live in post.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15608 posts
status 6th Jul '13
Quoting Glo♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" No clue what BAH and BAS are. :P"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... and basic allowance for sustenance. Basically allowance for living and food. But you can't recieve BAS if you live in post."


Ohh okay, thanks! :)

Rachie.luv♡ 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 14643 posts
6th Jul '13

Nope, you can live anywhere near post/base. You'll both become dependents and enroll in deers to get tri care. Once he's in basic that is, you'll get a housing allowance so that'll help you live off post. But that's just about it. =\. And once he's in basic he will get basic pay, separation pay, an housing pay based on where his home of record is(bah). If you choose to live on post once he's stationed wherever they'll take your bah and just basic pay plus the food pay he gets and a few extra whatever they have on the les (leave and earning statement).

Rachie.luv♡ 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 14643 posts
6th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Glo♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" No clue what BAH and BAS are. :P"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... and basic allowance for sustenance. Basically allowance for living and food. But you can't recieve BAS if you live in post."</blockquote>




No we get bas and bah but just the bah gets taken out of the check. No the les. Last time I looked we got bas. =\. I hope it's not fucked up. Cause its been a year from living on post.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15608 posts
status 6th Jul '13
Quoting Rachie.luv♡:" Nope, you can live anywhere near post/base. You'll both become dependents and enroll in deers to get ... [snip!] ... bah and just basic pay plus the food pay he gets and a few extra whatever they have on the les (leave and earning statement)."


Thanks for your input! When exactly does all of that go into effect? After he finishes basic?

αuτumnαl ~, FL, United States 68311 posts
6th Jul '13

You're not automatically enrolled into the system once he marries. Whoever said that was wrong.



Living off post can depend on where you live. Sometimes it's better to live on post. You'll get housing allowance to pay for rent and utilities. The amount depends on rank and location.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 8339 posts
status 6th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rachie.luv♡:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Glo♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" ... [snip!] ... the check. No the les. Last time I looked we got bas. =\. I hope it's not fucked up. Cause its been a year from living on post."</blockquote>




It might depend but I know for a fact were we were station you don't recieve it unless you live off base.




Shit I just realized I meant BAH lol not BAS sorry.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15608 posts
status 6th Jul '13
Quoting mαkαnαni:" You're not automatically enrolled into the system once he marries. Whoever said that was wrong. Living ... [snip!] ... better to live on post. You'll get housing allowance to pay for rent and utilities. The amount depends on rank and location."


I'm sorry, can you elaborate? I'm confused.