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J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
24th Jan '13

my brother called from Hawaii.. he has been on deployment for 9 months and is finally coming home! i wish I could be there :(

aℓyssa 1 child; Kansas 18840 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting J+D=4:" my brother called from Hawaii.. he has been on deployment for 9 months and is finally coming home! i wish I could be there :("


YAY! :D



Sorry you can't be there. :(

aℓyssa 1 child; Kansas 18840 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting -The Breeder and the brat:" <blockquote><b>Quoting aℓyssa
J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting aℓyssa
Love! 18 kids; California 1989 posts
25th Jan '13

Do you prefer living on or off base? & how long does it typically take to get base housing?

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112711 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Love!:" Do you prefer living on or off base? & how long does it typically take to get base housing?"


I can honestly say there are pros and cons to each enough to where I cannot say I prefer one over the other. I think it all depends on where you are stationed to have a 100% preference.



Like housing out here on base you get way more for your money but if you dont need a lot of space you can save so much living off base. Also, my husband feels like hes actually off work living off base. Like he can take the uniform off and people wouldnt know he is a Marine.



Each time we've applied for housing we've had a house that day but we've also faxed his orders to the central housing office be put on the waiting list as soon as he gets them. But it can take up to 6 months I've heard. Even longer OCONUS.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Love!:" Do you prefer living on or off base? & how long does it typically take to get base housing?"


usually I prefer on base for security. but sometimes it is cheaper to live off post, since on post they take your full BAH each month. this time, hubby was in Korea and I was stateside when he got his orders. I was able to go online then and apply, and because we were separated, we got rushed to the top of the list and had a house 2 months later. it depends on how many bedrooms you need though. smaller houses are more in demand and the list is longer from my experience. we have 4 kids, so our wait is always shorter since we get 4 bedroom houses

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" I can honestly say there are pros and cons to each enough to where I cannot say I prefer one over the ... [snip!] ... office be put on the waiting list as soon as he gets them. But it can take up to 6 months I've heard. Even longer OCONUS."


right, ours took 2 months because he was going on leave before he reported, so they worked around that. we ended up staying in lodging for 3 days once we got here, but then we had a house.

aℓyssa 1 child; Kansas 18840 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting J+D=4:" thanks. with him and my hubby always on the move, I have seen him 4 times since we moved to our first ... [snip!] ... emarine and find it) and she never stays there when he is on deployment. so he comes home and no one is there to greet him. "


:( I can only imagine, I'm really close to my brother and it sucks that I've only seen him a few times in the last few years, I could only imagine how much worse I'd feel if he was also AD and that's a shame about his wife. :(

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61923 posts
25th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:</b>" I can honestly say there are pros and cons to each enough to where I cannot say I prefer one over the ... [snip!] ... office be put on the waiting list as soon as he gets them. But it can take up to 6 months I've heard. Even longer OCONUS."</blockquote>




Yeah def depends on the area

Love! 18 kids; California 1989 posts
25th Jan '13

Thanks ladies!
My fiance and I are getting married in April & he has to report to his first duty station at the begining of May. I've been looking online for houses to rent and feel like everything I have seen is either brand new huge & out of our price range or extremely old falling apart and 1 less bedroom then what we need and in our current price range..



We actually got lucky & will be stationed 45 minutes away from where we are from & where I currently live. It'd be cheaper to rent here but it wouldnt pan out after paying for gas to drive there 5 times a week. So we are hoping that we can get something on base so he is very close to where he needs to be. We will have 3 kids by then so hopefuly we can get a 3-4 bedroom quick.

aℓyssa 1 child; Kansas 18840 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting aℓyssa
Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112711 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Love!:" Thanks ladies! My fiance and I are getting married in April & he has to report to his first duty ... [snip!] ... on base so he is very close to where he needs to be. We will have 3 kids by then so hopefuly we can get a 3-4 bedroom quick."


As soon as y'all get married have his orders amended to show that you are going to be stationed there with the kiddos so that he can fax his orders into housing and put you on the waiting list. That way you dont have to get on the waiting list when you arrive.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112711 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting aℓyssa
Love! 18 kids; California 1989 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" As soon as y'all get married have his orders amended to show that you are going to be stationed there ... [snip!] ... his orders into housing and put you on the waiting list. That way you dont have to get on the waiting list when you arrive. "


Ok thank you!