I would like to know how difficult it is to get on base housing for a family of seven. Based on rules (AF) we will need a four bedroom house. I will be a O-1 AFnurse and attend COT in July. My husband will stay at home and be MR. MOM. For those that are married and have children, what support do they have for husbands in the AF. Also my kids are currently in a Catholic school and I'm not sure if the schools
for the military kids are good or not and if it would be good for the kids to be around others like them (military families-Kids) to help adjust to a new life. I four kids in school and a newborn baby. I'm sure their are other military kids in the local close Catholic schools to. I could use some advise on this! Thanks!
Jan 4, '05
I was active duty Navy when I met and married my Air Force husband in 1980. I got out when our oldest was 4 months old since we couldn't be stationed together. We have been stationed in Japan, Spain, Korea, Alaska, Las Vegas, Indianapolis. For the most part - there is a lot of good Air Force housing. The support system is there for the spouses of active duty personnel, but in reality today most spouses work full-time. Have you checked into the pay situation? Here's the DFAS web site: An O-1 with less than 2 years service only makes $2300/month. At least in my area of the country (midwest) - that isn't enough to live on. Of course, the recruiters will tell you that you get your housing paid for - which you do if you are fortunate to have housing readily available. Otherwise, you are "on the economy." I don't mean to paint a bleak picture - my hubby did over 23 years in the Air Force, but for most of that time, we would have qualified for food stamps and welfare if I wasn't working and we only had two kids!
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