One of the great benefits of moving with the military is that you and your family will likely have a number of housing options once you reach your new location. Each comes with different upsides and caveats, so be sure to consider your options carefully and contact the housing office at your military installation to find out which options are available to you at the time of your move.
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Living on the installation has many benefits – an instant community of neighbors who value service to their country, conveniently located programs and services and the opportunity to save money on rent are just a few of what you can expect. If you are curious about living on a military installation or have already decided to make the move, take some time to familiarize yourself with the resources and services that will make your military housing feel like home.
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