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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 03:01 PM
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You can get american TV, you just have to get an AFN box. You can rent it for $25 a month or buy it outright for $500.

Now, everything is governed by the housing office, so even if you stay off-base, housing has to approve the place, and the amount charged for rent, and make sure it's a decent dwelling.

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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 04:44 PM
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we are off base here. our housing allowance more than covers our rent. in fact, it covers our elec, too. (our water is included in rent.) and then some.

when we go back to cali, we'll opt to live in housing. even though the housing sucks ass. cali is too expensive.
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That's new from when we were there, Mojo. Of course, that WAS 6 years ago. I paid 25 DM for cable back then, back when the rate was almost 2:1. Click here to enlarge
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I miss the DM.

Not all the bases have redone the housing, but they are slowly getting alot of them gutted and remodeled.

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I'm on base but it wasn't by choice. When the ex left, I had to move out of our off-base hosue quickly and there wasn't anything decent available in town so I moved on base. It's convenient because it's about 4 blocks to my office one way and about 3 blocks to daycare the other way but I hate it. When I leave work, I want to *leave* work, KWIM?
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post #27 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 03:38 PM
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Off base. We have never lived on base. I wanted to in San Diego but the waiting list for Miramar was two years if you had dogs. Ugh. Now that we're out on the East Coast on Recruiting Duty, there's not really a base near us that would be drivable for my husband. We just bought our first house. Yay!
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We live on base. I feel so much safer here and like the fact that the inlaws can't just show up whenever they decide. The housing we have is pretty nice, then there are some not so nice on this base too. We just got lucky.
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We're out in town, the BAH is our house payment.
We've never lived on base. I'm not interested in being so monitored and I want more yard space.

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We live off base right now. There is no Coast Guard housing here.
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We're off base. We thought about moving on base but we've got so much more room in the house we rent. There's no way we could get a house this big on base and the rent is completely covered by BAH. The utilities on the other hand...Click here to enlarge
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We live on base. We weren't sure about this place when my husband left the Corp and joined the AF. They moved us in to brand new housing and it sucks! We are stuck here until at least June. Once my husband's upcoming deployment is over with we will buy, just not sure where yet. NOT in this town.

If the yard Nazi's expect me to mow and tend to the football field next to our house this summer I am fencing it in and puttin' in a pool.
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We are off base here in England. We are lucky in that the housing allowance and COLA are enough for us to live in a nice home in a child-friendly neighborhood.

Housing at our base (Menwith Hill) is ok.....small but most housing here is small regardless of being off or on base. They are at least renovating quarters as folks move out. The AF just took over responsibility of the base from the Army and housing was not up to "AF standards" - imagine that!!!
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We live on base here in Florida.
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post #36 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 05:47 AM
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We've lived on base in Japan, on base in NC, and we live in town here. The housing set up is weird, there are little areas scattered throughout the entire area that are base housing. The crime is insane there because there isn't anyone to moderate who goes in and out. But, for the size of the house we live in, we'd be better off in housing.
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We live off base. We'll never live on base, if we have a choice.
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post #38 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 08:20 PM
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We have never lived on base but are currently on the waiting list. Here the cost of living is much higher than BAH and the housing has been completely renovated and is absolutely gorgeous. It's a lot nicer than what we can afford out in town.
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Off base, I hated living in housing.
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Right now we are on base. I hate it and wish we could get the hell out of here.
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