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Living on base after EAS

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Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ 1
Donny 1
YouReallyThinkSo 2
pandamanda0719 1
Negra 1
TexasMommy 1
Ashley828 1
Sgtswyfe2009 6
Jersey Shore Chickie 1
CuteCurlyC 3
SoonToBeJD 4
CharlieWhiskey2 1
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Sgtswyfe2009 --- 10 years ago -

So my hubby decided not to reenlist. His EAS is May 12. He's decided to do the Troops to Teachers program and go back to school to get his teaching degree. They pay him BAH and I think basic pay or a percentage of it. We've been trying to find somewhere to live off base and it's been a nightmare. There's no such thing as "more bang for your buck" in California. The apartments are so tiny. Even the ones going for $1900+. We love our house in Stuart Mesa and we hope we can stay. You would think since they pay BAH that you could stay on base.

My question is: does anyone know if you can live on base while enrolled in a program like this? My neighbor said her friend's hubby is doing troops to truckers and they still live on base.

Help please! 

pandamanda0719 --- 10 years ago -

My husband thinks you can still live on base.. Good luck! 

Ashley828 --- 10 years ago -

I live in a condo off base over off the 76 and they are really nice. When I was walking outside earlier, I saw one a couple doors down from me that had a For Rent sign up. If you want, I can get the number for you tomorrow. I believe it's a 2 bedroom but could be bigger. 

Sgtswyfe2009 --- 10 years ago -

Thank you ladies! I don't know if we can do a two bedroom. We have two kids and one on the way next month. I'm not sure if it a state law or just some kind of code but the apartments I've looked into said that the max is two people per room. So we didn't qualify for a two bedroom :/ 

CuteCurlyC --- 10 years ago -

My husband also has decided not to reinlist but he's hoping to get into the FBI. I've never heard of troops to teachers or truckers, are there more options? Where can I find more info? 

Jersey Shore Chickie --- 10 years ago -

Troops to Roughnecks (Oil Drillers) and there is a Troops to Energy (clean energy/windmills/solar)

Those are the only others I have seen so far. 

TexasMommy --- 10 years ago -

Troops to Teachers Info 

Donny --- 10 years ago -

Not sure about when you EAS, but when i retired they told me i could stay on base as long as i wanted and basically play i think it was $78 a day. Something like that.

I found a 3 bedroom/2 bath in Oceanside for $1900 a month with pool maintenance and gardener included in the rent.

My current house is probably the same square footage inside as my house in WM1,but my garage is much larger as in my back yard. Good places can be found out in town it just takes time. 

Sgtswyfe2009 --- 10 years ago -

CuteCurlyC-I'll ask my hubby if he knows of anymore. I've heard of the ones that Jersey Shore Chickie mentioned too. There may be more. Donny- we've been looking since March. So far we've been very close to getting scammed 3 times dealing with Craigslist. We're still looking but the budget my husband set is unrealistic for California. Thank you for letting me know some good housing does exist here! 

SoonToBeJD --- 10 years ago -

My husband also has decided not to reinlist but he's hoping to get into the FBI. I've never heard of troops to teachers or truckers, are there more options? Where can I find more info

Do you need a 4 year degree for the FBI? I know the CIA it's required. 

CharlieWhiskey2 --- 10 years ago -

Do you need a 4 year degree for the FBI? I know the CIA it's required

I thought you had to have a criminal justice bachelor's. I am pretty positive you do but I may be wrong. 

Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ --- 10 years ago -

I heard the troops to programs were stopped by someone in my husbands BN. 

Sgtswyfe2009 --- 10 years ago -

I don't know. My hubby's 1st sgt brought it up to him and gave him the info. I hope that's not true but he's going to Temps for Taps this week so hopefully he can get more info on it. 

SoonToBeJD --- 10 years ago -


I thought you had to have a criminal justice bachelor's. I am pretty positive you do but I may be wrong.


To become an FBI Special Agent you must be a U.S. citizen or a citizen of the Northern Mariana Islands. You must be at least 23 years of age, but younger than 37 upon your appointment as a Special Agent. Age waivers may be granted to preference eligible veterans who have surpassed their 37th birthday. You must possess a four-year degree from a college or university accredited by one of the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary of Education. You must have at least three years of professional work experience. You must also possess a valid driver's license and be completely available for assignment anywhere in the FBI's jurisdiction.

https://www.fbijobs.gov/111.asp

I think you can have a degree in pretty much anything except underwater basket weaving. 

CuteCurlyC --- 10 years ago -

Soontobe - yes you need a college degree. My husband is a little over a semester short. I was looking into possibilities that would help with the bills for that time since we will be moving to VA so he can be near the academy and I could hopefully start law school. I figured it's going to be tight for that year and I'm trying to avoid dipping into our savings. I'm not sure what happens as far as pay when the person leaves the military, someone mentioned they could collect unemployment. I'm just looking into all possibilities that would make that year easier. 

SoonToBeJD --- 10 years ago -

Soontobe - yes you need a college degree. My husband is a little over a semester short. I was looking into possibilities that would help with the bills for that time since we will be moving to VA so he can be near the academy and I could hopefully start law school. I figured it's going to be tight for that year and I'm trying to avoid dipping into our savings. I'm not sure what happens as far as pay when the person leaves the military, someone mentioned they could collect unemployment. I'm just looking into all possibilities that would make that year easier.

Yes, he can collect unemployment.

I'm in law school :) Where are you thinking of going? What was your LSAT? 

CuteCurlyC --- 10 years ago -

I would love to go to law school in DC so we're looking into places in VA that would be a train ride away. That would be ideal since I would like to work in DC as well. I haven't taken there LSATs yet, I'm studying now. I want to be really well prepared because it would be great to get into Georgetown!!!! We're actually looking into the possibility of using my husband's GI bill for me. Did you use your husband's? 

SoonToBeJD --- 10 years ago -

I would love to go to law school in DC so we're looking into places in VA that would be a train ride away. That would be ideal since I would like to work in DC as well. I haven't taken there LSATs yet, I'm studying now. I want to be really well prepared because it would be great to get into Georgetown!!!! We're actually looking into the possibility of using my husband's GI bill for me. Did you use your husband's?

I'm a veteran, so I have my own GI bill and I got the yellow ribbon project and a scholarship, so I'm essentially going for free right now. Georgetown is great! I don't know how easy it is for you to use your hubby's GI bill; I just know there are service requirements on his end he'd have to meet. You'll need at least a 167 to be competitive for Georgetown. I go to UCLA now(I started at CalWestern). I left CalW after the first semester because of their ranking. You really do need to go to a top 35 school to be looked at for the best jobs; that's not a myth lol. I had the GPA and LSAT to start, but I didn't want to commute. I suck it up now and take the train. Definitely work really hard on LSAT prep. If you can, try and take a Logic course at a college. The LSAT is ALL logic! It's a little harder than you think, but you'll also score much better than you think you will. I took it twice. I got a 164 the first time and a 169 the second. They'll take your highest score no matter how many times you take it. If you have any questions feel free to PM me! 

YouReallyThinkSo --- 10 years ago -

We had a friend who was getting out was going to do the Troops to Roughnecks but ended up extending because the program was cut. This was about 6 months ago. 

Negra --- 10 years ago -

you will have to file and exception to policy requesting they allow you to live in here and your reasons .. offcourse. Go to ur district office and request the exception to policy letter . 

Its Secret --- 10 years ago -

Our neighbors at the last base were given permission for 90 days to stay in base housing while they looked for permanent place to live. He retired though so I am not sure how it works if your husband didn't re-enlist. They had to pay the going rate for BAH which at the time was $2200. They couldn't pay it the whole time so left after 2 months. They moved back home with family to save money. Not sure if that helped or not. 

Sgtswyfe2009 --- 10 years ago -

Mochits, YouReallyThinkSo and Its Secret- Thank you for the info! He spoke with his career planner today so I'm going to see what he says when I get off work. We need to come up with something like yesterday. I'm due May 16 with baby #3 and his EAS is May 12.Talk about stressed! 

YouReallyThinkSo --- 10 years ago -

Good luck, I hope it all works out. 

Its Secret --- 10 years ago -

Oh my goodness. Just thinking about it makes me stress! But I don't want to stress you out more so happy thoughts your way-good luck. 

Sgtswyfe2009 --- 10 years ago -

Thanks ladies! I hope it works out too. I'm praying really hard! 

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