When my husband deploys

Kimberly - posted on 04/08/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My husband leaves for BCT april 28th to ft jackson. I am former Army but I got discharged due to stress fractures on both sides.

Anyway to the question, If we live on an installation and michael leaves for 12 months to wherever, do they keep things secure at our "house" if i chose to live with my parents? I know they won't pay us bah for two places but if we aren't living there for sometime, like a few months, will they force us to take our things out of the house?

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Ricki - posted on 04/09/2010

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Hey Kimberly, this is not related to your topic but just thought it was interesting. My husband leaves April 27th to Ft. Jackson for BCT! Where's yours going to AIT?

Amy - posted on 04/08/2010

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i moved onto base housing on january 6th of last year into a 3 bedroom 2 bath house. it was just me and my hubby who was being deployed january 28th. but the people who moved in the same day as us had 2 teenagers and a baby and got a 2 bedroom 1 bath house. so the system is a little messed up. we were even neighbors and walked to the office together and tried to just swap houses and they wouldnt let us because it was against policy to change agreements. anyways we found out i was prego january 12 and i decided to move back to missouri so i used my husbands deployment orders to get me out of my lease and i had to pay storage. it was only 75 a month and all our stuff fit in it plus we got to keep the BAH.

Katherine - posted on 04/08/2010

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There are usually storage units on base that don't cost a lot. Since your husband is deploying they will not pay to store or move your stuff, they only do that if you have orders to a new base. Example- My friend chose to move back home for her husbands deployment, they had to move all of their stuff into storage, and they are responsible for all expenses. If you are not going to stay in your base housing then you need to talk to the housing office, and let them know, so you can be let out of your lease. Usually the leases are 6 months, and then you renew it every 6 months. If you get stationed somewhere else or you deploy then you are let out of the lease. Each housing may have their own policies though. The best thing that you can do is contact the housing office that you are going to be using, and ask them. They can be very helpful.

Kimberly - posted on 04/08/2010

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Ok so then we could store things then for more than 30 days? if we chose to leave our housing?

Katherine - posted on 04/08/2010

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If you have base housing you can not leave base housing for longer than 30 days, or you lose your house. Its in the lease agreement.

Nichole - posted on 04/08/2010

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yea the military def only moves you once. I'm in that predicament right now. My hubby is going to Korea for a year and I am trying to see if they will PCS my stuff to our follow-on base before he leaves so I can just go live with my parents and keep my stuff in storage. They def said they only will move your stuff once and usually only on PCS orders. The military has all sorts of crazy rules/policies. If anything, just talk to TMO/house where you are at and they should be able to help you :)

Kimberly - posted on 04/08/2010

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Wow. ok and they won't move our things twice either...my family is planing on moving to hawaii. so i wonder if the military will help me move my things?

Nichole - posted on 04/08/2010

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You can keep your house but you will have to have somebody look after it and take care of it for you. And if you keep your house on base you def won't be getting BAH at your parents! And each base is different, so if you have reliable neighbors and don't want to sign out of base housing then just make sure someone you trust is taking care of it. I def wouldn't tell them you're leaving for an extended period of time either, because some bases might have you move out. But like i said, each base is different.

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