I am a prior ARMY wife my husband is changing service after 6 years and we have 3 children and I have heard nothing but good things about the way of life for a Coastie family. I have heard several rumors about our duty station (PCS). I am wondering if someone out there can dispell some of the rumors... Now we are in family housing on an ARMY base and I was told that the CG likes to save as much money as possible so my husband who is going to OS school will most likely get orders to remain in this area (DC-Northern VA area) since we are already in housing and it would be cheaper for the CG to just leave us here.... Is that true ???? The next thing is about how the CG would handle housing if we get stationed in an area where there is no housing... I heard that they have a process of signing a lease for us but they are doing away with that program is that true and will there be an alternate program in place of that one... Also how does the CG do Duty Station assigments we heard its an every man for himself type of thing after A School unless there was a duty station decided at the time the contract was signed. And is there anything I should know about PITSTOP and A school that would be useful to me and my husband. And can I send him care packages I know PITSTOP is a no no but what about A School.. Is there many activities for CG children to get involved in too. Any answers would be great..... GO COAST GUARD !!!!!!
THANKS PRIOR ARMY WIFE