Well the pay depends on rank and the military pay chart for 2005 is on the web, yes they do help with housing you either get housing on a military base or you get BAH to pay for your rent if you live off post, they offer medical for free for the whole family through tricare for free. you get money for food each month right now it is $238.00 per month across the board. The CG is a good life they dont deploy like the other branches and those that are in the sand box of iraq vol. to go the CG has only lost 1 coastie period in the war till this day. the military CG also gets pay raises each year in pay BAH and Food Allowances.
Hope that answers your questions oh yeha the only other thing we do pay for is dental it is 23.60 per month for a family right now it goes up like .30 cent every year in Feb on the 1st .