I am a 27 year old married male. With a 2 month old baby and a new house.
My wife is pressuring me to do something more important with my life. So I thought about the Coast Guard.
I'm not so worried about pay as I'm worried about how I'm going to live. My wife will stay in our new home with the baby and hire a live in nannie if I do join. However I'm curious if we would have to receive a BAH on our home. That would mean we would have to refinance it with BAH? I'm in Austin TX, semi far from the coast. So Obviously I don't want to move to some far away state.
I've heard of some Coast Guard positions that are on the boat and go out for 3 months and then have 3 months off? I don't want to get caught in a bind trying to pay for my new house and then a place for my own while I'm in the Coast Guard. Because I'm not going to relocate my home or my family.
I'll just be away for a while and visit my family as much as possible. So I don't know what to really do on that matter.
Also, Does the Coast Guard go to Iraq and dangerous foreign countries or are they purely home security?