If you think about it, the answer to this is pretty simple. Imagine being on the move with your job but still going to your house and sleeping in your bed every single night. Wouldn’t that be a dream come true? As a military man, as harsh as it sometimes might seem, you are not that limited with your living space.
What are mobile homes
Mobile homes or houses are exactly what the name applies. They are movable accommodations that you can drive around and when parked in the right places, you can simply stay there and have your home with you at all times.
Is it legal
It is completely legal to own a mobile home and being in the military. A lot of people do it because they are fed up with having roommates and having to share everything. Of course you have to ask permission for such accommodation and you have to pay for everything yourself. So if you don’t have the mobile house already and if you don’t have a big amount of money on the side, you will have to wait for the time you are able to afford this kind of luxury.
What about your family
Not only is a mobile house a good choice for someone in the military because they can have a piece of mind and can definitely have more of your own things, more space and a little bit more luxurious place. You can also have your family with you. You have to be parked on the right spot and again you have to have permission. You can’t have your mobile home parked in the barracks if you want some family members to tag along.
But it does come useful if you are on the road a lot and if they move you around a lot. You can bring your family to certain destinations so that you don’t have to live without them for a couple of years.
Ever wondered how soldiers live? Is it the same as they portray it in the movies? Do they have a luxury room? Must they have roommates and with whom do they share their bathroom?
Nothing to dream about
Let me tell you that a soldier’s room is no dream room. A lot of times you are on the move and in many cases the accommodation isn’t exactly what you would wish for.
If you get a rescue mission in the mountains, you could live in a tent for days, sometimes weeks. Mix that with the wind and the snow or rain and you have yourself a very dangerous environment.
A two star hotel
If you are on the training grounds and not sent somewhere you will usually find your accommodation in the military barracks. If you want to get a better picture a two star hotel would do the trick. The base has a lot of rooms for individuals or most of the times you are grouped with someone else. The bathroom is joined with more rooms and the showers are limited.
The beds don’t have the best mattress those stores advertise and usually you have the bed and the locker room in the same space.
No fancy furniture
In the barracks something is usually broken. It is highly unusual to be replaced with a totally new item and the hygiene is sometimes questionable. The beds have white and simple sheets on them and there are no tables, so if you don’t eat in the dining space, your bed and you holding the plate would be your dining room.
Do it yourself
Don’t you think that anything in your room is going to be done on its own. You have to change your sheets, you have to wash your clothes and dry them in any imaginable way as you can. You have to watch out for your stuff though, somebody might just think that the identical uniform is theirs.
Every job out there has its pros and cons. And some might have only good experience; others might have only bad experience. There is no recipe for having a blast in your work environment all the times. Because I want to show the military as real as I can, I have decided to do a list of pros and cons of joining this field.
We all know the expenses the US school system brings and a lot of students simply don’t have the money for it. If you join the military, you get a free education and a lot of students decide to join just because of the expenses that go away if you enroll in the military.
The money is not bad
Besides having a paid vacation every year, military workers also get their paycheck in time every time. Of course you can’t expect many zeros on your check, because if the job would be so well paid, a lot more people would join. Still the military has it’s positive sides like if you work hard the government will pay for your accommodation and they will also cover some expenses, which is always a good money saver.
The age doesn’t matter
One of the cons is that in military it doesn’t matter if you are 18 or 50. Both of the ages can be in the same rank and the hardest pill to swallow is when someone younger than you is your commander. Trust me, it isn’t pretty when someone is telling you what to do and is more qualified and you feel as if you are stuck in the same place forever.
Always at your feet
If you join the military you have to know that in some ways you belong to the government. Which means that they monitor your every move and in simple words: you become a child again. You have to ask permission for everything and one untold step might cost you more than you can imagine.