Overseas Military bases and those in the US. Compare and Contrast. 684 Words.

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Being in the military, one is given the chance to be stationed in many locations.

Whether the duty location is Overseas, or a Conus base, each one has it's own

perks, privileges, and downfalls. The three main areas of concern one should consider

are family, living quarters , and driving regulations. These may not seem like major

items, but when moving to a new location, it is a good idea to have a general knowledge

of such things to alleviate unneeded trouble and hardships.

It is important to know whether or not family is allowed. Although it is nice for

one to have their family, bringing them along may cause more hardship than leaving

them behind. Most Overseas locations allow family members to accompany the military

member during their tour, unless of course the duty station is considered a "remote

location." Conus locations not only allow family members, there is also adequate

facilities to accommodate them.

If one is stationed at a location that doesn't allow

accompanying family members, it may be possible to acquire housing, but since the

member's family is not allowed he or she will not be able to reside with the family.

Being without one's family puts added pressure on the military member while they are

away. Free time is spent communicating with the family, and schedules are often

opposite leading to a lack of sleep, and lagging performance. Moving ones family to

another location adds strain to the relationship due to leaving behind friends, family

members, and many memories.

Living quarters for those in the military are generally very nice, but they do vary

from location to location. It is always a good idea for the member to inquire about the

living quarters before the move takes place. Packing accordingly to the style, size,

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