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    so what exactly ARE the benefits?

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    Hey everyone..so im really new to this process, and I dont exactly know the benefits of being a marine wife, like the insurance, the school benefits, housing, what exctly do you get??
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    ~Free health insurance (Tricare)
    ~You can buy dental insurance
    ~base privileges (commissary, PX/BX/NEX, etc)
    ~housing provided or money for rent/mortgage (based on location and rank)
    ~no school benefits for dependents unless new GI Bill passes (in which case the SM has to have 10years of AD or be on second enlistment)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germanchick View Post
    ~Free health insurance (Tricare)
    ~You can buy dental insurance
    ~base privileges (commissary, PX/BX/NEX, etc)
    ~housing provided or money for rent/mortgage (based on location and rank)
    ~no school benefits for dependents unless new GI Bill passes (in which case the SM has to have 10years of AD or be on second enlistment)
    - and don't forget Travel & Adventure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germanchick View Post
    ~Free health insurance (Tricare)
    ~You can buy dental insurance
    ~base privileges (commissary, PX/BX/NEX, etc)
    ~housing provided or money for rent/mortgage (based on location and rank)
    ~no school benefits for dependents unless new GI Bill passes (in which case the SM has to have 10years of AD or be on second enlistment)


    Quote Originally Posted by Miss B Hav'n View Post
    - and don't forget Travel & Adventure
    Be prepared to go to exotic destinations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marinegf9405 View Post
    Hey everyone..so im really new to this process, and I dont exactly know the benefits of being a marine wife, like the insurance, the school benefits, housing, what exctly do you get??
    In addition to what was mentioned above, you can also get job placement preference, the use of base facilities like gyms, libraries, post offices, gas stations, etc.

    Plus, you get a really cool sticker for your car!
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    also free legal advice, free wills, POA's, and legal will look over any kind of contracts.

    free flights on space a

    discounted child care

    tuition assistance

    scholarships designed for military spouses

    pay raises every yr and again every 2 yrs regardless of what kind of job they do or if they advance or not.

    military Discounts at thousands of civilian businesses across the country
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsgirl View Post
    also free legal advice, free wills, POA's, and legal will look over any kind of contracts.

    free flights on space a

    discounted child care

    tuition assistance

    scholarships designed for military spouses

    pay raises every yr and again every 2 yrs regardless of what kind of job they do or if they advance or not.

    military Discounts at thousands of civilian businesses across the country
    what is that? (bolded)
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    to all the above!

    Depending on where you're located, there are ASYMCA's that have free bread programs, where you can get FREE bread.
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    I thought Space A was cheap, not free?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveDisappears View Post
    I thought Space A was cheap, not free?
    It's cheap if you buy a meal....free if you don't. It's like $3 or so for a boxed meal.
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