Your home is the center of your family and arguably the most important influence on how you embrace your new life. So whether you choose to live on the installation in military housing or off Post, the Army tries to provide you with military housing to make you as comfortable as possible.
When it comes to Post housing, the Army solicited and then incorporated the ideas of soldiers and their families concerning the construction and renovation of its Army housing communities. Some of the suggestions adopted included more closet space, ceiling fans, yard space and larger living areas. Each of its housing units comes with a refrigerator and stove, and many come with a dishwasher, separate laundry room and garage. Some housing areas also include playgrounds for younger children and outdoor basketball courts, and they are built with sidewalks and plenty of street lights for the safety of all the residents.
In fact, goarmy.com has a section that shows some examples of Army housing floor plans for soldiers and their families which you can access here.
In addition, there is also a site devoted solely to information on Army housing worldwide called Army Housing One Stop that can go into greater details on specific installations, floor-plan layouts and more.
Your family though, doesn’t always have members with just two legs though, so the Army also has a pet-housing policy. In short, you can probably keep Fido or Mittens, but only if you live off Post. Army regulations state that while pets outside of goldfish or small rodents aren’t allowed in the barracks, soldiers who live in off-base housing can have whatever pets their leases permit. However, keep in mind that there is no guarantee that a new recruit will be allowed to live off base upon first enlisting.
Want to experience life on an actual Army base? Take the goarmy.com virtual tour, which will give you a first-person view of the locations you will visit every day as a Soldier on post.