Things To Know Before Moving to a Military Base

A.C. White has had the privilege of helping service members and their families move all over the country. If you have the option of living on a military base but don’t quite know what to expect, read on below to get a fair idea of what life is like on the base.

Built-In Support System

Military families share a unique experience. Life on a military base puts you in close contact with other families who are always ready and willing to support you and lend a helping hand. This tight-knit community helps to make transitioning to a new place easier and simpler both for you and your family.Military family moving

Full Community Life

Most military bases are equipped with a full range of services. There are banks, travel agencies and recreational facilities for family members of all ages, including gyms, pools and playgrounds. Most of these facilities are available to military service members and their families at no charge or for a reasonable fee.

The Commissary

Many military families do not have to leave the base when they want to buy their weekly groceries. Military bases come with military-only grocery stores for the added convenience of residents. Just remember to avoid shopping at the commissary on paydays if you can. You will find that it can get quite busy and chaotic at those times.

Housing Quality

Not all government military housing is created equal. In some areas, military housing units have not been updated in three decades. Be prepared to make concessions if you must live in less-than-ideal military housing. Keep in mind that it’s only a temporary home and make the most of it.

Obey the Rules

Military installations have their own speed limits and police officers. The Department of Defense strictly implements hands-free regulations for all its military bases independent of the existing law that is followed outside the base. This means you will get a ticket for talking on your phone without a hands-free device while driving inside a military base anywhere in the country. If you know the rules and follow them, living on a military base can be a safe and enjoyable experience for you and your family.

As seasoned movers, we can help you relocate to a military base anywhere in the country or the world. A.C. White is a trusted residential and commercial mover in Georgia with the experience and knowledge to make your move as stress-free and smooth as possible.

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