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One thing that’s guaranteed with joining any branch of the United States military is that you’ll usually end up relocating, sometimes more than once. The first relocation begins with an 8-week boot camp training. Enlisting in the Coast Guard also means applicants will be required to commit to four years active and two years inactive duty.
If you are single or live alone, the moves may not be so daunting and stressful. However, if you have an entire family to uproot, you’ll need to not only consider what the move will be like, but also anticipate your family’s safety if and when you leave for duty, which is sometimes in foreign countries for several months or even a year at a time.
Since Coast Guard bases and housing accommodations are usually less plentiful than those for other branches of the military, standard housing may not be available and you may end up living off base. Protect your home and family if you live off base by connecting with other military families who live off base close to you and considering a home security system. Depending on the features that your home security company provides, you may even be able to check in on your loved ones when you’re far away.