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In March of this year, we officially moved onto Robins Air Force Base. We moved from our small apartment to a beautiful duplex on base so we could have more room for our expanding family. It’s been seven months now and I still love living here! I’ve realized I love living on a military base and wanted to share the reasons why.
8 Reasons to Live on a Military Base:
1. It’s Safe
I love that I can take the baby for walks or go for a run, and not have to worry about someone bothering me. There is also less crime. Having to show a military ID at the gate makes me safe in knowing that anyone who should not be on base isn’t. I know that there still can be some problems living on a military base as far as crime and such, but it is definitely a lot better than living off base. I can rest easy at night knowing that my house and family are safe.
2. It’s Convenient
Everything is right around the corner from me. I have the commissary for grocery shopping, the BX for almost anything else I might need, a gas station right up the road, and even a thrift shop! What more could you ask for?
3. It’s Beautiful
I live right across the street from a beautiful lake. I get to watch the sun set and rise over that lake and it is absolutely breathtaking at times. There are tons of paths to walk, hike, and bike on, places to camp during the summer. There is a lot of wildlife too. It really is beautiful no matter what the season is.
4. It’s Friendly
I love being able to know my neighbors and know that they are there to help if I need it. I may not know everyone on my street, but I know that if I needed help someone would be there in a minute. It’s also fun sharing all the things we get, especially food. My neighbors and I are constantly passing on things we have baked or made to each other.
5. It’s Cheap
I think we got a pretty good deal. We got a pretty big 3-bedroom house. We only pay $1,000 a month and that includes water and electricity. When you are in the military it’s hard to buy a house because you know you will be moving around a lot. Living on a military base helps us not to have to worry about that!
6. Sonic Booms
When the planes travel back and forth overhead sometimes they break the sound barrier. When they do, it creates a huge sonic boom, which can be heard all over the city. Although the sonic booms sometimes scare me half to death, I love them because it reminds of me of the freedom our spouses are fighting for.
7. The Star-Spangled Banner
Every day at 5 pm the Star-Spangled Banner is played all over the base for all to hear. If you are driving you must stop, if you are walking you must stop and face the flag. I love this because it is another reminder of what those past and present have done for our country.
8. A Good Place to Raise Children
The base is a perfect place to raise children, because like I said before it is safe. There are lots of parks and playgrounds to play on, and lots of other military children to play with.
How about YOU? Do you live on a military base? What do you like about it?