Hi everyone. I am posting this on behalf of my fiance (RF7126) who is at work right now. We have a few questions. I am finishing school right now, and I am set to graduate Dec. 09. RF7126 is planning on enlisting and leaving in the next 8 months or so. (He has not signed up yet, so the departure date is guesswork.) I will be staying here until I graduate, and then I plan to join him at his first base in Jan. 2010, with the wedding set for the summer of 2010. He was in ROTC for 2 years and was on contract. As such, he technically had a rank of E-3. He was told that it would not be a problem for him to leave ROTC as long as he paid back the tuition. He received a DD214 stating that he was discharged as an E-3. He was also a Cadet Captain in CAP and has a 4 year bachelors degree. He will be 23 when he enlists. We are guessing that he will go in as an E-3 or possibly on the accelerated track for E-4. Here are the questions: Since I will not be married to him yet, I am assuming he will not be eligible for family base housing. Is this correct? Keeping in mind the information above, will he be allowed to live off-base at his first duty station by the first 6 months or so, so that I can join him once I graduate? What other options might be available under these circumstances? If we were to get married before he joins, when would he be able to apply for family on-base housing, knowing that I will be joining him in Jan. 2010? All of this is assuming that he will finish tech school roughly 8 months before I join him at his first base. Also, would it be more feasible to get married before he leaves, or wait? We really want to wait, partially because our families would be very unhappy if we got married before I graduate, and also because we want some time together before we get married to make sure we both still want it, since we will be separated over a year before I graduate. We would prefer base housing once we are married, but we will make due with what we can get. He will answer any other questions when he gets off work. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!