My friend has been in the Marines since we graduated high school. He had been living on base some place up in Washington for a couple of years. Now he's going to San Diego where they have a 68 person long waiting list in front of him for on base housing. So, now the gov't will be giving him something like $1200, which is apparently barely enough for rent....no where near enough for utilities and other bills. As you can imagine, he's not looking forward to barely getting by before being shipped over to Iraq for a year and a half.