Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) wants military families to have the option to stay at their current base for up to an additional six months or move to their next assigned location early. The Senate’s defense budget proposal includes that provision, that Blunt helped craft.
“We would not have the strongest military in the world if not for the military families who serve alongside our service men and women. They share in every sacrifice and face every obstacle that comes with military life,” said Blunt.
He says moving from one post to another can be a tough financial transition.
“If you only have a month left in school and your family can stay there while the person serving in the military goes ahead to the next post and is responsible for their own housing during the time they’re there as a single-serving individual, often they’re going to find space available on the post itself for one person,” said Blunt.