The Army considers the health of military members and the well-being of soldiers and their families as one of its top priorities.
Housing and food: The military has a tradition of providing food, including meals (rations) as part of soldiers’ salaries. You may be offered a free dinner while on duty, or you may be offered a meal allowance to cover your meal expenses if food options are not available.
Military accommodation varies by class, location, and family status, but recruits begin their military service at the base. During the initial training, the employers live in group accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. As the rank of service members increases, their housing options expand.
Service members and their families live in newly designed, modern housing communities that mimic what civil societies have to offer, including schools, churches, gyms, libraries, banks, commissions, theatres, restaurants, shops, and many other community support services.
Insurance, health, and dental care: Hospitals, clinics, and dental care are provided to serving personnel and their families at or near most military facilities. Active military members’ life insurance ranges from $50,000 to $400,000.
Health care for reservists and guards: Reservists and their families are entitled to health care when it is activated. Members can also take advantage of full or partial insurance.