Require military to live on base. Do not offer the option to live off base unless there are extenuating circumstances. There are numerous programs and infrastructure in place on bases that are not used because noone lives on the base to use them. Instead of paying for off-base housing, use what is already sitting unused and available to house military members.
I think the PX and commisaries should be done away with in CONUS. The main function was to provide soldiers with no means of transportation a place to shop, but this idea is outdated. Nearly everyone has a car and there are places off base where you can readily shop. They seem to have become more like places for retirees to catch up with their friends.
US dollar coins are being stored. They are not circulating. Dollar coins are cheaper in the long run than paper one dollar bills.
Have the PX, BX, comissary, Marine exchange, clubs in the Morale and Welfare system, etc. Start each day with a specifiec minimum of dollar coins in their "bank", "drawer", "tray" or what ever the enterprise calls the money availalbe... more »