Military engineers can build amazing things. Rather than building high rise housing, Have See Bees and their counterparts build or rebuild communities in the continental US. It is great practice for abroad.
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.
Short term estimated savings in Guam alone: $45,000,000+ per year
Long term... more »