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Department of Defense

Military family housing

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.

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Department of Defense

Consolodate MWR HQ's to make one service independent Joint MWR

Establish a central Joint Service MWR (Morale Well-Being & Recreation) Command that is capable of serving all bases and all services similar to how AAFES serves all the bases retail needs. There are 5 separate service MWR HQ commands such as MCCS, Air Forces Services Agency, Army MWR, Coast Guard MWR and Navy MWR. Many of these departments have many company and field grade officers supporting running their departments... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Billion dollar coin stockpile solution

I've read many news stories recently complaining about how much it costs the government to stockpile dollar coins that aren't being used. If you want to get the coins into circulation and out of the warehouses, get the money out to military commisaries. Substituting paper money with dollar coins will be easier on military bases, as the Forces are used to taking orders, and trying out new things with no questions asked.... more »

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Department of Defense

AAFES/Commisary

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 The main function was to provide soldiers with no means of transportation a place to shop, but this idea is outdated.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.

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Department of Defense

Promote dollar coin use at AAFES, Commisary, NX, Clubs, etc.

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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 »

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