ABOLC for Nationl Guard Members

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  1. TevinA33

    TevinA33 New Member

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    Hello I am Commissioning in May 2018, and will be going to an ABCT (Armor Brigade Combat Team) in NC. I will be a PL for 1-120 infantry Regiment. I was curious about how housing is done for National Guard 2LTs. According to Fort Benning ABOLC website, Armor BOLC is a 6 month PCS. With that being understood the memorandum says ABOLC 2LTS are encouraged to live off base. I have also looked at youtube videos , and other information that stated ABOLC 2LTs that are in the guard stay in Abrams Hall, and the trip is not considered a PCS. I was hoping there is a 2LT in the National Guard that has already been through ABOLC recently or spmeone that knows for certain, and could share with me housing options as well as help answer the following questions:

    Is ABOLC considered a PCS for National Guard 2LTs?
    Do 2LTs that are National Guard and attending ABOLC receive a BAH?
    Do 2LTs that are National Guard and attending ABOLC have the option to stay on base or on?

    Knowing all of these questions will help me make the right decision when it comes to me buying a home or renting an apartment after graduation in May. My ABOLC starts Oct 22nd 2018.

    Thank You.
     
  2. jocomom

    jocomom 5-Year Member

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    My DS was in the same boat for IBOLC and he had a friend at ABOLC at the same time. It isn't considered a PCS. They were both at Abrams. The upside is that you get frequent stay points so you can stay in a hotel for free for basically the rest of your life. The downside is it is essentially living in a hotel for weeks on end. Make friends with AD classmates that have an apartment or house on post or in town. That will keep you sane. You are eligible for BAH If you can provide a copy of your lease or mortgage. My DS didn't get any because he started IBOLC in the summer and didn't have an apartment anywhere else.