Do check because you may be eligiable and at the same time get incorrect information from one of the customer service reps. There is a way in just depends on how bad you want to join and your options. I am surrounded by military people here in my city.Here you could take in a boarder that is military,or move to a different apartment complex and 70% of your neighbors are all military families. You can not throw a cat without hitting a military family member. Just part of living in a town with a military base. I was lucky that my brother inlaw is Ex navy.