I just caught a news report stating that the army has a new program called the Army advantage fund. It offers up to $40k for active or $20k for reservists to either buy a house or start a business. Even if the deals fall through you still get the money. It is a pilot program only going on in 5 cities around the states. San antonio is one of them and my recruiter is pissed. I just up and told him I'm not joining this week and I'm going to sign through San Antonio. Hell yea, 40k to buy a home and all I have to do is sign up through them for 4 years? Count me in. There is also a quick ship bonus that entitles me to anywhere from $6-20k but I have to leave 30-days from the time I sign. What they did say however is that my bonuses cannot total more than $40k so I'm going to get $35k for the home and $5k just for signing a 4 year contract. SWEET! I'm just going to sit back and buy sometime till I'm actually ready to sign and leave rather than signing now and waiting 2 months so go. $40k sounds amazing to me so just be aware folks, your recruiter WILL NOT tell you everything. Do some research and benefit yourself. I'll drive the 3 hours to SA to sign and get $40k.