When I was stationed in Alaska, back in the early '90's, we had this discussion. There was a Lt.Col., lived on base, four teen children, and THEY qualified for food stamps! For those of you that have never been part of the military,we pay all taxes on what we EARN, and boy do we earn it. We get assistance on food and housing (if we live off base) but it is on a sliding scale. Those unionized civilians, they really had it made as far as benefits and everything else.
And yes you receive food stamps, welfare, and a few other things, you should be subject to RANDOM, NO NOTICE, drug tests. You get caught trading your benefits, you lose them?