Dave, I'll help any way I can. As a former Marine I know how little active duty military personell make. You are doing a great service to our Service members who because of their sacrifice we can enjoy the freedom we have.
I was stationed at MCAS Newriver NC. for a year. It's a helicopter base so the noise from the planes flying is a bit loud. We had a sign at the front gate it read...
"Pardon our noise, it's the sound of freedom"
That sums it up.