Military VA loan.
You can get a list of the VA Loan requirements at the official webpage. One of the big upsides is that you do not need to have enough cash for a down payment. That is awesome in itself, right there. Loans of up to $417K are available and you can get them for 15, 25, or 30 years. It's a huge benefit to have this help readily available for active and non active military personnel.
I wish that they would stress this more when the military personnel visit schools. I understand that they're trying to be "hip" and "cool" to relate to the students but the long term benefits are just too great to just mention them near the end of their presentation. But it's not all on them, parents need to look over the brochures, just like a college brochure, and go over the pros and cons and whether or not it will be a great fit for you child. We shape their minds and their future. With the help of the numerous benefits of being in the military, that future can definitely be the brightest. Later!