Thanks Derek, I've got my package in with the Navy right now, still waiting to hear back. They'll probably DEP me for a year though if I get accepted.
I'm pretty minimalist myself, so a single car garage is more than enough space for me. I've been looking at townhouses with garages. Are there any areas I should steer clear of? I've been looking at Newark, Fremont, and San Ramon. I think most places actually in Pleasanton are out of my price range, as is San Jose.