Discussion in 'On Topic' started by NisAznMonk, Jan 14, 2010.
So my RIP changed today. Eglin AFB here I come! WTF is there in okaloosa?
Beautiful beaches, water sports, AFSOC, spring break, short drive to casinos, and hurricanes.
prob one of the best afb's around son...........
man we got hit with one hurricane the 6 years I lived there.
Eglin rocks bro.......
AFSOC is Hurbie which is right down the road.
I was born there so that makes it cooler.
I need to get my ass down there. my friend just returned back from afghanistan and had his second child. haven't seen him since i left oklahoma 4 years ago.
I have orders there too. What unit, what is your RNLTD?
This is what I was told about my last RIP (Davis-Monthan)
oh lol....we could of been homies.
Ft. Walton Beach and Destin are 2 of my favorite places on Earth. In October, over in Niceville, they have the annual Mullet Festival:
what do ya'll think of Shalimar, or Niceville? I've been told those are close enough to base where I can ride a bicycle to work. I don't own a car (coming in from Kadena), and wouldn't mind not having one for awhile.
Shalimar is closer but do you want to rent or buy? You could bike but there arent many shops near the east gate. What is your job so I can get an idea for where you would work.
Depends what you also consider a easy bike ride, in the summer you would soak plus going anywhere would suck as the place is quite spread out.
I would get a car or motorcycle.
I'm intel going to the 68EW. I don't really care if the bike ride is easy or not as long as the shop has a shower and a place where I could store a uniform. I've also got a 50cc scooter, but I don't know what the local moped laws are just yet.
I also don't want to buy because my budget isn't very high. I'm saving up for a home in Houston if I get out in 12 months. If I reenlist then I'll look at buying something then.
I don't have orders yet. I had a set for DM for 25March, but that changed 2 days ago when I got a new RIP for Eglin.
Not sure where Intel works but I doubt its close to the East gate. As long as you arent near the west gate you are golden. Its quite a long ride man, Most of the tech school kids get bikes
its not a place to be without transportation trust me. IF you want to do the beach ever its a fucking trek from where you live.
Florida rocks I would get a cheap car so you can travel and enjoy it man.
destin is awesome....you will love it
destin/ft walton sure is better than pensacola, that's for sure.
im from pensacola/milton area and i go to ft walton beach and destin pretty often.
You will be there before me.
I was at Corry Station in September for a 2 month TDY. It wasn't bad, but I took the TDY in hopes of getting a job OCONUS. Just my luck lol.
pensacola is alright... only complaint that i have with p-cola is that the town itself is dirt poor.
i have family all over that area. i've never lived there, but it is a great place to visit.
The area around Pensacola was ok. I liked the fact that it wasn't hard to get to a beach, and traffic was pretty light even during rush hour. I can only hope that Eglin will be about the same since it isn't too far down the road.
If I get out my only worries is getting a job. I still haven't figured out how to do that lol.
Isn't home insurance pretty damn high around there? I remember talking to people who lived in Pensacola (can't remember if it was closer to the beach or not) but their insurance was just as much as their mortgage.
Haven't heard from the sponsor yet, but does Eglin have RV parks? I was just thinking about buying a 5th wheel and living in that for awhile.
I'd like to work on base using my TS clearance, but I've got no clue on who to talk to. Seems like it is always who you know not what you know.
Yes it does, right on the bay.
So you want to live in an RV wtf man you are odd....such a dope place you live and explore and you do not want a car wtf.
Yep. Not sure how I'm going to start that process. I was thinking about joining the local bingo scene
Well if you are going to be getting out you can talk to the AFRC to a transition councelor and they can help you get connected on who to talk to.
look at usajobs.com (or something like that) You should be able to bring up jobs on that base.