MIL If you could pick any base v. AF Crew

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  1. fuover4free

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    The detachment my wife works at is being affected by BRAC. Officially, they have been ordered to close up shop and return to the squadron which is located in Texas. All personnel will be moved there.

    Well, under special circumstances, my wife does not have to follow them to Texas. Her enlistment and her special tour of duty is up at the same time as the detachment's move. Her commander has asked her to give him a list of a few bases she would like to be sent to and he will make it happen....

    So, my question is, where would you go and why?


    EDIT: oh, and BTW, she can basically go anywhere because she is personnel... we have spent the last 5 years on an Army post and cannot wait to go back to an Air Force Base
     
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    :nono: although a lot of people love Tinker.
     
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    Eglin
    (Any base in Europe)
    Hickam
    LA
    Alaska
     
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  6. fuover4free

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    Great choices... I am thinking the same places. Really leaning towards Ramstein. I have never been there but I hear great things about it. As for Eglin.... I think I got into enough trouble at Tyndall :o
     
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    Ramstein was *the best* tour I had. I was planning on an in-place COT, but was cross training at the time. Really miss it.
     
  9. evan2

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    I was at Eglin for 6years the area rocks.
    Hickam is nice but a small expensive island though good cola and oha.
    I am at DM now if you had questions, I love the area though not the job so much here.

    Ive been stationed in England as well but would not want to be stationed there again.


    I like Charleston a lot, good area, colleges all over, near the coast
     
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    My wife wants to go down to Charleston because the houses are cheap, on the coast and she likes how everyone says hello in passing...

    Not a very good job market for me in charleston though....
     
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    Everyone says they love it!! I think this may be it.... i was looking at the website and it looks like a nice base.
     
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    I think you might be right. It would be amazing the first year or so. After you get out and see everything, but then... you're trapped on an island.
     
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    And how do you like DM? This is another area I was looking at with decent prices on homes...
     
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    I was just going to suggest that. I heard it may have been closing? This was quite a while ago though.

    I spent a couple weeks at Charleston AFB. It was very nice. Nice area too.
     
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    Charleston seems to be a pretty win base. I am just concerned about getting a decent job in the area.

    Another option we have is for her to take a one year remote. That way we can stay in the area and go to Andrews or something and I can keep my job.

    The one thing I hate about the military is that nothing is permanent.:hs:
     
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    I guess I should have mentioned that we have a 5 year old and a 1 1/2 yr old. So we will be wanting good schools, out of big cities, affordable homes, and just the normal things you look for to keep the family happy.

    We are just outside of Baltimore now, and we have been pretty satisfied here, but we did enjoy the slower pace of Seymour Johnson AFB, but there was absolutely nothing to do in that area within an hour's distance.
     
  18. evan2

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    I like it.

    I grew up in NY on Long Island and then stationed at Eglin for 6. So the beaches and being near a big city/humid stuff I have done.

    Then England so the nice green lush scenery and muggy winters plus travel all over europe I have done

    I actually had Tinker because my overseas returnee list only had two choices and tinker was the best.

    Slot was going away in a year so I was told to pick all ACC bases

    DM was 7

    I like the mountains all around us and though its not all green I sort of like it.

    House prices are cheap but depends what you consider cheap. I too saw a lot of the really cheap homes but just consider this

    South Tucson is Ghetto, anything south of I10 you do not want. Some of it is nice way down south but that is a trek for your wife to base and there isnt much near there if you want jobs. Cheap homes near the airport but you do not want to live near an airport.

    Vail is nice and the best school district. I just manage to be inside of that district but am still in Tuscon.

    The best to do is live way up north or to the east of the base like me. Lots of new houses being built out east.

    Give me an idea of what your house price range is and I can give you more details.
     
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    hit it pretty much dead on the nose buddy

    i was at pearl harbor for 3 years, after 8 months island fever set in for multiple reasons...probably 9/10 of the people out there felt this way...the ones that liked it however LOVED it....usually surfers or beach bums.
     
  20. evan2

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    Oh well there is a huge community in Rita Ranch and Down south of I10 that a lot of military fams live in. Though its far from downtown and actuall places to go. They have some shops there for the locals but not much.

    If you want a yard you are going to pay for it in a new home. A lot of the older homes north of the base have swamp coolers or are in historical districts plus near the college so the prices are nuts.
     
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    well thanks for all that info. As for a price on a home, I am not sure. Really depending on the kind of job I would be able to pick up out there. If I were to be able to make between 50-60k I would like to purchase a home at 200k max.
     
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  25. evan2

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    200-220 will get you a really nice place. I have a 3bed3bath 2 car garage 1600sq ft house for 160k.

    that was in aug 08 though and prices have gone up a tad.
     

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