Skip to comments.Best Army Base to live?
Posted on 04/21/2009 6:15:11 PM PDT by foobarred
Wifey and I are moving to a military base. She is going active duty as an Army nurse. We are looking at Ft. Campbell, Ft. Knox and Ft. Bragg.
Can anybody make any recommendations?
I would live at the base that she will be assigned to. Makes commuting much easier.
SInce when do you get to choose which base you get orders to?
Ft. Richardson, Alaska
Go for the gold.
I have heard that both Ft Hood and Bragg have gang/crime probs.
What other choices? Fort Campbell is not so hot.
My pick might be Fort Carson in Colorado.
Depends on where you make your reservations. Make sure you get a 4 star base because they’re the only ones with room service.
The needs of the Army is the rule.
Ft. Huachuca, AZ
Right now they are in the middle of the transborder visitors but there is not enough there to give them a reason to hang around.
If you like the outdoors, lots of wonderful national parks, history and touristy places close by (Tombstone 30 minutes)to occupy your idle time.
Note: Low speed limit on that road. Cops drive normal looking pickups. Just sayin'.
Fort Wainwright was my favorite.
Aren't the nights kinda long up there some times?
Excellent choice. He'd get hiking in the mountains in the summer, skiing/boarding in the winter. Denver is not too far away if you want something from a big city. Colorado Springs is a very military friendly town. There are something like 300 days of sunshine a year, low humidity, moderate temperatures. The four corners (where-ever they are, really) and the Mesa Verde area are not too far away. Royal Gorge very close, Santa Fe not too far away. Even the Grand Canyon is only a day's drive. Vegas a long day's drive. White Sands NM, Roswell NM, all within driving range...
LOL!...and concierge service at the front desk.
True, but you can make up for it in the summer. LOL!
If you can, go to Ft. George G. Meade.
First, Army has posts, not bases. Ft. Huachuca was really nice. I had my daughter there. It’s small and not much in town. Great if you like the outdoor stuff. Never seen so many humming birds in my life. Have to go to Tucson for shopping and fun. Ft. Sam, in San Antonio is nice, but I’m a little biased because it’s home, lol. Lots to do there, but too crowded for me now. I’m near Ft. Hood now and I like Killeen pretty well, and it’s close to home, and not too big. Germany, anywhere! Would go back in a second! Hawaii was wonderful too. Hubby was at Kunia, and we lived on Wheeler. Fun tour.
Fort Knox is the place to go. The streets are paved with gold doncha know. ;)
We’re thinking of trying for Ft. Carson later in her career. We’ve heard great things about it. For now, we’re hoping for somewhere in the South, but not too oouth. Carson would be too far from where we live right now. I’m keeping my house until the market gets better and I’d like to be able to drive back every once in awhile.
being from NJ..I am partial to FT DIX.
(Elvis was there in the 50’s)
I hear at Ft. Knox the streets are paved with gold.
A nurse (and her husband) should head for Walter Reed......
If you like Artic conditions try Fort Drum, NY.
I grew up an Army Brat, and I have a few favorites that are in my memories. Ft. Rucker (Mother Rucker) was my favorite post for feeling at home. There is not much to do in the area, but it is not too far from the Gulf Coast.
Ft. Benning is great if you live on post. Another favorite was Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, but it has now closed. The O Club was right on the beach....great memories of that.
There are lots of great posts....just learn to enjoy the area you are sent to for what it is. If you do not like it, remember, you will not live there forever, and every move will be an education. You'll be a better person for the experience.
The area is a little on the crowded side, but there is so much to do. The DODDS schools have fewer issues than most U.S. schools.
I’m AF, so I’ve always wanted to avoid being stationed anywhere with “Fort” in the name.
Ive been to Bragg as both a Brat and an Army Wife. Hated it both times. A lot of strip clubs, pawn shops, and crime. Had a police chase actually end in my back yard. My favorite East Coast base would have to be Ft Belvoir, VA. Favorite on the other side is Ft Huachuca (my dad retired and is still there.)
Love Kentucky. Not sure about Ft. Campbell, but I always liked shopping at Ft. Knox, and it is close to Louisville. Good luck. My most favorite base was 29 Palms, California, but it was a Marine Corps base.
The countryside is gorgeous.
Land Between the Lakes is close by.
40 miles to Nashville.
I had training there. We sang that song in formation but lo and behold the streets were asphalt. =(
Patrick is still up and running. I live about 20 minutes from it.
Since you are in Ohio, you can try Ft Knox.
Since when do you get to choose which base you get orders to?
Since she became a comissioned nurse. All animals are equal, but comissioned medical animals are much more equal than others.
I grew up at Fort Bragg (1974-1978). Hot and humid in the summer...
Generally (I’ll accept that there are likely exceptions), it’s an Army “post” but Navy and Air Force “bases.”
Do you like the Outdoors? Do you like being in a conservative state that loves the militar and has low taxes? If so, Ft. Richardson, Alaska.
I heard that it was closed as a military facility a few years ago! I could be wrong, though. It’s a great base. My Dad was Army Corps of Engineers (built all kinds of launch pads, tracking stations, etc.), and we were stationed there when the space race was on. Loved it.
Tripler Army Medical Center, Fort Schofield Hawaii....duh.
Don't even THINK about going to Ft. Stewart, GA. If the global warming believers ever decide to take the earth's temperature with a rectal thermometer, it will be inserted at Ft. Stewart. (Savannah being nearby helps to make it bearable, though!)
Please thank her for her service from me and my daughters.
Any place but Fort Leonard Wood.
Augsburg was wonderful.
Actually, my second favorite was the Presidio of San Francisco.
But don’t tell anybody. ;)
I promise not to tell! It is so beautiful there. I would love to see if for myself. It’s such a shame that the moonbats have made it their own.
....but only because Wildflecken has been closed ;-)
It was - my barracks room at DLI overlooked the Golden Gate Bridge. What is that view worth?
On the other hand, I really dislike earthquakes.
It has? I dind’t know that. I went to Instructor school there.
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