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which army base is the best to live at?

For you army wives which base did you like the most and why? Also how was the on-post housing and how long was the wait for housing?

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SuzanneL09

Asked by SuzanneL09 at 11:11 AM on Jan. 14, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • I can tell you what base is the WORST. Fort Drum. Its a hell. IF for some god awful reason you get stationed here, I would get on post housing. I live off base and its terrible. I have no heard anything bad about on post.
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:14 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • Fort Richardson, Alaska isn't the best either..... always freezing outside, half the houses are falling apart and the new ones you get charged extra for using utilities!?! makes no sense! Live off base if you get here!!
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 11:19 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • WHere is Ft Drum?
    SuzanneL09

    Answer by SuzanneL09 at 11:20 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • Upstate NY. Home of the 10th mountain division.
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:27 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • ok. Any other suggestions/cautions?
    SuzanneL09

    Answer by SuzanneL09 at 12:17 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • GArmisch Germany.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 1:46 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • We're at Fort Carson, Colorado and it is beautiful. We were at Ft Irwin, California, and it was hell. Ft Shafter in Hawaii was beautiful as well, and I've heard that Ft Lewis is nice but rains alot.
    mommy020608

    Answer by mommy020608 at 8:20 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • I will say that Fort Lewis-by far-was my all time favorite so far!!! We love love loved it there! We are current at Fort Jackson, SC and it stinks beyond words! I have been married to the Army for almost 11 years and I do believe that where you live with your hubby is all about what you make it. Get out of town and travel around a bit-staying put will make any duty station terrible!
    boydscrazy

    Answer by boydscrazy at 6:52 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Fort Drum is terrible! We lived off base in Watertown (still military housing) but it still sucked. It is like negative 40 there in the winter. I'm from Michigan and that was even to cold for me! It's just depressing.
    3LittleBearcubs

    Answer by 3LittleBearcubs at 9:57 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

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