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Military wives!

Do you live on base or off? Would you prefer the opposite? what base are you at?

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Asked by stressedmomma13 at 1:58 AM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • We're up at Fort Lewis, WA. We live off base though and we love it! I feel like living off post we get to see more of the state of Washington. Also, it's nice to save some money when you collect BAH.

    Answer by Arielles_Mommy at 2:02 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • We're in Japan. We live on base. Most of the bases we've been at, we've either lived on base, or we lived off base while waiting for on base housing. Our last base (in Washington State) we lived off base, because the housing they had at Everett at the time was crap.

    Honestly, I think there are pros and cons either way. If you live off base, make sure that you don't get too "out of touch" with some of the cool stuff that happens on base (playgroups for kids, etc). If you live on base, make sure you don't just hole up on the base - get out and explore the area you live in.

    Good luck either way!

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 2:13 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Off. I wouldn't live on base if it came with $1000 bills.

    The problems of living on base are the same in any company town or small town: too many people know (and have nothing better to do with their time) than mind your business --and everyone else's.

    Answer by LindaClement at 3:12 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • we live off base right now. this is the first time we have lived off base and I love it.

    Answer by mag12305cmg at 3:38 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • We are at Langley in VA and live off base here....I would rather live on base but the housing here is pretty bad, hubby loves living off base, he says it feels like he actually gets to come home after work because he is leaving the base.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 9:18 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • We are in California. We live in 801 off base housing for military only. The houses out in town are horrible with only swamp coolers and want so much money... It saves us money and we have a/c so yeah....

    Answer by ajc88 at 12:05 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

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