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Questions about Duty Stations

Postby GroundSwatter » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:18 pm

So my wife is a veterinarian in the Army and we are looking at future duty stations.

My question is how are the following places:

Ykosuka Japan

Gitmo

Misawa Japan

And then I think there are a couple of options in Korea

These are the non-deploy able accompanied duty stations she gets to choose from. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated, such as weather, cost of living, activities, etc.

Thanks

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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby NHDuckHunter » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:12 am

GroundSwatter wrote:So my wife is a veterinarian in the Army and we are looking at future duty stations.

My question is how are the following places:

Ykosuka Japan

Gitmo

Misawa Japan

And then I think there are a couple of options in Korea

These are the non-deploy able accompanied duty stations she gets to choose from. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated, such as weather, cost of living, activities, etc.

Thanks

Will

Those are her only 3 options? Ouch! Never been to Misawa, and I was not at Gitmo long, but Yokuska is o'kay. Not for me really, but I had a friend that loved it so much he went back again for another 4 years.
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby GroundSwatter » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:40 am

Those are the only accompanied assignments. The other options were in Europe, however she was more or less told that she wasn't going to get one of those.

There are at least a dozen other deployable units she could request, but she doesn't want to go anywhere she can't drag me or the dogs to, like Iraq.

I guess my question about GITMO is how easy is it to get in and out of there. What is there to do there?

My concerns about Japan are the same, but also what is the cost of living like there. It seems that it would be really expensive.
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby QUACK3XS » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:23 pm

GroundSwatter wrote:So my wife is a veterinarian in the Army and we are looking at future duty stations.

My question is how are the following places:

Ykosuka Japan

Gitmo

Misawa Japan

And then I think there are a couple of options in Korea

These are the non-deploy able accompanied duty stations she gets to choose from. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated, such as weather, cost of living, activities, etc.

Thanks

Will


Man those sound like one thing to me.....................no waterfowling :fingerhead: Gitmo is ok.....one thing for sure Gitmo is easier to get back to swat some birds :thumbsup:
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby GroundSwatter » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:14 pm

QUACK3XS wrote:
GroundSwatter wrote:So my wife is a veterinarian in the Army and we are looking at future duty stations.

My question is how are the following places:

Ykosuka Japan

Gitmo

Misawa Japan

And then I think there are a couple of options in Korea

These are the non-deploy able accompanied duty stations she gets to choose from. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated, such as weather, cost of living, activities, etc.

Thanks

Will


Man those sound like one thing to me.....................no waterfowling :fingerhead: Gitmo is ok.....one thing for sure Gitmo is easier to get back to swat some birds :thumbsup:


How hard is it to get on and off Gitmo?
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby QUACK3XS » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:46 am

I don't want to give bad info..............anyone know the answer to that question
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby 1FowlHNTR » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:02 pm

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What is her rank? the way I understand it, the Ft Hood Vet clinic is ALWAYS in need of military personnel all she would have to do is call and ask. A friend of mine was the NCOIC there for a while, and he was non-deployable. need any more help, PM me!
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby marshstalker83 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:17 pm

As an Infantryman leaving on my third deployment this week I can't say I show much respect for someone hunting for non-deployable status duty stations. Is there a reason for this? I mean a vet is gonna be on a large nice base most likely anyway and not leave the wire much. :huh:
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby GroundSwatter » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:52 pm

marshstalker83 wrote:As an Infantryman leaving on my third deployment this week I can't say I show much respect for someone hunting for non-deployable status duty stations. Is there a reason for this? I mean a vet is gonna be on a large nice base most likely anyway and not leave the wire much. :huh:


Mostly b/c she doesn't want to leave me for a year. Hard to believe I know. I would also prefer to not have my wife overseas for a year as well. If they give her orders to do it, then that's fine, but if you have a choice not to, then why do it, especially since she only has a year left on her contract. Most likely the non-deployable unit will be overseas somewhere, just not Iraq or Afghanistan. Some place where I can go with her.
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby marshstalker83 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:26 pm

I am married with two children the youngest is 2 I was gone for the first year of her life and I am leaving tomorrow for another year not something I want to do but something will do. I don't ever wanna leave my family but I know it is something I signed a contract to do. I dont think enought people realize that when they sign up. All they see are the benefits and when it comes time to do something hard then you hear " I didn't sign up for this" but they did. Well good luck anyway
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby QUACK3XS » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:39 pm

Do I need to lock this? You both have valid points......moving on :beer:
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby seabee67 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:20 pm

I would avoid Gitmo like the plague, But it was almost 20 yrs ago when I was there.The fishing and diving are nice,not sure about travel as we were deployed there and could not leave.
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Re: Questions about Duty Stations

Postby bamagrad1992 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:07 am

I am currently stationed at Osan AB in Korea. This is not a bad assignment at all -- except for the lack of duck hunting...
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