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    I was told by the recruiter when we were asking questions that we will be given a list of bases, choose 5, then they would choose the one they want us at. Is this true or do we have a say? I would rather go to Virginia, W Virginia, South Carolina, or North Carolina. Any Preferences? Which are good and which are bad? Can we reject a base if we don't want to go there? I know it isn't going to happen until June but I freak out over not knowing things, especially when they involve something this big. Thanks so much
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    Don't think so

    I asked our recruiter this too and evidently it isn't true. The Marines do something like you describe -- I think they call it a Dream List. It would be great if my husband could choose what bases he'd like to go too, but he was told he wouldn't be able to do this.
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    So if they want us to go to arizona or whatever, We just have to go???? OMG that is not cool !!!!! I am extremely attached to my family!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjcreekmore View Post
    So if they want us to go to arizona or whatever, We just have to go???? OMG that is not cool !!!!! I am extremely attached to my family!!!
    Yes - the cold hard fact is that the needs and wants of the service come before the needs and wants of the military member and their family. There are times when the military member may be given an opportunity to voice their preference (ie the dream sheet) but if the needs and wants of the service do not happen to fall in place with that sheet it goes out the window and they send the military member where they need/want them.
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    You put ypour preferences on your dream sheet, but don't always get them. If you or any of your Children have special medial needs or anything like that, then it is worse as to where you go, cause basically you don't have much of a choice. And you cannot reject a base. If they military say you're going there, then you're going there. Sorry


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    Sorry hun. I'm extremely attached to my family too - it's rough.
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    Thanks Guys !!!!
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    yeah sadly you can say "Hey we'd really like to go to ::insert post here::" but in reality they will send you where they need you.
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    you gotta remember there has to be an open billet in the unit he wants too. He just cant say I want Virginia. There might not be a unit with his rating in it.





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    Yup. They take your 'wishes', but no matter what, if they need you somewhere else, that's where you go.
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