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    All E-2 Hawaii Tours are unaccompanied?

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    My husband is an E-2 graduating AIT in October and his AKO account says he's going to Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii. He doesn't have actual orders yet but I've heard that it doesn't matter if he's married or not, E-2 rank is automatically an unaccompanied tour. Is that true? Anyone know?
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    I've never heard that...
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    My DH said that is true of the Navy but you can apply with the command to let you accompany him. Good luck and I hope you get what you want!!!
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    Hubs says false... he sometimes knows what hes talking about lol
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    FWIW--Navy's rules
    http://buperscd.technology.navy.mil/...s/1300-302.htm

    We know a couple who are E-3 with 4 dependents that somehow got a waiver and they are having a TOUGH time here.


    Members in paygrades E-3 and below with family member(s), will not be assigned to duty in an overseas area, including Hawaii. Additionally, members in paygrades E-3 and below who are pregnant will not be assigned in an overseas area, including Hawaii. Members may be assigned unaccompanied, based on readiness needs
    I *think* Army can come in the lower ranks though?
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    In the Army, that is false. If he is married, it is accompanied to Hawaii.

    ETA: I know because I was an E2 married and was accompanied to Hawaii
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    You get Cost of Living Allowance, and if you live on post and shop at the commy, it's not a hardship tour. EVERYONE should take the opportunity to go to Hawaii.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldilockz View Post
    You get Cost of Living Allowance, and if you live on post and shop at the commy, it's not a hardship tour. EVERYONE should take the opportunity to go to Hawaii.
    yeah but E-3 with a wife and 3 kids ( i'm guessing since she said 4 dependents) we are E-7's and it gets expensive. I couldn't imagine having 3 kids on E-3 pay. even with COLA. ( maybe they suck at money management though)


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