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View Poll Results: (Navy) Would you choose Lemoore or San Diego?

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    Help When it's time to choose orders...

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    When it's time to choose orders, what do you base your decision on? Job potential, schools....? DH and I are stuck between 2 locations. One is a location that has NOTHING near it (Lemoore), but it is closer to my stepson (his son), and the other location has EVERYTHING in it. If we choose the location with everything in it, we would be dealing with seeing my stepson less and have to spend a LOT of money we can't really afford on plane tickets to see him and put him through a LOT of travel time. How would you make the decision on where to choose? The place with everything (San Diego) is DH's dream location, but if we move to the location closer to our son, there isn't a guarantee that his mother may up and move within the next couple of years.
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    We never get to choose

    ETA: We can pick preferences but it's not a guarantee
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennmarie View Post
    We never get to choose

    ETA: You can pick preferences but it's not a guarantee
    The thing is, DH had orders twice before and got them taken due to "budgeting" so his detailer promised the next duty station. So, now, we have to make this hard decision.

    I do remember that thought when I was in the Army.
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    We had a few choices actually recently....and it was between vilseck germany, fort gordon, and hunter army airfield.

    I thought germany would be cool, but he said he'd definately be deployed while there and I was tepid about moving my two dogs overseas and being alone in a foreign country for over a year.

    When it came to augusta georgia or savannah....really I wanted savannah cause there are more jobs there....but I would have been happy with either of them.

    I wouldn't want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere though. Access to jobs is extremely important to me. I'd rather work and spend money flying to get DH's daughter, than I would living in the middle of nowhere and being home all the time but her being a drive down the street..........

    but she's not my daughter. So really thats up to him
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    In that situation I'd probably pick closer to your stepson.
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    We don't get to choose... I'm jealous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennmarie View Post
    We never get to choose

    ETA: We can pick preferences but it's not a guarantee
    I agree!! We chose all stateside bases in the northwest and we got Okinawa, Japan Apparently a lot of people request this base #1 their entire career and NEVER get it and we hate it and we are the ones stuck here I'd put down San Diego since you guys want it so bad. If they actually give it to you then it was just meant to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash029 View Post
    I agree!! We chose all stateside bases in the northwest and we got Okinawa, Japan Apparently a lot of people request this base #1 their entire career and NEVER get it and we hate it and we are the ones stuck here I'd put down San Diego since you guys want it so bad. If they actually give it to you then it was just meant to be.
    DH got one of his choices but it was Korea.

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