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Old 01-15-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Newark NJ
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For anyone in the Navy, what are the best bases within the US i can go to? I need a really chill command that i can possibly do some school work at...currently i am on the east coast
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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Default Sailor boy

Navy wife chiming in here. No matter where you go your performance will be recognized. That said, the east coast tends to be more uptight. The further west you go, it does tend to be more laid back. Problem is that this points to Hawaii and Cali. Most people want those places, too. You gotta have some stellar performance to get your picks. Want really laid back??? Pick Guam. Think, Laid back, Island style.

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: The land of milk and honey...Tucson, AZ
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For anyone in the Navy, what are the best bases within the US i can go to? I need a really chill command that i can possibly do some school work at...currently i am on the east coast

What's your rate?
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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On the West Coast don't forget: Bremerton, Subase Bangor and Whidbey Island.

I did 1993 to 1997 homeported in the Puget Sound.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: The land of milk and honey...Tucson, AZ
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Well... I would say San Diego. It seems as though it's always warm all year round and there's always something to do. The downside is that it's expensive.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Newark NJ
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I am a MA. Im trying to go west coast, but what i am hearing it would be hard to go out there right now since everyone is trying to go active cause of the economy and i am already on the east coast...idk, how would i go about all this??
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: The land of milk and honey...Tucson, AZ
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I heard that the sure way to get to the east coast was to do a tour on a ship or get stationed in Diego Garcia. The theory is that certain places where people don't want to go on shore duty is usually the place that the detailer will most likely send you. Since you want to go to the west coast, you might have to bargain and say that you'll take a duty station that no other MA doesn't want. That should get you on the west coast. Or you could suggest neutral duty in Guam, which can count towards sea or shore duty. The benefit of this is that you'll have your pick of where you want to be stationed on the west coast.

Other ways of trying to go to the west coast is talking to the west coast detailer instead of the east coast detailer that you're used to talking to, and talking to a detailer that is above your current rank.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Cat lo, RSVN. If you ask for Guam you will get Dutch Harbor.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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General rule is: the farther from Washington DC, the better. Seems they are very lax in Pearl Harbor if you enjoy fun in the sun while doing school work.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
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I am a MA. Im trying to go west coast, but what i am hearing it would be hard to go out there right now since everyone is trying to go active cause of the economy and i am already on the east coast...idk, how would i go about all this??
ifeeldope,

Howdy shipmate and fellow MA. I was at NAS Pax River, Security Dept., and that is out in.... God forgot us out here St. Mary's County.

West Coast, having been at NS San Diego, aboard DD-945, then TAD NS Long Beach Security and finally retired out of the old CBC Port Hueneme Base, which is now NBVC. They now have the old NAS Mugu and CBC Port Hueneme bases combined into one command. I retired out of the CBC Security Department. The Security Department is comprised of both DOD and MA's as LEO's.

Not a lot of 'night life', there... at least not before. I have been hearing that Ventura, city that is, is getting to be one of 'The In Places', Kevin Costner has a restaurant/bar there. If you are into surfing or just sun and bikini eyeball liberty then you aren't far from either, sailing is good and lots of outdoor activities.

Some of the others also have posted some great suggestions, can't say I liked Diego Garcia, however I was a civilian working there way back then. As a 'Nuke SubSailor' didn't get to see much of Guam, except for the day after we flew in. Hawaii, God's gift to sailors.... but there are some problems with the BIG LOCAL BOYS. You might even like HPD (Honolulu PD), I sure did when working with them while stationed at H.A.S.P. I was fortunate as I was married to a local girl from the north shore and truthfully we didn't spend much time anywhere except the beaches and camping.

Best to you, feel free to DM me about.... whatever.

THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE!

jOE
Angeles City
Philippines
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