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Old 04-20-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Of your list, the only place we have been is Mountain Home AFB in Idaho. We loved it. My husband enjoyed work and we loved the area. It remains my favorite of the places we have been stationed!

It is a small town and we loved the camping, fishing, hiking, etc. There are some restaurants in town, but Boise is not a bad drive and has a lot to offer. We found the people to be friendly and made lifelong friends that we continue to have contact with and visit. We also have military friends who have retired in the area and we hope to make our home there after my husband retires.

Good luck with the assignment process. It is hard when you don't like your work environment.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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Good luck with the assignment process. It is hard when you don't like your work environment.
Well.... it is the military, not Burger King, you don't get to "have it your way" every time....j/k
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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I use to be stationed in New Orleans and went a Barksdale a few times up in Shreveport and I would also stay away, just the area, and Louisiana in general.
Ah come on, it ain't THAT bad. And to compare the Belle Chase area, or NOLA in general with Shreveport/Bossier City is quite disingenuous. A poster before you even spoke of Shreveport as " not recovered yet" as to imply it got hit as hard as Nola did with Katrina. Barksdale AFB is 5 HOURS from NOLA, it hardly got hit by Katrina. I've been to NOLA, and it reminds me of my hometown (San Juan, PR), believe me that's not a compliment. Unorganized ghetto. I'm sorry, I recognize it's rich in history and culture, and has geographical relevance due to the proximity of Port Orleans and the oil rigs, but it's still unorganized ghetto down there, just like back home. Shreveport has riff raff too, so be it, everybody does. It's more East Texas than Cajun anyways. But the economic constructs of NOLA and Shreveport are vastly different.

Don't get me wrong, it's hardly perfect, but to put warning signs just because it's predominantly black and that automatically makes it outright undesirable is just short sighted. There's more apartheid gated communities here than present day Johannesburg (I'm being somewhat facetious, for the PC in the crowd), so if racial homogenity is important to you there are areas where you can find that. It ain't San Diego,CA, but who cares, at least it ain't Cannon , or Holloman, or Vance, Laughlin, Minot, Pope, Columbus et al. I digress.

I think McChord is considered high on the desirability list, at least among mobility pilots (I'm a CAF pilot, but the sentiments are the same), so i think you'd find most of your choices a downgrade just by the culture shock you'll experience coming from the PAC NW. So bear that in mind. Good luck.
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