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Old 04-11-2009, 08:22 PM
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I just moved down here from Brooklyn, NY, and I'm totally lost. I live with my brother on the army base and I don't know what the hell I'm doing out here. Every thing is so, so, far away, I don't know how I'm gonna get around to find work, meet people, etc....

Can some one shed some light on what is around here? places where I can find work? do I need to change my ID to get a job? does my health insurance work out here?...I have so many questions and my brother doesn't know, he just got stationed here a few weeks ago.

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Old 04-12-2009, 10:12 AM
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Undoubtedly, you have culture shock. Call your insurance provider or agent. Very few insurances cross state lines, so you will likely have to find another. Blue Cross and Humana are common in the state. If this is move of more than a couple of months, you'll need to get a new driver's license and auto insurance if you have one. Ask around on the base for places to go and things to do.
One suggestion - head south to the beaches for interesting times.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:37 AM
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The unemployment office can asst with job placement.... Army Fleet Support hires through there. There are several hospitals in driving distance SAMC and Flowers in Dothan are good places work, Troy Regional pays a bit more but is further drive. Ozark has a small hospital and Enterprise does as well. I moved from Ohio several years ago and it took a while to adjust. Good Luck!
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:24 AM
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I am originally from Steubenville Ohio, as with any Yank, you need to relax and take in the charm and people of the Deep South. Southerners do not understand the insanity and culture of New York. You should be able to pick up a good job at Fort Rucker if you have formal education and experience. If not, don't push to hard, or it will be like putting a round peg in to a square hole.
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