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Old 06-23-2018, 08:53 PM
 
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I think the best option is Raleigh.

Number 2? Minneapolis.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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https://militarybenefits.info/bah-ra...massachusetts/

It should also be noted that BAH is untaxed.
Interesting. I guess I just never really thought of East Coast cities as big military towns (with the exception of DC/VA and obviously West Point), but I’m somewhat uneducated on the subject.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:06 PM
 
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Better not go to Boston, if there is a city that has a greater proportion of untaxable land I would be shocked
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:47 AM
 
Location: I-85 Corridor, GA
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Rant: I’m still reeling about Atlanta being removed from contention; considering the Army’s current $2B+ research contract with Georgia Tech, the ease of being able to recruit personnel to the area, major airport, reasonable COL and proximity to very large & significant nearby Army bases at Fort Benning (Columbus, GA) and Fort Gordon (Augusta).

Oh well, what do I know.. My bet is on Raleigh/Durham landing this new command.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Minneapolis may be cold a three to four months out of the year, but it still beats out the likes of Raleigh and Austin - easily.
OK whatever you say, which is just your opinion. As mine is just my opinion, though I did at least give some actual facts along with it.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Addison, TX
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Rant: I’m still reeling about Atlanta being removed from contention; considering the Army’s current $2B+ research contract with Georgia Tech, the ease of being able to recruit personnel to the area, major airport, reasonable COL and proximity to very large & significant nearby Army bases at Fort Benning (Columbus, GA) and Fort Gordon (Augusta).

Oh well, what do I know.. My bet is on Raleigh/Durham landing this new command.
I bet it was the traffic and air quality that killed Atlanta's chances. Just goes to show that hindsight is 20/20.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:57 AM
 
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From the article "The Army wants the center to be near experts in technology and innovation who can figure out emerging threats and what equipment will be needed to answer them." Coupled with that desire Raleigh makes the most sense in my opinion given the presence of Research Triangle Park in neighboring Durham as well as the presence/research of three well-respected universities (Duke University, U of North Carolina and North Carolina State U). Not to mention a more moderate climate and attractiveness for families given quality of schools, safety and cost of living. It's more centralized location on the east coast would seem favorable as well.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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From the article "The Army wants the center to be near experts in technology and innovation who can figure out emerging threats and what equipment will be needed to answer them." Coupled with that desire Raleigh makes the most sense in my opinion given the presence of Research Triangle Park in neighboring Durham as well as the presence/research of three well-respected universities (Duke University, U of North Carolina and North Carolina State U). Not to mention a more moderate climate and attractiveness for families given quality of schools, safety and cost of living. It's more centralized location on the east coast would seem favorable as well.
All of those arguments could be made for Boston as well. Except maybe cost of living which likely isn't an important factor. Raleigh is centrally located along the East Coast but Boston is actually connected to the major East Coast cities.

Raleigh just feels more like an appropriate place for an Army HQ though.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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All of those arguments could be made for Boston as well. Except maybe cost of living which likely isn't an important factor. Raleigh is centrally located along the East Coast but Boston is actually connected to the major East Coast cities.

Raleigh just feels more like an appropriate place for an Army HQ though.
Also, Ft. Bragg which is the largest Army Base in the world is only about 60 miles south of Raleigh. That's most likely another consideration as well as the famed research universities in the Triangle.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Minnesota currently has no military bases besides that National Guard bases that every state has. This means that it is missing out on its share of the federal largesse associated with military spending. This may be a factor that works in its favor on the political side.

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