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Old 02-19-2009, 11:32 AM
 
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I was discussing this with a friend of mine last night, and we came to the conclusion that we both are here ultimately because of the military. For example, my grandfather on my dad's side joined where he grew up, in Pennsylvania and eventually was stationed here and just never moved. The same thing happened with my mother's father when he joined in North Carolina, then my mother and father met in high school and here I am. Most people I know have almost identical histories, so I'm wondering who here isn't here because of the military in some way? Moreover, does anyone here not know someone in the military, retired or active? No friends, relatives, neighbors, etc?
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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well I'm here because my husband got a transfer to a navy base down here. However hes not in the military or never was. Hes always been a civilian. I don't know anyone in the military down here either but that doesn't really count because i don't know anyone else down here =( lol.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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We're not here because of the military. We moved here for a new job opportunity that has no connection with the military at all. I never even heard of "Hampton Roads" before we started looking at this area about two years ago, and I didn't know about its military significance until then either. However, now that we are here, we of course have met a lot of military people. It seems like you would have to live in a cave not to have met anyone from the military while living here, but maybe that is just our experience.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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Im guilty, my dad is retired Navy. I grew up here (mostly), went to college here and havent been able to build up enough savings to move from here.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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I'm not military nor is anyone in my immediate family. I moved here for a job 14 years ago. Course I know military people moreso the spouses that work with me.
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