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Old 01-11-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hello everyone I'm not sure how active the Tuscon threads are but I'm hoping to get some input. I joined the Army not too long ago and I am going to basic training in Aug. then I will be sent to Ft. Huachuca to train for my job I will be there 19 weeks. I am originally from High Point NC and now reside outside the Charleston SC area I'm used to heat and humidity. But I was wanting to get some info on things I should get used to, or any points or interest in the area.

What would you guys suggest I do to know the area well, and have a great experience?
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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Hello everyone I'm not sure how active the Tuscon threads are but I'm hoping to get some input. I joined the Army not too long ago and I am going to basic training in Aug. then I will be sent to Ft. Huachuca to train for my job I will be there 19 weeks. I am originally from High Point NC and now reside outside the Charleston SC area I'm used to heat and humidity. But I was wanting to get some info on things I should get used to, or any points or interest in the area.

What would you guys suggest I do to know the area well, and have a great experience?
TD's
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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best of luck in the Army....appreciate your service to the country....and glad you are pre-planning your time here

first, it's spelled Tucson, not Tuscon....common mistake....and that's the last time you'll make it!

you probably know Ft. Huachuca is next to the small city of Sierra Vista, about 70 miles from Tucson....do you plan to live on the post?...

the humid time of year here is July and August....being close to the mountains, Sierra Vista gets quite a bit of afternoon thunderstorms those months....quite dramatic and much looked forward to by the locals...can be windy, dusty, and sometimes it even rains!...

during the other months, be ready for low humidity and big swings between day and night temperatures....bring some skin lotion and dark sunglasses...will be below freezing some nights in the winter....

lots of public land out here, so, when off duty, you can go explore the backcountry up in the Huachucas or along the San Pedro River....lots of off-roading, hiking, history, big open country.....

what else do you want to know?
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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TD's
let's see if Stefan can figure that out!!!
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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let's see if Stefan can figure that out!!!
I'm curious. What does that mean? I'm not from Tucson.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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I'm curious. What does that mean? I'm not from Tucson.
Just do a google search "TD Tucson"
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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Just do a google search "TD Tucson"
Haha, I suppose that would be the first thing on an army guy's list! LOL
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Tucson is the most wonderful place I have lived. I wish so much I could go back, but I'm getting no bites down there from recruiters. When you do end up in Tucson, I really recommend trying out as many Mexican food places that you can. Specifically, a restaurant called La Parilla Suiza. I'm not sure if I spelled it right, but it's the best food I've had in my life and I miss it dearly.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Central Tucson
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Just across the San Pedro river valley from the Fort are Tombstone and Bisbee, fun places to visit. My father was born in Tombstone in 1910 and graduated from Tombstone High in 1928. The whole area is beautiful countryside, especially after the summer rains.
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Ramsey Canyon (in the nearby Huachuca mountains) is a world reknowned bird watching area. There is a wine growing region near Elgin, on the way to the small towns of Sonoita, Patagonia and Nogales. Kartchner Caverns is just up the road from the Fort, near Benson and I-10.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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Haha, I suppose that would be the first thing on an army guy's list! LOL
Whatever it takes to give our troops a lift!
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