all this talk about zombies and face eating. Well it has been a bitter sweet month for us... first the wife makes Msgt, then she got orders to Korea yesterday. She does not leave until March, but still. Now comes our next decision. Since she is doing a year remote in Korea away from the family we get to pick our next base. So far the ones that top our list are Aviano, Italy, Hill (Salt Lake City), and Eielson (Alaska).
-Aviano sounds cool, but they deploy a lot. Yet we would be spending 4 years in northern Italy.
-Hill would be great, right at the base of all the mountains, Grand Tetons a few hours away. But they also deploy a lot
-Eielson is near Fairbanks, totally awesome area but the base in the middle of possibly moving its aircraft to Anchorage
Most of the other bases that we would like to go to in Europe are doing standard 6 month deployments to Afgan... Kadena, Japan sounds awesome, but it is on an island away from the mainland that is maybe 15 miles wide at its largest point.
It sucks because we would not be getting to our new base until Mar-Apr 2014, yet we only have 14 more days to submit where we want to go.