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Duty station questions: please help
October 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM

 How is it living on base? How often is it that a soldier will get a duty station off of his wish list? and do you get to go everywhere your spouse goes? I know you cant go if he's getting deployed, but will there ever be a time where he has to be at one base while im at another?

Im really confused on this please help!

Thank you

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  • cocoroo
    by cocoroo
    October 10, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    I have been able to go with my dh to every duty station except when he did a one year unaccompanied in Korea back in '02-03.  When he went to Korea, I moved back to where we lived before he joined the Army.  We have never gotten anything off of my husband's wish list, but it happens sometimes.  It is all "needs of the Army" or whatever branch.  I can't tell you how it is living on post because in the last 12 years, I have lived on post a total of 3-4 months back in '01.  I hated it with a passion and will hopefully never have to do it again.  I do know people who love living on post, I'm not one of them.

  • ArmyWifey2012
    October 10, 2012 at 11:42 PM

     Another question I have is that if my husband does go on an unaccompanied tour then should I go back to our home town or stay at the duty station until he gets back ? We have two small children, and I'm unsure of what to do if he does get a tour like that

    Quoting cocoroo:

    I have been able to go with my dh to every duty station except when he did a one year unaccompanied in Korea back in '02-03.  When he went to Korea, I moved back to where we lived before he joined the Army.  We have never gotten anything off of my husband's wish list, but it happens sometimes.  It is all "needs of the Army" or whatever branch.  I can't tell you how it is living on post because in the last 12 years, I have lived on post a total of 3-4 months back in '01.  I hated it with a passion and will hopefully never have to do it again.  I do know people who love living on post, I'm not one of them.

     

  • cocoroo
    by cocoroo
    October 10, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    I would wait and see.  The Army paid to move us when my dh went to Korea.  If that hadn't, I would have stayed in the Ft. Benning area until he came home.  I'm not big on "going home" though.

    Quoting ArmyWifey2012:

     Another question I have is that if my husband does go on an unaccompanied tour then should I go back to our home town or stay at the duty station until he gets back ? We have two small children, and I'm unsure of what to do if he does get a tour like that

    Quoting cocoroo:

    I have been able to go with my dh to every duty station except when he did a one year unaccompanied in Korea back in '02-03.  When he went to Korea, I moved back to where we lived before he joined the Army.  We have never gotten anything off of my husband's wish list, but it happens sometimes.  It is all "needs of the Army" or whatever branch.  I can't tell you how it is living on post because in the last 12 years, I have lived on post a total of 3-4 months back in '01.  I hated it with a passion and will hopefully never have to do it again.  I do know people who love living on post, I'm not one of them.

     


  • chrlstoncharmed
    October 11, 2012 at 12:48 AM
    There will also be schools where he will be TDS - temporary duty station. You stay, he goes.
  • chrlstoncharmed
    October 11, 2012 at 12:52 AM
    As far as the wish list goes, you should only consider installations that are likely to have units with slots for his MOS. For example, there wouldn't be much point for someone in combat arms to request an intelligence post.
  • sailorwifenmom
    October 11, 2012 at 12:57 AM
    We're in a different branch of service, but the Sailor makes a wish list in the "early days" like coming out of school (and it used to be forveach move), but now they can go online and see what's available, pick from that to make their wish list, and usually get one of them (since they are only on the available list if they have billets open).

    Unless the billet is unaccompanied, you can go. (Schools are usually unaccompanied.)
  • ArmyWifey2012
    October 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM

     He's going to be an 88 mike so what type of MOS would that be ?

    Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

    As far as the wish list goes, you should only consider installations that are likely to have units with slots for his MOS. For example, there wouldn't be much point for someone in combat arms to request an intelligence post.

     

  • chrlstoncharmed
    October 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM
    What is it? Artillery?

    Quoting ArmyWifey2012:

     He's going to be an 88 mike so what type of MOS would that be ?


    Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

    As far as the wish list goes, you should only consider installations that are likely to have units with slots for his MOS. For example, there wouldn't be much point for someone in combat arms to request an intelligence post.

     

  • barrelracer1699
    October 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Isn't an 88 mike a truck driver?

    Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

    What is it? Artillery?

    Quoting ArmyWifey2012:

     He's going to be an 88 mike so what type of MOS would that be ?


    Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

    As far as the wish list goes, you should only consider installations that are likely to have units with slots for his MOS. For example, there wouldn't be much point for someone in combat arms to request an intelligence post.

     


  • ArmyWifey2012
    October 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM

     Yep :) so what type type of MOS is that?

    Quoting barrelracer1699:

    Isn't an 88 mike a truck driver?

    Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

    What is it? Artillery?

    Quoting ArmyWifey2012:

     He's going to be an 88 mike so what type of MOS would that be ?


    Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

    As far as the wish list goes, you should only consider installations that are likely to have units with slots for his MOS. For example, there wouldn't be much point for someone in combat arms to request an intelligence post.

     

     

     

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