My husband is in the Army and we are due to move to Huachuca sometime after the new year for about 6-8 months. I am concerned about a few things, namely the heat (we are coming from Alaska! and we have two pugs that have never been in severe hot weather), the leukemia cluster scare from a few years ago and the lack of things to do with a toddler. I also am a WAHM and I need to be able to go to a Sew N Vac for sewing machine service and fabric stores (I know I can go to Tucson if need be). What is the area like? Has there been any more reported leukemia cases since 2007? If we have to live off post what is the cost of living like, rent and utility wise? Should we live in another town instead? I'll be honest, I really am not looking forward to this move. I like it here in Alaska and have everything I could ever need or want (aside from my DH for 6-8 months!) and have a great house and support network and I am a licensed sole proprietor here until 2011. There is a possibility that my son and I could stay here while my husband goes down there for his school and I am debating on if I should put in the paperwork to just stay here. The only reason I hesitate to do that is the actual separation from my husband and for DS being away from daddy. We don't know where we will go after Huachuca and there is always the possibility he will deploy immediately once we get to the next duty station. I'm looking for honest opinions here on the area and what it has to offer. I already know that post housing is smaller than what we have here and there is no guarantee we will even get on post. Beyond that though, quite frankly the whole leukemia cluster thing has me on edge and makes me want to run the other direction. I have done a lot of research on it but have a hard time finding any information past 2007. I want to talk to people who live there, they are the ones who have the real story. Thank you for your time everyone. I'm sure it's not as scary as it seems to me at the moment.
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9/7/09 at 4:41am