Originally Posted by WifeofAnt
Okay I don't normally even stalk here but my DH is in the army and we're looking to move. I really hate Texas. Its too hot and too far from our families (who live in Michigan). If you don't mind me asking, where have you been and where would you recommend?
If Texas is too hot for you, might I recommend Ft Lewis, WA? Lots of rain, fog, cool weather, and beautiful summers. This is a very large post, so there are lots of different MOSs here because of the many types of units. My DH is branched MI, so we were initially assigned to an integrated signal/intelligence/Ranger BDE, and are now moving on to a Stryker BDE (for breadth of experience). We are about 35 miles from Seattle, and there are a lot of outdoorsy activities nearby. COL is high, and the housing allowances are not necessarily in line with available housing (depending on what you are looking for), but there are nice areas with good schools within a 20 mile drive of the post.
We've also been to Ft. Gordon, GA and Ft. Benning, GA - wouldn't recommend either if you don't like Texas and want to be nearer to family.
Good luck in your search!