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Best Duty Stations

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There are many different types of places a Military member could get stationed. My husband is in the Army. We have been stationed at three different Army posts. During the last seven years I have met many people who have been stationed at many of the other Army posts throughout the US and the world. Some places are better than others. There are a few places that get a lot of negative reviews. Overall, I think most places are filled with some people who love it there and some who don’t. Distance from family can be a huge factor in whether you like a duty station or not. Climate is also a factor for some. It really just depends on the family.

4 of the Best Military Duty Stations

I can tell you that there are certain places that are envied by a lot of people. I would consider these the “Best” duty stations only because they are favorites among those in the Army. I don’t mean to say that other places are horrible but that overall these places are places a lot of people want to go to.

1) Hawaii. I think most people want to go to Hawaii at some point. It seems like a dream. Ocean and tropical living, please sign me up. Most people who have been to Hawaii have loved it but there are some who don’t. Hawaii isn’t for everyone. I am not sure if we will ever end up over there but I would like to think I would love it and enjoy all it has to offer.

2) Germany. Europe is such a wonderful place to be stationed. Even though by the end of our four years there I was very ready to leave, I am thankful for the opportunity our family had to live over there. When you are able to travel, there is just so much to see. The Military community over there is very tight. Your kids can learn a new language and make friends with the locals. It is such a learning experience to live in another country.

3) Fort Carson, Colorado. Out of all the duty stations in the mainland US, this is the one I hear the most good things about. People who have been there want to go back. People who are going there couldn’t be more excited. Maybe it is the mountains, the outdoor sports or just that it is centrally located but people love it. I am not sure how my California blood would be able to handle living in Colorado but I wouldn’t complain if we got orders for there.

4) Alaska. Lately I have been hearing a lot of good things about Alaska. It is beautiful and there are a lot of winter sports you can take part in. I am not sure if I would enjoy it but I know a lot of people have and others can’t wait to get there. The photographer side of me would love it I am sure.

Have you been stationed at any of these places? Where do you want to go next?



  1. Lisa

    January 17, 2013

    We are Air Force. Started out at Charleston AFB SC, moved to Hickam AFB HI, and we are now at JBER AK. Liked Charleston. Did not love Hickam as I am not a hot weather person. Although, it was definitely an experience I would not trade. There is so much history there. I am loving Alaska. The weather is definitely challenging for 6 months of the year but there is a lot to do.

  2. Crystal

    January 17, 2013

    We lived on Fort Carson for 5 years and loved every minute of it!! Housing is pretty nice,there are plenty of MTFs and Evans Army Hospital provides excellent health care.There is always something going on or something to do for just about every holiday and lots of playgrounds for the kids.
    Let’s not forget about how absolutely beautiful Colorado is,I miss Colorado Springs everyday.I loved the dry summers and the snowy,cold winters,the gorgeous mountains and hiking and abundance of shopping and dining options.The cost of living is also pretty low which I miss terribly since moving to the D.C. area!
    We loved it so much that we call it our home and plan on settling down there someday.

  3. Stevie Luplow

    January 17, 2013

    You don’t have the station I think is one of the best on here…Washington. We have so many stations here, but Washington is one of the most beautiful places with so many extra things to do for fun. We have mild winters and summers, beautiful views, close to the ocean, national parks/forests….it’s just an awesome state. I am so happy that this is the only station after training we’ve had to go to…I truly hope when he gets out (next year if he doesn’t change his mind) he can find a job to stay here.