Mrs. Frankweiler Posted May 27, 2009 Share Posted May 27, 2009 Hello, We're a military family, and dh is starting to think about our options for our next duty station. Okinawa is a possibility, and would probably be a good thing for him, job-wise. But we're a little scared about throwing our hat in that ring. I've heard such great things about being over there...and what an opportunity to learn about another part of the world! Our biggest concern is that both of our families are from Florida, and Oki is SO far away. (We've managed to stay on the East Coast for his whole career.) Our parents aren't getting any younger. I'm not saying they're going to kick the bucket any time soon (I hope) but if something did happen and we were on the other side of the world it would be very hard for us. OTOH, I'm sure they wouldn't want us to turn down this opportunity because we thought their time was limited. So, for those of you living overseas (especially Okinawa!) I have some questions.... --How often do you go back home to visit? If you are military, how does that work? I've heard there are space-a flights available, but they aren't very reliable? I'd love any information. --How do you like being overseas? Do you ever just want to be back in the good old USA? Do you ever get "island fever" --If you are actually in Okinawa, could you tell me a little more about it? What's housing like? What are the bases like? Big or small commissary? Is there any kind of homeschooling group? I know this is pretty particular so if you'd like to pm me that's fine (or just post here....there might be others like me!) Any information would be great. Thanks!:001_smile: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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