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Old 10-04-2012, 03:04 AM   #11
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:00 AM   #12
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I would say from who I have been talking to and the research I have done Everett wa would be my pick if I had one
The outdoor life and Beer scene is a good one.

There are few ships to pick from though as only 6 are homeported here. The motto of Naval Station Everett is "The Sailors Choice".

If you do get the chance, it really is fun out here. Sure, the weather sucks (rain), but if you can find your way around that, the outdoor life is phenomenal. From 4 wheeling, to hiking, to shooting, to camping, to mountain climbing, rafting, kayaking, fishing, we have it all. The bonus is all these things are close to base.

If you are very interested, let me know and I can tell you more. I'm 13 year Navy been stationed in Everett since 05 and would love to give a new squid some advice.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:47 AM   #13
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If you're looking for someplace overseas but don't want to leave the country I'd recommend Pearl Harbor, plenty of ships there. Beaches, hiking, surfing, fishing and perfect weather 12 months out of the year (by a mainlander's point of view, the locals think 60 is freezing!) not to mention many beautiful girls. Really can't go wrong with paradise. The home brew scene exist, there's at least one home brew club that I know of, probably more. Anybody who gets bored is doing something wrong. Kuaii also has a Naval base. Also another thing nice about anywhere overseas is COLA (cost of living allowance)

Out of the country. There's Sigonella Sicily. White sandy beaches and some hiking. Don't know anything about the craft brew scene. I've only passed through a few times but it looks pretty nice. I have a few friends stationed there and they enjoy it. If you want to travel Europe on your leave good oportunity. I personally wouldn't put it at the top of my list.

Yokosuka, Japan has a Naval Base. Japan is okay. They do have beaches and hiking. If you happen to get stationed there you have to climb Mount Fuji. There is another base I know of in Sasebo Japan.. It's been 25 years ago but I would not step foot back at that place. Not much there to do.

Cubi Point in the Phillipines was a place to beat all other bases but it has long ago closed up. Much different Navy and world back then...

As said above San Diego and surrounding area very nice. There's a lot of outdoor stuff to do and the weather is beautiful all year long.

Best of luck in your Navy career!

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:55 AM   #14
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I'd say Everett for a Quatermaster who likes craft brew.

San Diego is nice but the base is huge.

Don't let them fool you a Quatermaster is gonna be on a ship; it's an underway rate. But if you pick overseas go with Japan. I haven't heard anything bad about Gaum or Sicily but I haven't heard anything good either. COLA isn't what it once was but if you pick overseas you'll get it and if you make the navy your career it looks good if you do an overseas tour. Atleast that's the way it was when I was in.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #15
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My Navy buddies liked their stations in Italy and San Diego. We have a huge Naval Air Station here in Jacksonville, FL. It's not a bad town to live in.

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