youve got to be out of your mind if you think JBLM (aka joint ba
if you like getting to work when its dark then leaving for home when its dark go here. If you like being rained on with freezing cold rain by all means. if you like spending an hour in traffic any time you go anywhere near the ba
Bonnie H. says: My husband's first duty station was Ft. Campbell and he *loved* it there. We've been to Benning Germany and now we're at Ft. Lewis.
So far I absolutely love this area! The cost of living is kind of high but the BAH makes up for it. For what *we* needed it was cheaper for us to buy then rent off post (but I don't like living on post). Seattle is less then an hour from here and Portland is about 2 hours south of here.
I absolutely LOVE JBLM! My husband is Army and we moved up here in December (but I lived up here 1995-1998 with my dad). To me the weather isn't as bad as people make it out to be. The thing I love is there are so many things to do within an hour drive - Seattle Portland Mount Rainier Mount St. Helen and so on.
We moved in Northwest Landing which is in Dupont - http://www.nwlandingroa.org/outside_home.asp. The best thing is he doesn't even have to get on I-5 to get to work.....traffic is horrible around post during the week he is able to use the back gates. They are buiding a lot of new housing on main post and north Fort. I do think housing goes pretty quickly so if you find out you are coming up get on the waiting list ASAP! The website is http://www.fortlewiscommunities.com
If Dupont nor post are options I would suggest Lacey. There are good schools in the area and the city is growing so much and they are building a lot of new houses. A website we used when looking for housing in the area is http://www.militarybyowner.com