Proposed 2008 Military Base Pay for Officers - page 2

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  1. by   DanznRN
    Good deal, where you going to be living? Last time we talked I think you found a place in Gaithersburg, still living there? Let me know, I'd like to meet up some day for lunch.

    LCDR(s) Dan
  2. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from DanznRN
    Good deal, where you going to be living? Last time we talked I think you found a place in Gaithersburg, still living there? Let me know, I'd like to meet up some day for lunch.

    LCDR(s) Dan
    We ended with a townhouse in Rockville. It is 3/2.5 w/ 2240sf for 1770 a month so we are pretty happy about that.

    How long are supposed to stationed up there?
  3. by   DanznRN
    I don't get there until Jan 2008, after I graduate from DUINS, I'll be there until 2010. It's nice for us because me going there means we get to stay in one spot for almost 5 years. The Mrs. is thinking DUINS too at USHSS and that would put us here even longer, we'll see. I go down often because the Mrs. is there on the 6th floor L&D and I do all my medical there as well. You're doing CRNA at USHSS(sp) right? I have a friend going into the FNP program there as well, starts this summer too. That's not a bad deal on the house, nice for you guys. If you need anything when you get here let me know, I have a truck if you need help from the airport.

    LCDR(s) Dan
  4. by   Gennaver
    Quote from DanznRN
    I don't get there until Jan 2008, after I graduate from DUINS, I'll be there until 2010. It's nice for us because me going there means we get to stay in one spot for almost 5 years. The Mrs. is thinking DUINS too at USHSS and that would put us here even longer, we'll see. I go down often because the Mrs. is there on the 6th floor L&D and I do all my medical there as well. You're doing CRNA at USHSS(sp) right? I have a friend going into the FNP program there as well, starts this summer too. That's not a bad deal on the house, nice for you guys. If you need anything when you get here let me know, I have a truck if you need help from the airport.

    LCDR(s) Dan
    Hi,
    They have FNP? Yet I think my situation would not really qualify, due to having the FNP core and MS done for my entry to nursing degree. HOWEVER, back to pay...I've been thinking that since my active duty component is six years AND I've heard that after one full year active that I could apply for another HPLRP, (30K for another 3 year committment) that maybe that would be very benefitial in every which way.

    Changing my committment from six active duty years to nine...why not shoot for a third HPLRP and make it a nice TWELVE year committment, (if I can of course). I think I like this. Having worked in civilian hospitals as unlicense assistive personnel, for over a decade I am pretty sure that I am going to appreciate Military hospitals.

    Until a poster here mentioned applying for the HPLRP multiple times I had not really thought about it. I sure have the loans to go for it!
    Gen-and the time in service increasing rank/salary sounds very attractive too
  5. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from DanznRN
    I don't get there until Jan 2008, after I graduate from DUINS, I'll be there until 2010. It's nice for us because me going there means we get to stay in one spot for almost 5 years. The Mrs. is thinking DUINS too at USHSS and that would put us here even longer, we'll see. I go down often because the Mrs. is there on the 6th floor L&D and I do all my medical there as well. You're doing CRNA at USHSS(sp) right? I have a friend going into the FNP program there as well, starts this summer too. That's not a bad deal on the house, nice for you guys. If you need anything when you get here let me know, I have a truck if you need help from the airport.

    LCDR(s) Dan
    Dan,

    I will be there next Monday. We will have to plan on having lunch over at the hospital one day next month, and you can show me around the hospital.
  6. by   DanznRN
    Wtb-

    sounds good.

    Gen-

    Yes, HPLRP is a good deal along with the committment. I look at any committment this, it's a guaranteed job for the next 9 years. With your committment you have to "endure" getting a raise every January and another raise every 2 years you are on active duty. Oh, forgot to mention after 2 years you get a promotion, after 4 years another, and they just keep coming (some harder than others). Let's not forget they move your stuff for free and if you want go live overseas for 3 years, they're paying for it, I did. Yeah, pretty rough life, that's why you never hear me complain about my pay, doesn't get any better if you ask me.

    LCDR(s) Dan
  7. by   traumaRUs
    I guess my bitterness towards the military healthcare system for family members comes thru in my posting style. Maybe its better now. I truly hope so.
  8. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from traumaRUs
    I guess my bitterness towards the military healthcare system for family members comes thru in my posting style. Maybe its better now. I truly hope so.
    I think every base adds its' own flavor to the healthcare system (good and bad), but so far I have been rather pleased with the healthcare system in general. It still can be a real pain to get an appointment at times, but having one special needs daughter I don't believe I would have gotten anywhere near the same care in the civilian world.
  9. by   Gennaver
    Quote from DanznRN
    Wtb-

    sounds good.

    Gen-

    Yes, HPLRP is a good deal along with the committment. I look at any committment this, it's a guaranteed job for the next 9 years. With your committment you have to "endure" getting a raise every January and another raise every 2 years you are on active duty. Oh, forgot to mention after 2 years you get a promotion, after 4 years another, and they just keep coming (some harder than others). Let's not forget they move your stuff for free and if you want go live overseas for 3 years, they're paying for it, I did. Yeah, pretty rough life, that's why you never hear me complain about my pay, doesn't get any better if you ask me.

    LCDR(s) Dan
    Hi,
    Looks better and better to me. I think the reason the CC of PHS cautioned about staying for 8 years in AD is because there is more paperwork to switch over, regarding waiving an CC of PHS retirement or something. However, I have some time to ponder. If all goes smoothly the first year in AD then it is highly probably that I will try to sign for another HPLRP, and if there is the option to do it the third time, will go for that too. Enduring raises and such will be fine by me.
    Gen
  10. by   IU95
    Quote from LZRN
    01e Over 14, I Can Live With That!
    O2-E over 21 years!! I can live with it too!!
  11. by   Gennaver
    Quote from IU95
    O2-E over 21 years!! I can live with it too!!
    Hi there IU95,

    Nice to read you.
    Gen
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