Best places to live for army nurse - page 2

Hey everyone! I joined the army nurse corps and will hopefully get my first choice duty station of Hawaii next year!!! I am so excited to having the possibility of living there for 3 years. I'm hoping that all of you Hawaii... Read More

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    Best advice: rent a place for 6 months near where you work (probably Tripler). I assume you'll have a car. Take those six months to familiarize yourself with Oahu. When it's time to move, you'll have a better idea of where you want to live for your remaining 2.5 years.

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    Quote from lisa from maui
    it's not anger. it's in red to make it stand out. think of it as all caps, or highlighting, or bold print. -- lisa ;-)
    ok, but just an fyi, netiquette says all caps is yelling and using red can and will be interpreted as anger. bold would be emphatic without yelling, as long as it's not over used.

    here's a little bit on using red:

    and, when you use red, you leave the level of emphasis up to the person on the other side to decide the level of emphasis you may have meant. plan on them adding more emphasis than you may have intended!
    use our wonderful vocabulary to communicate what you mean, your anger or your emphasis instead of relying on formatting to get your message across. turning selected text into red is the easy way out and risky at best.
    i added the red...
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    Wow!! I didn't think my thread would cause such a ruckus (I have no idea how to spell that!) Thank you so much for all of everyone's help and opinions. I really am just looking for an area that would be good for me during my 3 year committment. Living on base is not an option, b/c I was told you have to be married. I will definetely check out some of the places some of you listed. Thanks for the property advice as well... maybe in 10 years or so when I have a family I'll look into something like that!!
    Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!
    Last edit by Renee4christ on Dec 18, '09 : Reason: mistake
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    I have a friend who live right off of Salt Lake Blvd, she rents the downstairs of home, it was recently remodeled, and is spacious and very nice. It's close to Tripler, within 5-10 minutes....but I don't remember reading that you were going to work at Tripler, just an army nurse moving to you know what base you will be attached to? Good luck to you...but living on base, I may be wrong, but I thought (at least with the navy) there is housing married military members, but also barracks for single military folks. If you lived in the barracks for a month or so until you figure out where you want to would be good.
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    Thank you so much Frow! If I'm stationed there, I will be working @ Tripler. I have already started to look on craigslist for apts/condos/townhomes and have come across a lot of bottom/top half of houses for rent which would be cool. When I find out where I'm going for sure, I'll really start to call around to some of the places. I plan on going to visit a few days early wherever I end up to look at some areas. I'm not sure about the barracks for single soldiers, but I'll have to check it out. Thanks so much for your help!!
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    My husband and I just spent 6 years stationed in HI. You're going to have a great time. We lived in Pearl City and loved it, but we were in Navy housing. There is no on post housing for single Army Officers in Hawaii so you're doing the right thing by looking off post. Mililani is a little farther away but it has lots of nice apartments and then you're closer to North Shore. It would probably be about a 20 min drive, without traffic. Throw in traffic and it may take 45 min. Your travel time will be highly variable based on traffic. You can also find nice places in Aiea. What a lot of the Army nurses did that I know was wait until OBLC to start looking at a place. There were 30 Army nurses in my OBLC class all going to Tripler and several of them ended up renting a house together. So you might want to wait and meet some fellow nurses headed that way. Hope this helps!

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