I will be changing from the USAR to Army Active Duty, effective 03 APR 2006 the day I report to Madigan. On 23 APR, I will start phase II [12 week] of the critical care course, and remain at Madigan as a critical care nurse for the remainder of my 3 year committment.
I would definitely appreciate any info about the Tacoma, WA area in regards to housing. Plus, if any of you are active duty [Army Nurse Corps] at Madigan Army Medical Center, FT Lewis, WA, I'd really like to chat.
1LT, AN USAR [...until 3 Apr 06]
Dec 23, '05
I live very close to Ft Lewis and have been a patient at Madigan several times....
My dh is military, but USAF, not army and while I am a nurse, I do not work at Madigan itself.
RIGHT O, you best bring that raincoat. Summer does not really start here til July......and it's beautiful right up to Oct. Not hot, not humid and very dry. And temperate, like 70-80 with 55-60 at night. But winters are LONG , WET and VERY DARK, it gets dark before 5 and not light again til 730 or 8---and even later it seems, when it's very cloudy (which is often in Nov-March or so). The rain is gentle and misty, often, not driving and hard. We actually get less measureable rain in Seattle than they do in NYC (it's true!)
Beware: Lots get SAD (seasonal affective disorder) here in the fall-winter months, so be prepared for possible seasonal depression, esp that first winter..............
I love it here; can't picture living elsewhere, now.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Dec 23, '05