From RC -> AC Army Nurse Corps, Report date 3 APR 06 Madigan Army Medical Center...

  1. 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.

    TIA

    1LT, AN USAR [...until 3 Apr 06]
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  3. by   ANC_Maj
    I have some POCs at Ft Lewis and MAMC. PM me and I'll get you their info.

    ANC_Maj
  4. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from ANC_Maj
    I have some POCs at Ft Lewis and MAMC. PM me and I'll get you their info.

    ANC_Maj
    PM coming your way.

    Thanks!
  5. by   FST66E
    welcome to the pacific Northwest. Bring a raincoat!
  6. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from FST66E
    welcome to the pacific Northwest. Bring a raincoat!
    I was at FT Lewis this past summer for 3 weeks and it did not rain one drop. It is my understanding the fall/winter months are very wet, yet the rest of the year has a fair share of sunshine?

    Please, could you elaborate on the dry, wet, dry-wet months around FT Lewis in a calendar year.

    TIA!

    :spin:
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    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
  8. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    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.
    Well, on a positive note its good to hear about not hot, not humid, and very dry. Central Texas is very hot & humid from May-Oct.
  9. by   live4today
    We made a stop at Madigan enroute to Alaska a few years back, and that is one BEAUTIFUL hospital!!! I wish you well there! Be sure and let us know how you fair there....rain or sunshine...I'm sure you'll love it there!
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Oh I would MUCH rather be here than TX. Lived there myself, in San Antone. YUCK. TOO hot, too humid, too many roaches.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    If you care to PM me I may be able to help you more about housing, other questions, if you like. I know Tacoma fairly well.
  12. by   live4today
    Quote from smilingblueyes
    oh i would much rather be here than tx. lived there myself, in san antone. yuck. too hot, too humid, too many roaches.
    me too, deb. our last duty station was fort sam houston in san antonio, tx just a few years ago this month. i never saw any roaches there, but you are right about the hot muggy weather!!! yuck is right!
  13. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    me too, deb. our last duty station was fort sam houston in san antonio, tx just a few years ago this month. i never saw any roaches there, but you are right about the hot muggy weather!!! yuck is right!
    lol, roaches are never a problem & seldom seen. yet, the ants can be a pia. i do agree the humidity is miserable. plus, the seasonal allergies down here is something my system can never get acclimated. heck, i grew in austin.
  14. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    If you care to PM me I may be able to help you more about housing, other questions, if you like. I know Tacoma fairly well.
    Thanks! I may just do that in a couple of days.

    :Santa1:

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