In case y'all haven't been here with me since the beginning, the hubby and I are stationed in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. We chose to live on post which ended up being the absolute best choice for Zach and I. It ended up taking a whopping ten months...yes TEN....for us to get our car on island. Which pretty much means 10 months of walking wherever we needed to go. Thankfully, we live less than two miles from everywhere we absolutely need to go--the commissary (grocery store), PX (military version of Walmart), and Zach's work.
Although we have our car now (thank the Lord that everything finally came together in May of this year), I would not live anywhere but on post, at least not here in Hawaii. The town closest to our post, Wahiawa (pronounced Wa-he-va), is not a place I would consider safe enough to live-especially with how often the hubby is gone with training. I have heard great things from friends about Mililani and Ewa (pronounced Eva), which also happen to be where we do most of our off-post shopping. Traffic on the island is also a major issue so living on post affords us a few extra minutes each day for Zach to be home. He also gets to come home for breakfast and lunch most of the time, so it also saves on our eating-out budget. Who knows what the future (and the Army) will bring, but for right now I'm happy with our little corner of Schofield Barracks.
If you're a military wife, where do you live--on post or off?
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