Moving back to Alaska

swat8888

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For once the Army has given me my first choice of assignment...after only a 2 1/2 year hiatus they are sending me back to Alaska. Haven't been this pumped up in awhile. Cannot wait to get back.
 

Becca

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Awesome, Swat! I am probably biased, but I can't think of a better place to live :) Plenty of great opportunities to get outside in our great state!

When are you heading up?
 

Bighorse

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Nice!

Well played Sir! Good luck in your transistion. It's still here and hasn't changed too much.
 

sk1

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i think i messed up when i was in the air force....i had to extend for 2 years if i wanted to take a 3 year tour in alaska....i turned it down, went to north dakota and got out a year later..would have been an experience!

congrats on your assignment
 
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swat8888

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I head up in April....just in time for breakup. When I leave I'll try to hold off until September so hopefully I can get 4 full summers out of the deal. Right now I'm most excited I don't have to pay my taxidermist almost the cost of my entire sheep mount to get it shipped to the lower 48, and I don't need to look for a new ATV because mines still sitting in my garage. Excited to try out the Anchorage experience, I was up in Fairbanks last time around...as you know, a little different ballgame up there. Better upgrade to a bigger chest freezer before I make the trip up there.

Anybody have any experience in Eagle River? Quality of rentals/crime/community. High on my list of potential places to live if we don't live on post...which looks to have pretty crappy housing.
 

luke moffat

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Awesome Swat!! Eagle River isn't too shabby, close to Anchortown if thats important. I'd live there if I had to no problem. Housing is quite a bit more expensive for this cheapskate though. :D
 

Nick Muche

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I too just got my first choice of assignments (for the THIRD time!) and will be moving to AK in just a few months. I am pumped! Fairbanks though, but none the less I will be living where I have dreamed of living since I was old enough to read a hunting magazine!
 

luke moffat

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I too just got my first choice of assignments (for the THIRD time!) and will be moving to AK in just a few months. I am pumped! Fairbanks though, but none the less I will be living where I have dreamed of living since I was old enough to read a hunting magazine!
Good to hear Nick!!! We'll have to connect sometime while you are up here...granted in the lower 48 we'd be considered likely in different states. :D
 

aggieland

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I pray my family can make a trip to Alaska in the next few years, even if it's just to visit and see all the state has to offer.
 

Floorguy

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I too just got my first choice of assignments (for the THIRD time!) and will be moving to AK in just a few months. I am pumped! Fairbanks though, but none the less I will be living where I have dreamed of living since I was old enough to read a hunting magazine!
To be honest I prefer Fairbanks to anchorage and the valley
 
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