CALIFORNIA PEOPLE.. HELP A MILITARY MAN OUT!

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Alrighty... so I am in the Air Force and have been in North Carolina for 5 years and time to go to my next base finally! and looking to live on the west coast for the first time in my life.
A few Air Force bases out that way, just want your opinions on the area they are in to help me choose. Also school systems play a big part since my daughter will be around 4yrs old when i get there.

thanks:


1. BEALE AIR FORCE BASE: MARYSVILLE, CA

2. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE: ROSAMOND, CA

3. LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE: EL SEGUNDO, CA

4. TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE: FAIRFIELD, CA

5. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE: LOMPOC, CA


ALSO A MAP OF THE BASES FOR VISUAL REFERENCE:



 
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Personally, i'd say LA since it's in El Segundo which is where LAX is.

Freeway accessible by the 105 and 405, and a short distance from everything you would need.

Marysville has a prison doesn't it?
 
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1. BEALE AIR FORCE BASE: MARYSVILLE, CA

2. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE: ROSAMOND, CA

3. LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE: EL SEGUNDO, CA

4. TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE: FAIRFIELD, CA

5. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE: LOMPOC, CA
 
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#3 or #4 ....closer too the big city....#4 would be my first choice and #3 would be the 2nd ...
 
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Originally Posted by i3allistic

#3 or #4 ....closer too the big city....#4 would be my first choice and #3 would be the 2nd ...
Yea i was thinking Travis, i want to be away from a big city, but close enough to get up and drive to one if needed. Plus i'm medical and they have one of the biggest/best military hospitals.
 
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Originally Posted by damnitzdom

1. BEALE AIR FORCE BASE: MARYSVILLE, CA

2. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE: ROSAMOND, CA

3. LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE: EL SEGUNDO, CA

4. TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE: FAIRFIELD, CA

5. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE: LOMPOC, CA
 
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If you like congested traffic, horrible air quality and materialistic people...got to LA/Socal.

I'd honestly say do the Fairfield base. It's nice, it has a country feel to it and is only 45 minutes away from Oakland/San Francisco.

Fairfield/Bay Area =
. You'll love it Memph, trust ya boy..  And the Nike/Polo outlets only being 10 minutes is a bonus..
 
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Originally Posted by memphisboi55

Originally Posted by i3allistic

#3 or #4 ....closer too the big city....#4 would be my first choice and #3 would be the 2nd ...
Yea i was thinking Travis, i want to be away from a big city, but close enough to get up and drive to one if needed. Plus i'm medical and they have one of the biggest/best military hospitals.
yep, and you don't have to deal with LA traffic
..and your BAH should be higher i believe ...not sure...
 
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If I were you I would find out the cost of living in both areas and find out which suited me better...La bringing in over 2g's for bah and its 1600 for travis
 
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Consider one close to a good private school, because kids these day superman themselves to ******ation. Although, private school in good/wealthy CA parts are nice (woodside/atherton).
 
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Originally Posted by Animal Thug1539

If you like congested traffic, horrible air quality and materialistic people...got to LA/Socal.

I'd honestly say do the Fairfield base. It's nice, it has a country feel to it and is only 45 minutes away from Oakland/San Francisco.

Fairfield/Bay Area =
. You'll love it Memph, trust ya boy..  And the Nike/Polo outlets only being 10 minutes is a bonus..
Fairfield eassssy. Bay areaaaaaaaaaa
.
 
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i'd say travis afb
Originally Posted by Animal Thug1539

I'dhonestly say do the Fairfield base. It's nice, it has a country feel toit and is only 45 minutes away from Oakland/San Francisco.
 
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I would go with Travis. It's real close to San Francisco. I have fam in Fairfield. It's nice out there.
 
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I stay like 20 min from Travis.. Sf/Oakland are 40-45 minutes away. Sacramento is 40 minutes away.. The nike outlet is like 20 minutes. Lake Tahoe/Reno are about 3 hours away..

The city itself is coo.. Its the Bay...


A nice 2 bedroom apartment will run you from $1100 to $1500.
 
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Either LA or Travis. My auntie an uncle stay at travis afb. They are medical too. I think they both do echo but my uncle was training to do something else but i forgot.
 
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