Posted on Jan 6, 2020
SPC(P) Medical Laboratory Specialist
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There’s a spot open right now but I’m not sure if I want to take it. How do you like being stationed there?
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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It's for Okinawa at the Naval hospital on Foster. If you haven't taken it, it's probably gone already. Okinawa is the most incredible place I've ever been stationed and would go back in a heartbeat if I could
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SPC(P) Medical Laboratory Specialist
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Are there a lot of other Army personnel there? Is it difficult to find people to travel and see Japan with?
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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SPC(P) (Join to see) the Army presence on Oki is minimal. There's an SF battalion, an ADA battalion, and a headquarters to handle all the orphans like you would be. In total there are about 2000 Army in Okinawa.
It's very easy to travel but it's an island so you have to fly everywhere. Good side is that flying is dirt cheap. Like, tickets to Tokyo for $80
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MSG Intermediate Care Technician
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It's Japan. How often do you think this chance will come by for you?
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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Beats the hell out of going to the ME lol I have a medical buddy who deployed to Germany. He is essentially is a tourist visiting Europe. It pisses me off because I have only seen the ME!
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This is completely a decision you need to make on your own. If you get a whole lot of "I love it" responses, you may choose to go there because of that and find yourself asking "how the hell does anybody love this place?" I did 10 years in Germany in my career, just because i know i have absolute zero interest in Asia. I'm sure it s a beautiful place, but i felt more of a connection to Europe. That's just me though. Nobody knows you better than you. What does your gut tell you? You may not have this opportunity come along again. I wish you luck in your decision making process. but the choice is yours and yours alone, i understand trying to get input and gauge others experiences, but i cant tell you how many movies i have loved, even though others hated!!!!!!!!! and vice versa, Do some research on travel opportunities and other things of interest to you in the area, that may help guide you. But, me personally, i have found ways to enjoy every single place i was stationed over my career. You just have to take advantage of what their is to offer and not stay on post or the barracks. get out, get some new culture, see what the world has to offer. Good luck!!!!!!!!!
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