February 24, 2010


First of all, let me just say that Ft. Benning has earned another 2 points in my book. I have called multiple offices regarding on-post PCS and temporary housing, been redirected and redirected, not known the answer to ANY of their questions...and everyone was just as nice as can be, laughed with me about it, not at me, and acted more than ready to help - once I knew what the heck I was talking about (regarding dates and other things). Not to mention, unlike Huachuca, Benning has all their housing/moving/BAH info easily accessible over the internet. Huachuca? "Please call this number." Translation: small office, few personnel, lots of time on the phone. Not excited.

And I am fighting - FIGHTING - not to get my heart set on anywhere. Or rather, to unset my hopes. Because anything could happen at this point, and I need to really internalize that. But dang it, the on-post housing at Benning looks so pretty.... (oh yeah, Huachuca also doesn't have online pictures/floorplans/physical housing info. Another let-down.)

Please, tell me, is there a point where you finally feel like, "Okay, I get it now." Or is this just going to be one long line of OJT? That's fine if it is, I'd just like to know.


  1. Half of Benning is brand new and half of Benning housing should be condemned- believe me I spent a summer in one of the houses in the "officers village" ermm more like a cockroach filled hole! The new housing though is amazinggggg looking :)

  2. We didn't live on post because the houses are way small and old on post.

    I hope everything works out for you guys, it can be so frustrating sometimes, but keep your chin up! :) One good thing about it is that if you hate either place you won't be there too long :)

  3. I just found your blog tonight and enjoyed your last post. As far as finding a time when you 'get it,' I think the Army has a sense of humor about these things. Every time (in our 15+ years in the Army) I think I finally 'get it,' it either changes or I'm just wrong. =) Good luck with housing!

  4. Oooh I hope you get Benning, we'll be there (hopefully) by September. I LOVED Benning! I've never been Huachuca, but I've heard it's not bad. I hope you find out soon. Keep your chin up!

  5. Hi! We're stationed at Benning, but at the time we were looking at housing (7 months ago) our options were the "White Elephants" or Perkins Village, the new housing was not available to us! I've only briefly been in one of them, but the outside and the neighborhoods sure do look cute! Good luck with home hunting and the whole hurrying up and wait thing :-)

  6. Joe's BCT was at Benning. When we went for graduation, I thought the new housing was TO DIE FOR. But, that's even if you can get it. Good luck! And good luck navigating Benning...we got lost a couple times, lol!


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