Dating military men overseas

10-Dec-2015 10:44 by 5 Comments

Dating military men overseas

Why you wouldn't want to live there: Guam is small island super far away from everything.It’s literally in the middle of nowhere: 3,300 miles west of Hawaii and 1,500 miles east of the Philippines? Final word: Guam is a dream for outdoor enthusiasts.

One resident told us that base houses are older and smaller than something in the States, but it doesn’t matter so much since all houses offer one thing: Base: Naval Support Activity Souda Bay Best reason to be stationed there: The history.

It's located on the Greek island of Crete and the site of Europe’s earliest recorded civilization.

History buffs will love exploring the frescoed chapels, ancient ruins, and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Also the food: Cretans eat fresh and local, and many of them make their own olive oil, cheese, and wine. Best base amenity: Because most sailors are stationed here solo (see below), the USO actively brings morale-boosting entertainment to the base. Why you wouldn't want to live there: Almost all assignments to Souda Bay are unaccompanied, which means family members aren't authorized to live there with the service member.

If you ask any member of the military why he or she joined the service, apart from patriotism of course, the most popular answer is often "to see the world." It's a dream -- and, shockingly, the reality -- for some lucky service members.

Now ask them exactly where in the world they wanted to get stationed, and you get far more answers. Just as we asked current and former military personnel from all branches of the service where they loved and hated being stationed in the United States, this time we wanted to know the best/most desired overseas assignments.

And much like before, our criteria was based on factors ranging from activities, culture, and on-base amenities, to the food, friendliness of the locals, and travel opportunities, among other things.What we heard across the board was that being away from family and in a foreign culture can be inherently challenging, but character building.It also provides an enviable Instagram feed for anyone spectating back home. Here are the top 10 US military base towns overseas.Base(s): Naval Base Guam, Andersen Air Force Base Best reason to be stationed there: The snorkeling and diving -- it's considered some of the best in the world.Traveling to Asia and Australia is also easy and affordable, and since Guam is a US territory, English is the primary language on the island.Best base amenity: There are four (yep, FOUR) crystal-clear, warm-water beaches on base and they never get overcrowded.