That's odd what you said, because I've heard a lot of good things about living on-base at Columbus.
My main concerns are time (no commute), and support for my wife. However, my original thought was to get a relatively cheap apartment/house off-base and try to pocket any BAH difference, but I'm not sure how feasible that is in the Columbus area.
Any words on that?
I live off base, and to be honest, commute is almost non-existant. It takes me 8-10 minutes to get from my front door to the squadron. I love being off base and most of my class that was in the dorms, is moving off.
Now for the guys that have families living on base, it can be hit or miss. If your only options are Capital Village, then I'd think long and hard about spending a year in those facilities. I haven't lived there, but have heard stories and they aren't the best. If you are able to swing a place at State or Magnolia, then you are in a tremendously better situation.
But if commute was your only concern, I'd say it shouldn't be one. And if you are wanting a few drinks with your bros at the club after work, your class can always buy a "Fun-Bus" to shuttle people back off base. Well worth the money in my opinion. Edit:drinking related grammatical issues
Edited by mp5g, 05 June 2012 - 09:09 PM.