PCS'd to Guam

Danielle - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Im an Air Force Wife new to Guam and was interested in seeing if there was anyone else over here as well?

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Anna - posted on 09/27/2009

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its just another type of bee (I think lol) Oh and how could I forget, the cockroaches are AWFUL on some areas. (We only had a problem seeing them when we lived off base) I never saw them on base. Aww we ended up adopting a boonie dog lol! I felt so bad for it .There is a blonde colored dog that hangs around the golf course on Andersen.

Anna - posted on 09/24/2009

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My husband and I just left Guam not to long ago. We are Navy but we were stationed up at Anderson. I deff. reccomend you go to Jeff's Pirate Cove while there. It is always hot and humid but there are some amazing sunsets. Tumon is crazy with all the tourists but is a good experience. If you haven't found out already, don't go to the massage parlors unless they say "SPA" lol =) The power on the AFB housing goes out quite a bit. If you are looking to get a job try to use the family services because it is almost impossible for military spouses to find work since the locals get most of the jobs. Also if you have family back here, flat rate boxes will become your best friend. There are also play groups and the school does a ton for the kids to meet people and have fun. (Oh I also wouldn't put your child in public school) They had a problem while we were there with the teachers not having college degrees.

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Jennifer - posted on 10/02/2012

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If you are looking for information please like the PCS page and let me know what questions I can answer--whatever I can't answer I will get the answers :) https://www.facebook.com/PCSGuamNavyMarine

Danielle - posted on 10/03/2009

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Dededo is ok.It's quiet and a nice neighborhood,but I can't wait until our lease is up so we can move onto base.The utilities are just too expensive here and we are tired of living paycheck to paycheck!!!We actually looked at a huge house over in that area plus in a little subdivision right behind a school over there.I fell in love with that house but someone else had already put a bid in on it.Good luck and look forward to talking to you again.

Danielle - posted on 10/03/2009

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Mellissa,I now wxactly what you are talking about when you say you have no social life.My social life consists of my kids and my husband coming home from work.I live off base as well,in Dededo.Where do you live?My husband is in a small shop too.I have been here since June and have only met a couple of people and that was when his shop had a get together.Other than that,I have no one to associate with.What shop is your husband in,mine is EOD.What do you do at the school?All 3 of my children go there.2 ride the bus and I take my pre-schooler! It would be nice to meet someone to carry on a conversation with.Sorry if I asked too many questions,just looking for a friend over here!!! LOL

Danielle - posted on 09/27/2009

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I am still wanting to see a coconut crab thats alive!!!I have seen one on a plaque!!Still havent encountered boonie bees either,just boonie dogs!!! LOL

Anna - posted on 09/26/2009

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lol we lived off base in the worst area and I never even saw a brown snake. I also never saw a lizard. The only thing I really ever saw was huge coconut crabs and the boonie bees are bad. I got stung and wow did that hurt!

Danielle - posted on 09/26/2009

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The lizards here arent much bigger than they are back in the states!!They say they have a prob. with brown snakes but I have yet to see one!!Its worth coming over here,totally different but beautiful!!

Jessica - posted on 09/26/2009

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My husband is Navy and we are thinking about taking orders to Guam. My one big question is, how are the reptiles? I heard there are huge lizards everywhere. I really don't know if I can deal with that. Is it bad? What about other bugs?

Anna - posted on 09/25/2009

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lol, on base you just have to mow basically once every other week or you can pay the ppl on base to do it. Then if you fail a yard inspection you show them your receipt and they take the "ticket" away. Jeff's Pirate Cove is a resturant/bar down on the beach. It's a famous spot there. We really liked living on base except for some power outages for no reason. We lived like two houses down from the school, which would have been great if our daughter was born then lol. We got into the re-modeled enlisted housing. It was a two bedroom house and it had tons of closets. Our living room was also huge. If you go through the process to get a house they will show you the house and you can say yes or no to it..they were pretty quick about getting us in. We lived off base for 2 of the years there and with all the money we got it still wasn't worth it, because of utilities. We also had to go to a laundry mat which wasn't great. Base housing we could run the ac 24/7 and they all have laundry in the house. It was also nice when my husband deployed because I was right there with everyone else and I could walk to play groups.

Oh and I think to have them mow its like $25 and you really only need to have it done every other week. They also do the weadeater.

Danielle - posted on 09/24/2009

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Thank you very much!!I have never heard of Jeff's Pirate Cove.What is it?I got to experience Tumon for the first month we were here...we stayed in the Ohana Bayview waiting for command sponsorship.We were definetely warned about the massage parlors..LOL! Right now we are living off base,but considering moving on base when our lease is up.I already had intended on my youngins going to Andersen Elem. just from judging the outside appearence of the schools around here!!Did you like living on base?The only thing that makes me not want to is the yardwork...I HATE this grass over here!!!

Kim - posted on 09/10/2009

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I believe we would be at Big Navy...I think that's what it is called. Tentatively we are to go in September of next year, but everything is kind of still in the planning stages. My husbands boat is in the ship yard and just received its new orders for the change in home ports. I've heard the on base housing isn't bad from someone else that is currently stationed there. I know we will live in base housing bc we were told that if a typhoon hits, the bases will be the first to have power restored where as the rest of the island could go without power for weeks. Also my husband will be deployed for months at a time and it makes it easier to be right on base for security reasons. I'm hoping we will get more concrete information soon about when we are going.

Danielle - posted on 09/10/2009

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So far,I really like the schools.My 7 year old daughter just started 2nd grade,my soon to be 6 year old just started kindergarten,and my 4 1/2 year old started pre-k.They are going to DOD schools.This is my first experience with them and I am very satisified.We live off base,but the housing on base is being renovated and I hear they are nice.The cola here is pretty high and our housing allowance is $1900 so technically we only pay $100 for rent.Everything is very expensive here compared to the states!!!By the way,the schools off base actually scared me just by looking at the outside of them!!!!Since he works on subs,would all be going to the naval base or Andersen?They have something on the AF base for the Navy.Do you know your PCS date yet?

Kim - posted on 09/09/2009

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My husband is an ET-Nav on a submarine. Currently we live in Maine while is sub is being overhauled. Do you like the schools? Do they attend DoD schools? My oldest son who will be 9 on Sunday doesn't want to go...he keeps telling us he's not going to Guam. Do you live on or off base? If on base, is it nice?

Danielle - posted on 09/08/2009

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We got here in June.It is extremely hot and humid but beautiful!!!Where are you coming from?The people here are really nice.We like it,especially the kids!!!What does your husband do?My husband is EOD.We will be here for 3 years,so look forward to seeing you here!!!

Kim - posted on 09/08/2009

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My husband's in the Navy and we are to move there next year because his sub is changing home ports. How long have you been there? Do you like it?

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