PCS Orders to Kings Bay, GA: To Do Checklist

 

Out of the 3 duty stations that we’ve lived at, Kings Bay was our favorite! It’s so beautiful and there’s a lot to do. Be sure to look over this list for some helpful insight on the area once you get orders. Welcome to Georgia!

  1. Join the local Facebook pagesThis one is the wives page for the military base. It’s the group where you can ask questions and receive advice. There are a lot of buying/selling pages for the area but this one and this one are my favorites. Make sure to like the local police department’s Facebook page as well. These guys will keep you informed and give you a good laugh almost daily.
  2. Living in Base housing? Don’t. Base housing in Georgia, in my opinion, is beyond terrible. Think no air conditioning in 90-degree weather, and 7 months pregnant with a deployed husband, kind of terrible. If you want to try out the base housing though then check out their website and let them know you are coming so that they can pretend to reserve you a place to live (see my hidden distain there. For reals though, there’s a reason why they have 1 star ratings on google). I do understand that sometimes it’s best to live on base for a few months first to scope out the area for a better place to live. If you choose to live in their 2 bedroom unrenovated units then they do not take all of your BAH. That’s a silver lining, but you have to specifically ask for a 2 bedroom unrenovated unit and then remind them that they don’t take all BAH with those. They like to be sneaky. St. Mary’s and Kingsland is a pretty safe place to live, so pretty much any off base apartment or neighborhood is a great alternative to on-base housing. If you’d like advice from people currently stationed there then ask away on the Facebook page and you’ll find tons of great advice and friends.
  3. Once you know your husbands command, then join the FRG. They can be a great resource during deployments, or a place to make friends if you are going for shore duty.
  4. Once you’re all settled in check out this post for things to do Savannah. Kings Bay is in a great location for exploring, site seeing, and vacations. It’s close to Disneyworld, Atlanta, Savannah, and so much more. It’s only a 5-hour plane ride away from the Bahamas!
  5. Know the hurricane evacuation route. I was so grateful that I knew it when Hurricane Matthew came through and I had to evacuate. Read this post on what I did to make sure I was prepared, and how it helped make evacuating with a deployed husband much easier that it could have been.
  6. Download the base app. It’s called “NavyMWR Kings Bay” It’s extremely helpful to have addresses, class times, movie times, and phone numbers of everything on base right on your phone.
  7. Check out the base website for more information.

One thought on “PCS Orders to Kings Bay, GA: To Do Checklist

  1. Denice

    June 26, 2017 at 4:03am

    Vital information like these should be up in all bases. Every family should at least have a guide or checklist when a family member is deployed.

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  2. Cynthia Nicoletti

    June 24, 2017 at 3:04am

    Great information for those that need it. I am glad there are groups and different people you can talk to so you can relate to each other. Those families that serve are the greatest people in the world. They protect us.

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  3. Blair villanueva

    June 23, 2017 at 3:45am

    Thank you for your information. I felt like I’ve traveled here already because of your blog. Thanks for your vivid descriptions!

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  4. Team up Girl

    June 22, 2017 at 10:47pm

    I think this post should be written about every base! Seriously. I am a military wife and there was SO much unknown for me as a total newbie in the USAF. And btw base housing – never!

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  5. Josselyn

    June 22, 2017 at 9:10pm

    Never been there but you have great tips in this post! love it!!

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  6. Agentszerozerosetter

    June 22, 2017 at 2:18pm

    Your tips are really useful! I have never been there but I really hate hot weather!

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  7. Leah

    June 22, 2017 at 11:10am

    I’m so thankful my partner left the forces before I met him – I don’t think I could hack the constant moving around. Some great advice for those who do though!

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  8. Laura

    June 22, 2017 at 10:25am

    Sounds like you move a lot. You’ve got it down pat!

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  9. Cristina

    June 22, 2017 at 9:27am

    Awesome list. I think one of the most important ting from there is to know the evacuation route. I think it’s really helpful to know it by heart.

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  10. Chemady

    June 22, 2017 at 7:55am

    I have not been there before and I have also heard of how hot the place is. One have to keep this in mind before visiting the place.

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  11. Claudia Krusch

    June 22, 2017 at 3:06am

    I always make a checklist when I travel. These are great tips. I have a few friends that are in the Military.

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  12. Heather Johnson

    June 22, 2017 at 1:43am

    I am so not a fan of the heat. I could not do no air conditioning in 90-degree weather while pregnant. Kudos to you!

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  13. Amber

    June 22, 2017 at 1:11am

    I always like checking out the fun things in the area. I don’t like joining actual groups, because I am not into people. But I do the Facebook groups!

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  14. Andrea

    June 21, 2017 at 11:52pm

    This is great information! We have never stayed there, hopefully it’s not something we will have to do in the future.

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  15. fashionmommy

    June 21, 2017 at 11:31pm

    Not advice that I will ever need myself, but this sounds like sound and useful advice for other force wives.

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  16. Hey Sharonoox

    June 21, 2017 at 11:30pm

    This is such a good read. Summer is fun but I don’t like the heat. I don’t think I can last without AC in 90 degree weather but I like the experience you shared here.

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  17. Corinne & Kirsty

    June 21, 2017 at 5:44pm

    I have never been to Georgia or a duty station. it’s great that you share your experience and tips with us! Could be useful! xx corinne

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  18. Akamatra

    June 21, 2017 at 2:52pm

    I admire that you go to the trouble to inform others about where to stay and what to avoid. I imagine it can get lonely and stressful having to move all the time and not knowing what you are going to find there.

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  19. Stefanie

    June 21, 2017 at 2:01pm

    Great info! I have never been close to there! But I will keep your tipps in mind!

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  20. Betty Boiron

    June 21, 2017 at 1:52pm

    I have never been to Georgia. Good tip not on staying at the base housing because of the heat – I won’t be able to stand it!

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  21. Jessica Taylor

    June 21, 2017 at 1:25pm

    This is great information! We have never stayed there, and hopefully we won’t have to. I can’t stand to be hot lol.

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  22. robin rue

    June 21, 2017 at 12:43am

    Great information. We stayed on a base in Columbia SC before and it was SOOOOOOOOOOO hot there, too. I totally get what you’re saying.

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