Hey, my DH is AD Army currently serving in Iraq. My son and I will be moving to Fort Benning in a couple months to set up shop and get our housing squared away before DH comes home. This is our first duty station, so I don't know very much about any of this yet. We've been planning to live on base, but my husband is hearing all kinds of rumors about their housing! We were told by the housing people that we'd likely be living in either Bouton or Custer, but DH is hearing that Custer is a really bad area to live in. Is that true? Have any of you lived in either of these communities? Pros/cons of either? If we don't like either of these communities, is there any possibility we can choose something somewhere else?
We've also heard that Windjammer is the only internet provider allowed on base, but some soldiers are saying their service is lousy and always going out. They say it's very unreliable. Have you had any experience with this? If we get something like Dish Network for our TV service, can we get local channels, or do we have to pay Windjammer for the locals? Would it be in our best interest to just find somewhere off post to live? What areas off post are good, safe neighborhoods?
Thank you for your help!