BuckyBoy_DDS said:Can you get deployed to some of the smaller Pacific bases in the Navy, such as Wake, Guam, Marianas, etc? Or are you limited to the larger bases?
At OIS, I was told that there is a dental facility in Diego Garcia but you can't take your family with you. You can go there for a 12 mo. unaccompanied mission. They also said that it was unique because, if you go to Diego Garcia, you could do more schooling after your year there. So, you could do an AEGD, volunteer for Diego Garcia, and possibly then go for a specialty. If you want it, it's probably yours. Here is a list of Navy dental facilities that we were given as "available" overseas. An important note was that there are 5 times as many general dentist billets in Asia as Europe.There is no naval base at Wake, check wikipedia. Are there dentists on Diego Garcia? How long would be your tour if you were assigned to a base like Diego Garcia or even a regular foreign base in Germany or Italy? If you have a 3yr service obligation, could you use 1yr to do a gpr residency and the other 2yrs to do a tour in Italy? Or if you have a 4yr obligation, could you do 1yr each at 4 different bases? Thanks.