For those of you who have no previous military background and these processes are nothing but muddled (like me!) I wanted to let you know that if your DS/DD logs into look for BOLC assignment it's possible that at the bottom of the assignment, in very small print, the first duty assignment may be listed. Knowing full well that this could change is the one thing I have learned, but none the less it's very exciting to know that my next year's vacation MAY be to Ft Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. Yes, cold and dark, but it was second on the list for my DS. Maybe cause this base has it's own ice rink, wildlife and snow. Yes, I raised a weird one.