I think the subject pretty much sums up my question. I'm getting ready to get commissioned in the surface warfare community in a few months. Ship selection is coming up at the end of the month. The list of available billets is up and I was just trying to get a little information about some of the homeports. I pretty much have my choice of platform (DDG, CG, FFG, LHA, LPD, LSD, MCM) and homeport. Homeport choices include Everett WA, Ingleside TX, Norfolk/Little Creek VA, Mayport FL, Pearl Harbor HI, San Diego CA, Sasebo and Yokosuka Japan. I'm not a big fan of big ships. I'd prefer to be on a smaller ship with a smaller crew, so that pretty much eliminates the amphib ships. I am leaning toward a DDG or FFG. As for homeports, I do NOT want anywhere in VA or TX. Not that I don't like my home state, but I'd prefer to go live somewhere else for a while. I'm sure I'll end up in Norfolk before I quit, so I'm not anxious to start my officer career there. I'm pretty much open to anywhere else, I could really care less. My wife wants somewhere warm and doesn't mind living overseas. Basically, just looking for any inside information about any of these ship and homeport choices. Put yourself in my shoes... you're getting ready to get commissioned and have these choices. Where would you go and why?