Good luck - as noted by Wayne Gretzky and Michael Scott, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.Anonymous User wrote: Original anon here. Thanks for the insight. I'd love some overseas base, but at the end of the day I'm committed to the AF and would gladly go wherever needed. But who doesn't have a preference? A man can dream.
Something beyond the scope of your original question but an issue I like to flag every now and then for the new folks. This is a Patrick Bateman soapbox sort of issue. Depending on what your goals are for the JAG Corps, geography generally should not be the basis by which you rank your assignments. If you are looking to do 4-8 years and then lateral into a civilian gig, you should be thinking about assignments that build you a subject matter expertise that will make you marketable. Same goes for those thinking about a longer term career - the goal should be positions that make you promotable like ACSC and DSJA/SJA.
This is been talked to death over the years: if you want to be an AUSA or Main Justice attorney, your goals should be ADC and then STC/SDC/Appellate -- where those positions are located is far less important than the experience you get. Same goes for civil law practice areas like medical law or information litigation - find the path that gets you that practice within AFLOA.
Sometimes stars align and you get the right job at a great location. Other times you have to decide what is more important. My very first dream sheet, before I got on AD, was all awesome locations, with no mind to if those bases would give me the military justice experience I truly wanted. Patrick AFB is a pretty great location but not exactly a lot of courts happening any given year. I thankfully got a vector check from a retired GO JAG that got me thinking the right way.
So just something for all you new folks to consider. Weigh all the variables carefully. Geography can be a siren song at times - be careful not to end up on the rocks at the expense of your longer term career.