Someone brought up another option - since the traffic from Schofield to Tripler is HORRIBLE, we could instead live near Tripler and have Darrell do the commute to Schofield. Yes, the distance is the same, but the traffic flow is not. It'd be about 30 minutes for him, similar to what I have now. I've been hearing stories of 60-90 minutes for me. *shudder*
I've asked to join a Facebook page for spouses that live in the IPC South neighborhoods to gather information. Hopefully I'll be accepted soon. Until then, I've been scouring the net for possibilities.
From what I've been able to find, the neighborhoods in the IPC South area all have the new floorplan (all fairly similar to this). We could also apply to live in Air Force or Navy housing (Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam). From what I know at this point, I prefer the Ft Shafter, Red Hill/Rim Loop, or Tripler housing - mainly for the high school.
We've already been talking with a lady at the housing office for IPC North, so I think we'll have to decide pretty soon. From what I understand, we're not allowed to be on the waiting list for both, although we can get added to the other services' lists at the same time (but we'll be a lower priority since we're Army).
Forty-eight days until departure. Fifty-nine until arrival.