So I've lived in Germany working for the government for almost 12 years now and it's time for me to go back to the states. The Army is going to try to send me back to the closest place that I last lived which is Hawaii but I can choose a place closer to where I am now which is pretty much the entire US. If you had no family/work commitment where would you live? The only place I'll knock out ahead of time is Texas first because I didn't leave anything there worth going back for when I drove through there last, and second my higher HQ is there and I really don't have the tact to deal with that place even though in my current assignment I have more senior people. Really I just want to live in a place that has some woods/mountains or water and has a major airport in the state somewhere. My first inclination is Alaska but that's not a short flight from Germany. My second is Colorado because a unit there is also here so it shouldn't be hard to bounce back over here. My old boss is in Maryland and he'll square me away if I can make it without being placed before his guys retire. Maryland convenient because my family can catch a direct flight from Frankfurt to BWI but it's generally kinda meh. So where in the states would you live if unencumbered?