camp smith: 2012 Military BAH Rates For Honolulu County - 12/19/11 03:44 AM
The 2012 Military BAH Rates for Honolulu County are now published and approved.  For most ranks, the amount of Hawaii Housing Allowance decreased from the rates of 2011.  Here are the ranks, amount of increase (+) or decrease (-) and the difference between 2012 and 2011.
These rates apply to servicemembers stationed at Schofield Barracks, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Barbers Point, Tripler Army Medical Center, Camp H.M. Smith and Wheeler Army Airfield.
For more information on Military BAH rates in Hawaii, Oahu Real Estate and VA Loans in Hawaii, contact Hawaii Military Realty, Inc., your Hawaii Military Relocation … (0 comments)

camp smith: Tropic Lightning Real Estate: Oahu, Hawaii - 12/15/07 04:48 PM
By: David Kucic RA
First Sergeant, USA (Ret)
Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii 
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii is home to the 25th Infantry Division.  The nickname of the Divsion is the "Tropic Lightning Division."
This was the inspiration for the name Tropic Lightning Real Estate. 
The real estate agents of Tropic Lightning Real Estate are all connected to the military in one way or another. We are either retired military, active duty or a spouse.
Don't let our name fool you!  Even though our name is attached to Schofield Barracks, we work extensively with all branches of the armed forces and have clients at Hickam AFB, Pearl … (4 comments)

camp smith: Military Rank Structure: Army Enlisted Soldiers - 07/04/07 03:59 PM
By: First Sergeant David J. Kucic, US Army Retired
Team Kucic Home Buying and Selling Team of Hawaii
While I am out in Hawaii whether I am on Schofield Barracks, Ft Shafter, Wheeler Army Airfield, Camp Smith or Tripler Army Medical Center, I hear and see the use of Army rank being used in an incorrect manner.  I hope to use this post to educate people on the proper way to address the rank and to help in identifying each rank.  The ranks that you see below are for United States Army Active Duty, Army Reservists and Army National Guardsmen stationed all over the world.
There … (4 comments)

camp smith: 1SG (Ret) David Kucic Writes: What Is A Military Relocation Specialist? - 07/02/07 08:13 PM
What Is A Military Relocation Specialist?: By 1SG (Ret) David Kucic
To answer in very simple terms, this means assisting the moving of a military family from one military installation to another.  It is not nearly as easy as that simple explanation though.
For those of us that have served in the military know that there is A LOT more to moving from one place to another.  Tonya and I have moved well over 25 times during our military life that we have become accustomed to moving and look at it more like embarking on a new adventure rather than a stressful task.  … (7 comments)

camp smith: Welcome to Fort Shafter, Hawaii: Home of the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC) - 03/24/07 10:07 AM
Welcome to Fort Shafter, Hawaii Home of the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC)
By: 1SG (Ret) David Kucic, Hawaii Real Estate Agent
Ft. Shafter, Hawaii is located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.  It is home to the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC) and commands most of the Army forces in the Asia-Pacific region with the exception of the Army forces in Korea.
There are approximately 5,000 Soldiers, civilians, contractors and family members that live and work at Ft. Shafter.  The units that fall under the command of USARPAC are: 25th Infantry Division and US Army Hawaii, US Army Alaska, US … (1 comments)

camp smith: Real Estate and VA Home Loans for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard in Hawaii - 03/18/07 06:56 PM
By: 1SG (Ret) David and Tonya Kucic, Hawaii Real Estate Agents
If there was ever a time in your military career to purchase real estate, the time is now.  First of all, the BAH rates for Hawaii are at an all time high.  You may have already done your research on Hawaii BAH Rates but here are a few examples:  E1-E4 with dependents receives $1925 per month, E7 with dependents receives $2553 per month, 1LT without dependents receives $1815 per month and a CPT with dependents receives $2797 per month.  Add in COLA and … (2 comments)

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