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William McGarry
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Hi there,
I’m a 51 yo male, single and a USMC Vet.
I’m planning on moving to VI by September of 2018, I will have a 100% disability rating before arriving so should take care of my initial accommodations. I have a lot of research to do but would love any input from anyone who’s friendly enough to do so.
I live in Saratoga NY now and can not take another winter!
I’m really good with All types of Carpentry and Painting as I’ve done this my whole life. Have to Navigate this new venture so please leave any comments to me if you have time
Thanks
Billy

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speee1dy
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Joined: 11 years ago

Have you decided on an island yet. Health care is a consideration. Both hospitals were damaged pretty good during th e 2 hurricanes we had.

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William McGarry
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St. Croix has a veterans hospital as long as there is a hospital there. I would even like to help people who need it fixed in their homes etc.

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Scubadoo
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Lots of friendly folks on this forum that can help with more specific questions. Many subjects have been covered in detail in previous discussions you can read through for starters. Well at least you have a health insurance plan, that ticks off one box. We always recommend a pre-move visit but if you are confident in finding temporary housing on arrival and are flexible with plans then perhaps you could get by without PMV. Just never sign any lease or pay any deposits site unseen. What kind of housing will you be looking for, condo, apartment, single family? Shipping lots of household items, a few, a car, or just arriving with a carry on? Looking for full time job, part time, or just whatever comes along?

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ernieandmaryjo
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Billy, St Croix has a VA Outpatient clinic; the nearest VA hospital is in San Juan, PR. The clinic here is pretty good, and if you need to go over to the hospital the VA covers your flight and runs a bus between airport and hospital.

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