Retired Military Healthcare questions
Hi all you blessed Islanders! I am wondering if any other retired military folks have found the health care (Tricare) easy or hard to work with on St. Croix. I am thinking about moving there soon. Thanks!
I don't have experience with the healthcare offered to military retirees. I do want to point out one other benefit you might qualify for and be able to make use of if you move to St. Croix.
There are many military flights, mostly Air Force, that stop through St. Croix every month for crew rest. In many instances, they are able to transport military retirees from all branches with valid military ID's as "Space A" passengers. If your schedule is flexible and you want to travel inexpensively, this might be very useful to you. We typically get flights based out of Charleston, McGuire, Keesler, Jackson, McChord, Seymour Johnson, March, and assorted other AFB's. If you want to head to Central America, they are often going that direction on embassy replenishing runs and have been known to drop passengers there as well as transport them back and forth between STX and the mainland. Not every aircraft can take passengers as their cargo sometimes doesn't allow for that. It's a rare week that there isn't at least one C-17 or C-130 visiting STX. Some weeks there are five or more. Once passengers get to one of the hub AFB's, such as Charleston, it's easy for most to catch a hop from there to wherever they really want to go on the mainland.
Thanks for the info Alexandra. I wish I was there now!