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I am currently in the Army and my wife owns a photography business (www.JennaLeighPhotography.net) that she started a few years ago while we were in Korea. After a year or two there we moved to Central Texas (Fort Hood) and we have been there since. I am still conflicted on whether or not I am going to stay in the Army, and we have been looking at all of our options in regards to this. I know if I stay in to finish out my 20 years we will move from Fort Hood and go somewhere else, and I know that we will lose all of our local connections.
There is no telling where we might go if I stay in, it could be Germany, Lousiana, Colorado, etc, and in some of these places her business might shine, but in others it might die. I really want her business to succeed because she loves it and I don't want her to not be able to do it, but my military pay is nice too.
Now, I have about 3 1/2 years left on my contract and if we stay at Fort Hood and I get out she'll have almost five years worth of business connections. I think with that amount of time and the amount of connections she might have her business might be in a really good spot, but does this sound reasonable?
How important are these connections? I mean, do you think three more years of being in and operating in an area would be worth staying there for?