Lean and Mean!
What if you want your list long and distinguished?Every base has its upsides, downsides, lovers, and haters. A lot of it depends on where you are in your life and your interests. If you like backpacking and the great outdoors than Whidbey isn't bad. If youre a young single JO looking for love then SD may your place. If you're married with kids then looking to have a home in a good school district may make SD seem less appealing. A lot of Helo guys hate NOB but the jet guys fight get to Oceana. Some guys are terrified of going to Japan and others will never leave. Different folks, different strokes.