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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The most common question received ...

"What's it like to live there?"

The answers to the following questions come from my personal experiences and feelings after six years on Kwajalein.
This information was current as of November, 2004. I no longer live on Kwajalein.




What's it like to live there?

What's there to do on Kwajalein? Do you have movies there?


Richardson Theater

How can I get a job there? Can spouses find employment? Is it true you pay no taxes? Is there a church there?


Island Memorial Chapel

Can I bring family pets? What are the schools like? What is housing like?


"Old housing" duplex.

Is internet service available? What's the weather like? Are vehicles allowed on Kwajalein? What about privately owned boats? What about airplanes? What are the Marshallese like? Is there crime on Kwajalein. Can you swim in the ocean?


Are you sure you want to swim in the ocean?
(provided by Gloria Beery)

Are there stores on Kwajalein?


Fine dining isn't limited to restaurants.

Are FedEx and UPS available? Are there sharks or other dangerous creatures? What about bugs, spiders and other pests?


The best pest control anywhere!

Do you have satellite TV? Does Kwajalein have full medical and dental services? What about travel to other islands? Can someone visit Kwajalein? What should I bring with me if I move there?


Residents line the pier to welcome a ship
rumored to be carrying toothpaste.


( Don't cancel your reservations ... it's a joke! )



Is Space-A travel available? How does the mail work on Kwajalein? How does phone service work? Is the marine environment a problem?


Where Kwaj bikes go in the end.


I read that Kwajalein is a summer camp environment where every need and desire of the workers is catered to. Can you shop on other islands? Is there a drug problem on Kwajalein? What about alcohol? Can computer supplies be purchased on Kwajalein? What if I get there and can't stand Kwajalein? Are family members, other than children, able to move there? Is it safe to eat fish caught around Kwajalein? Is driverís education available? Is cell phone service available? Can you download music? Can you have Family Radio Service (FRS) radios and CBs? Is it possible to get a post office box in advance of arrival? Are there things for little kids to do? Are Asian groceries available? How big are the yards? Are emergency services available? Is there gas available for BBQ grills? What about gasoline for lawnmowers, etc? Who can live there?



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