I recently received my commission in the Air Force and my first duty station is at Elmendorff, AK.
While I would feel a lot more comfortable moving to Alaska in the summer...life does not work always the way you want and my report date is mid-January.
Coming from Virginia, needless to say I am scared to death about moving to Alaska in the smack dab middle of winter. So I am looking for any advice on how to make a safe and comfortable move in winter? How much of a shock weather-wise am I in for? What clothing should I be wearing for an arrival in January?
Also, how should I go about preparing my car (2006 Nissan Xterra) for a wintery arrival?
Any words of advice, tips, or just a reassuring "you will survive" would be much appreciated.