Worst base for carriers: Everett, WA. It doesn't have any support facilities for nuclear carriers. Then, when the ship goes into the ship yard, you move to Bremerton or spend 4 hours getting to and from work (the ship typically provides a ferry from the Everett base to PSNS). After the shipyard, you either live in the Everett area or have 4 hours of transit again, which will be on your dime, although there are vanpools. All that being said, the base itself is great. All the paperpushers are great at their jobs, and usually willing to help out. The base is small, so there's rarely an issue getting on and off base. The NEX and commissary are about 20 miles away, but that's not the end of the world. Finally, the area. If you like outdoor activities, WA is awesome, with hiking, biking, skiing, running paths, and campgrounds all over.