My husband and I have been in the Big Country for about a year and a half. Now, although this was far from where we wanted to end up, Abilene has proved to be a wonderful place to live. Its true, there are no theme parks or giant malls...and it takes about 10-15 minutes to get anywhere in town but the people here are fantastic.
The Big Country in general is very military friendly and that is evident from restaurants and other businesses who provide military discounts, to people who say thank you when my husband is in uniform.
For example...not too long ago, my husband was checking out at Target and upon paying he realized he forgot to buy a bottle of water. He was simply going to get one and get back in line. Instead, the woman behind him said she would buy his bottle of water for him because "it was the least she could do". You can't help but be touched by how appreciative people can be.
So thank you all for your support of Dyess Air Force Base and its personnel. I happen to know that they appreciate you too.