I had to. My stepfather was in the navy and we moved away when I was 11.
I know how that goes. I had many, many friends over the years move away. I live in Lawton/Ft.Sill and it's the largest artillery base in the US. Neither of my parents were in the military but my Grandpa on both sides retired here and that is how my mom and dad got here. Everyone here is here because of the military in some way.