He has no idea where they will send him. It can be Alaska, San Diego, Portland, Maine or Puerto Rico... they'll put him where they need him. It could be Alaska, it could be absolutely anywhere else the CG serves. So to think now he will be sent there in September of 2012 is silly. LOL
With that said... I absolutely loved Alaska. We lived there for 10 years. After our divorce my ex returned and did 3 more tours in Alaska. It is a fantastic place to be stationed. I would go back tomorrow if there was work. But since it is limited at best I may as well stay where I am, at least for the time being. If given the chance to go, I highly recommend it.