As you get your orders to your new installation, doing research about your new location ahead of time will help you settle into your new home quickly. It will help you understand facilities and amenities available, housing options and social services on and off base.
There are some resources available to you to help with this research. Military.com offers an installation guide for all branches of the service to help you evaluate what is available to you ahead of time. It is worth the extra effort in order to ‘hit the ground running’ once you arrive at your new installation.