Artesia and even Brunswick isn't that bad..
I was detailed to Brunswick and Artesia for almost two years..it's not that bad..
But the one thing I can't stress enough is you WILL need a vehicle..to go anywhere you will need a vehicle.
As a basic student it was hell in both Brunswick and Artesia..but as advanced students it was more fun and as an instructor it was outstanding..!
Once you get hired and go to the academy, all you additional training will be whatever the training budgets will bear..you just say I want these classes and the govt to pay for it..you go where they tell you..Since your just starting you won't have much time on the books to go where you chose for training..unless you are really close then you maybe able to.
Good Luck on your career..