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Old 06-06-2013, 02:55 PM
Location: Anchorage
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Was stationed at NAS Adak, Alaska just before they shut it down.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:30 AM
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Baimbridge Md boot camp longer there,in fact there is no Baimbridge Md any longer
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:30 PM
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My older brother was stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base not too far away in Rome NY. It closed in 1995, I believe.

Hancock Air Force Base is a former regular AFB that has the ANG and Reserves. It is about a mile or so from my house and still has a small BX too. It closed as a regular AFB in 1983-84.

I remember Plattsburgh AFB and the big push to keep it open.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:46 PM
Location: Central Maine
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Government Island, Alameda CA- Went there for USCG basic training. Governor's Island, NY - Stationed there for electronics school, my ship was stationed there. Fort Devans, MA - Best friend stationed there in the Army, visited him.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:45 PM
Location: Metropolis IL
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Every Naval Air Station I served at from 1974-1995, is closed:

NAS Glynco, GA

NAS Cecil Field, FL

NAS Memphis, TN

NAS Dallas, TX

NAS Glenview, IL

Also, RTC Orlando, FL

If you served in a Navy aviation rate prior to the mid- 1990's, there's a high probability most of your NAS's are closed. They killed off a bunch of them with the Cold War draw down.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:01 AM
Location: Wonderland
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When I was in my late twenties and early thirties, we were stationed in Aschaffenburg, Germany. The post closed down while we were there (1992), shortly after the troops came home from the first Persian Gulf war. In fact, I was the very last Officers Wives Club president there (for what that's worth!).

I loved that little post, and it was sad to watch it close down.

I went back to Germany on vacation a couple of years ago. They were demolishing our housing units. My former house was next on the chopping block. Remembering all the families who lived there, and how the sidewalks and playgrounds rang with the laughter and chatter of children and their moms, the desolation of the apartments was actually heartrending.

But in a way, it felt good to see Aschaffenburg without a US military presence. Mission accomplished. Time marches on.

Twenty years ago (our quarters were those third floor windows!):

Same building in 2011:

I'm sure they're gone now.

I have no desire to go back there anymore. That chapter of my life is officially closed, along with the post.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:33 AM
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Orlando RTC. I was there for 4 weeks back in 1989.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:43 AM
Location: Orange County, CA
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Originally Posted by msgsing View Post
For those of you who went through navy boot camp in San Diego. A lot of the old buildings have been preserved. Check it out if you are ever in town.
This is something I surely want to do. Not too long ago there was a travel show on TV about NTC San Diego and it sure triggered long forgotten memories to see things and places from those very long ago days when you were a very young raw recruit.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:32 PM
Location: Oregon Coast
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Originally Posted by Mouldy Old Schmo View Post
Did any of you grow up on or near a now-gone military base? God bless.
My family wasn't military, but we lived at Glasgow AFB, Montana for a while. That was in the 1970s, just before it was deactivated. Today the flight facilities are owned by Boeing. Some of the houses are occupied, but for the most part it's a ghost town. The last time I was there in the 1990s, the Elementary School I attended was falling down and the roof was caved in. The base hospital which was already abandoned when we live there is still there, still stocked with 1960s era medical equipment. It's an interesting place.

A Montana Ghost Town - Glasgow AFB, Montana MT - YouTube
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:58 PM
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Default Gone... but not forgotten

Was sworn in USAF in 1968 at Ft Holabird, MD...gone long ago.
1968-69 First duty station was Oxnard AFB in Camarillo CA...closed in 1969
1969-70 Stationed at Langley AFB on BOMARC missle site in Newport News..now the city bus garage
1970-71 SLK... better known as Shu Lin Kou AS located on a mountain 20 miles outside Taipei Taiwan. USAF Security Service site...closed sometime in the late 70's.
1970-72 Kadena AB in Okinawa...best duty in the AF at the time until it reverted back to Japan in 72.
2 TDY's to RVN...Danang and Bien Thuy in 1971-72...we all know what happened to them.
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