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Old 10-23-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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Fort Huachuca AZ
i liked Ft Huachuca for i could vist family in Phoenix once a month ..my worst place was Nato headquaters was a nightmare for me i was in charge of a Gerenal officer security detail and i found the people where great but dealing with outside things at times where the problems of multi military personal all togerther in one place ..
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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i had a friend who joined the army to get away from Ft Bragg area and where did he get stationed at Ft bragg on his first tour in the army right after basic training in Ft Jackson SC
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I can't believe nobody has listed Goodfellow Air Force Base. I freaking HATE this place. It's ugly, small, boring - I'm absolutely disgusted with living here. And since I'm not a brainwashed Texan and refuse to allow my children to be, I'm counting the hours until we can finally leave this hellhole. This place is the crotch of the United States and people love it here for some ungodly reason. For the life of me, I absolutely cannot understand it. Maybe they like fireants and mosquite 'trees' (more like shrubs). I wish this place would get closed and San Angelo TX would finally finish falling off the face of the earth.
WOW! Come on tell us how you really feel about Goodfellow AFB and San Angelo.

I spent 7 months at Goodfellow (Goodbuddy) AFB in1972-73 going to tech school and really liked the base as well as San Angelo with its downtown river and Lake Nasworthy.
The base and San Angelo has grown since then which makes it even better. I entered the AF in California but retired in "brainwashed" Texas where I have spent more than 23 years of my life and I'm proud to call Texas my home. Be thankful you haven't lived in the Middle East where women are third class in most places such as Saudi Arabia.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:05 AM
 
Location: SA
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I would have to say Marine Corps Base Quantico. We used to have a philosophy in the Marine corps that the farther away from HQ the better the life was, well Quantico was in Northern VA just a short drive to the Pentagon and DC so it was so political and felt like policy changed there just to see what worked and what did not. If it worked they would still change it for change sake. Also the traffic was terrible. I still lived in the area even though I was out of the Corps because my wife had a good job on base but and went through 9/11 there as well as the DC sniper. But no longer have to deal with any of it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Cu Chi, RVN, 1966
Hot, dry, and dusty
Then, hot, wet, and muddy.
15 minutes later, hot, dry, and dusty again.
Cu Chi was a mud hole but you got to do the walking tour of the Boi Loi
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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i had a friend who joined the army to get away from Ft Bragg area and where did he get stationed at Ft bragg on his first tour in the army right after basic training in Ft Jackson SC
I volunteered for Vietnam to get away from Fatalberg
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Texas!!! It's hot but I don't care :)
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The cold weather goes without saying. The people were very very rude and to top it off there was nothing to do, absolutely nothing. 7 very long years.
Worst duty station: Minot AFB. I feel your pain. Just imagine, I wish I could live at Grand Forks! That's how bad this place is. Our gate says "Only the Best Come North" and many people say it's the hidden jewel of the AF. Really? Well, they should hide it better. Cold, cold, cold. Snow, snow, snow. Boring, boring, boring. Nothing nearby, unless you count Bismarck (small town) 2 hours away, Fargo (not a huge city)5 hours....nothing to do for hours and hours and hours.

Of course, I have met a few people out of a billion that like this place...so it could just be me
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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Our worst base was Beale AFB in northern CA. Yuck. Black Mold houses. Linda was the meth capitol of the world and right outside the gate. High crime rates, high cost of living. Constant 12 hour shifts (that of course turned into 14's). Traffic.
We did vacation to Disneyland, San Diego, San Francisco, but would never want to go back.


BEST base was Kadena AB Okinawa Japan
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: southern Maryland (yuck)
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Patuxent River NAS.....the land of inconvenience...where happiness goes to die. A one horse town!
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Never had a bad assignment in 23 yrs in the military other than deployments - and only one (Afghanistan) wasn't a positive experience. I guess I've been lucky (Germany, Ft Lewis, Ft Gordon, Ft Sam Houston).
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