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Old 07-20-2009, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Keesler AFB...anything within 50 miles of the Gulf of Mexico is BAD...lol
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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Albuquerque, NM - recruiting duty.

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Old 07-20-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Mine was Ft Bragg NC or as we called it Ft DRAGG. I experienced the worst case of "Reverse Prejudice" I have ever seen.
Welcome to the mid-Atlantic :barf:

For similar reasons I vote Langley AFB - if you are a minority you will love it though.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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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.
To defend my hometown...North Dakotans and Minnesotans are amongst the most friendly helpful people there are...very down to earth. Certainly just like anyplace have our share of grumpy people but no more than anywhere else. People tend to help one another when needed...but tend to stay by themselves when not asked (it is that Norwegian....German and Swedish blood in them I guess). Town I do know does support the military base and has long been a supporter of the base. The University of ND is in town with much stuff to do....it may not appeal to this poster but there is lots of stuff. In winter....hockey is king.....


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Old 07-20-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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Albuquerque, NM - recruiting duty.
Was it the town or the duty?

We love Albuquerque. We don't actually live IN Albuquerque, but east of it, but my husband commutes to Kirtland each day (that he is not tdy).
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:42 AM
 
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Was it the town or the duty?

The duty was hell, but I also didn't much like the town. At first I did, but the longer we were there, the less I liked it. It was the people more than anything else that I didn't care for.

It's even more obvious to us now. After moving from NM to CO, we had to drive through NM to go to CA one year for spring break. Well, we didn't HAVE to... but we wanted to, instead of doing the Utah route, so we could drive past our old house, stop in Phoenix to see Grandma, etc.

Anyway, just the customer service difference is extremely obvious. We didn't fully appreciate how rude people are in NM until we'd lived in CO for a year.

Then there was the "suspicious package" under a bridge, in the middle of nowhere (was it the Canadian river? I have photos of the sign somewhere). Bored police officers had the road blocked for three hours while they waited for a bomb squad to check out the backpack some bum left under the bridge. I get this could've happened anywhere, but it didn't. It happened in NM. That was the trip from hell. We had something like a 9 hour drive scheduled that day, but ended up on the road for 16 hours (by the time we finally got past Albuquerque- usually 5 1/2 hours from COS, that day it was 11) we decided to push through, just to get out of the state! We went home the northern route, via Utah.

There were many instances while we lived in Albuquerque too... I've posted about some of them before. And the schools... wow. What a difference when you're out of the state and in a school district that puts emphasis on children LEARNING. The racism in Albuquerque that our son faced was a factor in our leaving also.

You couldn't pay me to live there again. I do miss the balloon fiesta though I won't go back for it. It's just not worth it.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Camp Johnson in Jacksonville, NC. Mainly because I got robbed at gunpoint in a motel. I guess not really a duty station, per se but in four years I only went to MCAS El Toro & Tustin.
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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The racism in Albuquerque that our son faced was a factor in our leaving also.
I don't tell many people this, but that is one of the reasons I chose living in the East Mountains.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Korea (1998-1999) was my worst, I think. That's where I had started drinking every weekend. It was bad. And too far away from my husband at the time (I was married back then).
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Korea (1998-1999) was my worst, I think. That's where I had started drinking every weekend. It was bad. And too far away from my husband at the time (I was married back then).
I'm with ya there, sister. I did two "Team Spirits" in Korea, and that was bad enough for me. I can't imagine living there for a year, I had to go back too Hawaii at Scholfield Barrack.
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