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Best Army Base to live?
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Posted on 04/21/2009 6:15:11 PM PDT by foobarred

Wifey and I are moving to a military base. She is going active duty as an Army nurse. We are looking at Ft. Campbell, Ft. Knox and Ft. Bragg.

Can anybody make any recommendations?

Thanks!


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ftbragg; ftcampbell; ftknox; militarybase
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1 posted on 04/21/2009 6:15:11 PM PDT by foobarred
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To: foobarred

I would live at the base that she will be assigned to. Makes commuting much easier.


2 posted on 04/21/2009 6:16:27 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: foobarred

SInce when do you get to choose which base you get orders to?


3 posted on 04/21/2009 6:16:35 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: foobarred

Ft. Richardson, Alaska


4 posted on 04/21/2009 6:16:43 PM PDT by redhead (REMEMBER DAN'S BAKE SALE!!!)
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To: foobarred

Go for the gold.


5 posted on 04/21/2009 6:17:48 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: foobarred

I have heard that both Ft Hood and Bragg have gang/crime probs.


6 posted on 04/21/2009 6:19:32 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: foobarred

What other choices? Fort Campbell is not so hot.

My pick might be Fort Carson in Colorado.

http://www.carson.army.mil/


7 posted on 04/21/2009 6:19:36 PM PDT by Frantzie (Let seniors, boomers & young people who voted for O that they screwed their financial future)
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To: foobarred

Depends on where you make your reservations. Make sure you get a 4 star base because they’re the only ones with room service.


8 posted on 04/21/2009 6:20:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: foobarred

The needs of the Army is the rule.


9 posted on 04/21/2009 6:21:54 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: foobarred
I'm not sure of your circumstances, but I'm speculating that they're offering her a choice of assignment if she reenlist. If that is the case, get the assignment agreement in writing before reenlisting. When I enlisted I had a verbal agreement with the recruiter and was surprised to find my bus heading to a different base on the day I showed up.
10 posted on 04/21/2009 6:23:31 PM PDT by highlander_UW (The only difference between the MSM and the DNC is the MSM sells ad space in their propaganda)
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To: Frantzie

Ft. Huachuca, AZ

Right now they are in the middle of the transborder visitors but there is not enough there to give them a reason to hang around.

If you like the outdoors, lots of wonderful national parks, history and touristy places close by (Tombstone 30 minutes)to occupy your idle time.


11 posted on 04/21/2009 6:24:13 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77
"Tombstone 30 minutes"

Note: Low speed limit on that road. Cops drive normal looking pickups. Just sayin'.

12 posted on 04/21/2009 6:27:36 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: foobarred

Fort Wainwright was my favorite.


13 posted on 04/21/2009 6:28:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (So Orwell was off by 25 years! So what!)
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To: SLB

Ping


14 posted on 04/21/2009 6:28:29 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Fort Wainwright "

Aren't the nights kinda long up there some times?

15 posted on 04/21/2009 6:29:49 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Frantzie
My pick might be Fort Carson in Colorado.

Excellent choice. He'd get hiking in the mountains in the summer, skiing/boarding in the winter. Denver is not too far away if you want something from a big city. Colorado Springs is a very military friendly town. There are something like 300 days of sunshine a year, low humidity, moderate temperatures. The four corners (where-ever they are, really) and the Mesa Verde area are not too far away. Royal Gorge very close, Santa Fe not too far away. Even the Grand Canyon is only a day's drive. Vegas a long day's drive. White Sands NM, Roswell NM, all within driving range...

16 posted on 04/21/2009 6:31:08 PM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!...and concierge service at the front desk.


17 posted on 04/21/2009 6:31:23 PM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: Paladin2

True, but you can make up for it in the summer. LOL!


18 posted on 04/21/2009 6:33:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (So Orwell was off by 25 years! So what!)
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To: foobarred

If you can, go to Ft. George G. Meade.


19 posted on 04/21/2009 6:35:52 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: foobarred

First, Army has posts, not bases. Ft. Huachuca was really nice. I had my daughter there. It’s small and not much in town. Great if you like the outdoor stuff. Never seen so many humming birds in my life. Have to go to Tucson for shopping and fun. Ft. Sam, in San Antonio is nice, but I’m a little biased because it’s home, lol. Lots to do there, but too crowded for me now. I’m near Ft. Hood now and I like Killeen pretty well, and it’s close to home, and not too big. Germany, anywhere! Would go back in a second! Hawaii was wonderful too. Hubby was at Kunia, and we lived on Wheeler. Fun tour.


20 posted on 04/21/2009 6:36:21 PM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: foobarred

Fort Knox is the place to go. The streets are paved with gold doncha know. ;)


21 posted on 04/21/2009 6:42:47 PM PDT by Redcitizen (December 21, 2012; there's change for ya!)
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar

We’re thinking of trying for Ft. Carson later in her career. We’ve heard great things about it. For now, we’re hoping for somewhere in the South, but not too oouth. Carson would be too far from where we live right now. I’m keeping my house until the market gets better and I’d like to be able to drive back every once in awhile.


22 posted on 04/21/2009 6:47:29 PM PDT by foobarred (Disclaimer: I have a right to be stupid and wrong. Please don't legislate that right from me.)
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To: foobarred

being from NJ..I am partial to FT DIX.

(Elvis was there in the 50’s)


23 posted on 04/21/2009 6:54:12 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Where is the America I knew as a boy?)
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To: foobarred

I hear at Ft. Knox the streets are paved with gold.


24 posted on 04/21/2009 6:56:06 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: foobarred

A nurse (and her husband) should head for Walter Reed......


25 posted on 04/21/2009 7:00:57 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: foobarred

If you like Artic conditions try Fort Drum, NY.


26 posted on 04/21/2009 7:09:42 PM PDT by Frantzie (Let seniors, boomers & young people who voted for O that they screwed their financial future)
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To: foobarred
You really don't get to choose that easily.....you have to go where they send you.

I grew up an Army Brat, and I have a few favorites that are in my memories. Ft. Rucker (Mother Rucker) was my favorite post for feeling at home. There is not much to do in the area, but it is not too far from the Gulf Coast.

Ft. Benning is great if you live on post. Another favorite was Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, but it has now closed. The O Club was right on the beach....great memories of that.

There are lots of great posts....just learn to enjoy the area you are sent to for what it is. If you do not like it, remember, you will not live there forever, and every move will be an education. You'll be a better person for the experience.

27 posted on 04/21/2009 7:11:37 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: foobarred

Landstuhl.

The area is a little on the crowded side, but there is so much to do. The DODDS schools have fewer issues than most U.S. schools.

I’m AF, so I’ve always wanted to avoid being stationed anywhere with “Fort” in the name.


28 posted on 04/21/2009 7:20:11 PM PDT by Gil4
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To: foobarred

Ive been to Bragg as both a Brat and an Army Wife. Hated it both times. A lot of strip clubs, pawn shops, and crime. Had a police chase actually end in my back yard. My favorite East Coast base would have to be Ft Belvoir, VA. Favorite on the other side is Ft Huachuca (my dad retired and is still there.)


29 posted on 04/21/2009 7:21:51 PM PDT by Frogtacos (It all went to hell when we started cooking outside and crapping inside.)
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To: foobarred

Love Kentucky. Not sure about Ft. Campbell, but I always liked shopping at Ft. Knox, and it is close to Louisville. Good luck. My most favorite base was 29 Palms, California, but it was a Marine Corps base.


30 posted on 04/21/2009 7:26:53 PM PDT by KYGrandma
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To: foobarred

Ft. Campbell.
The countryside is gorgeous.
Land Between the Lakes is close by.
40 miles to Nashville.


31 posted on 04/21/2009 7:41:27 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (www.citizendirect.org - this domain name for sale)
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To: NavVet

I had training there. We sang that song in formation but lo and behold the streets were asphalt. =(


32 posted on 04/21/2009 7:43:20 PM PDT by Redcitizen (December 21, 2012; there's change for ya!)
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To: Swede Girl

Patrick is still up and running. I live about 20 minutes from it.


33 posted on 04/21/2009 8:01:57 PM PDT by SeminoleSoldier
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To: foobarred
Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio. Brooke Army Medical Center is a great place.

Since you are in Ohio, you can try Ft Knox.

34 posted on 04/21/2009 8:34:18 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: MagUSNRET

Since when do you get to choose which base you get orders to?

Since she became a comissioned nurse. All animals are equal, but comissioned medical animals are much more equal than others.


35 posted on 04/21/2009 8:43:41 PM PDT by flowerplough (The Obama Doctrine: Europe Good, America Bad.)
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To: foobarred

I grew up at Fort Bragg (1974-1978). Hot and humid in the summer...


36 posted on 04/21/2009 8:58:49 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: foobarred

Generally (I’ll accept that there are likely exceptions), it’s an Army “post” but Navy and Air Force “bases.”

Do you like the Outdoors? Do you like being in a conservative state that loves the militar and has low taxes? If so, Ft. Richardson, Alaska.


37 posted on 04/21/2009 9:18:05 PM PDT by SweetWilliamsMom
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To: foobarred
I've been out of the Army for a long time, and was not in the medical arts but... I did visit Landstuhl a few times and it was an excellent facility.

If we're wishing for assignments how about: Tripler (Hawaii), Brooks (San Antonio) or Walter Reed.

Personally my favorite assignment was White Sands, but that wasn't a very exciting place for the medical profession.
38 posted on 04/21/2009 9:46:54 PM PDT by Dissident1 (Ten years, zero vanities.)
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To: SeminoleSoldier

I heard that it was closed as a military facility a few years ago! I could be wrong, though. It’s a great base. My Dad was Army Corps of Engineers (built all kinds of launch pads, tracking stations, etc.), and we were stationed there when the space race was on. Loved it.


39 posted on 04/22/2009 12:27:46 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: foobarred

Tripler Army Medical Center, Fort Schofield Hawaii....duh.


40 posted on 04/22/2009 3:23:59 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: foobarred
My favorites were Ft. Richardson, Alaska, and Ft Leonard Wood, MO.

Don't even THINK about going to Ft. Stewart, GA. If the global warming believers ever decide to take the earth's temperature with a rectal thermometer, it will be inserted at Ft. Stewart. (Savannah being nearby helps to make it bearable, though!)

41 posted on 04/22/2009 7:19:16 AM PDT by PalmettoMason ("an empty limousine pulled up in front of the White House, and Barack Obama got out")
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To: foobarred

Please thank her for her service from me and my daughters.


42 posted on 04/22/2009 7:22:27 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: foobarred

Any place but Fort Leonard Wood.


43 posted on 04/22/2009 7:25:50 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (1/20/13 - Obama's Last Day!)
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To: TexasBeth

Grafenwoehr.


44 posted on 04/22/2009 7:29:41 AM PDT by patton (Oligarchy is an absorbing state in the Markov process we find ourselves in. Sigh.)
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To: patton

Augsburg was wonderful.


45 posted on 04/22/2009 8:00:36 AM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: TexasBeth

Actually, my second favorite was the Presidio of San Francisco.

But don’t tell anybody. ;)


46 posted on 04/22/2009 8:05:44 AM PDT by patton (Oligarchy is an absorbing state in the Markov process we find ourselves in. Sigh.)
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To: patton

I promise not to tell! It is so beautiful there. I would love to see if for myself. It’s such a shame that the moonbats have made it their own.


47 posted on 04/22/2009 8:13:06 AM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: patton
"Grafenwoehr."

....but only because Wildflecken has been closed ;-)

48 posted on 04/22/2009 8:15:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TexasBeth

It was - my barracks room at DLI overlooked the Golden Gate Bridge. What is that view worth?

On the other hand, I really dislike earthquakes.

{{shudder}}


49 posted on 04/22/2009 8:17:06 AM PDT by patton (Oligarchy is an absorbing state in the Markov process we find ourselves in. Sigh.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

It has? I dind’t know that. I went to Instructor school there.


50 posted on 04/22/2009 8:18:13 AM PDT by patton (Oligarchy is an absorbing state in the Markov process we find ourselves in. Sigh.)
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