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Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by JonC, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. JonC

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    What was your favorite duty station?

    My first was Walter Reed. Moving to and living in DC was an adventure. But my favorite was Germany.
     
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    MCAS Eltoro

    Cruising down PCH on a bike with shorts and shades was a great time.
     
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    My favorite was going to a new Army Post - and see who you knew from a previous duty station, new challenges, ect - I loved every post I was at.
     
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    I always liked moving and going to new areas. Unfortunately, I only hit two (D.C. and Germany) during my 23 years that were outside of my home state. Half my career was spent in a recruiting command close to where I grew up. But it worked out for the best.
     
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    I was selected by DA to be a recruiter ( assignment was to be the DC district) but my DISCOM Cdr (O-6) said I would not make a good recruiter - well, I did one more hitch - then ETS - got out and became a successful radio station salesman. (isn't that what a recruiter is - a salesman?)
     
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    I was advised the same. I chose recruiting because I was in Germany and planning to ETS. I thought at least this way I’d get another tour in and be able to choose a location. I’m not a “type A” personality, and I thought the experience would be good for me as well.

    That said I realized why, when I worked at Walter Reed, we got so many E-8’s and E-9’s from recruiting as psych patients O O. Army recruiting was not my favorite duty, but I did well (I earned the gold badge quickly). Did one tour and got out and went into the National Guard (M-Day).

    I stayed M-Day for about a year and took a recruiting position with the TNARNG, and I loved it (mostly because we were left alone). I earned my master badge quickly and did a tour as the Senior Counselor at MEPS. After that I took a position at HQ. The year I decided to retire I requested to go back to field recruiting (I wanted to get back to the house and get my "ducks in a row" for retirement), so it all worked out well.
     
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    I was waiting for a ship at Treasure Island in San Fran bay and was assigned to a big hanger run by a Chief. We showed up at 8, talked/drank coffee till around ten when he would make assignments for the day, work till noon when the hanger closed and we left for the day.
     
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    The best duty station is the last one you had, and the worst is the one you're at now. That maxim held true with almost everyone I talked to in the service.

    My favorite was Schofield barracks, Hawaii.

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    Kool.....I get to be your exception Biggrin. My best one was my second one (out of 5).

    I almost requested Hawaii (as a combat engineer). Can't remember why I changed my mind. :(
     
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    Are we being infested!!! Two Sappers on BB? whats next - we will allow Marines in this Forum????
     
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    Maybe. Sappers lead the way...

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    As far as my Eltoro duty station goes I also enjoyed it as I was on security details for:

    Bush
    Dukakis
    Commandant of the Marine Corps
    The Blue Angels
     
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    Enjoyed being a weapons instructor for Marines shipping out to Vietnam. The class I gave to officers and staff ,up to and including general officers , was a little scary.


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    To late they are already here!... My favorite duty station by far was M.C.R.D San Diego with Military Police... Why?... Well I was born on the outskirts of San Diego and that had been where I went to school and I knew the city... And my home was 15 miles from the base and San Diego is a military town!... Who wouldn't like a duty station like that?... Brother Glen
     
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    West Coast or East Coast?... If you were on the West Coast you were probably a Camp Pendleton... East Coast I would say Camp Lejeune... Brother Glen
     
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    Pendleton. Staging , or pre-deployment, was run out of Camp Margarita.


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    Still haven't forgotten about that huh?... Want to talk about it?... Brother GlenBiggrin
     
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    Why would I forget it? Is there some reason I'm not suppose to remember where I was stationed and what I was doing?

    I'm willing to talk about it. What else would you like to know?
     
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    Oh I get it now!... Staging and pre-deployment operation was out of Camp Margarita... Not that you were run out of Camp Margarita... Oops!:confused:... Brother Glen
     
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    Looks like the Iraqis recycled the buildings since we left.
     
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