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Where were you stationed?

Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by Reformed, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. HankD

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    Yes at LACKLAND.
    At Grifiss
    We were in some old officers (pilots) rooms. we were intel and info (EDP) in with the SAC unit.
    I never got used to the SAC alerts.
    I had a room all to my self for a long time, then got a roommate which was fine.
     
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    My last duty assignment was at Offutt AFB, SAC headquarters. I was a crew member on an RC-135. I had a roommate who was a crew member on the airborne command post (Looking Glass). We hardly saw each other. Either he was in the air or I was. I finally got my own place off base. I never had a roommate after that.
     
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    I didn't know! I was always kinda proud I served in the same unit (twenty years later) that was the first to reach Bastone, the tip of Patton's spear. I guess my Class A shoulder patches are a collector item. :)
     
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    ARMY
    Basic 1972 - Ft. Polk
    AIT - 1972/73 - Ft. Gordon, Ga.
    Duty Station - 1973 - 1975: Ft. Huachuca, Az.
    TDY: Ft. Bliss, Tx., White Sands, N.M., China Lake, Ca. Navy Base, Ft. Chaffee, Ar.
    After 3 yrs. in the active reserves, joined the Coast Guard

    1978: Boot Camp - Alameda, Ca.
    1978/79: USCGC Blackthorn, Galveston, Tx.
    1979: Avionics school, Elizabeth City, N.C.
    1980/84: CG AR&SC and Air Station Elizabeth City
    1984/90: CG Air Station Miami
    1991/96: CG ATC Mobile, Al.
    TAD: Gander, Newfoundland, Borinquen, P. R., Guantanemo Bay, Cuba
     
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    I see I was learning to march about 7 years before you at Ft Polk. My home was in North Ft Polk. I visited there after my children had grown and moved out, didn't recognize much. But I do have an Alameda story. Years ago, one of the older gentlemen in my old timers Sunday School class told me that he grew up in Alameda, and had seen B-25's at an airstrip near the docks early in WWII. Funny the things that stick in our memories....
     
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    I was PCS to EUCOM 3 times - Zweibruecken Base is now a college, Maniz has been turned into Condos - and Wildflecekn was given back to the Germans to continued to be used as military training base.
    In some ways, I would love to go back and visit those two bases - but it wouldn't be the same - so from time to time I just think about the wonderful times I had there on the other side of the Pond. I might forget something in five minutes - but I often remember things to the minute detail of what happened 5 decades ago in Sunny Zwei.. One memory just back to me - our office had a softball team - and we played very consistent - we lost every single game! But we had a lot of fun.
     
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    My mother was in the Navy, so when I was little we lived in a lot of different places. But she left the Navy when I was about 5 years old.
    To my recollection, we lived in:
    Charleston, North Carolina
    New Jersey
    Italy
    Sicily

    My mom was also stationed in Guam a couple times. She used to tell me all about it.

    Probably more places than that. The place we live now is also a Navy town, and the last place she was stationed before she left.
     
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    Fort Dix, NJ for Basic (1979)
    Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD for AIT (1979)
    Fort Carson, CO with 4th ID (1979 - 1981)
    Ray Barracks, Germany with 3d Armored Division (1981-1984)
    Back to Dix long enough to say goodbye. (1984)
     
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    I had basic and part of AIT at Ft. Polk, and all I can figure is that my love for the place must have been something like Stockholm syndrome. When it was all over, I didn't want to leave. We had the old wood frame WW2 barracks, and I got to where I liked it.

    Talk about a simple life style! Moving was no big deal. All my possessions could be stuffed into a duffle bag and then a bus ticket to anywhere would do it for me.
     
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    Yes, our basic training barracks were just as yours, only 7 years newer. We trained with M-14's and yes by the end of the day they weighed a lot. One of my favorite memories was marching (in April or May) along a dirt road, and we could see a wall of rain ahead of us. Bone dry on one side, a downpour (huge droplets) on the other side. The DI had us march into the rain which soaked us, and then had us stop and put on our ponchos. Brings a smile to my face even now.
     
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    "It never rains in the Army. It just rains on the Army."
     
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