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01-10-12, 07:46 PM #18
MCRD, San Diego, but not as a boot, but when I went back in '81-83. Assignment: Civilian college up in Kearney Mesa for 2 years from 7:30 to noon. Noon to ?? at the beach, gym, Laguna Mountains, Balboa, wherever and whatever. Uniform: Shorts, t-shirt, flip-flops. Haircut: Once a month or so when I cruised down to MCRD itself.
Worst? None of 'em. I like all duty stations I was at, but I used to TAD to Yuma, AZ a few times a year and thought that was a hel! hole, and also TAD to some base outside of Dallas, TX where there was a reserve unit. That place was an armpit.
01-10-12, 07:53 PM #19
Camp LeJeune.....Grass is always greener over the septic tank!
Kaneohe HI......Aloha.....Pricey....But...party central!
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01-10-12, 08:35 PM #21
My favorites (in order):
Guatemala City, Guatemala and Sao Paulo, Brazil (embassy duty). I was single and the state department paid all my bills PLUS gave me a COLA allowance (my USMC paycheck went into the bank). Latinas like Americans...nuff said!
Port au Prince, Haiti (embassy duty also). The country itself is an armpit, there is an AIDS epidemic, and Haitians as a rule don't like Americans (we were shot at multiple times and even had a voodoo hex put on us).
01-10-12, 09:03 PM #22
Funny thing about that hex (there was chicken blood, candles, and who knows what else at the front gate to the embassy), the very next day one of the state department dependents was murdered by a Haitian in the parking lot because his visa application was denied. All dependents and nonessential personnel were immediately evacuated to the Naval base in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico...your old stomping grounds.
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01-11-12, 10:39 AM #27
MOS for Barracks duty ?
Back in the day MOS was not a factor
Mine was 0321
Commanders were sent a "recomendation" allowance
They would select Thier most squared away
The candidates would apply and "try out " for a slot.
The appointment would be for one year
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01-11-12, 12:30 PM #29
Camp Pendleton Favorite, Close to everything, loved Albertos burritos extra Sour cream, guac and cheese also loved Tijuana!
29 Palms, Boring, nothing to do nowhere to go
Okinawa, Japan, can be fun, just really small, Kadena Air Force base was cool, the Eagle Globe and Anchor had some good times, eat at the Kadena "Dining Facility" while your there.
Pohang Korea, was only there a few months, did Valiant Blitz and Mountain Warfare training with Rok Marines, not much Libbo, but it was ok.
01-11-12, 12:45 PM #30
Let me just add, I ate Yakisoba while in Okinawa Everyday, Loved the stuff, still haven't found a place here like they made it in Japan!
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