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05-15-12, 02:19 AM #1
Whats there to do in bridgeport CA
Got my orders going to Mountain warfare training center in bridgeport what is there to do out there. I'm a big drinker and love hitting up clubs and bars hows the night life out there
05-15-12, 05:28 AM #2
You'll only 2 hours south of RENO,NV. right up 395. Should be some good clubing,but I don't do clubbing anymore. Also 1 hour south of Tahoe,CA...
05-15-12, 10:26 AM #3
appreciate it do you have any idea what the units like I'm a Motor T operator. I know all about the training up there but I'll be permanent personnel
05-15-12, 10:48 AM #4
Really not much in Bridgeport, just a tiny drive through tourist area..
The base is about 7200' asl.. still considered isolated... but these days you have internet, satellite tv and such.. it's a new base now from the time I was there..
Don't even think about driving from Reno, Tahoe or anything like that after drinking..
MWTC is outstanding if your an avid outdoor person..
05-15-12, 11:26 AM #5
Bridgeport is an outdoor paradise. If you like fishing, hiking, camping, exploring, there is plenty of it.
You can catch some huge trout out of the Twin Lakes by Sawtooth Ridge and Matterhorn Glacier.
There are ghost towns nearby, and if you are going to be permanent personnel and like winter sports, you will be centrally located in the Sierras where some of the best skiining and boarding exists in the nation.
Nevada is a stone's throw, and straight north is Tahoe which is split by CA and Nevada.
But if you don't like the outdoors and don't take advantage of what is there, then you'll probably become bored so gotta beware to not develop an alcohol problem. The Marine Corps doesn't tolerate that much anymore like it used to.
05-15-12, 12:38 PM #6
I almost picked MWTC, it was one of my options when I was reenlisting. I picked security forces and have no regrets, at all. But it would have been fun to go there and take advantage of everything there is to offer there. Obviously a young Marine is going to be interested in the night life. But, much like Oki -- there is so much more going on there.
If I had this tool at my disposal back in my day, I would be asking a group of seasoned Veterans; what to look for; things to do; tips and tricks; and all that. But that's just me.
Good luck, Leatherneck. I hear you are going to a hidden gem -- don't waste your experience drinking it away.
05-16-12, 10:00 AM #7
thanks for all the feedback I def plan on doing some snowboarding but i'm just not the outdoors type. Who knows I'll probably end up liking it as long as I won't have to deploy again I'll be happy. I'm just curious because no one seems to know anything about this place in my unit.
05-16-12, 10:08 AM #8
If your Motor-T, your definately going to learn to plow snow.....lol
05-16-12, 10:22 AM #9
lol I hope your joking
05-16-12, 10:25 AM #10
Nobody from your unit knows about MWTC because it's not a place a lot of Marines go to for either training, or as permanent personnel. You are a lucky man, you don't know now, but you will once you get there. Small units are great if you are not a bird. PLENTY of opportunities, PLENTY.
Make the most of it.
05-16-12, 10:27 AM #11
05-16-12, 10:29 AM #12
I'm not joking, I've got about 5+ years stationed up there, 70's and 80's, I can't do it justice because of all the newer construction, but back in those days before internet and satellite tv it was a tad bit boring when not training..
We had to make our own entertainment..
I would still take that duty station over any other though...
From my understanding, Bishop is now considered the snowboard place to go in Ca..
05-16-12, 10:46 AM #13
Here you go, Devil -- just in case you didn't find this, and since I am bored I Google'd your question.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=0CGcQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mwtc.usmc.mil%2FInbound%2FWel come%2520Aboard%2520Information%2520(Draft%2520100 ).doc&ei=tMizT7fQJMq06gHHmcW7Cg&usg=AFQjCNF_8HREGstB3IhUaVXep68R5tS6uQ&sig2=MpRK6y0n32zn5e2dgcc79g
05-16-12, 11:00 AM #14
I'm was born in Alaska but was only there for less than a year I grew up in Maryland. On learning to plow snow well I just hope they have civilians doing that crap cause I won't. Foxtrotoscar I'm def good at making my own fun Okinawa will teach you that. Thanks for the links thewookie I'll check them out
05-16-12, 04:17 PM #15
Bridgeport is not a place for nightlife, unless star gazing and night fishing is what you would call nightlife.
But like others have said, it is an awesome place to be stationed if you love the mountains and outdoors. Fishing, hiking, skiing, etc.
On the upside, prostitution is still legal in Nevada. (Just sayin')
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