View Full Version : So many places to go so little time

10-30-2008, 12:33 AM
Well since we now have the famous Troop Room I thought I would start out the first new thread here. I would like this thread to be about Posts/ Duty stations. I would like for it to be a place to take about assignments weather you were stationed there or not. Maybe you visited the post/camp/base. I would like for it to give feedback not about the unit you were in but about the area and what there was to do around there. Maybe after a little while it could be a place to look for when thinking of a new duty station to try for. Thanks for everyones help, together I am sure we get a large list up and running.

10-30-2008, 12:48 AM
I will start it off.

Fort Irwin http://www.irwin.army.mil/channels
I have been stationed there twice last left in 06. The post is small. Not much to do on post itself. Hopefully if you go there you have a good car. If you get stationed there you want to get housing. If you have kids they have a elem. and a middle school on post. High schoolers has to ride the bus/drive to town. Not that the housing was great but they were building alot when I left plus they had alot of new houses up already. The post is like 40 miles to town. Barstow isn't much either. Barstow has a Walmart and a couple of bars and a couple of resturants and a drive in movie. The one good thing about the post if you like riding dirt bikes or dune buggies you are surrounded by lots of desert to get out and have fun. You are almost in the middle of San Diego and Las Vegas, about 3 hours from either. Tons of stuff within an hour to hour and a half drive. Victorville/Hesperia has a mall and shopping.

10-30-2008, 01:02 AM
I'd like to see this place take off.. The only thing I got is Ft. Eustis... Great area definitely a retirement base. 45 minutes from VA Beach and in the middle of Shopping everywhere. You have the historic James river and Jamestown, the first settlement in the US. It combines things to do and see in Norfolk like concerts, shows and sports with the traditions of the revolutionary times..

10-30-2008, 03:52 AM
I've been all over the place now in my short army career.

I will lump Forts Gordon, Benning, and Stewart all together and just say that I hate GA. Stewart has been the best of the bunch. I like 3ID for the most part. I just really really hate GA so I can't get over it.

I was over in Darmstadt Germany for a little while. That was awesome. I think that Kaserne is closed now. I know the signal brigade that was there has been disbanded. Darmstadt was great cause it had a little Irish Pub that I loved. Germany was just an awesome place to be overall.

I've traveled to a lot of other posts for short periods. Irwin, Lee, Sill, Lewis, and Drum are the ones I remember. I'm really looking forward to getting back to Lee for a while. It was a nice small post and a fairly relaxed climate. The surrounding areas were pretty nice too. Richmond has a great Bills Backers Bar that JK and I went to a few times. Definitely going to find that place again.

10-30-2008, 02:05 PM

10-30-2008, 05:25 PM
Richmond has a great Bills Backers Bar that JK and I went to a few times. Definitely going to find that place again.

Mulligans Bar and Grill on West Main! Visited it on R&R.. still the same old pad! The Bills crowd grew!

10-31-2008, 08:39 AM
In my short 7 weeks in the Air Force, I've been to Lackland in San Antonio Texas, and I'm now just getting started at Keesler in Biloxi Mississippi. Don't know where my first permanent duty station is yet, but I'll fill you guys back in once I find out.

11-04-2008, 11:14 PM
OK, let's see... Where I've been, for at least two weeks, in chronological order:

FT Benning
FT Irwin
FT Drum, many, many times
Camp Smith
FT Dix
Camp Rell
FT Benning again, no better this time
FT Hampton
FT Lee
CMTC Hohenfels
FT Polk
Camp Robinson
FOB Lion/Orion
LSA Anaconda (Balad)
Camp Virginia
FT Bragg
Camp Phoenix

I probably forgot some. I wish I could forget others.

11-05-2008, 05:47 PM
Heading to Ramstein AB, Germany for my first duty station. Looking forward to it, hopefully I'll be able to see a bit of Europe while I'm over there. I head that way in February or March.

11-05-2008, 09:46 PM
I probably forgot some.

FT Indiantown Gap
Niagara Falls AB

Heading to Ramstein AB, Germany for my first duty station. Looking forward to it, hopefully I'll be able to see a bit of Europe while I'm over there. I head that way in February or March.

Lucky you. Visited Germany but it would be great to be stationed there. I hope you get to see everything you want to, it's a great opportunity.

11-05-2008, 11:32 PM
FT Indiantown Gap
Niagara Falls AB

Close to home, these dont count!

11-06-2008, 12:14 AM
Niagara Falls AB

NF AB is a reserve base about two feet long. Definitely doesn't count. Although it has better security than Ft. Stewart.

Germany is an awesome duty assignment. Have fun while you're over there.

Don Fernando
11-06-2008, 01:29 AM
Heading to Ramstein AB, Germany for my first duty station. Looking forward to it, hopefully I'll be able to see a bit of Europe while I'm over there. I head that way in February or March.

jump on a train to Amsterdam and we'll herf!

11-06-2008, 01:44 AM
FT Indiantown Gap
Niagara Falls AB

Fine, then.

But NFAB is a good place to go to if you want to visit the falls. They have nice accomodations at military rates. Same with FT Hampton if you visit NYC. If you stay at FT Hampton, you don't have to worry about where your car is parked, either. So some of these small bases are good places for vacation sites!

11-06-2008, 10:56 AM
I was prior Navy, 90-94, so I won't go into the Naval Base deal. Army-wise, Ft Hood, which I do not like, seeing as I am from Texas, and I think the area sucks horribly. There is alot of stuff to do pretty close, but the area is pretty undesirable.

Ft Polk is where I am stationed now, and my family and I actually like it alot. Seems strange, but we are used to the small-town atmosphere, and the hunting and fishing is exceptional. Again, things within an hour like Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport is about an hour and a half. I have been there 3 years, and will stay until they make me PCS somewhere.

11-06-2008, 07:39 PM
jump on a train to Amsterdam and we'll herf!

I'll make a trip that way at least once. Guaranteed. I plan on doing a bit of travelling while I'm there. I'll let you know when I'll be able to head that way and we'll set something up.

11-07-2008, 03:24 AM
Well I am leaving Fort Eustis soon I report in March. Fun, Fun

11-07-2008, 03:58 AM
Well I am leaving Fort Eustis soon I report in March. Fun, Fun

Where you headed to from Eustis?

11-07-2008, 04:06 AM
I think Leavenworth. I have a report date of March.

11-10-2008, 08:12 AM
^^ At least it's a report date not a confinement order...lol

let's see...places I have been for the Army

Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Hanau, Germany
Fort Sam Houston, TX
Fort Hood, TX
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Baumholder, Germany
Mainz, Germany
Hanau, Germany (A 2nd time)
Kitzigen, Germany
Schweinfurt, Germany
Fort Hood, TX (2nd time)
Fort Irwin, CA
Camp Dodge, IA
Camp Robinson, AR
Ike Skelton Training Site, Jefferson City, MO
Fort Gordon, GA
Fort Chaffee, AR
Camp Shelby, MS
Tallil, Iraq

all places I have been for 2 or more weeks. Some active duty, some in the Guard. The list sure adds up when you write it out...wow....lol

12-04-2008, 10:01 PM

Fort Sill, OK
Fort Bragg, NC
Fort Sill, OK (currently)
Fort Bragg, NC (next stop!)

As you can see, my duty stations include some serious variety! I didn't count the deployment because we were all over the place. Visited lots of other posts for various training, but I don't think I qualify as an expert on them. If anyone needs any G2 on Bragg or Sill, hit me up. And if you can avoid coming to Ft Sill at all costs, DO IT!:cb

SFC Jeff
03-26-2009, 05:37 AM
OK here we go in chronological order.....

FT Dix, NJ
FT Pickett, VA
FT Leonardwood, MO
FT Indiantown Gap, PA
FT Bragg, NC
FT Carson, CO.....still my favorite!
FT Eustis, VA
Kaiserslautern, Germany
FT Story, VA
Sault Sainte Marie, MI......as a Recruiter
FT Eustis, VA ...........AGAIN...
FT Drum, NY

And this doesn't include all the other various short stays at Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard posts, camps, FOBs, Kasernes and bases all over the world!! So as you can see, I've kinda been kicked around a little throughout the years:al:ss

03-26-2009, 12:09 PM
Alright let's see....in 14 years.

Ft. Leonardwood, MO
Ft. Benning, GA
Ft. Bragg, NC x2
Caserma Ederle Vicenza, Italy
Grafenwoehr, Germany
Hohenfels, Germany
Fallujah, Iraq
Balad, Iraq
Kandahar, Stan x2
Ft. Rucker, AL
Ft. Campbell, KY

I can't get enough of the light fighting I guess. I've always been in an Airborne or Air Assault unit. I'm thinking Tradoc after one more deployment though.

03-26-2009, 01:28 PM
Just to make it easier.

6 Service stripes on the left sleeve, 12 on the right (authorized 14).

7 different FWTS-SSI Authorized.

Been there, done that, can't get promoted.


03-26-2009, 01:57 PM
So far Fort Leavenworth has not been bad. Kansas City isn't far at all and the beer selection around here is pretty good. So far the family and I have been having a good time but I also haven't started working yet because I need a class before starting at the prision. Looks like the next class date is the middle of next month so I guess a few more weeks of sitting around doing next to nothing which isn't bad but isn't great either.
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04-20-2009, 02:36 AM
Anyone been to Ft Lweis and can tell me somthing that can't be found on crossroads.com website? I'll be heading there soon.