Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Fail, Nov 4, 2012.
Just did 3 weeks in Holenfels. Your turn.
RAF Bentwaters, back in the late 70's (it's been closed for a long time). cold water in the communal barracks showers, ftl. radiator heating that clanged and hammered, but didn't really heat, ftl.
come to think about it - all of the active duty bases I've ever served at are now closed.
Bentwaters permanent party barracks were much worse than the ww2-type transient barracks we stayed at after my Iraq deployment.
Did you hear about the UFOs at Bentwaters?
I haven't had to be in any terrible bases. There is always stuff to complain about with most of them but nothing was that bad.
Maybe the MC receiving building in Okinawa in the late 90's. It was old and filthy and was infested with big ass bugs. I stayed on hansen though and it was actually pretty nice. Schwab sucked from what a bunch of buddies told me but I think that was just because of a lack of women.
Every Iraq patrol base I lived on. Lutifiyah GAYYYY
Hohenfels isnt bad. I was once stationed at a place called babenhausen in germany. It had a movie theater that operated 2 days a week. an abandoned bowling alley, a PX that i dont even know how to describe it. It was like a c.d. rack, a rack of mens clothes a rack of womens clothes, upstairs had uniform stuff and about 8 magazines to choose from. No restaurants (eventually it got a burger king and pizza place) it was home to 1 brigade that consisted of 1 battalion. At one time it had a couple of full brigades but they had long since been moved and the place was like a ghost town. It was full of sadness.
Oh and the brigade/battalion stationed there was a field artillery brigade, so we didnt even have women really. Maybe 8 female soldiers on the whole base and they got passed around a LOT
Yeah babenhausen sucks dick, I was in Darmstadt at kelly barracks It was a great place to be stationed
anything in the middle east
Darmstadt was awesome we used to go there to party every weekend. Darmstadt was awesome hanau was awesome Rhein-mein was awesome...but I was stuck in that babenhausen shithole.
I hear cannon is bad
That's what is keeping my hometown alive. never really been there, but what did you hate so much about it?
I have a hard time believing that Tinker is worse than Beale...
Fort Riley, KS
Fort Gordon, GA. TRADOC base. Nuff said.
Dyess afb definitelly takes this one. Next to holloman
From what I hear, Fort Bliss, TX is terrible.
I hear Baumholder isn't anything special either. One dude told me he could count on his hands how many times he saw the sun it was so gloomy.
ive grown to like it. when i was there
I grew to like Kansas. I never will enjoy Fort Riley. I guess it's because I had shitty as hell leadership.
whats to do there, its a college town right? manhattan?
yea i actually live in manhattan. the night scene is good if your into that. Topeka and KC not to far away and there is plenty to do there. they have a lot of good shows/venues up in that area
I was at cannon for 2 years. It sucked you have to drive 1.5 hours to a "big city" I however dont concider amarillo texas or lubbock big cities
cop lion slap in the middle of Mosul...I didn't get to live on marez/diamondback like all the other motherfuckers
After spending that time there, any base not in a warzone there is nothing to complain about. Mosul was so fucked up
Fort Bliss isn't bad at all, in fact I think within the next 5 to 10 years it will become one of "destination" posts people strive for. Tons of construction has been dumped into the post, it's hard to imagine what it will look like 5 years from now.
That said, I would still much prefer to be somewhere with average temps below 90 degrees for eight months of the year.