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05-21-2012, 21:12
I would say Edwards AFB CA, was there from Dec 81-Oct 85. Large FD at the time about 165 of us spread out over 5 stations. Great Fire Chief to work for and we were always busy from the shuttle program and all the test projects that went on. Very close knit group almost like being stationed overseas.

Best TDY Shuttle training at Kennedy Space Center.

05-21-2012, 22:30
I really liked Lackland especially some of the chow halls. Travis was really good for the most part. McGuire, McChord and Vandenberg (now known a Joint Base Lewis McChord) were nice. I had many places on my dream sheet but didnt get to check out too many bases. I think I was stationed, TDY or visited 6 bases.


05-22-2012, 12:32
Overseas: Clark AB, Philippines (during the 1970s).

CONUS: Maxwell AFB, Alabama (1980s).

Best TDY: Malmstrom AFB, Montana.


05-22-2012, 15:59
Galena AS in Galena, Alaska. (Dec 74- Dec 75)
100 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

A small remote station with only 2 F-4E aircraft and about 100 people.

I was a Security Policeman there.

I fished (in the summer), rode snow mobiles (in the winter),
laughed at everything that moved and drank beer for a year.


Boot Stomper
05-22-2012, 16:16
My best and my only. Ledwards Barrack in Schweinfurt Germany. The only town in Germany where pigs fly. Check out the pics.

Ledward Barracks - Google Search

More Schweinfurt Images


05-22-2012, 21:21
TSA, I know the "dream sheet" well. Got a couple of my Top 5 or so on it. The job I have now carries me to more bases/Post than I could have dreamed of seeing during my AF carrier. A week from this Friday I head to Yokota and after that I can say I've been to every base in Pacaf. Left Holloman today and will be at Kirtland in the am. Don't think their is a major AF base west of the Mississippi that I have not been to in the nine years I have been doing this job.

05-23-2012, 07:53
Eskan Village Saudi Arabia. (09-10) Worked as an Airlift Advisor for USMTM. Best kept secret in the Air Force. Diplomatic Passport alcohol(Tea) and pork rations!
Stateside, I have to say Travis AFB (93-97)

05-28-2012, 07:41
Iraklion Air Station on the island of Crete in the Mediteranean. Great 18 month assignment. We had our own beach and it was perfect weather for 10 months of the years. We even had Greek cooks in the chow hall. Base is no longer there.

05-29-2012, 01:43
Camp Foster Okinawa. Had a blast snorkeling there.

06-06-2012, 11:42
Eglin AFB in Fla. It have a private beach, and is actually pretty descent.

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06-07-2012, 07:18
Elmendorf AFB, AK 21st EMS '80 - '82
King Salmon Air Base, AK 5071st ABS and 5071st CSS '85 - '87

Stateside I really liked Hill AFB, Ut 388th EMS '82 - '85

06-14-2012, 21:20
White Sands Missile Range, NM...only had two, WSMR and Kelly AFB. Kelly was my first duty assignment and number one on my dreamsheet because an Airman that volunteers for long tour overseas will get that, "doesn't matter what you put for CONUS"!

06-26-2012, 04:04
It wasn't me but with my dad.

Overseas-Incirlik AB, Turkey
Stateside- Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (now closed)

06-26-2012, 04:26
Aside from the family seperation, I liked Port au Prince, Haiti better than my permanent party stations of Ft Polk or Ft Sill.

06-26-2012, 12:47
Templehof Central Airport, West Berlin '71-'75. Even though the Wall was still up and it was still an occupied city from WWII, it had great night life, restaurants and hunting program. Even better, the local Germans remembered the Berlin Airlift and really liked the Air Foprce. They also remembered the Soviet assault on Berlin and still hated the Ruskies with a deep seated passion. Great people, great beer and saunas, and more natural redheads than anyplace outside of Dublin or West Virginia. What a great follow-on tour after a year in Vietnam!

07-11-2012, 06:24
I was enlisted my first four years in the AF and had two tours in Viet Nam. That was not fun but the next twenty years were a blast. I don't think I had a bad assignment in the next 20 years with the Air Force. Other than TDYs, I didn't get to go overseas. I flew B-52s.

07-11-2012, 08:40
Vandenberg AFB, California. I was stationed there from 1966 through 1969. It was 190 miles from home.

07-11-2012, 15:07
I really enjoyed my time at Hahn Air Force Base, Germany.

rick newland
07-25-2012, 10:14
In my Army MP days, town patrol in Frankfurt Germany with the 709 MP Bn. In my AirForce SP days I would have to say Chanute AFB IL with Ramstein as a close 2nd.

07-25-2012, 12:58
I must be the only guy who asked for Minot, got Eglin and then diverted to Holloman.

I liked Holloman for the brief time I was there.

07-25-2012, 18:00
Aside from having been there for tech school (46 weeks), I'd have to say Lowry airfield.

TDY at England AB for 6 weeks prior to heading to DaNang was a good time. The PMEL shop was shorthanded and swamped. They requested a couple guys. By the time the request processed, they were all caught up so we really had just about nothing to do and got a lot of time off.

mgentry, here's one of your babies that made an unscheduled landing at DaNang in early 72 IIRC. Scuttlebutt had it that a SAM missile was stuck in the wing. No one ever confirmed that and nothing could be seen from our side of the base but it made for interesting conversation and speculation that we would be hit that night (we were not).


07-25-2012, 18:13
My best duty station was Augsburg Germany back from 1972 to 1973. Got to explore all over Germany. I was a Navy CTR.

07-25-2012, 20:18
Ubon, Udorn, Korat, UTapao... back in the day.

08-16-2012, 23:12
Davis Monthan AFB Tucson AZ.
4 wheeling. Rock climbing, firearms, open carry, horses,motorcycles,and almost no winter. Pretty girls in short shorts and halter tops. The town was small and such a good place to live. Duty ate a lot of time though. 24 hours in the silo, 2-3 times aweek, 8 per month, plus training and driving to the missile sites.

08-26-2012, 20:57
Vandenberg AFB in 1974 and 1976. I still can't get over how much fun Southern California was in the 70s. Wyoming was great also, especially for the hunting and fishing and Denver was only about a 100 miles.

08-26-2012, 23:06
Stateside I really liked Hill AFB, Ut 388th EMS '82 - '85

My dad was Navy and then went to work for the AF at Hill. Did tons of work for the 388th. He built the first simulator for the F16. It is still in the Hill museum.

Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Clutch Cargo
09-03-2012, 02:02
I really didn't have a favorite.

09-03-2012, 15:21
Best assignment as a dependent was Camp King, Oberursel, Germany. Best assignment for me: 54th MP Co, Fort Ord, California.

09-05-2012, 17:33
I live in eglin area and work at one of the units in the area. I love it here

10-03-2012, 19:52
Six years at Hickam AFB. Three tours at Beale AFB for a total of almost 15 years. The rest were overseas which were places that weren't on anyone's "favorites" list.

10-03-2012, 20:57
My dad was Navy and then went to work for the AF at Hill. Did tons of work for the 388th. He built the first simulator for the F16. It is still in the Hill museum.

Glad you enjoyed your stay.I still have some good friends that live in Layton. Funny thing was, I got stationed at Hill and less than a year later my Dad's company transferred him to Salt Lake City, they lived in West Valley City for 16 years before moving back to Prescott, AZ in '98. Seems you are usually away from family when in the military, but mine followed me! Heck, I may have worked with your Dad.

10-07-2012, 10:00
Stateside: Luke AFB, AZ.
Overseas: Soesterberg AB, NL

10-07-2012, 11:35
My best duty statin was when I served on USS Lawrence DDG-4 from 1979-1981, I will never forget the time we went to Bloodsworth Island to to shoot Naval Gun Fire Support (NGFS) to train Marine Spotters. Three days of constant Fire missions, shooting both 5/54" guns was AWESOME, I was an FTG1 and was Plotting Room Officer and we shot over 1200 rds, when we finished both magazines were empty..I had an outstanding group of FTG's in Gun Plot..

10-07-2012, 12:10
Fort Gulick, Panama Canal Zone. I called it country club duty.

10-19-2012, 05:42
RAF Lakenheath was awesome. 99-03

10-19-2012, 07:14
VAP-61. Based out of Agana, Guam we flew RA-3B's to Townsville,Australia; Japan, the Phillippines, Danang, Vietnam, and whatever carrier was in the Tonkin Gulf at the time. We also went to Bangkok, Thailand my favorite. We flew the largest aircraft to ever go aboard a carrier, they nicknamed it the whale. It was the last to trap and the first to launch. It first flew in 1950 and flew until the early eighties for the military. About five still fly today for Raytheon as missile test beds in California. Check out the website Vap61Vap62 or Vappers. We lost about five aircraft during my two and a half years there. One was shot down on takeoff at Danang, Vietnam.

10-19-2012, 13:36
Kaneohe Bay HI, Stateside

Subic Bay, PI....:supergrin:

10-19-2012, 16:50
Heck, I may have worked with your Dad.

Fred Bates Dad died in 81. Worked in the old building 100. The building was renumbered when too many people knew about building 100. (secure/classified electronics repair)

11-05-2012, 01:49
I must be the only guy who asked for Minot, got Eglin and then diverted to Holloman.

I liked Holloman for the brief time I was there.

Nope. I asked for Minot. . . and got it.