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Old 05-21-2012, 21:12   #1
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What was your best duty station

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.
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Old 05-21-2012, 22:30   #2
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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.

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Old 05-22-2012, 12:32   #3
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Overseas: Clark AB, Philippines (during the 1970s).

CONUS: Maxwell AFB, Alabama (1980s).

Best TDY: Malmstrom AFB, Montana.

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Old 05-22-2012, 15:59   #4
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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.


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Old 05-22-2012, 16:16   #5
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My best and my only. Ledwards Barrack in Schweinfurt Germany. The only town in Germany where pigs fly. Check out the pics.

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Old 05-22-2012, 21:21   #6
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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.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:53   #7
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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)

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:41   #8
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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.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:43   #9
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Camp Foster Okinawa. Had a blast snorkeling there.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:42   #10
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Eglin AFB in Fla. It have a private beach, and is actually pretty descent.

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:18   #11
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Elmendorf AFB, AK 21st EMS '80 - '82
King Salmon Air Base, AK 5071st ABS and 5071st CSS '85 - '87

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Old 06-14-2012, 21:20   #12
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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"!
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:04   #13
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:26   #14
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Aside from the family seperation, I liked Port au Prince, Haiti better than my permanent party stations of Ft Polk or Ft Sill.
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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!
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:24   #16
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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.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:40   #17
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Vandenberg AFB, California. I was stationed there from 1966 through 1969. It was 190 miles from home.
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Old 07-11-2012, 15:07   #18
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I really enjoyed my time at Hahn Air Force Base, Germany.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:14   #19
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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.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:58   #20
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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.
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Old 07-25-2012, 18:00   #21
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duty station

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.

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Old 07-25-2012, 18:13   #22
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My best duty station was Augsburg Germany back from 1972 to 1973. Got to explore all over Germany. I was a Navy CTR.
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Old 07-25-2012, 20:18   #23
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Ubon, Udorn, Korat, UTapao... back in the day.
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Old 08-16-2012, 23:12   #24
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Davis Monthan AFB Tucson AZ.
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Old 08-26-2012, 20:57   #25
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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.
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