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#21 SBuzzkill

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:59

Well kinda depends on your priorities.

You want hours, then look to Korea, Bragg and Campbell. A lot of people don't like small town big base living because you see nothing but military folks everywhere. They also draw the usual used car lots, tatoo shops and strip joints. Not that there's anything wrong with the last one. :)

Now for scenery and life outside of the Army I'd recommend Lewis, Carson, Hunter, or anywhere in Alaska, Hawaii or Germany. Training and hours won't be as much as the big 3 but you'll have plenty to do outside of work.

Pretty much all have good housing and good schools. You'll see a lot of times people will work out a duty station where they grew up or it's a spot where that want to retire (Rucker).

Oh, Polk & Drum...no one likes it there. :(

 

My name must be no one.  I like Fort Drum a lot.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 17:15

Loved the flying at Carson, mountain flying us a must have skill. Been at Hood now for 5 yrs, luckily Austin is down the road.
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:02

Out of curiosity, why does no one like Polk? Only reason I would be OK with it, is that it's not far from where I am currently. 



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:21

I find Polk to be a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:42

👏👍 oooooo nice Star Wars quote
"If one engine fails, how far can the other one take us?"
"All the way to the scene of the crash!"

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 14:22

Its probably because Louisiana is the armpit of America. Oh and have you ever stopped in Leesville?
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 14:53

I only spent time at Polk for JRTC and that's all I needed to know I want to stay away from there at all costs.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 16:36

Ironically enough, after my JRTC rotation, a couple dudes in my Troop really want to fly Gator.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 18:05

Its probably because Louisiana is the armpit of America. Oh and have you ever stopped in Leesville?


Wow...hope that was just poking fun, not like some of us aren't from there or anything lol
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 19:34

Armpit is better than a$$hole
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:12

If you're from around there and you like the area then I'm sure you'll like the post. You have to realize that most people don't want to live in rural LA. That's the only reason most people never want to be stationed there.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:19

Armpit is better than a$$hole


True, that would defiantly be California

No clue why people don't like it (must be yuppie folk),guess when your born here you just get used to most of it. I assure you, show's like duck dynasty and swamp "insert whatever here" do a terrible job of portraying actual life in Louisiana. I guess it's too bad all the big money in the helicopter industry is centralized around rural Louisiana. Look's like some people will have a hard time adjusting in the event they get out and look to purse work elsewhere as a pilot.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:31

For anyone else wondering, no i didn't ride to school in a pirogue. We've got buses like everywhere else. I've been asked before. Thanks TV.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:36

For anyone else wondering, no i didn't ride to school in a pirogue. We've got buses like everywhere else. I've been asked before. Thanks TV.


Fire, where are you from? I take it your from LA given that 90% of americans have no idea what a pirouge even is.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:35

Laplace.    



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 22:43

Laplace.    


No kidding...Nice to see a fellow cajun around here. Im in Lafayette

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 00:29

I'm from New Orleans! :) Not really rural Louisiana but geographically close...



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 00:50

Unfortunately I've been stuck north of Alexandria for 10 years.  It's a whole other state up here. 



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:24

Unfortunately I've been stuck north of Alexandria for 10 years.  It's a whole other state up here. 

 

Yea, go to far north of I-10 and accents start changing and you meet some of these really storage characters that have have the guys on here afraid of Ft.Polk



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:47

I'm kind of fond of Fort Drum and I'm from south Ga. I was there for 6 years so I guess it kind of grew on me. The summers are awesome up there. Winters can be harsh and obnoxious but if you're into winter activities then it's a prime location.




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