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Old 09-25-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Hello so I have been spending the last month prepping myself mentally and physically for both the ASVAB and boot camp. Now I am to the point where I need some advice on what should be on my dream sheet as far as bases go. To tell you about myself I am a single 26 year old and have lived on the east coast of NC my whole life so I would prefer a change. I am no party animal and never have been, I obviously love the beach and water and outdoor activities. I have never traveled before out side of southern USA and would not mind a base outside continental USA at all. Also don't forget I love really really good beer. Can't wait to hear from active and retired seamen alike. Thanks in advance.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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I was in the stupid army for a 4 year tour. Did most my time in the mohave desert. However, I used to go T.D.Y. to many other bases to fix thier antiquated useless crap. A couple times I went to a navy base to fix some trucks for an army E.O.D. Unit that was stationed on a navy base called "Point Loma" this was by far the best base out of all of them. This was 18 years ago.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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I was in the stupid army for a 4 year tour. Did most my time in the mohave desert. However, I used to go T.D.Y. to many other bases to fix thier antiquated useless crap. A couple times I went to a navy base to fix some trucks for an army E.O.D. Unit that was stationed on a navy base called "Point Loma" this was by far the best base out of all of them. This was 18 years ago.
Thanks for your thoughts hopspunge anyone else care to share their opinion on the topic?

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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Hard to beat San Diego (Point Loma and Coronado) , but there's not much chance unless you are a Squid or a Zoomie. Other than Antiqua (closed) and Guam (BORING), I wasn't overseas.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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I've been stationed on Naval Station Everett Wa since 05.

This base absolutely kicks ass. And the Microbrew scene in the PNW is fantastic.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #6
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Not the answer you want, but if I were you I would join the AF.

And because it's this weekend...go Air Force, sink Navy

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:08 PM   #7
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San Diego is nice. Can't beat the weather.

I was stationed in Japan for 2 years. That was pretty cool. You'll definitely get underway. Not much for craft brew though.

I've heard that Washington state is a good duty station.

What rate did you pick? That will help determine your choices.

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:24 AM   #8
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I've been stationed on Naval Station Everett Wa since 05.

This base absolutely kicks ass. And the Microbrew scene in the PNW is fantastic.
I would say from who I have been talking to and the research I have done Everett wa would be my pick if I had one

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:31 AM   #9
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San Diego is nice. Can't beat the weather.

I was stationed in Japan for 2 years. That was pretty cool. You'll definitely get underway. Not much for craft brew though.

I've heard that Washington state is a good duty station.

What rate did you pick? That will help determine your choices.
I have not taken the ASVAB yet. I would prefer Quartermaster and I know the ASVAB score I need to be qualified for it, I have been scoring high enough on the practice test so it is just a matter of taking the real thing passing MEPs and waiting for there to be a job opening.

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:57 AM   #10
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FWIW, I was stationed at NWC China Lake (Ridgecrest, CA) in the early nineties and loved it. Not much there really other than the base and a small town but Sierra Nevadas are an hours drive one way and LA about two hours the other way. Had some really good times there back in the day

 
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