Posted on Aug 5, 2014
SGT Tony Lee Hamilton
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What is your Favorite & least favorite duty station and why?
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SGT Jim Z.
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Least favorite was always the one I was stationed at.

Best was always the one I just left.
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SGT Tony Lee Hamilton
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That is Awesome SGT Jim Z. , that is what we used to say as well.
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My favorite had to be Fort Shafter, HI. You cannot beat the weather and the location! The only downside is the traffic. You can go to the beaches or hike in the mountains any day of the year. Fantastic options!

Least favorite - Seoul, South Korea. I really hated my job which led to hating everything about the location.
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Right there with you on Korea, sir! I have not done my job for more than half my tour here, as I am one of the few (possibly ONLY one right now) SSGs with a security clearance and Military Driver License in my unit, so I've been tapped for every miscellaneous duty and assignment in the Brigade. I don't hate Korea, but I hate being here, and cannot wait to leave here in April!
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I have a new #2 favorite. Nothing can ever beat Hawaii, but Fort Huachuca is a pretty neat place. The desert sunrises and sunsets. The herds of javelina roaming around Henry Circle. The families of deer you see when doing morning PT. Mountains in every direction. Really amazing place!
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I tend to find the good things in all the places I've been.

Ft. Bragg: It's home. It's where I came into the Army and it is my adopted home state/area.

Ft. Eustis: It's small, but you can walk anywhere you need to go. Also right in the middle of American Revolutionary War historical areas.

Ft. Drum: After '09 the post expanded with a brand new Commissary and PX Mall, as well as lots of new housing. Off post, you had pretty much everything you could imagine food-wise, and a brand new hotel got built right outside the main gate. The post itself is great, it's just in the wrong region/state (NY is quickly becoming a tyrannical socialist nightmare)

Ft. Benning: It's small, but has lots of history, and the brand new Infantry Museum is great. It's where I did Basic, so driving through Sand Hill is fun for the memories.

Ft. Campbell: I liked the post itself and had no qualms about living on-post. I enjoyed the area, as we went to Nashville a lot (Opry Mills Mall area). I wouldn't mind going back there.

Ft. Leavenworth: It's a very small, quiet post that reminds me of a college campus, because essentially that's what it is-- a college for Field Grade Officers. The PX Food Court is dinky, but the population is relatively small (there is only one enlisted barracks on post). Leavenworth itself is very historical, and 20 minutes south is a great shopping area.

Did Not/Do Not Like:

Ft. Bliss/McGregor Range: My unit went there for pre-deployment training for 3 weeks. I don't know what it was, but some pollen in the air destroyed my allergies and I was miserable for the whole time, even despite dosing myself up on Claritin each day.

Ft. Polk: While I love warm weather, the humidity was a bear. Also the remoteness of the post was kind of a downer too.

Camp Humphreys, Korea: This was a last minute assignment for me, and I tried to look at it as a set of new experiences, I just couldn't get past being assigned to taskings that took me away from my job, and that could be done by anyone in any MOS. Humphreys is in the throes of expansion, so the entire place is being torn up and is under construction. Roads are blocked off, everything is in chaos. I cannot wait to get back stateside.
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