Posted on Nov 9, 2018
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What are your thoughts for each base, especially for a 92g and 91b? What about housing on/off post? We also have a 3 month old son.
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SSgt Dwight Deatherage
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I spent 3+ years at Fort Sill a long time ago. There was plenty of off base housing in Lawton. At that time military housing for E-5 and below was almost non-existent.

As for Fort Polk - this is close to the worst assignment in the Army. Not sure what is worse, but there probably is one.
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My husband really wants Polk... what makes it awful?
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PV2 (Join to see) They issue you a knife so that you can cut through the humidity in July and August and step outside.

Only place I can recall that consistently has 100% humidity and no rain. There’s a reason they trained for Vietnam at Ft Polk…
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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Fort Polk is the armpit of the Army.
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SGT Steve McFarland
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Fort Polk is the ANUS of the Army. I went through BCT at Fort Polk, and it was a shithole. Enjoyed my time at Fort Sill.
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LTC Plans Officer (G5)
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Never stationed at Ft. Polk, but I have been there for training. In my opinion- It's not somewhere you want to be stationed. It's really out in the middle of no where Louisiana & there is not much to do there, unless you want to catch some Gators! :) Just kidding.

I have been stationed at Ft. Sill, OK, while it's not the best post in the Army- it's way better than Ft. Polk, LA. it's at least a decent sized town 75,000-85K or so (it's been a while since I was there) and there's plenty to do there as far as restaurants, malls, etc. Many families that I knew lived outside of town for the better schools.
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I ditto your statement.
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