Posted on Apr 7, 2022
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So currently I'm at Fort. Meade in Maryland for AIT . I graduate in June as a 25R, soon to be a 46T in October, and as of right now, my soft orders say I'm supposed to go to Fort Bragg in August. It's my first duty station, and I'm excited to go. My question is, what is, or has been, your favorite duty station?
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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Once upon a time the Army suckered SSG O'Mally, who had just had a HORRIBLE tour of duty and was dead-set on getting out, to re-enlist with two magical words: Melbourne, Florida.

My re-up NCO told me I had to re-enlist because I came down on orders. I told him where he could stick his orders. He insisted. I then used more colorful language. He told me to come see him when I got back from training. I went to see him, read the orders, and asked how soon I could re-enlist.

It was a magical place: A tiny detachment working at a civilian facility and living on the Air Force Base about 10 miles away. No duty rosters, motor pool Mondays (although there was ONE vehicle to maintain), formations for the sake of formation, or any other bureaucratic BS. Alas, that duty assignment ended far too quickly.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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AB Roger Zauner - ...
LMFAO.....I LOVED The USAF And The ONLY Reason I Left Was My Pay Check....
In 1964-65, I Netted ~~ Basic Pay + Over Seas+ Hazardous Duty + Isolated Hardship Duty = $173.00 Per MONTH. Otherwise I Could Have EASILY Made The USAF, My Choice Of Careers. Absolutely In Love With The USAF..... And I Very Well May STILL Be.
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CMSgt Security Forces
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Stationed at Patrick AFB 1992-1998. I feel ya!
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AB Roger Zauner
AB Roger Zauner
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney - Truly amazing how inflated the cost of living has gotten. On the flip, prior to the Vietnam War, veterans received very little for their injuries.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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AB Roger Zauner - ...
.~~~ ..$175.00 in 1965 dollars = $1,656 in 2023 dollars. ~~~
I'm Somewhat Surprised ,As I Thought It Was Far Less...
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It Was NOT Unusual For The Married Ranks Of E-5 And Below To Be On Government Food Assistance As Well As Government Income Assistance....And Most Wives HAD To Work Outside The Home ~~~And Very Few Single Airmen Owned An Automobile...
We Used Public Transportation When Off Base... And I Hitch-Hiked Quiet A Bit As I Was Broke Most Of The Time.
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SFC Dan Thomsen
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Griffis AFB, NY while in Army Aviation. Can I just say, the Air Force knows how to feed their people!
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SP5 Robert Kennedy
SP5 Robert Kennedy
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As a draftee (5/07/1967) I had no choice, but knowing what I know now, if I were to advise anyone with military intentions; USAF! THEY HAVE BEDS!
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SP5 Robert Kennedy - SHORT STORY.. But Could Have Been Longer & Funny As All "L"... My Brother Jim, Lived In The Republic Of Panama & Worked At Albrook AFB... Had A Lot Of Connections Because Of His Job ~~ Received His Draft Notice For Army Induction ~ Contacted The Base Commander ~ Enlisted In The Air Force,~~ Returned To The Same Job, Just In Uniform Instead Of His Civilian Clothes ~~ And NEVER Went Through Basic Training ~~ Because Of How It Happened, Those Around Him ASSUMED He Was With The O.S.I.; And He Was Treated With Kid-Gloves By Everyone ~ Including His C.O.~~ Jim Just Never Told Them Otherwise. ~~ Great Duty.
I Lived With Jim & His Family, From 1958 - 1961; When I Enlisted On My 17th Birthday 06/29/1961~~ ~~ It's Been A Great Ride!~~
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SP5 Robert Kennedy
SP5 Robert Kennedy
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A1C Medrick, I always like a good story. That's a good one.
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SFC Dan Thomsen
SFC Dan Thomsen
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SGT Wesley Bielinski - Yup, Griffis was the bomb for us Army Aviation stations. Was a great assignment. I considered it my healing time from my Germany unit.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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Edited >1 y ago
In 1964-65 , I Was Stationed At OSAN AFB, South Korea...
BEFORE The Roads Were Paved, When We Lived In Quonset Huts, The Tiny Down Town Of Osan Was Constructed Mostly, From Scrap Materials Collected After The War, And It Was An Adventure In History....

I Hooked Up With A South Korean Soldier; QUAN,Who Escorted My Butt All Over South Korea, Even To Several Mountain Communities Where They'd Never Seen Anyone EXCEPT Other Koreans & Blue Eyes Were Fascinating....
Google Osan Now & You'd Think You Were Down Town Los Angeles...
Sorry Kids, Ya Missed Some Great Adventures..

PLUS Several Chogie Flights To Japan (Chogie Flights = Short Flights)...
For My Services I Was Issued Base Pay, Over Seas Pay, Hazardous Duty Pay, And Isolated Hardship Duty Pay .. Added All Together: Totaling : $173.00 Per MONTH; In MPC...(Military Pay Currency)

I Signed Up ON My 17 Th Birthday (06/29/1961) So I Was STILL 20 Years Of Age Upon Honorable Discharge On 06/10/65 Making It A Several Days Wait To Legally Buy A Beer When I Hit 21..
Life's A Blast IF You Let It Happen & Don't Try Screwing Around With It......
As John Lennon Once Stated "Life Is What Happens To You While You're Making Other Plans"
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
6 mo
SSG Roy Kelly II - ...
I Still Have An Aluminum 5 Cent Token,
Used To Buy A Drink At The Airman's Club On Osan.
I KNOW Drinks Were MORE Than A Nickle,
So WTF Was I Doing With A Lousy 5 Cents In My Pocket?
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TSgt Andrew Harper
TSgt Andrew Harper
4 mo
MAC/AMC troop, 611 Military Airlift Support Squadron. Spent 83-84, 87-90, 95-98. The best tour was in 83 before all the politically correct BS began.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
4 mo
TSgt Andrew Harper - ....
P.C. Is B.S.
AT Best
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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MSG Richard Medina - ... In 1965, On June 10th Is When I Returned From Korea & Received My Honorable...,I Was Still 20 Years Of Age.
19 Days Later I Bought My First LEGAL Rum & Coke, Stateside.
But When I Was 14 I Lived In Panama With My Brother & His Family... And Began Social Drinking As All People Did. There Was No Drinking Age I Can Recall, But If There Was, It Was Never Enforced....The Joke Was: "If You're Tall Enough To Put Your Money On The Bar, You're Tall Enough To Order A Beer"
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