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SSgt Security Forces
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There are really only 2 great duty stations, the one you're going to and the one you just left
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CPT Alex Lamb
CPT Alex Lamb
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Unless its Ft. Polk. noone misses that place.
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SFC Lorraine Watson
SFC Lorraine Watson
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I believe that and that what I always told myself, you make your assignment while you are there but once you gone it time to move on and make the next assignment your best.
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SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
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Forts Polk and Sill are not exactly garden spots. But good places to start, because you will have the time to hone your craft!
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SSG David Campbell
SSG David Campbell
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I would personally say Panama and Ft Ord (Monterey Ca) back in the day; both were great duty stations as well as great party spots.
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1SG Bill Farmerie
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All posts are what you make of them. They are only as good or bad as you make them. Some people love some places they have been stationed while others think they were the worst
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SGM Frank Marsh
SGM Frank Marsh
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MAJ David DeMassey - had you told me about the aleutians while I was on active duty, I would definitely ask you who you pissed off.
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MAJ David DeMassey
MAJ David DeMassey
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I was just barely 19 after crypto school and suppose to go to Augsberg Ger., but last minute they changed my orders and two others because they never tell people a head of time about this remote assignment because it was the worse assignment you could have in Army Security Agency (ASA).
But a lot people asked "Who'd you piss off?" when they learned of my orders to Ft. Polk, 5th Mech!
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SPC Art Lopez
SPC Art Lopez
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Rita Corpier-Weiss - I did two months at Fort Hood TDY and I liked it much better. Germany for me was the best Aschaffenburg and Schweinfurt.
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MAJ David DeMassey
MAJ David DeMassey
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SGM Frank Marsh - Hey SGM, I was the S2 for the 5th Mech Aviation BDE until they went to FT Hood and were reflagged. Then I became SSO for FT Polk and JRTC until I became the Commander of HHC Ft Polk and JRTC. John Thornton was my 1SGT and I still talk to him every couple of days. He just had back surgery to fuse L3-L5 this last Monday and is back home doing well. I am sure we met each other at FT Polk. My wife was the Post Veterinarian, 91-95, then went to Japan, my nicest assignment except for all the TDY's to Korea, especially after had already done 3 tours in Korea.
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SSG Intelligence Analyst/Social Media Exploitation
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Ft. Drum is my worst one so far, hopefully Bragg will have a lot more to offer.
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SFC John Bard c.f.
SFC John Bard c.f.
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In 20 years the I was in, I can say I successfully avoided such thrilling places as Ft. Hood, Ft. Polk, Ft. Sill, and many of the other places. My best tour was at Ft. Greely Alaska, where I learned to fly a HUEY
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LTC David Howard
LTC David Howard
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What makes a place a good or bad place to be varies with every individual. When I was on active duty, some posts were known as "great places to fish and hunt". That meant that there was nothing else to do, and the location was totally out in the boondocks. Some bases were known as being very expensive to live in the area, and to some that meant they were in or near exciting city locations with plenty of things to do, places to go out to eat, etc. I loved my years in the Army, all 24 of them, and never had a bad assignment. If I exclude my year in Vietnam, the worst place I was ever assigned to was ....wait, none of them were bad. The best was my four years at the US Military Academy at West Point, as an officer at the hospital, or maybe it was my 3 years in Heidelberg, Germany, or maybe it was the three years living right on the Chesapeake Bay at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, or maybe my two years at the Army hospital in Aurora, CO, or maybe.....
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SSG Eddie Helmling
SSG Eddie Helmling
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SPC Missy Nielsen - you got 2 months of summer that was a good year LOL
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SSG Ken Schiffner
SSG Ken Schiffner
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LTC David Howard - Hey Doc, I think I would say there weren't any bad stations if my Army experience was West Point, Heidelberg, Aurora and Aberdeen. Although I'm sure in your 24 years there was a stinker in there somewhere. I had the good fortune of having good duty stations. Baumholder was #1 and Ft Carson was a close 2nd. But I have spent time (thank God not long periods) at Ft Sill, Ft Polk, and Wildflicken. I think each of those would be horrible duty stations, and in the case of Polk, it is still annually the top one or two worst in the military, not just the Army.
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