What was your best duty station

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  1. Firebob2917

    Firebob2917 Forgiven

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    I would say Edwards AFB CA, was there from Dec 81-Oct 85. Large FD at the time about 165 of us spread out over 5 stations. Great Fire Chief to work for and we were always busy from the shuttle program and all the test projects that went on. Very close knit group almost like being stationed overseas.

    Best TDY Shuttle training at Kennedy Space Center.
     

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    #1 Firebob2917, May 21, 2012
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  3. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    I really liked Lackland especially some of the chow halls. Travis was really good for the most part. McGuire, McChord and Vandenberg (now known a Joint Base Lewis McChord) were nice. I had many places on my dream sheet but didnt get to check out too many bases. I think I was stationed, TDY or visited 6 bases.









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  4. Glock45Lover

    Glock45Lover Ham Radio Nut

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    Overseas: Clark AB, Philippines (during the 1970s).

    CONUS: Maxwell AFB, Alabama (1980s).

    Best TDY: Malmstrom AFB, Montana.

    :usaf::cop:
     
  5. JBnTX

    JBnTX Texas

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    Galena AS in Galena, Alaska. (Dec 74- Dec 75)
    100 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

    A small remote station with only 2 F-4E aircraft and about 100 people.

    I was a Security Policeman there.

    I fished (in the summer), rode snow mobiles (in the winter),
    laughed at everything that moved and drank beer for a year.

    ..
     
    #4 JBnTX, May 22, 2012
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  6. My best and my only. Ledwards Barrack in Schweinfurt Germany. The only town in Germany where pigs fly. Check out the pics.

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    More Schweinfurt Images

    http://mihalko-family.com/Photos%20Schweinfurt.htm
     
    #5 Boot Stomper, May 22, 2012
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  7. Firebob2917

    Firebob2917 Forgiven

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    TSA, I know the "dream sheet" well. Got a couple of my Top 5 or so on it. The job I have now carries me to more bases/Post than I could have dreamed of seeing during my AF carrier. A week from this Friday I head to Yokota and after that I can say I've been to every base in Pacaf. Left Holloman today and will be at Kirtland in the am. Don't think their is a major AF base west of the Mississippi that I have not been to in the nine years I have been doing this job.
     
    #6 Firebob2917, May 22, 2012
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  8. Eskan Village Saudi Arabia. (09-10) Worked as an Airlift Advisor for USMTM. Best kept secret in the Air Force. Diplomatic Passport alcohol(Tea) and pork rations!
    Stateside, I have to say Travis AFB (93-97)
     
  9. Iraklion Air Station on the island of Crete in the Mediteranean. Great 18 month assignment. We had our own beach and it was perfect weather for 10 months of the years. We even had Greek cooks in the chow hall. Base is no longer there.
     
  10. Camp Foster Okinawa. Had a blast snorkeling there.
     
  11. took

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    Eglin AFB in Fla. It have a private beach, and is actually pretty descent.

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  12. F_G

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    Elmendorf AFB, AK 21st EMS '80 - '82
    King Salmon Air Base, AK 5071st ABS and 5071st CSS '85 - '87

    Stateside I really liked Hill AFB, Ut 388th EMS '82 - '85
     
    #11 F_G, Jun 7, 2012
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  13. White Sands Missile Range, NM...only had two, WSMR and Kelly AFB. Kelly was my first duty assignment and number one on my dreamsheet because an Airman that volunteers for long tour overseas will get that, "doesn't matter what you put for CONUS"!
     
  14. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Incirlik AB

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    It wasn't me but with my dad.

    Overseas-Incirlik AB, Turkey
    Stateside- Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (now closed)
     
  15. GRIMLET

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    Aside from the family seperation, I liked Port au Prince, Haiti better than my permanent party stations of Ft Polk or Ft Sill.
     
  16. Templehof Central Airport, West Berlin '71-'75. Even though the Wall was still up and it was still an occupied city from WWII, it had great night life, restaurants and hunting program. Even better, the local Germans remembered the Berlin Airlift and really liked the Air Foprce. They also remembered the Soviet assault on Berlin and still hated the Ruskies with a deep seated passion. Great people, great beer and saunas, and more natural redheads than anyplace outside of Dublin or West Virginia. What a great follow-on tour after a year in Vietnam!
     
  17. I was enlisted my first four years in the AF and had two tours in Viet Nam. That was not fun but the next twenty years were a blast. I don't think I had a bad assignment in the next 20 years with the Air Force. Other than TDYs, I didn't get to go overseas. I flew B-52s.
     
  18. Vandenberg AFB, California. I was stationed there from 1966 through 1969. It was 190 miles from home.
     
  19. G23Gen4.40

    G23Gen4.40 .40 Rocks

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    I really enjoyed my time at Hahn Air Force Base, Germany.
     
  20. In my Army MP days, town patrol in Frankfurt Germany with the 709 MP Bn. In my AirForce SP days I would have to say Chanute AFB IL with Ramstein as a close 2nd.
     
  21. Morris

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    I must be the only guy who asked for Minot, got Eglin and then diverted to Holloman.

    I liked Holloman for the brief time I was there.
     

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