Fort Polk, LA- the crappiest place I've ever been in the U.S......

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  1. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    ....just got back from the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Was there since March 1st doing our pre-deployment training. Man, what a desolate crap hole! No cell phone reception for anyone but AT&T, and the weather was wonkier than I remember it being during my 2007 rotation through there. It actually SNOWED on us while we were in 'the box'. I was like, "WTF?" So between the wildlife trying to kill my guys, and Geronimo kicking our asses, it was miserable; more-so than my last trip there.

    A couple things I've realized on this rotation through-

    1. Geronimo is one badass mother****er - fourty of them took out half our 110-man company. I'm so ****ed in Afghanistan. :faint:

    2. Geronimo doesn't play fair, so why should we? :supergrin: Stringing barbed-wire at chest level through trees around your COP apparently gets you in lots of trouble with the OCs, because you caused Geronimo to get hurt while they were taking pop shots at your guard positions. :rofl:

    3. Don't mess with the wild horses there; they tend to bite stupid Privates. :faint:

    4. If its red, looks like a big ass ant, and squeaks at you, DON'T **** WITH IT! Its got a stinger! Turns out it was a Velvet Ant that stung him. I feel bad for the guy....:rofl:

    5. Global Warming needs to now be called Global Cooling. I've seen no warming, just insane patterns of cooling. Especially here at Fort Campbell during the month of Feb.
     
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  2. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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    Just think, you could have been there in August. :yuck:
     

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    what's number 3? (not that anyone needs more reasons why Ft Polk sucks)
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    With the current global warming trend they could have been snowed in in August.
     
  5. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    Fixed that for ya.....I seem to have forgotten how to effective type over the last month. But yes, Polk sucks so bad. One of the OCs was telling me that people get dressed up and put on cologne to go to Wal-Mart, because its the only thing near there off post. :dunno:
     
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  6. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    During my 2007 rotation, I was there in late May.......my fireteam ran into a momma hog with piglets, and got a rude awakening when she charged us; as if that wasn't bad enough, the humidity was so bad, that I was sweating THROUGH my boots. Eff that place! :uglylol: I still to this day, can attest that it was hotter in May at JRTC, than it was at any one time during my 15 month stay in Iraq.
     
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  7. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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    Maybe, but I doubt that would slow those mosquitos down!
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Those hummingbirds that bite?:rofl:
     
  9. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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    That's about right. :faint:

    :rofl:
     
  10. NDGlock

    NDGlock OIF2, KFOR12

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    LOL, good story - I've heard that it sucks down there.


    However, have you ever been to Camp McCain, MS? Grenada Mississippi - what an interesting view of that part of the world.

    The food was contracted via "Hambones" and the place looked like something straight out of Dukes of Hazzard, aka the Boar's Nest, complete with a couple hounds sitting outside. Sweet tea for every meal, deep fried everything else and even deep fried breaded corn!!! Talk about a heavy set of meals.

    And yes, Walmart was the best place to hang out at and when I was there, it was in December timeframe. I never thought I'd see real tree camo christmas pictures but I saw families lined up to get pics done in that setup.

    Definitely a unique Southern experience.

    However, they make a hell of a BBQ sandwich!!!
     
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    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    Damn... I was born there! :upeyes:
     
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    You mean it hasn't improved since the mid 70's. :wow:
     
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    My household goods spent 2 years there. I spent a year there and a year in Bosnia. When we got to mid-tour leave time we had the choice of spending it in Bosnia or going back to Polk. I had to sit and think it over.
     
  14. Lone_Wolfe

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    So you stayed in Bosnia? :animlol:
     
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    Yup. :supergrin:
     
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    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    You obviously have never been to Fort Irwin...

    Fort Polk ain't so bad for permanent party. Especially if you are a hunter/angler. The hunting and fishing is amazing.
     
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    MILITARY CODE, for a base/post/station that absolutely sucks: "What's (Post/Base/Station) like? "It's got really good hunting and fishing."

    That's when you know you're in trouble. BT, DT.

    TRANSLATION: UNLESS, you and yours hunt and fish, you'll be eating crap sammiches for the duration of your assignment.
     
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  19. bennwj

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    That would have been a tough decision. Never stationed there, but have plenty of rotations at JRTC. I am so old I did the last JRTC rotation at Ft. Chaffee and the first one at Polk.

    I had a friend who was there as an O/C a few years ago and was offered a CSM position there and elected to retire instead of going back.

    Miserable place......

    Great training, but would not want to live there.....
     
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    I always knew that making E-9 bestowed some special knowledge denied to ordinary mortals...:wavey: