The Armpit of the universe is expanding!!

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    That made me laugh!
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Ya'll haven't been to Altus AFB, Oklahoma, have you... :eek:

    Or Cannon AFB, Clovis, New Mexico:barf:

    Steve
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  5. scoutpilot

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    Altus has nothing on the greater (haha) Polk area!

    Kirtland is a sweet locale, though.
     
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    This was always our worst nightmare assignment when they came around and pinned your orders on your door at Tech School.


    http://www.minot.af.mil/
     
  7. Packer

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    No sir but my father spent 3-1/2 yrs there in the early '60's. He said so much for seeing something while he was in the service.
     
  8. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    haha you might want to talk to sprog about that one.
     
  9. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Why not Minot?



    :wink:
     
  10. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    "Freezin's the reason...but the ice is nice, and...it's cold I'm told..."

    This can go ON AND ON AND ON AND ON...

    Said the guy that lived 201 miles East on HWY 2 for 6 years...
    (and actually liked it! :eek: )

    Steve
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  11. Romad

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    Baumholder Germany.... STILL gives me the shivers 30 year later... :eek:

    Twas no place for man or beast - or a stray USAF E4... :thumbdown:

    Best
     
  12. Bullet

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    As someone who has been at almost all of the locales mentioned, I will emphatically agree the Ft Polk IS the armpit of military locations within the US.

    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, compares to spending 5 months at Kwang Ju AB, Korea, however. When you actually say "We're going to Kunsan this weekend!" with enthusiasm and excitement, you know you're staying in a place where you can actually smell the brimstone (or the Bin-Ju ditch, in this case)....:thumbdown:
     
  13. sprog

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    I knew someone would bring it up.....

    I was at Minot as a missileer.

    The OG Deputy CC said at one pre-departure briefing before alert: "The temps are going to be about -20 tomorrow when you guys head back (if we can send a crew to relieve you). Make sure you drive slow on the way home. I mean, you don't need to hurry, you live in Minot for Christ's sake."
     
  14. sprog

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    On two or three occasions, I drove over an hour (each way) to go to Bismarck because they had a Red Lobster. Sh#tty, frozen seafood was that much of a lure because it was different. Red Lobster is a highlight for the Minot airman.

    Minot had three restaurants at the time. Chief among them was Applebee's (a lousy chain restaurant to begin with). Since 2003, when I left Minot in the rear view, I have never set foot in an Applebee's and I never will.
     
  15. flieger83

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    Hmm.... :scratch:

    Kwang-Ju... :yikes:

    OR

    Al-Udeid... :yikes:

    Well...at least you could go to Kunsan...from "The 'Deid..." you can....get yelled at for not having your reflective belt on! :blowup:

    Steve
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  16. pennak

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    Heck, Bruno, Sprog. I don't know what you guys are complaining about. I mean, Polk is only 250 miles from New Orleans, with all of its delights And Minot. Well Minot is a swell place to put missiles and you can explore an utterly desolate environment and pretend that you are on the moon.... (Applebees has not gotten any better).
     
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    You mean the same al-Udeid we sent exhausted to for some short R&R from Iraq? Sounds rough...
     
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    I have no doubt that you had it worse than most of us on here when you were in Iraq.

    Minot still sucks....
     
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    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    My cutter this summer pulled into GTMO...all I can say is that I'm glad that coastie's don't usually get stationed there.
     
  20. flieger83

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    "Short R&R from Iraq?"

    Hmm....ya'll either lived up to the US Army credo of "let's treat our folks worse than the Navy enlisted" or you had a seriously wicked sense of humor.

    "R&R" at "The Deid..." well...it's true that there were no mortars or rockets at "The Deid" like Iraq at times...

    But... :eek:

    Steve
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