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Old 01-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #31
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Be curious as to how they manage security in that case...
The golf course is on-base, but not in the secured area. You dont even go through a security gate to get to it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:48 PM   #32
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i'm trying to place pelican roost...is there a fire training facility across the street from it?
i also find it interesting the oiler has a civilian crew now (stack markings).
I'll let you know in about 10 days. I'll take pictures.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:49 PM   #33
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I served from 74-82,4 ships,recruiter,and got out as an E-6,but unless I retired after 20 or 30years,I am nothing but an X Navy Boiler Tech.
Why must you be a retiree to use the facilities?Just isn't fair in my eyes.A vet is a vet .
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:54 PM   #34
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There is a difference between civilians with base access (like government employees who work on the base) and the general public. Am I to understand that the general public has the run of your base without an escort? Interesting...
All that is required to get onto most Army bases now is a valid drivers license , vehicle registration and a valid insurance card. When I use the term civilian I mean non escorted general public.

The general public is not authorized every where though, airfields, O club, PX or Commissary.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:12 PM   #35
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I served from 74-82,4 ships,recruiter,and got out as an E-6,but unless I retired after 20 or 30years,I am nothing but an X Navy Boiler Tech.
Why must you be a retiree to use the facilities?Just isn't fair in my eyes.A vet is a vet .

I would imagine the main reason is that being able to use certain base facilities is one of the "perks" the military tangles in front of you if you stay in long enough to retire.

Also - there are many many more vets than retirees and the facilities would be packed if all vets were allowed access.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #36
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it's been over 40 yrs sense i've been in there. (Mayport was my home port). seems like the fire training facility was to the south of that a block or two. no telling what is there now.
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the only base i have camped on is Barksdale near Shreveport. the daughter of a deceased AF officer made the arrangements. i did not wander around while there.
The ship, that i was on, is scrap now. the crew has a reunion every year.

Although i would like to be able to camp at a military facility, i like that something is reserved for those stayed with it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #38
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I'll let you know in about 10 days. I'll take pictures.
looking fdw to it. those that herk posted brought back memories.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:52 PM   #39
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DH and I both retired from the Navy for the "perks"...I enjoy utilizing base facilities that I worked for. It may not seem fair to those who dont qualify, but to those who committed and sacrificed for "the long haul" it is understandable. Famcamps are great because they offer a sense of family and security as well as convenience of using other base services. The book on military campgrounds is a helpful tool when planning long distance RV travel. Dont be too deterred - Some bases do offer camping to civilians as our adult son has utilized on his own with no assistance from us.
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