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Old 10-07-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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what is required to camp at a military campground?

i camped at barksdale afb abt 10 or so years ago. the person that made the arrangments was the widow or a retired air force officer.
now i'm wondering what is required to use such a facility?
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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Active or retired military/dependant, or Active government civilan employee.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:25 PM   #3
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Active or retired military/dependant, or Active government civilan employee.
I suspected that but had to ask. i'm a veteran but not retired military. was on board ship in mayport 66-68.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:02 PM   #4
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Thanks 4 the service but not qualified for a camp site.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:22 PM   #5
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Funny thing about that thou, I work for the postal Service ( yea really I do work ) and I can camp at the Military sites also, , I am a DV (Marines)
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:07 PM   #7
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Hello,
A lot of it depends on the rules of the individualor camp grounds. "Active or retired military/dependant, or Active government civilan employee. " actually describes the pecking order for making reservations, for some sites they also allow civilans if sites are available. A great place to go for Military camping is U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks the site is 'operated by a private citizen, proudly retired from the U.S. Air Force'.
I have used it several times to finds sites in the Midwest to stay at.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:10 AM   #8
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Great info in this thread - I didn't know. My camping options just widened
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:49 AM   #9
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I am very familiar with military Famcamps and use them all the time. Rates have gone up, but full hookups run 20-25 dollars a night. Some take reservations; some don't. If you can dry camp. Many terrific Famcamps will not turn you away and let you dry camp until a hookup spot becomes available. Dry camping runs 10-12 dollars a night at most Famcamps. Again, military only with some exceptions.

My son is working with Larry (the owner of the site U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks ) to write an App for the iPhone and iPad at my request. I hope they will have it ready before this Spring camping season. There are several "hoops" to jump though (The software has an annual subscription and Apple gets a cut) so here's hoping.
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I am retired Army and have used them a lot this year and all that I camped at were reasonable in price, and I can use PX and commissary for thoses services. Medical services also. You need A ID card to get on base etc. Good luck.
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