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Old 04-19-2013, 06:48 PM   #11
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It might be good to point out that guests of military retirees are also allowed at some of these facilities. I camped with a friend (retired Army major) at Fort Fisher, NC, and was given the same nightly rate that he enjoyed. Perhaps all the military campgrounds aren't like this, but we were made to feel very welcome at that particular campground, which is at the beach. Of course, we couldn't have camped there unless our host was also camping at the same time.
Retired military deserve the facilities like this, and we felt honored to be there as guests.

All of you military guys already know this, but I was surprised to see that the little store at this campground was selling liquor on Sunday in North Carolina. My friend was quick to point out that, for all practical purposes, I was no longer in North Carolina, where we have very archaic alcohol laws.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #12
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Many FAMCAMPS will allow a member camping or living on the base to sponsor a guest on a space available basis.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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It might be good to point out that guests of military retirees are also allowed at some of these facilities. I camped with a friend (retired Army major) at Fort Fisher, NC, and was given the same nightly rate that he enjoyed. Perhaps all the military campgrounds aren't like this, but we were made to feel very welcome at that particular campground, which is at the beach. Of course, we couldn't have camped there unless our host was also camping at the same time.
Retired military deserve the facilities like this, and we felt honored to be there as guests.

All of you military guys already know this, but I was surprised to see that the little store at this campground was selling liquor on Sunday in North Carolina. My friend was quick to point out that, for all practical purposes, I was no longer in North Carolina, where we have very archaic alcohol laws.
I agree - we were guests of a fellow retired FAA inspector who was also a retired Army Warrant Officer at the FAMCAMP at the U.S.A.F Acedamy at Colorado Springs, Co.

"no longer in North Carolina" is very true as it is also on any other U.S. Military installation. When you go past those gates, it is a whole new world - police, speed limits, parking, commissary hours, etc.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #14
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for those of us that are military or x-military, there is a military RV club in the U.S.
SMART Special Military Active Retired Travel Club
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give it a look see!
Yes Ron and I both belong to SMART. I belong to the Southern California Chapter. Great rallys



Also you must have a valid military ID to get on most bases to use these campgrounds. That is one reason why it isn't open to the general public.
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