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Old 09-21-2008, 12:24 AM #22
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It'll probably take nothing short major full scale war requiring a draft for the US drinking age to be lowered, it's just not really a concern in office...it'd probably have bad repercussions at first, but I see with time younger people becoming smarter about drinking. My parents actually let me drink(I could be casually right in front of my father mixing something and he doesn't mind) and I think because of it I'm less likely to overdo it going bonkers on hard liquor. I hate the idea of having to register for the selective service act even though a war requiring a draft isn't really likely and not being able have a drink. I guess I hate the idea of being controlled which in some teenagers cases leads to heavy binge drinking out of rebellious nature...I've seen it first hand.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:40 AM #23
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The Air Force base on the island of Guam and Guam itself the drinking age is 18, but the Naval base is 21. Its up to the DoD or base CO.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:17 AM #24
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yeah.......

so outlaw alcohol and legalize pot?
I'm down, give me a gateway into the world of bootlegging alcohol.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:14 AM #25
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Yup Yup. Because technically a Military base is US soil (sort of like a US consulate or any foreign consolate being soil of their country). So same rules apply on a US base as in the US.
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yup

Also as a note you cannot drink on US military bases if you're under 21, no matter what the country

100% WRONG!!!

If the country has a drinking age under 21 you can buy alcohol ON and OFF base!

I am sationd at a base in england before i was 21 i bought alcohol on base many times. I still see 18 year old airmen buying cases of beer at the shoppett and getting drinks at the enlisted club

You have a ration card for liqour and cigarettes. though.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:51 AM #26
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100% WRONG!!!

If the country has a drinking age under 21 you can buy alcohol ON and OFF base!

I am sationd at a base in england before i was 21 i bought alcohol on base many times. I still see 18 year old airmen buying cases of beer at the shoppett and getting drinks at the enlisted club

You have a ration card for liqour and cigarettes. though.
Hmm anywhere else I've been with a drinking age at 21 soldiers under 21 couldnt buy it
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thats because the drinking age is 21... here in England the country's drinking age is 18.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:05 PM #28
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thats because the drinking age is 21... here in England the country's drinking age is 18.
sorry I meant to say with a drinking age under 21
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then stupid soldiers in the past ruined it for you and that base/post...
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:33 PM #30
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then stupid soldiers in the past ruined it for you and that base/post...
I'm 30 doesnt effect me much
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:35 AM #31
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Also as a note you cannot drink on US military bases if you're under 21, no matter what the country
There was a Shoppette down the road from my house, and all the signs said "No one under 18..." when the legal drinking age in Germany is 16.
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100% WRONG!!!
If the country has a drinking age under 21 you can buy alcohol ON and OFF base!

I am sationd at a base in england before i was 21 i bought alcohol on base many times. I still see 18 year old airmen buying cases of beer at the shoppett and getting drinks at the enlisted club

You have a ration card for liqour and cigarettes. though.
I spent 3/4 of my high school life in Germany, so I know all about underage drinking on post. Whenever someone wanted to throw a party, they had to get all their alcohol from off-post. The legal drinking age in Germany is 16 for beer, 18 for hard liquor, but on post it was still 18.



But for the most part, overseas the legal drinking age is 18 on post.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:47 AM #32
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Get stationed overseas and you can drink where ever.

But honestly, even if you are in the states its not all that hard to find alcohol in the dorms/barracks/ anywhere.

Oh and the 3 strikes thing is funny. We have a dude who has been arrested for DUI 3 times on my base.. he is still in. its ridiculous.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:47 AM #33
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there are definitely bases where you can drink under 21 but over 18. it's Base Commander discretion. Al Udeid is an Under-21 base.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:53 AM #34
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The Deid! How I'd love to pick up that deployme...Err I mean TDY with more money.
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100% WRONG!!!

If the country has a drinking age under 21 you can buy alcohol ON and OFF base!

I am sationd at a base in england before i was 21 i bought alcohol on base many times. I still see 18 year old airmen buying cases of beer at the shoppett and getting drinks at the enlisted club

You have a ration card for liqour and cigarettes. though.
Don't be a tard, the BASE CO is the one with the say-so as to whether you drink under 21 or not on a base in a country where the age is under 21.

If you are part of a deployable unit, your unit's CO decides if drink under 21 in a country with a age limit different from the US's.

I don't know why this is so hard to understand for people... Hell, a CO can make a base Dry if he wants to.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:30 PM #36
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The Deid! How I'd love to pick up that deployme...Err I mean TDY with more money.
The people who think going there is a deployment make me laugh.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:35 PM #37
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The people who think going there is a deployment make me laugh.
Seriously bathing suit and beer. Gimme a break! Not saying I wouldnt go..

...Just saying, you dont deserve any ribbons for it.
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but we have to wear pt gear to the showers! we must be in a deployed location!
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but we have to wear pt gear to the showers! we must be in a deployed location!
I see sand.. therefore I'm deployed. lol.

You could blindfold someone and drop them off at Mountain home AFB, ID and you would think you were in Afghanistan.. lol
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You better make sure that PT shirt is tucked in. Otherwise the base will collapse in chaos.
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i thought it was 18 on bases that were within 50 miles of the border

***The minimum drinking age on a DoD installation located in a State (including the District of Columbia) shall be consistent with the age established by the law of that State as the State minimum drinking age. Minimum drinking age means the minimum age established for persons who may purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages.

In the case of a DoD installation located in more than one State or in one State but within 50 miles of another State or Mexico or Canada, the minimum drinking age on that DoD installation shall be the lowest applicable age of the State in which the DoD installation is located or the State or jurisdiction of Mexico or Canada that is within 50 miles of such DoD installation.

The minimum drinking age on a DoD installation located outside the United States shall be 18 years of age. Higher minimum drinking age will be based on international treaties and agreements and on the local situation as determined by the local installation commander.

The commander of a DoD installation may waive the above requirements, if such commander determines that the exemption is justified by special circumstances. Special circumstances are those infrequent, non-routine military occasions when an entire unit, as a group, marks at a military installation a uniquely military occasion such as the conclusion of arduous military duty or the anniversary of the establishment of a military service or organization. The event must be held on a military installation. The commander shall ensure that appropriate controls are in place to prevent endangering Military Service members or the surrounding community.

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^^this is correct, ft bliss texas has a drinking age of 18 so soldiers don't cross the nearby border into mexico to drink.
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Don't be a tard, the BASE CO is the one with the say-so as to whether you drink under 21 or not on a base in a country where the age is under 21.

If you are part of a deployable unit, your unit's CO decides if drink under 21 in a country with a age limit different from the US's.

I don't know why this is so hard to understand for people... Hell, a CO can make a base Dry if he wants to.

I mentioned that if you would look down the page farther. but your missing the point what i was trying to say. they were saying every base in the world is 21 which is wrong.
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