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Old 10-02-2008, 03:22 AM #1
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Soo... I'm looking into joining the army but no one ever seems to talk about the living conditions. I know they vary from each station but I want to get an idea of how it is.

Can you bring animals? Do you get your own room? How big are the rooms? Can you have people over(ie: your *****es )? Anyone have pics of their current living situation? Also, when do you get the opportunity to live off the base but have them pay for the housing?
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:53 AM #2
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I don't know for the army but for the marines I believe its Sargent to live off base if your married, for basic I can guarantee you there's no animals or girls aloud. Room size some bases are setup like the typical squad bay(one big room everyone in same room) some are setup like college dorm rooms.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:56 AM #3
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On all the Army posts they are trying to get soldiers into the 'new style' barracks which are nice facilities with split rooms - you share a bath and kitchen but have your own good sized room with a big closet. However, most posts have a mix of those and the old barracks, because these are built in stages. The old barracks are usually horrible, and have 2 soldiers to a small room and have community bath/showers. So... it could go both ways depending on what post you go to. I'm pretty sure by now chances are you will be in the nicer new ones wherever you go. You cannot have animals, and yes you can have people over but not after a certain time at night (there will be an NCO on CQ duty). The only time you can live off base is if your commander approves it (generally if there is not enough room in the barracks) which isn't all that common. Or if you are E5 or E6.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:45 AM #4
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I'll upload the photos when photobucket starts working for me again.

In the Marine Corps you can't have anamils if you're living in the baracks but if you're in on base housing I have no idea.

In order to live off base you need to be married and I think it's Sgt or higher.

I found a photo of my room from Okinawa Japan, we had 2 Marines to a room but when we were in 29 palms we had 3.

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.ph...8&id=571390521



Those rooms are like what big P said down 1 post they're rooms but we had 3 people in them and shared a common bathroom. Although the NCO ones had their own sinks
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:24 AM #5
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On all the Army posts they are trying to get soldiers into the 'new style' barracks which are nice facilities with split rooms - you share a bath and kitchen but have your own good sized room with a big closet. However, most posts have a mix of those and the old barracks, because these are built in stages. The old barracks are usually horrible, and have 2 soldiers to a small room and have community bath/showers. So... it could go both ways depending on what post you go to. I'm pretty sure by now chances are you will be in the nicer new ones wherever you go. You cannot have animals, and yes you can have people over but not after a certain time at night (there will be an NCO on CQ duty). The only time you can live off base is if your commander approves it (generally if there is not enough room in the barracks) which isn't all that common. Or if you are E5 or E6.
As you said, it really depends on the post. When I was single and was at Fort McPherson in Atlanta with 3rd Army and FORCECOM HQ, I lived in the barracks. All soldiers had their own rooms in older WW2 style buildings but we shared a common bathroom. There was a Staff Duty NCO/Officer, but not CQ anyplace.

It was nice, but the rooms varied as to how good they were.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:00 PM #6
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If you want to live off base, and aren't strapped for cash (you will be for a while) just move out. Keep your barrack's room clean for inspections if your command does them. I know where I live in GA, you can get a 1 bedroom appartment for $300 a month.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:06 PM #7
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From an NCO perspective, doing that (at least for my soldiers) would be a no go. If you were late for formation and I found out you were living off post without permission, I would light you up hard.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:15 PM #8
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Fort mead army barracks sucked ***. Air Force's new dorms are nice got a kitchen with 4 rooms each with there own bathroom connected together by a common day room.... the older dorms had 2 rooms connected to a bathroom and a kitchen. but now i live off base in my hown house payed for by the military at E-3
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:41 PM #9
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justavillain were you at camp hansen?
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:17 PM #10
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Ft. Richardson, Alaska had some ****ty *** barracks for all the combat arms dudes. We had 2-3 guys sharing 1 man rooms. Our toilets clogged with ease and always overflowed onto the floor. Our water would sometimes get shut off completely for days at a time (one time it was turned off for over a week). When I left Alaska, they were building nice *** barracks. Hit or miss. Either you'll get spoiled like a little *****, or you'll get ****ed in the *** like a little *****. I was treated like the latter of the two.

edit - In my building, we had a community latrine. We had like 100 dudes sharing 6 showers, sinks, toilets, and urinals. Oh yeah, and our laundry room was always a complete ****ing disaster.

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Old 10-02-2008, 05:22 PM #11
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where all the maintainers live, largest single dorm building in the Air Force the other picture shows the top of it.

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Old 10-02-2008, 09:22 PM #12
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justavillain were you at camp hansen?
I was there a few times, but I was at Camp Schwab(main barracks) Camp Foster(for pistol qual) and Camp Gonzales/JWTC most of the time.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:37 PM #13
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Apparently if you're a SEAL at coronado you can live in these barracks...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvery/143053448/
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:00 PM #14
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what about officers barracks/dorms whatever? do they exist and what are they like?
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:26 PM #15
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Its really hit or miss with the barracks, I know guys that have nice rooms.. I have a crappy room
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:05 PM #16
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at ft cambell almost all the baracks are new... in ours we had 2 guys with 1 room (we set up wall lockers to make 2 rooms) that had a kitchen and a bathroom. the washing machines always broke down the electrical was **** the heat went out in the winter and when we got it fixed was stuck on well into july. just remember everything is made by the lowest bidder
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Apparently if you're a SEAL at coronado you can live in these barracks...

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anyone else find the shape of the building offensive

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anyone else find the shape of the building offensive

I do not find an "L" offensive, do you? I also don't find 4 of them offensive. Don't make me curb stomp you.
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I'll upload the photos when photobucket starts working for me again.

In the Marine Corps you can't have anamils if you're living in the baracks but if you're in on base housing I have no idea.

In order to live off base you need to be married and I think it's Sgt or higher.

I found a photo of my room from Okinawa Japan, we had 2 Marines to a room but when we were in 29 palms we had 3.

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.ph...8&id=571390521



Those rooms are like what big P said down 1 post they're rooms but we had 3 people in them and shared a common bathroom. Although the NCO ones had their own sinks
looks alot like my room out here in 29
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I'll upload the photos when photobucket starts working for me again.

In the Marine Corps you can't have anamils if you're living in the baracks but if you're in on base housing I have no idea.

In order to live off base you need to be married and I think it's Sgt or higher.

I found a photo of my room from Okinawa Japan, we had 2 Marines to a room but when we were in 29 palms we had 3.

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.ph...8&id=571390521



Those rooms are like what big P said down 1 post they're rooms but we had 3 people in them and shared a common bathroom. Although the NCO ones had their own sinks
Why do you have a Poncho Liner as a bed spread bro? Go to the PX
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