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Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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Service members and their families are exposed to health and safety hazards at base housing worldwide that could be alleviated by inspections and better maintenance, the Defense Department’s Inspector General said in a recent report.

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Rents start at $995 a month. The schools are good. And the neighborhood is safe — after all, it’s on one of the largest U.S. military installations in the world.

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Frequent relocation is one of the realities of military life. While some families choose to live on base housing, others prefer the freedom to use their housing allowance to find a home off-post. When you change stations, it’s very important to watch out for scammers off base who may be looking to prey on unwitting service members who are trying to relocate quickly.

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There are more than 35 Marine Corps bases across the world, though a majority of them are stateside. While some are located in exciting places, others are not so great. A number of Marine Corps bases have been deemed awful for reasons ranging from bad management, to insufferable weather, to a lack of activities. Task & Purpose polled more than 1,000 readers to determine which installations are least liked across all the services.

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