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Here Are The Worst Military Installations For Each Branch, According To You
One thing holds true above all others in the military: You can choose your branch, but you can’t choose your duty station. Duty assignments are a crapshoot, and there’s nothing anyone can do about a losing dice-roll except complain. So we asked you, our readers, to list off the worst duty stations for your service, and you didn’t disappoint. While 1,300 readers responded on Facebook, one branch was conspicuously mum when it came to shitty bases. Any guesses on which one it was?
For everyone else — Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and even the Coast Guard — these were the worst bases to be stationed at:
Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms, California.
Forget “29 Stumps”: How about Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, in the California desert?
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Fort F**king Stewart, Georgia.
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska. Bears, dude.
This shouldn’t apply to the Air Force.
Case in point:
A massive billing glitch in Tricare's East region, managed by Humana, on Thursday slammed about 25,000 beneficiaries with premium charges 100 times more than they owe monthly for their coverage.
A Minnesota Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with three Guardsmen aboard crashed south of St. Cloud on Thursday, said National Guard spokeswoman Army Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens.
At this time, the National Guard is not releasing any information about the status of the three people aboard the helicopter, Heusdens told Task & Purpose on Thursday.
A missing Canadian ex-soldier was reportedly smuggled across the US border and is hiding with a neo-Nazi group
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
Former Canadian Army Reserve Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews, 26, was first identified as a member of The Base by Winnipeg Free Press reporter Ryan Thorpe.
Days after Thorpe's report was published, Mathews went missing and was discharged from the military for his alleged ties to the group. His car was found about 10 miles from the U.S. border soon thereafter, and police found a cache of weapons when they raided his home.
Vice reporters Ben Makuch, Mack Lamoureux, and Zachary Kamel, citing confidential sources, reported on Thursday that Mathews had been illegally smuggled across the border and is being hidden by members of The Base, which has operated in encrypted chatrooms as a largely online organization.
The Pentagon's latest attempt to twist itself in knots to deny that it is considering sending up to 14,000 troops to the Middle East has a big caveat.
Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said there are no plans to send that many troops to the region "at this time."
Farah's statement does not rule out the possibility that the Defense Department could initially announce a smaller deployment to the region and subsequently announce that more troops are headed downrange.
The Navy could deploy a second carrier to the Middle East if Trump orders an Iran surge, top admiral says
The Navy could send a second aircraft carrier to the Middle East if President Donald Trump orders a surge of forces to the region, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said on Thursday.
Gordon Lubold and Nancy Youssef of the Wall Street Journal first reported the United States is considering sending up to 14,000 troops to the Middle East to deter Iran from attacking U.S. forces and regional allies. The surge forces could include several ships.