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Posted: 9/9/2004 9:08:44 AM EST
I'm going with haiti in the late 90's, that place makes Iraq look like a paradise
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:14:26 AM EST
It's a tie between cochin india and all of the west african countries- amoung
the shitiest places on earth.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:46:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:34:11 PM EST
JRTC at Ft. Polk, really I would say as one of the first unit's into Bosnia back in 94-95 man that was sucked worse than being in the desert.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:31:56 PM EST
Easy - to the bilges of the USS Okinawa for fighting, while on our way to viet nam. Made the heat of viet nam seem cool by comparison.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:42:00 PM EST
Fort Polk in July and August followed by:

Landing Zones

Andy (Quan Loi)
Pearson
Don
Judie
David
B­uttons
Tommie
Thomas
Candy
Speer (Cambodia)
11 Bravo
Mo
Jeannie
Sally

And a bunch of swamps in between.

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:44:15 PM EST
I vote for sub-saharan Africa and their penchant for AIDS and Ebola
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:46:29 PM EST
On the Yalu River between NK and the PRC
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:54:48 PM EST
+1 for Haiti was there during the Aristide coup....

Kampala Uganda was a real craphole too...
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:00:59 PM EST
I'm sure there are worse places but the two that was worse for me was Nam and living with my ex. (Not necessarly in that order.)
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:04:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By bostonirish67:
On the Yalu River between NK and the PRC



Really? You were there? When?

This would definitely be a good story to hear.

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:09:04 PM EST
Haiti is one nasty-ass place. Might as well live in a landfill.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:47:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 4:47:53 PM EST by 82ndAbn]
Accidental lock
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:48:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 4:48:13 PM EST by 82ndAbn]
Accidental lock
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:37:14 PM EST
This is an easy one:

Kandahar, Assghanistan
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:28:17 PM EST
Haiti, 1994.
Jumpmaster Base.

I hated it so much I went back, to Camp Fairwinds.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:03:38 AM EST
Panama, 1991. Hot, muggy, jungle smell. I'm only saying this cuz I hate BUGS!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:22:37 PM EST
Somalia
Asscrackistan
Iraq
Korea
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:32:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:07:49 AM EST
DC. Smells bad, people want to kill you. God I hate politicians.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:02:53 PM EST
Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia in July 1996.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:08:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Panama, 1991. Hot, muggy, jungle smell. I'm only saying this cuz I hate BUGS!



It was a bit rough in '89 as well.




I had a lot of fun there in 1990.

Fort Dix, NJ was the worst.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:11:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 7:42:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Panama, 1991. Hot, muggy, jungle smell. I'm only saying this cuz I hate BUGS!



It was a bit rough in '89 as well.




The minute I entered that the same thought went through my mind. I feel like a whiney asshat now...Is there a smiley for that?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 7:45:51 AM EST
Meridain MS 1980 and Beirut 1982-83
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:17:39 AM EST
Cleveland
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:00:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:05:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:31:42 PM EST
Gonzo Station, North Arabian Sea, 1981,82,83,84, USS Midway CV-41....A very old carrier sitting off the coast in the heat, flying 24/7, waiting for the politicians to make up their fucking minds to do something. A close second would be the port of Fuajirah, UAE last year driving patrol boats. heat, sand, shitty command staff and about the only good thing about heat was that it was too hot for bugs to live.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:34:16 PM EST
Ft. Dix is without a doubt the most broke dick post I've ever spent time on. The absolute worst chow I've ever eaten. It's only saving grace is it's proximity to the shore, NYC, and other cultural attractions.

Camp Olins, Belgum wasn't a bad place, but absoutly nothing to do. The Flemmish do not eat eggs for breakfast, and it took a great deal of pursuation, (i.e. direct threats), to get them to make them for us.


Originally Posted By TimJ:
Fort Dix, NJ was the worst.

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:49:15 PM EST
cleveland aint got poo on detroit

even the cops will car jack ya there
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:17:36 PM EST
Khobar towers, Dhahran, KSA
25 Jun 1996

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:32:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By ozob:
Cleveland



My house/home is in Cleveland and it's not bad there. FWIW, I lived in Chicago prior to that.

I also spent two years as an Infantryman in Panama and you learn to tolerate the heat, bugs, rotting vegetation smell, etc.

Bali Doogle Somalia gets my vote for worst place I've been. This was in 1985.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:36:32 PM EST
I know that there are many place we all call HELL, mine is were I now live. THe North Slope of Alaska is a frozen hell if ever there was one. Yes, this is a third world up here. Many of the houses are still using honey buckets.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:43:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
cleveland aint got poo on detroit

even the cops will car jack ya there



Tha Motor City! Many unmentionable adventures have been had in that city. Dangerous indeed. There is no other place like it in this world.

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:59:44 PM EST
Lackland AFB back in 88....they didn't let us have our cappuchino lattes in the morning!

Seriously, I've had a lot of fun everywhere I've been. Worst DUTY I've had is current assignment. Recruiting SUCKS
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 7:29:21 PM EST
Toss up between Peru ,Columbia 00-01, Egypt and Yemen 99-00.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 6:56:19 PM EST
Afghanistan - Currently there, all around the country. Sucks balls.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 7:08:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tallbill:
Afghanistan - Currently there, all around the country. Sucks balls.



Welcome! Be safe and don't forget to post in the deployed members thread (tacked at the top of this forum).

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 7:37:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By 0351-ROCKETS:
Easy - to the bilges of the USS Okinawa for fighting, while on our way to viet nam. Made the heat of viet nam seem cool by comparison.



LOL, I can top that! How about a bilge level storeroom off the engineroom of a flat bottom LST rocking and rolling with nasty smelling bilge water sloshing around, paint brush in hand, while leaving the rivers and hitting the high seas off Vietnam! The first and only time I ever got seasick. I think they sent me down there to get a laugh, but I fooled them, I spent the rest of the day in my rack while they worked!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:04:45 AM EST
It's a toss up between Wrightstown, NJ, and Mogadishu. (Inside joke for those who served sentences at McGuire/Ft Dix).

I was a C-141 FE in the '86-'89 time frame. We made a stop at Mogadishu to drop some stuff off. Doing my walk-around after landing, I discovered that one of the upper spoiler panels was stuck in the ground position. Taking a closer look, the drive quadrant had shattered. Not good.

The AC asked is we wanted to call for a mainetnance team to be flown in and go into crew rest. We looked around and told him we were definitely NOT staying. I borrowed a drill from the guy who maintained our embassy airplane and we bolted the offending spoiler down. It was a lot of work under that hot sun, but well worth it.

I almost said that I was in Mogadishu before it got bad, but it's always been bad there.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:44:01 PM EST
Somalia
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:09:30 PM EST
Saudi/Iraq...9 months of no booze, no womenz, hot as hell, bugs, snakes.

Runner up...Turkey...what a nasty fucking shithole.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:55:27 PM EST
The Pentagon 9/12 - 9/30/2001
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:11:15 PM EST
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