Originally Posted by Addiction
Funny you should mention Navy (hiya Shipmate
), and my first duty station was Sasebo, Japan....the armpit of the Navy.
There was NOTHING to do there but drink your money away, climb a mountain or go to a depressing bomb site. What a lovely 3 years that was!
Sadly, I've never served in the armed forced. Getting up at oh-dark-thirty and being barked at for hours on end to do relatively mindless things just wasn't something I wanted to do. God bless you and all the other members of the armed services who are doing it though. Working for the state police for 7 years was bad enough, I couldn't imagine multiplying that and complicating it with all that being in the service entails.
I'll have to ask my wife where her previous husband was stationed in Japan. Sasebo doesn't ring a bell though. It was an Army base that was in the far north of Japan. Can't remember the name though.
Originally Posted by navynuke499
That's funny you mention The Rock, I'm headed there in a couple months.
You have my condolences, I mean congratulations!
I've only heard stories from several of my prep-school and college friends who were stationed there, I've personally never been. By far, they talked about how horribly boring that place was. Nothing really do to when you weren't on duty. It's just a tiny spot in the middle of the ocean. They tell me that when you first get there most people are drooling and think that it's the best duty station you could get, but then after the "oh ah" factor wears off, you just get bored out of your skull.Diego Carcia - A tiny ring of sand