This past week, Grunt Style Magazine did a short study to reveal the worst duty stations across the globe for Army personnel. At each duty station, families and soldiers often have a different experience. Some posts have excellent housing, but fall short in terms of the surrounding attractions. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Some posts are even known for their great amenities, or lack thereof.
For a little more background info, Grunt Style is a company run by “veterans and patriots” who design specialized apparel for those of various tactical interests, including tactically designed gear. All apparel is designed in house, and can be ordered through their website, or you can explore the option of designing some awesome custom shirts!
My favorite part of Grunt Style, besides their obvious American pride, is the Grunt Style Magazine. Their magazine is fully accessible through their website and features various articles from the How To’s to the most recent events in the military world. Through these articles I have found a lot of useful information pertaining to the military lifestyle from many perspectives, from those who serve to those who have family members serving.
With their permission, I’m sharing one of their most recent articles, The Five Worst Duty Stations in the Army. I found the article very helpful in expanding my knowledge on other military posts, and what I should be aware of. When new orders arrive, there’s nothing we can do to change them. But we can know what to expect.
#5. Ft. Wainwright, AK
#4. Camp Casey, South Korea
#3. Ft. Polk, LA
#2. Ft. Irwin, CA
Not much around, huh? Fort Irwin is basically surrounded by desolate, desert roads.
#1. Any, and we mean any, National Guard Armory
So there you have it. The survey was executed and filled out by the 90+ staff at Grunt Style, 60 of which have first hand experience living in or around these places. If you’re headed to one of these, be prepared! And make sure to visit their site for more articles, including their post on the Five Worst Duty Stations in the Marine Corps!
What are the worst military bases/posts you’ve been to? Are you headed to any of these? Share your thoughts!