MIL Car on Deployment...

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  1. 99blkgt

    99blkgt New Member

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    What do you guys do with your vehicles when on a deployment: storage? return home? I don't know about having my car battered by 6 months of weather without a wash or start up.

    I guess this would apply to guys without a wife to take care of it.
     
  2. nsxrebel

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    oh you just leave the keys in the ignition. your fellow Marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors will make sure it gets started at least weekly. They will keep it refueled, and some are even so kind to keep it washed.
     
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    :rofl: Thanks for help.
     
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    Both times I went on cruise I took my car to my parents house
     
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    This is what I am thinking of doing...Is it true if you drive from A-school to your command you get some expense pay and travel time? or is my recruiter full of it? He has tried to trick me before ha. Going Navy as well BTW.
     
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    It depends on your A school. If it's a short school, you most likely won't be allowed to have a car. If it's a longer school, then some commands may let you have a car. Keep in mind though, they probably will send you straight to school from basic on a flight. If you want to go home and pick up your car, you will have to take leave, and expenses will come out of your pocket. Every school/command is different, so YMMV.

    After you finish school though, if you have a car, you will get paid to PCS to your next duty station in your vehicle. Just as long as your command knows this, and it's on paper.
     
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    Thanks for the info :bigthumb:
     
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    That will be $50, do you have a paypal account?
     
  9. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Sell it, buy something else when you return.
     
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    Thats what I'm doing. New owner is picking the car up on Monday.
     
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    99blkgt New Member

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    Its tempting....Decisions...decisions.
     
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    If i was gonna go to my command with no car I could just keep my payed off car at my parents and have them start it up and drive it every once in a while.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I will sell my car prior to my next deployment, and the wife says I can buy what ever I want within reason when I return. :eek3:
     
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    Oh Hiya!

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    Before I deploy next summer, that's what I'm going to do.
     
  15. nsxrebel

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    Me personally I would just take the car home. Only person I trust with my car is my brother. Then again I kinda have a rare car, my car would definitely go in storage in the garage on jack stands and all. Most bases offer some kind of lot to park your car for the duration of your deployment.

    If you have no choice but to use this lot, I suggest you put your car on jack stands. It's a good thing to keep the weight off the tires. Make sure you buy a fuel stabilizer so the gasoline in your tank doesn't "go bad". By a car cover and make sure it is properly secured and won't fly off in the wind. Lastly get a solar battery tender to keep your battery fresh and charged.
     
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    In Hawaii, we can use the old aircraft hangers on Ford Island for storage while on deployment. $1 a day. The car is protected from the elements.
     
  17. Bounty15

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    They have contractors on installation who take care of all cars for Soldiers on deployment. It's covered by the transpo office so they pay nothing. They start them up, inspect them, and keep them ready to go for when the unit returns. It's really an excellent program.
     
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    must be an Army thing. no such thing for Marines. I don't know about other services. The air guard, well those guys "deploy" for 2 month rotations, so they just leave their cars in the parking lot.
     
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    they have fenced off areas in navy bases for deployment parking, you pay like 30 bucks a month or something. i put mine in this indoor warehouse outside the gate. they start it up and shit.
     
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    i picked my vehicle up while in 'A' school (very long one) and had it until i was finished. then the navy paid me to drive from Great lakes to San Diego, for 'C' school, then paid me again (three months later) to go to Gulfport, MS
     
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    Indoor storage at Ft Bliss, and they start it up once a month.
     
  22. 99blkgt

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    Does not sound bad if you can find indoor parking and get a start up once a month. I would be willing to pay for that.
     
  23. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I bet they would do the same for your girlfriend or wife.

    :mamoru:
     
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    oh yeah, forgot about C school.

    :werd: :mamoru:
     
  25. Bounty15

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    It depends on whether or not they give you "TDY Enroute." If you have that in your orders, they should cover it from station to station until you get to your next PCS.
     

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