MIL options: Ft. Sill or Alaska

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  1. Drunk Bastard Audio

    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    Not sure if it's Wainwright or Richardson in Ak...but these are the choices that were passed on to me by my OIC. I have to call shortly to figure out which one I want (or see if I can work a drug deal to get Campbell or Knox somehow)

    I know there's not a lot around Sill...but I'd like to hear some input from someone who's been there longer then a year.

    Same with the Alaska posts.


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    SeaMack99 OT Supporter

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    Well I'm partial to Sill only cause I graduated HS from there :o. And don't let anyone tell you there ain't nothing to do. Just like any base its all what you make it.
     
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    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    well all i have to go off for either place is hear say...haven't been to either one.
     
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    It really depends if you're going to Wainwright or Richardson.

    I'm not in the military, but as far as the cities are concerned Fairbanks (where Wainwright is located) isn't anything special. Anchorage (where Richardson is located) has more to do, plus the weather is much milder year round. If you are an avid outdoorsman, you'll never run out of things to do in either city, though. :dunno:
     
  5. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Alaska = cold, colder, and coldest.

    Sill = poor, run down, but close to OKC and DFW
     
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    lol...That's almost verbatim to what one of my friends said.
     
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    i'd stay away from Ft Sill for all the reasons brakac mentioned. Alot of people actually want to go to alaska, no one wants to come to sill
     
  8. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    Go to Alaska. The only fun things to do around Ft Sill is go a few hours to the big cities.
     
  9. SiegG

    SiegG The real-life Dale Gribble

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    I haven't been to Fort Sill YET, but I used to live in AK. I'd pick AK any day...I know Sill will never compare. But then again, I love to fish and hunt, and I like their outlook on life. It's truly the last frontier. Anchorage is very similar to Seattle, even somewhat cleaner, and a tad smaller.
     
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    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    i'll definitely snatch up the assignment in Ak if it's Richardson...


    just not sure what i'm gonna do if it's Wainwright vs Sill.
     
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    :werd:

    plus the weather in oklahoma isn't too shabby
     
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    SiegG The real-life Dale Gribble

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    In the southern part of AK, like in Anchorage, the summers are hard to beat. Virtually 24 hours of daylight and nice warm weather. The downside of course is SERIOUS mosquitoes.
     
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    what do you have like a whole week of summer :hsugh: :mamoru:



    j/k :love:
     
  14. dura

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    I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked Ft. Richardson, both in support and infantry.
     
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    Fort Rich for sure. I grew up just north of there, and anchorage has a lot to do. If you are an outdoorsman, it's the only place to choose.
     
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    I lived in Fairbanks for two years going to UAF and I can affirm that it sucks balls. If you enjoy heavy drinking or outdoor activities at twenty (or more) below zero, then you might be able to get more out of the place than I did, but I'd recommend against going there if you can avoid it.

    Anchorage is nicer. The winters aren't as harsh as in Fairbanks by orders of magnitude. Just remember that even though there's a decent bit to do in the city, it's the *only* thing up there for a long long way.

    If you're an outdoorsman with a love of cold weather then you'll love the place.
     
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    UAF in the house! 2nd Floor Moore here !!!!!!!!!



    I have to agree that Wainright would suck balls, but ft Rich would be great.
     
  18. DaninTexas

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    I graduated basic back in 94 at Sill.

    Its not a bad post. But if I had to do the Army again I would want to see places. So I say go to Alaska.

    Only permanent station I saw after Ft. Sill and APG, MD was Ft. Irwin, CA.
     
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    everyone i talked to loved alaska. it didnt matter the post (wainwright or richardson)

    also are you more of an outdoorsman that would take advantage of the things alaska has to offer or would you rather live near larger cities?

    what are your hobbies? which area would allow you to pursue them?
     
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    Alaska.
     
  21. Mint Berry Crunch

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    I was born and raised in Fairbanks. Fuck Anchorage. :ugh2: Choose Wainwright.
     

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