Sound off: Best Bases and Life Support/Aircrew Flight Equipment Jobs In The Air Force?

Sound off below and somewhere down the line I will list the answers in a future newsletter for the folks who are not online to see.   Who knows, the answers might help someone on active duty decide what they might put on their Dream Sheet (if such a thing still exist). Feel free to say what makes you feel this way. Does the base offer plenty of solid amenities? Are the schools in the area lacking? Is the area clean, and the climate nice? Does the cost-of-living make it tough to stretch a buck? Was the job you were doing enjoyable and fulfilling?

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  1. Sam Duran

    Best assignment Takali AB Thailand The women were hot and you had as many choices as you wanted or could afford.

    Ton Son Nhut RVN, Saigon After hours you had many choices as to women and what you could afford.

    Worse Wheelus AB, Tripoli, North Africa

    No women

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  2. Bob Wiley

    Hi Bob—I’d love to reply–but–being an “old timer” life support guy, all the bases where I was stationed have closed! Duluth IAP, Takhli, Thailand, K.I.Sawyer RAF Bentwaters RAF Woodbridge I will be awaiting to see the replies!! THANKS for doing this!! Bob

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  3. lee koester

    My best AFB was Kirtland AFB, 150th Fighter Wing New Mexico ANG flying A7 Corsairs and later F16 Falcons

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  4. Brad Fielding

    My best was Torrejon, AFB, Spain, spent about 15 years there active duty, and then another 15 in Civil Service, then retired in Spain. Also Kelly AFB, Texas, the 19th LSS, was a very good assignment. Then Hickam, could have been a good assignment, but the people, that I worked with! well I better not say anything about them, As they say” if you can’t say anything don’t say anything! But the younger troops in the base shop were great.good workers and smart!

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  5. Jerry L Wyland

    Best were in order Ubon Thailand 433rdTFS Takhli Thailand 354 TFS Langley AFB 48 FIS

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  6. Frank Nollette

    Before I x-trained to Disaster Control. My 922x0A/B great assignments were 349TCW at Hamilton; 303rd Air Rescue at Long Beach Municipal Apt CA, then to March AFB (not ARB); 67th Air Rescue @ Prestwick; almost 5 yrs @ Nellis; a yr @ U Tapao, then 2 yrs at Taipei Air Station. Final assignment was SR71 PSD at Beale where I became a 24270 Disaster Ctl toad. Only Nellis and Beale are still open! Everyone of these had pluses/minuses, primarily due to my co-workers. Professionally, Nellis, U Tapao and Taipei were the best.

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  7. Bob McElwain

    The base I enjoyed the most was Langley AFB, VA. Close to major east coast cities, mild winters, great schools on and off base and some of the best fishing anywhere. The best job I ever had was also on Langley and that was at TAC HQ.

    I didn’t ask for the worst base, but since so many others have included theirs, I thought I’d include mine as well. Grand Forks AFB was the pits! The weather in that part of the country was so bad that we used to say, the snow you see today is the same snow you’ll see in May. It was cold miserable weather most of the year and no social life off base except for the time spent in Winnipeg, Canada. I had never experience minus degree weather until I lived in North Dakota. Check out the video below to see what I’m talking about.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=north+dakota+weather+report&&view=detail&mid=49C851A5A80FE4DEBECB49C851A5A80FE4DEBECB&rvsmid=CA7D7949E184D64C7A33CA7D7949E184D64C7A33&FORM=VDQVAP

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