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Old 05-25-2009, 9:39 AM
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Default Anyone ever go to Fort Eustis?

Looks like I'll be there for a few months this summer.
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Old 05-25-2009, 9:48 AM
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It's nickname is Fort Useless. I don't know what they do there, but I never met anybody who served there that enjoyed it!!

Good luck with all the mosquitoes there too, I hate VA. I'll be in Dahlgren for a little over a week next month too. Bring a new bottle of Avon's SkinSoSoft!! Skeeters stay away!

Try to get away one weekend and go to Colonial Williamsburg and there is a 6-Flags nearby too.

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I served two years (1985-1987) there as a Drill Sergeant for a Transportation Corps whose NCO's couldn't train their own troops so Infantry NCOs had to do it. Then when I should have been heading back to a rifle battalion in Europe I got caught up in the Gramm/Rudman/Hollings Deficit Reduction Act, and spent the next four plus years operating a desk for the Army Training Support Center.

Six really long years, and being out of the infantry for six years killing my career, doesn't make for pleasant memories of Virginia. GI/Sailor bars of Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach can be fun.

Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown Battlefield, Busch Gardens are fun though.

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Old 06-11-2009, 10:06 AM
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I went to Ft Eustis to see their high speed vessel simulaters once. Their weapons simulater room is fun too. I live about three hours from Ft Eustis now.
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My brother served at Fort Useless. He was a unit clerk and I wanna say it was about 1984-1986. He hated being a unit clerk, but did like the Virginia area.
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I went to Ft Eustis to see their high speed vessel simulaters once. Their weapons simulater room is fun too. I live about three hours from Ft Eustis now.
Did you actually get a chance to use the Simulator?
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check out the riverwalk restaurant (the bar area has specials all week with 50 cent oysters and drink specials), hoss' deli, the wal-mart nearby is fun to walk around in when you dont wanna drink. saddle ridge is alright its by the bass pro shop. stay away from mcfaddens you'll see why the mall in newport news gets old quick. the coast guard base has an e-club with good prices and the galley there isnt bad at all. good luck finding good mexican food, there is however a good sushi place but i forget the name

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Did you actually get a chance to use the Simulator?
Yeah, we tried it out. We were working on the LCS project though, and were really there to look at the certification process the Army uses.

I work at Sperry Marine now and we have all kinds of simulators to play with.

ETA: Don't forget to get your CCW when you get here. It's easy and there's no such thing as "good cause". Just fill out the app and they'll mail you one. While you wait, you can LOC just about anywhere.
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