Category Archives: Military Bases

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Fort Bragg

Located near Fayetteville, North Carolina, Fort Bragg is a true touchstone of the U.S. Army. Almost 10 percent of U.S. Army forces are assigned to the Fort and its operations are one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. The history of Fort Bragg dates from WWI. When the Army established Camp Bragg on September […]

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How to Find Your Basic Allowance for Housing

The Basic Allowance for Housing is the equitable housing compensation active duty military members receive when on-base housing is not available at their U.S. duty station. The purpose of the allowance is to assist military members to afford housing at their duty station without undue financial stress. The amount of BAH is not calculated to equal […]

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Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC)

Aloha! If you have been detailed to NCTAMS PAC you are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Wahiawa on the Big Island of Oahu. What is NCTAMS PAC The NCTAMS PAC base is small, having fewer than 500 military and civilian personnel. This elite team has a very big responsibility. They supervise all electronic communication […]

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Fort Wainwright

Fort Wainwright So, you have orders that will take you to Fort Wainwright to join the Arctic Warriors! If you are thrilled about seeing the Northern Lights for yourself or trying out some dog mushing, this is the posting for you. The outstanding natural beauty, the unusual weather conditions, outdoor sporting opportunities and, above all, the rewards […]

Fort Irwin
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Fort Irwin

History Pioneer explorations along the Mojave Indian Trail in 1796 noted several Indian settlements in what would later become the Fort Irwin area. In the early 1800’s, fur trappers travelled the Old Spanish Trail connecting Los Angeles and Santa Fe. Bitter Springs, on the eastern edge, was a favored camping site. The area’s economy and […]