Where are our bases...NAVY/USAF

DrJackal

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    Does anyone know if we the U.S. currently hold any NAVY bases in France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium?

    I'm refering to bases outside of the U.S. (North America).


    I see USAF bases, but none that are NAVY.. If you're a NAVY doc can you end up in France, or Germany? I mean you're not true navy navy, you're a medical physician.


    I see spain, balkans, south korea, japan, portugal... but, none of the listed above....


    So in conclusion do we have any NAVY bases in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany??


    Thanks..in advance.

    :cool:


    P.S.:

    Can we be in the NAVY and end up on a USAF or ARMY base such as Ramstien Germany?

    Thanks
     
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    VolatileNavyDoc

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      I was in Rota, Spain for 3 years. Very cool place to live for a while. San Diego (all of the bases there are pretty good); Bremerton, WA; New Brunswick, ME.

      Basically, the Navy owns some of the best real estate in the world. The hospital in San Diego in Balboa Park, 5 mins from downtown and 1 minute from the zoo.

      However, the Navy also supports the marines. I don't know how you feel about Camp Lejeune and Parris Island, but I'd rather stay on the West Coast.
       

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        I had to be interviewed for the HPSP Navy program and my interview was with a Navy dentist that was stationed in Brazil, claimed it was the best place in all the Navy to be at. Anyone been there? I imagine its pretty crazy with the partying and all, but does a Navy dentist really have time for that? He mentioned working on sailors after they returned from bar brawls...kinda made me second guess my reasons for entering heh.
         

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          I'm not speaking from experience but from research. You won't find any navy ports in landlocked countries. You will find Marine Corps camps/bases/depots/whatever they call them in these areas. I don't know of any foreign Marine Corps bases other than Okinawa. Keep in mind you can be stationed at a Naval port, on a ship, or at a Marine base.

          Germany is mostly Army/AF. I don't think we have anything left in France.

          I had a list of them all after I talked to the Navy HPSP guys. I no longer have this info, but from memory:

          Ok I found a general list of Navy Ports of Call. There are some smaller ports too, such as Kings Bay, GA. These are the "biggies" I guess.

          CONUS
          Pearl Harbor, HI
          Norfolk, VA
          Pensacola, FL

          International
          Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
          Rota, Spain
          Naples, Italy
          Alexandria, Egypt
          St Petersburg, Russia
          Hong Kong, China
          Sydney, Australia

          http://www.navy.com/about/during/experience/navyportsofcall/

          Here's a list with all of them I think: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/port.htm

          This is the main link, where you can view all services' facilities.
          http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/index.html

          With regard to base rankings, the general consensus I have seen on here:
          Navy has the best stations
          Army is hit or miss.
          Air Force is usually in BFE
          Marine Corps, I don't know any other than Lejeune and Parris Island.
           
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