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.

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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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Never heard of any.
Never heard of any.
Yes.
 

dexadental

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For those experienced with military life, where are the "coolest" Navy bases located...ie..."the best"?
 

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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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Cool,

Any other NAVY, USAF, ARMY, guys? How were your expriences and where?

;)

Overall life in general, not headaches of work included..heh ;)
 

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

Does the Navy still have a base in Rio de Janiero? I was just in Rio a few months ago and I saw no sign whatsoever of any American base. If it does exist that would be great news, I would love to be stationed there (or St. Petersburg)
 

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The link below is straight from the Navy website listing all current Navy medical commands. It shows the main places that you can end up being stationed, but I am pretty sure you could be stationed at some smaller places like Diego Garcia. That would have to be answered by a current Navy MC.
http://www.med.navy.mil/SiteInfo/Pages/default.aspx