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YotaMan2007 06-18-2012 09:06 AM

Fort Wainwright
Who has been there recently or is currently there?

CDNMatt 06-18-2012 05:46 PM

Eight months in 06 and 2 months in 07, I doubt there's anything there now that makes it any better than when I was there.

YotaMan2007 06-19-2012 05:01 PM

What is there to do around there? pros and cons? I'm gonna be pcsing soon so I'm trying to get as much info as possible

CDNMatt 06-19-2012 06:41 PM

I'm not sure what PCSing is but there's not a lot to do there, there's a pizza joint called tonys that is okay but expect to see drunken infantry school troops there all the time, there's a night club type bar right by that which also contains drunken new guys most of the time. There was a military bus called the IBBS that ran from the base to Edmonton and back five times every weekend, I'm not sure if that is still going on. It should be semi cheap to buy a house there but you won't get PLD I don't think. There's a semi nice restaurant called the honey pot downtown which I would recommend. I think they let you use parts of the training area for your dirt bike or quad and the terrain is pretty much perfect for that.

YotaMan2007 06-20-2012 05:12 PM

pcs= permenant change of station. thats cool. what do you know about the midnight sun stuff?

ImpulseRed008 06-20-2012 05:20 PM

You have about 22 hours of daylight and 2 hours of dusk on the longest day of the year. the shortest day, you have about 4 hours of daylight :(

You need to go about 100 miles north to see the sun touch the horizon.

LOTS of mosquitos and gnats, beautiful scenery, plenty of hunting and fishing.

Haven't been there in quite a few years....

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