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5 Worst Duty Stations in the Army

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We have over 90 employees here at Grunt Style and over 60 of those employees are veterans. We have been conducting some very scientific and very accurate polling of our veteran employees to find out their thoughts on the things that matter like the worst MRE's in the military and miracle cures from your Medic. You know, the important stuff.We are continuing our series of very informative and highly scientific polls today with a look at the Army. We have all four services represented here at Grunt Style so we will definitely be providing the same information about the other services over the next few days but since we are a majority Army veterans here, we started there.We asked, in a very scientific and very accurate poll, what is the worst duty station in the Army? (not including combat deployments since we know those always suck) The top 5 responses from our Army veterans are on the board.

#5 - Ft. Wainwright, AK

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Soldiers skijour behind a Small Unit Support Vehicle as part of U.S. Army Alaska's Winter Games at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, March 9, 2017. This year’s events include downhill ski racing, live-fire biathlon range, stress shooting, land navigation, skijoring, setting up the Arctic 10-man tent and stove correctly, and evaluating and treating a casualty in the extreme cold. As America’s Arctic Warriors and the U.S. Army’s experts in surviving, operating, fighting and winning in extreme cold weather and high altitude environments, all the skills tested during the games are critical for all USARAK Soldier proficiency. (Army photo/John Pennell)[/caption]Have you ever seen The Empire Strikes Back? Remember the battle of Hoth? When you go to Ft. Wainwright, you get to relive those conditions for your entire luxurious stay near the arctic circle.

#4 - Camp Casey, South Korea

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More than 5,000 Soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Ted D. Martin, commanding general for 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-US Combined Division, re-create the division's indianhead insignia at Indianhead Field on Camp Casey, South Korea, Dec. 21, 2016. This was the third time 2ID has recreated the insignia.[/caption]Join the Army, they said. See the world, they said. Hey, we can get you an overseas duty station. How cool would that be, they said.


#3 - Ft. Polk, LA

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New York Army National Guard infantrymen assigned to Co. C, 1st Battalion, 69th Regiment Infantry, based in New York City, travel towards their objective during a live fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft. Polk, La., July 25, 2016. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis)[/caption]All you have to do is Google, "how much does Ft. Polk suck" and you'll see exactly why the home of JRTC made this list.

#2 - Ft. Irwin, CA

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A U.S. Army Soldier of the 25th Infantry Division, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, out of Fort Wainwright, AK looks through the scope of his M4 rifle at the National Training Center on Ft. Irwin, CA., Jan. 16, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rachel Diehm/Released)[/caption]Speaking of Star Wars movies. Have you ever seen the first one? You know the one with Luke having to join the military so he could get his college paid for? Remember where he lived? For anyone who has been to NTC or had the displeasure of actually having to be stationed there, it is very hard to tell the difference between Ft. Irwin and either the surface of the sun or Luke's home planet of Tatooine.

#1 - Any, and we mean any, National Guard Armory

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Army Sgt. Maj. Beverly Arena ( front right) stands in front of the 153rd Finance Battalion's formation, prior to her retirement, at the Florida National Guard's Mark Lance Armory, March 4, 2017.[/caption]Before you get angry Guard folks, ask yourself the question, are we lying?Well, there you have it. After another exhaustive and totally scientific survey of the Army veterans of Grunt Style, those are the 5 worst duty stations in the Army. Up next, we'll be talking to the Marines of Grunt Style to get their thoughts on the worst places to be stationed in the Marine Corps. Be sure to send us your thoughts.

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