Tips For Going On A Military Installation

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Papa Pig's Comment
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Hey guys, have saw a few videos about guys having problems finding their deliveries on a military installation. A lot of army installations have their own app called "guide on" example "guide on ft benning" Most gps's are worthless on most military installations. This is a free app that will take you to what ever building number you want to go to. FYI

Rainy 's Comment
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The problem with those apps is that they don't include bridge.clearances.

I got stuck on Ft Knox delivering to the commissary. By the time I got unloaded the truck bridge was closed ;(

I had to call the MPs to guide me out and open a gate.

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Joshua J.'s Comment
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Ill be 100% with you, if you can find the commisary or the BX/PX stop there and ask a soldier for directions. A lot of the bases do construction often and change things about, Fort Bliss being one of the biggest offenders.

Ive never driven a semi through any post Ive been on, but Ive driven 15ton M1200 Knight and an 18ton MRAP and if you don't know where you're going, you're not likely to find it on your own. The locals will be much more knowledgeable!

Also, make sure you have your identification ready, and prepare for a vehicle inspection (depends on readiness levels)

Papa Pig's Comment
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Fort Knox does have some nasty low clearance bridges. I don't really miss that place

Rainy 's Comment
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Fort Knox does have some nasty low clearance bridges. I don't really miss that place

Stop and ask...omg that is funny. I called the commissary and got "I just PCS'd here. I don't know where you are I'll transfer you.". Three different people told me the same. The MP couldn't believe I was on spear arrow drive...as if I made the name of the street up. Was nuts. I stayed on the phone with him till I got off post. Lol

I was facing an 11ft bridge. Not fun

Joshua J.'s Comment
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Rainy, I lived on post in the barracks for 2 years @ Fort Bliss, and I couldn't get pizza or takeout because no one could ever find my street, and I couldnt even order things online because the road/address 'didnt exist' good times! rofl-3.gif

Cwc's Comment
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Rainy, I lived on post in the barracks for 2 years @ Fort Bliss, and I couldn't get pizza or takeout because no one could ever find my street, and I couldnt even order things online because the road/address 'didnt exist' good times! rofl-3.gif

Always meet the delivery person at the gate, and not at the guard shack unless you wanna feed the watch stander.

Also you can generally asked the MA/MP for directions although sometimes you have local law enforcement standing watch and they aren't always the most knowledgeable but if it's not busy they can call and ask.

I've spent many years on many bases.

Rainy 's Comment
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Meet at the gate? Wouldn't happen. I'm not sire they could even find the gate

Prime gave me directions thru post, but the MP at the gate told me the road was closed.

Go down here til you get to a "non descript unnamed road and make a right. Then follow that around to the third non descriot road" hahahhaha

And military roads are not made for trucks. I was on a six lane highway on post, called the commissary. I was parked in front of a hotel and recreation center....very easy to identify. No one knew where I was. Lol. Then they told me to make a u turn on tha six lane highway!!!

When I saw my first few months on the road were challenging I'm totally serious. The streets weren't wide enough for me to turn and I was terrified I would jump a curb and get arrested for "damage to federal property".

Cwc's Comment
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When ordering food Rainey... Always meet the delivery driver at the gate..

Kirk P.'s Comment
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As a former MP I would say stop at the gate and ask one of the gate guards or MPs, they have maps and can tell you exactly where to go, at least they should. Hell even ask a MP if you can get an escort, we aren't doing anything productive most of the time anyways (trust me I know). And if you get the run around just ask for a supervisor. Usually there is someone that knows the base inside and out.

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