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JerseyBouncer #121 Posted Oct 17 2013 - 13:36

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Nice pics. I attended the NCO Academy at Knox back in 1983, I enjoyed my time there immensely, short as it was.

Utterdark #122 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 00:17

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I took basic at Knox in 83 and stayed in disney 16 weeks of M1 training . to this day i still bitch about running up and down agony,misery and heartbreak .

grunt1771 #123 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 17:26

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View PostVirgilHilts, on Oct 29 2011 - 21:09, said:

Damned shame. I guess some politician will get West Point moved next. Armor belongs at Fort Knox, not Fort Benning.

As a still serving 21 year Infantryman I could not agree with you more.

Get those DATs back to Knox. :trollface:

Silvers_ #124 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 20:46

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I was AF stationed there in 92-95 in support of the 194th and the helo's there. Joined the AF got done with meteorology school and my 1st duty assignment was an Army post and I was like WTF? Then spent the next 8 years out of my 10 in service as Army Support.

Remember all the night time training missions and the tanks rolling by. We were one of the only stations that could verify thunderstorms by lightening and not thunder because of it. Spent many a day out on the tank ranges up on the hills when our AF TacP guys would call in Air strikes on the tanks below.

Hard to see that it's changed so much. It is and always will be a "tank" base to me.

valantis74 #125 Posted Dec 26 2013 - 23:54

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I was in OSUT there in 1992 A2/13 :)

RedDog311 #126 Posted Dec 24 2016 - 19:02

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I was at Ft. Knox for basic during Nov-Dec 1980.  Just like most troops back then we went through the induction center and stayed in the wooden barracks. The very center and barracks seen in Stripes of course.  Then my induction group was sorted and moved to the concrete barracks.
It IS sad to see those barracks go and the fort change.  I so remember "Dots" and "No Dots" days and doing EVERYTHING in our black boots.  LOL 

Barncat #127 Posted Dec 24 2016 - 19:26

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Thank you for sharing this. Really brought back some memories for me going through OSUT there in Summer 2004 as a 19K. 

BaconMeLoveIt #128 Posted Dec 25 2016 - 01:04

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For a second there Fort Knox was haunted... I thought the title was referring to ghosts as in spirits and the supernatural. :(

SFC_Kyle #129 Posted Dec 28 2016 - 05:28

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Thanks for stirring my basic training memories! I was there Jan-Apr of 1980 for 19E OSUT. I arrived at the Reception Station in the middle of the night which at that time was Arnold Barracks (WWII barracks). I was there for over a week waiting for a training slot to open at Disney Barracks. Eventually one did and our group went to Echo company 2-1 Armor... E-2-1 2nd platoon, second to none!

 

My fondest memories were running in the cold, the smell of coal burning, marching and singing every where, classes at Holder Complex and guard duty.

 

My DI's were SFC Amos and SSG Risk. I would be interested in hearing from anyone there at that time. 



Blackhorse_Six_ #130 Posted Dec 28 2016 - 06:08

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View Postgrunt1771, on Dec 06 2013 - 11:26, said:

Get those DATs back to Knox. :trollface:

 

I think Adna R. Chaffee would be spinning in his grave if he knew that Knox wasn't Armor anymore ...

 

And now the home of Fightin' HR ...



ArcherII #131 Posted Dec 29 2016 - 15:05

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My ghosts are at Ft. Benning....

 

My father was stationed there 1963 - 65, so some of my earliest memories are of the main post and out at Harmony Church at the Ranger Training Brigade.  I actually remember how upset the post and community were in the immediate aftermath of Ia Drang.  The 1st Cav had deployed out of Benning to Viet Nam and most of the families were still at Benning or in the Columbus area.

 

Later i myself was stationed there and would always do a double take as I went around the post and would suddenly get a "flash" memory from childhood and recognized something. 

 

The WWII barracks were were still up in the early 90's and sometimes on the weekends I would drive out and wander around...seeing what ghosts there were to see.....



Kaeto1 #132 Posted Jan 15 2017 - 00:12

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I wonder what 'ghosts' I'd see if I went back to Great Lakes (where I went through Navy boot).

Blitzkrieg_Dest #133 Posted Jan 21 2017 - 15:28

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My uncle has been stationed there for a while, his name is Ruben Ochoa. He tells stories about traning those that have come through and that no one likes the hills he made them run up. Lol

Edited by Blitzkrieg_Dest, Jan 21 2017 - 15:30.


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Thanks for posting this photo. The building on the far right, 3rd floor..3rd platoon the Bushmasters. Was there during basic 1996 as a 19D. The building in the foreground was a cafeteria.



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I remember, during runs we had..I saw the mtb-70 and I would think "boy, that is a slick looking tank". I think there were two on the base, as monuments.

bjorn1984 #136 Posted Jul 22 2017 - 16:23

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I was at Knox in 2003. I really liked Knox and being trained in the M1A1 Abrams was awesome. It got cold though, I was there in Winter. On a note did you here the US Army is moving the tank museum from Aberdeen to Fort Hood? Maybe related in some way.

 



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View Post86ed, on Jul 02 2017 - 10:43, said:

 

 

Thanks for posting this photo. The building on the far right, 3rd floor..3rd platoon the Bushmasters. Was there during basic 1996 as a 19D. The building in the foreground was a cafeteria.

 

i am wrong..2nd floor was the bush masters...i was with 2nd platoon.




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