You don’t dare drive 5mph over the speed limit
MPs are nice because there aren’t a lot (or any) on-base crack houses and meth labs to bust. But a lack of criminals also means that the military police don’t have a lot to do other than hassle you for going 22mph.
There’s still a part of you that expects "The Star-Spangled Banner" to be played before a movie
Somehow the preview for Ride Along 2 just doesn’t make your eyes well up the way they used to in the old base theater.
And now... want to know the best US military base towns to be stationed in? We ranked the top 10, right here.
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Matt Meltzer didn't grow up in the military, but did serve in the United States Marine Corps and spent many an afternoon waiting behind indecisive military brats on line at the PX. Yon can follow him @mmeltrez.