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Postcards from my military travels over the years.

Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

posted Feb 2, 2015, 7:10 AM by Dean Dyer

If one has an Army home, this is mine.  I have often credited Fort Meade for my existence.  Both grandfathers were stationed there in the early 1960s.  My parents met because of that.  They were married at the Fort Meade Chapel.  My first annual training in 1985 (as well as '86, '89 & '91) was spend in these barracks.  I had my "OJT" here for 2 months in 1986 with the First US Army Band (1861-1995).  There I took Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) in 1986 and was an instructor for that course in 1993 - both also in these barracks.  I attended the Basic NCO Course there in 1992.  Even though nearly all these WWII barracks are now gone, returning to Fort Meade always feels like coming home.

Bethany Beach Training Site, Delaware

posted Jan 30, 2015, 1:08 PM by Dean Dyer   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 1:49 PM ]

I was first ordered to Bethany Beach Training Site (BBTS) in 1987 for annual training.  I quickly fell in love with this quaint little post which is just 1,160 ft away from the Atlantic Ocean.  Little did I know that I would spend another 13 annual trainings there over the next 25 years.  With some of those annual trainings spent 1/2 at BBTS and 1/2 elsewhere, I ended up spending at least 6 1/2 months there.  I figure I walked the main road between the barracks and the mess hall over 1,500 times over the years.

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