Tuesday, March 9, 2010

base or post?

I drive flyboy crazy.

I leave cabinet doors open, I refuse to try brussel sprouts, I teach the boys funny little sayings {come on how isn't it funny when your three year old says "awww snap"?} all in all, much as he loves me I drive him nuts.

Another way.... I mix up my branches. TDY or TAD? He says TAD I say TDY. He says base, I say post. It annoys him.

Apparently quite a bit cause the other day in the car I said something about going on post and he snapped and yelled said {rather sternly} "STOP SAYING POST WE'RE NOT IN THE ARMY! IT'S A BASE. A BASE NOT A POST!"

Allrighty flyboy, tell me how you really feel.

To my defense, I worked on said post before we had kids and the overwhelming majority of people down there, all Army, called it a post. Well its just stuck. I call flyboy's little place of business a base. But the Army one that we go to for everything else, that's a post.

But I'm curious.... what do you call it? Is it a base or a post? And make sure you let me know what branch your with.


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41 comments:

  1. My husband always says base....because he's in the Marines...he also says that only the Army calls it a post

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  2. Well growing up with a dad who spent some time at Naval prep academy and Annapolis, I tended to say base... but I have pretty much retrained myself to say post since getting serious with Scott (Army). Now, we are neither... so whatever comes out is what I use! :)

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  3. In the army, it is post. All other branches call it a base.

    Unless you are my mother. Then you refer to army posts as "the fort". So not even joking.

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  4. I keep doing this with other things Navy-related, too. My husband always rolls his eyes (and my brother, who is also Navy.)

    I don't know why, but the Army vernacular comes more natural to me.

    I have got "base" down, but that's about it.

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  5. funny. air force .... it's a base.

    (i work where i deal with a good amount of retirees and for some reason, a lot of them are army out here) it sort of drives me bonkers when people say they need to go to the PX, since the Air Force it's a BX... BX just seems to come out of my mouth so much easier than PX.

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  6. As a Navy family, we go on base to shop at the NEX, even when it's a TAD location. When we're in Annapolis to visit my husband's alma mater, we wander around the Yard, making sure not to walk on the grass because the United States Naval Academy has rules about that sort of thing. ;-)

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  7. I interchange the two. Sometimes I call it the base post thing.

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  8. Army ='s Post :) It took me a while since I came from an Air Force famiy!

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  9. Army=post. I live on base. I told Gunner I was at the px, and needed his help transporting patio furniture. He showed up at the px, but I was at the bx. He was just supposed to know!

    Gunner gave me a lesson on how to squeeze the toothpaste last night....from the bottom, not the middle. I immediately went to brush my teeth and squished it hard in the middle. :)

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  10. Navy, and we call it a base, even though we are currently stationed at an Army base and everyone else calls it a post. Our last place was Army too, but that was neither base nor post - it was always referred to as "The Presidio." I say TDY too, and I have no idea if the Navy says TDY or TAD, but I used to work in the government and they say TDY, so it stuck :)

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  11. I grew up AF and Navy. Everything is base. When my husband and I started dating I called it base, and he kept correcting me to call it post. Fine. Except that we're actually going to a Fort. He didn't think that was nearly as funny as I did. As far as I know, anything Army is a post.

    And aren't you guys like the only Marines on an Army post? If that's the case, you can still call it post! Ha! And if you call where he works "base" then it sounds like you're doing just fine.

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  12. we're [new] army, but i actually use both words - i didn't realize they were branch specific!

    i guess i should be using post.

    although now that i think of it.... i think i might use that most anyways....

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  13. I call it post, P is Army. Although the BX vs PX thing confused me for awhile, because my stepmom is retired AF.

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  14. I call it post, because of course we are Army. If I refer to anything Navy, Air Force then I call it base.

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  15. I was Army.. now I'm engaged to an Airman. I have the same problem.. calling it post.. px.. all that fun stuff. It drives my fiance crazy.. but I'm working on it! :)

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  16. Doc is army so we call it a post...if we go to the air force base for anything it's a base.

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  17. I don't think I've ever heard it as a post. Though I sometimes slip and call our MX a PX because that's what I grew up hearing.

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  18. Base ... oh and Nex too (I'm a Navy brat, who's in the Navy and married to Navy). Oh, and TAD for me too. And I can't wait to get a chance to go visit the Yard (USNA) again :)

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  19. Grew up Air Force: called it a base. Married Army: call it a post.

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  20. Will was in the Marines when we first got married and he lived on base. He got out of the Marines and is now in the Army National Guard and they train at Army posts. Well, I still call it base and, honestly, he does too a lot of the time. Another thing I caught flack on was Cammies (Marines) vs. ACU, BDU, and DCU. Now I just say uniform. That way nobody gets crabby at me and I don't have to embarrass anyone :) I've always called it the PX, even in the Marine Corps days. I do know the NEX for Navy bases, but still call it the PX. Hey, what can I say? I'm a creature of bad habit...

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  21. Stonewall's Army and I say base. Although, we live closest to a Depot. I have no idea which branch a "Depot" belongs to because I see Army, Marines, and Navy all the time.

    But here's a question (and maybe it's a stupid one, but whatever): Does 1 base/post/whatever "house" more than one branch, it's just that they each call it something different? Or does each branch have seperate bases/posts/whatevers?

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  22. Air Force it is a base. We also have BX's NOT PX's. And we definitely say TDY. I really think the Army is the only branch that decided to be different about everything. Overall though, it all ends up meaning the exact same thing.

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  23. I try to remember to say post but I will say base. Usually when I talk to my non military friends I will say base because I think they might know more what I am talking about...lol

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  24. We're Navy so we say base, but I always call everything else base even though I know Army is post. It's habit, hard to break or I get too confused ha.

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  25. Well, the AF *base* by my house I call a base, and where SoldierMan is at OCS is a *post." It's case-by-case :)

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  26. We were AF and then he went Army so I had to relearn everything. I am pretty good at saying post now. There is a base and post in this town and I have a friend in the AF. If I slip he sure let's me know! :0P

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  27. Those damn cabinets...YOU!!

    :)

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  28. Base. But I still get BX and PX confused since I spent a good amount of time going to the BX with my grandmother when I was younger (Marine Wife, Air Force Granddaughter).

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  29. Army talk confuses me. I don't understand why they can't just use the words I already know from the Navy. I'm convinced its a massive conspiracy to confuse the bloody heck out of everyone so that the government can do whatever in the world it wants to without anyone knowing what's going on!

    And by convinced - I mean decided in the last 3 minutes! :)

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  30. Air Force says base, so I almost always say base too. But we technically live on an Army post at the moment. An Army post that's attached to an Air Force base...so we're all sorts of confused and never know what to call it really, lol.

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  31. Which ever I decide to call it at that moment! We are Army, so its "post", but since its Fort Lewis I will call it the Fort often too... especially since part of Fort Lewis is called "North Fort" and thats the area we mostly go to since his company hq are there and such. But when talking to other people (civilians) I call it a base normally because they generally consider them all "military bases". Well and now Fort Lewis Post and McChord Base are now combined as one so what do you call that??!!

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  32. We are army..it is post to me.. Not going to lie, I didn't fix myself until seeing the first episode of Army Wives and heard it used correctly, on Lifetime none the less. It bugs me when other people mis-use it now!

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  33. It took me forever to figure out there was a difference. It could be because we're Army National Guard and there are no "posts" in Oregon!

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  34. I say base....but then I say TDY...what is a TAD?

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  35. We do base, and post... it gets confusing. And I get yelled at to. When I was around his parents- (who are Army) Post seems to wear off on me. However, now that the nearest military installation, I think I'm now forever going to call it a post! Pave just laughs, though it has taken him a while, he just gave up.

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  36. My hubby is in the Corps also and we call it BASE! You've gotta lose that 'post' sillyness! ;)

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  37. I was just agreeing with you about brussel sprouts....no one should ever have to eat them...and SINCE I HAVE WON A MAJOR PRIZE....I will agree with you on everything!!!!

    Thanks so much, I am SO excited

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  38. I've always called it a post but when I went to an AFB for work a while ago, someone on "base" told me I must be from an Army family since I called it a post. She explained that just the Army calls them "post" but I still call everything a post, Army or not, because I can never remember!

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  39. @(army)Wife ... most of the bases/posts were separate. However, they are starting to combine many of them. For example, Little Creek Amphibious Base and Ft. Story (I think that's the right fort) have merged and is now the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

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  40. It's absolutely TAD.

    And no matter where we are, it's a base. Unless it's an Air Station. Technically where we're at is a base either way, because the AF says so. But the last place we were at I guess was supposed to be a fort, and I always called that a base.

    And they're all NEXs. I get confused, PX, BX, whatever. It's a NEX.

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  41. My husband is a Marine. It absolutely is a base. And another one: they go on deployments, not tours :)

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