diego garcia navy base?

what is it like? i'm picking orders this month, and i have been thinking of going there, but a little skeptical , because some people say there's nothing to do there. it looks like a great island in the indian ocean, i know it's small, but there must be a lot to do. im a corpsman, so what is my work going to be like there? any stories, info from previous deployments will be appreciated! and what about housing, too?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Diego Garcia was the first overseas place I'd ever been in the Navy...and it was just a stop over on the way to my first ship. We landed at o'dark early and after a couple of hours of indoctrination (we were supposed to be there for a few days) and getting our linen, us newbies went to the galley and then off to the beach..what a perfect sunrise to start a new chapter in life.

    The water in the bay is very warm and full of sharks and jellyfish...but you can still swim in if you dare. Considering you're out in the middle of nowhere, I would be hard pressed to say that you'll be constantly busy. But you can always exercise and SCUBA dive.

    They work a lot with US submarines and the Maritime PrePositioning Forces (MPF) as well as people transiting to ships that might be too far to go to Singapore or Bahrain.. It is "owned" by the British (thus the reason it's also known as BIOT - British Indian Ocean Territory).

    But if you like warm weather and the beach, if you can't get to Hawaii, it's the next best place for McHales Navy!

    http://www.cnic.navy.mil/DiegoGarcia/index.htm

    Take a look at the YouTube links:

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nk0B4tCDsg

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    Source(s): QM1/Career Counselor USN 1988-2000
  • 3 years ago

    Diego Garcia Naval Base

  • 8 years ago

    Damn...That is the last place you want to go...

    It is a speck in the middle of the Ocean...

    With ZERO to do...

    Source(s): Retired Marine...VSO...
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