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3 months 2 weeks ago #17319 by tetonchief52
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This is about the current Covid 19 Crisis, however:

MacDill has 305 FHU campsites for. 1-180 day stay with reservation (can be made 365 days prior)
54 FHU sites first come first serve 14 day max stay
21 partial HU (H2O + elec) no res accepted
50 sites dry camp (no HU no reservation)
It is one of the largest FAMCAMP
s in all DOD, and they keep 54 sites on a 14 day no res system--as many if not more the the majority of other FAMCAMP's
So there is plenty of sites for recreational campers, and active duty always have 1st priority.
The really busy months are Jan, Feb Mar. (Jun, Jul, Aug, you're lucky to find a few dozen on a weekend)
The homesteader's you refer to are the revenue that helps keeps it going year round and pump money back to the base for all MWR activity and to benefit the active and their dependents first, the rest of us second.
A large number of the longer term campers are a big part of MacDill's volunteers that work all over the base like the pharmacy, clinic, library, etc (I believe MAFB has more retires within 100 miles of the base than any other installation).
What would make you happy Joe, reduce the campsites to a typical FAMCAMP and reduce the number of NAF employees and make eligible users just go on the civilian economy and pay higher prices? I put nearly 30 years on active duty and I am 80% DAV--I think I 've earned it, and because of that since I am here (until Apr 25 per reservation) I would like to think I could feel assured I wasn't going to be thrown off the base and told go fend for myself. I wear a CPAP every night--I'd like to have electricity to keep that up.
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3 months 2 weeks ago #17320 by RetVets
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NAS Corpus Christi called this morning to cancel our April 1 reservation. They stated that no one new will be accepted effective immediately. New reservations possible starting May 11.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #17321 by Zesty
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Ft Sam is no longer taking new campers.
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3 months 2 weeks ago #17322 by jnsashton
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Had reservations, for late April, at the Hill AFB FamCamp. They were cancelled yesterday. I was told that they won't be taking any reservations until June. I was also told that I could call later to see if policy has been changed
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3 months 2 weeks ago #17324 by JimUSMC
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Has anyone heard about Fort Dix- we can’t get hold of them and have a reservation. Thanks in advance!
Lisa

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3 months 2 weeks ago #17325 by jnsashton
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Anybody hear anything about Ft Bliss?

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3 months 2 weeks ago #17326 by Head’n Home
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Laughlin AFB is no longer accepting new campers with the first positive virus victim.
Additionally, nearby Lake Amistad Rec Area is officially closed until 240003APR20. No camping, boating or fishing.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #17327 by Head’n Home
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JBSA went to Threatcon C Sunday, their little cdr critical decision matrix showed MWR facilities as red meaning closed. I would not leave Shields.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #17328 by Head’n Home
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You know Teton I’m with to a point, it is a benefit we all earned. Outside the virus ( where the stay in place ought to cover current campers) however it has been a challenge to visit areas using the current hodgepodge military camp system. All of Florida was taken...NOV-FEB. All of it. We saw Floridians (retirees and others) in Georgia because every campground (military included) was filled. Active duty and dependents should be first priority. Homesteaders clearly have the advantage. And it was darn frustrating to find a place for my family regardless of reservations or not. Super maximum fire for effect frustrating. We were blessed however and found nights here and there next to joe retiree with his outside fridge, furniture, toys, grill, ice box, gazebo, oil pan, tool box, tires sunk into the dirt, grass growing in between his junk, etc. living like he owned the battle space. We visited one base that had it right, Gulfport NCBC or Pelican Roost where you could reserve limited number of nights in a row per 365 days. Nobody wants your CPAP and guarantee we want you to have juice for it and we short time visitors would like to stay too, there has to be a balance.
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3 months 1 week ago #17329 by rdisbrow
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Tried Redstone Arsenal, not taking reservations 3/26/2020

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3 months 1 week ago #17330 by retired2010
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Gowenfield Air Base famcamp Boise Idaho is not accepting reservations until May 11
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3 months 1 week ago #17331 by BrewMeister
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All Army installations directed to be at Health Protection Condition level CHARLIE.

www.army.mil/article/233973/all_army_ins...dition_level_charlie

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #17332 by larryf
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BrewMeister wrote: All Army installations directed to be at Health Protection Condition level CHARLIE.

www.army.mil/article/233973/all_army_ins...dition_level_charlie


I think it's DOD wide - not just the Army:

The Defense Department on March 25 raised its Health Protection Condition level at every military installation globally to the second highest level as the new coronavirus outbreak spreads and more personnel test positive for the COVID-19 virus.

https://www.airforcemag.com/military-raises-health-protection-level-globally-halts-deployments/

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3 months 1 week ago #17333 by ELesofski
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If you are looking in Tucson Az with Davis being closed down RV'ers can check out the Pima County Fairgrounds campground (520) 762-9100. They are still taking campers. There rates are great $150 per week or $600 full service. Really nice campground and wow the hosts are great.

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3 months 1 week ago #17334 by ejfb3
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We are currently staying at Fort Sam Houston Army Base in San Antonio, TX; they just posted a notice (3/27/2020) to our camper that they "are no longer accepting future reservations". Campers who are currently in the campground can extend. There is no date as to when this policy may change.

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3 months 1 week ago #17335 by msgdevine@yahoo.com
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Spoke to the administrative personnel at Sea Mist, VA Beach/Dam Neck this AM on 28 March 20. They said , at this time all reservations made after 11 May are ok at this time.

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3 months 1 week ago #17337 by akfiredog377
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Great Pond, ME. No new campers until May 11th.

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3 months 1 week ago #17338 by xcraftllc
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I tried calling the Edwards AFB FamCamp a few times over the last week but nothing, has anyone heard one way or another from them?

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3 months 1 week ago #17339 by Sandman
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We had reservations at NRC Solomon's Maryland first weekend in May.

Received an auto generated e-mail canx our reservation. We then received a very nice e-mail from the Rec Center lodging manager explaining why.

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3 months 1 week ago #17340 by TR549
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Fort Benning, GA just sent us a cancellation for our reservation Apr-May. Didn’t call or anything, just sent an email. Where does the military think all the veteran’s who full-time RV and services earning the right to stay in the campgrounds are supposed to go?

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