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Mjölnir
02-24-2016, 07:31 PM
http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/2016/02/23/al-udeid-good-bad-and-very-ugly/80796876/


One on hand, it has a swimming pool, access to travel and “you get three beers a day.” On the other, mold cakes the walls, showers and air conditioning filters; bugs nest in food and urine and feces flow out of broken bathroom facilities.

It’s the tale of two Al Udeids, a base in Doha, Qatar, home to over 9,000 service members and civilians working in support of U.S. and allied operations in the Middle East.

And airmen have a lot to say about it. Not much of it is complimentary.

Responding to an earlier Air Force Times article, “Just how bad are living conditions at Al Udeid?,” airmen past and present sent in uncomfortable stories, but also pointed the finger at an alternative culprit: themselves.

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sandsjames
02-24-2016, 08:03 PM
http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/2016/02/23/al-udeid-good-bad-and-very-ugly/80796876/

I hate to sound like AA here, but the people complaining are nothing but whiners. It's a "deployed" location and they have showers and air conditioners to complain about. I can understand the health issues, but those are easily fixed. As some said, it's on the individuals if it gets this bad.

Mjölnir
02-24-2016, 08:11 PM
I hate to sound like AA here, but the people complaining are nothing but whiners. It's a "deployed" location and they have showers and air conditioners to complain about. I can understand the health issues, but those are easily fixed. As some said, it's on the individuals if it gets this bad.

I would agree with you. I have deployed to AUAB 3 times and visited multiple times. It isn't the Ritz, but it isn't a firebase on a mountainside either. AUAB was 'cushier' than ANY USMC deployment I did ... hands down.