Battle Rattle » Priceless Craigslist apartment posting for Camp Lejeune barracks is a must read

Marines who are preparing for a permanent change of station to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, might be trolling Craigslist for housing.

Well, this listing might have everything you’re looking for — or perhaps everything you’re hoping to escape.

On July 20, a Craigslist user posted a one-bedroom rental that would be available in two weeks. The “lovely” 225 square foot space is located in a “gated community with 24-hour private security,” the advertisement states. Rent is $1,000 per month, and can be conveniently paid “on the 1st or split between the 1st and 15th with automatic withdrawal.”

There are not only free laundry facilities and gym memberships, but also running trails with “motivation specialists” to “encourage” runners.

via Battle Rattle » Priceless Craigslist apartment posting for Camp Lejeune barracks is a must read.

Barracks are ever so much nicer than they once were. And yet barracks life still sucks.

5 thoughts on “Battle Rattle » Priceless Craigslist apartment posting for Camp Lejeune barracks is a must read”

  1. Those aren’t that nice. They are 1970s barracks which have seen better days. Plumbing and electric are constant problems, and were when I was there 15 years ago. They are older now, in fact, than the wooden ones were when they were torn down in the late 1970s.

    But…. SEMPER FI!

    1. I know all about crappy barracks. I went to basic in WWII wood barracks, Schofield had the pre-war barracks right out of From Here to Eternity, my first barracks in Germany were built in 1938 for the Luftwaffe, and my last were built in 1913!! for the Kaiser’s Army.

    2. When I was at Rucker for flight school in ’76, the Snowbird Barracks was an old WW2 temp building as were the barracks used for pre-flight. There were 6 in a row and while I was waiting for outprocessing I was put to work rebuilding lockers in those old buildings for the new classes that were on the way as they ramped up the training again post-Vietnam.

      They’re gone now, as are the two real buildings that were used for Primary, Intermediate, and Senior Phases.

    3. Yes, one does encounter a variety of architectural styles in barracks. Those WWII “temporary” wooden barracks were in vogue at Ft. Knox when I went to basic. In Wildflecken I stayed in some barracks where each squad room had a coal stove in in the center sitting in a sandbox. The wooden floors had been well worn by hobnail boots. Main Post at Ft. Benning also had some of those old pre-war barracks when I was there.

      Meh, they were all still better than a cold, muddy hole in the ground, or even a tent.

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