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By Danbert Nobacon Published June 4, 2013

What is a ‘military installation’?

We assume so many things about our every day life, mostly I think because there just isn’t time to decipher everything and still function properly, that sometimes it takes being asked a simple question to stop you in your tracks and force you to become more informed. I was recently asked “What IS a military installation?” and as I fumbled for a response, I realized my best answer was “I don’t know…”

I have a sense of what a military installation is – because I’ve lived, shopped, swam, done cross fit, used the post office, volunteered and received medical treatment there, and my active duty spouse works and trains there. So, a military installation is obviously an office complex, a shopping mall, a medical center, a rec center and a spa… Right? Realizing my answer was inadequate, and basically defined any city, I went in search of the answer only to find that there isn’t one.  Continue reading