Possibly the most expensive military campground in the natio

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16 years 3 months ago #2448 by golfer5k
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Perhaps a coordinated form letter with a bunch of electronic signatures from this site directed to a carefully chosen member of congress asking for him/her to review and address the problem of non-military using the overpriced facilities. Seems artificially increasing the demand for services at the facility has also started to hurt those of us who are actually deserving patrons. What's next? Raise prices substantially at exchanges and commisaries while opening them up to everyone to shop?

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16 years 3 months ago #2452 by mikecfr
I know that Ft. McCoy has to obtain a waiver from the Department of the Army to allow civilians to use the facility. It would be interesting to see what justifies that waiver and if it is current. Ft. McCoy's ski hill and chalet, which is adjacent to the campground, is also open to civilians. I don't know of any other military installation in the country that has this ridiculous policy. I guess all the money we put into MWR whenever we used recreation equipment and facilities was in reality a gift to the civilian population. >:( If you can come up with the person or persons to contact, let me know and I will do my part. I did submit my comments to ICE but all I got was the form letter from Mr. Budda.

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16 years 3 months ago #2475 by Army Guy
I've been to Pine Bluff to check out the camp ground. For the price they are asking, I won't stay there either. If you figure out who to notify about the MWR activities and pricing structure, let me know and I will be glad to sign up along with others.

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16 years 2 months ago #2701 by USA1SG
It is my understanding each post commander has discretion on running the FAMCAMP under their command; not DOD or branch of service. Is that correct?
Pine Bluff is lined-out on my FAMCAMP list until they conform with the over-whelming majority of Army FAMCAMPS.

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16 years 2 months ago #2703 by larryf

It is my understanding each post commander has discretion on running the FAMCAMP under their command; not DOD or branch of service. Is that correct?


Sort of. There are some DoD and service regulations governing the operation of MWR facilities. However, much is still left to the discretion of the installation commander. Pricing, some eligibility (like guests) and local rules and regulations are decided upon locally. It's my understanding that HQ Army has to approve if an Army campground allows civilians.

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15 years 10 months ago #3271 by FastEagle
I'm sure the answer is in the attached web page if one has the experience and patients to dig it out.

www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r215_1.pdf

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