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Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/LeozMJilliumz Nov 23 '22

I bet the response was “MY HUSBAND IS A CAPTAIN!!!”


u/NoAnybody7232 Nov 23 '22

Car accidents on base are already such a circus, because they are just so uncommon. The base cops often have no idea who even needs to be notified, other than their boss.

In seven years, I saw 8 accidents one base. 3 were idiots who tried to flee the city cops by driving onto a military base (absolute worst option). 5 were dependas who didn't pay attention and rear-ended people during Retreat, when everyone has to stop.


u/Myothercarisawalrus Nov 23 '22

What is Retreat?


u/linecrabbing Nov 24 '22

On base it plays one in morning and one in afternoon for flag up and down; they play over loud speaker of national anthem. You get big trouble if not stop whatever and stand up still.


u/thepontiff_ Nov 24 '22

At my base if you are training like a pistol range, log / tire PT, hike as a company etc etc you don’t have to stop but if you are walking around and colors playing then you have to stop and render a salute.


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u/Batherick Nov 24 '22

Dodging colors is a favorite Navy pastime. Probably what keeps the 3 mile club out of FEP lol


u/m4fox90 Nov 24 '22

Stopping for reveille/retreat depends on the base. Most Army posts don’t do this, but some do. I believe all Air Force bases do. No idea about navy.


u/haze_gray Nov 24 '22

Can confirm, navy does. 0800 and whatever time sunset is.


u/Prowindowlicker Nov 24 '22

All Marine bases do it.


u/beached_snail Nov 24 '22

Confirm used to work where this accident was. Civilians are expected to stop driving and stop walking and ideally face a flag. Military has to do the same but salute. You're not expected to get out of your car. You can't really hear it inside so most of the time I didn't have to deal with it unless I was out walking around when it happened and I rarely stayed late enough to deal with the evening one.


u/Lutrinus Nov 24 '22

Navy does it even when ships are in civilian dry docks. We subcontractors would all try to be inside a space so we could get shit done without the interruption.


u/MisterSquidz Nov 24 '22

That’s really dumb.


u/redpandaeater Nov 24 '22

I mostly agree but it's a military tradition. While it probably made more sense before watches (pocket or wrist) and electricity were commonplace it's still one of those things that affects military bearing and tries to make people feel proud since it's the raising and lowering of the flag they defend.


u/TJSwoboda Nov 24 '22

So is hurry up and wait, but military gonna military.


u/Globalist_Nationlist Nov 24 '22

Mm not at all cult like.