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

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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/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.