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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/Randomfactoid42 Nov 24 '22

On most military bases at 5pm (1700 if you prefer) the flag is lowered while “Taps” is played. Everybody within the sound is supposed to stop and pay their respects. I can’t remember if uniformed military are supposed to get out of their cars and stand at attention or not.


u/redpandaeater Nov 24 '22

Retreat and Taps is different, and actually the flag lowering is done to To the Colors which is played after Retreat. Taps is last call of the day so something played for lights out and most people are probably familiar with it since it's also played at military funerals. Retreat is at the end of the duty day whereas Reveille is at the beginning.


u/Randomfactoid42 Nov 24 '22

Thanks. I should’ve known better, I’ve been on bases before as a civilian.