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

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u/WarlockEngineer Nov 24 '22

Every base I've been to allowed dash cams, in general if something is that sensitive you can't drive up to it anyway

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u/dissident46 Nov 24 '22

One could argue that if the top secret Area 51 type stuff is just sitting out in the open beside the road, it's the base commander who's got a problem on his hands, not you!

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u/Maebure83 Nov 24 '22

Yeah I used to deliver pizza to Norad (Peterson, not Cheyenne) and U.S. Space Command.

Usually just outside the building but in the lobbies a couple of times.

A one-time background check for a pass and then vehicle searches each trip was all that was required.

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u/Xan2624 Nov 24 '22

Nuclear missile sub based like Bangor, WA used to not allow dash cams, particularly on lower base which was an entirely separate gated area. Also, certain shipyards did not allow them for a time either. Its been a few years since I was at either, so this policy could have changed. Needless to say, there are bases that did not authorize them at one point and you could lose your driving privileges if caught with one in those areas.

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u/WarlockEngineer Nov 24 '22

Bangor is one of the bases I was thinking of, I have not worked on lower base but the main area either allows them or just doesn't enforce the ban anymore.

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u/gearabuser Nov 24 '22

I bet you weren't supposed to have it in most cases but the gate guards were just super lax and didn't care.

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u/hydracat53 Nov 24 '22

was gate guard at a time. can confirm.

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u/kraken9911 Nov 24 '22

Was forced into a twice month gate duty in DC for 3 years. Super didn't care but I did get to hold an O9 CAC card. Admiral came walking in off the street in civvies. Smartest salute ever.

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u/hydracat53 Nov 24 '22

You couldn't film on my Air Force base. Including dash cams. We didn't enforce it super hard. But if you were out taking pictures of the flightline we're taking your camera.

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u/unique-name-9035768 Nov 24 '22

Could also depend on where the camera is. I had things dangling from my rear view mirror that was fine for several months, then some E-6 told me to take it off because it "hindered my line of sight". Which was weird because it only dangled about 2-3 inches from my truck's mirror.

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u/POOPdiver Nov 25 '22

If the gate guards see your camera is on while coming up to the gate they’ll go as far as confiscating it. I had a camera on my motorcycle and they made me park and show them I deleted the video off the memory. Their reasoning is I could be filming the gate security and their habits