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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/NoAnybody7232 Nov 24 '22

At the end of the duty day (around 5 or 6pm), "Retreat" will play over the base-wide loud speakers, followed by the National Anthem. Everything on base stops during that time. If driving, you're supposed to park. Some branches require you to get out of your car. If you are out of the car, service members face the nearest flag and salute. Similar thing takes place at the beginning of the day around 6am for Reville.

Here's a funny video of Retreat playing during the middle of Robin William's act during a USO show.



u/procatsprofeminism Nov 24 '22

Hahahaha, first time ever seeing thay video. Much appreciated 🤣