SETTING THESAURUS

MILITARY BASE



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A chain link perimeter topped with razor or barbed wire
A guard station entry point
Security cameras
Country flags flying from poles or on rooftops
A security and administration office
Intersecting roads with typical signage and streetlights
Basic utility services, including a power station, a water plant, sewage treatment facilities, etc.
A hospital and various medical offices
A post office and gas station
The motor pool with an automotive maintenance garage, jeeps, trucks, heavy equipment, and government-issued vehicles
A commissary and PX (Post Exchange) or BX (Base Exchange) with its wide variety of items for sale, including groceries, cigarettes, sporting goods, clothing, and hardware supplies
Snack bars selling specialized foods like coffee, ice cream, hot dogs, etc.
An officer’s club and NCO (Noncommissioned Officer) club that provide food and entertainment
Security vehicles driving around the base
A barbershop
A laundromat and dry cleaning store
A bank
Recreational areas (a swimming pool, ping-pong tables, a bowling alley, basketball and volleyball courts, putting greens, gymnasium, etc....

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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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