±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big

Welcome Anonymous


Latest: freaknikz
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6598

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 130
Total: 130
Who Is Where:
01: Community Forums
02: Photo Gallery
03: Photo Gallery
04: Photo Gallery
05: Community Forums
06: Photo Gallery
07: Photo Gallery
08: Photo Gallery
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Home
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Photo Gallery
18: Photo Gallery
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Photo Gallery
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: CPGlang
30: Photo Gallery
31: Community Forums
32: Photo Gallery
33: Community Forums
34: Photo Gallery
35: Photo Gallery
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Photo Gallery
39: Photo Gallery
40: Photo Gallery
41: Home
42: Photo Gallery
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Photo Gallery
49: Photo Gallery
50: Community Forums
51: Photo Gallery
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Home
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Home
59: Photo Gallery
60: Photo Gallery
61: Home
62: Photo Gallery
63: Photo Gallery
64: Community Forums
65: Photo Gallery
66: Photo Gallery
67: Downloads
68: Photo Gallery
69: Community Forums
70: Home
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Photo Gallery
75: Photo Gallery
76: Photo Gallery
77: Photo Gallery
78: Photo Gallery
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Your Account
85: Community Forums
86: Photo Gallery
87: Community Forums
88: Home
89: Community Forums
90: Photo Gallery
91: Photo Gallery
92: Community Forums
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Statistics
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Photo Gallery
100: Photo Gallery
101: Photo Gallery
102: Community Forums
103: Photo Gallery
104: Photo Gallery
105: Photo Gallery
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Community Forums
109: Photo Gallery
110: CPGlang
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Photo Gallery
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Community Forums
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Community Forums
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Photo Gallery
123: Community Forums
124: Community Forums
125: Community Forums
126: Community Forums
127: Photo Gallery
128: Photo Gallery
129: CPGlang
130: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
11th ACR welcome home day pics...
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:11 pm
Post subject: 11th ACR welcome home day pics...

Fort Irwin held a Welcome Home, 2 day celebration for the 11th ACR soldiers that just came back from a year in Iraq. It was yesterday and wraps up this evening. The following pictures are from the static displays that were inside and just outside the museum. Even the Terminator himself, CA Governor Schwarzenegger, was on had to award 15 Purple Hearts, of which, one went to one of my Staff Sergeants in the mortar platoon. [img][/img][img][/img] These%20two%20doors%20were%20on%20display%20inside%20the%20museum.%20They%20are%20from%20up-armored%20Hummers%20used%20by%20the%2011th%20ACR.%20Those%20steel%20plates%20are%201/4%20inch%20thick.%20[img][/img][img][/img] This%20M113A3%20belongs%20to%20the%2058th%20Engineers. [img][/img] This%20HETT%20is%20from%20the%20S&T%20Troop,%20of%20the%20RSS.%20This%20vehicle%20appeared%20to%20be%20darn%20near%20new.%20Notice%20the%20\"stickers\"%20on%20the%20trailers%20spare%20tires.%20The%20tie-down%20chains%20didn't%20even%20have%20rust%20and%20the%20trailers%20surface%20appeared%20scratch%20and%20gouge%20free.%20 [img][/img][img][/img] This%20SEE,%20(Small%20Emplacement%20Excavator)%20is%20also%20from%20the%2058th%20Engineers.%20These%20handle%20like%20crap%20when%20being%20driven%20cross%20country%20but%20they%20do%20wonders%20when%20digging.%20 [img][/img][img][/img] This%20M1%20belongs%20to%20the%201-221st%20Nevada%20National%20Guard,%20Delta%20Troop.%20They%20are%20our%20round-out%20unit.%20They%20were%20activated%20for%2015%20months%20to%20replace%20the%2011th%20while%20they%20were%20deployed.%20This%20is%20an%20OPFOR%20M1%20and%20usually%20has%20the%2055%20gallon%20drums%20on%20the%20rear%20deck%20to%20simulate%20Soviet%20armor.%20Notice%20the%20ring%20on%20the%20drive%20sprocket.%20I%20believe%20this%20ring%20was%20a%20topic%20of%20discussion%20on%20this%20DG%20in%20the%20past.%20 [img][/img][img][/img] This%20Bradley%20belongs%20to%201/11th%20ACR,%20Golf%20Troop%20commanders%20vehicle.%20 [img][/img][img][/img] These%20sniper%20rifles%20belong%20to%20HHT%202-11th%20Scout/Sniper%20platoon.%20Here%20is%20what%20is%20layed%20out.%20M107%20Barrett%2050cal%20with%20Leupold%2014X%20scope.%20M24%20Rem%20700%20with%2025X%20Leupold%20scope.%20The%20spotting%20scope%20is%20a%2045X%20Leupold.%20The%20M4%20rifle%20has%20the%20following%20attachments,%204X%20ACOG%20scope,%20PAQ2A%20laser%20designator,%20\"Surefire\"%20flashlight%20with%20IR%20cover.%20Some%20of%20the%20other%20night%20vision%20devises%20are%20PAS%2013%20Thermal%20sight%20and%20a%20PVS%2010%20NVD.%20There%20is%20also%20the%209mm%20Beretta's.%20 [img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]
These final three pictures are inside the museum. These maniquiens are done up to represent a voting station. The 11th ACR was tasked with guarding these sites. Notice the one "citizen" holding up his purple finger.

I hope you all enjoy these pictures. This may be my last post with pictures for a while. On Wednesday the 22nd, I head off to Fort Eustis for 88N re-class course that is 6 weeks long. While there, I will be taking lots of pictures and recording many serial/USA numbers off of as many items as I can find in my off time. I will try to check out this site when I can so I don't miss out on any good information or conversation. I will submit sit-reps from time to time from Ft Eustis. Until then.....

SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 186
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:47 pm
Post subject: Re: 11th ACR welcome home day pics...


No mortars?????

Just kidding. Great photos as always. Don't forget to keep your camera with you wherever you go. You never know what you'll come across!
Back to top
View user's profile
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:39 am
Post subject: Re: 11th ACR welcome home day pics...

Hi Jeff! Hi Folks!

Super photos, thanks for all the current news about the 11th ACR and the NTC.

Good luck with your new career field.
Sgt, Scouts Out! Smile

"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:34 pm
Post subject: Re: 11th ACR welcome home day pics...

This was one picture I forgot to post. SSG Cannon had just arrived to 11th ACR right before they deployed. Assigned to HHT 2/11th, Scout/Sniper platoon. Previously he was with 82nd Airborne, where he earned his first CIB and Combat patch. I told him it was uncommon for an 11th ACR NCO to have a Ranger TAB, Master Parachutist Wings, and CIB. He just laughed and said he was trying to keep a "Low Profile". I could tell he was a quiet professional. I was in my uniform, a "triple stack E-7", and this E-6 was the consumate professsional. Stood at "parade rest" even when I told him to be "at ease". Every question I had about the sniper weapons. he answered as if he were talkin to the Squadron Commander. One civilian walked by and asked if the 50cal Barrett sniper rifle was a "SAW", (Squad Automatic Weapon, 5.56mm MG). As all the other soldiers looked at each other trying to withhold their laughter, SSG Cannon gave a very professional and "Politically Correct" answer, as to not make the civilian feel or look like a fool. These are the soldiers I loved to have serving under me in the Mortar platoon. These are the type of men that make me proud to serve with.

SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 590

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:12 am
Post subject: Re: 11th ACR welcome home day pics...

- SFC_Jeff_Button
These are the type of men that make me proud to serve with.

DITTO!! And what a privilege it is!

(Ain't it cool how you run into one, now and then, that reminds you of everything good about our soldiers?)


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it
will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-Herm Albright

Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours

Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum