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Tank Farm open house Sept 23,24
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:38 am
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NMAW.org and VMMV.org We are having our annual Tank fest in Nokesville, Virginia Sept 23,24
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Is the program the same on both days or is it worth sticking around for both?
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I stayed both days last year for the first time, and while the large features were the same (e.g., the USMC historical company exhibition), they did drive a few different machines around on Sunday. Will you be going, Walt? Smile
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for the most part the schedule is the same, few things differ depending on participants,
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I stayed both days last year for the first time, and while the large features were the same (e.g., the USMC historical company exhibition), they did drive a few different machines around on Sunday. Will you be going, Walt? Smile


I am seriously considering it. It's a good bit of driving for me (10 hours), but it would be the first chance I have had to see WWII era vehicles actually in motion rather than on static display.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:55 pm
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It's a worthwhile event. Unless something comes up, I should be there Saturday.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:08 pm
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I will probably aim for Saturday as well. I will need to come up with a distinctive piece of clothing to wear so people can recognize me.
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T&AFVN t-shirt? Wink
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I'll probably just wear something obviously connecting me to Michigan. Perhaps a bright red Detroit Redwings shirt or hoodie.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:28 pm
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Perhaps a bright red Detroit Redwings shirt or hoodie.
Sounds like a plan. I'll be sure to wear something Penguins related.

Edit: Tanks can bring the world together. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:54 pm
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Perhaps a bright red Detroit Redwings shirt or hoodie.
Sounds like a plan. I'll be sure to wear something Penguins related.

Edit: Tanks can bring the world together. Wink


I was too lazy to go buy a Redwings shirt. Look for the guy wearing a blue cap that says "LST 393 Muskegon MI". I am about 5 ft 8 in, with a beer gut and beard, mid 40's in age. I will probably be lugging around a video camera and tripod. Weather reports say it will be warm, so cargo shorts and a tshirt. my email is tanksonthebrain @ gmail.com.
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NMAW, VMMV Tank Farm program was once again a very good program. This year had a USMC LAV-25A2 8x8 armored car, may trucks, jeeps, and Hummers, and the usual tank displays. Photos: www.flickr.com/photos/brick6757
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Great seeing you again Rick and meeting Walter! Glad you made it to Carlisle on the way back. My only disappointment of the weekend was that I didn't realize the LAV was going to leave early; we started a loop around the field and I was going to get a close look at it before we left, but by the time we made it back there it was gone. Sad
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Great seeing you there again Chris! Sorry to say I didn't get to meet Walter. The LAV-25A2 was from the USMC at Quantico, VA. Good I photographed it early, didn't know it would be gone so quick.
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I wish the LAV was from Quantico, it came from AP hill, he had 1 1/2 hour drive, that is why he left a little early. M
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