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  1. I was just out in Leavenworth this evening for dinner. They have crews out down town clearing the snow. Barring any major snow tonight/ Saturday morning they should be good.
  2. Derek, I agree that it is from a military academy. Unfortunately, without a uniform it will be hard to tell which one. USMA, VMI and Citadel all use the same style as do countless other smaller military academies. Wade
  3. I like it when talented NCOs are able to take the lyrics of songs and turn them into cadences. Two of the most fun ones I've heard are "White Lightning" and "The Battle of New Orleans"
  4. Paul, Looks great cant believe your were able to top your old setup. Cant wait to see it all done. Wade
  5. Agree with everything above. They were selling them at Liberty in 05-06 when I was there too. Some of us would replace the airborne tab with one of these morale tabs on our 101st Patches on patrol.... at least until an NCO found them. I think this stopped when they started making ACU colored patches as the morale patches were only BDU or DCU colors like you have posted. Wade
  6. These uniforms fade out a lot faster than the UCPs. The MULTICAMs can look as faded as your after only a month of washings even if only used at the office. My unit wore these for a month during reintegration after our 2013 deployment. I wore a brand new uniform home and wore then same one through reintegration and mine looked as worn as yours. Not sure if they are meant to fade this fast or not. Wade
  7. For those of you that have stores or businesses that offer military discounts.... This is the best way I have seen it handled amicably. Plainly state in writing that the policy is to receive the discount you must present a valid military ID to receive the discount. Not wearing a uniform, not wearing a Vietnam, GWOT Desert Storm etc... Vet Hat but a ,military ID. IF you want to expand it to those who are not active or did not retire, then you can offer the discount if they can show you a valid DD214. This is actually the policy Apple Bees uses when they offer their free meals to military o
  8. Their circular shape make me thin they were used by the target puller to mark where the rounds struck as noted above. The paddles used by safeties on the firing line where usually square. Where were they found may help shed some light as to what they were used for too. Where they down on the target line or behind what was the firing line?
  9. In my experience, there are many companies that make them online or near most major posts. Each of these companies may vary the material or the shade of blue in the guidon (some are outside of regs). This looks like a Post Vietnam to modern guidon. Judging by its condition I don't think it was on a staff long if at all.
  10. Thank you for your feedback. Won't be buying this one.
  11. Have an opportunity to purchase this patch and wanted to get some opinions on this before I pull the trigger. Thanks in advance. Wade
  12. I agree with TeamSki that its TRB and maybe stands for Training Reserve Battalion.
  13. I don't see someone that was on a HALO team wearing their Master Halo Wings below the Air Assault badge they mostly likely learned before joining SF.
  14. Herb, Maybe the light from the photo but it almost looks like a dark green and yellow so could be MP Piping. Also, the vertical hole could be from LT rank. Hope that helps. Wade
  15. M2 HB rate of fire is 600 rds per minute with 1 out of five bullets being a tracer. So each M2 could shoot 120 tracers in a minute. The M1919 30 Cals (Bow, TC and coax guns also had a rate of fire of about 600 rds a minute so that could also produce up to 120 tracers a minute a piece. If only the 30 cals were firing and they daisy chained the belts so there was no need to reload, each Sherman could fire up to 360 tracer rounds in a minute. Multiply that by the 4 tanks that were firing in one scene and you have a lot of tracers. I don't know if the German Machine guns used green tracer
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