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Sunday, September 17, 2017:  There was an open house at Camp Ripley, Near Little falls, Minnesota.
The public was invited to see and inspect current military hardware.

This is an M777 Ultra light Howitzer.  It can fire 155 mm shells over 14 miles. 

Then there was the M109A6 Paladin 155 mm Howitzer on tracks.

Yes, they are our nation's military, but they have a friendly side too.

Speaking of friendly, this Army nurse knows her way around military ambulances.

High-tech surveillance is a big part of the military today.

It might be a while before this youngster is ready to drive.

Mark remembers driving jeeps when he was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, back in Vietnam. 
The one shown here is an earlier vintage, but basically the same with a 50 caliber machine gun.
It was brought to the event by the Red Bull Historic Vehicle Association

Veterans from the Korean War were there too.  Proud of their service.

The Minnesota Military Museum is located at Camp Ripley and is well attended.

These two youngsters tried on military clothes that day.

The museum includes this exhibit showing a German WWI machine gun nest with an Allied soldier surprising German soldiers.

World War II re-enactors were there from the 105th Engineer Battalion 30th Infantry Division.
They are known as the Fighting Engineers. 

Young people were inspecting weaponry that day. 

Hard to attend an event like this without enjoying some ice cream.

A Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter was parked for inspection as well.

Korean War veterans were thanked for their service to our country.

There was music and then a ceremony that day.

Quote of the day:    Always interesting to tour Camp Ripley.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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