VA -- Quantico -- National Museum of the Marine Corps (trains) -- Notes:
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Description of Subject Matter: Various galleries here:
Global War On Terrorism (which, oddly enough, is mostly about Iraq)
Capturing the Hearts of Americans
Also the tavern and whatever else came up.
All Marines remember their drill instructor (DI). In “Making Marines,” visitors step inside the process used by drill instructors to transform young men and women into Marines. “Making Marines” immerses visitors in the memorable experiences that forge recruits and officer candidates into privates and lieutenants.
Listen to the thoughts of wary recruits during that first bus ride to the training depot. Stand on the famous yellow footprints and visit the barbershop where “it all gets taken away.” Visitors can get up close and personal with their own “DI” and will experience how the most important lesson of boot camp is learning how to solve problems as cohesive unit, rather than as an individual. Before graduation, try your marksmanship skills at the M-16 laser rifle range. Remember: “Every Marine is a rifleman.”
The above was from http://www.usmcmuseum.org/Exhibits_MakingMarines.asp
Along the Legacy Walk, visitors are immersed in more than 200 years of Marine Corps history. Entering the Legacy Walk visitors are greeted by Colonial Marines perched high atop a sailing ship’s “fighting top” ready to sweep the decks of an opposing ship with withering musket fire. Only yards away, two-time Medal of Honor recipient Dan Daly fights on the Tartar Wall in Peking in 1900. Farther on, a World War I Marine locked in hand-to-hand combat with a German soldier reminds visitors that war can be intensely personal. Continuing along the Legacy Walk, a Navy corpsman works frantically to save a wounded Marine during World War II. Overhead, a de Havilland DH-4 prepares to pick up a message pouch during the “Banana Wars” of the 1920s and the UH-1E Huey helicopter in which Marine Maj Stephen Pless earned the Medal of Hon ...More...
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Generally-Related Subject Description: The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines -- past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, the Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to its 118,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology will surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action.
Collections of the National Museum of the Marine Corps:
The collections held in trust at the National Museum of the Marine Corps document over 230 years of Marine Corps history. The mission of the Museum is to collect and preserve in perpetuity, artifacts that reflect and chronicle the history of the Corps. The more than 60,000 uniforms, weapons, vehicles, medals, flags, aircraft, works of art and other artifacts in the Museum’s collections trace the history of the Marine Corps from 1775 to the present.
The Museum’s holdings, which range from combat aircraft to individual Civil War era blouse buttons, are divided into four broad categories: ordnance, uniforms and heraldry, aviation, and art. Some of the more unusual items in the care of the Museum include a coat worn by Marine Captain Levi Twiggs during his service in the Indian Wars, a presentation baton given to John Philip Sousa on his departure as director of the Marine Corps Band, and an Oscar awarded to the Marine Corps for the World War II documentary “Tarawa.” Perhaps the most symbolically important artifact in the Museum’s collection is the second American flag raised over Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi. Associated Press combat photographer Joe Rosenthal’s image of the raising of this flag became one of the most iconic images of World War II and the inspiration for the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Museum collects artifacts selectively and responsively – accepting o ...More...
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2013 photos: So far, I'm mostly using my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I'm also using a Nikon D7000 and Nikon D600.
Trips this year have been limited to a Civil War Trust conference in Memphis.