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Marine museum advances (Update on the National Museum of the Marine Corps)
The Free Lance-Star ^ | 19 Jul 06 | JENN ROWELL

Posted on 07/19/2006 2:04:50 AM PDT by leadpenny

Stepping into the main gallery, a visitor's eyes are drawn skyward.

Authentic war planes, with lifelike figures in the cockpit, fill the 210-foot Leatherneck Gallery.

"This is gonna be fun," said retired Marine Col. Ray Hord. "This is not just a stodgy old place to look at things behind glass."

Hord is vice president of development and marketing with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and yesterday led a tour of the National Museum of the Marine Corps going up off Interstate 95 at the Quantico Marine Corps Base.

Construction of the exterior is complete along with the spire that is meant to symbolize the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. Exhibits and audio visual equipment are now being installed.

The museum is scheduled to be dedicated Nov. 10 and will open to the public Nov. 12.

Yesterday, he briefed members of the media on the museums offerings, which will feature interactive and immersion exhibits.

When the museum opens, visitors can catch a 12-minute orientation video about what to expect as they explore the exhibits. After watching the video, the experience begins.

The first exhibit will provide a glimpse of reality for one considering joining the Marines. When completed, automated drill sergeants will bark out orders and direct visitors through the stations.

An interactive igloo will let you stand at attention and experience inspection day to find out "just how many things are wrong with you," Hord said.

Visitors will also be able to test their marksman skills on the range by taking aim at the target with a laser rifle.

Admission to the museum is free, but the rifle range and air craft simulations will cost visitors a fee that supports museum operations.

Visitors short on time will be able to peruse Legacy Walk, a corridor lined with artifacts and audiovisual presentations that give a swift, but thorough history of the Marine Corps.

But, for those who can spend the entire day, there will be galleries dedicated to World War II, Korea and Vietnam. These eras were chosen, Hord said, because "they represent the living veteran constituency that made that history."

A vintage Japanese kamikaze plane marks the entrance to the World War II gallery.

Once inside, visitors will hear a recording of Franklin D. Roosevelt's radio address about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Visitors will experience the landing at Iwo Jima in 1945 when they stand on a raft on rollers with actual battle footage playing.

"What we're trying to do is get the blood rushing a bit," Hord said. "You're actually there, you're participating in the landing in February 1945."

Just down the hall, visitors can experience what a Marine division was up against at Chosin Reservoir in 1950 during the Korean War.

Once the exhibit is complete, the room will be kept at 58 degrees, an attempt to re-create--a tad more comfortably--the day the division found itself surrounded by 50,000 of the enemy and the only way out was by narrow and rocky roads in freezing temperatures.

Jumping ahead to 1968, visitors will find themselves in a CH-46 helicopter at the Battle of Khe Sanh in Vietnam. This exhibit will be kept at 88 degrees with high humidity to give a sense of the jungle conditions.

The museum will be an important stop for veterans and active duty Marines, Hord said, but it will also be a "national level museum for the country, not just the Marine Corps."

To reach JENN ROWELL: 540/374-5000, ext. 5617

Email: jrowell@freelancestar.com


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: marines; museum; quantico; usmc
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It is impossible to miss this magnificent structure when you drive by it on I-95.

Some pics at the link.

1 posted on 07/19/2006 2:04:55 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: trooprally
National Museum of the Marine Corps Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
2 posted on 07/19/2006 2:10:08 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Semper Fi, do or di, kill kill kill

Eyeballs
DI- 'zero'... recruits "Freeze recruit freeze!"
Scuzz brush, bulkheaaaaaaaaaad,move!!! :)


3 posted on 07/19/2006 2:48:44 AM PDT by ma bell ("Take me to Pristine. I want to see the "real terrorists", Former Marine)
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To: leadpenny
This is great lead!

Thanks to all Marines.

I just hope this man doesn't show up there to make a speech.


4 posted on 07/19/2006 3:07:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: leadpenny; freema; concretebob; PleaDeal; Coop; kristinn; tgslTakoma; bmwcyle; ...
Update ping -

Thanks leadpenny - looks like an excellent day trip.

We received our brick confirmation, but no ticket confirmation to the ribbon cutting ceremony. Anyone have a ticket yet?

[Mr] T
5 posted on 07/19/2006 3:12:57 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: EternalVigilance; sweetiepiezer; kellynla; Ligeia; R. Scott; MudPuppy; Albion Wilde; Angelwood; ...
Ping - You all posted on the Marine Museum thread a little while ago, so thought you might like leadpenny's update

[Mr] T
6 posted on 07/19/2006 3:23:03 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Bump!

God bless the United States Marines!


7 posted on 07/19/2006 3:25:32 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: leadpenny

"An interactive igloo will let you stand at attention and experience inspection day to find out "just how many things are wrong with you," Hord said."

that will be a blast from the past


8 posted on 07/19/2006 3:26:29 AM PDT by fnord (497 1/2 feet of rope ... I just carry it)
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To: leadpenny

"The museum is scheduled to be dedicated Nov. 10 and will open to the public Nov. 12."

Doubt it. More like Jan '07.


9 posted on 07/19/2006 4:13:19 AM PDT by ARW3A
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To: ma bell

I still have my scuzz brush.It's one of my prized posessions.
Plt 1020
1st RTBN "C" Co.
MCRD Parris Island SC
14Dec90-1Mar91


10 posted on 07/19/2006 4:13:35 AM PDT by VoyagerXII
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To: VoyagerXII
i was 1st RTBN, Bravo Co, 2d Plt, 2d Squad. I no longer have mine, but I still have my Moto-vay-shun.

Crusader 1, rolling..out...

We see the hill, we take the hill. Any questions? Attack.

11 posted on 07/19/2006 4:32:59 AM PDT by ma bell ("Take me to Pristine. I want to see the "real terrorists", Former Marine)
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To: ARW3A; trooprally; freema; Coop; usmcobra; USMCPOP
USMC BUMP

I'm helping to build the turn lane right now, and I can tell you this WILL open on time.

12 posted on 07/19/2006 6:10:08 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: VoyagerXII
All I have is memories

Plt 1044
1stRTBN
MCRD Parris Island, SC
17 September 1967-21 November 1967

13 posted on 07/19/2006 6:14:43 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: concretebob
This is wonderful! My father-in-law was a career Marine, my husband in the Navy, and my nephew in the Navy. We'll be in the DC area in November and will add this museum to our **must do** list. :o)

Thank you for helping to construct the turn lane!

14 posted on 07/19/2006 6:23:40 AM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: EternalVigilance

Yes, indeedy. Don't wanna brag, but our son Josh just graduated from Marine bootcamp in San Diego July 14, platoon 2093. So very proud I can't even put it into words.


15 posted on 07/19/2006 6:26:14 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: trooprally

Excellent!

God bless our Marines!


16 posted on 07/19/2006 7:10:55 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: leadpenny

Fredricksburg, Va?


17 posted on 07/19/2006 7:14:18 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: trooprally
Jumping ahead to 1968, visitors will find themselves in a CH-46 helicopter at the Battle of Khe Sanh in Vietnam. This exhibit will be kept at 88 degrees with high humidity to give a sense of the jungle conditions.

Right. That is exactly what I want to experience again.
I wasn’t at Khe Sanh, but was medivaced on a CH-46 from Hue. Loved that bird – it took a lot of hits and still made it back over the wire at Phu Bai.

Actually, the museum sounds like a pretty good thing.

18 posted on 07/19/2006 7:18:47 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: wequalswinner
So very proud I can't even put it into words.
I graduated PI in Dec., 1966 and my platoon photo was sent home. I never saw it. When my mom died in '94 I was going through her belongings and came across the photo.
On the back she had identified me by my location in the photo and added the words, "How proud we were." Made me cry like a baby.

Semper Fi ...
19 posted on 07/19/2006 7:26:31 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle; AppyPappy
I'd wait until Dec or January to visit. Our Young Marines will be assisting at the opening and we were told they're expecting 35,000 on the opening day and 100,000 over the whole weekend. It's going to be crazy.

Anyone ever affiliated with the Marines wants to be there.

The Museum is located off I95 exit 150, the front gate of Quantico Marine Base, Virginia

Marine Corps Museum Website

20 posted on 07/19/2006 8:00:45 AM PDT by MudPuppy (St Michael Protect Us!)
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To: MudPuppy
**I'd wait until Dec or January to visit. **

Airline tickets already purchased for November. Coming from California it'd be spendy to make the trek again so soon.

Thank you for the museum web link.

21 posted on 07/19/2006 8:06:33 AM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Just a heads up then - expect large crowds :)

have a safe trip!


22 posted on 07/19/2006 8:09:41 AM PDT by MudPuppy (St Michael Protect Us!)
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To: MudPuppy; trooprally; R. Scott; usmcobra; Coop; USMCPOP; freema; floramacdonald
Conditions as of 1100 hours 19 July 2006

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23 posted on 07/19/2006 8:29:00 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
Trust me, Mrs Tiggy, I am well compensated for my contributions.
I need a Hardee's across the street, so I'll have plenty of bisciuts to sop up this gravy.
:)
24 posted on 07/19/2006 8:32:04 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: concretebob

Good for you!!! As we drive to the museum I'll be mentioning concretebob to Mr Tiggy and the tiggy-kid and her friend, that they can thank you for your part in the museum, in more ways than the construction planning.


25 posted on 07/19/2006 8:35:54 AM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: AppyPappy
19 miles north of Fredricksburg.
See above
26 posted on 07/19/2006 8:36:33 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: concretebob
You mean they don't call you concrete bob because of that stuff between your ears?

Who knew?

can you make the for rent sign disappear?

It's blocking the view of the Statue.

27 posted on 07/19/2006 8:38:34 AM PDT by usmcobra (Human shields are people willing to die for terrorists and dictators.)
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To: concretebob

Nov 10 is our (USMC) Birthday,,, It better open on time!! :-)

Semper Fi


28 posted on 07/19/2006 8:39:39 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: concretebob
Is the shape of the building supposed to signify anything?

That sort of oblate pyramid thing is all that's visible from I95 above the trees.

I'm guessing it's a modern architect's way of expressing "flight" (a tribute to USMC Aviation?) ...

29 posted on 07/19/2006 8:41:03 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: JoeSixPack1; usmcobra
The site superintendent has assured me this turn lane will be finished by 30 September.
USMCobra, I need some PhotoShop expertise before I can remove that sign.
30 posted on 07/19/2006 8:44:28 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: concretebob

Photoshop? What, your foot won't do the job?


31 posted on 07/19/2006 8:48:11 AM PDT by usmcobra (Human shields are people willing to die for terrorists and dictators.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
If you look at the statue of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, the museum resembles that,
but it also could represent a Marine holding his weapon for inspection, or Order Arms.

Pointing wildly in the air ooo--oooo---oooo

(helicopter flying over)

32 posted on 07/19/2006 8:49:25 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: usmcobra
I'll see what I can do...I try not to upset people when I'm working.
I might have to see them again.
33 posted on 07/19/2006 8:51:04 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: usmcobra

34 posted on 07/19/2006 8:51:34 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: JoeSixPack1

Not a bad wytching, lately I've stopped using the clone tool and have started using a patch tool.

The patch tool has a feathered edge that blends better.


35 posted on 07/19/2006 8:59:53 AM PDT by usmcobra (Human shields are people willing to die for terrorists and dictators.)
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To: concretebob

At ease... done. :-)


36 posted on 07/19/2006 9:00:02 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: usmcobra

ROFL.... quickies man!! quickies! :-)

Semper Fi

(I used a 12 year old program and just winged it.)


37 posted on 07/19/2006 9:01:30 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: MudPuppy; trooprally; R. Scott; usmcobra; Coop; USMCPOP; freema; floramacdonald
Conditions as of 1100 hours 19 July 2006

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38 posted on 07/19/2006 9:16:50 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: concretebob; PleaDeal
PING

Oh Shoot, I thought I was replacing the original post.

39 posted on 07/19/2006 9:38:20 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: leadpenny
this magnificent structure

Just an ignorant question...
Is the structure meant to be symbolic of something in particular?

I can sort of see the shape as an abstraction of the triangular shape
of the cluster of Marines planting the flag on Iwo Jima.
Maybe this is obvious to everyone else, but I was just wondering.

I'm no architect, but if I'd submitted a design, I'd probably submitted
an huge version of a quonset hut. But then I grew up watching "Gomer Pyle"!
40 posted on 07/19/2006 10:33:24 AM PDT by VOA
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To: leadpenny
Construction of the exterior is complete along with the spire that is meant
to symbolize the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.


"Never mind" my previous post.
("I will read articles before posting
I will read articles before posting
I will read articles before posting
Repeat ad nauseum")
41 posted on 07/19/2006 10:35:07 AM PDT by VOA
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To: oh8eleven

Semper Fi ...


I sure can understand that! You have every right to get emotional. From the things that I saw at the EGA ceremony it was enough to make those young men fight back their tears and I have pictures to prove it. We were told (great advice given and ways to connect and share on the website www.recruitparents.com) that we needed to bring rolls of bounty paper towels, not little bitty tissues.

God Bless You Forever!!

Remember-Once a Marine, always a Marine.....


42 posted on 07/19/2006 11:28:36 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: JoeSixPack1; usmcobra; R. Scott; PleaDeal; Coop; freema; floramacdonald; MudPuppy; oh8eleven
Checking the compaction using the nuclear method

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Dumping the stone Whats this??? Can we get a close up of that bumper? You just never know where we'll turn up.

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43 posted on 07/19/2006 11:47:55 AM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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To: wequalswinner
My baby
44 posted on 07/19/2006 12:17:15 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: wequalswinner

Ok, read the sandbox stuff and still can't post a pic. I am so retarded


45 posted on 07/19/2006 12:18:02 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: wequalswinner
trying again-this is Josh getting called a Marine for the first time-OO RAH
46 posted on 07/19/2006 12:20:40 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: wequalswinner
Many thanks and please make sure your son knows that each and every former Marine (except maybe John Murtha) is supporting him 100%.
47 posted on 07/19/2006 12:34:58 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: concretebob

It's here in Virginia?


48 posted on 07/19/2006 12:45:05 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: oh8eleven

I really appreciate your thoughts! But like I said, there just aren't any "former" or "ex" Marines.

Of course I don't even really want to think about that old fart-bag Murtha right now. LOL


49 posted on 07/19/2006 1:06:08 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: R. Scott

Yes Sir..1000 feet South of Quantico


50 posted on 07/19/2006 3:27:41 PM PDT by concretebob (The US Constitution only applies to those who believe what it says..)
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