Day 2: The U.S. Army Heritage Center

Trixie and Pops check out a replica of a modern military checkpoint

Trixie and Pops check out a replica of a modern military checkpoint

After a fine night at the hotel, we left early to make an unscheduled stop at the U.S. Army Heritage Museum, next to the U.S. War College. It was closed at that early hour of the day, but it provided us with a fine walk among some of the outdoor exhibits that recreated the various wars the army has fought in.

The first was a prefab hard point currently in use in Afghanistan and Iraq – The use a sort of galvanized fencing material that is a standard cube shape, about four foot square; into this, a cube shaped bag of heavy duty ‘geotextile’ is put in – it feels like a thick synthetic felt, such as the type used in car trunks – and them local fill materials are dumped in – rocks, sand, etc. They say it is much better than sand bags, and Trixie can believe that – it makes you wonder why they don’t use this, or the bales of rock we saw in New Jersey for flood control instead of sandbags.

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