goddamnit, I had some "Spanky McDune" 3D-model scenes started, to mock him in real-time
about his appearances at DragonCon, but I didn't get around to finishing them .. oh, well,
I'm sure there will be other opportunities ..
SandRider wrote:Fort Concho is hosting the United States Cavalry Association's National Championship ....
Interesting, I was IN the US Cavalry and didn't even know there was an "association".
(My uncle, who was a jockey before WWII, trained at Ft. Riley. I think I posted a picture here somewhere...)
OUR HISTORY AND MISSION
In 1976, a group of cavalrymen met to assess the status of preservation initiatives relating to the history, equipment, literature, traditions, and heritage of the Cavalry. Their findings were not encouraging; many significant reminders of the past presented by artifacts, documents, and photographs of the Cavalry simply vanished or had been discarded, their value unrecognized. To safeguard the legacy of the Cavalry and to halt the grievous losses diminishing the cultural substance of our country’s rich past, the US Cavalry Association was formed that year. From that small group of cavalrymen, the Association has grown to a diverse and unique organization, national in scope, striving to preserve the Cavalry heritage.
The major objective of the Association is the preservation of a heritage focused on the individualism and resourcefulness epitomized by the U.S. Cavalry and reflected in the combined skill of man and horse or of man and machine.
We are sponsors of the U.S. Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley, Kansas, part of the Army Museum System, housed in the historic building that once was the headquarters of the famous U.S. Army Cavalry School. We assist in the preservation and display of priceless Cavalry artifacts from the Revolutionary War to modern timeThe U.S. Cavalry Memorial Research Library, opened to the general public, is a repository of historical Cavalry literature and documents. As part of the Library, we are developing a one-of-a-kind computer data bank of biographical and genealogical information on cavalrymen of all ranks and of all times. The Library serves as a center for disseminating Cavalry history and providing information to members and the general public. Other important functions of the Library include searching out, acquiring, and restoring Cavalry documents,, photographs, and publications. The resources of the Library help educate the public about the Cavalry’s role in America’s history.
2010 Bivouac and National Cavalry Competition
September 29-October 2
Fort Concho, San Angelo, Texas
Sep 29 Pre-competition clinics
Sep 30 - Oct 2
# National Cavalry Competition Authenticity
# Mounted Bugler
# Military Equitation
# Mounted Pistol
# Maj. Howze Mobility Test
# Military Field Jumping
# Mounted Saber
# Platoon Drill
# Bolte Cup
Oct 3 Fiddler's Green Ceremony