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Camp Guernsey, Wyoming

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The primary mission of Camp Guernsey is to provide a year-round training area and logistic support for the Wyoming Army and Air National Guard units. It also hosts other National Guard, Reserve, and Active military units. It is mostly used for field artillery training, but there are also facilities for infantry, engineer, aviation, maintenance and medical units.

Established in 1939, it is located on the North Platte River in southeastern Wyoming, 129 km (80 miles) north of Cheyenne and 145 km (90 miles) southeast of Casper. The site comprises of several scattered pieces of land totalling 14,169 hectares (35,000 acres) with a landscape of hills, ravines, rocky outcrops and streams.
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About the Author

About Randy Harvey (HARV)
FROM: WYOMING, UNITED STATES

I have been in the modeling hobby off and on since my youth. I build mostly 1/35 scale. However I work in other scales for aircraft, ships and the occasional civilian car kit. I also kit bash and scratch-build when the mood strikes. I mainly model WWI and WWII figures, armor, vehic...


Comments

Great stuff there! You just have to love MERDEC!. Thx for posting those! Cheers, /E
MAY 23, 2012 - 08:51 AM
Thank you for putting this together for me Matthew. I am glad that you like the photos Erik. There are a few pieces sitting right inside the main gate to the facility that are set up as an outdoor museum type display, so I took pictures of those. There were several other vehicles and things (as you can see in the photos) that I wanted to walk around and get pictures of. I asked one of the soldiers if I could walk around and take some pictures and all he said was..."Yeah, just don't steal anything". That was back in 1997 before the 9-11 incident that made all of the facilities like this one closed off to the public. Randy
MAY 23, 2012 - 10:41 AM
No problem Randy (this was an easy one ). Interesting what you said about getting access - I was wondering about the how and why of this photo shoot. You can see the difference between the display items on the plinths, then all that other stuff just parked up on the dirt.
MAY 23, 2012 - 10:45 AM
Just a small extra bit of business on this, an additional photo has been added to page 3 of the feature, which according to Randy is "a garbage dumpster and dual latrine made into one portable unit". I must admit I couldn't find another unit like this on the web; perhaps someone somewhere has made a study cataloguing this type of equipment, and if so, maybe there's a specialist publisher willing to put out a monograph on the subject...
MAY 27, 2012 - 08:21 AM