VBMA’s June Military History Talk

The Other Spanish American War Speaker: James Moody Many people associate the Spanish American War with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders charging up San Juan Hill, in Cuba. Fewer people know that the Spanish American War was fought in the Western Pacific, in places like Guam, and the Philippines. Local historian James Moody knows …

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VBMA’s May Military History Talk

The M1917 Army Ambulance Presented by MSG Jack Giesen, USAR Retired Over the past year, the Vancouver Barracks Military Association has constructed a replica of the Model 1917, US Army Ambulance, as part of their commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of World War I. This talk will be the public unveiling of the completed ambulance. …

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VBMA’s April Military History Talk

C-4 Does Not Float Speaker: Timothy Shotwell Retired Master Sergeant Timothy Shotwell served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for over 30 years, serving from the Vietnam War to the Global War on Terrorism. He will share many tales, some amusing, some not so amusing relating to his military experiences. The presentation will last …

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Junior Ranger Day at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

  National Junior Ranger Day celebrates the next generation of National Park stewards! Fort Vancouver National Historic Site invites hundreds of children each year to become Junior Rangers at this family-friendly event. Junior Rangers pledge to explore national parks, learn about our nation’s land and heritage, and protect the valuable resources of the National Park …

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VBMA’s March Military History Talk

The Vancouver Barracks, Proving Ground for Generals Speaker: Jeff Davis The Vancouver Barracks was established in 1849, and was open as a military post until the new millennium. In the 150+ years of history, many young officers served at the Vancouver Barracks, and later rose to the rank of general. Jeff Davis will focus on …

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