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I have been working with the senior staff at the NCO Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. They wanted to have some exhibits in the hallways of their academy for the students to get a look at NCO history through the ages.

At the graduation ceremony the Soldier's will wear some of these uniforms in what they call "Echo's Through Time" to show the progression of the uniform and some history. Each of the uniforms are replica's as well as the firearms. Upon completion, I will redress each of the mannequins and they will go back on exhibit for the next academy.

The academy provided the cases and most of the uniforms, I provided missing pieces to the uniforms, weapons and some other small details.

Here is one of the exhibits that is completed. I had 5 days to complete 10 exhibit cases and a new academy class starts in a day, so I wanted to be out of the hallways. There are a few minor adjustments that need to be completed but these are essentially "walk away" exhibits that will require very little maintenance. I will post pictures of all the exhibits in time.

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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 09:26:07 AM »
Smitty, your displays are always top notch. I will look forward to this threads development.
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 10:19:59 AM »
Top notch brother !! Would have expected anything less ! Your service life shows through with the neatness and attention to detail

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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 11:05:07 AM »
Very impressive!   ;)
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 11:31:59 AM »
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 11:32:57 AM »
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 11:33:40 AM »
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2016, 11:35:24 AM »
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2016, 11:36:08 AM »
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The Desert Uniform is portraying SGT Lee Ann Hester, Silver Star recipient

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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2016, 11:38:35 AM »
World War 1 and 2 are being modified with some more equipment, will post pictures when complete


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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2016, 03:32:56 PM »
Just outstanding Smitty!
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2016, 05:37:11 PM »
Outstanding job yet once again my friend!
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Re: New Exhibits at the 1st Armored Division NCO Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2016, 06:31:49 PM »
Thanks again all

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