Tuesday, October 26, 2010

commander leading walking tour of historic Fort Myer

Update:  Due to a tornado watch, this walking tour has been rescheduled for the next day, Thursday.  Other arrangements as described below.

This Wednesday at 6pm, Colonel Coffman, Commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, will lead a walking tour of historic Fort Myer.  Arlington County neighbors are invited to gather in the Old Guard Lounge, on the basement level of the the Fort Myer's Officers' Club, for a "meet and greet" from 5:30 to 6:00pm.  Dress is casual and a cash bar will be available.  The walking tour will start promptly at 6pm, rain or shine.  If you're interested in attending, confirm a space with Leah Rubalcaba at 703 696-3283, email leah.rubalcaba at us.army.mil

Fort Myer has some major history.  Beginning in 1887, it housed the best of the nation's calvary, including the fabled Buffalo soldiers.   The first military test flight of a powered aircraft occurred at Fort Myer, as did the first powered-aviation fatality.  The U.S. Army Band and the U.S. Army Chorus are stationed at Fort Myer.  So too is the Army's oldest infantry unit, the 3rd U.S. Infantry, also known as The Old Guard.

Yup, Rosslyn has everything from the avant-garde to the Old Guard.  Come see a great part of Rosslyn -- historic Fort Myer -- this Wednesday evening.


Catharine said...

Thanks for providing this information. This sounds really interesting! I'd really like to attend this evening but I have a previous commitment. Where can I get more information about future tours?

Douglas Galbi said...

Don't know where to get info on future tours. I heard about this tour through RAFOM members. I searched the web for info, but it doesn't seem to have been posted online.