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 on: October 05, 2019, 09:41:11 pm 
Started by aswayze - Last post by Mordarski J.A.
Absolute best of luck out east, Al!  With any luck, we'll be able to visit sometime, once you're ready for visitors.  Maybe, if the trip isn't too long, I can convince our guys to bring our green fleet your way  Wink

 on: October 02, 2019, 06:27:31 pm 
Started by aswayze - Last post by aswayze
Moving out

The company agreed to move my lathe.  I broke it down and crated it to insure it made the trip and did not kill the movers. 

Driveway empty for the last time. 

Shop now empty

Back porch nearly empty (Last PALCON went to Curfman)

 on: October 02, 2019, 06:19:28 pm 
Started by aswayze - Last post by aswayze
Recent work changes have resulted in me moving to West Virginia for the time being. 

Obviously, this means leaving the little house in KCK in favor of a new place out east.  An upgrade after a fashion but none the less sad to see the little house and shop go that has made so many memories for all of us over the years. 

A brief pictorial of what all we managed to get done in a single car garage and single wide driveway in a $35K house.

We used to fit a lot of vehicles in down there... 

A young and spirited Curfman celebrates the first of many victories over M151 master cylinders at the shop and elsewhere

Engine overhauls...  my god we did a lot of engine overhauls... 

Sometimes we went to Tent Daves and filled the entire house with Winter overwhites... 

Or had to use C-wire to keep the neighborhood kids at bay.  (These kids have kids now BTW)

Some days were sunny and nice. 

Some days were not. 

Some days we all worked together as a team.

Some nights the faithful tormented the neighbors by welding into the skinny hours of the night. 

Sometimes we had room in the house...  Sometimes we had MREs... 

Boy did we used to get sandbags... 

The shelter coming in...

Shelter going out. 

Curfmans jeep coming in, or at least half of it. 

The Russian sewing machine on the stand that was built at the shop. 

Built a few of these mortars there too. 


 on: August 21, 2019, 10:04:35 am 
Started by Wedge - Last post by Shtirlitz
Indeed... the nostalgia feels are strong...

 on: August 18, 2019, 04:33:51 pm 
Started by Wedge - Last post by Mordarski J.A.
I'm in the backgrounds portion of the recruit process for a new department, and one of the things they asked me for was links and usernames to any social media and message boards or blogs that I am active on.  I popped in to get the link to my profile here, and made the good or bad (you decide) decision to start looking through some of the pics on the Flickr section.

I miss you fuckers.  We need to get a reunion planned, with or without uniforms and green fleet trucks.

 on: February 02, 2019, 09:43:28 am 
Started by Wedge - Last post by nukeduster
The itch is real. Sad

 on: February 02, 2019, 09:39:32 am 
Started by Mercy - Last post by nukeduster
If it's still a go, I'd love two of them in XL, too.

 on: October 27, 2018, 05:37:31 am 
Started by Wedge - Last post by Mordarski J.A.
I can only speak for myself, but I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I keep getting the EW itch, and no trip to DDAP to scratch said itch  Wink

I'll have to add you on FB, so another EW vet is kept in touch.  I'm still hoping that one day soon we'll see a return of EW in most of it's glory, although I'll settle for an "After M*A*S*H" version if we have to  Tongue

 on: October 12, 2018, 06:23:34 pm 
Started by RedDivideActual - Last post by RedDivideActual
Building on the legacy of Operation East Wind, the team at Southern Front Events is proud to announce the triumphal return of force-on-force Cold War reenacting to the US. The Red Divide series, now in its third year, is set to raise the bar on Cold War tacticals, and we want YOU to join us. With high authenticity and a focus on an immersive experience, the next Red Divide event will take place on April 5-7, 2019 in Raeford, NC at a special forces training facility rented out exclusively for Red Divide.

With the Cold War having turned hot in a crumbling Yugoslavia of 1986, Nato and Warpac forces are on a collision course that threatens to engulf the whole of Europe. With two successful events to date, we are very excited to invite you all to join us as we bring Cold War tacticals back in a big way.

All interested parties are welcome to join existing units or, with 5 or more people, field a unit of their own. Existing units include:
2/505 PIR 82nd Airborne (USA) -
British Royal Marines

345th VDV
National Volksarmee

Those that bring a period accurate vehicle are strongly welcomed and will have registration fees waived and food provided on this op.

Please contact me directly: or check out our event website at:

 on: October 10, 2018, 04:16:30 pm 
Started by Wedge - Last post by Wedge
I was just sitting around on a break for a training I'm at and got to thinking about my time playing airsoft at KCAA and OP: Eastwind. For those that remember me, I just wanted to say thank you for the good times and for being the positive influences you were on my eventual time in the military and on to my current career in Law Enforcement.

Particular thanks to Swayze for your mentorship and to Misha for your huge personality and making Eastwind so much more immeesive and entertaining.

Feel free to look me up on Facebook: Doug Cathey

I hope you are all doing well.

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