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Military Minute - December 5th

Army-Navy Football, 1911 Pistols, and JBLM Xmas

Military Minute - December 5th
On today's episodes of the Military Minute, we're talking about the Army's uniform response to the Navy's for Saturday's upcoming football matchup, the upcoming government sale of 1911 pistols, and upcoming Christmas events in the community.


West Point Releases Army-Navy Uniforms

Army West Point football players will honor the cold-weather warriors of the 10th Mountain Division, and the unit’s World War II origins, with special uniforms set to debut at Saturday’s Army-Navy game.

"There are so many stories of our Army,” athletics director Boo Corrigan said in a statement revealing the uniforms. “Our ability to tell them through our uniforms and the Army-Navy game has become our duty.” 

Army prepares to sell up to 10,000 surplus 1911 pistols.

With the stroke of a pen, as many as 10,000 Army surplus 1911A1 pistols could be available for sale to the public early next year.

A provision in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act explicitly orders the sale of between 8,000 and 10,000 of the venerable .45 caliber pistols. The 1911 has a storied history, and it influenced handgun design for more than a century.

Having seen service in every war since World War I, the gun is a favorite among collectors and civilian shooters, many of whom modify variants of the 1911 for competitive shooting.

Once the approved, the surplus 1911s will be sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. 

Feast of Valor

First is the Feast of Valor, on Sunday, December 10th, at the American Lake VA, Building 9. It'll be a magical evening of dinner, music, Santa Claus and toys, with food provided by O'Malley's in Tacoma. There will be music and Christmas Carols sang all night long, and children in attendance will receive toys. 

The Nutcracker

December 8th, 9th and 10th.

Lewis Main's Evergreen Theater

The beloved Christmas production comes to JBLM, telling a tale of plum fairies, mouse kings, snowflakes, and sparkles. More information here: