"NAPALM AND AGENT ORANGE: TWO ICONIC CHEMICAL WEAPONS OF THE VIETNAM WAR"
Developed during WWII, napalm was a psychologically and physically scarring weapon. Agent Orange was a herbicide used to kill off the thick jungle canopy in South Vietnam thereby denying the enemy any cover and concealment. Museum volunteer and retired Armstrong chemist Dr. Ron Lenox will discuss the development and deployment of this now banned technology.
DATE/TIME: Friday JULY 21, 2017 6:30 p.m.
VIETNAM REVISITED LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC
Living historians encamp on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum, portraying the combat soldier of the Vietnam era in Southeast Asia. Daily programs include accompanying squads on Recon Patrols and a tactical patrol ambush demonstration at 1:30 p.m.
DATE/TIME: Saturday JULY 22 - Sunday JULY 23, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
"THE REAL CHINA BEACH: U.S. ARMY NURSES IN VIETNAM"
Lecture by Julie Decker, DNP, RN, Penn State College of Nursing. Regular admission rates apply.
DATE/TIME: Saturday JULY 22 10:30 a.m.
BOOT CAMP FOR KIDS: REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO JULY 23, 2017
A summer day camp of military instruction designed for children ages 8 to 13. Participants are assigned to platoons attending to three training stations staffed by prior military service members. A t-shirt, boonie hat, and lunch of Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) are provided. Pre-registration and program fee of $40 required.
Online registration has been extended until July 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Last chance to enlist!