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    Default More military vehicles than normal spotted this past week

    I work right off of I-35 in Texas and normally see a couple of military vehicles a week heading south (more than likely heading towards Fort Hood) but this last week I saw a marked uptick in military vehicles heading south. I saw a tank being hauled by an 18 wheeler (The turret was facing traffic and aimed down, that's got to be a scary wake up call if you aren't paying attention while driving!), 2 large troop transport trucks, and 2 18 wheelers carrying 3 HMMVs each.

    What is crazy is I am only in a position where I can see I-35 for about 20 minutes a day. So how many more vehicles came through that I did not see?
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    It is the time of year where guard/reserve units start scheduling there annual 2 week active (summer camp) training. Trying to get it done before the summer 100+ degree heat sets in.
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    We've been seeing a whole lot military activity and traffic on HWY 36 too. East going West. Soldiers and equipment. Saw one convoy with county police escort through town Friday evening.
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    I live pretty much in the flight path between Fort Hood and Camp Stanley, a maneuvers set up west of San Antonio. I've not seen the traffic yet, but 281 will start seeing convoys soon. The ones that bother me are the plain, everyday looking cars and trucks traveling with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGCHIP View Post
    I live pretty much in the flight path between Fort Hood and Camp Stanley, a maneuvers set up west of San Antonio. I've not seen the traffic yet, but 281 will start seeing convoys soon. The ones that bother me are the plain, everyday looking cars and trucks traveling with them.
    It would be impossible to tell if the vehicles I saw were being escorted by plain vehicles or not since there is always a lot of traffic on I-35. I have heard reports in other parts of the country of higher than normal military traffic as well. As stated earlier, this is more traffic than I have ever seen this time of year so I highly doubt it is reserve units preparing for the yearly 2 week training. I was in the Army Reserves and when we went on training it was a bunch of vehicles all traveling together, not a few vehicles here and there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camouflaged View Post
    We've been seeing a whole lot military activity and traffic on HWY 36 too. East going West. Soldiers and equipment. Saw one convoy with county police escort through town Friday evening.
    Was there any construction equipment along with them? I was with the 420th out of Bryan and it is an engineering unit.
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    National guard convoy came through our little town yesterday, wanted to talk to the guys and see where they were headed but we were in a hurry to go dig ramps. With all due respect to them, I think my wife could have whipped most of them and I'm sure I had more ammo than they did .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    National guard convoy came through our little town yesterday, wanted to talk to the guys and see where they were headed but we were in a hurry to go dig ramps. With all due respect to them, I think my wife could have whipped most of them and I'm sure I had more ammo than they did .
    You speak the truth. A majority of the National Guard/Reserve guys in really good shape, but round is not the kind of shape that our military really needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91CavGT View Post
    You speak the truth. A majority of the National Guard/Reserve guys in really good shape, but round is not the kind of shape that our military really needs.
    No disrespect at all intended, they weren't overweight to say the least , these boys looked like anatomy class skeletons . and when I say boys I mean boys. Good Lord these guys looked straight out of grammar school. Made me feel dam good that I got the guns and grit to defend myself and family, cause a strong wind would blow those boys into the next time zone.

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    I get the willies every time I see a large convoy................... I mean why don't they just use all their tunnels?
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