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Not in Germany, but within reach: When in school, our class went on a day trip from Germany to Verdun, France. We visited Fort Douaumont, the Douaumont ossuary, and the museum. Finally - perhaps as a contrast - we went to the city of Verdun, which I remember as picturesque. I highly recommend visiting the Verdun battlefield if you are interested in WWI ...


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Interesting question because I was also wondering about a museum which only shows the First World War. I have not found something like that, but there are exhibitions in some museums Bayerisches Armeemuseum (Bavarian Army Museum), Ingolstadt http://www.bayerisches-armeemuseum.de/de/ausstellungen/dauerausstellungen/der-erste-weltkrieg.html ...


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Of course you can! Drive a Tank in Kasota, Minnesota is the place you want to go to, since a former competitor in Texas (Texas Tank Adventure) has apparently closed their doors. Drive A Tank is a family owned and operated business in Kasota, Minnesota, USA. Here you can experience real armored tanks up close and personal, get behind the controls ...


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Since you are now of the drafting age you should probably resolve your Army status before attempting to visit Israel. You can look at this post on Expat Exchange that seems to be specifically on point for your issue. EDIT Since there seems to be a question about the Expat Exchange Post here are a few more: http://idf-law.com/idf-army-status-faq/ ...


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I think there is explanation of your question http://guidetokorea.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/air-raid-sirens-in-seoul-no-cause-for-alarm/ the siren will most likely only ever be a test out here. Check the time if you do hear it. 11am or 2pm on the dot are generally the test times. The siren will last 2-3 minutes then stop.


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After a quick look at the Pentagon website (http://www.pfpa.mil/visit/access.html), it appears that non US citizens might need to obtain an alien registration card and a social security card, and will need to be escorted during the tour. However, the language is rather vague and I am not sure what the exact requirements are in order to book a tour. I ...


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While I initially laughed at the idea, apparently there might be: Hotel Islazul, Guantánamo city may be able to arrange tours to the American military for around $40 though this service is not always available. It does seem to be a long shot though. It's a US Military base, which generally means off limits unless you're enlisted, family, or have an ...


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Cheyenne Mountain does offer tours, but not to members of the public. That program was scaled down in 1999 and discontinued after September 11. TripAdvisor reviews from a few years ago suggest that "Friends and Family" tours can be scheduled on Fridays, but you must be invited and escorted by someone who works at the facility, and must be a member of the ...


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We went to the flea market at Camp Kinser last Sunday afternoon, about half an our before the market closed. I was a bit worried about the rules and didn't have a visa or ESTA. I went with my local Okinawan friend who has nothing to do with the military or the bases. The flea market is inside the outermost perimeter fence. There are further perimeter ...


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It certainly looks like they're checked, before opening time. From the "Rules" page on MCCS Okinawa's flea market: The Flea Market opens to sellers at 6a.m. on Camp Courtney and at 11 a.m. on Camps Foster and Kinser. Anyone entering before opening time must be a seller with SOFA status and have a valid Department of Defense (DoD) identification ...


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In the end I went to the building outside, and the memorial garden, which was really nice. But from there, the Pentagon is like a giant box - you can't see its shape very well. No ID was required, you just walk around. Never managed to get inside, there's massive security for even walking up to it, and they never replied to me. However, for the best ...


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Alexai Point Army Airfield is the airfield used in World War 2. The Airfield is abandoned and can be visited without permission having closed in 1946. Further west, he naval airfield that became "Naval Air Facility Attu" is also closed but can be used for emergencies, however I suspect that you are more interested in Alexai Point


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There are two things you need to check: Can you export the item from the country of origin. Can you import the item to the country of destination. As far as I know, there is no restriction on removing a helmet from the US. You need to check with the destination country whether the item can be legally imported. A good place to start would be contacting ...


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MikkaRin has it right, these drills aren't anything to be concerned about. When they do happen, traffic is meant to come to a halt (some choose to ignore) and things generally go quiet except for the sirens. Seeing fighter jets was a daily norm for me (lived in Ulsan for a year) and they are always out and about, but nothing to be concerned of.



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