Not much flying today. Bad weather, especially low clouds cut most of the flights. But it was a perfect day for visitors. The battalion commander brought his civilian boss and two co-workers for a visit. The tour began in the drill hall with personal and crew-served weapons. They got to check out a pistol, an M4 carbine, an M249 SAW, a MK 19 grenade launcher and an M2 .50 Cal. Machine gun. After the weapons they ate MREs for lunch and looked at aircraft in the hangar.
If we set it up in advance, we can bring our co-workers to the armory and flight facility. The National Guard has a program encouraging visits. It's a long trip, but I plan to ask my coworkers if they want to see aircraft up close. And maybe some weapons.
They can look cool with a .50 Cal!!!