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The event — which has been held at the military training base of Fort Indiantown Gap for more than thirty years — could conceivably go on, IF the group meets a nearly impossible set of requirements imposed upon it by the United States Army. The exacting requirements set off a firestorm of controversy within the reenacting community, after they were first made public on Monday evening via social media.
All were laid out in a statement about the cancellation by Association Chairman Larry Mihlon.
One of the requirements is that reenactor leaders be trained in the fashion of officers in the U. Currently, reenactor officers have no real authority over the men and women in their command. A second requirement is that all reenactors who take to the simulated battlefield be certified to U.
Army standards in the use of WWII-era weaponry. Such standards — while part and parcel to the U. Army of — do not presently exist. The following is the statement about the cancellation by Association Chairman Larry Mihlon: Members of the reenacting and living history community: It is with deep regret that we announce that the annual Battle of the Bulge event at Fort Indiantown Gap has been cancelled indefinitely.
Members of the Board of Trustees of the World War II Historical Association have put countless hours into addressing the situations that have ultimately made this decision necessary.
Here are the facts. WWII-era rifles rest in a barrack gun rack at Ft. This would include any and all hand and shoulder fired weapons such as handguns, rifles, etc. Individual reenactors would therefore be required to be certified with these weapons to US Army standards. This is virtually impossible to comply with under just about any circumstances.
The Garrison will now also require that reenactors in leadership capacities adhere to Army standards of certification for non-commissioned officers and officers.
This would require extensive education and training to achieve that is well beyond the ability of most reenactors. Compliance with this is also virtually impossible. Social Media and other internet traffic relating to the event, which was seen by the Garrison, led to significant concerns.
Social media has wide visibility and what was seen by Garrison personnel was cited as potentially creating a negative public perception of Fort Indiantown Gap. Continued appearance of reenactor hand grenades and land mines in the field after our events has greatly disrupted military training because that normally generates an EOD Explosive Ordinance Disposal call which closes down military training until the area is clear.
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