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  1. Since it's on a Saturday, hopefully you can make it. Hell, you can fly in to Burbank Airport and take a hotel shuttle or even walk to the convention hotel!
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    Guest list update 03/11/16
  3. We are pleased to announce the SPACE: Above and Beyond 20th Anniversary Event on August 6, 2016 (right now it is a one day event, but it might be expanded to two days). We have a whole new Forum on our site dedicated to this event Location: Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Address: 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank CA 91505 USA Date Confirmed: Saturday, August 6, 2016 Date Tentative: Sunday, August 7, 2016 Charity: The Myotonic (Muscular) Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) www.Myotonic.org Things are still in the works such as membership levels and prices, but we know we are planning to be limited to 100 up to 150 paid memberships. Most, if not all of these will be prepaid admissions.
  4. Basically its a mini-convention in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of S:AAB! Its an excuse to have cast and crew members from one of our favorite shows get together with fans and raise a bit of money for Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy to boot! We look to limit the membership for fans to 100 to 150.
  5. The Hotel Restaurant is the Daily Grill Website: http://www​.dailygrill.com
  6. Date(s): Saturday, August 6, 2016 (we might expand to cover Sunday, August 7, 2016) Times: Opens at 10 AM and closes 6 PM (if we expand to Sunday, August 7, 2016, then Sunday hours would be 10 AM to 4 PM) Location: Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Address: 2500 North Hollywood Way Burbank California 91505 USA
  7. Army Plans to Start Replacing M9 Pistol in 2018 U.S. Army soldiers fire M9 pistols. Army weapons officials want to replace the M9 with the Modular Handgun System. (Army) Jun 17, 2015|by Matthew Cox The U.S. Army has released a draft solicitation that lays out the service's latest plans to replace the M9 9mm pistol with the Modular Handgun System. Army weapons officials plan to open the official competition next year with the goal of awarding a contract to a single gun maker for nearly 300,000 new pistols by 2018. "We expect to release the final solicitation in 2016," Col. Scott Armstrong, the head of Project Manager for Soldier Weapons, said in a June 17 press release from Program Executive Office Soldier. "This will be followed by a phased down-select process that will run through 2017. When all is said and done, the XM17 will provide Warfighters with greater accuracy, target acquisition, ergonomic design. The new handgun will also be more reliable, durable and easier to maintain." This is the second draft solicitation the Army has released for its effort to replace the M9, a pistol Beretta USA has made for the U.S. military since the mid-1980s. The service had planned to open the competition in January, but delayed the effort to modify its plans for MHS after receiving feedback from the small-arms industry. The completion schedule, procedures and requirements for the XM17 MHS "were modified as a result of industry feedback and DoD's decision to allow use of special purpose ammunition," the release states. The January announcement also followed a Military.com report about the December decision of the service's Configuration Control Board to deny Beretta USA's submission of a modernized version of the M9 pistol, the M9A3, as an alternative to MHS. The Army plans to hold a fourth industry day July 7-8 at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to discuss the document and receive feedback from industry. "Each vendor may provide up to two separate proposals of handguns with different calibers to the Army for evaluation and testing in early 2016," Armstrong said. "Vendors must submit mature designs that are production ready. They are free to select a caliber that best meets the XM17 requirements." One of the major goals of the MHS effort is to adopt a pistol chambered for a more potent round than the current 9mm, weapons officials said. The U.S. military replaced the .45 caliber 1911 pistol with the M9 in 1985 and began using the 9mm NATO round at that time. Soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan have complained that the 9mm round is not powerful enough to be effective in combat, Army officials maintain. But experts from the law-enforcement and competitive shooting worlds have argued that tactical pistol ammunition -- no matter the caliber -- depends on proper shot placement to be effective at stopping a determined adversary. The Army began working with the small-arms industry on MHS in early 2013, but the effort has been in the works for more than five years. If successful, it would result in the Defense Department buying about 500,000 new pistols during a period of significant defense-spending reductions. MHS is set to cost at least $350 million and potentially millions more if it results in the selection of a more potent pistol caliber, sources said. Current plans call for the Army to purchase more than 280,000 handguns from a single vendor, with full-rate production scheduled for 2018, according to the release. The Army also plans to buy approximately 7,000 compact versions of the handgun. The other military services participating in the XM17 program may order an additional 212,000 systems, Army officials maintain.
  8. Rangers, SEALs, Now Raiders: Marines Resurrect Historic Name Associated Press|Jun 19, 2015|by Jonathan Drew RALEIGH, N.C. — The Army has the Green Berets, while the Navy is known for the SEALs. Now, an elite branch of the U.S. Marine Corps will officially be known as Raiders. The Marines will rename several special operations units as Marine Raiders at a ceremony Friday, resurrecting a moniker made famous by World War II units that carried out risky amphibious and guerrilla operations. The exploits of the original Marine Raiders — who pioneered tactics used by present-day special forces — were captured in books and movies including "Gung Ho!" in 1943 and "Marine Raiders" in 1944. The name will give a unique identity to the Marines' branch of U.S. Special Operations Command, which includes special forces from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The Marines' Special Operations Command, known as MARSOC, was formed more than a decade ago as part of the global fight against terrorism. "Whereas most people in the American public probably wouldn't have been able to tell you what MARSOC stood for, 'Raider' will jump off the page," said Ben Connable, a military and intelligence analyst at the nonprofit research agency RAND Corporation. After Friday, the formal names of eight units comprising some 2,700 Marines will include "Marine Raider." Representatives from the units will gather in formation with their commanders to unveil their new battle colors while renaming citations are read. In a news release, the Marine Corps said the renaming will give commanders a shorthand way to refer to special operations Marines, similar to the labels "Green Beret" or "SEAL," in what it called "an official identity." Connable, the military analyst, said special operations Marines carry out raids on insurgents or terrorists, conduct deep reconnaissance and train foreign military — similar to their special operations counterparts in other branches. Marines in MARSOC must pass a selection process that includes grueling swims and hikes, as well as specialized combat training. Some Marines have worn the Raider emblems unofficially since 2003 when the branch's first present-day special operations unit was activated for a deployment to Iraq. Connable said the resurrection of the Raider name was a positive move because it will tie a group set apart from the rest of the branch into the history of some of the most famous Marines. He said MARSOC wasn't initially popular with some Marines because of the branch's famous "esprit de corps" that includes pride in the group and the concept that all members are elite to begin with. "The whole idea of 'special Marines' is unpalatable to Marines in general," said Connable, a retired Marine officer. During World War II, the Raiders were organized in response to President Franklin Roosevelt's desire to have a commando-style force that could conduct amphibious raids and operate behind enemy lines. Raider commanders studied unconventional warfare tactics, including Chinese guerrillas, and were given their pick of men and equipment, according to Marine historians. Raider units were credited with beating larger Japanese forces on difficult terrain in the Pacific and they participated in key battles including Guadalcanal and Bougainville. They were disbanded toward the end of the war and the Raider name hasn't been used in an official capacity since, said Capt. Barry Morris, a U.S. Marines spokesman. "What the name 'Raider' does, it harkens back to the legacy that the Marine Corps has latched onto and has drawn a lot from, both in an esoteric and practical sense," Connable said. "It is a remarkable legacy."
  9. The show used hockey pads, they used black permanent markers to made the red trim black.
  10. S:AAB Flashlight & Calculator.

    We are putting a bunch of S:AAB props back into production soon, including the resin version of the Zelco light, the InfraScreen (Brookstone Travel clock/calculator), the helmet camera, the S:AAB Smart Grenade, M-70 Pistol (we are doing a complete rebuild this time around). We offer the S:AAB pilot/HEST Fiberglass Helmet and the M590's are finally getting close to being done completely. You can check some of the stuff out at www.AlchemyArms.com
  11. Welcome to the SFH Community Alex! Are you looking for the BSG Colonial Marine's black BDUs or are you talking about the "Aliens" Colonial Marines costume? Check out www.AlchemyArms.com for BSG costumes and for the USCM uniform http://www.spatcave.com/spatstore2.htm
  12. Bauer Flak shoulder pads on ebay.

    The adult size pads also come in different sizes. There are a few folks here that have set of pads. We just need to get a good flat image of the pads so we can put the measurements on them.
  13. CANCELED SHOWS NBC "Believe" "Community" "Crisis" "Dracula" "Growing Up Fisher" "Revolution" "The Michael J. Fox Show" "Sean Saves The World" "Welcome To The Family" "Ironside" FOX "Dads" "Rake" "Surviving Jack" "Enlisted" "Raising Hope" "The X Factor" "Almost Human" ABC "Suburgatory" "Trophy Wife" "Super Fun Night" "Lucky 7" "Mind Games" "Mixology" "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland" "Killer Women" "Betrayal" "The Assets" "Back In The Game" "The Neighbors" CBS "Bad Teacher" "The Crazy Ones" "Friends With Better Lives" "Intelligence" "Hostages" "We Are Men" The CW "The Carrie Diaries" "Star-Crossed" "The Tomorrow People" RENEWED SHOWS NBC "About A Boy" "The Blacklist" "Chicago PD" "Grimm" "Chicago Fire" "Hannibal" "Law & Order: SVU" "Parks & Recreation" "The Voice" FOX "Bob's Burgers" "Bones" "American Idol" "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" "Family Guy" "Glee" "Hell's Kitchen" "MasterChef Junior" "The Following" "The Mindy Project" "New Girl" "Sleepy Hollow" "The Simpsons" ABC "Nashville" "Scandal" "Castle" "The Bachelor" "Dancing With The Stars" "Last Man Standing" "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." "The Middle" "Modern Family" "Revenge" "Shark Tank" "Once Upon A Time" "Resurrection" "Grey's Anatomy" "The Goldbergs" "America's Funniest Home Videos" CBS "2 Broke Girls" "The Amazing Race" "The Big Bang Theory" "Blue Bloods" "Criminal Minds" "CSI" "48 Hours" "60 Minutes" "Elementary" "The Good Wife" "Hawaii Five-0" "Mike & Molly" "Undercover Boss" "NCIS" The Mentalist" "The Millers" "Mom" "NCIS: Los Angeles" "Person of Interest" "Survivor" "Two and a Half Men" The CW "The 100" "Arrow" "Beauty and the Beast" "The Originals" "Reign" "Hart of Dixie" "The Vampire Diaries" "Supernatural"
  14. Hey all! Need some help..

    Humm in theory I could make them if I could get the right materials and colors.
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