Battle reenactments, air show at Camp Mabry this weekend

A Helicopter lift preview of Camp Mabry Open House/Muster Day (KXAN Photo)
A Helicopter lift preview of Camp Mabry Open House/Muster Day (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — World War II and Vietnam War battle reenactments, more than 50 historic military vehicles, and living history encampments from the Texas Revolution and the Civil War are just some of the big attractions at Camp Mabry this weekend.

They’re hosting the annual Open House/Muster Day. “[It’s] the most exciting weekend we have every year at the museum and at Camp Mabry,” said Jeff Hunt, Director of the Texas Military Forces Museum.

Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall (KXAN Photo)
Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall (KXAN Photo)

This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Heroes.”

“It’s our opportunity to inform the community about what goes on here, about what our soldiers and first responders are doing, and to remind them of our military heroes, past and present,” Hunt said.

The open house also serves as an interagency training exercise that allows the Texas National Guard to demonstrate their roles and capabilities and give back to its citizens.

The free two-day event will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 16-17.

For complete information, event schedule and map, visit the Texas Military Department’s website. 

Camp Mabry schedule (Camp Mabry Document)
Camp Mabry schedule (Camp Mabry Document)

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