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Let's see if this one wakes anybody up.

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Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1.

Troop Ships 43 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig yesterday

Good morning troops, checking in this AM ( Sat. ) so as not to be counted AWOL. Reporting for duty !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Friday

Always good to hear from you Wayne, Triple digits out here the last week, up at 0530, out fishin at 0615 !

Comment by Wayne Dixon on Friday

WEll, while I am on the net, want to say hello to all out there, hope all are in good heath and still kicking. Best of luck to all. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on Friday

Funny as hell, Joe, but you gotta think that some people have too much time and money.

Comment by Joseph Auger on Friday

Comment by Dave Gettman on Tuesday

Good one, Jim! Hahahahaha!!!!!

Comment by Harry Warner on Tuesday
Always nice to see Opie pop his head in.
Comment by Harry Warner on Tuesday
What luck! Had the accident happened during the current administration, POTUS would have treated her personally.
Comment by Jim Clendenen on Tuesday

A woman from Los Angeles who was a tree hugger and an anti-hunter purchased a piece of timberland near Colville, WA . There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendor of her land so she started to climb the big tree.

As she neared the top she encountered a spotted owl that attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got many splinters in her crotch.

In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a doctor. She told him she was an environmentalist, and an anti-hunter and how she came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then told her to go wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her.

She sat and waited three hours before the doctor re-appeared.The angry woman demanded, "What took you so long?"

He smiled and then told her, "Well, I had to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a 'recreational area' so close to a Waste Treatment Facility.

And I'm sorry, but due to Obama-Care they turned you down.

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on June 19, 2017 at 12:58am

Happy Fathers Day to you troopers..hopes you had a great day with yours."Toujours Pret" Always Ready..opie!!


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Colonels of the Regiment

7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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