Every night, at 2100... Lackland AFB

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  1. texasm203

    texasm203 XDTalk 1K Member

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    OK, I'm working at a job site just outside Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. Every night, at exactly 2100 I hear them play Taps over the PA system. I've never heard this before at any of the bases I've been at. Anybody know why?
     
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    All three tech school bases I've been to do that. Lackland, Keesler and Chanute. It marks the end of the duty day.
     
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    its also were basic training is. every night they have to assemble for this just before lights out
     
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    Yep, everynight we had to be in bed by the time Taps played in basic training I don't even remember hearing it in Tech School.
     
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    Good ol Lackland... Glad i never got to see that crap hole again...
     
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    I guess it different for Army. COB (close of business) or end of duty day is marked by the final Revele(sp?) and the post flag coming down. Still, 2100 is a bit late to end the day, even by Army standards.

    Why use Taps anyways? I thought that was reserved for funerals and the "Final roll call".
     
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    Hmmmm, I also still have mixed feelings after going through basic there.....
    The years go by and I tend to only remember the "better" things.

    Kent
     
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    Been a long time since my service days, but if I am not mistaken, Revele was played in the morning, I believe at 0600 hrs and final Revele was at 1800hrs, then Taps at 2300hrs. 2300 was also known as "lights out".

    Am I forgetting?? :(
     
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    That sounds a little more aacurate to the Army, but few posts these days play Taps for lights out. Maybe Lackland does it for the trainees? I am closer to the trainee side, at Medina Base road.
     
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    At Ft. Campbell (101st Airborne), it is played everynight also.
     
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    Yeah its for Basic Trainee's, so they know when lights out is. I was over at the Medina side to for EAUC (Enlisted Aircrew Undergraduate Course)
     
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    i think taps was played at 2200 at Ft. Hauchuca
     
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    At Fort Myer it's at 2300. It's supposed to mark lights out (or rack time). In fact, I think it was 2100 at Benning as well...
     
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    I don't remember any horns playing at anytime, just lots of yelling. But, then again I took basic at Amarillo, TX.
     
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    They play taps to signal that we've killed another day and will never get it back. I did my time in Lackland. Our squadron was called the "awol" squadron. Our bunks were right at the back fence and at some time they must have had some dirtbag try and "escape" acroos the fence. I had a blast at basic, actually gained 30 lbs. :shock:
     
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    I'm currently at Travis AFB in California, and every day at 0700 revele is played, at 1630 retreat is played, and 2200 taps is played. It's been like that here ever since we had our base wide PA system installed back in 2001. they even play the air force song at 1200 on fridays....lol....all of my army buddies get a kick out of it.
     
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    I know that it was done on everywhere that I was stationed (did 20 years). There are several bugle tunes that are played at different times of the day with different meanings.
    Oh, spent a little time at Lackland too for Dog Handler school.
     
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    was stationed at schofield barracks, hi, 25th id... heard em play taps from division at 2300 every night
     

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