Every night, at 2100... Lackland AFB

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    texasm203

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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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    propellerhead

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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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    texasm203

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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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    texasm203

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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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