Sunday, January 20, 2013

OPFOR Reunion

Photos © Mark M. Hancock /

Jim Worthington, Charlie Schoenberger, Geoff Cottrell and Mark M. Hancock pose for a portrait at the Painted Rocks in Ft. Irwin, Calif. during the A Co. 6/31st Infantry reunion on Sept. 7, 2012.

After more than 25 years since their National Training Center service, former OPFOR soldiers from A Co. 6/31st Infantry reunite on Sept. 6 to 9, 2012. The group's journeys include Freemont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada; the National Training Center and the NASA/JPL Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in Fort Irwin, California; a helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon in Arizona and back to Las Vegas.


Anonymous said...

Mark - great seeing these. As a young E2, I was stationed at the NTC from 1995-1997. Small world.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Hi Roger,
Thanks for your service. :-)
The NTC was close to unrecognizable to us. I'll bet it's changed since you were there as well. I'd suggest hunting down the folks from your unit and planning a 25-year reunion. It was one of the high points of my life.