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    Default Re: Super Secret Facility in Altoona.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manxdriver View Post
    Paint scheme looks like Federal Protective Service Police.
    I've seen FPS and DHS vehicles there.

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    Default Re: Super Secret Facility in Altoona.

    This thread is way overdue for some theme music <pinky to lips>

    no size restrictions & screw the limit.

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    Default Re: Super Secret Facility in Altoona.

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    I need to get back out to Altoona so I can stop by Surplus City and resupply on nuts and bolts by the pound again. Last time I stocked up my supply lasted about 10 years.
    Did you know there is one in Carlise? I don't know if that's closer for you though. Also before I read the posts I thought this is where the government made the frogs gay.

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    Default Re: Super Secret Facility in Altoona.

    Quote Originally Posted by spandexlurch View Post
    Did you know there is one in Carlise? I don't know if that's closer for you though. Also before I read the posts I thought this is where the government made the frogs gay.
    I like you, Spandex. You're not like the other people, here in the trailer park.

    no size restrictions & screw the limit.

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    Default Re: Super Secret Facility in Altoona.

    Quote Originally Posted by spandexlurch View Post
    Did you know there is one in Carlise? I don't know if that's closer for you though. Also before I read the posts I thought this is where the government made the frogs gay.
    I was in that one, and it just wasn't the same as the one in Altoona. It seemed more like a regular hardware store than a surplus store. If I recall, it didn't have the selection of hardware by the pound that the Altoona store has/had as well. Of course, I haven't been to the one in Altoona for probably 15 years or so now. Not much reason for me to go up there since Pappy passed away.
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    Default Re: Super Secret Facility in Altoona.

    notice the double fence so they can put dogs in between

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    Default Re: Super Secret Facility in Altoona.

    As of two weeks ago, there is still ample selections of nuts and bolts by the pound. All sorts of other odds and ends
    need a bunch of M16A1 200m zeroing targets?
    a bunch of .99 t-shirts?
    perhaps 2" hemp rope by the 4' spool?

    it's safe to say things probably haven't changed much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftless View Post
    It's Homeland Security.. the old Navy Reserves building. I drilled there as a reservist and then I serviced the phone system a few years later. The mirror under the van thing, the whole security scan... It closed down in the early/mid 1980's as the Navy Reserves building and later opened it as Homeland Security. They made us Airdales start to drill at Pittsburgh airport at our own expense, gas, food, lodging, so I wrote them a nice thanks anyhow letter and left the reserves having fulfilled my 4 X 2 duty requirements. Aviation Ordnancemen Second Class " AO2 Shiftless" Carry on shipmates, may a fair wind fill your sails!
    mid to late '90's I believe was when it closed as a naval reserve center. certainly a drill center all through the '80's.... there was a yeoman at the time active duty there , he retired and went to work for the feds when it re-opened as home and security.he made out like a bandit I think. Dont recall his name , nice guy though. The placed closed as a drill center shortly after they did away with mandatory drills for reservists. The place cleared out after that and they started to send the reservists who were left elsewhere.
    Had a tour in there as a home land security building before someone decided that was a bad idea.
    at the time , they used Hollidaysburg sportsman for a lot of testing.

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    Default Re: Super Secret Facility in Altoona.

    Quote Originally Posted by scoutjoe View Post
    As of two weeks ago, there is still ample selections of nuts and bolts by the pound. All sorts of other odds and ends
    need a bunch of M16A1 200m zeroing targets?
    a bunch of .99 t-shirts?
    perhaps 2" hemp rope by the 4' spool?

    it's safe to say things probably haven't changed much.
    I bought some of them targets. years and years ago I talked to the owner about his lack of surplus military stuff "as compared to when I was a kid"
    he told me , they had a place in maryland and they sent the bulk of the military stuff there as it sold better than up here.

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    Default Re: Super Secret Facility in Altoona.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boondox View Post
    I bought some of them targets. years and years ago I talked to the owner about his lack of surplus military stuff "as compared to when I was a kid"
    he told me , they had a place in maryland and they sent the bulk of the military stuff there as it sold better than up here.
    I know the Altoona store used to have an empty bomb casing hanging from the ceiling right near the register.
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