N 38° 52.111' W 77° 03.974' (WGS84)
Coordinates in Other Systems
Location: United States > Virginia
Cache Type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date Hidden: 26 September 2010
Date Created: 26 September 2010
Last Modified: 09 October 2010
The listed coordinates will bring you to the most prominent feature of the Air Force Memorial - the three spires.
The three stainless steel spires soar skyward, the tallest reaching a height of 270 feet. The three spires evoke the image of the precision “bomb burst” maneuver performed by the Thunderbirds.
The three spires also represent the three core values of the Air Force - integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all that is done - and the Air Force’s total force - active, guard and reserve.
Somewhere on the grounds of the Memorial is a quote by General "Tooey". In order to claim a find, e-mail me with this general's full name (as given at the Memorial) and the text of his quote.
In addition, in order to log a find, you need to have physically visited this cache's location. In other words, please no armchair logging.
Check http://www.airforcememorial.org/memorial/location.asp for hours and directions. When this cache was created the hours were 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. April 1 – September 30 and 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. October 1 – March 31. There is a posted guard and I would not suggest attempting this cache outside of operating hours.
17 April 2014 Mr.Yuck Found it
31 May 2013 DePhogration Found it
11 December 2010 DudleyGrunt Found it
23 October 2010 sfcchaz Found it
29 September 2010 nighthawk700 Found it
I'm glad I checked before coming in at 6:15 in the morning. :-) I mananged to get out of the office for a quick trip over to the memorial later on and after searching around a little bit, finally found the appropriate quote. With a virtual, it's hard to say "First to Find" but I found it approximately 10:35 am, 9/29/10.
I went to this memorial previously for a different Geocache, and it's still breath-taking to view. I remember watching it being built, seeing the pillars go up. What a sight!
Thanks for another reason to get out here, Rob3k