Homeland Security and Military Vehicles – Pictures I Captured while in Kentucky

August 4th, 2012

(SherrieQuestioningAll) – I was in Kentucky this last week.  While driving up there I came across at least 10 different trucks hauling military vehicles going North.  I even came across them in the small town of Winchester Kentucky, which is where I took the first picture of a Homeland Security armored vehicle.

A friend who was driving up the other way through Bowling Green on Interstate 65 to Louisville said he saw about 20 trucks with military vehicles that same day going North too.  I was going up Interstate 75 to Lexington Kentucky.

I then went on a small road to Winchester and passed this Homeland Security truck.  I waited on the side of the road ahead of it to capture the picture.  I was not able to get pictures of all the other military vehicles except for one.  I saw many armored vehicles similar to this Homeland Security vehicle on trucks but they did not say Homeland Security on them.

Coming back yesterday (Saturday 28th) I saw more going North again.

I know there are military bases around but it sure does seem they are moving a lot of vehicles right now and they were all going North.  I did not see any going South at all.

Anyone else noticing a lot of moving of military vehicles?  Anyone seeing these Homeland Security vehicles on trucks around the country?

Why were they going through the small town of Winchester Kentucky with it?

 

Edit – Added 5:15 Pm – I was just looking at my pictures closer. I just noticed two things. One there is no license plates on the trucks. Second…. notice how the DHS armored vehicle has a backwards American Flag in front? Why is the flag backwards?

Update. ChrisinMaryville,  Sent me the answer to my question about the Flag.

Why is the flag displayed in reverse on the hood?

When the flag is stationary, the constellation is in the place of honor in the upper left corner.

However, when the flag is attached to something that moves, the constellation is placed to represent the flag being carried forward, so viewed from the starboard side where the “staff/mast” would be at the front of the vehicle with the constellation in the upper right). It’s been this way for a long, long time. At least since immediately prior to WWII.

Source: Sherrie Questioning All

2 Responses to “Homeland Security and Military Vehicles – Pictures I Captured while in Kentucky”

  1. elka Says:

    Not sure if it’s related, but I was in the area near a local base in rural MN this week. We went through the area around 10 a.m. and didn’t see anything unusual, and then on the return trip 4-5 hours later, there were 4 stopped trains along this area. These were longer than the average seen in the area; 2 were mainly black fuel tankers, rough guess would be 200 – 300 of these tankers (may be underestimating) and 2 were closed boxcars / semi-cars. I didn’t pay attention immediately, but these stretched for miles with 2-4 engines on one end of each of these trains (some with 2, one with 4, they were hauling loads!). I don’t live in this area so I don’t know what this is all about, but a friend in that area said activity seems high around the base. I can’t imagine even the storage facility needed for this much fuel at one time – the cars weren’t labeled beyond the ‘flammable / warning’ symbol on the black tankers, and I have no idea how much these hold. Found it curious, most of our trains are ‘normal’ with coal loads / boxcars and easily half the length.

  2. elka maxwell Says:

    I’m sure these are valuable government contracts that have much pressure to be transported by a deadline date.

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