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    Re: Trump''s military parade to cost $30 million but no tanks

    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    There you go. But there is still the downside that Trump can't bill the Secret Service expenses at Camp David. A weekend at his own property is much more profitable.
    Actually, most of the security at Camp David is provided by the Marine Corps. He only has a small personal security detail when at the Camp.

    That is because the Camp is actually part of the Thurmont Naval Support Facility.

    Originally built as a WPA project to make a recreation camp for military and Federal agents, it was later taken by FDR and made into a Presidential Retreat called "Shangri-La". Then Ike renamed it to Camp David after his grandson.

    But from 1942 until today, the main security is provided by Marines. They are part of the Presidential Security Detail, headquartered out of 8th & I.

    And during several Administrations, there were proposals to largely abandon Camp David and set up similar arrangements at another location. For JFK it was Hyannis Port. For President Reagan, it was Rancho del Cielo. Bush Sr. had Kennebunkport, Maine and Bush Jr. had Crawford, Texas.

    Trump so far has actually split his time between his resorts in New Jersey and Florida.

    But no matter where they go, Camp David is under close security 24-7, because it is part of an active Naval base.
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    Re: Trump''s military parade to cost $30 million but no tanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    Actually, most of the security at Camp David is provided by the Marine Corps. He only has a small personal security detail when at the Camp.

    That is because the Camp is actually part of the Thurmont Naval Support Facility.

    Originally built as a WPA project to make a recreation camp for military and Federal agents, it was later taken by FDR and made into a Presidential Retreat called "Shangri-La". Then Ike renamed it to Camp David after his grandson.

    But from 1942 until today, the main security is provided by Marines. They are part of the Presidential Security Detail, headquartered out of 8th & I.

    And during several Administrations, there were proposals to largely abandon Camp David and set up similar arrangements at another location. For JFK it was Hyannis Port. For President Reagan, it was Rancho del Cielo. Bush Sr. had Kennebunkport, Maine and Bush Jr. had Crawford, Texas.

    Trump so far has actually split his time between his resorts in New Jersey and Florida.

    But no matter where they go, Camp David is under close security 24-7, because it is part of an active Naval base.

    Something ironic about the US having 'an active Naval base in the landlocked mountains of Maryland!'
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    Re: Trump''s military parade to cost $30 million but no tanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Something ironic about the US having 'an active Naval base in the landlocked mountains of Maryland!'
    Why? Their basic training for decades has been in Illinois.

    Other major facilities are in Indiana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Tennessee, and North Dakota.

    I have known sailors that served in the Navy for 4 years, and never saw the ocean.
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