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#1 Niki Mundo

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:54 PM

I need a "military" humvee for a film, not a H3 or civilian model. I live in Seattle, can I rent them from a nearby army or air force base?
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#2 Daniel Sheehy

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:12 AM

Have you asked your nearby Army or Air Force base directly? I'm sure they get such requests occasionally.

Edited by Daniel Sheehy, 30 October 2007 - 12:16 AM.

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#3 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:39 AM

http://armytrucks.com/ is where we got our military vehicles on my last project. I don't know if they will transport or have resource out your way though.
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#4 Adam Thompson

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:18 PM

I need a "military" humvee for a film, not a H3 or civilian model. I live in Seattle, can I rent them from a nearby army or air force base?


Don't be rediculous. You can not rent active military vehicles. <_<
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#5 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:28 AM

All you can do is ask. They might make one available with their personnel, but I can't see them renting one without their people. From experience with the British military, they may or may agree, they may or may not charge, depending on any number of factors, the first being how they react towards you and your film.

The worst they can do is say no.
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#6 Hal Smith

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:38 AM

All you can do is ask. They might make one available with their personnel.............The worst they can do is say no.

Agreed, back in my sports car racing days I was at races where the local National Guard had a medivac copter and crew in the pits in case of a bad wreck requiring transport to a hospital. For them it was a good "hot" drill if they did have to make a run - and a day at the races if they didn't.

If you've got a large military installation near you the first person to talk to is the PIO (Public Information Officer). At a smaller outfit ask for the Commander, you'll end up talking to his/her aide or First Sergeant. (The his/her is absolutely essential, we've had a female Commanding General here in OKC at Tinker Air Force Base - one of the Air Force's largest logistics and maintenance installations. The Millenium has definitely arrived in the military!).
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#7 Douglas Sunlin

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 12:51 PM

Agreed, back in my sports car racing days I was at races where the local National Guard had a medivac copter and crew in the pits in case of a bad wreck requiring transport to a hospital. For them it was a good "hot" drill if they did have to make a run - and a day at the races if they didn't.

If you've got a large military installation near you the first person to talk to is the PIO (Public Information Officer). At a smaller outfit ask for the Commander, you'll end up talking to his/her aide or First Sergeant. (The his/her is absolutely essential, we've had a female Commanding General here in OKC at Tinker Air Force Base - one of the Air Force's largest logistics and maintenance installations. The Millenium has definitely arrived in the military!).

I worked in Navy Public Affairs in a previous life. Yes, get in touch with the public affairs officer. Emphasize your professionalism and they will give you the same back, I am sure.

Edited by Douglas Sunlin, 31 October 2007 - 12:51 PM.

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#8 Bob Hayes

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:23 PM

Shooting actors with real bullets, shooting up and burning vehicles that aren?t yours and the returning them, driving a Humvie all day and not paying for it. I have the perfect site for you.

http://www.marines.c...shRedirect=true
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#9 Douglas Sunlin

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 02:44 PM

I am really looking forward to his movie.
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 11:33 AM

Contact the Public Affairs office at the nearest Army Base, and tell them what you want.

They won't just give you a military vehicle, the military requires anyone that drives one to go threw training and for insurance purposes has to be in the service.

But what you can hopefully do is get the Public Affairs office to find a unit that will supply you with a unit that has the time to spare to let you film some shots of a humvee with one of their guys driving it of course. I don't know how much footage you need and what all you need this humvee to be doing.
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#11 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 11:47 AM

Tyler, you need to go to My Controls and edit your Display Name to a real first and last name, as per the forum rules listed when you registered. Thanks.
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#12 William A Chapman Jr

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 02:10 PM

I need a "military" humvee for a film, not a H3 or civilian model. I live in Seattle, can I rent them from a nearby army or air force base?


Check with Ft Lewis, the old commander used to allow it but he's over seas now. I don't know if the new commander still allows it or not.

Heres the website http://www.lewis.army.mil/index.asp
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#13 Niki Mundo

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:50 PM

Thanks Mr. William A Chapman Jr! I will email them..
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#14 Lee Maisel

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:30 PM

I rent HMMWV's out for movies, but skedaddle is a bit too far for me, I will check with some of the people I know if you're still looking.

A place to look is G503.org and mvpa.org


you can see my hmmwv at http://dynasytes.com/hummer/hmmwv
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