Welcome usmcshepherd and thank you for your service. My dad was in 3rd Armored start to finish in WWII, then he joined the Air Force and finished out with 27 years. I loved the Marines and was drafted but spent all of my time in the Air Force 27 years, 11+ years Enlisted and the rest as an Officer, gave me a better perspective I think.. Funny, I did finish the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. I am sure the live valve will be a hoot and you will have a ball with it. Do keep us posted I look forward to seeing pictures of it. Again welcome!