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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 29 MAY 2012
Serving The BEST Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 05/28/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama

Fort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties.

The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise. In the years before the September 11, 2001 attacks, the main post (except airfields and other restricted areas) was an open post with unmanned gates allowing civilians to drive through.

The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the dominant military facility at Fort Rucker. Training, doctrine, and testing are all key parts of the Center's mission to develop Army Aviation's capabilities. All Army Aviation training has been undertaken at Fort Rucker since 1973, as well as training of US Air Force and ally helicopter pilots.

 The Center is home to the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC), which conducts developmental aircraft testing for Army Aviation. The United States Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command's Test and Evaluation Coordination Office and TH-67 primary and instrument training are both located at Cairns Army Airfield.

Operational units on the post include the 1st Aviation Brigade and the 110th Aviation Brigade handling Army Aviation training, and the USAF 23d Flying Training Squadron for the training of Air Force helicopter pilots. Additionally, due to the large number of Warrant Officers stationed there, the Warrant Officer Career Center and the Warrant Officer Candidate School are located at Fort Rucker.

Learn More About Fort Rucker HERE!

The United States Army Aviation Museum, located in South-central Alabama at Fort Rucker, maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world. Public galleries represent the Army's involvement in aviation from the beginning days of the Wright brothers and early combat aircraft from World War I, to the highly technological machines flown by Army Aviators today.

Visit The United States Army Aviation Museum HERE!

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We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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1 posted on 05/28/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: All

2 posted on 05/28/2012 6:00:59 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


3 posted on 05/28/2012 6:02:01 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Aloha Lauren!
4 posted on 05/28/2012 6:04:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

Thanks, unique, for the road trippers!

~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~

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5 posted on 05/28/2012 6:04:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

I live not too far from Ft. Rucker just across the Florida line. I often see the helicopters flying around.

I can remember when the really old people around here called it “Camp Rooker”. I haven’t heard that in a long time.


6 posted on 05/28/2012 6:06:36 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: HopeandGlory
Howdy Hope, and thank you for our Pledge Of Allegiance!

FIRST!!

7 posted on 05/28/2012 6:08:04 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: BIGLOOK
ALOHA BIGLOOK!

SECOND!!

8 posted on 05/28/2012 6:10:08 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi MA!

*HUGS*


9 posted on 05/28/2012 6:11:45 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: yarddog
Good evening to you yarddog!

THIRD!!

10 posted on 05/28/2012 6:13:46 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Any visitors over the weekend? *HUGS*


11 posted on 05/28/2012 6:19:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


12 posted on 05/28/2012 6:22:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thanks, lauren, for our National Anthem...singing along.


13 posted on 05/28/2012 6:24:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Evening, (((Lauren)))

Great road trip! Hope your holiday has been a memorable one!
Are you back home now?


14 posted on 05/28/2012 6:28:59 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Adam USAF (Grumpybutt)
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
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Cannoneer No. 4
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CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
CMS USA
COL Mike (gpapa)
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CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
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Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
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Josh USN (doug from upland)
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Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
KJD USAF (SuzyQue)
Laurita USA
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LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LTjg Gerald USN (Vineyard)
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M1Tanker
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
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Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF (Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
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Navy Chaplain, Lt Nathan Rice (Coldwater Creek)
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SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
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SGT Matt USMC (SuzyQue)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
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SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
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SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
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The Sailor
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Tonkin USN/USCG
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SFC txradioguy USA
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Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 




15 posted on 05/28/2012 6:33:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thank you so much. Spent January 67 thru April 67, doing my AIT traing. Thus came out with a MOS of 67N20. Lots of Memories wife and I lived in the little town of Newton , Alabama about 12 miles South of Dale Entrance. We were from California and it was Oh so cold. ZERO DEFECTS was base motto.


16 posted on 05/28/2012 6:34:54 PM PDT by easternsky
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My Brother was stationed at Ft. Rucker in 68 after coming back from Nam.

He was an Air Traffic Controller. It was great to be on the Flight line and have the Huey's or Cobras come in.

Ed

17 posted on 05/28/2012 6:35:17 PM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Mother Rucker, my Alma Mater. Thank you for posting.

Above the Best!


18 posted on 05/28/2012 6:36:36 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; All
Howdy LUV and all y'all!

Home right now, but hopefully taking off again next week.
Kiddos have been here this last week and through this weekend,
and we are having a blast!

Signing off to go visit with my darlings this evening.
We are all thankful for our freedom because of our
awesome Troops and Veterans.

Hope everyone is doing a-okay! *HUGS*


19 posted on 05/28/2012 6:41:20 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


20 posted on 05/28/2012 6:43:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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