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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota ~ 20 NOV 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 11/19/2012 6:01:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota

Ellsworth Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base near Rapid City in Meade County and Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. It is home to the 28th Bomb Wing of the Air Combat Command (ACC), operating the B-1B Lancer.

As host wing, the 28th Bomb Wing includes an operations group, a maintenance group, a mission support group, and a medical group. The base controls all air space 40 miles (64 km) around its area, including all landings at nearby Rapid City Regional Airport, Rapid City, South Dakota.

The mission of the 28th Bomb Wing is to put bombs on target. Every Airman in this Wing, whether its maintaining its people, equipment, pulling a trigger or aiming crosshairs, puts bombs on target.

Ellsworth Air Force Base is home to the 28th Bomb Wing, which flies B-1B Lancers and serves as the host unit, providing all essential base operating support services for Ellsworth and combat support services for an Air Expeditionary Wing.

The wing consists of four groups: the 28th Operations Group, 28th Mission Support Group, 28th Maintenance Group and 28th Medical Group.

Air Combat Command is the primary force provider of combat airpower to America's warfighting commands. To support global implementation of national security strategy, ACC operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle-management and electronic-combat aircraft. It also provides command, control, communications and intelligence systems, and conducts global information operations.

As a force provider, ACC organizes, trains, equips and maintains combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime air defense.

ACC numbered air forces provide the air component to U.S. Central and Southern Commands with Headquarters ACC serving as the air component to U.S. Northern and Joint Forces Commands. ACC also augments forces to U.S. European, Pacific and Strategic Commands.

Learn More About Ellsworth Air Force Base HERE!

The South Dakota Air and Space Museum, part of the museum system of the National Museum of the US Air Force, is located in Box Elder, South Dakota, just outside the main gate of Ellsworth AFB. The South Dakota Air and Space Museum serves to educate and entertain the public. Not only does it give information about the history of US Air Force aviation, it promotes South Dakota aviation history.

The museum contains a number of interior and exterior exhibits, including:

25 aircraft ranging from World War Two bomber and transport aircraft to the contemporary B-1B Lancer

4 different missiles, including a Minuteman II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

The South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame

A Missile Procedures Trainer Exhibit

An F-106 interactive aircraft cockpit

A B-1B Cockpit and Offensive/Defensive System Operators Simulator

An exhibit of the Stratosphere Balloon Launch from the early 1930s.

Visit The South Dakota Air And Space Museum HERE!

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

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 11/19/2012 6:01:51 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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

Prayers going up


2 posted on 11/19/2012 6:02:36 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
3 posted on 11/19/2012 6:02:46 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Not Abandoned

November 20, 2012

As Karissa Smith was browsing in a local library with her babbling 4-month-old daughter, an older man rudely told her to quiet her baby or he would. Smith responded, “I am very sorry for whatever in your life caused you to be so disturbed by a happy baby, but I will not tell my baby to shut up, and I will not let you do so either.” The man put his head down and apologized, and told her the story of how his son died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome over 50 years ago. He had repressed his grief and anger all those years.

In Psalm 13, David expressed his grief. He addressed God with raw and honest language: “How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?” (v.1). These questions reflected fears of abandonment. David’s language of distress gave way to a plea for help and reaffirmation of his faith in God’s love for him (vv.3-6). Confidence and firm resolve came alongside the cry of distress.

We all go through dark nights of the soul when we wonder if God has abandoned us. As with David, our aching can give way to joy when we approach God honestly, plead for help, and reaffirm our trust in a God whose love for us will never waver or change.

Christ is the answer to heartache,
Christ is the answer to pain;
Though by all others forsaken,
He at your side will remain. —Elwell
God will never leave us nor forsake us.

Read: Psalm 13

How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? —Psalm 13:1
Bible in a Year:
Romans 5-8


4 posted on 11/19/2012 6:05:07 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

Today’s Canteen ping…...”Road Trip: Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota”.

Please thank laurenmarlowe…she hasn’t made it home from work yet.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 6:07:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; MoJo2001; Soaring Feather; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; MikeWUSAF; ...
I was stationed there bump!


6 posted on 11/19/2012 6:09:16 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: BIGLOOK; The Mayor; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


7 posted on 11/19/2012 6:09:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


8 posted on 11/19/2012 6:13:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; BIGLOOK; All


9 posted on 11/19/2012 6:14:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


10 posted on 11/19/2012 6:16:16 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yay! Only one post this time! :)


11 posted on 11/19/2012 6:17:07 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Freeper friends can you please distribute to others that would be interested reading a good book about a tour in Iraq? This is written by a true hero and if you see some of the details you will agree. I served with the author in Soc Trang Republic of Vietnam he was a helicopter engine mechanic in 1967-1969. He returned to Iraq to serve a year tour 2004-2005 as he was approaching the age of 56 as a platoon sergeant of combat medics. This book deserves to have a wide distribution and the story is touching.

Below are 3 links at the bottom of the page to purchase a book I have just read that I highly recommend.

Biography:
About the Author
Jeff Dahlin was born in Chicago in 1948. His family moved to Tennessee in 1949 and then to Lisle Illinois, a suburb of Chicago in 1954. Dismissed from high school in 1963, the family moved to Oak Park Illinois, where he graduated high school in 1966.Dahlin joined the Army in 1967 and was sent to Vietnam in September 1967 serving until August 1969. He enrolled in college on the GI bill but left school a year and a half later to hitchhike across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America for six years. Working a variety of dead end jobs he settled in Polk County, Tennessee in 1977 and took up a career as a white water river guide.Dahlin joined the National Guard in 1990 and retired as a master sergeant in 2008. He is married and has a daughter in college.

About the book:
Jeff Dahlin wrote Iraq Chronicle while he served as a medical platoon sergeant with l battalion 278 Regimental Combat Team. Beginning with departing from Tennessee with the cheers from hundreds of roadside onlookers to arriving in the sweltering humidity of southern Mississippi for training, Dahlin introduces members of his platoon and as training continues, witnesses the transformation of weekend warriors to full time professional soldiers. Training cumulates at the national training center in southern California with a simulated attack on an Iraqi village followed up by a fruit loop race in a rain swollen ditch during a freak desert storm. Tensions within the platoon begin to arise when the regiment is shipped to Kuwait to prepare for a road march into Iraq. Long lines and a shortage of ammunition, sand storms and civilian contractors add to the stress. Scrap metal salvaged from a landfill to provide “Hillbilly Armor,” for the units vehicles was responsible for the Defense Secretary’s statement that, “You go to war with the Army you have not the Army you want.” Entering Iraq, Dahlin presents vivid first impressions of an alien land and culture. A “welcome to Iraq” roadside bomb hit his convoy only two miles from its destination FOB (forward operating base) Caldwell in Diyala Province. Recounting mounted and foot patrols from a medics point of view, he gives a unique prospective of infantry operations. A night ambush gone bad or Iraqi civilians pleading for medical attention; Dahlin’s account is funny, sad, intriguing and doggedly brings into focus the ongoing tragedy in Iraq.

http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000249950/Iraq-Chronicle.aspx

http://www.amazon.com/Iraq-Chronicle-Jeff-Dahlin/dp/1438901208/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353242714&sr=1-1&keywords=Iraq+chronicles

http://books.google.com/books?id=-4Vj1q1YSqgC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


12 posted on 11/19/2012 6:17:23 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Great road trip, Galz! Not the best time of the year for visiting the Northland, but great trip nonetheless!


13 posted on 11/19/2012 6:19:09 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: darkwing104

Good evening, dduck....love those planes!!

A little colder than Florida?


14 posted on 11/19/2012 6:19:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Elsworth’s air museum is well worth the time and money. I was fascinated by the B29 they have


15 posted on 11/19/2012 6:19:22 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
~ Hi All - Home For The Holidaze! ~

~ Latest Addition To The Family Before Leaving ~

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~ The Baby ~

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~ Home For The Holidays ~

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16 posted on 11/19/2012 6:21:37 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

25 years ago, I was driving through South Dakota, returning to California after visiting my brother at Minot AFB in North Dakota. Out of the corner of my eye out the drivers side window, I saw some movement. It was a B-1. He flew right over my car at about 200 feet. I tried to follow him visually out the passenger side window. He disappeared in seconds. You couldn’t see him. Amazing.


17 posted on 11/19/2012 6:28:45 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I live here.

“Great faces (Rushmore), great places.” (motto on our license plates.)

Very conservative area, beautiful too. Our weather is not nearly as bad as most think. 71 degrees tomorrow. Good shopping, great medical facilites, no state income tax, good airport, some very nice restaurants, low unemployment rate, low crime rate, lots of cultural events and big name concerts, wonderful friendly people.

But, don’t tell anyone. We’re trying to keep it a secret.

I spent six years at Elmendorf AFB. Loved it there, too.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 6:33:03 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: ConorMacNessa; All










PEACE THROUGH SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!











Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 11/19/2012 6:39:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Welcome to the Canteen, Rushmore Rocks....thanks for sharing where you live. And I promise not to tell anyone.

And we thank you for your service to our country.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 7:01:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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