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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina ~ 02 APR 2013
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 04/01/2013 5:59:58 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina

Shaw Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing (20 FW). It is also home to Headquarters, Ninth Air Force (9 AF) and Headquarters, United States Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF). The mission of the 20 FW is to provide, project, and sustain combat-ready air forces. It is the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing.

Today's 20th Fighter Wing can trace its lineage to 28 July 1947, when the 20th Fighter Wing, began at Shaw Field, South Carolina, as a Ninth Air Force unit. Components of the new fighter wing included the 20th Maintenance and Supply Group, the 20th Airdrome Group, and the 20th Station Medical Group (later Tactical Hospital).

 The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.

The Fighting Falcon is a dogfighter with numerous innovations including a frameless, bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while under high g-forces, and reclined seat to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot.

It was also the first fighter aircraft deliberately built to sustain 9-g turns. It has a thrust-to-weight ratio greater than one, providing enough power to climb and accelerate vertically – if necessary.

Read More About Shaw Air Force Base And The History Of The 20th Fighter Wing HERE!

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1 posted on 04/01/2013 5:59:58 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!








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)

2 posted on 04/01/2013 6:00:12 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

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


Friendship

April 2, 2013

Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. True friends seek a special kind of good for their friends: the highest good, which is that they might know God and love Him with all of their heart, soul, and mind. German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “The aim of friendship is exclusively determined by what God’s will is for the other person.”

Jonathan, David’s friend, is a sterling example of true friendship. David was in exile, hiding in the Desert of Ziph, when he learned that “Saul had come out to seek his life” (1 Sam. 23:15). Jonathan went to Horesh to find David. The significance of this scene lies in Jonathan’s intent: He helped David find strength in God or, as the text puts it, he “strengthened his hand [grip] in God” (v.16).

That is the essence of Christian friendship. Beyond common interests, beyond affection, beyond wit and laughter is the ultimate aim of sowing in others the words of eternal life, leaving them with reminders of God’s wisdom, refreshing their spirit with words of His love, and strengthening their grip on God.

Pray for your friends and ask God to give you a word “in season” to help them find renewed strength in our God and His Word.

Dear Lord, thank You for loving us. May Your love
compel us to show love to others. Give us
sensitivity to Your Spirit that we might know how
to encourage them in their walk with You.
A true friend is a gift from God and one who points us back to Him.

Read: 1 Samuel 23:14-18

A friend loves at all times. —Proverbs 17:17
Bible in a Year:
Judges 16-18; Luke 7:1-30


3 posted on 04/01/2013 6:00:14 PM PDT 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
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


4 posted on 04/01/2013 6:00:47 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: All

5 posted on 04/01/2013 6:00:56 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: ConorMacNessa
Howdy ConorMacNessa! Permission granted!

FIRST!!

6 posted on 04/01/2013 6:02:22 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: The Mayor
Good evening to you Mayor!

SECOND!!

7 posted on 04/01/2013 6:03:30 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe




Good evening, Lauren!

***HUGS***



Great to see you this evening! Thanks very much for tonight’s Road Trip to Shaw AFB, South Carolina!








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)

8 posted on 04/01/2013 6:04:28 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Howdy Hope!

THIRD!!

9 posted on 04/01/2013 6:04:48 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: ConorMacNessa

It’s great to see you ConorMacNessa, and thank you for the lovely greeting.

Texas bluebonnets are starting to bloom here in North Texas, and we have had near perfect weather for some beautiful blue blooms.

Have a great week!

*HUGS*


10 posted on 04/01/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hello there, Conor!


11 posted on 04/01/2013 6:08:23 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata
Good evening, Laplata!

Welcome to the Canteen! I hope you enjoy your stay!



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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)

12 posted on 04/01/2013 6:13:32 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laplata; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...
Attention the Canteen!

Laplata is an Army Vet - Screaming Eagle - 71-72 in 'Nam.

Please give him a warm Canteen Welcome!





Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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)

13 posted on 04/01/2013 6:17:20 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hi Everybody!

(((((HUGS)))))

(I got cancelled twice and Stood up once today...I guess that’s S. Florida’s version of April Fools)


14 posted on 04/01/2013 6:17:29 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks very much, Conor....and everyone!


15 posted on 04/01/2013 6:19:14 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina ~

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16 posted on 04/01/2013 6:19:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: laplata

A warm Texas Howdy to you laplata, and welcome to the Canteen!

Thank you for your service to our Country!


17 posted on 04/01/2013 6:25:00 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


18 posted on 04/01/2013 6:25:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site

Good evening to you left that other site!

Glad you made it!

*HUGS*


19 posted on 04/01/2013 6:25:51 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi MA!

*HUGS*

Hope you’re having a decent Monday.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 6:26:45 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML!

*HUGS*

*Great to see you this evening!



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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)

21 posted on 04/01/2013 6:28:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Sgt. Tristan M Wade, USA, 573rd Clearance Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion, KIA Afghanistan 22Mar2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be." (1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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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)

22 posted on 04/01/2013 6:30:52 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe; ConorMacNessa

If only people would call and cancel the night before...I could bunch up the other lessons and get home to Linda-The-Dog hours earlier. But when they do things at the last minute like that, i have to drive around boca for hours with nothing to do.

Oh well, at least i have a job! LOL.


23 posted on 04/01/2013 6:33:49 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 6:34:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Mike’s Oyster Bar!!


25 posted on 04/01/2013 6:35:00 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...did you have a good day? Sun? More daffodils making an appearance?

Melting weather here....and even some sun too.


26 posted on 04/01/2013 6:39:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!








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)

27 posted on 04/01/2013 6:39:55 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hi Conor!


28 posted on 04/01/2013 6:40:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Great road trip, Lauren! (((hugs)))

I start my road trip back home from Missouri tomorrow...first back to OKC tomorrow then home on Wednesday. I’m ‘bout tripped out for now! LOL!


29 posted on 04/01/2013 6:42:25 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A good day, thanks! The daffodils are starting to come on strong. On another front, I start work with a new agency this Wednesday.

Our high today was in the high 60's - beautiful day, although a bit windy.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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)

30 posted on 04/01/2013 6:42:48 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hi Laplata and Welcome. Just to let you know practically my whole family served in Vietnam and Iraq. My dad flew Corsairs off a bird farm, my uncle was a Huey pilot and two brothers served in Iraq; one was a chopper pilot the other a weapons officer. Anyway, Welcome!!


31 posted on 04/01/2013 6:42:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good evening, lauren...*HUGS*

A wild and wooly Monday! But I made it. Finally got through all the emails from when I was gone.

Headed home now. My sis is here from California for a few days.

Are you getting a break from work? Maybe normal hours?


32 posted on 04/01/2013 6:42:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thanks very much, laurenmarlowe.


33 posted on 04/01/2013 6:43:57 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: SkyDancer
Good evening, Janey!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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)

34 posted on 04/01/2013 6:44:23 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Howdie From You Know Where!!!

Now This Is Flying

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35 posted on 04/01/2013 6:45:02 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All
I'm also away for a while - have to pick my son up from work. Will be back soon.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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)

36 posted on 04/01/2013 6:45:33 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Pants pressed? Shoes shined? Tie picked out? Any closer to home?

We made it to the 40s! WET! WET! WET!


37 posted on 04/01/2013 6:47:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Safe trip....


38 posted on 04/01/2013 6:47:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Ya, just peeking in here and there - leaving my mark.


39 posted on 04/01/2013 6:48:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: TomServo

I will be in Sumter this summer, will have to check it out!


40 posted on 04/01/2013 6:48:28 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; AZamericonnie

Princess is crawling and has her 1st tooth coming in (bottom front).


41 posted on 04/01/2013 6:49:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LUV W

Howdy LUV! It’s great to see you.

*HUGS*

You have a safe trip, enjoy the kiddos, and check in when you can!


42 posted on 04/01/2013 6:50:21 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: SkyDancer

Thank you, SkyDancer.

My Dad was in CBI Theater of War and Occupation of Japan.

I have three brothers who served.

Thank your family and Welcome Home.

Maybe I caught a few rides on one of your Uncle’s Slicks (Hueys).

Thank you.


43 posted on 04/01/2013 6:50:23 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Have a safe trip home, glad you sister is here for a few days. Enjoy your visit! Thoughts and prayers continue for you and your family dear one.

Two more big shows in the next 30 days, then a good 6 month vacation east to see the wee ones. Family is growing again, baby #5 is on the way too. Two babies this Fall, and I cannot miss that!

And, our TC shoot comes up the first of June, and that will be a blast (literally)!

Hope to get some FReeper visits in while I am on the extended trip east, some folks I have not seen in a few years, and need to hook up for a good chat.

I am so ready to hit the road!

Y’all have a great week.

Love ya MA!

*HUGS*


44 posted on 04/01/2013 6:59:51 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Shaw AFB was the last remote CONUS ( Contenetal United States ) tour until the early 70s.

IDK if it's still there, but back in the 80s they had a B-66 ( the same plane from the movie “BAT 21” ) on static display in front of the entrance to Shaw. It only flew once. On it's first flight, the pilot tried a roll in it. Plane wasn't designed for that. Strained most every fastener and warped the airframe so bad that it never flew again. Was said that the pilot ended up in Leavenworth Federal prison. That roll was forbidden by regs.

45 posted on 04/01/2013 7:05:12 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



SFC James F. Grissom, USA, 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Died 21Mar2013 of Wounds Sustained in Afghanistan 18Mar2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be." (1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
(Click)









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)

46 posted on 04/01/2013 7:21:53 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Trousers pressed. I don't wear regular shoes anymore - I wear black athletic shoes. I'll probably wear my Single Malt Scotch tie.

We're back in the lower 40's on our way to 30.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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)

47 posted on 04/01/2013 7:29:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



SGT Michael C. Cable, USA, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, KIA Afghanistan 27Mar2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be." (1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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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)

48 posted on 04/01/2013 7:36:56 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laplata
Your official welcome....we have a new thread each day.
The ping is around 5p Alaska time (9p Eastern) Monday thru Friday evenings
...and around 4pm Alaska time (8p Eastern) on Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Welcome to the Canteen, laplata, where we honor our troops, our veterans, their families, and our allies every day. We are here 24(mostly)/7/365 to provide a place for our military to stop in, pull up a chair, enjoy a joke, hear a song (requests taken), read some history, enjoy a cyber meal (no calories), hear about our families lives, join in the silliness, and just relax.

All who honor our troops, veterans, their families, and our allies are welcome to join in the every day honoring. We have serving troops, veterans, family members, allies, and those who just wish to help honor them here every day.

Politics is kept to a bare minimum, as there are plenty of threads on FR to choose from, and we are family friendly.


49 posted on 04/01/2013 7:52:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: laplata
Thank you, laplata, for your service to our country.


50 posted on 04/01/2013 7:56:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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