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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, Arizona ~ 03 DEC 2019
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/02/2019 5:51:02 PM PST by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, Arizona

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Luke Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located 7 miles west of the central business district of Glendale, in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is about 15 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona.

Luke AFB is a major training base of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC), training pilots in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. On 31 March 2011 it was announced that the F-35 Lightning II would replace the F-16 as the primary training aircraft at Luke, although the date of deployment of the new aircraft to Luke and reorganization plans were not announced. On 16 July 2013, the Air Force announced that Luke AFB will house a total of 144 F-35A Lightning IIs.

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The host unit, the 56th Fighter Wing, is tasked to train F-35 and F-16 fighter pilots and maintainers. Historically, the wing graduated more than 400 F-16 pilots and 470 crew chiefs annually. The 56th FW is composed of four groups, 27 squadrons, including six training squadrons. There are several tenant units on base, including the 944th Fighter Wing, assigned to 10th Air Force and the Air Force Reserve. The 56th Fighter Wing also trains more than 700 maintenance technicians each year.

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An integral part of Luke's F-16 fighter pilot training mission is the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range. The range consists of 1,900,000 acres of relatively undisturbed Sonoran Desert southwest of Luke Air Force Base between Yuma and Tucson south of Interstate 8. Overhead are 57,000 cubic miles of airspace where pilots practice air-to-air maneuvers and engage simulated battlefield targets on the ground.

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Roughly the size of Connecticut, the immense size of the complex allows for simultaneous training activities on nine air-to-ground and two air-to-air ranges. The Luke Air Force Base Range Management Office manages the eastern range activities and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma oversees operations on the western portion.

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Learn More About Luke Air Force Base HERE!!

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1 posted on 12/02/2019 5:51:02 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


2 posted on 12/02/2019 5:52:17 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: laurenmarlowe

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


December 3

The Lost Envelope

Bible in a Year:

Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:20

We were on the way home from a visit with family in another state when I found it. I was pumping gas when I noticed a dirty, bulky envelope on the ground. I grabbed it, dirt and all, and looked inside. To my surprise, it contained one hundred dollars.

One hundred dollars that someone had lost and who at that very moment was possibly frantically searching to find. I gave our phone number to the attendants at the gas station in case anyone came back looking for it. But no one ever called.

Someone had that money and lost it. Earthly treasure is often like that. It can be lost, stolen, or even squandered. It can be lost in bad investments or even in a monetary market over which we have no control. But the heavenly treasure we have in Jesus—a restored relationship with God and the promise of eternal life—isn’t like that. We can’t lose it at a gas station or anywhere else.

That’s why Christ told us to store up “treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:20). We do that when we become “rich in good deeds” (1 Timothy 6:18) or “rich in faith” (James 2:5)—lovingly helping others and sharing Jesus with them. As God leads and empowers us, may we store up eternal treasure even as we anticipate our eternal future with Him.

By: Dave Branon

Reflect & Pray

What can you do this week that has eternal implications? How can you better use your earthly treasures as investments for heaven’s good?

Dear God, thank You for everything You’ve given us on this earth—our money, our homes, and more. Help us to hold them loosely while seeking to store up more eternal treasures.


3 posted on 12/02/2019 5:57:59 PM PST by The Mayor (I am outraged at your outrage toward the outrage!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
WOO-HOO, thanks for another great Road Trip, Lauren!
4 posted on 12/02/2019 6:01:26 PM PST by PROCON (Molon Labe)
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To: left that other site
Howdy left that other site!

FIRST!!

5 posted on 12/02/2019 6:03:20 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: The Mayor
Good evening and thank you Mayor!

SECOND!!

6 posted on 12/02/2019 6:04:19 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: PROCON
WOO HOO PROCON!

THIRD!!

7 posted on 12/02/2019 6:04:56 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Sometimes I’m really quick.

Other times...not so much.

LOL.


8 posted on 12/02/2019 6:09:09 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: left that other site

I know the feeling, LOL!


9 posted on 12/02/2019 6:23:38 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

I am actually ready for bed. I was up rather early, shoveling, and then it got really rainy, windy, and cold. We expect snow all night, so I expect tomorrow will be more of the same.


10 posted on 12/02/2019 6:25:55 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; Jet Jaguar; beachn4fun; SandRat; ...

Greetings to all at the Canteen!

To all our military men and women, past and present,

THANK YOU
for your service!


11 posted on 12/02/2019 6:46:09 PM PST by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Howdy, Lauren. Thanks for yet another cool 🚙road 🚖 trip 🚗!!
12 posted on 12/02/2019 6:56:40 PM PST by LUV W (The bravery and dedication of our troops in keeping us safe & free make me proud to be an American!)
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To: laurenmarlowe; radu

All hands crisis here....work hours got uploaded twice! Had to erase ALL hours including any hand entries for the day. Problem fixed, but I have to re-enter my work from the day. *sigh*


13 posted on 12/02/2019 7:17:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Sorry for the late ping....work crisis!

Thanks, unique, for the road trippers!

~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, Arizona ~

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14 posted on 12/02/2019 7:20:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yikes!! Doesn’t sound like a good start to the work week. :-(


15 posted on 12/02/2019 7:35:14 PM PST by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

GO HAWKS!!!!!!


16 posted on 12/02/2019 7:59:03 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: left that other site; The Mayor; PROCON

Wow! You beat The Mayor and PRO? Not an easy feat! LOL!


17 posted on 12/02/2019 8:12:02 PM PST by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: PROCON

Howdy, PRO.

You sure did want to share winter with us, didn’t ya? No snow other than a few flurries this morning but dang, it’s cold!
Pleeeeeeeeease take it back! LOL


18 posted on 12/02/2019 8:13:49 PM PST by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: LUV W

Howdy, LUV.

I hope it’s warmed up a little bit down there by now. Da kittehs are probably tired of holing up in their warm spots and ready to get out and prowl.


19 posted on 12/02/2019 8:16:12 PM PST by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: radu

Lookner is on. You probably already know that. LOL!


20 posted on 12/02/2019 8:22:06 PM PST by LUV W (The bravery and dedication of our troops in keeping us safe & free make me proud to be an American!)
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