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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii ~ 23 April 2019

    04/22/2019 6:33:03 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is located on the island of Hawaii between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Hualalai Volcanic Mountains. It extends up the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to approximately 6,800 feet in elevation and to about 9,000 feet on Mauna Loa. The training area is about midway between Hilo, on the east coast and the Army landing site at Kawaihae Harbor. The area is the largest DOD installation in Hawaii. The PTA consists of 108,863 acres, of which 24,048 are leased by the Army...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Lee, Virginia ~ 15 April 2019

    04/15/2019 6:01:31 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 19 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Lee, VirginiaFort Lee, in Prince George County, Virginia, United States, is a United States Army post and headquarters of the United States Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM)/ Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE), the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, the U.S. Army Ordnance School, The U.S. Army Transportation School, the Army Logistics University (ALU), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and the U.S. Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA).The long-term physical improvements that proceeded at a steady pace at Fort Lee over the last half century received a major boost when Congress passed Base...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia ~ 09 April 2019

    04/08/2019 6:01:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 31 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Quantico, VirginiaMarine Corps Base Quantico (commonly abbreviated MCB Quantico) is a United States Marine Corps installation located near Triangle, Virginia, covering nearly 55,148 acres of southern Prince William County, Virginia, northern Stafford County, and southeastern Fauquier County. Used primarily for training purposes, MCB Quantico is known as the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps".The U.S. Marine Corps' Combat Development Command, which develops strategies for U.S. Marine combat and makes up most of the community of over 12,000 military and civilian personnel (including families), is based here.  It has a...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Camp Mabry, Texas ~ 19 February 2019

    02/18/2019 6:04:29 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Camp Mabry, TexasCamp Mabry is a military installation in Austin, Texas that houses the headquarters of the Texas Military Forces and the Texas Military Forces Museum. Established in 1892, Camp Mabry is the third-oldest active military installation in Texas, behind Fort Sam Houston and Fort Bliss. It was named for Brigadier General Woodford H. Mabry, the Adjutant General of Texas when the camp was founded. The camp was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.The facility has served a variety of military purposes since its establishment. It was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Red River Army Depot, Texas ~ 12 February 2019

    02/11/2019 6:06:54 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 38 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Red River Army Depot, TexasThe Red River Army Depot (RRAD) is an 15,835-acre facility located 18 miles west of Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie County. The facility has over 3,000,000 square feet of storage capacity. RRAD was activated in 1941 to create an ammunition storage facility. The depot was supposed to be deactivated after the findings of the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. However, the depot remained open after the commission changed its mind. The depot was once again slated for closure upon recommendation from the 2005 BRAC commission, but has remained...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Camp Bullis, Texas ~ 05 February 2019

    02/04/2019 6:06:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Camp Bullis, TexasCamp Bullis Military Training Reservation is a U.S. Army training camp comprising 27,990 acres in Bexar County, Texas, USA, just northwest of San Antonio. Camp Bullis provides Base Operations Support and Training Support to Joint Base San Antonio. The camp is named for Brigadier General John L. Bullis. Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley make up the Leon Springs Military Reservation. Camp Bullis is used primarily as maneuvering grounds for U.S. Army, Air Force and Marines combat units. It is also utilized as a field training site for the various...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: NAS Kingsville, Texas ~ 29 January 2019

    01/28/2019 6:01:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 30 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Kingsville, TexasNaval Air Station Kingsville or NAS Kingsville (NASK) is a United States Navy Naval Air Station located approximately 3 miles east of Kingsville, Texas in Kleberg County. NAS Kingsville is under the jurisdiction of Navy Region Southeast and is the headquarters of Training Air Wing Two. Founded in 1942 as Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Kingsville, it served nearby Naval Air Station Corpus Christi as an auxiliary field, aiding in training many of the U.S Navy's pilots for World War II. In 1968, the airfield was redesignated...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas ~ 22 January 2019

    01/21/2019 6:01:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Dyess Air Force Base, TexasDyess Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 7 miles southwest of Abilene, Texas. The host unit at Dyess is the 7th Bomb Wing (7 BW) assigned to the Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force. The 7 BW is one of only two B-1B Lancer strategic bomber wings in the United States Air Force, the other being the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.The base is located in the southwest corner of Abilene, TX and is about...
  • O'Rourke blogs from road trip: 'Have been stuck lately. In and out of a funk'

    01/16/2019 1:41:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    TH ^ | - 01/16/19 03:36 PM EST | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) is blogging from his road trip across the country, writing in his latest post that he has "been stuck lately ... in and out of a funk." O'Rourke, who is mulling a 2020 Democratic presidential bid, is traveling the country after losing to Sen. Ted Cruz (R) last year in the closest Senate race the state has seen in decades. "Have been stuck lately," O'Rourke wrote in a Medium blog post Wednesday, noting that he left Congress early this month. "In and out of a funk. My last day of work was January 2nd." "It’s...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas ~ 15 January 2019

    01/14/2019 6:02:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Laughlin Air Force Base, TexasLaughlin Air Force Base is a facility of the United States Air Force located in Del Rio, Texas. Laughlin AFB, the largest pilot training base in the US Air Force, is home to the 47th Flying Training Wing of the Air Education and Training Command. On weekdays, the airfield sees more takeoffs and landings than any other airport in the country.Aircraft flown at Laughlin include the T-6A Texan II, the T-38C Talon and T-1A Jayhawk. Fifteen classes of approximately 20–25 pilots graduate annually.The wing's mission is to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Coast Guard Air Station Houston, Texas ~ 07 January 2019

    01/07/2019 6:01:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Coast Guard Air Station Houston, TexasUnited States Coast Guard Air Station Houston is a United States Coast Guard Air Station located 15 miles southeast of downtown Houston, Texas on board the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base (JRB). Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Houston has provided an all-weather 24/7 Search & Rescue (SAR) coverage capability to the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast since 1963.CGAS Houston operates three MH-65D "Dolphin" helicopters, patrolling an area from the Colorado River at Matagorda Bay, Texas, to White Lake, Louisiana, averaging more than 180 SAR cases a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Campbell, Kentucky ~ 23 October 2018

    10/22/2018 6:02:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Campbell, KentuckyFort Campbell is a United States Army installation located astraddle the Kentucky-Tennessee border between Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The fort is named after William Bowen Campbell, a former Tennessee governor and a Civil War Union brigadier general.Fort Campbell is proud to be the home of the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Fort Campbell is also the home of two Special Operations Command units, the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee ~ 16 October 2018

    10/15/2018 6:05:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, TennesseeArnold Air Force Base (Arnold AFB) is a United States Air Force base located in Coffee and Franklin counties, Tennessee, adjacent to the city of Tullahoma. It is named for General Henry "Hap" Arnold, the father of the U.S. Air Force. There is no longer an active airfield on the base, as the airfield was decommissioned in 2009. Army aviation assets (helicopters) continue to utilize Arnold as part of missions supporting Fort Campbell or the Tennessee Army National Guard.The Arnold Engineering Development Complex operates more than 55 aerodynamic...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina ~ 04 September 2018

    09/03/2018 5:59:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Charleston, South CarolinaJoint Base Charleston is a United States military facility located partly in the City of North Charleston, South Carolina and partly in the City of Goose Creek, South Carolina. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 628th Air Base Wing, Air Mobility Command (AMC).The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force Charleston Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Support Activity Charleston, which were merged on 1 October 2010. A joint civil-military airport, JB Charleston shares runways...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland ~ 28 August 2018

    08/27/2018 6:04:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), the Army's oldest active proving ground, is one of the world's foremost research, development, testing, and training facilities for military weapons and equipment. It is bounded by the Susquehanna and Gunpowder Rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and the AMTRAK Railroad. The Installation occupies more than 72,500 acres in Harford County. Notable for its convergence of talents and abilities, APG encompasses more than 60 different tenant activities representing every facet of technology. Aberdeen Proving Ground is home to 9 major commands and supports 70 tenants,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, MS ~ 21 August 2018

    08/20/2018 6:01:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, MississippiNaval Air Station Meridian or NAS Meridian is a military airport located 11 miles northeast of Meridian, Mississippi in Lauderdale County and Kemper County, and is one of the Navy's two jet strike pilot training facilities.Naval Air Station Meridian trains Sailors and Marines in aviation and technical related fields. It is home to Training Air Wing One, Training Squadron 9, Training Squadron 7, Naval Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One and the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy.The Air Operations Department employs 230 military and civilian...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Andrews, Maryland ~ 31 July 2018

    07/30/2018 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Andrews, Maryland Joint Base Andrews is a United States military facility located in Prince George's County, Maryland. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 11th Wing, Air Force District of Washington (AFDW). In 2009, Andrews Air Force Base and Naval Air Facility Washington were merged to form Joint Base Andrews. The base is named for Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell Andrews (1884–1943), former Commanding General of United States Armed Forces in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. The base is widely known...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort George G Meade, Maryland ~ 24 July 2018

    07/23/2018 6:09:07 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort George G. Meade, MarylandFort George G. Meade, located adjacent to Odenton, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County, is an active U.S. Army installation. The fort, established in 1917, is named for General George Meade, a Union Army general in the American Civil War. It covers 5,067 acres in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.Due to its location near Washington, D.C., it is increasingly being used by government and military tenants like the Defense Information School, the headquarters of the Defense Courier Service, the United States Army Field Band, and an United States Environmental...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Atterbury-Muscatatuck Training Center, Indiana ~ 17 July 2018

    07/16/2018 6:07:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 28 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Atterbury-Muscatatuck Training Center, IndianaThe Atterbury-Muscatatuck boundaries encompass more than 35, 000 acres of training and maneuver space. Within Johnson, Bartholomew, and Brown counties is Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, Indiana, and armed forces reserve training area operated by the Indiana National Guard. The base supports active duty and reserve component training, as well as other local, state, or federal training. Regional National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command, the Joint Staff and other military and civilian organizations also use Atterbury’s facilities. Atterbury’s Advanced Urban Training Facility,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, CA ~ 10 July 2018

    07/09/2018 6:15:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, CaliforniaNaval Weapons Station Seal Beach is a United States Navy weapons and munitions loading, storage and maintenance facility located in Seal Beach, California with detachments in Concord, Fallbrook, and San Diego, all also in California. The command exists to provide base operating support to the Navy's ordnance mission. Command and tenant personnel provide munitions receipt, segregation, inspection, maintenance, storage, issue, and assessment services to Navy operating forces and other Department of Defense and homeland security entities. Overall, the command supports the provisioning of missiles, torpedoes, and...