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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia ~ 10 June 08
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/02/2008 6:00:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia

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Marine Corps Base Quantico is located near Triangle, Virginia. Known as the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps", it is a major Marine Corps training base, covering nearly 100 square miles. The Corps's Combat Development Command is based here, which develops strategies for Marine combat, and makes up most of the community of over 12,000 military and civilian personnel, including families.

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Spaniards visited Quantico 40 years before Jamestown was settled and Captain John Smith explored the Potomac banks in 1608. Tobacco was the main product of early Scottish settlers in the Quantico area, which was the home of many Revolutionary War heroes. American, British and French armies used nearby roads to move from one battlefield to another. During the Civil War, Confederates used the Potomac's banks as gun positions to halt Union traffic on the river. By the 1880s the land had been acquired by speculators, who sold it to the Corps in 1917.

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Prospects of a Pacific War in the 1920s showed a need for revolutionary new tactics and hardware. The techniques of amphibious warfare were conceived and perfected here. Marines at the predecessor of today's Marine Corps Systems Command designed equipment to ensure successful amphibious operations. Quantico aviators developed close-air support tactics to aid troops on the ground.

In 1947, Quantico Marines conceived of carrying troops from ship to shore by helicopter and formed a special squadron to test the idea, Marine Helicopter Squadron One, commonly referred to as HMX-1. The helicopter techniques they used here later proved invaluable during the Korean and Vietnam wars. More recently, Quantico played a large part in the development of V/STOL aircraft and amphibious assault ships.

Learn  More About The History of MCB Quantico Here!

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Since its inception in 1917, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, has been the "frontline of innovation." Marine concepts, doctrine, training, and equipment of the future are initiated aboard the Base. The techniques of amphibious warfare, for which the Corps is renowned, were conceived and perfected here.

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Quantico also serves as the focal point for professional military education. The Marine Corps University provides the academic platform the Corps uses to shape and hone leaders at every milestone of their professional lives. Officers in the Marine Corps begin their careers at the Officer Candidates School and The Basic School. Enlisted marines receive additional leadership training at the University's Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Academy.

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Read More About Marine Corps Base Quantico Here!

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The National Museum of the Marine Corps is the new historical museum of the United States Marine Corps. Designed by Fentress Architects, the exterior design is meant to "evoke the image of the flag raisers of Iwo Jima," an image that is also preserved by the USMC War Memorial. The 100,000 square foot museum is a tribute to the U.S. Marines who have served their country since 1775.

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The National Museum of the Marine Corps preserves and exhibits the material history of the U.S. Marine Corps; honors the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Marines; supports recruitment, training, education, and retention of Marines; and provides the public with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of Marine Corps history.

The National Museum of the Marine Corps will be the centerpiece of a complex of facilities called the Marine Corps Heritage Center. This multi-use, 135-acre campus will include the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park and Chapel; a demonstration area with parade grounds; hiking trails and other outdoor recreational offerings; a conference center and hotel; and an archive facility to restore and preserve Marine artifacts.

Learn More About The National Museum Of The Marine Corps Here

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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 06/02/2008 6:00:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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June 3, 2008
The Search For Justice
I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, iniquity was there. —Ecclesiastes 3:16

A trial has just ended, and the reactions to the verdict could not be more different. The family of the alleged murderer celebrates the declaration of a mistrial due to a legal technicality. Meanwhile, the grieving parents whose daughter has died wonder about a justice system that would allow such a decision. As they stand weeping before a mass of microphones and cameras, they exclaim: “Where is the justice in this? Where is the justice?”

We’ve seen this scenario played out in the news or on TV crime dramas. We instinctively long for justice but cannot seem to find it. The wisest man of his day, Solomon, faced a similar frustration and disappointment. He saw that imperfect human beings could never administer perfect justice. He wrote: “I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, iniquity was there” (Eccl. 3:16).

If all we trusted in were imperfect people, we would lose all hope. But Solomon wisely added in verse 17: “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”

The search for justice can be satisfied only by trusting the God who is always just.

Though sin seems to triumph and wrong conquers right,
Though lies can put justice to flight,
God’s truth is eternal, His Word shows His might,
And He will bring justice to light. —Gustafson

Someday the scales of justice will be perfectly balanced.


Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 10–12; Proverbs 22:9-16


2 posted on 06/02/2008 6:00:30 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In God’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I got this one.

3 posted on 06/02/2008 6:00:43 PM PDT by Radix (Think it is bad now? Wait until you have to press "2" for English!)
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To: Radix

Hi!


4 posted on 06/02/2008 6:01:05 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In God’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor

The Mayor of Bratville!

Nice hit!


5 posted on 06/02/2008 6:01:59 PM PDT by Radix (Think it is bad now? Wait until you have to press "2" for English!)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; tongue-tied; AZamericonnie; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; ..
Please note: This is laurenmarlowe's thread. I am posting as she is working.

Road Trip: Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA



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6 posted on 06/02/2008 6:04:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: sneakers; vigilante2; Jade Falcon; Laurita; txradioguy; tongue-tied; SoldierDad; KB4W; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

AbnSarge USA
Allegra
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
Capt Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Clarinet_King USAF (NerdDad/CDBear)
Col Mike (gpapa)
CMS USA
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
Ev USA (Mozie)
Fred (DocRock)
Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
GulfWar1Vet USA
Jade Falcon USN
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
KB4W USAF (arbee4bush)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Lt David (Coldwater Creek)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
Sgt Dusty USA (MountainDad)
Sgt Sean Reed (preed)
Sgt Spencer USA (grame)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
txradioguy USA
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
William USA (jackv)

 



7 posted on 06/02/2008 6:09:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor; Radix

FR just quit on me.....just me? It’s back now.


8 posted on 06/02/2008 6:10:34 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

Kathy!thanks for the visit to Quantico.


9 posted on 06/02/2008 6:11:45 PM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: All; laurenmarlowe


United States Marine Corps Band~National Anthem


10 posted on 06/02/2008 6:11:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


11 posted on 06/02/2008 6:17:13 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

My son just finished The Basic School at Quantico. He ships out tomorrow to Okinawa.

Neither OCS nor The Basic School are for the feint of heart.

You go in as a boy, and you come out as a Marine Corps Officer.


12 posted on 06/02/2008 6:22:30 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: All

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are, God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

BLESS THIS HOUSE
 Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day; 
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee. 
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13 posted on 06/02/2008 6:23:40 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

Hiccuped on me too...


14 posted on 06/02/2008 6:25:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: All; laurenmarlowe

Crew members of the 31st MEU push a Marine attack squadron's AV-8B Harrier onto the ship's aircraft elevator. Preparing for possible disaster-relief efforts following the catastrophic cyclone that ripped through Myanmar, Marine Attack Squadron 513, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, recently collected and delivered supplies and passports in Thailand to the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group floating off Myanmar's coast. Photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Gabriel S. Weber

Maj. Gen. John F. Kelly (third from left) escorts Iraqis over the Euphrates River, May 24, 2008, on a floating bridge designed to reduce tortuous travel time to outlying communities by up to eight hours. Army, Navy and Marine Corps forces teamed with Iraq's water resource ministry to complete the bridge. Kelly is the commanding general of the multinational force in al Anbar province. Photo: Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey J. Pierce

15 posted on 06/02/2008 6:28:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska; The Mayor; SandRat

*****
*Thank You To All Who Serve Our Country*

Good evening to The Canteen
Thank you, Kathy

16 posted on 06/02/2008 6:29:20 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: SoldierDad; sneakers; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; jackv; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


17 posted on 06/02/2008 6:30:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor
And The Mayor scoots in for 1st...grabbing the gold!!

Thanks, unique, for the WooHoo!


18 posted on 06/02/2008 6:32:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MEG33

HiYa Meg!


19 posted on 06/02/2008 6:33:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Radix; Kathy in Alaska

I thought for sure I would lose 1st when I was having trouble posting... So it wasn’t just you Kathy.


20 posted on 06/02/2008 6:33:46 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In God’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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