Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas ~ 20 OCT 2009
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 10/19/2009 6:00:08 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas

The Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) is a United States Army installation located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. PBA is one of the six Army installations in the United States which stores chemical weapons. PBA supplies specialized production, storage, maintenance and distribution of readiness products, and delivers technical services to the Armed Forces and Homeland Security.

PBA also designs, manufactures and refurbishes smoke, riot control, and incendiary munitions, as well as chemical/biological defense operations items. It serves as a technology center for illuminating and infrared munitions and is also the only place in the Northern Hemisphere where white phosphorus munitions are filled. Its Homeland Security mission includes first-responder equipment training and surveillance of prepositioned equipment.

PBA satisfies the Department of Defense’s peace time and replenishment requirements by providing the U.S. and allied forces with critical products and services that are primarily unavailable from other sources.

PBA also provides specialized training and logistical support for the Department of Homeland Security. PBA’s core primary missions include: conventional ammunition, chemical biological defense, engineering and technical support, mobile and powered systems support and base operations support to numerous tenant activities. Also a conventional depot, PBA has 1.3 million square feet of storage capacity with over 75,000 tons of inventory.

PBA has the capability to produce, renovate and store over 60 different conventional ammunition products ranging in caliber from 440 mm to 175 mm. 85 percent of these products are produced only at PBA. The Arsenal’s specialties include production of munitions containing payloads for smoke (signaling, spotting and obscuration), non-lethal, riot control, incendiary, illumination and infrareduses.

Smoke payload capabilities include white phosphorous, red phosphorous, terephathalic acid (TA) and hexaclorethane (HC) for both munitions and grenades. PBA is the only facility with the capability to fill white phosphorous munitions. The Arsenal is capable of producing munitions designed to provide friendly forces the capability to stop, confuse, disorient or momentarily deter a potential threat without use of deadly force.

Chemical/biological defense is a growing field of expertise at PBA. The Arsenal’s leadership in the field of protective mask fabrication, repair and recertification dates back to the late 1970s. Today, PBA is the Army’s sole facility for the repair and rebuild of the M17 series,
M9A1, M24, M25A1 and M40 masks as well as the M20 breathing apparatus. The Arsenal fabricates, fits, and tests chemical biological protective filters in various sizes and configurations.

CB Defense industrial capabilities at PBA include the manufacture of personnel and equipment decontamination kits; repair, renovation and testing of chemical protective clothing; and the rebuild and calibration of defensive chemical test equipment. Since the nation’s increased focus on homeland defense, PBA has initiated programs for the training of civilian first responders and providing CB Defense technical equipment assistance and training for local jurisdictions.

Learn More About Pine Bluff Arsenal 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

 

 



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: canteen; chemicalweapons; nationalsecurity; pinebluff; troopsupport; usarmy
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-133 next last

1 posted on 10/19/2009 6:00:12 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


2 posted on 10/19/2009 6:06:31 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

In.


3 posted on 10/19/2009 6:07:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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

October 20, 2009
How To Help Those Who Hurt
Now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. —1 Corinthians 13:13

When I have asked suffering people, “Who helped you?” not one person has mentioned a PhD from a prestigious seminary or a famous philosopher. All of us have the same capacity to help those who hurt.

No one can package or bottle the “appropriate” response to suffering. If you go to the sufferers themselves, some will recall a friend who cheerily helped distract them from their illness. Others think such an approach insulting. Some want honest, straightforward talk; others find such discussion unbearably depressing.

There is no magic cure for a person in pain. Mainly, such a person needs love, for love instinctively detects what is needed. Jean Vanier, who founded the L’Arche movement for the developmentally disabled, says: “Wounded people who have been broken by suffering and sickness ask for only one thing: a heart that loves and commits itself to them, a heart full of hope for them.”

Such a love may be painful for us. But real love, the apostle Paul reminds us, “Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor. 13:7).

As is so often His pattern, God uses very ordinary people to bring about His healing. Those who suffer don’t need our knowledge and wisdom, they need our love.

O brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother!
Where pity dwells, the peace of God is there;
To worship rightly is to love each other,
Each smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer. —Whittier

They do not truly love who do not show their love. —Shakespeare


Bible in One Year: Isaiah 59-61; 2 Thessalonians 3


4 posted on 10/19/2009 6:07:59 PM PDT by The Mayor (The character of your children tomorrow depends on what you put into their hearts today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: laurenmarlowe
Do not meddle in the affairs of DRAGONS.

For you are crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

5 posted on 10/19/2009 6:10:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laurenmarlowe; John Robinson; Admin Moderator

FR is acting weird.


6 posted on 10/19/2009 6:13:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

Thanks, unique, for the road trippers!

Road Trip: Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas
Barking Sands, Hawaii



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.

CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREAD



CLICK FOR Current local times around the world

CLICK FOR local times in Seoul, Baghdad, Kabul,
New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Anchorage


To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast
in keeping the Canteen doors open.

The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.


7 posted on 10/19/2009 6:13:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SandRat; John Robinson
John WAS/MAY STILL BE working on the non-functioning FReepmail.

Now it is taking multiple tries to get a reply box....

PERSEVERENCE!!!

8 posted on 10/19/2009 6:15:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: laurenmarlowe
Aloha Lauren!

I needed to get out tonight....but Arkansas?
9 posted on 10/19/2009 6:16:29 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas

GO TO BED BEFORE YOU FALL ASLEEP AT YOUR KEYBOARD!!!


10 posted on 10/19/2009 6:17:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laurenmarlowe

Evening Lauren, Hugs.


11 posted on 10/19/2009 6:20:25 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

IN!


12 posted on 10/19/2009 6:20:28 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- Please pray for our troops!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: BIGLOOK

But look at all those pretty colors.....


13 posted on 10/19/2009 6:21:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

Evening Sandy.

Nifty Graphic.


14 posted on 10/19/2009 6:38:10 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: laurenmarlowe

OOPS!!! I messed up the ping title.


15 posted on 10/19/2009 6:38:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening Kathy, Hugs.

Freepmail just worked for me..coulda been a fluke.


16 posted on 10/19/2009 6:39:10 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska; U S Army EOD
Aloha Night Owl!

We'd have to pop smoke if we got in trouble....the trouble was remembering which color to pop on any given day.

Willie Pete was a tricky friend.

Thermite grenades were standard issue but never ever on the air craft.

I'm turning this over to Army EOD if he'll join us. He's the pro.
17 posted on 10/19/2009 6:39:56 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: BIGLOOK

Evening BigLook.

Did you call your Aunt Gloria?


18 posted on 10/19/2009 6:40:20 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: PERKY2004

Evening Perky, Hugs.


19 posted on 10/19/2009 6:40:58 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy; tongue-tied; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
AbnSarge USA
Allegra
aviator USAF
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
COL Mike (gpapa)
CMS USA
ConorMacNessa USN USMC
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
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
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Alan USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
PFC Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Pvt Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
William USA (jackv)

 



20 posted on 10/19/2009 6:40:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TASMANIANRED

HiYa TAZ

Thought is went well with the Crest Symbol for the Army Chemical Corps - the Green Dragon.


21 posted on 10/19/2009 6:41:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: laurenmarlowe

Oooooo...all the pretty...and probably deadly...colored
smoke!

Thanks for the great thread....I KNOW how hard you worked on it! LOL!

God bless the troops!


22 posted on 10/19/2009 6:45:15 PM PDT by LUV W (2010 is Conservatives' to win....or lose. So....LET'S WIN!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 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~


23 posted on 10/19/2009 6:45:50 PM PDT by AZamericonnie ("Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BIGLOOK; U S Army EOD
Thermite grenades were standard issue but never ever on the air craft.

This sounds like a wise decision.

Is the color indicative of the trouble, or the given day?

24 posted on 10/19/2009 6:46:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

LOL! Love that!


25 posted on 10/19/2009 6:46:53 PM PDT by LUV W (2010 is Conservatives' to win....or lose. So....LET'S WIN!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for reminding us of all our Canteen heroes....and indeed, ALL our heroes around the world!


26 posted on 10/19/2009 6:47:56 PM PDT by LUV W (2010 is Conservatives' to win....or lose. So....LET'S WIN!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: redrock; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


27 posted on 10/19/2009 6:48:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv....make it home safe and sound? Tired?


28 posted on 10/19/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: laurenmarlowe

Great Job Lauren!


29 posted on 10/19/2009 6:50:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BIGLOOK

Hey! there is fall foliage in the Ozarks now!


30 posted on 10/19/2009 6:52:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: TASMANIANRED
Aloha Taz!

Didn't get through to Aunt Gloria this weekend so I'll try again next Sunday. Maybe she got off the farm for the afternoon ....which means another 30 minutes on the phone while she tells me all about it.
31 posted on 10/19/2009 6:52:56 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: HopeandGlory
And in first, in a struggle....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!


32 posted on 10/19/2009 6:53:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; NYTexan; mylife; TheMom; Allegra

Howdy, Kathy! Yep made it home safe, sound and on time.

And, yes, I am a bit tired. I will probably give up way
before midnight tonight! LOL!

It was a wonderful weekend though, and worth getting tired for!


33 posted on 10/19/2009 6:56:15 PM PDT by LUV W (2010 is Conservatives' to win....or lose. So....LET'S WIN!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: BIGLOOK

Thermite isnt for pretty. Its for destroying ****

It burns hot hot hot


34 posted on 10/19/2009 6:56:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

The Canteen and especially our Troops, are worth the effort . . . ;-)


35 posted on 10/19/2009 6:57:26 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

The smoke is an identifier of friend or foe. Wrong smoke and a Sandy will burn ya.


36 posted on 10/19/2009 6:58:24 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: TASMANIANRED

Good evening, Taz...((HUGS))...I saw a thread and John said he was working on it, but that was hours ago. Hopefully it is all fixed now. I had a TERRIBLE time just getting to make a first post on this thread. I couldn’t even get a reply box.


37 posted on 10/19/2009 7:00:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

You didn’t stay up all night drinking did you? ;)


38 posted on 10/19/2009 7:01:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: mylife
Aloha My!

Yep....and works wonders on com equipment, burn barrels and engine blocks.

Bring your own marshmallows......and wear shades.
39 posted on 10/19/2009 7:02:10 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: BIGLOOK

Perzacktly


40 posted on 10/19/2009 7:03:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

I have to wait til I’m home to see the pictures.


41 posted on 10/19/2009 7:06:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Evening Luvvy, Hugs.

Did the green crocs clean up or did you toss them.


42 posted on 10/19/2009 7:08:49 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie

Evening Connie, Hugs.


43 posted on 10/19/2009 7:09:31 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: mylife

Evening my.


44 posted on 10/19/2009 7:10:13 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: TASMANIANRED

Howdy, Sissy!

(((hugs)))

They didn’t get too bad...I tried to stay out of the deep stuff.
They are in a bag and have a bit of dried mud on them and
need to be sprayed. They were pretty comfy, too!


45 posted on 10/19/2009 7:10:55 PM PDT by LUV W (2010 is Conservatives' to win....or lose. So....LET'S WIN!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: BIGLOOK

I hope you are calling on skype.


46 posted on 10/19/2009 7:11:20 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: SandRat
And working his way into 2nd....Sand snags the silver!


47 posted on 10/19/2009 7:13:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: mylife
So what's this I hear about shooting tennis balls up in Texas, My? Thought the preferred targets were eggs?

They're cheaper too.
48 posted on 10/19/2009 7:13:47 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

50?


49 posted on 10/19/2009 7:13:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

50


50 posted on 10/19/2009 7:14:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-133 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson