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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Drum, New York ~ 30 AUG 2011
Serving The Best Troops And Veterns In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 08/29/2011 6:00:38 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Drum, New York

Fort Drum, New York consists of 107,265 acres. Its mission includes command of active component units assigned to the installation, provide administrative and logistical support to tenant units, support to tenant units, support to active and reserve units from all services in training at Fort Drum, and planning and support for the mobilization and training of almost 80,000 troops annually.  Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division.

The division headquarters, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and two Battalion Task Forces from the 4th Brigade Combat Team deployed to Afghanistan in 2006, staying in the country until 2007. The division and brigade served in the eastern region of the country, along the border with Pakistan, fulfilling a similar role as it did during its previous deployment.

During this time, the deployment of the brigade was extended along with that of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, however, it was eventually replaced by the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team which was rerouted from Iraq.



After a one-year rest, the headquarters of the 10th Mountain Division was deployed to Iraq for the first time in April 2008. The division headquarters served as the command element for southern Baghdad, while the 4th BCT operated in Northeast Baghdad under the 4th Infantry Division headquarters from November 2007 until January 2009. The 10th Mountain participated in larger scale operations such as Operation Phantom Phoenix.



The 3rd Brigade Combat Team was slated to deploy to Iraq in 2009, but that deployment was rerouted. In January 2009, the 3rd BCT instead deployed to Logar and Wardak, eastern Afghanistan to relieve the 101st Airborne Division, as part of a new buildup of US forces in that country.

The brigade was responsible for expanding Forward Operating Bases in the region, as well as strengthening US military presence in the region in preparation for additional US forces to arrive.



The 2nd Brigade Combat Team is scheduled to deploy to Iraq in the fall of 2009, as a part of the 2009-2010 rotation to Iraq. The 1st Brigade Combat Team is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in early spring 2010. The Army is currently expanding housing at Fort Drum, hoping to relocate the home base of the 4th Brigade Combat Team from Fort Polk to Fort Drum before 2013.

Learn More About Fort Drum HERE!

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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.

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1 posted on 08/29/2011 6:00:42 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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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


2 posted on 08/29/2011 6:01:13 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Aloha Lauren!
3 posted on 08/29/2011 6:01:13 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: All

4 posted on 08/29/2011 6:01:26 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Woo-Hoo!!

Proudly Supporting The United States Armed Forces!!


5 posted on 08/29/2011 6:01:34 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hey lauren


6 posted on 08/29/2011 6:02:15 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: laurenmarlowe

Camp Drum ...


7 posted on 08/29/2011 6:03:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: PROCON; BIGLOOK; HopeandGlory; Kathy in Alaska

On a long distance call from an old friend from High School...cannot believe this!!!

I’ll check back in a few.

WOO HOO!


8 posted on 08/29/2011 6:04:01 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Hiya Lauren and thanks for tonight's Road Trip!!

A cool 79 here today, Ahhhhhhhh...

9 posted on 08/29/2011 6:04:37 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: SandRat

Evening Sandy, I never made it to Ft. Drum, did you?


10 posted on 08/29/2011 6:06:21 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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11 posted on 08/29/2011 6:07:21 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe

High School....my goodness. Have a good call.


12 posted on 08/29/2011 6:07:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe
Good evening Lauren & thank you for this evening's road trip! *hugs*







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~


13 posted on 08/29/2011 6:08:40 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

Thanks, unique, for the road trippers!

~ Road Trip: Fort Drum, New York ~

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14 posted on 08/29/2011 6:12:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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15 posted on 08/29/2011 6:13:15 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Howdy, ((((Lauren))))

Good to see you this evening! Thanks for a GREAT road trip! :)

I really would love to go back to NY for a longer time to see more,
including Ft. Drum!


16 posted on 08/29/2011 6:17:39 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Fort Drum, New York.


17 posted on 08/29/2011 6:20:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: tongue-tied

{{{{tongue-tied}}}}

Great to see you & how in the world are ya?!


18 posted on 08/29/2011 6:22:40 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hello from Idaho!

*hugs*

Had a nice storm last night/ this morning. Brought some much needed rain and no fires.

God Bless Our Troops!

Went to town yesterday saw black bear, moose and 9 deer.

Fredd didn’t see the moose or bear, did see the deer. I always roll up the window when that happens! He jumped out once already when I first got him. The town turkey may not be around anymore because of that! In hiding from now on!


19 posted on 08/29/2011 6:23:26 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: laurenmarlowe
On a long distance call from an old friend from High School...

Well it's only been a couple of years right?!

How fun....

20 posted on 08/29/2011 6:25:02 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: PROCON

Yep ... twice. Used to be called Pine Camp and then Camp Drum. In WWII it even had a POW compound on it.


21 posted on 08/29/2011 6:25:37 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


22 posted on 08/29/2011 6:26:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

Doing okay, just wanted to stop in and say Hi. Nice to see you too! LOL


23 posted on 08/29/2011 6:30:15 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: tongue-tied

It’s been along time Narmy! You are doing well? Staying out of trouble?:)


24 posted on 08/29/2011 6:39:57 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Doing well AND staying out of trouble. hehehe


25 posted on 08/29/2011 6:41:11 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: tongue-tied

Wow!! Good to see YOU again! Hope all is going well for ya! :)


26 posted on 08/29/2011 6:42:51 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: PROCON

That’s mean...taunting us in the furnace with reports of cool weather! LOL!


27 posted on 08/29/2011 6:45:08 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: LUV W

Hiya LUV! All is well. Hopefully you are doing the same.


28 posted on 08/29/2011 6:50:42 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: tongue-tied
AND staying out of trouble

Well that is no fun at all! lol

29 posted on 08/29/2011 6:50:53 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: tongue-tied

I’m good! Just trying to survive summer in the heat of a Texas summer!

You still enjoying your new home? Got it all fixed up?


30 posted on 08/29/2011 6:52:03 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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Yeah I’ve seen that. Bad heat for sure. Oddly enough, been cooler here than normal with no 100 degree days in August.

Still enjoying it, got some landscaping done but not as much as I’d like. I’ve still got sand as my yard, but it is leveled and weed free.


31 posted on 08/29/2011 6:56:36 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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Evening Luvvy!

No taunting meant..we Oregonians love our coolish summers and when the temps get to 90+, we just melt, we aint used to it!!

Hope you guys get some rain soon!

32 posted on 08/29/2011 7:00:19 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: tongue-tied; LUV W

Ok Luvie....TT has to make room cuz with August temps like that we are gonna have to move in during summer!:)


33 posted on 08/29/2011 7:04:35 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ColdOne

So Phredd thinks he’s a great hunter? :)

That’s a lot of criiters Coldie!


34 posted on 08/29/2011 7:10:53 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

;)


35 posted on 08/29/2011 7:13:40 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: tongue-tied

Well, weed-free is a darn good start! LOL!

We’ve had more 100+ days this year than ever before, I think.
I’m reeeaaaalllly ready for fall! :) Glad you’ve enjoyed
cooler weather, though!


36 posted on 08/29/2011 7:15:43 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

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

Christ Living In Us
August 30, 2011

The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. It is not an easy feat for anyone to accomplish. But Dick Hoyt participated in the race and completed it with his physically disabled son Rick. When Dick swam, he pulled Rick in a small boat. When Dick cycled, Rick was in a seat-pod on the bike. When Dick ran, he pushed Rick along in a wheelchair. Rick was dependent on his dad in order to finish the race. He couldn’t do it without him.

We see a parallel between their story and our own Christian life. Just as Rick was dependent on his dad, we are dependent on Christ to complete our Christian race.

As we strive to live a God-pleasing life, we realize that in spite of our best intentions and determination, we often stumble and fall short. By our strength alone, it is impossible. Oh, how we need the Lord’s help! And it has been provided. Paul declares it with these insightful words, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God” (Gal. 2:20).

We cannot finish the Christian race on our own. We have to do so by depending on Jesus living in us.

With longing all my heart is filled
That like Him I may be,
As on the wondrous thought I dwell,
That Christ liveth in me. —Whittle

Faith connects our weakness to God’s strength.

Read: Galatians 2:15-21

I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness. —2 Timothy 4:7-8
Bible in a year:
Psalms 129-131; 1 Corinthians 11:1-16


37 posted on 08/29/2011 7:16:20 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: AZamericonnie; tongue-tied

Good idea, Connie! I’ll bet he’d entertain us, too. He is
really good at that! :)


38 posted on 08/29/2011 7:17:34 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: PROCON

Thank you, Procon. We were supposed to get rain today, but
not a cloud showed up except little white fluffy..non-rain...ones! *sigh*


39 posted on 08/29/2011 7:19:10 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: PROCON
The Pine Camp POW camp was opened February 1944 and closed May 1946. A total of 976 German POWs were housed there. Chits in 1 and 5 cent denominations were issued. The 1209 S.C.U. camp was also located there.



40 posted on 08/29/2011 7:20:42 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LUV W; AZamericonnie

Well, I can offer the beach for your pleasure. Plenty of sand.


41 posted on 08/29/2011 7:21:19 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: HopeandGlory; BIGLOOK
And tied for first....Nana Hope and Hawaii grab the gold!!


42 posted on 08/29/2011 7:23:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: tongue-tied; AZamericonnie

LOL! Sand I have...I’m ready to see water! LOTS of water! :)

But if you have lots of cool beverages and a shady tree/umbrella, it might be very nice! The company would be awesome!


43 posted on 08/29/2011 7:26:41 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: LUV W

Umbrella I can do, no shady trees yet. Haven’t gotten that far on the ‘scaping yet. (Good Lord, do you know they wanted 35k to do my whole yard?! Can’t afford that.)


44 posted on 08/29/2011 7:32:56 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

45 posted on 08/29/2011 7:50:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hiya Ma!! (((HUGS)))

School's just a few days away, hope we make the deadline!

79 here today, Woo-Hoo, cooler, hope your day was fine!

46 posted on 08/29/2011 7:51:17 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: PROCON
And in second....Pro snags the silver!!


47 posted on 08/29/2011 7:53:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: tongue-tied

Yikes! That is pretty steep for a yard. Just plop some cactuses into the sand, call it zeroscaping and you’ll win prizes. :)

I’ll bet the indoors is looking good, though. Are you enjoying
being retired? Or are you working harder than ever, like most “retirees”?


48 posted on 08/29/2011 8:04:40 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: LUV W

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49 posted on 08/29/2011 8:06:55 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: LUV W

?


50 posted on 08/29/2011 8:07:27 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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