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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, Delaware ~ 25 OCT 2011
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 10/24/2011 6:05:00 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

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Dover Air Force Base or Dover AFB is a United States Air Force base located two miles south of the city of Dover, Delaware.

Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing (436 AW) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), known as the "Eagle Wing", and the AMC-gained 512th Airlift Wing (512 AW) of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), referred to as the "Liberty Wing". It was the only base to solely operate the massive C-5 Galaxy, with two active flying squadrons (the 3rd Airlift Squadron, which now operates the C-17 Globemaster III, and 9th Airlift Squadron) and two Air Force Reserve flying squadrons (the 326th Airlift Squadron and the 709th Airlift Squadron).

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The 436th Airlift Wing is the active duty military host unit at Dover Air Force Base, which provides command and staff supervision, along with support functions, for assigned airlift providing worldwide movement of outsized cargo and personnel on scheduled, special assignment, exercise and contingency airlift missions.

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The "Eagle Wing" is a subordinate of Eighteenth Air Force headquartered with the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Eagle Wing consists of operations, maintenance, mission support and medical groups and 14 staff divisions. The wing has more than 4,000 active-duty military and civilian employees.

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Home to the C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, the Eagle Wing flies hundreds of missions throughout the world and provides 25 percent of the Nation's strategic airlift capability, projecting global reach to over 100 countries around the globe.

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Read More About Dover Air Force Base HERE!

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During WWII, the 4146 Base Unit was involved in secret rocket development at what was then known as Dover Army Airfield. The building complex where these military secret operations took place was Hangar 1301. From the 1950s to the 1970s, various fighter squadrons called the hangar home. In the 1990s after restoration and placement on the National Register of Historic Places, Hangar 1301 was given new life as the home of the Air Mobility Command Museum.

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The Air Mobility Command Museum is a part of the National Museum of the United States Air Force's field museum system. Air Mobility Command is a major command of the United States Air Force. Its mission is to deliver maximum war-fighting and humanitarian effects for America through rapid and precise global air mobility.

Visit The Air Mobility Command Museum HERE!

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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

 

 



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21 posted on 10/24/2011 7:40:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kathy in Alaska

22 posted on 10/24/2011 7:50:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

23 posted on 10/24/2011 7:52:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

Well, I’m up and running at home, so we will see.

Good evening, AZ...a good Monday for you? *HUGS*

Commute without incident?


24 posted on 10/24/2011 7:56:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hi, everyone. (waving)


25 posted on 10/24/2011 7:59:10 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: ColdOne
And in first....Idaho grabs the gold!!


27 posted on 10/24/2011 8:06:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
And in second....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


28 posted on 10/24/2011 8:22:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie
And rounding out the top three....AZ bags the bronze!!


29 posted on 10/24/2011 8:48:51 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
Late getting in but hope this makes up for it.

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30 posted on 10/24/2011 9:13:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Glad I read this. FR has seemed awfully slow tonight, and I just thought it was my system acting up.

I guess the hamster needs some steroids! :)


31 posted on 10/24/2011 9:32:32 PM PDT by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: SkyDancer

LOVE it! :)


32 posted on 10/24/2011 9:35:55 PM PDT by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...that tank was worth the wait. LOL! ((HUGS))

Been flying lately? Does the Land of Oz do Halloween?


33 posted on 10/24/2011 9:42:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Hey....you made it home. A good time was had by all??

Did you hit what you aimed at?


34 posted on 10/24/2011 9:46:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: 02slider
Welcome to the Canteen, 02slider....thanks for sharing.

And we thank you for your service to our country.


35 posted on 10/24/2011 10:27:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Welcome home, LUV!
I just finished reading the TCMS thread - looks like y’all had another great time together.
Wish we could make it there.
Did you see the pics of Nana at the range two weekends ago?


36 posted on 10/24/2011 10:28:38 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Family values don't stop at the Gulf of Aden." ~ Flag_This)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


37 posted on 10/24/2011 11:00:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe
Living temporarily in Lewes, DE a next door neighbor and I made the trek to the Air Mobility Museum a couple of weeks ago. What a wonderful place to visit and to think it is run by all volunteers. They man the buildings and many are involved in the restoration of the aircraft. The most beautiful aircraft there for me was the tri tailed Constellation. What a magnificent aircraft. And yes, FR are is very slow this evening.
38 posted on 10/24/2011 11:04:14 PM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Living temporarily in Lewes, DE a next door neighbor and I made the trek to the Air Mobility Museum a couple of weeks ago. What a wonderful place to visit and to think it is run by all volunteers. They man the buildings and many are involved in the restoration of the aircraft. The most beautiful aircraft there for me was the tri tailed Constellation. What a magnificent aircraft. And yes, FR is very slow this evening.
39 posted on 10/24/2011 11:04:39 PM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: All

Sorry about the double post. Tried to stop it, but.......


40 posted on 10/24/2011 11:05:48 PM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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