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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Sam Houston, Texas ~ 01 NOV 2011
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 10/31/2011 6:06:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Fort Sam Houston is a U.S. Army post in San Antonio, Texas. Known colloquially as "Fort Sam," it is named for the first President of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston.

The installation's missions include serving as the command headquarters for the United States Army North (formerly the Fifth United States Army), United States Army South, the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) headquarters, the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center and School, the Fifth Recruiting Brigade, 12th Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Brigade, Navy Regional Recruiting, the San Antonio Military Entrance and Processing Station, and the U.S. Naval School of Health Sciences, Bethesda Detachment.

Fort Sam Houston is known as the "Home of Army Medicine", providing space for a major medical treatment facility, medical research and education activities, as well as medical training and operations commands supporting worldwide Army medical care for Soldiers and their families.

Commands located here which are associated with the Army medical community include the Medical Command Headquarters; the Veterinary Command ; the Dental Command  the Army Medical Department Center and School; the Institute of Surgical Research; the Great Plains Regional Medical Command, and Brooke Army Medical Center.

Major commands on Fort Sam Houston include: U.S. Army North; 6th U.S. Army; Installation Management Command-West Region; Military Entrance Processing Station -San Antonio; 5th Recruiting Brigade; U.S. Navy Recruiting District Headquarters; and U.S. Navy School of Health Sciences.

Known as the brain trust for the Army Medical Department, the Army Medical Department Center and School annually trains more than 25,000 students attending 170 officer, NCO and enlisted courses in 14 medical specialties.

 The command maintains several academic affiliations for bachelor and masters degree programs with major universities such as Baylor University, University of Texas Health Science Centers at Houston and San Antonio, and University of Nebraska.



Learn More About Fort Sam Houston HERE!

The original U.S. Army Medical Museum was founded as a research facility in Washington, D.C., in 1862. Today, the institution is known as the National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In 1920, the Museum was re-established at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, with the Medical Field Service School.

In 1946, the School and Museum were transferred to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In 1955, the Museum received its designation as the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum from the Surgeon General of the Army.

In 1978, the AMEDD Museum Foundation was established by concerned individuals to raise funds for a new museum facility. Built with private donations raised by the Foundation, the present AMEDD Museum officially opened its doors in July, 1989, and ownership was transferred to the U.S. Government.

Since its dedication in 1989, the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum has continued to enhance its reputation as one of the most outstanding facilities of its kind in the world as an ideal venue for the restoration, preservation and exhibition of significant historic medical items.

Visit The U. S. Army Medical Department Museum 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

 

 



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1 posted on 10/31/2011 6:06:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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

Staying Clean
November 1, 2011

During a business trip to Philadelphia, I walked down Broad Street toward City Hall each morning to catch the subway. Each day I passed a long line of people waiting for something. They were a cross-section of humanity in age, ethnic origin, and appearance. After wondering about it for 3 days, I asked a man on the sidewalk why all those people were standing in line. He told me that they were on probation or parole after breaking the law and had to take a daily drug test to show that they were staying clean.

This struck me as a vivid illustration of my need to stay spiritually clean before God. When the psalmist pondered how he could live a pure life, he concluded that the key was to consider and obey God’s teaching. “Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes. . . . I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your Word” (Ps. 119:11-12,16).

In the light of God’s Word, we see our sin, but we also see God’s love in Christ. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

By His grace . . . staying clean.

Lord, grant that we may hear You speak
As truth within Your Word we seek;
And may it show us all our sin
And make us clean without, within. —D. De Haan

Read the Bible to be wise, believe it to be safe,
practice it to be holy.

Read: Psalm 119:9-16

Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. —Psalm 119:11
Bible in a year:
Jeremiah 24-26; Titus 2


2 posted on 10/31/2011 6:06:36 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: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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

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


3 posted on 10/31/2011 6:06:39 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
4 posted on 10/31/2011 6:07:53 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: The Mayor

WOO HOO !!! Hang in there, Military. We only have one more year of this imposter.


5 posted on 10/31/2011 6:07:53 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
6 posted on 10/31/2011 6:11:26 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska






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~


7 posted on 10/31/2011 6:13:20 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Please note: The author of tonight’s Road Trip is laurenmarlowe.
She is at a family gathering.

~ Road Trip: Fort Sam Houston, Texas ~

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 THREADS



CLICK FOR Current local times around the world

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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.


8 posted on 10/31/2011 6:16:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


9 posted on 10/31/2011 6:18:43 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

HI


10 posted on 10/31/2011 6:20:13 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; ...

11 posted on 10/31/2011 6:22:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much, Kathy! And thanks to Lauren for tonight's Road Trip to Fort Sam Houston!

*HUGS*

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
12 posted on 10/31/2011 6:24:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy!


13 posted on 10/31/2011 6:24:43 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Happy Halloween to the Canteen from Sir Winston and the whole Mac Nessa Clan!



Lamh Foistenach Abu!
14 posted on 10/31/2011 6:28:27 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor

You are quick tonight, Mayor! Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


15 posted on 10/31/2011 6:30:48 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...
Sorry - that last was meant to go to all.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
16 posted on 10/31/2011 6:33:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...
Sorry - that last was meant to go to all.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
17 posted on 10/31/2011 6:33:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge. Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


18 posted on 10/31/2011 6:34:44 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
19 posted on 10/31/2011 6:39:22 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

GREAT presentation tonight!


20 posted on 10/31/2011 6:39:48 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any good news today?

Hope lonesome plover is enjoying the sunshine. It was 15F last night and it has been gently snowing all day. The roads are horrible!!! I will be staying a little later tonight hoping all the crazies are off the road home.


21 posted on 10/31/2011 6:43:07 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

Hi Everybody!


22 posted on 10/31/2011 6:43:42 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: All

From Xerox ~ Let's Say Thanks to our Troops

Simple. Easy. Involve your kids.
We can each send thanks every single day.


23 posted on 10/31/2011 6:43:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch

Good evening, Mooch...((HUGS))...are those awful people still in your town? How is your friend doing?

Hope work is going well. We had our first snow yesterday. Roads are horrible!


24 posted on 10/31/2011 6:48:47 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!





Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!







Lamh Foistenach Abu!
25 posted on 10/31/2011 6:49:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor
And in first....The Mayor grabs the gold!!


26 posted on 10/31/2011 6:53:16 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; laurenmarlowe

Thanks for great road trip! Love San Antonio!

My road trip is going well so far. :)


27 posted on 10/31/2011 6:53:32 PM PDT by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you ladies for this evenings road trip! *hugs*


28 posted on 10/31/2011 6:53:44 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You are quick tonight, Mayor!

I'm surprised because my computer has had it. Time for a new one.

29 posted on 10/31/2011 6:54:37 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: ConorMacNessa; Texan5; Tax-chick; xsmommy; tioga; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Kathy in Alaska; ...

Grew up just outside of Fort Sam.

Earned a good bit of dollars (for the late 60’s!) mowing lawns for the nurses and doctors working there during the Vietnam War.

Burn center there and at Brook Army Medical saved many lives. (My dad has his grave site reserved over at the cemetery across the hill from the med center.)


30 posted on 10/31/2011 6:55:16 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Awwww....Winston is adorable so spooky in his costume!:)
31 posted on 10/31/2011 6:55:47 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: HopeandGlory
And in second....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


32 posted on 10/31/2011 6:57:42 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

33 posted on 10/31/2011 6:57:46 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: BIGLOOK; Hoodat
And rounding out the top spots in a tie....Hawaii and Hoodat each bag a bronze!!


34 posted on 10/31/2011 7:02:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


35 posted on 10/31/2011 7:05:50 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
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Hmmm......trying to remember the last time I heard good news, it's been a while.

Awaiting Trick or Treaters, watching football and listening to a thunder storm passing by....so it may be a while before they begin showing up.

If you see a moose on your way home, it may not be a moose. Happy Halloween!

36 posted on 10/31/2011 7:06:29 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Ah, what memories that brings! I just PCS transferred out of BAMC this summer, where I had spent 3 years.

That building in the top picture is where everyone has to go to in and out process.


37 posted on 10/31/2011 7:12:44 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, AZ...thanks for the red, white, and blue tribute.

Did you have an easy commute? Traffic at a minimum?

We had our first snow and the roads are terrible. Gonna have to tip-toe home.


38 posted on 10/31/2011 7:16:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...hope you had a good day. On my way home shortly so I can see your graphic of the day.


39 posted on 10/31/2011 7:28:26 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

A very good evening to you Kathy & an easy commute indeed.

Snow already in AK? Not to be outdone by the east coast!:)

A slushy snow? Safe travels on the way home! *hugs*


40 posted on 10/31/2011 7:28:41 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: exDemMom
Good evening, exDemMom and welcome to the Canteen....thanks for sharing.

We thank you for your service to our country.


41 posted on 10/31/2011 7:35:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
42 posted on 10/31/2011 7:37:00 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
Here!

Image Source,Photobucket Uploader Firefox Extension

43 posted on 10/31/2011 8:03:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Like What I Say Or Do, Tough, Deal With It")
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evenin’ Kathy...((HUGS))...a good day. Drive safe.


44 posted on 10/31/2011 8:26:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day Janey...((HUGS))...that should catch the rain just right. LOL!

Did you do Halloween down under? Did you party?


45 posted on 10/31/2011 8:29:46 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

Hi - yep, we Halloween’d and partied. Best time to do trick or treat is at the pub ... and only a short crawl, I mean walk back home.


46 posted on 10/31/2011 8:37:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Like What I Say Or Do, Tough, Deal With It")
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To: SandRat

LOL! Love the look on Tweety’s face.


47 posted on 10/31/2011 8:41:11 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

Thanks for post about my home base. A reminder of home while I am deployed.


48 posted on 10/31/2011 8:43:13 PM PDT by Warrior Nurse (Cain is the Harriet Tubman of our time leading blacks off the Democratic plantation to freedom)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sir Winston is looking quite dapper in his Halloween costume.


49 posted on 10/31/2011 8:59:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Thanks....pretty slippery and one pickup truck wanted to tail gate to get me to speed up. No dice.


50 posted on 10/31/2011 9:14:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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