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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee ~ 29 NOV 2011
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 11/28/2011 6:09:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee

Arnold Air Force Base (ICAO: KAYX, FAA LID: AYX) is a United States Air Force base located in Coffee and Franklin counties, Tennessee, adjacent to the city of Tullahoma. It is named for General Henry "Hap" Arnold, the father of the U.S. Air Force.

The base is home to the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The center operates 58 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units. AEDC is an Air Force Materiel Command organization.

Twenty-seven of the Arnold Engineering Development Center's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; 14 are unique in the world.  Facilities can simulate flight conditions from sea level to 300 miles and from subsonic velocities to Mach 20.

The AEDC is an Air Force Materiel Command facility and an important national resource.  It has contributed to the development of practically every one of the nation's top priority aerospace programs including the Atlas, Titan, Minuteman and Peacekeeper ICBMs, the space shuttle, space station, and Projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. 

The von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility has three continuous-flow units, Tunnels A, B and C. The tunnels are used extensively to obtain large aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic databases that are used to develop supersonic and hypersonic flight vehicles. Virtually every high-speed flight vehicle has required testing in Tunnels A/B/C, from reentry and tactical vehicles and space capsules, to the X-planes and winged vehicles.

The Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility at the Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center, located at the Arnold Air Force Base in southern Middle Tennessee, is a unique national facility designed to test aircraft propulsion systems in true mission environments without leaving the ground. 

ASTF provides the United States with the unique test capability of simulating flight conditions at altitudes up to 75,000 feet, at speeds up to Mach 2.3, for engines rated up to 100,000 pounds of thrust. 

Learn More About Arnold Air Force Base HERE!

Situated in a picturesque campus-style setting adjacent to the Tullahoma, Tennessee Regional Airport is the Beechcraft Heritage Museum.

An attractive blend of authentically restored early American log structures and modern museum-quality construction, this 60,000 square foot facility currently houses more that two-dozen aircraft, plus many aviation artifacts and memorabilia for the enjoyment of Members and visitors.

Visit The Beechcraft Heritage Museum HERE!

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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 11/28/2011 6:09:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 11/28/2011 6:10:00 PM PST 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
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


3 posted on 11/28/2011 6:10:01 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Honoring Your Parents

November 29, 2011

My dad recently turned 90 years old and his physical capabilities are fading. He can still move around with his walker, but he needs someone to cook his meals and help him with other tasks.

My older brother Steve and his wife Judy lived close to him, so they decided to move in with Dad to care for him. Wanting to help in some way, my wife and I flew across the country to help out a bit by watching Dad while my brother and his wife had some time away together. We enjoyed our time with my father and were glad to ease Steve and Judy’s load—even if it was only for a few days.

The Bible says to “honor your father and mother” (Eph. 6:2). One New Testament commentary says that to honor someone is to “treat him with the deference, respect, reverence, kindness, courtesy, and obedience which his station in life . . . demands.”

For young children, this means obeying parents. For teenagers, it indicates showing respect for Mom and Dad even if you think you know more than they do. For young adults, this means including your parents in your life. And for those in middle-age and beyond, it means making sure that parents are cared for as they move into old age or their health declines.

How can you honor your parents this week?

Don’t miss the opportunity
To honor and obey
The parents God has given you—
For they’ll be gone someday. —Sper

Honoring our parents has no age limit.

Read: Exodus 20:1-17

Honor your father and mother. —Ephesians 6:2
Bible in a year:
Ezekiel 35-36; 2 Peter 1


4 posted on 11/28/2011 6:10:01 PM PST 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
Aloha Night Owl!
5 posted on 11/28/2011 6:12:05 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


6 posted on 11/28/2011 6:12:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...we have had extra slow internet issues all day today. “They” say they will be fixing something later this evening. Posting is taking forever. Gonna try the ping.

How are you feeling this evening? Better, I hope.


7 posted on 11/28/2011 6:14:44 PM PST 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 very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
8 posted on 11/28/2011 6:15:18 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s Road Trip is laurenmarlowe.
She is hard at work.

~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee ~

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9 posted on 11/28/2011 6:18:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Feeling about the same today - barely made it through the work day. My chair at work is not comfortable. Still soldiering on. :)

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
10 posted on 11/28/2011 6:19:59 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


11 posted on 11/28/2011 6:20:42 PM PST 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; All

Thanks for the thread Ma and Ms Lauren!
I habe a code, and am heading for the recliner!
Have a good evening everyone!
*ACHOO*


12 posted on 11/28/2011 6:24:02 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi everybody!
(((HUGS)))


13 posted on 11/28/2011 6:24:27 PM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Good evening Ladies & 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~


14 posted on 11/28/2011 6:24:38 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Good Eventide, Lady Ms. B.!

*BOW*

How dost thou fare this eventide?



My knights and men-at-arms are at your service!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!

15 posted on 11/28/2011 6:26:19 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
And first in....Mac grabs the gold!!

L

I had not heard of Arnold AFB before this evening. They sure test a lot of things there.


16 posted on 11/28/2011 6:26:55 PM PST 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 very much for tonight's road trip, ladies!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
17 posted on 11/28/2011 6:28:17 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thank you for tonight’s Canteen!


18 posted on 11/28/2011 6:29:10 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





LCpl. Joshua D. Corral, USMC, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, KIA Afghanistan 18Nov2011




I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Eternal Father, Strong to Save



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
19 posted on 11/28/2011 6:31:51 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: HopeandGlory; The Mayor
And just 1 second behind....Nana Hope and The Mayor each earn a silver!!


20 posted on 11/28/2011 6:33:52 PM PST 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, Ladies, for yet another adventure to a military destination so we can see how our heroes are trained. :)


21 posted on 11/28/2011 6:38:14 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: ConorMacNessa

*curtsy*
Good evening, Sir Conor.
I have a chest cold and must retire early.
Have a good evening!


22 posted on 11/28/2011 6:40:30 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN


Rest easy, Lady Ms. B., and may Angels guard thee ‘til morning!


Angels Guard Thee – John McCormack






Lamh Foistenach Abu!
23 posted on 11/28/2011 6:47:46 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Bummer! I understand completly about the chair issue. I rejected all the new ones here, and got my old one back as it is the only one that doesn’t hurt my back. Sure glad you can read typo. I sure messed that up.

I just got back on line. The internet shut down and IE closed everything. UGH!


24 posted on 11/28/2011 6:49:34 PM PST 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; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Cpl. Zachary C. Reiff, USMC, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died 21Nov2011 of Wounds sustained in Afghanistan 18Nov2011




I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Eternal Father, Strong to Save



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
25 posted on 11/28/2011 6:59:00 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


26 posted on 11/28/2011 7:00:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Salute Cpl. Zachary C. Reiff and LCpl. Joshua D. Corral. Rest in peace.

ConorMac you are a treasure with these tributes.


27 posted on 11/28/2011 7:08:10 PM PST by amom
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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!
28 posted on 11/28/2011 7:20:59 PM PST 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; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!




Tattoo

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!
29 posted on 11/28/2011 7:24:27 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

My heart aches for the loss of our heroes...and my deep sympathy goes to their friends and families. How do they cope with that kind of loss!


30 posted on 11/28/2011 7:25:12 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nite, Conor! Sweetest dreams!


31 posted on 11/28/2011 7:28:43 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Feel better tomorrow ms b...

Good night and rest well, ms b...*HUGS*
Thanks for all you do for our troops.


32 posted on 11/28/2011 7:29:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)).. Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


33 posted on 11/28/2011 7:31:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa


Honoring Our Fallen

34 posted on 11/28/2011 7:32:14 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

LOL! Hubby just stepped into the room to tell me y’all were road trippin’ in our neck o’ the woods. Hope you’re enjoying Arnold AFB. It’s a pretty unique place.


35 posted on 11/28/2011 7:33:05 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: The Mayor

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


36 posted on 11/28/2011 7:34:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy!


37 posted on 11/28/2011 7:35:59 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: radu

LOL!! As soon as I started reading I thought...I know the name of that town. Good evening, radu. It sure sounds like it has a lot of neat stuff going on there.

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.


38 posted on 11/28/2011 7:42:40 PM PST 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.


39 posted on 11/28/2011 7:46:35 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory; Kathy in Alaska

Thanks! Close one tonight for sure..


40 posted on 11/28/2011 7:52:22 PM PST 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

Good evening, Hawaii...((HUGS))...whatever you do, don’t let Plover see the weather predictions. It’s beem COLD for several weeks, and now they say a big, WARM storm is coming thru and we could have 35 degree weather and RAIN, then get COLD again. Please, no rain. the city will be an ice skating rink and the stupid people will cause accidents.

Have you had any sun lately?


41 posted on 11/28/2011 7:54:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hey there Kathy. I figured it would ring a bell before long. :-)

Yes, they do a lot of neat stuff at Arnold. Pretty much if it flies, some aspect of it has been developed and/or tested there. When they test large engines, we can hear the roar out here at the farm......and we’re about 15 miles from the base.


42 posted on 11/28/2011 8:01:51 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; MoJo2001; Soaring Feather; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; MikeWUSAF; ...
Good Eveng Canteen FReepers!

Air Force Bump


43 posted on 11/28/2011 8:09:05 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

44 posted on 11/28/2011 8:16:22 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Get your rest, dear Sis! (((hugs)))


45 posted on 11/28/2011 8:19:24 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: radu

Hey! Good to see YOU! (((hugs)))


46 posted on 11/28/2011 8:33:30 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: darkwing104

Good evening! Hope you had a good holiday weekend! :)


47 posted on 11/28/2011 8:34:45 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi Kathy, Tullahoma was near where my grandparents lived when I was a child. There was an Army training base there named Camp Forest. It was also a prison camp for foreign prisoners. I recall vividly riding past the camp for what seemed like miles and seeing all the soldiers, jeeps, tanks, and aircraft. It was a wonder to me.

My brother who spent the summer at our grandparents in 1942 was playing in the woods on my grandfather's farm when he encountered soldiers, who for some reason were training there. He took water to them. He was the big hero with his friends because he had helped our brave soldiers during the big war.

I also remember the base when the war was over. It became a dumping place for all the used up tanks,airplanes, and other war scrap that was left. It was miles of skeletons of equipment and planes. I thought it was sad to throw away all those good planes. Eventually the hundreds of acres that had been the training base was nothing but pasture. Then they built Arnold, but not in the same spot.

Ah memories.....I can still see those scenes so clearly and feel the wonder that the little girl experienced at the awesomeness of it all.

Soldiers at Camp Forest 1942.

48 posted on 11/28/2011 8:34:50 PM PST by WVNan (!)
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To: LUV W

Now?


49 posted on 11/28/2011 8:37:39 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: LUV W

Yes?


50 posted on 11/28/2011 8:37:56 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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