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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico ~ 27 DEC 2011
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 12/26/2011 6:15:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico

Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is in southeast Albuquerque, nestled between the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges. It is home to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and its subordinate wings, the 498th Armament Systems Wing and the 377th Air Base Wing.

It is also home to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Albuquerque office, the Air Force Safety Center, the Air Force Inspection Agency, the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, the 58th Special Operations Wing, Space Development and Test Wing, the New Mexico Air National Guard 150th Fighter Wing, the Directed Energy and Space Vehicle Directorates of the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Department of Energy Albuquerque Office, the National Nuclear Security Administration and Sandia National Laboratories.

In 1992, the Kirtland Underground Munitions Storage Complex (KUMSC) was activated at Kirtland AFB. KUMSC is the largest storage facility for nuclear weapons in the world. The facility provides storage, shipping and maintenance for the United States Air Force and Navy. It is operated by the 898th Munitions Squadron (898 MUNS) and the 377th Security Forces Squadron (377 SFS).

The facility is state of the art, with more than 300,000 square feet located entirely underground. Total number of deliverable nuclear warheads stored there is over 3,000. The majority of the munitions include the B83 and B61 gravity bombs, and W80, W87, and W88 warheads for the Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM), Minuteman III and Peacekeeper ICBM's.

Detachment 3 of The Air Force  Operational Test And Evaluation Center at Kirtland Air Force Base provides warfighters and decision makers timely, relevant, accurate information by evaluating the operational performance and capabilities of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) weapons systems in the battlespace environment.

The Space Development and Test Wing develops, tests and evaluates Air Force space systems, executes advanced space development and demonstration projects, and rapidly transitions capabilities to the warfighter.

The Spacecraft Development Squadron provides spaceflight for DOD Space Test Program payloads, develops, integrates, tests and launches experimental technologies and prototypical space systems. The Responsive Satellite Command and Control Division develops, integrates, tests, fields and maintains telemetry, tracking and control systems, data processing and distribution systems and operations support equipment for experimental and prototypical spacecraft and other unique spacecraft.

Learn More About Kirtland Air Force Base HERE!

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 on Kirtland Air Force Base before moving to Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Visit The National Museum Of Nuclear Science And History 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 12/26/2011 6:15:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!





BOSTON, (Oct. 21, 2009) Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).




Detachment of Marines in 1812 regalia aboard USS Constitution.

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 12/26/2011 6:16:22 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

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


Grace-Filled Waiting

December 27, 2011

Roger lost his job due to the company being downsized. For months he searched, applied for jobs, prayed, asked others to pray, and trusted God. Roger and his wife Jerrie’s emotions fluctuated though. They saw God provide for them in unexpected ways and experienced His grace, but sometimes they worried that a job would never come. For 15 long months, they waited.

Then Roger had three interviews with a company, and a week later the employment agency called and said, “Have you heard the saying, ‘Sometimes clouds have a silver lining’? Well, you’ve got the job!” Jerrie told me later, “We wouldn’t trade this hard experience for anything. It brought us closer together and closer to the Lord.” Friends who had prayed rejoiced and gave thanks to God.

Paul wanted the Corinthian church to see the grace of God at work in his life, which could cause “thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God” (2 Cor. 4:15). His trials were so severe that he was “hard pressed on every side,” “perplexed,” “persecuted,” and “struck down” (vv.8-9). Yet he encouraged the people not to lose heart in troubles (v.16) but to trust God. During our difficulties, we can be drawn nearer to God and others, as Roger and Jerrie experienced, and praise will go to the Lord for His grace.

Thank the Lord when trouble comes,
His love and grace expressing;
Grateful praise releases faith,
Turns trials into blessing. —Egner

There’s no better time to praise God than right now.

Read: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18

We do not lose heart. —2 Corinthians 4:16
Bible in a year:
Zechariah 1-4; Revelation 18


3 posted on 12/26/2011 6:16:32 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; laurenmarlowe; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; AZamericonnie; LUV W; TASMANIANRED; MEG33

Good Evening, Ladies!

It’s gotten warmer here tonight, nice and toasty. Settling down to Chinese and a few DVD’s.

How is everyone tonight?


4 posted on 12/26/2011 6:19:03 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge
Good to see you here tonight, too, ((((SARGE))))
5 posted on 12/26/2011 6:20:17 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Great road trip, Galz! The fact that it’s near Albuquerque is a +! :)


6 posted on 12/26/2011 6:22:35 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


7 posted on 12/26/2011 6:26:54 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

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is no longer in Old Town (the stinkin’ hippies hated it) and is on Eubank Blvd. north of Central Ave (Old Rt.66 of song and legend). The guides are mostly retired Sandia Labs personnel who are old nuke guys.

Anyone who needs info about Albuquerque, feel free to FReepmail me.

I can’t get you into the KUMSC (although it is very cool), I’d be glad to tell you about some of the cool stuff (unclassified) going on out at KAFB and Sandia.


8 posted on 12/26/2011 6:28:30 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


9 posted on 12/26/2011 6:28:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It has been quite some time since I last visited ABQ. How is the place these days?


10 posted on 12/26/2011 6:34:41 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy. How was the holiday?


11 posted on 12/26/2011 6:40:13 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much, Kathy! And thanks to you and Lauren for tonight's Road Trip to Kirtland AFB!

*HUGS*

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
12 posted on 12/26/2011 6:43:32 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

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...FR wouldn’t let lauren in at post time. Emails flying. All well that ends well.

How was your day at the office all by yourself? Car where you left it?


13 posted on 12/26/2011 6:45:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

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


14 posted on 12/26/2011 6:53:21 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
An interesting day - see FReep mail.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
15 posted on 12/26/2011 7:00:29 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: Old Sarge

Evenin’ Sarge...((HUGS))...nice day off for me, but tomorrow will be very busy. Calm and 10 degrees outside. Have a great evening.


16 posted on 12/26/2011 7:03:14 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; ...


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!
17 posted on 12/26/2011 7:08:02 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

1st!!

18 posted on 12/26/2011 7:14:58 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 Kathy! I have spent a lot of time at Kirtland AFB.


19 posted on 12/26/2011 7:19:19 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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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!







Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
20 posted on 12/26/2011 7:26:13 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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