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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: NAS Whidbey Island, Washington ~ 10 JAN 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 01/09/2012 6:10:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: NAS Whidbey Island, Washington

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is a naval air station located in two sections around Oak Harbor, Washington, USA. It was commissioned as an active U.S. Navy installation on 21 September 1942.

In all, there are 19 active duty squadrons and two reserve squadrons currently based at NAS Whidbey Island. The air station also maintains a Search and Rescue Unit, flying the UH-3H Sea King helicopter, as well as two UC-12 Huron aircraft for operational support airlift and fleet logistic support.

Over 50 tenant commands are also located at NAS Whidbey Island, providing training, medical and dental, and other support services, including a Marine Aviation Training Support Group (MATSG) for Whidbey’s staff and student Marine Corps personnel. The base also continues its long-standing role as a center of activity for Naval Air Reserve operations and training in the region.

Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 squadrons deploy to the Fifth and Seventh Fleet areas of responsibility, providing ASW, maritime patrol and reconnaissance support throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and extending into the Persian Gulf. During the second Gulf War, in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the VP and VQ communities provided countless hours on station and mission essential data and imagery to ground troops as well as surface assets.

In February of 2003, Wing 10 staff were forward deployed to Masirah, Bahrain, as well as onboard USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Constellation and USS Nimitz, to provide direct operational support.



Wing 10 staff returned home to NAS Whidbey Island in April 2003, along with VP 1 aircrew and personnel "surged" to supplement VP 46. Although P-3 and EP-3 aircraft were consistently called upon to fly overland Afghanistan, anti-subsurface warfare and maritime patrol remain as Wing 10's priority in training the squadrons' aircrews.


Learn More About NAS Whidbey Island Here!

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Happy Birthday, azamericonnie!!


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1 posted on 01/09/2012 6:10:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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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


2 posted on 01/09/2012 6:11:19 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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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!!!!!!!





Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
3 posted on 01/09/2012 6:11:23 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
Permission Granted!


4 posted on 01/09/2012 6:13:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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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, without days off for more than a month.

~ Road Trip: NAS Whidbey Island, Washington ~

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5 posted on 01/09/2012 6:16:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie

Many Happy Returns Connie


6 posted on 01/09/2012 6:18:07 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

And thanks very much for tonight's Road Trip to NAS Whidbey Island!

Just got in from my first PT session - I'm exhausted.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
7 posted on 01/09/2012 6:19:31 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: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 01/09/2012 6:19:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Comfy chair, feet up....


9 posted on 01/09/2012 6:22:17 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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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!!




Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
10 posted on 01/09/2012 6:23:21 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
And in first....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!


11 posted on 01/09/2012 6:25:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Ahhhh! That's tasty!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
12 posted on 01/09/2012 6:25:51 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thanks,Galz, for a great road trip to a state I’d love to visit sometime. :)


13 posted on 01/09/2012 6:27:53 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I was on a crew that installed a huge air handling system on the roof of a building at Whidbey...they were flying A-10’s out of there at the time. The roof was a great place to view airfield from....this was back in the mid ‘80’s.


14 posted on 01/09/2012 6:27:56 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
15 posted on 01/09/2012 6:28:38 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in second....Mac snags the silver!!


16 posted on 01/09/2012 6:29:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: LUV W

Having lived in Washington state for meany years, I can tell you it’s beautiful. Just avoid Seattle, especially if you have a Republican or Tea Party bumper sticker.


17 posted on 01/09/2012 6:30:39 PM PST by Publius
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I was drafting for the same company...we built and shipped a system to a new chapel at the air base at Adak up your way.


18 posted on 01/09/2012 6:31:00 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: AZamericonnie

Happy Birthday Connie!
Hope it's wonderful! (((hugs)))

19 posted on 01/09/2012 6:32:52 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: LUV W
And rounding out the top three....Luv bags the bronze!!


20 posted on 01/09/2012 6:33:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hello from Idaho. We have many in our town who lived on Whidbey Island.

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS,BRING THEM HOME SAFE.

SUPPORT THEM ALWAYS

THE K’9s as well...yeah I am a dogie fan.

Not much new, found the water leak in town so we will have running water again this week after a few weeks of melting snow for water.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 6:36:00 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: gorush

Good evening and welcome to the Canteen, gorush.

Up on the roof....talk about front row seats. Thanks for sharing your experiences.


22 posted on 01/09/2012 6:36:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Publius

I have heard that about Seattle so I would be vewwy careful!

Hope to make it over that way one day.....


23 posted on 01/09/2012 6:37:49 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Wow! Thanks! That was a total surprise! LOL!


24 posted on 01/09/2012 6:41:18 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
HARRY BIRTHDAY, azamericonnie!!!


25 posted on 01/09/2012 6:41:40 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie


Connie!

26 posted on 01/09/2012 6:43:51 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any sun today? Trip planning on track?

We have been single digits all day...but tonight and tomorrow come more high wind, high temp storms and snow. If EVER I wanted the weatherman to be right, it would be that the temps stay below freezing, which is the prediction. We will see.


27 posted on 01/09/2012 6:45:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...

There Is A Beautiful
Full Moon Out There Tonight!
(Somewhere behind the snow clouds)



Suzanne Ciani~Full Moon Sonata

Barry Manilow~Moonlight Serenade.wma

Paul Hardcastle~Midnight Moon

Mannheim Steamroller~Midnight On A Full Moon

Michael Buble~Moondance.wma

Frank Sinatra~Fly Me To The Moon

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!

28 posted on 01/09/2012 6:49:44 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: ColdOne

WOOHOO!!! Running water will be nice. I’m glad you at least had snow to melt.

Good evening, Idaho...((HUGS))


29 posted on 01/09/2012 6:51:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!



It is purchased with the blood of Patriots!



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
30 posted on 01/09/2012 6:52:29 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: LUV W

So pretty!


31 posted on 01/09/2012 6:53:38 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Thank you! Enjoy the tunes and if you can go out and enjoy the beautiful moon. Wish I could see it. :)


32 posted on 01/09/2012 6:54:57 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thank you ladies for this eveing'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~


33 posted on 01/09/2012 6:57:13 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: HopeandGlory

Thank you Hopie! *Hugs*


34 posted on 01/09/2012 6:58:24 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))...you aren’t long gone from Washington.


35 posted on 01/09/2012 6:59:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

LOL....it’s a Daisy cake!:)

Thank you Kathy....a “landmark” year. :) *hugs*


36 posted on 01/09/2012 7:00:25 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W

Thank you Luvie...did you make a snowman?:) *hugs*


37 posted on 01/09/2012 7:02:18 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: gorush
A shot of Adak....


38 posted on 01/09/2012 7:02:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

It a lovely sunny day today, not very warm but ok. There have been snags in my trip plans, one big one which I'll tell you about on the QT.
39 posted on 01/09/2012 7:03:52 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: ColdOne
this week after a few weeks of melting snow for water.

OMGoodness....a new appreciation for running water right? *Hugs*

40 posted on 01/09/2012 7:04:06 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat

Sandy! How beautiful....& I know you made that yourself!:)

Thanks doll. *Hugs*


41 posted on 01/09/2012 7:05:57 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

You’re welcome! Hope it’s been wonderful! (((hugs)))

Noooooo....I have barely stuck my nose out since I got home and that only to measure the depth of the snow. As far as we can tell, we got about 5 inches...maybe a bit more now.


42 posted on 01/09/2012 7:07:54 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Whidbey Island NAS. Brings back memories. In the mid 60s while I was working for the Naval Research Lab, we took our EC-121 on a trip to the Orient. If my memory serves me right, we left Pax River, Maryland and the first stop was Whidbey Island. The EC-121 was a Super Connie with a pot belly on the bottom and a radome on the top. It took quite a while to get to where it was going. My boss said it flew too long in one spot. All we did was an overnight on Whidbey. The next day it was on to Adak, then to Tachikawa (sp?). On to Hong Kong a few days later, by way of a stop in Okinawa due to a typhoon.

The return trip was Guam, Hickam, San Diego, Tulsa, PAX River. LBJ was to visit Oklahoma about that time & his preparatory entourage was at the Tulsa Airport.


43 posted on 01/09/2012 7:10:36 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: LUV W
Good evening LUV and (((HUGS))). I just hope we get more rain here to fill the lakes and other reservoirs.
44 posted on 01/09/2012 7:13:59 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: gorush

45 posted on 01/09/2012 7:18:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I had hoped for the opportunity to get up to that project at Adak, but alas... My wife and I lived aboard our sailboat for four years while working at a resort on Orcas Island in the San Juans between the NW corner of Wash. state and Victoria Island. We made it about halfway up to Alaska on our various cruises. It was certainly a beautiful area...

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46 posted on 01/09/2012 7:19:00 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The Rock was my duty station for 3 1/2 years. If I hadn’t bee broke all the time, I might have enjoyed it.


47 posted on 01/09/2012 7:20:01 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Happy Birthday, Connie!

*HUGS*

Many Happy Returns!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
48 posted on 01/09/2012 7:22:50 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: LUV W

I thought of you driving into work this morning....beautiful full moon. d:o)


49 posted on 01/09/2012 7:23:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Arrowhead1952

I hope so too, Arrow! (((hugs))) Sounds like your part of the state got some pretty good totals. :)


50 posted on 01/09/2012 7:23:25 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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