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Freeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, California ~ 13 MAR 2012
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/12/2012 6:00:48 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, California

The Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is an organization within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), dedicated to maintaining a center of excellence in weapons development for the Department of the Navy (DoN). NAWCWD has two locations in Southern California; China Lake hosting the land test range and Point Mugu hosting the sea test range.

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Nestled in the quiet Indian Wells Valley at the south eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, China Lake is the premier land range and weapons development laboratory for the Department of the Navy.

While service to the Fleet underlies every program at NAWCWD, direct support is the most important activity at China Lake. NAWCWD Fleet Weapons Support Teams are with naval forces throughout the world providing hands-on assistance. Division senior scientists and engineers serve in 1- to 3-year assignments as on-site Science and Technology Advisors stateside, at sea, and abroad.

 New operational flight programs and weapons capabilities are taken directly to Fleet squadrons by NAWCWD teams who train aircrews and maintenance personnel aboard ship.



In times of conflict, the Division's Land, Sea, and Electronic Combat Ranges are made available to the Fleet for training, and development of urgently needed new weapons and electronic combat equipment is fast tracked. Prototype systems (such as the NAWCWD-developed Rapid Targeting System) are taken directly into world hot spots by Division teams to provide additional capabilities for the DOD warfighters.

Learn More About Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake HERE!

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The U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology joins only 11 others across the country in telling the story of the U.S. Navy in peace and war. The museum is a place to learn about the Navy’s precision-guided weapons essential to our nation’s defense. Visitors also learn the story of China Lake — the “secret city” that for more than 60 years has developed, tested, and evaluated many of these weapons.

Located in China Lake, the museum at China Lake, "The U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology" is full of intriguing technology and fascinating history that introduces visitors to the numerous contributions China Lake and the Navy have made to the defense of the nation.

Visit The U.S. Naval Museum Of Armament And Technology 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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To: laurenmarlowe; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


21 posted on 03/12/2012 6:45:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

22 posted on 03/12/2012 6:47:03 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
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening! Had a good PT session earlier this evening. Saw the cardiologist this afternoon - things look good on the cardio scene.

How are things going with you? Any weather news? We're in the upper 70's - touching 80 - very unusual for us in March - more of the same for the rest of the week.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 03/12/2012 6:47:15 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

Well, I’m gonna blame it on that anyway! LOL!

I have been at the computer too long today. :)


24 posted on 03/12/2012 6:47:15 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: HopeandGlory

25 posted on 03/12/2012 6:49:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

26 posted on 03/12/2012 6:55:12 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

Actually with the zero as COC, it could have easily become a WELfare center for all he cares. LOL!

GRRR


27 posted on 03/12/2012 6:55:13 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...


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!!






Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

28 posted on 03/12/2012 7:03:11 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: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...glad you had a good PT session. And....your cardio got a good report. Friday my Dad got checked at the heart doc and told not to come back for a year. Balance seems to be the new issue. He fell outside and had to crawl to the door for help getting up. I have both my Mom and Dad pretty well trained that where they go, so do their phones. Rarely is one used, but I want them at hand.

It was -2 at my house this morning. Temps cannot make up their minds. Wednesday thru Tuesday is supposed to be above freezing. YUCK!!

I’m off for home! Back shortly.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 7:04:25 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; ...


BAND OF BROTHERS



WORLD WAR II

This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say, "To-morrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say, "These wounds I had on Crispin's day."



KOREA

Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words,
Harry the King, Bedford, and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-



VIETNAM

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.



AFGHANISTAN

THE STRUGGLE AGAINST TYRANNY GOES ON –
THE BAND OF BROTHERS STANDS FAST IN THE BREACH!




Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 03/12/2012 7:07:32 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
Safe Journey, Kathy!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

31 posted on 03/12/2012 7:10:46 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: ConorMacNessa

Beautiful post, Conor! God bless each and every one of them...and YOU, too!


32 posted on 03/12/2012 7:30:45 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

And may God bless you as well. Been working heavy hours lately and haven't been able to post as much. I'm behind on the Fallen again - will try to catch up over the weekend.

Thanks very much for your kind words - Band of Brothers is a work still in progress, but I thought it was far enough along to give it a "provisional" post. I'll be turning in momentarily - glad we were able to make contact tonight!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

33 posted on 03/12/2012 7:39:35 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; 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!









Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

34 posted on 03/12/2012 7:40:50 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: ConorMacNessa

Get your rest...you HAVE been working to hard!

Time for a vacation soon? :)


35 posted on 03/12/2012 7:46:04 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Home safe and sound...

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.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 7:55:41 PM PDT 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.


37 posted on 03/12/2012 8:09:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: magslinger

Good evening, magslinger. Thanks for pinging.


38 posted on 03/12/2012 8:19:25 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; mylife

Ah, yes, China Lake. I did a couple of rotations at their neighbor to the south, the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin.

On one trip, I was privileged to be able to watch a Tomahawk demo. They fired the missile from China Lake, and we watched the video feed all the way to target impact on a dummy communications installation in the area of Catalina Island.

The video cam was about the size of a toilet paper roll and was mounted on one of the rear fins of the missile.


39 posted on 03/12/2012 8:22:03 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can (still) see Mexico from my back porch. You will, too, soon.)
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To: The Mayor

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


40 posted on 03/12/2012 8:23:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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