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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Creech Air Force Base, Nevada ~ 08 MAY 2012
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 05/07/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Creech Air Force Base, Nevada

Creech Air Force Base, formerly known as Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, is a United States Air Force base located one mile north of the central business district of Indian Springs, in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas and 45 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base. It is named in honor of General Wilbur L. “Bill” Creech, known as the "Father of the Thunderbirds".

The host unit is the 432d Wing, which has six operational squadrons, one maintenance squadron, and MQ-9 Reapers and MQ-1 Predators.

Along with being the aerial demonstration training site for the Thunderbirds, the base plays a major role in the ongoing War on Terror. The base is home to the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle which is used regularly in Afghanistan and Iraq. The base is also home to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab.


Creech Air Force Base, Nev., is the home to the "Hunters" of the 432d Wing and 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, and the Joint Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence. The base also hosts the operations of the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron, and 98th Southern Ranges Support Squadron. 

The shifting of a global remotely piloted aviation mission to Creech AFB to include aircrew training, and the supporting, directing, and coordination of combat sorties halfway across the world has continued to the present. On November 9, 2006, the Air Force activated the 42d Attack Squadron at Creech to operate the next stage in remotely piloted aircraft development, the MQ-9 Reaper.

The service also provided for direct leadership of these missions on May 1, 2007, with the activation of the 432d Wing at Creech. Finally, the full spectrum of these operations was formally recognized when the 432d Air Expeditionary Wing was activated at Creech on May 15, 2008.

The 432d Wing, 432d Air Expeditionary Wing "Hunters" consists of combat-ready Airmen who fly remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in direct support to the joint forces warfighter. The RPA systems provide real-time reconnaissance, surveillance, and precision attack against fixed and time-critical targets. The Hunters conduct RPA initial qualification training for aircrew, intelligence, weather, and maintenance personnel.

Learn More About Creech Air Force Base 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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To: tomkow6

Good morning, Tomkow6. How’s it going?


51 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:32 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning to you & Bo! HAppy Tuesday!


52 posted on 05/08/2012 5:03:26 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Beautiful Tuesday Morning to you Early Birds!
Hope your day is just magical! LOL!
We had a bit of rain and it's cooler...
...guess it makes me feel good for a change!
((((hugs))))

53 posted on 05/08/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: E.G.C.; Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; Arrowhead1952; ...
This is my Grand-dog, BoBa Fett!

Ain't he handsome?

54 posted on 05/08/2012 5:21:59 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: tomkow6

He IS in his own BoBa Fett way! :)


55 posted on 05/08/2012 5:24:49 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How’s it going?


56 posted on 05/08/2012 5:28:17 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: tomkow6

BTTT


57 posted on 05/08/2012 5:29:11 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: tomkow6

Who couldn’t love such a face!
;o)


58 posted on 05/08/2012 5:50:36 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

And he loves to give big, wet, slobber kisses too!


59 posted on 05/08/2012 5:58:30 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: All; laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; beachn4fun; tomkow6; Arrowhead1952

Thank You To All Who Serve Our Country


We had a thunderstorm with rain last evening..
Looks like more on the way...I am thrilled.
*HUGS*
Hope Your Day Goes Well

60 posted on 05/08/2012 6:02:04 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: tomkow6

LOL!!


61 posted on 05/08/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33; Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. We only got about .25 rain yesterday, but looks like more showers coming into our area now.




62 posted on 05/08/2012 6:24:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Good morning, Everyone.

Good morning to our

military, our allies, and their families.

Thank you, Lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
Ah, Nevada, warm and dry.

DC Metroland Weather Report

~ Today...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.
South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

~ Tonight...Cloudy. Showers likely
with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...
Then a chance of showers after midnight.
Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent.

Yup, I'm behind schedule again.
Went for morning walk,
fixed another cup of coffee,
and reading about the stupid "new" underwear bomber
that the CIA snagged.

Gotta run, people coming into my office now
Will try to make my rounds in between work.
Please stay.
Don't touch that dial. And, remember – I’ll be watching!

The FR Canteen is ALWAYS

Come on in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea, pancakes,
conversation,
silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM

DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above Honoring those who have served before.


63 posted on 05/08/2012 6:26:49 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))). It’s a nice cool morning here.


64 posted on 05/08/2012 6:41:15 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; MEG33

woohoo rain

65 posted on 05/08/2012 6:41:44 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun
Good morning, Beachy1

*HUGS*

Great to see you this morning!!



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)

66 posted on 05/08/2012 6:43:49 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: beachn4fun

;o)


67 posted on 05/08/2012 6:45:36 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: beachn4fun; MEG33

Looks like I have to delay my walk this morning.


68 posted on 05/08/2012 7:03:46 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))

Yes, we had a nice walk this morning with a good breeze. Still a little humidity in the air...felt it especially when I got back to the office.

How have you been?


69 posted on 05/08/2012 7:19:49 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Looks like I have to delay my walk this morning.

Are you happy about that or not? LOL

70 posted on 05/08/2012 7:32:34 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Nothing here yet.


71 posted on 05/08/2012 7:34:47 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33; beachn4fun

I just looked at the radar and the showers stretch down to the TX / Mexico border. Looks like a ‘stay inside’ day for us. I have overturned yard furniture and tree branches in the yard from the wind yesterday.


72 posted on 05/08/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; Arrowhead1952

well, great! I must have done this in my sleep. I was wondering what happened to my morning hello to CMN. But don’t ask how I managed to click on arrowhead instead. UGH! More sleep!


73 posted on 05/08/2012 8:38:32 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach. How’s it going?


74 posted on 05/08/2012 8:51:07 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hello. 61 yesterday.

God Bless the Troops!


75 posted on 05/08/2012 8:56:34 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: beachn4fun; ConorMacNessa
UGH! More sleep!

UGH! More coffee!!

76 posted on 05/08/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: LUV W
Good morning, Luv!

*HUGS*

Hope you're having a great Tuesday!!



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)

77 posted on 05/08/2012 9:09:23 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: tomkow6

I see family resemblence LOL!


78 posted on 05/08/2012 9:14:14 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

Thanks (I think....)


79 posted on 05/08/2012 9:51:24 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy!

{{HUGS}}


80 posted on 05/08/2012 9:57:29 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie

Howdy, Gals ((HUGS))
Seems like I never see you two
Wanted to wish you a Happy Tuesday before I take off
and miss you again.

81 posted on 05/08/2012 10:00:16 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun; AZamericonnie
Happy Tuesday, beachy...(((HUGS)))...my Mondays have really turned into complete chaos days.
Visiting in the morning means finding a minute or two to sneak in.

Have a great rest of the day.


82 posted on 05/08/2012 10:44:47 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska

Happy Tuesday to you as well & have a loverly evening! *Hugs*

83 posted on 05/08/2012 10:50:19 AM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: tomkow6

Awww.....BoBa Fett is adorable! Isn’t he a poppa now? *Hugs*


84 posted on 05/08/2012 10:52:07 AM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: tomkow6

Thanks, unique, for the kitty.

tom.....#50!!


85 posted on 05/09/2012 11:23:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: tomkow6

Still catching up....

BoBa Fett....what a face. One for a Grand-pa to love.


86 posted on 05/09/2012 11:31:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All
Click the pic for ….

The Hummingbird Test



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.

87 posted on 05/10/2012 12:11:40 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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