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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi ~ 12 JUNE 2012
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/11/2012 5:59:15 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi

Just 15 miles northeast of downtown Meridian lies Naval Air Station Meridian jet training facility. NAS Meridian hosts Training Wing One and training squadrons VT-7 and VT-9. VT-7 operates the T-45 (Goshawk) while VT-9 flies the venerable T2-C Buckeye.

The main base of NAS Meridian occupies more than 8,000 acres, with an additional 4,000 acres at Joe Williams Field and the target facility SEARAY. The size of NAS Meridian may be compared to that of other major naval air stations such as NAS Pensacola, Fla., which has about 5,000 acres. More than 4,000 military, civilians and dependents work and/or live at the air station.

Training Air Wing One (TW-1) was commissioned on August 2, 1971, as the first Training Air Wing to incorporate the single-site training concept. Until that time, jet aviation students received only the basic flight syllabus at NAS Meridian prior to being transferred to bases in Texas for advanced flight training.

With the conversion of Training Squadron Seven (VT-7) to an advanced training squadron and the initiation of air-to-air combat gunnery and carrier qualification instruction in Training Squadron Nine (VT-9), student naval aviators (SNA's) were able to complete the entire jet-training syllabus while stationed at NAS Meridian.

The mission of Training Air Wing One is to provide newly designated aviators to the fleet for further training in operational combat aircraft and is conveyed in the wing motto, "Readiness for Victory at Sea Through Training."

The instructor pilot cadre at TW-1 is comprised of men and women from almost every Navy and Marine Corps aviation community as well as several international military exchange pilots, bringing an enormous array of fleet experience to the training command. Training Air Wing One is also tasked with training international military aviators from countries including France, Italy, Spain and Brazil.



Subordinate commands under Commander, Training Air Wing One include the "Eagles" of Training Squadron Seven and the "Tigers" of Training Squadron Nine. These squadrons receive SNA's from Training Air Wing Five (TW-5) at NAS Milton, Florida, and Training Air Wing Four (TW-4) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, upon their completion of primary flight training in the T-34C "Mentor."



VT-7 and VT-9 conduct Total System (TS) strike training in the Navy's newest jet trainer, the T-45C "Goshawk." Upon completion of the TS flight instruction syllabus, the SNA's are designated Naval Aviators and receive their "Wings of Gold."

Learn More About Naval Air Station Meridian 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 06/11/2012 5:59:26 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
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

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


2 posted on 06/11/2012 6:00:00 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

A, “In the of the Night” moment?


3 posted on 06/11/2012 6:02:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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Aloha Lauren!
4 posted on 06/11/2012 6:03:31 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: HopeandGlory
Howdy Hope!

FIRST!!

5 posted on 06/11/2012 6:05:34 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hello from Idaho! God Bless You Troops!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE PAST AND PRESENT!!


6 posted on 06/11/2012 6:06:08 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: SandRat
Good evening to you Sand!

SECOND!!

7 posted on 06/11/2012 6:07:35 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Good evening, lauren! Good evening, all!

One day more!! That's how much I have with the kids. I'm still there for a couple weeks.

Ouch -- just realized that I have to clear off my desk and clear out of my room. They'll be using it for testing. oh oh.

8 posted on 06/11/2012 6:09:04 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha BIGLOOK!

THIRD!!

9 posted on 06/11/2012 6:09:12 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: ColdOne

Howdy to you ColdOne!


10 posted on 06/11/2012 6:10:39 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Tanniker Smith

Hey there Tann, one more day, huh!

WOO HOO!


11 posted on 06/11/2012 6:12:01 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

In early tonight for a change.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 6:12:01 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi ~

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.

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To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast
in keeping the Canteen doors open.

The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



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13 posted on 06/11/2012 6:12:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Arrowhead1952

Hello there Arrowhead, it’s great to see you this evening!


14 posted on 06/11/2012 6:15:52 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Howdee Lauren


15 posted on 06/11/2012 6:16:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi.


16 posted on 06/11/2012 6:16:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi MA!

*HUGS*

Lucy is scratchin’ at that door, so I had better git for a few. I will check back in shortly!

Hope your Monday is going well.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 6:17:39 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hi Everybody!
(((HUGS)))


18 posted on 06/11/2012 6:17:54 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: laurenmarlowe; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


19 posted on 06/11/2012 6:17:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: SoldierDad; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; kalee; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


20 posted on 06/11/2012 6:22:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe

Scratching at the door is an important notification to hurry up. LOL!


21 posted on 06/11/2012 6:27:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


22 posted on 06/11/2012 6:37:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe











Just posting this for the evening temps. We are still at 91º here.

23 posted on 06/11/2012 6:42:33 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...how is that little guy doing? And #1 daughter?


24 posted on 06/11/2012 6:55:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe

Wow. Thanks for the post. Got my wings there in 1982 then returned to VT-7 years later spending most of that tour teaching ACM and CQ in the venerable TA-4J.


25 posted on 06/11/2012 7:01:56 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good evening, Arrowhead...((HUGS))...hope you stayed cool.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 7:05:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evenin’, Kathy...((HUG))...Master Nate is doing well, his Doc’s wondering about his having a “Korean Box Head.” He’ll out grow that.

#1 will probably be induced on Monday, so when-ever GranDaughter Madison arrives, I’ll send on the stats.

DC is now living in Northern Oregon. Her hubbie got a new job, so they moved on Friday last.


27 posted on 06/11/2012 7:07:11 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe

I am off for home....they said they are shutting down the internet. Back in a bit.


28 posted on 06/11/2012 7:07:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good evening, (((Lauren)))

Great road trip! Hope you are doing well, and that things
are slowing down a bit for you! :)


29 posted on 06/11/2012 7:12:14 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: laurenmarlowe


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





GOD BLESS AND PROTECT 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).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 06/11/2012 7:14:44 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

We stayed as cool as possible. Pup is not happy with the heat either. I may take her swimming tomorrow, if the parks are not too crowded with kids on summer break.


31 posted on 06/11/2012 7:16:30 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Get Pup one of those kids wadding pools, fill it with some water, and put a 5# bag of ice in it. Pup will worship you, and be the envy of all the neighboring dogs.
32 posted on 06/11/2012 7:23:15 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Just moved from Meridian to Marshall, Tx. Still owne my house there.


33 posted on 06/11/2012 7:45:47 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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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

Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)


Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 06/11/2012 8:04:26 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: laurenmarlowe

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


Peacocks And Their Kin

June 12, 2012

Male peacocks are resplendent creatures with iridescent blue-green plumage and elongated trains tipped with “eyes” colored in hues of gold, red, and blue. They are strikingly beautiful birds, but they have ugly feet!

To be honest, most of us have some type of physical limitation. It may be something we’ve borne all our lives or one we’ve recently acquired.

Paul described his deficiency as a “thorn in the flesh” that kept him humble (2 Cor. 12:7-9). Three times he asked the Lord to remove it, probably thinking that he could then serve God better. But the Lord assured him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Paul replied, “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

One of the ironies of faith is that God often chooses us to accomplish His most important tasks despite our imperfections, not because of our speaking ability, looks, or fitness for the task. Missionary Hudson Taylor said, “God was looking for someone weak enough to use, and he found [you and me]!” When we find our strength in Him, He can use us in ways we could never imagine (v.9).

Lord, I have many weaknesses. Please show Your
strength through me by using me in whatever way
You please. May others see You at work in me and
praise Your name. Amen.
God’s strength is best seen in our weakness.

Read: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

My strength is made perfect in weakness. —2 Corinthians 12:9
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 55-57


35 posted on 06/11/2012 8:11:22 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConorMacNessa

...till they all come home......


36 posted on 06/11/2012 8:16:22 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!




TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0500 0430 Reveille approaches relentlessly - our taskmasters vex us with an ever-increasing burden of work. They have sequestered us in a remote chamber known as “The Land of the Lost” and mutely stand watch over us as we toil without respite.

The bugler, their minion, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

If I’m able to escape their grimy clutches for a while, I’ll chat with you all on the morrow. I can say no more – they approach! Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!

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!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

37 posted on 06/11/2012 8:24:35 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: ConorMacNessa
Just walked in....had to go back out because I forgot to get gas....$4.279....$75+.

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.


38 posted on 06/11/2012 8:41:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



39 posted on 06/12/2012 1:36:07 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


40 posted on 06/12/2012 1:37:36 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Lauren. How's it going?

41 posted on 06/12/2012 1:55:38 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


42 posted on 06/12/2012 1:56:16 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; ...
 

 

 
 

 Good morning,

EVERYBODY!

GOOD

MORNING

TROOPS!

 

Cubs    20 WINS      40  LOSSES

 

 

I planted some bird seed.
A bird came up.
Now I don't know what to feed it  
 
 

 



43 posted on 06/12/2012 3:56:26 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; ...
 

N.A.A.S. Meridian!

My first duty station!

1966-1968

Actually went down there for a visit last summer: TOTALLY CHANGED!

The jet trainers we had back then was the T2-A Buckeye.

44 posted on 06/12/2012 4:11:11 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: SandRat
We had one but it looked like a strainer after pup grabbed it with her teeth and used it for a chew toy.
45 posted on 06/12/2012 4:36:32 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska







46 posted on 06/12/2012 4:38:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

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47 posted on 06/12/2012 4:41:23 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: Arrowhead1952

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48 posted on 06/12/2012 4:41:23 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: Arrowhead1952

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49 posted on 06/12/2012 4:41:23 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: Arrowhead1952

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50 posted on 06/12/2012 4:41:23 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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