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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Riley, Kansas ~ 26 JUNE 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 06/25/2012 6:00:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Riley, Kansas

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Fort Riley is a United States Army installation located in Northeast Kansas, on the Kansas River, between Junction City and Manhattan. The Fort Riley Military Reservation covers 100,656 acres in Geary and Riley counties and includes two census-designated places: Fort Riley North and Fort Riley-Camp Whiteside. The fort has a daytime population of nearly 25,000.

Fort Riley, "Home of the Big Red One" (1st Infantry Division), is known for its excellent training, abundant recreational opportunities, rich history, and tremendous relations with surrounding communities.

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Throughout the year, Fort Riley provides assistance to the Army National Guard (ARNG) and United States Army Reserve. Fort Riley provides training assistance to more than 30,000 Reserve Component soldiers, including the Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserves, Navy Reserves, Marine Reserves, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Air Guard, and individuals conducting individual training or attending schools. While at Fort Riley, they resided at this Complex, and use Tank Trails from Equipment Concentration Site #33 and Mobilization and Training Equipment Site (MATES).

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Fort Riley is home to more than 10,000 soldiers. Population assigned-served 42,264; Active Duty Officer 1,117; Active Duty Enlisted 9,252; Family Members 12,020; Retirees 16,249 (Army 5,860 and Other Services 10,389); Civilian Work Force 3,626.

The Garrison Command is composed of dedicated Soldiers and civilian employees who play a critical role in supporting the Fort Riley mission. Their focus is to provide training, readiness, and deployability for three active component combat brigades and support for mobilization and deployment of active and reserve component units.

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The Garrison Command also provides effective support services for the Soldiers and Family members. The quality of life is important at Fort Riley. The goal is to provide the best quality of life available in the Army. The Garrison Command is dedicated to making training at Fort Riley a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Learn More About Fort Riley HERE!

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In 1976, a group of cavalrymen met to assess the status of preservation initiatives relating to the history, equipment, literature, traditions, and heritage of the Cavalry. Their findings were not encouraging; many significant reminders of the past presented by artifacts, documents, and photographs of the Cavalry simply vanished or had been discarded, their value unrecognized.

To safeguard the legacy of the Cavalry and to halt the grievous losses diminishing the cultural substance of our country’s rich past, the US Cavalry Association was formed that year. From that small group of cavalrymen, the Association has grown to a diverse and unique organization, national in scope, striving to preserve the Cavalry heritage.

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The US Cavalry Association is the proud sponsor of the U.S. Cavalry Museum, located at Fort Riley, Kansas. The U.S. Cavalry Museum is part of the Army Museum System and chronicles the colorful history of the American Mounted Horse Soldier from the Revolutionary War to 1950. The building that houses the Museum was once the headquarters used by General George Armstrong Custer.

Visit The U.S. Cavalry Museum 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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1 posted on 06/25/2012 6:00:41 PM PDT 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

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 06/25/2012 6:01:13 PM PDT 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!





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)

3 posted on 06/25/2012 6:01:20 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






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~


4 posted on 06/25/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
5 posted on 06/25/2012 6:01:53 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Spent my first three years in the Army at Ft. Riley!


6 posted on 06/25/2012 6:04:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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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 isn't home from work yet.

~ Road Trip: Fort Riley, Kansas ~

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Showing support and boosting the morale of
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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
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The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
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The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
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We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



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7 posted on 06/25/2012 6:08:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie

Welcome to the Road Trip: Road Trip:.....UGH!!!! I’ve asked the Admin Moderator to please fix it.


8 posted on 06/25/2012 6:11:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: HopeandGlory
And in first....Nana Hope!!


9 posted on 06/25/2012 6:25:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


10 posted on 06/25/2012 6:27:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


11 posted on 06/25/2012 6:29:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
And a close 2nd....Mac snags the silver!!


12 posted on 06/25/2012 6:31:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
And a close 2nd....Mac snags the silver!!


13 posted on 06/25/2012 6:37:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie
And rounding out the top three....AZ bags the bronze!!


14 posted on 06/25/2012 6:39:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Joe 6-pack
Good evening, Joe 6-pack. We thank you for your service to our country.


15 posted on 06/25/2012 6:44:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much, Kathy! And thanks very much to you and Lauren for tonight's Road Trip to Fort Riley, Kansas!

*HUGS*



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)

16 posted on 06/25/2012 6:45:34 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: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...it’s raining!

Hope you had sun.

I didn’t hear any good news today...did you?


17 posted on 06/25/2012 6:53:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Email....emergency shutdown of all computer systems....shutting down now. Have to stop at Lowes on the way home.


18 posted on 06/25/2012 6:56:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thanks for a great road trip, Galz! At least we didn’t encounter one of those Kansas twisters!...yet... :)


19 posted on 06/25/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ConorMacNessa


Doc and Mrs. Doc!

20 posted on 06/25/2012 7:02:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Safe journey, Kathy! See you on the flip side!



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)

21 posted on 06/25/2012 7:05:16 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

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


Cornered

June 26, 2012

One Sunday morning, D. L. Moody entered a house in Chicago to escort some children to Sunday school. During his visit, three men backed him into a corner and threatened him. “Look here,” Moody said. “Give a fellow a chance to say his prayers, won’t you?” The men actually allowed him to call out to God, and Moody prayed for them so earnestly that they left the room.

Had I been in Moody’s situation, I might have called for help or looked for the back door. I’m not sure I would have acted on Jesus’ command to His followers: “Pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:28 NIV).

Praying for the people who treat us with contempt is one way to “do good to those who hate [us]” (v.27). Jesus explained that Christians get no credit for swapping acts of kindness with other “nice” people. He said, “Even sinners do the same” (v.33). However, blessing our persecutors (Rom. 12:14) sets us apart from them and aligns us with the Most High, because God is kind even to wicked people (Luke 6:35).

Today, if you feel “cornered” by someone, seek safety if the situation calls for it, and follow Jesus’ teaching: Pray for that person (Luke 23:34). Prayer is your best defense.

We want to know Your heart, Lord, and have Your
wisdom to know how to handle opposition.
Give us patience to show kindness.
Guide us, we pray.
Returning good for good is human; returning good for evil is divine.

Read: Luke 6:27-36

Pray for those who spitefully use you. —Luke 6:28
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 97-99


22 posted on 06/25/2012 7:07:09 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: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night again Owl! ((HUGS))

Good news and good weather are a rarity these days. But the reality is that if there wasn't bad news and inclement weather there wouldn't be any news at all.
23 posted on 06/25/2012 7:08:18 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My father was stationed at Ft. Riley when I was a kid. I don’t know how many hours I spent running around the Cavalry Museum - it was just a short walk up Forsyth Ave. and across the parade ground.


24 posted on 06/25/2012 7:08:27 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The best recorded first case of the 1918 flu pandemic occurred in Ft. Riley, KS.


25 posted on 06/25/2012 7:18:04 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I was at Ft. Riley in 1967. June-July was a real swelter-pot. My fatigue shirt was crusty-white from salty perspiration every day. They used to give out directives to make everyone take lots of salt tablets to avoid heat stroke, etc. Conventional wisdom nowadays is that was a bad idea. I’m still not sure about it.


26 posted on 06/25/2012 7:19:01 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: BIGLOOK
Thanks very much, Biglook! The children have kindly consented to allow us to live with them for another year! Wait a minute - what's wrong with this picture?



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)

27 posted on 06/25/2012 7:20:15 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

If you gotta be one, be a Big Red One.


28 posted on 06/25/2012 7:20:38 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


29 posted on 06/25/2012 7:25:00 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


30 posted on 06/25/2012 7:25:21 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!



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)

31 posted on 06/25/2012 7:50:16 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

Hi Conor!

(((HUGS)))
I am totally exhausted. I moved all my sheet music into my new place today.

Such a Schlepp!


32 posted on 06/25/2012 7:52:10 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



The Star Spangled Banner
John McCormack & Frank Patterson
(Click)


Please let me know by FReepmail if you want to get on or off my music pinglist.








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)

33 posted on 06/25/2012 7:52:26 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: 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 06/25/2012 7:59:33 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
Everything!!


35 posted on 06/25/2012 8:01:37 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


THE TORCH IS PASSED


“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage - and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

President John F. Kennedy, 20Jan1961








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)

36 posted on 06/25/2012 8:09:38 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: BIGLOOK
LOL! You've got that right, FRiend!



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 06/25/2012 8:12:17 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: Migraine
Welcome to the Canteen, Migraine...thanks for sharing. We thank you for your service to our country.


38 posted on 06/25/2012 8:16:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

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

Thank you for your diligence, ((((Conor))))


39 posted on 06/25/2012 8:21:57 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hello Fort Riley! First Brigade was home for three years. =)


40 posted on 06/25/2012 8:25:10 PM PDT by Redcitizen (New Mexico, home of the green chili & the A-bomb. Coincidence? I think not.)
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!



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)

41 posted on 06/25/2012 8:39:09 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: AZamericonnie

Thanks, AZ, for the red, white, and blue tribute.

Did you have a busy Monday? Hope your commute was easy, no obstructionists. *HUGS*

Mine started out slow and steady, but after the first hour became FAST and steady.


42 posted on 06/25/2012 8:39:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Howdy, Conor! It’s always good to see your cheerful self! :)


43 posted on 06/25/2012 8:40:02 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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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 only as “The Land of the Lost”, which bears a banner over the lintel stating:

“ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE!”

They stand and watch mutely over us as we toil hour after hour without respite.

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

If I can escape their iron grip, 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)

44 posted on 06/25/2012 8:40:38 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
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.

Did you have an acceptable day? *HUGS*

45 posted on 06/25/2012 8:49:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
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.


46 posted on 06/25/2012 8:58:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
When the kid comes home story....

I made a Spanish Tortilla ( a Frittata) that would keep me happy for a couple days whebn the phone rang and my son said he was dropping by; did I want to go shopping or just hang out ?

When he came by, he saw the Spanish Tortilla and said he was glad I was eating healthy.....then he are seven of the eight slices himself.

But on the bright side, he told me he missed my cooking!

I was lucky the cute young wahines were at school that day. A slice of luck.
47 posted on 06/25/2012 9:16:36 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; mylife; Darksheare; PROCON; ConorMacNessa; BlueLancer; SandRat; ...

Woo-Hoo; been there and done that!

The training areas north of the motor pools and barracks are criss-crossed with well defined tank trails that are also well used. During the rainy season, travel on the tank trails could be difficult. Most soldiers supposed that was because of all the mud; failing to comprehend that buffalo roamed those prairies for thousands of years beforehand.


48 posted on 06/25/2012 9:17:17 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

I don’t think we ever had a twister during the 3 years I was there. Something about being positioned between two large bodies of water kept them away; at least, that’s what we were told at the time.


49 posted on 06/25/2012 9:19:37 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: HiJinx

I’m pretty sure they’ve had some around that area, but good
you never saw them. :)

They keep telling us that we don’t have them because we’re
on the edge of the “Caprock” (a very large plateau) which causes an updraft that
keeps them away. Whatever it takes! LOL!


50 posted on 06/25/2012 9:23:45 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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