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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 ~

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.



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


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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