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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington ~ 10 JULY 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 07/09/2012 5:58:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, (JBLM), formerly Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, is a joint United States military installation in Pierce County and Thurston County, Washington, United States. The post is named after Army Captain Meriwether Lewis and Army Air Corps Colonel William Caldwell McChord. The principal Fort Lewis maneuver units are U.S. I Corps, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Brigade and 4th Brigade 2nd Infantry Division; all of which are constituted as Stryker brigades.

 It is also home to 17th Fires Brigade, the 62nd Medical Brigade, the 593rd Sustainment Brigade, the 555th Engineer Brigade, the 42nd Military Police Brigade, the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, the 11th Signal Brigade, the I Corps NCO Academy, Headquarters, the Western Region Cadet Command, the 1st Personnel Support Group, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), 2d Ranger Battalion, the 75th Ranger Regiment, and Headquarters, 5th Army (West).

On Feb. 1, 2010, Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base became Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) -- one of 12 joint bases worldwide. On that day, JBLM reached its initial operational capability, meaning the installation support functions at Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base began a phased consolidation to Army management under the Joint Base Garrison. The process was complete on Oct. 1, 2010, when JBLM reached its full operational capability and all installation support functions have transferred.

JBLM has more than 25,000 soldiers and civilian workers. The post supports over 120,000 military retirees and more than 29,000 family members living both on and off post. Fort Lewis proper contains 86,000 acres; the Yakima Training Center covers 324,000 acres. JBLM Main & North have abundant high-quality, close-in training areas, including 115 live fire ranges. Additional training space is available at the Yakima Training Center in eastern Washington, including maneuver areas and additional live fire ranges.



In 2009, the former Fort Lewis Regional Correction Facility was remodeled and renamed the Northwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility (NWJRCF). The facility houses minimum and medium security prisoners from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. During the summer months (June, July, August), JBLM North hosts the Leader Development and Assessment Course, a capstone program for the U.S. Army's ROTC program. Also adjacent to the post is Camp Murray (Washington National Guard).

Learn More About Joint Base Lewis-McChord HERE!

The Fort Lewis Military Museum collects, preserves, displays and interprets artifacts relevant to the history of Fort Lewis and the units which have served there. The Museum also strives to foster an appreciation for the role that the United States Army played in the exploration, settlement and defense of the Pacific Northwest.

The Museum features an outstanding collection of uniforms, weapons, military art and memorabilia associated with Fort Lewis and the United States Army.

Visit The Fort Lewis Military Museum HERE!

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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 07/09/2012 5:58:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
2 posted on 07/09/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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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.
Work clashes with fun.

~ Road Trip: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington ~

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3 posted on 07/09/2012 6:02:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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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 07/09/2012 6:03:13 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


It’s Okay To Ask

July 10, 2012

It’s perfectly natural for fear and doubt to creep into our minds at times. “What if heaven isn’t real after all?” “Is Jesus the only way to God?” “Will it matter in the end how I lived my life?” Questions like these should not be given quick or trite responses.

John the Baptist, whom Jesus called the greatest of the prophets (Luke 7:28), had questions shortly before his execution (v.19). He wanted to know for sure that Jesus was the Messiah and that his own ministry had therefore been valid.

Jesus’ response is a comforting model for us to use. Instead of discounting the doubt or criticizing John, Jesus pointed to the miracles He was doing. As eyewitnesses, John’s disciples could return with vivid assurances for their mentor. But He did more—He used words and phrases (v.22) drawn from Isaiah’s prophecies of the coming Messiah (Isa. 35:4-6; 61:1), which were certain to be familiar to John.

Then, turning to the crowd, Jesus praised John (Luke 7:24-28), removing any doubt that He was offended by John’s need for reassurance after all he had seen (Matt. 3:13-17).

Questioning and doubting, both understandable human responses, are opportunities to remind, reassure, and comfort those who are shaken by uncertainty.

When my poor soul in doubt is cast
And darkness hides the Savior’s face,
His love and truth still hold me fast
For He will keep me by His grace. —D. De Haan
Reassurance comes as we doubt our doubts and believe our beliefs.

Read: Luke 7:18-28

Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, . . . the poor have the gospel preached to them. —Luke 7:22
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 145-147


5 posted on 07/09/2012 6:03:48 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: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


6 posted on 07/09/2012 6:05:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thank you Ladies for this evening’s road trip! *Hugs*


7 posted on 07/09/2012 6:05:56 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...sun today?

Sun has been popping in and out all day here.


8 posted on 07/09/2012 6:08:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, AZ...thanks for the “white” tribute to our troops.

Hope you had a good day and a gooder commute. *HUGS*

Did you get some rain? Cooler temps?


9 posted on 07/09/2012 6:13:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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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


10 posted on 07/09/2012 6:15:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: The Mayor

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


11 posted on 07/09/2012 6:18:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Great road trip, Galz! My son just told me yesterday that he would
like to be stationed there...if he EVER gets out of OKC. :)


12 posted on 07/09/2012 6:19:02 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Did my Basic there, think it rained every day. Flew us up from San Francisco, Bussed us there from Hayward, California. I was so Scared, never will forget. Kissed Wife goodbye climbed on bus from recuiting station Oct, 26, 1966, thought I would never see Her again. At that time it was just called Ft. Lewis. Thanks for Memories, you have hit all my Bases in last few Months .


13 posted on 07/09/2012 6:20:52 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

We have sun....just because it's Monday. But just because there's sunshine, Trade Wind breeze and beauatiful cumulus clouds this afternoon, they all get hung up on the volcanoes this evening and we'll have rain tonight and tomorrow. Maybe even a rainbow....
14 posted on 07/09/2012 6:22:22 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

We have sun....just because it's Monday. But just because there's sunshine, Trade Wind breeze and beauatiful cumulus clouds this afternoon, they all get hung up on the volcanoes this evening and we'll have rain tonight and tomorrow. Maybe even a rainbow....
15 posted on 07/09/2012 6:22:32 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: BIGLOOK
And in first....Hawaii grabs the gold!!


16 posted on 07/09/2012 6:22:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: AZamericonnie
And in second....AZ snags the silver!!


17 posted on 07/09/2012 6:25:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: The Mayor
And rounding out the top three....The Mayor bags the bronze!!


18 posted on 07/09/2012 6:28:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi everybody!
(((HUGS)))


19 posted on 07/09/2012 6:30:56 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I was stationed at Fort Lewis from December 1972 to September 1973.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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