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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!

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 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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To: BIGLOOK

Rainbows are nice. Don’t forget your umbrella if you go out.


21 posted on 07/09/2012 6:33:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Esmerelda; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; StarCMC
SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Monday, July 9, 8 PM Pacific (11 PM Eastern)

Broadcast live at KING-FM

Mendelssohn: “Andante and Allegro Brilliante” for Piano Four Hands in A, Op. 92
Orion Weiss, piano
Anna Polonsky, piano

Orion and Anna met at the festival a few years ago, and now they’re married. Anna is tiny, and it always surprises me that she can get such a huge sound from the piano. This is a new piece for me, but Mendelssohn tends to be entertaining.

Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola in D, Op. 25
Lorna McGhee, flute
Ida Levin, violin
David Harding, viola

Lorna is a tiny flutist from Scotland by way of Vancouver, and she’s a delight. David is also from Vancouver, so we have a two-thirds Canadian trio for this piece. This is early Beethoven attempting to channel Mozart.

de Falla (arranged by Maréchal): “Suite populaire espagnole”
Bion Tsang, cello
Inon Barnatan, piano

I heard Inon play at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, and he was impressive. This is a new piece for me.

Ravel: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in A minor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Edward Arron, cello
Jeremy Denk, piano

Jeremy is one of America’s great pianists and the single best lecturer on American composer Charles Ives that I’ve ever encountered. He views me as an amateur and a pretentious fool, so he doesn’t particularly like to talk music with me. But he also treats some of his collaborators as amateurs. Everyone knows that it’s just his personal style, and they’re used to it. When you’re as talented as Jeremy, you have the right to pretty much behave as you want. I found his satirical piece about Sarah Palin at his blog to be offensive, however. This piece is a good example of the modern French style from the Twenties.

22 posted on 07/09/2012 6:35:15 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: left that other site
Hi, M-L!!! ((((HUGS)))) back at'cha!
23 posted on 07/09/2012 6:45:21 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...hope you and Linda are doing well, and your move is too. Any more potted flags?

Did you have sun?


24 posted on 07/09/2012 6:52:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))...you would get some rain there. d:o)


25 posted on 07/09/2012 7:03:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





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)

26 posted on 07/09/2012 7:03:22 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

I am off for home...with a stop for gas. $4 a gallon on Saturday for the Suburban. I’m hoping Costco is lower tonight.


27 posted on 07/09/2012 7:06:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!

I'm off for home. Back shortly.


28 posted on 07/09/2012 7:10:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: yorkie

Thanks!

I needed that!


29 posted on 07/09/2012 7:12:26 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

No, just my downstairs neighbor. The flags are still there.

I think Linda likes the new place better than the old one, as i have brought all the rugs over there. She is not amused by the slippery laminate floors now that the rugs are gone!

And it has been VERY sunny! :-)


30 posted on 07/09/2012 7:15:02 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy! ((((hugs))))

I hope so. It always seems to miss us, like we’re the hole in the donut. LOL!


31 posted on 07/09/2012 7:23:08 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
$4.00!?!? Ouch!!!

Paid $3.35 this morning and I felt like I was fleeced! Last week I paid $3.12 at Sam's Club - what happened in the last week?



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)

32 posted on 07/09/2012 7:26:12 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: left that other site
We ALL can use this.....
(But, this one's for you!)
33 posted on 07/09/2012 7:32:45 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much, Kathy!

And thanks to you and Lauren for tonight's Road Trip to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington!

*HUGS*

I'm sorry that Lauren has been so tied up in work lately - miss her dearly - would love to have a chance to chat with her again!



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 07/09/2012 7:32:54 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)

35 posted on 07/09/2012 7:53:49 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

Hey there! I was stationed at JBLM (when it was just Fort Lewis) from May of 1985 until I ETSed out of the Army in November 1986. I was part of HHT 3/5th Cavalry, communications section.

Today, my house is about 1 1/2 miles from the eastern edge of JBLM. We see the C-17’s doing their touch-and-go’s and maneuvers, the ocaisional P-3 Orions that the Navy sometimes flies out of there, and we can sometimes hear the weapons fire and occasional artillery fire when the troops practice. Yes...they even do it late at night. Not that I’m complaining...it’s the sound of freedom.

JBLM is my neighbor...and I like it!


36 posted on 07/09/2012 7:54:09 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!


“Freedom Isn’t Free”

By DDR Kelly Strong USCG (ret)

I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He’d stand out in any crowd.


Eternal Father, Strong to Save
(Click)


I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t free.


Taps
(Click)


I heard the sound of Taps one night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant “Amen,”
When a flag had covered a coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.



I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives,
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington,
No, freedom isn’t free.


God Of Our Fathers
(Click)


Many Thanks To ExTexasRedhead For Finding This Poem!








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 07/09/2012 8:07:38 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; ExTexasRedhead

Freedom is NOT free....thanks, Mac, for putting it together and ExTexasRedhead for finding it.


38 posted on 07/09/2012 8:16:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

....till they ALL come home....


39 posted on 07/09/2012 8:20:42 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: hoagy62
Hi Hoagy! Thanks very much for your service to our Nation. I feel much the way you fe3el about Ft. Lewis regarding NNMC Bethesda, now the Walter Reed National Medical Center - joint based Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. My father served there from 1956-60 and 1965-69. I remember walking through the corridors there and sitting in his office as a nine year old.

After my tour in 'Nam, I served there 70-71. We both had the honor of raising the Stars and Stripes there - he as Junior Officer of the Day in the 50's, me as the Chief of the Day in 70 and 71. (By the time I got to NNMC in 1970, the COD watch had devolved on to E-5's and the Chief's were standing the JDO watch.)

Again, thanks for your service - our great Nation needs guys like you now more than ever!
40 posted on 07/09/2012 8:21:17 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: hoagy62
Good evening, hoagy...very cool. You are up close and personal.
Thanks for sharing your experiences. And we thank you for your service to our country.


41 posted on 07/09/2012 8:25:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: LUV W
May the day come soon!



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)

42 posted on 07/09/2012 8:34:53 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: easternsky
Good evening, easternsky.....I can just imagine how the unknown was scary. But...you survived!
Thanks for sharing your experiences. We thank you for your service to our country.


43 posted on 07/09/2012 8:38:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


AMERICA – LAND OF THE FREE . . .

BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!!!!

SEMPER FI AND OORAH!!!








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 07/09/2012 8:58:26 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: ConorMacNessa

I pray it does. Our guys don’t need to be in the sandbox any
more. They are moving targets and the current administration
has no interest in keeping them safe from harm.

Prayers that they do stay safe, though.


45 posted on 07/09/2012 8:58:47 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 AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

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

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)

46 posted on 07/09/2012 9:00:56 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
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.


47 posted on 07/09/2012 9:05:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hey, I was stationed at the MHCS at Ft. Lewis from Jan ‘66 - Feb ‘67 - great place to finish out my military time, being only a half hour or so from Seattle where I spent many a happy weekend - plenty of nice people, both troopers and civilian - happy memories......


48 posted on 07/09/2012 9:10:12 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ConorMacNessa

G’night, Conor! See ya in the morning! :)


49 posted on 07/09/2012 9:10:23 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Publius
Good evening, Publius....how is tonight's Chamber Music Festival program?

And you spent almost a year at there. Thank you for your service to our country.


50 posted on 07/09/2012 9:28:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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