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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii ~ 17 JULY 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 07/16/2012 5:59:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is a United States military facility adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is an amalgamation of the former United States Air Force Hickam Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Base Pearl Harbor, which were merged in 2010.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is part of Navy Region Hawaii and provides Navy and joint operations Base Operating Support that is capabilities-based and integrated.

As part of Pacific Air Forces, the United States Air Force 15th Wing provides strategic and tactical airlift capability to PACAF and Air Mobility Command operating the C-17 Globemaster III. It also enhances PACAF's power and reach operating the F-22 Raptor.

 

 

Naval Station Pearl Harbor provides berthing and shore side support to surface ships and submarines, as well as maintenance and training. Pearl Harbor can accommodate the largest ships in the fleet, to include dry dock services, and is now home to over 160 commands. Housing, personnel, and family support are also provided and are an integral part of the shore side activities, which encompasses both permanent and transient personnel.

Because Pearl Harbor is the only intermediate maintenance facility for submarines in the Middle Pacific, it serves as host to a large number of visiting submariners.

The Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, (NCTAMS PAC), Wahiawa, Hawaii is the world's largest communication station. The headquarters site of this shore command is located in the central section of the island of Oahu, approximately three miles north of Wahiawa.
 

Hickam Air Force Base was named in honor of aviation pioneer Lt Col Horace Meek Hickam. It is under the jurisdiction of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), which is headquartered on the base.

Hickam remains the launch point of strategic air mobility and operational missions in support of the Global War on Terrorism as well as special air missions in support of the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and Commander, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

Hickam is home to the 15th Wing (15 WG) and 67 partner units including Headquarters, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Headquarters - Hawaii Air National Guard and the 154th Wing (154 WG) of the Hawaii Air National Guard. The Air Mobility Command's 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing (515 AMOW) provides tactical and strategic airlift within the Pacific region.

At Pearl Harbor-Hickam the 15th Airlift Wing retains essentially unchanged missions for the 15th AW operations, maintenance and medical groups -- along with its core mission functions of Airfield Operations and Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Also unaffected due to the merge were the many other supported units and tenants on the joint base -- Pacific Air Forces, Air Mobility Command, 13th Air Force and our Total Force partners in the Hawaii Air National Guard.

Learn More About Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam HERE!

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor on historic Ford Island occupies World War II-era hangars that still bear the scars of our nation's first aviation battlefield. It's the newest attraction among the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites and a must visit for aviation and history enthusiasts.

Ford Island, now a National Historic Landmark, is quiet today but it still shows the scars of war. In developing the master plan in the 1990s, the Navy consulted with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Hawaii Foundation.

The Navy agreed to protect several historic buildings and nearby grounds. However, preserving these artifacts is outside the Navy's primary mission, so an innovative method for adaptive reuse and preservation was required.

Perhaps serendipitously, a group of concerned Hawaii citizens stepped forward with a solution and a plan to create a world class aviation museum in the historic hangars that survived the attack that initiated the US effort in World War II.

Visit The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor HERE!

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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 07/16/2012 5:59:31 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 07/16/2012 6:00:03 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi!


3 posted on 07/16/2012 6:00:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
4 posted on 07/16/2012 6:01:13 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


What’s The Trouble?

July 17, 2012

There was something wrong with my lawn. I couldn’t see what the trouble was, but I knew something was causing damage.

After investigating, I discovered the problem: moles. Those voracious little bug-eaters were crawling around just under the surface of my previously well-groomed lawn looking for food and wreaking havoc on my grass.

The children of Israel also had a problem with a hidden cause (Josh. 7). They were experiencing trouble, and they couldn’t figure out why. There was something hidden from their view that was causing serious damage.

The trouble became noticeable when Joshua sent 3,000 troops to attack Ai. Although that should have been a sufficient army to defeat Ai’s small force, the opposite happened. Ai routed the Israelites, killing 36 of them and chasing them back where they came from. Joshua had no idea why this trouble had come. Then God explained the hidden problem: One of his men, Achan, had violated a clear command and had stolen some “accursed things” from Jericho (Josh. 7:11). Only when that hidden sin was discovered and taken care of could Israel have victory.

Hidden sin does great damage. We need to bring it to the surface and deal with it—or face certain defeat.

Dear Lord, I don’t want anything in my life to
hinder my fellowship with You. You know what’s
in my heart. Reveal any areas of my life that are
not pleasing to You and forgive me. Amen.
Confession to God ensures forgiveness.

Read: Joshua 7:1-13

Be sure your sin will find you out. —Numbers 32:23
Bible in a Year:
Proverbs 19-21


5 posted on 07/16/2012 6:02:47 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; laurenmarlowe
Great road trip, Galz! Thanks for your hard work! (((hugs)))

Happy Birthday, Lauren! :)

6 posted on 07/16/2012 6:04:32 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Ka; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s Road Trip is laurenmarlowe.
Work interfers.

~ Road Trip: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii ~

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7 posted on 07/16/2012 6:12:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hickam Field Photos 1937-1941
8 posted on 07/16/2012 6:14:59 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
G'Day All ~ The World As Seen Down Here ~

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~ Nuff Said ~

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9 posted on 07/16/2012 6:27:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


10 posted on 07/16/2012 6:33:57 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 16, 8 PM Pacific (11 PM Eastern)

Broadcast live at 98.1/KING-FM/Seattle

Click on this link to listen.

Bridge: Phantasy for Piano & Strings in F# minor
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Robert deMaine, cello
Jeremy Denk, piano

Frank Bridge wrote a number of fantasies for piano and strings a century ago as part of a series of annual British competitions. Most of them won prizes.

Stefan Jackiw is a wonderful young violinist. At an open rehearsal several years ago, the pianist was late due to Seattle traffic, and Stefan entertained the crowd by playing the E Major Suite for Solo Violin by Bach. I just closed my eyes and went into a trance.

Cellist Robert deMaine is first chair cello with the Detroit Symphony and a talented composer. He has written a set of caprices for solo cello, and one of them is hilarious. In the piece, the muezzin issues the call to prayer from the mosque, beautifully stated by the cello, and the people respond with – a belly dance. I asked him how the people of Dearborn took it when he played the piece there, and he said they loved it. Some Arabs, at least, have a sense of humor.

Dvorák: Selections from “Cypresses” for String Quartet, B. 152
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Amy Moretti Schwartz, violin
Richard O’Neill, viola
Ronald Thomas, cello

I know both Amy and her husband Steve. They’re great people.

Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
Efe Baltacigil, cello
Adam Neiman, piano

This will be a new piece for me.

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances for 2 Pianos, Op. 45
Orion Weiss, piano
Inon Barnatan, piano

Sergei Rachmaninov was the rare composer who understood both the artistic and business sides of music. When the October Revolution hit, Rachmaninov was best known as the leading conductor of Russian opera in the game. But Russian opera doesn’t travel very well. When he came to America in 1918, he was met at the dock in New York with telegrams for two job offers as music director of an orchestra: one from Cincinnati and the other from Boston. (The Boston slot was the job that Serge Koussevitsky took a few years later.)

Rachmaninov knew that it was not yet the era of the itinerant conductor. When you signed a contract with an orchestra, you were there for the whole year. But it was the tail end of the era of the great flamboyant pianist. Hoffmann, Lhevinne, Busoni, Gabrilowitz, Cortot, Carreño and others dominated the world’s concert halls. Rachmaninov took the year off, brushed up on his piano technique and signed with Edison Records in 1919. He quickly became the greatest pianist of the 20th Century, eclipsing his rivals. His piano concertos chased the existing Romantic piano concertos right out of the concert halls. When he signed with RCA Victor in 1927, he got a great deal and complete artistic control. He had homes in New Jersey and Beverly Hills.

In 1938, the pianist Arthur Rubinstein was living in Beverly Hills, and he was pleased to discover that both Rachmaninov and Igor Stravinsky were neighbors. He decided to arrange a dinner at his place where the two could finally meet. Rachmaninov and Stravinsky were of two different Russian generations. Sergei was the ultra-Romantic, and Igor was the firebrand avatar of new music. Rubinstein wondered if they would be able to stay in the same room and began to question his decision.

When the men arrived, both were wary and exquisitely polite.

Stravinsky began tentatively, “Sergei Vasilievich, have you had difficulties collecting your royalties from the Bolsheviks? The tsar’s government at least paid promptly, but I’ve had a hell of a time getting a single kopeck out of the current government.”

Rachmaninov relaxed, laughed deeply in his basso profundo voice and responded, “Igor Fyodorovich, those Communist sons of bitches have been robbing me blind for the past twenty years!”

And the two men became the best of friends.

This is Rachmaninov’s last piece, written both for orchestra and for a two piano arrangement for performance to his friends. It’s a showpiece.

11 posted on 07/16/2012 6:46:49 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for the ping!


12 posted on 07/16/2012 6:48:15 PM PDT by Missy Fallon
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To: HopeandGlory
And in first....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!


13 posted on 07/16/2012 6:52:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Was stationed at Hickam 1964-65, in 1502nd MATS Wing.

Was a Crew Chief on an "Old Shakey" (C-124) at that time, the largest cargo plane in the USAF inventory

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Yes, for you younguns, we used to fly around (actually "cruised" at about 150 mph) propeller driven planes.

Have fond memories of Hickam. Waikiki Beach (girl watching), Makapu Beach on the North Shore (Awesome body surfing) Fantastic Weather year around, which was welcomed for someone who worked out of doors (flight line) and a laid-back, fun place to be (albeit expensive) back then.

My Barracks was near the "10th Puka (hole) on the Golf Course and we used to go their for inexpensive burger and beers.

I also remember they had a real kool outdoor theater with seats within walking distance and if memory serves me, the costs was only .25 cents.

Left Paradise in Jan 66 for another "paradise" (Nam) and though I had volunteered was exited to get over there before the war was over (young, dumb and ....well you know the rest) was soon missing Oahau.

A special shout out to all my Nam Vet bros and sisters, our active duty and especially, those serving in Harms Way.

Stay well all, stay safe and God Bless.

Michael Burlington VT

14 posted on 07/16/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: SandRat
And close behind....Sand snags the silver!!


15 posted on 07/16/2012 7:04:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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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)

16 posted on 07/16/2012 7:05:53 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: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...we are standing on our heads. LOL!!

Love your method of Home Security.

Sent from my iPad (so I can see your pictures)


17 posted on 07/16/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Welcome Home, Brother, and thank you for your service!



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)

18 posted on 07/16/2012 7:12:55 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
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


19 posted on 07/16/2012 7:18:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: The Mayor

Thanks, Mayor, for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))


20 posted on 07/16/2012 7:25:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


21 posted on 07/16/2012 7:27:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SandRat

I’m on my way home so I can enjoy the pics.

Back shortly.


22 posted on 07/16/2012 7:28:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Welcome Home, Brother, and thank you for your service!

Back at your bros!

Marines, eh?

Guess your tour was little more "exiting" than mine in Saigon, (Linguist/Military Intelligence) though I did move around country (debriefing Chieu Hoi/Pows) quite a bit (as well as the occasional foray into Laos and Cambodia) and had my "moments" which used to cause an increase the "pucker factor" which I'm sure you know what I mean. lol

God Bless!

23 posted on 07/16/2012 7:37:40 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Publius

Thanks for the ping....and the story about those two Russian firebrands! :)


24 posted on 07/16/2012 7:40:07 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much, ladies, for tonight's Road Trip to Joint Base Pearl Harbor - Hickam - Hawaii!

*HUGS*

I'm running a malware program on my desktop at the moment. I'm in safe mode, and the malware doesn't work in here. I hope to have this problem resolved by tomorrow night.

I went to see the Pain Dr. today. He put me on Gralise - a neural pain med I take nightly with dinner, and on the Butrans patch - once weekly. He also provided me with a back brace - makes it easier to stand up and less painful to walk. He's prescribed pool walking for me at least twice a week. I'm hopeful that this will improve things.



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)

25 posted on 07/16/2012 7:41:04 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: LUV W

I found it hilarious that two composers who probably had serious reservations about each other’s music became fast friends over the issue of getting paid.


26 posted on 07/16/2012 7:48:37 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Periods of utter boredom punctuated by moments of great excitement - lots of anxiety in between.

As far as I'm concerned, if you had boots on the ground in 'Nam, you're worthy of great respect. There were no front lines there - even in the so-called "secured areas" you were in danger. And thanks to the media, Academia, and numerous of our politicos, the "conventional wisdom" regarding the Vietnam War is far from the truth. But you know that.

Gotta keep punching - the Leftist Bastards are in the process of taking another victory from us. Damn them all to Hell!

God Bless our Valiant Troops!



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 07/16/2012 7:54:29 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






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~


28 posted on 07/16/2012 8:01:29 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa; Conservative Vermont Vet

Aw, c’mon Conor...tell us how you really feel!

Welcome home to both of you, from an old cold warrior.


29 posted on 07/16/2012 8:01:29 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thank you ladies for this evenings road trip! *Hugs*


30 posted on 07/16/2012 8:03:50 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Publius
Good evening, Maestro! The Symphonic Dances are excellent pieces, but I'm forever hooked on Rocky II - in my opinion probably the greatest piano concerto ever composed. Never tire of listening to it, particularly the Third Movement.



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 07/16/2012 8:04:27 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: HiJinx
Thanks very much, Jinxie! And thanks for your service - the Cold War was a long and arduous struggle. The Cold Warriors did a great job in a very dangerous conflict. And they brought us through to victory over the vaunted Soviet Union. Good on you, Brother!



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 07/16/2012 8:10:10 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)

33 posted on 07/16/2012 8:11:56 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: Kathy in Alaska; DieHard the Hunter; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; ...
A Love Story
and A Plea For Help...

YouTube

34 posted on 07/16/2012 8:14:16 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)

35 posted on 07/16/2012 8:15:10 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

G’night, Conor! (((hugs)))

See ya in the morning!


36 posted on 07/16/2012 8:28:11 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet; ConorMacNessa
Army, eh?

Của trò chuyện ....

NVN linguist among other things and while most missions were just long some were really scary, then we' RTB and get rocketed ttrying to get some shut eye before the next 0400 wake up.


37 posted on 07/16/2012 8:28:30 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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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.


38 posted on 07/16/2012 8:39:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


39 posted on 07/16/2012 8:43:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...how are the bachelor boys doing?


40 posted on 07/16/2012 8:49:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evenin’, Kathy...((HUGS))...surviving.

Right now it’s thundering with off and on rain.


41 posted on 07/16/2012 8:53:02 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: BIGLOOK

Good evening, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any good news today?

Did you have sun? Sun came out here a couple hours ago, but the BLACK clouds piled up against the mountains portend rain.


42 posted on 07/16/2012 8:57:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: laurenmarlowe; LUV W
Happy Birthday, lauren!!


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43 posted on 07/16/2012 9:06:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SandRat

Thanks, Sand, for the Hickam Field photos....interesting bit of history.


44 posted on 07/16/2012 9:16:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

I'm sure there's good news somewhere in the world....I just don't live there.

Got a ton of little chores done over the past coupl days and it has been sunny.....well almost....so that's been good for everyone's spirits.
45 posted on 07/16/2012 9:16:37 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: BIGLOOK

It always feels good getting lots of the little things done. Good for you.


46 posted on 07/16/2012 9:59:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Welcome Home Conservative Vermont Vet. Thank You for your service to our great country.

Stopped at Pearl Harbor on our way to WESTPAC with each of our three WESTPAC tours (64-67). 3 months in Boot Camp (San Diego) and 3 months at San Diego Shipfitter/Pipefitter “A” school. Then it was off to join the Pacific Fleet homeported in San Diego. GREAT duty station.

I was stationed aboard a Destroyer Tender which provided repairs to ships of the fleet. Though we never made it to Yankee Station, we put in many long hours servicing the Fleet in Subic, Kaoshuing, Sasebo and Yokosuka.

My first two years I worked in the Pipe Shop and the last to in the Diving Locker. I don’t regret any of my time in the US Navy.

Salute, brother!....two.


47 posted on 07/16/2012 10:40:21 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: SandRat

GREAT pictures, SandRat. Thank You.


48 posted on 07/16/2012 10:47:10 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



49 posted on 07/17/2012 1:29:41 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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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?


50 posted on 07/17/2012 1:30:47 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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