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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 16 August 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 08/15/2012 5:59:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


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A U.S. paratrooper patrols as the sun rises in a village in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, May 4, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod




Canteen Mission Statement

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies' military
and family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.




HAND IN HAND

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Carl Coles hands out magazines while greeting children and other members of the community during a mission in Afghanistan's Farah province, May 8, 2012. Coles is a civil affairs soldier assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady

METAL MUSCLE

Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Morris cuts a bushing out of an unserviceable B-1 Lancer bell crank housing in the metals technology shop on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 2, 2012. Morris is a 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technology apprentice. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kate Thornton

MEETING MOMENT

U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Rodgers shakes the hand of an Afghan boy during a meeting with the boy’s father, a village elder, in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, May 4, 2012. Dean, an infantryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Company C, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod


RIVERBED PATROL

U.S. Army paratroopers and Afghan soldiers move along a riverbed during a foot patrol in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 8, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod


COMBAT MEDIC

U.S. Army Pfc. Kristina Batty dons a headscarf to meet with female Afghan villagers in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 5, 2012. Batty, a medic for a female engagement team, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

WEIGHTY WORK OUT

U.S. Army Spc. Lance Love and Army Pvt. Chase Greer work out between convoy missions on Forward Operating Base Warrior in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, May 12, 2012. Love and Greer, truck drivers, are assigned to Company A, 307th Brigade Support Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod


SNIPER'S SCOPE

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alyssa Gomez peers down the scope of her M24 Sniper Weapon System at the Nevada Test and Training Range on Nellis Air Force Base, Nv., May 11, 2012. Gomez, a sniper assigned to the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron, is the ninth female in Air Force history to become a sniper after graduating from a 19-day sniper course on Fort Bliss, Texas. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes

WALL WATCH

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Randal Krebs provides security as members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar staff conduct quality checks and speak to Afghan citizens as part of a patrol in Afghanistan's Kunar province, May 12, 2012. Krebs, a platoon leader, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar, security force element, and is deployed from Company A, 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry, Airborne. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Marasky


DISTANCE SIGNALS

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ebrima Jagne signals the distance of an ammunition load aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during a replenishment-at-sea mission in the Pacific Ocean, May 15, 2012. The George Washington successfully completed a six-month, routine maintenance period and is now underway conducting sea trials. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Brian H. Abel


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1 posted on 08/15/2012 6:00:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

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 08/15/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
3 posted on 08/15/2012 6:02:01 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: HopeandGlory

Oh my goodness, Nana Hope....too much cuteness to go with our Pledge of Allegiance.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 6:03:22 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~


5 posted on 08/15/2012 6:10:38 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: RightOnline; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Remembering Our Troops! ~

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Honoring those who have served before.

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6 posted on 08/15/2012 6:13:13 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)

7 posted on 08/15/2012 6:15:50 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; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 08/15/2012 6:16:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: HopeandGlory
Nana Hope!!


9 posted on 08/15/2012 6:20:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: BIGLOOK
Hawaii!!


10 posted on 08/15/2012 6:22:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...

*Remembering the ones who NEVER forget us!*

11 posted on 08/15/2012 6:25:48 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Connie!!


12 posted on 08/15/2012 6:28:55 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.


13 posted on 08/15/2012 6:33:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: LUV W

Cute, but I don’t recall one of those being issued in my duffle (Sea) bag.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 6:34:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


15 posted on 08/15/2012 6:37:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: LUV W

That pic is soooo precious Luvie! *Hugs*


16 posted on 08/15/2012 6:38:03 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: mylife

Only “special” ops gets them. *grin*


17 posted on 08/15/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: AZamericonnie

Hey, (((Connie)))

Thanks! It makes me smile! :)


18 posted on 08/15/2012 6:42:30 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha and good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))...overcast and the possibility of rain this evening.

Any good news today? Sun?


19 posted on 08/15/2012 6:50:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Thanks very much for tonight's Remembering Our Troops thread!

I know this is your crunch day - I hope you've got all those unruly accounts sitting up and paying you mind!



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)

20 posted on 08/15/2012 6:53:47 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 today’s “white” tribute to our troops.

Did you have a good work day? An easy commute? Critters? *HUGS*


21 posted on 08/15/2012 6:56:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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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!




"Who have never retreated from clash of spears!"



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


Please let me know by FReepmail if you would like 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)

22 posted on 08/15/2012 6:56:12 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: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...today went really well, the best in a long time. A little homework Monday night, more Tuesday night made today go well. I, me, actually got all my corrections done with an hour to spare before we cut checks. It was nice not to be pushing frantically right up to the deadline.

How was your day? Feeling a bit better? Relaxing yet?


23 posted on 08/15/2012 7:06:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: RightOnline; All

REFUELING RAPTOR

An Air Force F-22 Raptor pulls into position to accept fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker off the East Coast, May 10, 2012. The F-22 is assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and the Stratotanker is assigned to the 756th Air Refueling Squadron on Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Md. U.S. Air Force photo by: Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock

I couldn't help it....the refueling pics are my favorites.

24 posted on 08/15/2012 7:15:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Feeling better tonight than I have felt the last several days, thanks! I started on a seven day course of Levaquin today. I was able to work today - put in a full day. I was worried in the afternoon that I would not make it through the day. My back and neck tightened up and my hand (arthritis) started bothering me. Had to get up and walk around for a while. Feeling better now - I think the Levaquin is already working.



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 08/15/2012 7:16:31 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 The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our 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)

26 posted on 08/15/2012 7:18:49 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

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


27 posted on 08/15/2012 7:19:17 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: LUV W

I had to drag out my iPad to see the pic...that is so cute. And a perfect fit.

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))


28 posted on 08/15/2012 7:21:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

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

Perfect music. ;)


29 posted on 08/15/2012 7:24:08 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: LUV W

Wonderful Picture!

Thank You!


30 posted on 08/15/2012 7:27:32 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Glad you had it with you! :) I do LOVE me some iPad! LOL!

Glad you enjoyed it. It’s one of those smile-makers!


31 posted on 08/15/2012 7:28:53 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...good lessons today? Sun?


32 posted on 08/15/2012 7:30:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I am off for home via Arby’s on a mission for my folks.

My Mom wants to reinstate their tradition of eating “out” on Thursdays. (My Dad went out and brought dinner back.) Since my Dad can’t drive, it is up to me.

She brought me a coupon for Arbys last night that expires today. Thus we start on a Wednesday. LOL!!


33 posted on 08/15/2012 7:35:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

That photo you posted earlier was precious! Hope you're having a good 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)

34 posted on 08/15/2012 7:36:02 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
Safe journey, Kathy! I will be in the world of dreams when you return!



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 08/15/2012 7:38:43 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
Good evening, Connie!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening! How are things going with you?



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 08/15/2012 7:49:23 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; ...


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)

37 posted on 08/15/2012 7:57:00 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; ...


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!




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)

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)

38 posted on 08/15/2012 8:12:23 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

Three Prodigies in a row!
I love Wednesdays!


39 posted on 08/15/2012 8:17:00 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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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.


40 posted on 08/15/2012 8:17:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks....and I am. Enjoying the last few hours of my day off! LOL!

I know you’re gone now...so sweet dreams! (((hugs)))


41 posted on 08/15/2012 8:20:39 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: left that other site

3?? How nice is that!!


42 posted on 08/15/2012 8:33:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

What a great....and VERY familiar....shot. :)

Well, familiar except for the aircraft that is about to be refueled; too new for me to have ever encountered on an air refueling mission. :) (I’m such a dinosaur.......)


43 posted on 08/15/2012 8:34:09 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: mylife

Good evening, my...what a great use of a pocket! LOL!


44 posted on 08/15/2012 8:49:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It is cute.


45 posted on 08/15/2012 8:58:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RightOnline

Just thinking about the skill it takes for 2 “drivers” to make a perfect connection.....awesome talent!

We have Raptors up here at Elmendorf AFB. They are pretty cool.


46 posted on 08/15/2012 9:09:05 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 and West Texas Rose! ! ((HUGS))

Anyone mind if I use the thread to send a few pics to an old friend of mine? Just got off the Coconut wireless after a lengthy chat.
47 posted on 08/15/2012 9:24:46 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for the Star Spangled Banner....singing along.


48 posted on 08/15/2012 9:24:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; mylife; AZamericonnie; eyedigress; LUV W; MS.BEHAVIN; ConorMacNessa; beachn4fun; ..

This is a shot of tonight's monsoon storm shortly after sunset. This is from the Wal-Mart parking lot looking south toward the Huachuca Mountains. The last rays of the sun are visible behind/below the cloud layer, with wisps of rain falling on the mountains.
49 posted on 08/15/2012 9:27:34 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: BIGLOOK; Kathy in Alaska

Fine by me - but I’m not in charge!!


50 posted on 08/15/2012 9:29:55 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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