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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona ~ 4 SEPT 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 09/03/2012 6:00:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona

The U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world. Situated in southwestern La Paz County and western Yuma County in southwestern Arizona, U.S., approximately 30 miles north-east of the city of Yuma. The proving ground is used for testing military equipment and encompasses 1,307.8 square miles in the Sonora Desert.

In a typical year, over 500,000 artillery, mortar and missile rounds are fired, 36,000 parachute drops take place, 200,000 grueling road miles are driven on military vehicles, and over 4000 air sorties are flown from the proving ground’s Laguna Army Airfield.

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A huge variety of weapon systems and munitions are tested. These include: long range artillery; missile firing aircraft; cargo and personnel parachutes; direct fire weapons; unmanned aerial systems; technologies to defeat roadside bombs; and a great many more.

Yuma Proving Ground test experts have worked on a seven-days-per-week, round-the-clock basis, to test eight variants of the Stryker armored vehicle since April 2002. Focusing on the vehicle's durability and performance, proving ground testers put 175,000 grueling road miles on the Stryker over gravel roads, pavement, cross-country, and all sorts of rough terrain.

This road testing took place to evaluate the engine, transmission, universal joints, and various other mechanical components. The Stryker variants fired well over 120,000 rounds from weapons mounted on the vehicles, including nearly 50,000 120mm projectiles from the Stryker Mortar Carrier.



Nearly all the primary ground weapon systems deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom underwent extensive testing at the proving ground. As the Army's desert environment tester, the proving ground remains an extremely busy place. Yuma Proving Ground conducts weapon system and munitions testing for all U.S. military services, despite being an Army installation.

A small but significant number of tests are conducted each year for friendly foreign nations, such as Britain, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, Israel, and others. The proving ground's long overland firing range (55 miles) and artillery and mortar testing expertise are a particular attraction. Private firms and law enforcement agencies (such as the U.S. Border Patrol and various police departments) have also tested weapons, munitions and other items at the proving ground.

Learn More About Yuma Proving Grounds Here!

 In 1959, 13 men joined together to form the Strategic Army Corps Sport Parachute Team, to compete in the then communist dominated sport of skydiving. The team performed so well that on June 1, 1961 the Army officially recognized, designated and activated the team as the U.S. Army Parachute Team. The "Golden Knights" are stationed at Fort Bragg, but participate in their Winter Training at Yuma Proving Ground.

Learn More About The Golden Knights 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 09/03/2012 6:00:59 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)

2 posted on 09/03/2012 6:01:22 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: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
3 posted on 09/03/2012 6:01:32 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (65 days)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy Labor Day!


4 posted on 09/03/2012 6:01:38 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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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


5 posted on 09/03/2012 6:02:54 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Well Prepared

September 4, 2012

The idea of always being prepared makes me think of the man who lived next door to us when I was growing up. When Mr. Nienhuis came home, he never failed to back his car into the garage. That seemed unusual to me until my mother explained that Nels was a volunteer fireman. If he got a call, he had to be ready to race to the fire station. He backed in so he could leave quickly when he had to report for duty.

To be well prepared is important in so much of life. “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my axe,” said Abraham Lincoln. We prepare for a career by studying. We buy insurance in case of a car accident or a house fire. We even prepare for the end of life by making a will to provide for loved ones.

The Bible tells us we must prepare ourselves spiritually as well. We do that by putting on spiritual armor to protect ourselves from spiritual attack (Eph. 6:10-20); by preparing our minds for holy living (1 Peter 1:13); by making sure we’re always prepared to answer questions about the reason for the hope we possess (3:15); and by ensuring that we are ready for the promised return of Jesus (Matt. 24:44).

How well prepared are you for what lies ahead? Unsure? Ask the Lord for His help and guidance.

When I awake at early morn
To meet the coming day,
I want to be prepared to take
Whatever comes my way. —Simmons
Spiritual victory comes only to those who are prepared for battle.

Read: Ephesians 6:10-20

You also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. —Matthew 24:44
Bible in a Year:
Ezekiel 1-3


6 posted on 09/03/2012 6:03:32 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

Lots goes on there that doesn’t get known.

Hi Kathy,...((HUGS))


7 posted on 09/03/2012 6:04:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; Stonewall Jackson

Boy of boy....you boys are quick!!


8 posted on 09/03/2012 6:04:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note that tonight’s thread was authored by laurenmarlowe. Please thank her.
She is meeting herself coming and going with work.

Thanks, unique, for the road trippers!

~ Road Trip: Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona ~

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9 posted on 09/03/2012 6:07:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


10 posted on 09/03/2012 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
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

And thanks to you and Lauren for tonight's Road Trip to Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona!



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)

11 posted on 09/03/2012 6:15:38 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; yorkie; NYTexan; MS.BEHAVIN
Another road trip to AZ? Wooohoo...thanks, Galz!
The first trip was a blast! :)


12 posted on 09/03/2012 6:16:35 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; Stonewall Jackson; The Mayor; SandRat; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


13 posted on 09/03/2012 6:17:29 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; ...


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
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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)

14 posted on 09/03/2012 6:17:40 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
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


15 posted on 09/03/2012 6:20:40 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*

Great to see you this 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)

16 posted on 09/03/2012 6:21:00 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: ConorMacNessa

Howdy, Conor! (((hugs)))

Good to see you, too! Hope you and the family had a GREAT
and relaxing holiday! Did you Grill stuff? :)


17 posted on 09/03/2012 6:22:25 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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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
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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)

18 posted on 09/03/2012 6:25:26 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: BIGLOOK
And right close behind....Hawaii snags the silver!!


19 posted on 09/03/2012 6:27:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: LUV W
We didn't grill - we cooked a beef stir-fry on the wok instead. My daughter did the sauce - it was awesome!



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 09/03/2012 6:28:17 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: Stonewall Jackson
And rounding out the top three....Stonewall bags the bronze!!


21 posted on 09/03/2012 6:29:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for our National Anthem....the Irish Tenors do a great job.


22 posted on 09/03/2012 6:34:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Ooo...that sounds yummy!

I just texted my hubby to bring pizza when he comes home from
his bible class. I love cell phones. LOL!


23 posted on 09/03/2012 6:39:41 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


THE SOLDIER’S CODE


Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses troops of the 101st Airborne Division 5Jun1944 prior to D-Day Normandy


The Soldier’s Code


1) I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2) I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3) If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4) If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

5) When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies, or harmful to their cause.

6) I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 1955.





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)

24 posted on 09/03/2012 6:39:48 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*...hope you and your fibula have had a restful day.
Did your chef BBQ or otherwise provide a sumptuous repast?


25 posted on 09/03/2012 6:40:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: BIGLOOK

Good afternoon and Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...did the sun come out today?

Not here...rain overnight and a bit this morning....just overcast this afternoon. That’s good for the last day of the fair.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 6:45:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A restful day, thanks! We did a stir-fry on the wok. John-man was at work until 8:00 - the last day of the season. Now I'm indulging in a nice Chardonnay - all is well!



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 09/03/2012 6:46:19 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: Stonewall Jackson
Good evening, Stonewall and a Happy Labor Day to you as well. ((HUGS)

Did you have a nice, restful day?


28 posted on 09/03/2012 6:54:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Thank you Kathy. Worked there for 23 years. Retired this year. My team supported nearly all the tests that you mention. I live in Yuma.


29 posted on 09/03/2012 7:00:33 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM?



THANK YOUR VETS . . .



. . . AND YOUR SERVING MILITARY!!

THEY HAVE OUR SIX!!!!






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)

30 posted on 09/03/2012 7:00:54 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

Hi Everybody!
)((((···HUGS))))))


31 posted on 09/03/2012 7:03:05 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


32 posted on 09/03/2012 7:06:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...did you and Linda enjoy your Labor Day holiday? Did you have enough sun for a ride?


33 posted on 09/03/2012 7:09:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

There is a substantial number of OCONUS contractors that train at YPG’s.

BTW, I was on the USCG Sedge (when it was station there) in Cordova, 1970-72, and I’ve been from Adak to near the Pribilof Islands through the inland passage to BC.

I also spent 2 years in Hawaii serving.

If someone held a gun to my head and told me I had only 2 choices in life, move to Hawaii or to Alaska, I’d have to respond Alaska definitely.

The list of places I’ve been in Alaska along it’s southern coast is too numerous to post.....loved all of it.


34 posted on 09/03/2012 7:21:41 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I did. I had to work all weekend, getting ready for the holiday, a pair of massive resets, and a store wide inventory, so I was looking forward to having today and tomorrow off.

I spent part of the day reading Ronald Reagan's Speaking My Mind, which I picked up at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum a few months ago. I highly recommend both the book and the museum.

How was your day?

35 posted on 09/03/2012 7:35:44 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Bride Of Old Sarge; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; ...
GREETINGS to all my Canteen, VK, Undead, and FRiends across the fruited plain!

I'd like to take the opportunity to announce that as of today, The Bride has joined us on Free Republic!

Her new screen name is, naturally, Bride Of Old Sarge!

Take a moment to welcome our newest FReeper and FRiend to the forum, as only we can!

36 posted on 09/03/2012 7:49:16 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


The Grey-Haired Brigade



They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member

Footnote:

This is spot on. I am another Grey-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Grey-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

"In God We Trust"



Happy Moments, Praise God.
Difficult Moments, Seek God.
Quiet Moments, Worship God.
Painful Moments, Trust God.
Every Moment, Thank God.









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 09/03/2012 7:51:44 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: Old Sarge; Bride Of Old Sarge



From West Texas
...Bride Of Old Sarge!!
Welcome to our world!
Hope you have a lovely time here! :)

38 posted on 09/03/2012 7:59:32 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: LUV W

Thank you! Glad to be here.


39 posted on 09/03/2012 8:03:31 PM PDT by Bride Of Old Sarge
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To: ConorMacNessa
Bttt.

5.56mm

40 posted on 09/03/2012 8:04:55 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Old Sarge; Bride Of Old Sarge
Welcome to the Canteen, Bride of Old Sarge!

Happy, happy, happy pair!
None but the brave,
None but the brave,
None but the brave deserve the fair!

Enough of that! Now may I ask, which one of you is the brave, and which is the fair?

I've seen your pic, Old Sarge - with all due respect, I guess you must be the brave! Not to disparage you, Bride! 21 years of faithful service - thanks for your service to our Nation!

I hope you both enjoy many years of wedded bliss!



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)

41 posted on 09/03/2012 8:05:11 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; Bride Of Old Sarge

Don’t let her fool ya, Conor, The Bride’s a card-carrying member, too, ya know!


42 posted on 09/03/2012 8:09:37 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Puckster
Welcome to the Canteen, Puckster.

We thank you for your service to our country.

USCGC Sedge (WLB-402)

Can't find one in the water.


43 posted on 09/03/2012 8:10:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I’m the Brave he’s the Fair....


44 posted on 09/03/2012 8:13:01 PM PDT by Bride Of Old Sarge
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you for your well wishes, and thank you for YOUR service.


45 posted on 09/03/2012 8:13:07 PM PDT by Bride Of Old Sarge
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))....cool, but secret stuff, huh?

Did you get Labor Day off? Painting underway? Done? Melted Butter good?


46 posted on 09/03/2012 8:14:35 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))


47 posted on 09/03/2012 8:14:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Spent many a day in Yuma


48 posted on 09/03/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bride Of Old Sarge; Old Sarge
LOL! I feel doubly safe in the presence of the two of 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)

49 posted on 09/03/2012 8:18:35 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
The LAV is a bad ass motor scooter


50 posted on 09/03/2012 8:20:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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