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FReeper Canteen ~ RoadTrip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California ~ 27 NOV 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 11/26/2012 6:01:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a United States Marine Corps military installation in San Diego, California. It lies between San Diego Bay and Interstate 5, adjacent to Lindbergh Field and the former Naval Training Center San Diego.

MCRD San Diego's main mission is the initial training of enlisted male recruits living west of the Mississippi River. Over 21,000 recruits are trained each year. The Depot also is the home to the Marine Corps' Recruiter School and Western Recruiting Region's Drill Instructors School.

 

Recruit training for those enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, also referred to as boot camp, includes a thirteen week process during which the recruit becomes cut off from the civilian world and must adapt to a Marine Corps lifestyle.

During training, the drill instructors train recruits in a wide variety of subjects including weapons training, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, personal hygiene and cleanliness, close order drill, and Marine Corps history. The training emphasizes physical fitness and recruits must attain a minimum standard of fitness to graduate.

 This standard includes a Physical Fitness Test. Recruits must also meet minimum combat-oriented swimming qualifications, qualify in rifle marksmanship with the M16A2 service rifle.



Unlike training at Parris Island, recruits must leave the depot to conduct field training. The second three-week phase is spent at Edson Range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, where recruits fire on the rifle range. At the conclusion, recruits return to San Diego, but will return at the end of recruit training for the 56-hour "culminating" event called The Crucible.

Learn More About Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego HERE!!

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Command Museum boasts one of the most extensive and comprehensive displays of Marine Corps historical items in the Nation. The Museum has over 150,000 annual visitors and occupies 22,233 square feet of indoor space.

The Mission at the MCRD Command Museum is “To provide an educational setting that portrays the legacy of the Marine Corps for the training of recruits and the continuing education of Marines, that functions as a supporting arm to the recruiting effort, and that serves as a bridge to the civilian community.”

Visit The MCRD Command 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 11/26/2012 6:01:47 PM PST 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 11/26/2012 6:04:25 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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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~


3 posted on 11/26/2012 6:07:34 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Today’s Canteen ping…..”Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California”.

Please thank laurenmarlowe…she hasn’t made it home from work yet.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 6:09:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...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.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 6:09:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie....thanks for the Tribute to Our Troops.

Did you have a good Monday? Feeling better? *hugs*


6 posted on 11/26/2012 6:12:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...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 11/26/2012 6:13:04 PM PST 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
Thank you ladies!

God Bless our troops!

8 posted on 11/26/2012 6:13:12 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Jet Jaguar; BIGLOOK


9 posted on 11/26/2012 6:14:16 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

From a USAF Security Forces (SP) vet: God bless the United States Marine Corp.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 6:16:27 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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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


11 posted on 11/26/2012 6:16:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


12 posted on 11/26/2012 6:18:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
13 posted on 11/26/2012 6:18:50 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


14 posted on 11/26/2012 6:19:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
And in first....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!


15 posted on 11/26/2012 6:21:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie
And in second....Connie snags the silver!!


16 posted on 11/26/2012 6:26:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: oldteen

Good evening, teen...*hugs*

Hope your Monday is going well. Are you having cold weather?
Those “things” leaving you alone?


17 posted on 11/26/2012 6:28:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thanks, Galz for a great road trip! I have always wanted to
visit San Diego! And seeing Marines there would be icing on
the cake, as it were! :)

Yay, Kathy!! It only posted once!


18 posted on 11/26/2012 6:28:40 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

A very Good evening to you Kathy. Monday wasn’t so bad, but busy as usual.

Still having a hard time shaking this bug but it will not defeat me! LOL

Still working on Christmas decorating.

How are you feeling today? *Hugs*


19 posted on 11/26/2012 6:34:42 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: fidelis
Welcome, fidelis, and good evening. Thanks for helping honor our troops. And we thank you for your service to our country.


20 posted on 11/26/2012 6:35:35 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska




Good evening, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Thanks very much – coming aboard!









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)

21 posted on 11/26/2012 6:35:35 PM PST 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 rounding out the top three....Mac bags the bronze!!


22 posted on 11/26/2012 6:36:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Sgt. Channing B. Hicks, USA, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, KIA Afghanistan 16Nov2012



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps









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)

23 posted on 11/26/2012 6:37:42 PM PST 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 seem to be doing well. Just went and started my car...it’s cold outside! Now I need to find my little tree and my lights.

Good luck with the bug...beat it back!!


24 posted on 11/26/2012 6:41:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha and good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))

Hope you had some sun today. We did, but it is clear and COLD!


25 posted on 11/26/2012 6:43:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

LOL! I did the same thing I’ve been doing every day. Make a short count and back out. I tried earlier to back out right away and it didn’t post at all. Oh well.

Back later...my computer is shutting down.


26 posted on 11/26/2012 6:46:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



LCpl. Dale W. Means, USMC, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, KIA Afghanistan 18Nov2012


I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps









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 11/26/2012 6:47:42 PM PST 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)))


28 posted on 11/26/2012 6:53:04 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Computers are crazy!!

Glad it worked this time though. Has to have been very frustrating!


29 posted on 11/26/2012 6:54:42 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Capt. Walter Reid Barrie, British Army, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS), KIA Afghanistan 11Nov2012






I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Flowers of the Forest



Black Watch Piper

THE SOLDIER

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke



Last Post








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 11/26/2012 7:00:29 PM PST 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

Been there, done that, and earned the title December 20, 1974.

That sounds like a really long time ago. Probably because it is.

Oorah!


31 posted on 11/26/2012 7:01:36 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: ConorMacNessa

...and those of our allies....

32 posted on 11/26/2012 7:02:23 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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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)

33 posted on 11/26/2012 7:05:44 PM PST 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)

34 posted on 11/26/2012 7:08:05 PM PST 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

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


More And More

November 27, 2012

A rallying cry often heard today in our economically challenged world is “Less and less.” Governments are called to balance their budgets. People are urged to use less energy and decrease consumption of limited resources. It is good advice that we should all heed. In the realm of faith, however, there are no shortages of love and grace and strength. Therefore, as followers of Christ, we are urged to demonstrate His love in our lives in ever-increasing measure.

In the apostle Paul’s first letter to the believers in Thessalonica, he urged them to “abound more and more” in a lifestyle that pleases God (4:1). He also commended them for their demonstration of love for each other, and called them to “increase more and more” in brotherly love (v.10).

That kind of ever-increasing love is possible only because it comes from God’s limitless resources, not from our own dwindling supply. Poet Annie Johnson Flint wrote:

His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power has no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

The apostle Paul expressed his desire for the believers: “May the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you” (1 Thess. 3:12).

How much should we love God and others? More and more!

Our limited ability to love does not change God’s limitless power to love through us.

Read: 1 Thessalonians 3:12–4:10

May the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you. —1 Thessalonians 3:12
Bible in a Year:
2 Corinthians 1-3


35 posted on 11/26/2012 7:13:36 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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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.


36 posted on 11/26/2012 7:30:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor...hope you had a good Monday.

Thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


37 posted on 11/26/2012 7:37:47 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

38 posted on 11/26/2012 7:43:04 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy!


39 posted on 11/26/2012 7:46:13 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Sgt Channing B Hicks, USA
1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment,
4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division


Amazing Grace

40 posted on 11/26/2012 7:49:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa


Honoring Our Fallen

41 posted on 11/26/2012 7:57:30 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hiya Kathy!

Still at sister's place, taking a train back home tomorrow and then will get my repaired truck back on Saturday, with a short journey back to Washington.

Been a bit of a hassle, but at least the end is in sight. My boss has been very understanding, teased me about just wanting a longer Thanksgiving break :-)

HEY, I'll show him my receipts :-)

42 posted on 11/26/2012 8:04:35 PM PST by PROCON (Tyranny won, God help us.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Monday is going well, thank you. *hugs*

Weather is on the freezing side in the mornings but bearable during the day. Some rain might warm it up!

Those "things" are doing what they normally do but I'll survive! :)

Are you getting more sleep yet?

43 posted on 11/26/2012 8:06:31 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska
It was almost 40 years ago that I arrived at MCRD San Diego and began a career that would span across five different decades and ended with my retirement shortly after coming home from Afghanistan for the last time. Only the first six years of my military career were spent as a United States Marine, but those six years provided a solid foundation for the remainder of my military service. Semper Fidelis.
44 posted on 11/26/2012 8:33:49 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: AlaskaErik

Thank you for your service, AE, and may God BLESS you!


45 posted on 11/26/2012 8:49:15 PM PST by redhead (Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number $16,000,000,000,000)
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To: oldteen

I did a little better last night. Hopefully tonight too.

I’m really beat and a hot shower should help.

Wishing you some rain.


46 posted on 11/26/2012 8:50:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Showers invigorate...baths relax. :)


47 posted on 11/26/2012 9:25:08 PM PST by oldteen
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

LCpl Dale W Means, USMC
Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2,
2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force


Eternal Father Strong To Save - click

48 posted on 11/26/2012 9:30:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: oldteen

I wish...baths require knees. Altho I do think at times that it is worth the effort.


49 posted on 11/26/2012 9:34:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good morning, ML...((HUGS))...hope you had a great Monday.

Are you having sunny weather. It is COLD here...3 degrees about 8:30pm.

Have a good Tuesday. Linda, too!


50 posted on 11/26/2012 10:01:16 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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