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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts ~ 04 December, 2012
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/03/2012 6:03:59 PM PST by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: United States Army Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Massachusetts

The United States Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC) is a military research complex and installation in Natick, Massachusetts charged by the U.S. Department of Defense with the research and development (including fielding and sustainment) of food, clothing, shelters, airdrop systems, and other service member support items for the U.S. military.

The installation includes facilities from all the military services, not just the Army, and is so configured to allow cross-service cooperation and collaboration both within the facility and with the many academic, industrial and governmental institutions in the Greater Boston Area.

The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC) is the Army’s one-stop Soldier-support organization. SSC is responsible for researching, developing, fielding, and managing food, clothing, shelters, airdrop systems, and Soldier support items.

NSSC’s goal is simple: Provide America’s Soldiers with the best equipment in the world. To achieve this goal, the Natick team has consolidated full life-cycle management of Soldier items into a one-stop, Soldier support organization.

NSSC conducts research, development, acquisition and sustainment to maximize combat effectiveness and survivability of freedom's defenders.

Natick Labs has developed or is developing the following items or systems:

The MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat)
Irradiated food
The "instant chapel"
Bulletproof clothing
Land Warrior
Future Soldier
Future Force Warrior
Collective Protection Shelters
Interceptor Body Armor
Quarpel, a water-repellent, water and stain resistant textile treatment

In an effort to develop a warrior system to meet the Army's transformation goals for the Objective Force, the US Army Soldier Systems Center (Natick) was leading a new Army-wide research effort called Objective Force Warrior. The proposed concept for OFW would upgrade Land Warrior and enhance warfighter lethality and survivability by bringing many of the ideas of the Future Warrior concept to reality in the 2010-2012 timeframe.

Learn More About NSSC HERE!

The Museum of World War II, Inc., with 10,000 square feet of display area, is described by London’s Imperial War Museum as “a fully staffed private collection containing the most comprehensive display of original World War II artifacts on exhibit anywhere in the world”. The museum is located a few miles west of Boston, at the junction of two major highways.

Formed over a period of more than 40 years, the collection documents and illustrates the period from the Versailles Treaty, ending World War I, to the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes trials, ending World War II. All of the more than 6,000 artifacts on display, as well as 100 mannequins with complete uniforms and equipment, are original and from the Second World War.

The presentation of the exhibits is a major reason that the Museum is private and not open to the general public--although visits are regularly scheduled several days a week for those who will appreciate and understand the era and the collection. Most of the artifacts are not behind glass.

Visit The Museum Of World War II 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 12/03/2012 6:04:07 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
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 12/03/2012 6:04:38 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

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


Open-Handed Help

December 4, 2012

A homeless man spends time in our local library. One afternoon, while I was writing there, I took a lunch break. After I finished the first half of a turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich, an image of the man’s face came to mind. A few minutes later, I offered him the untouched part of my lunch. He accepted.

This brief encounter made me realize that with all that God has given me, I needed to do more to help those who are less fortunate. Later, as I thought about this, I read Moses’ instructions on providing for the poor. He told the Israelites: Do not “shut your hand from your poor brother, but . . . open your hand wide to him” (Deut. 15:7-8). An open hand symbolizes the way God wanted His nation to provide for impoverished people—willingly and freely. No excuses, no holding back (v.9). God had given to them, and He wanted them to give generously enough to supply whatever was “sufficient” for the need (v.8).

When we offer open-handed help to the poor, God blesses us for our kindness (Ps. 41:1-3; Prov. 19:17). With His leading, consider how you might “extend your soul to the hungry” (Isa. 58:10) and freely give to help others in Jesus’ name.

Grant us, then, the grace for giving
With a spirit large and free,
That our life and all our living
We may consecrate to Thee. —Murray
You may give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.

Read: Deuteronomy 15:7-11

You shall open your hand wide to [the poor]. —Deuteronomy 15:8
Bible in a Year:
Ephesians 4-6


3 posted on 12/03/2012 6:04:46 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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4 posted on 12/03/2012 6:04:57 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Aloha Lauren! ((HUGS))
5 posted on 12/03/2012 6:05:07 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Howdy howdy Hope!

FIRST!!

6 posted on 12/03/2012 6:06:34 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: The Mayor
Good evening to you Mayor!

SECOND!!

7 posted on 12/03/2012 6:08:33 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha BIGLOOK! *Mucho HUGS*

THIRD!!

8 posted on 12/03/2012 6:10:41 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Great road trip, Lauren! ((((hugs))))

Hope you’re doing ok! :)


9 posted on 12/03/2012 6:14:06 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts

About 20 minutes ago we had a 5.8 earthquake centered about 30 miles west of Anchorage.
Really shook things up pretty good.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 6:19:11 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; Kathy in Alaska; All

Howdy LUV! *HUGS*

I yam, I yam, just a tad SWAMPED, LOL!

Up and out the door every day this week by 5:00 am, the chickens are screaming at me.

Y’all have a blessed and good week. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 6:21:17 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: y'all; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; MS.BEHAVIN; mylife; NYTexan; TASMANIANRED; SandRat; ...

Whooooo's ready for Tuesday, Night Owls?
Not me...I'd rather just sleep in, thank you!
Hope all of you survived Monday!
It's gettin' busy at the mall! EEK!
(((hugs)))

12 posted on 12/03/2012 6:25:38 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hi Lauren.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 6:26:01 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe

I couldn’t keep your schedule at ALL! Sweet dreams, Lauren...talk soon I hope.

I’m already ready for our “road trip” next June! It can’t come soon enough!


14 posted on 12/03/2012 6:34:01 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


15 posted on 12/03/2012 6:35:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Get some good sleep...((HUGS))


16 posted on 12/03/2012 6:40:29 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; laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska

Just checking in and off to bed for me. (((HUGS)))


17 posted on 12/03/2012 6:42:19 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Until recently I lived close to the “Natick Labs” (which is what the facility's called by locals) and there's a young lieutenant who lived in my building who's assigned there.In the early 70’s I did a USAR summer camp at the Ft Devens hospital and while there we received a bird colonel from the labs whose experimental chute failed to open.I'll remember the image of the chopper's arrival ‘till the day I die.
18 posted on 12/03/2012 6:42:39 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 6:50:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Arrowhead1952

Nighty-night, Early Bird! See ya in the mornin’! Weather is supposed to cool down tonight and I hope they’re right! :)


20 posted on 12/03/2012 6:57:10 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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