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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico ~ 18 DEC 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 12/17/2012 6:01:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico

Holloman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located six miles southwest of the central business district of Alamogordo, a city in Otero County, New Mexico, United States. The base was named in honor of Col. George V. Holloman, a pioneer in guided missile research. It is the home of the 49th Wing (49 WG) of the Air Combat Command (ACC).



Holloman is located in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin between the Sacramento and San Andres mountain ranges. The base is about 10 miles west of Alamogordo, New Mexico, on U.S. Route 70/82; 90 miles north of El Paso, Texas; and 70 miles east of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The base covers 59,639 acres and is located at an altitude of 4,093 feet. Holloman is home to the world's longest, at 50,188 feet (almost 10 miles), and fastest, approaching 10,000 feet per second, test track.



The 49th Wing — host wing at Holloman Air Force Base — supports national security objectives by deploying worldwide to support peacetime and wartime contingencies. The wing provides combat-ready Airmen, F-22 Raptors, and trains MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper pilots and sensor operators.

Additionally, the wing delivers Air Transportable Clinics and Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources while providing support to more than 17,000 military and civilian personnel to include German Air Force Flying Training center operations. The wing has a proud history of service in World War II, Korea, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia and NATO-led Operation Allied Force.

Along with the 49th FW, the 46th Test Group , part of the 46th Test Wing from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida is based at Holloman. The 46th TG is an Air Force Materiel Command unit responsible for operational testing and evaluation of new equipment and systems proposed for use by these forces.

Current initiatives include advanced self-protection systems for combat aircraft, aircrew life support systems, aerial reconnaissance improvements, new armament and weapons delivery systems, and improved maintenance equipment and logistics support.

Learn More About Holloman Air Force Base HERE!!

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a museum and planetarium complex in Alamogordo, New Mexico, dedicated to artifacts and displays related to space flight and the space age. It includes the International Space Hall of Fame. The Museum of Space History highlights the role that New Mexico has had in the U. S. space program, and is one of eight museums administered by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

The museum includes exhibits about the planets of the Solar System, space flight and the primates that were used in early space flight experiments conducted by the United States. The museum holds mock-ups and training units of many important space artifacts such as satellites, the Space Shuttle, and the lunar lander (the originals are still in space or on the moon).

Visit the New Mexico Museum of Space History 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 12/17/2012 6:01:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Opened Ears

December 18, 2012

Recently I was having trouble with my ears and decided to try a somewhat controversial treatment. It was supposed to melt the wax in my ears and clear out any impediments that might get in the way of the ability to hear. I have to admit that it sounded like a strange experience. But I was desperate to be able to hear clearly, so I was willing to give it a try.

As important as good hearing is in life, it is even more important in our walk with God. In Psalm 40:6, David declared, “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; my ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.” The word opened in this verse can be translated “cleared out,” and it speaks of what God desires for us. He wants our ears to be open and ready to hear Him as He speaks to us through His Word. Sometimes, however, our spiritual ears may be blocked by the background noise of the surrounding culture or the siren songs of temptation and sin.

May we instead turn our hearts to the Lord in full devotion, keeping our ears open to Him so that we will be sensitive to His voice. As He speaks, He will put His Word in our hearts, and we will learn from Him to delight in His will (v.8).

Open my ears, that I may hear
Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
And while the wave-notes fall on my ear,
Everything false will disappear. —Scott
God speaks through His Word
to those who listen with their heart.

Read: Psalm 40:1-10

Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; my ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require. —Psalm 40:6
Bible in a Year:
James 1-2


2 posted on 12/17/2012 6:03:02 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: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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

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


3 posted on 12/17/2012 6:03:27 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
4 posted on 12/17/2012 6:03:32 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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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~


5 posted on 12/17/2012 6:08:39 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: The Mayor; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


6 posted on 12/17/2012 6:12:02 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

Thank you Ladies for this evening's road trip! *Hugs*

7 posted on 12/17/2012 6:12:40 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: The Mayor
And in first....The Mayor grabs the gold!!


8 posted on 12/17/2012 6:17:45 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; Fawnn; MoJo2001; Soaring Feather; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; MikeWUSAF; ...
Air Force Bump!


9 posted on 12/17/2012 6:22:21 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: HopeandGlory
And a close second....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


10 posted on 12/17/2012 6:23:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


11 posted on 12/17/2012 6:27:20 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 for yet another great road trip, Galz! This one isn’t too far away from where I live! :)


12 posted on 12/17/2012 6:27:41 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenanace for body and soul.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 6:32:24 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

And that would be “sustenance”...darn fingers.


14 posted on 12/17/2012 6:34:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Vineyard; ViperAsh50; Voter#537; VPMWife78; vrwcagent0498; wacsog10; Wage Slave; WakeUpAndVote; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s Road Trip is laurenmarlowe.
She has to be at work at 3am.

Canteen ping....."Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico".


15 posted on 12/17/2012 6:48:47 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s Road Trip is laurenmarlowe.
She has to be at work at 3am.

Canteen ping....."Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico".


16 posted on 12/17/2012 6:52:47 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; BIGLOOK; All


17 posted on 12/17/2012 6:58:07 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.


18 posted on 12/17/2012 7:08:00 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

Out the door to get my Mom a new printer. Back later.


19 posted on 12/17/2012 7:16:56 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

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


20 posted on 12/17/2012 7:19:59 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Holloman is almost right next door.


21 posted on 12/17/2012 7:28:56 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you and Thanks for all you do my FRiend!!


22 posted on 12/17/2012 8:18:43 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: Kathy in Alaska

Not only was I stationed there (1985-1988), but I met my future wife there. We just celebrated our 26th aniversary last week. So yes...I love Holloman AFB.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 8:44:35 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Sergio
Welcome to the Canteen, Sergio....Holloman AFB is indeed a highlight in your life.

We thank you for your service to our country.

And Happy 26th Anniversary!!


24 posted on 12/17/2012 9:09:42 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, Hawaii...((HUGS))...hope you have finally seen the sun.

It came out here today, but it is staying COLD!! It is -10 right now.

I’m ready for some 20 degree weather.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 9:19:20 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))

Finally some sun this afternoon but that's not before I'd come down with a rather bothersome cold. Off to the drugstore in the morning come rain or shine.

Hope you get your 20 degree warming but truthfully 20 doesn't really compute with warm.
26 posted on 12/17/2012 9:34:34 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, AZ, and thanks for the Tribute To Our Troops.

Hope your Monday went well, and your commute too! *HUGS*

It’s -11 right now, and I had to get gas on the way home. With the weather so cold, and knowing that I need to run my car every few hours, I never let my tank get much below half. But, my feet and hands are still cold. BRRR!


27 posted on 12/17/2012 9:35:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Colds are very bothersome for sure. Feel better soon.


28 posted on 12/17/2012 10:03:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: darkwing104

Good morning, Retired DDuck.


29 posted on 12/17/2012 10:05:31 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

Good morning, Luv...

How is the mad rush going?

Mostly guys needing your help?


30 posted on 12/17/2012 10:33:52 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 your lessons are all going well. Have a Terrific Tuesday.


31 posted on 12/17/2012 10:39:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))

Have you ever been there?

How did your storm turn out? Did you get any snow?


32 posted on 12/17/2012 11:15:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun
Good Tuesday morning, beachy...((HUGS))

Yesterday we had our Christmas potluck, altho payroll snagged lunch and went back to work.
Last Tuesday went REALLY smoothly. Would that today does too.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 12:38:16 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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34 posted on 12/18/2012 12:41:21 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...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?

Snacks?


35 posted on 12/18/2012 12:44:32 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; JemiansTerror; MEG33; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; ...
God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


36 posted on 12/18/2012 12:47:06 AM 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
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Lauren. How's it going?

37 posted on 12/18/2012 1:08:51 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


38 posted on 12/18/2012 1:09:00 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning, Ma. ((HUGS))
What kind of goodies were in the potluck?
Our admin officer is providing a breakfast
for some of us this morning.
Then Thursday is the office party at a local restaurant.
Will have to take lots of antacids. LOL
All ready for Christmas?

39 posted on 12/18/2012 3:56:10 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Good morning, Canteen. Good morning to our

AWESOME

Military, our Allies, and their families.

Thank you, lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.

DC Metroland weather report

~ Today... Areas of patchy fog early.
Sun and clouds mixed. High 58F.
Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

~ Tonight...Mostly clear. Low 36F.
Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Call me Scrooge, but I think it is time for some NEW
Christmas songs.
I love the classics BUT geez
when you have the same song sung year after year
by different artists, well...it gets old.

Gotta post and run.
We're having a holiday breakfast with free food!
But, you stay right where you are.
Cause...............I'll be bock!

The FR Canteen is

Come in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, pancakes, conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM


AVOLESE, PAUL ANDREW
7/7/1967
South Vietnam - over water
"KIA" Body not recovered


FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

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



40 posted on 12/18/2012 4:25:30 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: beachn4fun

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach. How’s it going?


41 posted on 12/18/2012 5:11:19 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. It's a nippy 38º here but 54º at the closest weather station.






42 posted on 12/18/2012 5:14:23 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))) to you.


43 posted on 12/18/2012 5:16:08 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning EG ((HUGS))

all is well, now that I’m fed.

And the sun is finally shining!

Howz it out your way?


44 posted on 12/18/2012 5:47:30 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning dear ((HUGS))


45 posted on 12/18/2012 5:51:58 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning, Kathy...((HUGS))

Only to attend a conference.

Storm was COLD!! FROSTED up the car windows real good. Snow only where it belongs here,... on the mountains.


46 posted on 12/18/2012 5:53:28 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: PROCON
Good morning Pro ((HUGS))


47 posted on 12/18/2012 5:53:40 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Good morning connie sweets


48 posted on 12/18/2012 5:54:42 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning, Kathy...((HUGS))

Only to attend a conference.

Storm was COLD!! FROSTED up the car windows real good. Snow only where it belongs here,... on the mountains.


49 posted on 12/18/2012 5:55:26 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: beachn4fun

It should get into the 80s here later today, but there is some frost on the roofs now.


50 posted on 12/18/2012 5:55:34 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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