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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico ~ 05 FEB 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | lauernmarlowe

Posted on 02/04/2013 6:08:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

White Sands Missile Range is a rocket range of almost 3,200 square miles area, the largest military installation in the United States. WSMR includes the Oscura Range and the WSMR Otera Mesa bombing range. WSMR and the 600,000-acre Fort Bliss Range Complex to the south form a contiguous swath of territory for military testing.

White Sands Missile Range is a Test and Evaluation Command Installation operated primarily for the support of research, development, test, and evaluation of weapon and space systems, subsystems, and components.

WSMR, established in 1945, is the largest all-overland test range in the Western Hemisphere, and is the Department of the Army's largest installation, covering approximately 2.2 million acres. With the addition of several extension areas, the range can be expanded to nearly four million acres for certain types of testing. WSMR is bordered by Fort Bliss to the south and by Holloman Air Force Base to the west.

White Sands is poised to meet the many challenges that 21st century technological advancements, acquisition reform, and force transformation will present to the Acquisition Test and Evaluation community, private industry, and research laboratories (both domestic and international).

White Sands is leading the way for distributed testing of Joint capabilities. They are focusing on integrating complex Joint capabilities into a cohesive environment that will merge live and simulated operations across many geographically-separated test ranges. White Sands continues to offer a world class Range Control facility, state of the art launch complexes, and extensive environmental test facilities and laboratories.

Learn More About White Sands Missile Range And The Army Garrison HERE!!


White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation was organized to support the White Sands Missile Range Museum and to raise money for a permanent museum to collect and exhibit the artifacts necessary to memorialize the events, and the participants, both individual and organizational who have contributed to the outstanding achievements at White Sands Missile Range.

At the White Sands Missile Range Museum you can trace the origin of America's missile and space activity, find out how the atomic age began and learn about the accomplishments of scientists like Dr. Wernher von Braun and Dr. Clyde Tombaugh at White Sands. Displays also include the prehistoric cultures and the rip-roaring Old West found in southern New Mexico. Pictured Above is Missile Park.

Visit The White Sands Missile Range 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

 

 



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: canteen; military; roadtrip; troopsupport
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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)

21 posted on 02/04/2013 6:49:03 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

Very cool pic....AND only one of them! :)


22 posted on 02/04/2013 6:53:23 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top "three"....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


23 posted on 02/04/2013 6:54:05 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

I remember when I first saw that from Los Angeles — it was a missile test from Vandenburg.

Very cool.


24 posted on 02/04/2013 6:55:29 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope you had a good day. Still cold back there?

Above 32 here. *sigh* It is supposed to be winter.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 6:59:01 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
I had a somewhat contentious day. We are locked in combat with Insurance Company bean-counters over health coverage for my son David. I once worked for a stinking insurance company as a claims attorney. Their motto is "We will pay no claim before its time."

Our powder is dry.

I went up to Baltimore this afternoon for another Cortisone injection in the lumbar spine. It went quite well. Now if I could just manage to get the MRI of my cervical spine done, things would be great. Most of my pain now is upper back and shoulder. This doctor is light years ahead of those I have gone to in the past for this problem.

We're at 31 degrees right now - it's supposed to stay the same through the night. We were supposed to get a little snow but it appears to have passed us by.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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 02/04/2013 7:12:42 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

I drove the back road from WSMR down to Ft Bliss a few (hundred) times and didn’t hit a single Oryx.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 7:18:41 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21
Drove past this crazy thing every day.


28 posted on 02/04/2013 7:22:35 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: All
This is the White Sands area visit I want to do -

http://www.atomictourist.com/trinity.htm

Trinity Site is open to the public twice a year—on the first Saturday in April and October.

29 posted on 02/04/2013 7:24:12 PM PST by az_gila
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To: Uncle Sham
Welcome to the Canteen, Uncle Sham, and we thank you for your service to our country.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 7:34:58 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, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


31 posted on 02/04/2013 7:35:48 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

YES!! Only one of them!! LOL!!


32 posted on 02/04/2013 7:37:34 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.


33 posted on 02/04/2013 7:38:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good thing you have an inside “track” with the insurance and know a thing or two about how they work. Hope that helps you get what you need.

Hope you get the MRI soon and the new doctor can get you back on track.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 7:49:26 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

Evening, Kathy. Nice photos — very inspiring.


35 posted on 02/04/2013 7:49:26 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




MAY ALMIGHTY GOD UPHOLD AND DEFEND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!



This Nation is dearer to me than my own life.
I fought for it willingly and proudly, as my ancestors have done since the American Revolution, and as members of my family continue to do to this very day.



Memorial to Battery "C", 5th U.S. Artillery at Gettysburg, PA
My 3-greats grandfather, Cpl. William Murphy,
was wounded by shrapnel at the Clump of Trees
in Pickett’s Charge, July 3, 1863.

In the Second World War my Father, who enlisted in the Navy on his eighteenth birthday, my Father-in-Law, a Marine, and a veritable platoon of my Uncles and Great Uncles served in the Army, The Army Air Force, The Navy and the Marine Corps, in the American Theatre, in the Pacific, and in Europe.

My Father was called up from the Reserves for the Korean War and served on board the USS Borie, DD-704 as a Radioman Third Class in the combat zone. The Borie was part of the armada that participated in the Hungnam Evacuation in December, 1950. He earned a commission as a Medical Service Corps Officer by examination in 1951 and remained in the Navy until his retirement in 1969.

In my youth, I spilled my blood for it on the Field of Battle, in a far-off land, in a war that was scorned by many of my contemporaries, a war in which we were victorious in every major engagement on the field, and a war in which we were betrayed by a coterie of spineless politicos, by The Fifth Column that masquerades as the media, by Academia, and by the Hollywood elite.

I was joined in that cause by my Father, who had boots on the ground in-country on several occasions in the early 60’s. I was likewise joined by several cousins in the Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.



In my old age, the jackals gather again, seeking once more to steal a victory won by another generation of Americans, seeking to change our Nation into a Socialist State in which we are all tools of the collective rather than free men and women, a State in which we will be little more than subjects rather than free and proud citizens. They seek by every artifice, scheme and fraud known to man to undo the American Revolution.



Though I am old and weak, I would willingly fight for our Beloved Nation once again, and, if necessary, give my life for it if doing so would advance the cause of Liberty.

I say this without boast or apology – I am no better or worse than the millions of American men and women who have answered the Nation’s call, and I am no hero. I am simply one of millions of Americans who did his or her duty when called upon by the Nation to do so. Many of my Comrades-in-Arms join in posting on this Forum.



The consequences of the recent election are unfolding on a daily basis. Those consequences include an intensified attack on our basic Freedoms, an increasing tax burden on the middle class and small business, and an increasingly aggressive endorsement of the Gay Agenda with its concomitant attack on traditional marriage and our dearly held family values.

Now is not the time for despair; it is not the time for surrender. Now is rather the time to reaffirm with resolve our core values: individual liberty, self-reliance and personal responsibility, honoring the traditional family, the sanctity of human life, Love of God and Country, and Courage in the face of great Peril. These are the values that made this Nation great, the values that sustained it through over two centuries of wars, economic upheaval and civil unrest. These are the values that are anathema to the left, the values that contemporary society has largely abandoned, and the values that we must proclaim anew.

There are those who say they will discourage their sons and daughters from serving in our military because of the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the advance of the Gay Agenda under this Regime. This course of action will ensure the imminent subversion and effective dismantling of our military. I will not countenance the relinquishment of our splendid military to a pack of perverts. My family has served since the Revolution, we serve now, and we will serve in the future. My youngest son, John Man, is bent on becoming a Marine, and I will give him every encouragement to stand in the yellow footprints and follow in a long and honorable tradition.

Many now advocate secession from the Union. Secession is not the answer, even if it could be accomplished. This is the greatest Nation to emerge in the long history of this planet, and it will endure the abuses of the present Regime, survive and flourish in Freedom again!

More to the point, this is MY Country – and yours! Here I am and here I stay! I am not willing to abandon it to the Leftist traitors now in power or to any other enemies, domestic or foreign. I took an oath when I shipped on forty-five years ago to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic – that oath binds me today and will bind me until I die.

"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre,
Mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað. "

"Will shall be the sterner, heart the keener,
Spirit shall be the greater as our might lessens."

(Battle of Maldon – lines 313-314)

KNOW THIS: I will not sit idly by while Marxists, atheists, perverts and traitors work relentlessly to sabotage the heroic efforts and sacrifices of over two centuries of Patriots, to rip away our basic Freedoms, and to bring this great Nation to its knees.

May God continue to Bless and Protect the United States of America – A Beacon of Freedom shining through the darkness of a World beset by Tyranny!

May God Bless and Protect our Gallant Troops of all Services – men and women - combat and non-combat – of whatever MOS. By virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to enjoy the benefits of Freedom!

With the help of Almighty God, may the Right and our Beloved Nation prevail!









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 02/04/2013 7:52:45 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: mozarky2

Welcome to the Canteen, mozarky2....thanks for adding a side trip to our adventure.


37 posted on 02/04/2013 7:53:49 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
Thanks very much, Kathy! One of the few things I am ashamed of in my life is that I had to work for those soulless bastards! They will do anything to chisel a nickel out of a legitimate claim. They are beneath contempt!



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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 02/04/2013 8:03:13 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 0445 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)

39 posted on 02/04/2013 8:36:25 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

Thank you!


40 posted on 02/04/2013 8:53:42 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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