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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
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1 posted on 02/04/2013 6:09:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather “Old Ironside,” remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

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 02/04/2013 6:09:32 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


The Lesson

February 5, 2013

One summer I was at a gathering of old high school acquaintances when someone behind me tapped me on my shoulder. As my eyes drifted over the woman’s name tag, my mind drifted back in time. I remembered a tightly folded note that had been shoved through the slot on my locker. It had contained cruel words of rejection that had shamed me and crushed my spirit. I remember thinking, Somebody needs to teach you a lesson on how to treat people! Although I felt as if I were reliving my adolescent pain, I mustered up my best fake smile; and insincere words began coming out of my mouth.

We began to converse. A sad story of a difficult upbringing and of an unhappy marriage began to pour out of her. As it did, the words “root of bitterness” from Hebrews 12:15 popped into my head. That’s what I’m feeling, I thought. After all these years, I still had a deep root of bitterness hidden within me, twisting around and strangling my heart.

Then these words came to my mind: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Rom. 12:21).

We talked. We even shared some tears. Neither of us mentioned the long-ago incident. God taught someone a lesson that afternoon—a lesson of forgiveness and of letting go of bitterness. He taught it to me.

Dear Lord, please help me not to harbor resentment
and bitterness in my heart. Through the power
of the Holy Spirit, enable me to let go of my
bitterness and forgive those who have hurt me.
Revenge imprisons us; forgiveness sets us free.

Read: Romans 12:14-21

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. —Romans 12:21
Bible in a Year:
Exodus 36-38; Matthew 23:1-22


3 posted on 02/04/2013 6:09:44 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.

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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

Prayers going up


4 posted on 02/04/2013 6:09:44 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))
5 posted on 02/04/2013 6:10:10 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


6 posted on 02/04/2013 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Great road trip, y’all! Practically neighbors to West Texas! :) Very interesting place to visit.

LOTTSA sand! :)


7 posted on 02/04/2013 6:16:54 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

A visit to the Organ Mountains and Aguirre Springs right next door is an absolute must!


8 posted on 02/04/2013 6:18:43 PM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



And thanks very much to you and Lauren for tonight’s Road Trip to White Sands Missile Range!

Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!








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)

9 posted on 02/04/2013 6:20:01 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; The Mayor; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


10 posted on 02/04/2013 6:24:54 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; ...








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
Robert 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)

11 posted on 02/04/2013 6:25:15 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 in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


12 posted on 02/04/2013 6:27:49 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; 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~


13 posted on 02/04/2013 6:29:03 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: The Mayor; HopeandGlory
And tied for second....The Mayor and Nana Hope!!


14 posted on 02/04/2013 6:32:33 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 evenings road trip! *Hugs*


15 posted on 02/04/2013 6:35:42 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: The Mayor
Thanks very much for tonight's Daily Bread, which resonates strongly with me. Over twenty years ago, I had been estranged from my brother for many years. I was with the family one evening for dinner and had car trouble. He offered to help and I blew him off. As I was driving home I was speaking to my wife and I realized I had forgotten why I was so angry with him. I called him on my cell phone and apologized. He was, I think, astounded. We have been in harmony ever since.



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)

16 posted on 02/04/2013 6:36:34 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: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Canteen ping....."Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico".


17 posted on 02/04/2013 6:38:14 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

Stationed there for two years. Many fond memories!


18 posted on 02/04/2013 6:38:41 PM PST by Uncle Sham
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To: mozarky2
"A visit to the Organ Mountains and Aguirre Springs right next door is an absolute must!"

Indeed.

On TDY to WSMR, we hiked a long trail up into the Organs that started at the golf course. There was a long abandoned gold mine complete with crusher, rails and an almost filled in mine entrance. Packed out some neat rocks with tiny gold specks in them. But it was a slog, don't think I could do it now!

19 posted on 02/04/2013 6:43:13 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie, and thank you for the red, white, and blue Tribute To Our Troops.

Hope your Monday was good, and your commute was uneventful. *HUGS*

Above freezing here...icky!

20 posted on 02/04/2013 6:47:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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