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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York ~ 04 JUNE 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 06/03/2013 6:00:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York

Watervliet Arsenal, known as "America's Cannon Factory" is an Army owned and operated manufacturing facility located in New York, just outside Albany. Constructed in 1813, the Arsenal has played a vital role in America's defense throughout its long history producing large bore cannon and a wide variety of other products for military needs.

 The billion dollar Arsenal manufacturing complex is situated on a 42 acre site and spans 72 buildings with 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing space. It is also home to the Army's Benet Laboratories, whose mission includes the development of Arsenal products and technology.

As a component of the Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command, Watervliet's products include tank cannon, artillery cannon, battleship guns, marine drives, scissor bridges, and rocket motors. This 72-building arsenal encompasses over 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing space and employs almost 2,000 personnel.

WVA's capabilities allow it to employ the latest manufacturing technologies to support rapid design, development, and testing of new products. It has extensive capabilities in metalworking as well as specialized processes.

The Arsenal underwent a substantial modernization program called Project REARM - or Renovation of Armament Manufacturing - in the 1980s which included building new facilities, procuring new manufacturing equipment, and implementing a new training program. In addition, a computer-integrated manufacturing program was initiated which includes shop floor and above-the-shop-floor systems.

WVA is also home to the Army's Benet Laboratories, part of the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Center at Picatinny, NJ. Benet maintains the primary mission of development of advanced cannon. Benet performs scientific and engineering activities which range from basic research through design for producibility.

It is responsible for the research, design, and development of tank cannon, tank mounts, tank autoloaders, artillery cannon, mortars, recoilless rifles and tank turret items. It also provides engineering support for the production of these items. Benet's collocation with the production facilities at WVA provides an excellent opportunity for concurrent engineering and rapid prototyping.

Learn More About Watervliet Arsenal HERE!!

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1 posted on 06/03/2013 6:00:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Even Ordnance Workers deserve respect.
2 posted on 06/03/2013 6:02:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie
Thanks, lauren and Connie, for tonight's Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York!


3 posted on 06/03/2013 6:08:07 PM PDT 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

Very cool road trip tonight! :)


4 posted on 06/03/2013 6:13:04 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...hope you and Maddi had a wonderful day!

Yes, those ordnance workers DO deserve respect. d:o)


5 posted on 06/03/2013 6:13:05 PM PDT 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))...I and Maddi had a good day. She was a little fuss bucket today.
6 posted on 06/03/2013 6:15:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Several years ago, I was visiting Fort Pickens State Park near Pensacola. In addition to the old fort there are several batteries constructed in the Spanish American War era.

I noticed one of them had a newly installed disappearing cannon. I guess I should say newly reinstalled as that is the gun originally there.

It was an interesting cannon which was only raised to where it would be vulnerable to fire right before it was fired. Recoil would then drive it back down where it was hidden. BTW it was a very large cannon.

I recall the name Watervliet Arsenal on it. I had no idea what that was at the time.


7 posted on 06/03/2013 6:15:22 PM PDT by yarddog (uit.)
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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.

~ Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York ~

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8 posted on 06/03/2013 6:20:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Aint that stuff illegal in NY?

Yall should prolly send that stuff to Tx


9 posted on 06/03/2013 6:21:58 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: yarddog

Ft Pickens is a cool place.


10 posted on 06/03/2013 6:23:11 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SandRat; The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


11 posted on 06/03/2013 6:25:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: mylife

Yes I could spend all day going through the fort and all those batteries. I think some of them were used in WWII tho I doubt Pensacola was ever threatened by anyone’s Navy.

Well now that I think about it, German Subs did patrol that area very heavily.


12 posted on 06/03/2013 6:28:19 PM PDT by yarddog (uit.)
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To: mylife

LOL! You make a good point, my. They should move. NY doesn’t want anything that goes boom.


13 posted on 06/03/2013 6:28:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: yarddog

Good evening, yarddog...thanks for the interesting addition. And now you know what/where Watervliet Arsenal is.


14 posted on 06/03/2013 6:31:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: brushcop

15 posted on 06/03/2013 6:31:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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


16 posted on 06/03/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: yarddog

I have been in lots of those old bunkers, from Fla to Hi to Ponape.

Cool to explore.
Ones is Hi are are still used.


17 posted on 06/03/2013 6:32:53 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SandRat
And in first....Sand grabs the gold!!


18 posted on 06/03/2013 6:34:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well we wouldn’t want anyone getting hurt or bein skeered, so We’ll just collect that stuff up and be on our way.


19 posted on 06/03/2013 6:34:41 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: LUV W
And in second....Luv snags the silver!!


20 posted on 06/03/2013 6:36:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Wow! Comin’ up in the ranks! :)

(((hugs)))...thanks, Kathy!


21 posted on 06/03/2013 6:38:56 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: yarddog
And rounding out the top three....yarddog bags the bronze!!


22 posted on 06/03/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT 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.

Brad Fletcher - To All Our Mothers Children

Due South - The Good Guys

Perry Nunley - When Freedom Rings



23 posted on 06/03/2013 6:45:19 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Liberty Valance

Great tunes this weekend Liberty & was is it Kjam?

Great cover tune!

Thanks for sharing it with us! *Hugs*


24 posted on 06/03/2013 6:49:47 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv....lots of things that go BOOM on this Road Trip!!

Is your suitcase zipped up and standing by the door?


25 posted on 06/03/2013 6:50:26 PM PDT 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

Practically! Just need to pack the shoes I will also wear tomorrow to work and the computer/iPad/Samsung tablet, etc! :)

I’m practically vibrating with eagerness! Driving to FT. Worth, so also a bit keyed up about THAT! :)


26 posted on 06/03/2013 6:53:57 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W
Is your suitcase zipped up and standing by the door?

I think that is status quo for Luvie! ;-}

27 posted on 06/03/2013 6:54:49 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Evening Everybody!

((((HUGS)))


28 posted on 06/03/2013 6:55:21 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie...*hugs*

Thanks for the red, white, and blue tributes.

Hope you had a good Monday. My morning was a zoo, that seemed to settle down a little in the afternoon.

Hope your commute was without incident. Piggies eat anything else?

I’m on the way home. Have to stop and try to get Impatiens for my Mom. Back in a bit.


29 posted on 06/03/2013 6:57:57 PM PDT 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








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 Ironsides," 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!!!!!!!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 06/03/2013 7:28:59 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Just about! :)

I keep thinking of things. Gotta STOP!! LOL!


31 posted on 06/03/2013 7:31:55 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


32 posted on 06/03/2013 8:27:22 PM PDT 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!

***HUGS***



And thanks very much to you and Lauren for tonight’s Road Trip to Watervliet Arsenal, New York!

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








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 06/03/2013 8:30:44 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...did you and Linda have a good Monday?

It is starting to spit here. Rain would be nice.


34 posted on 06/03/2013 8:35:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Glad to see you safely home. *HUGS* Did your project finish today?

Thinking of raining here, which would be good.


35 posted on 06/03/2013 8:42:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W; AZamericonnie

Yes....she is usually half packed. LOL!

Sending prayers for a safe trip. How long is the drive?


36 posted on 06/03/2013 8:44:21 PM PDT 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! The project did not end today - they're now saying it will go through the week. Some people have dropped off, which will probably ensure that it does. We had rain in the morning here - it's all gone east now - we're supposed to have a few really nice days coming up.

The storm last evening was so violent that it finished off my peonies for this year - they were beautiful for about five days!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

37 posted on 06/03/2013 8:54:13 PM PDT 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

Thanks, Kathy. It’s about 5 1/2 hours from here. I know the
route and depending on the traffic...I’m trying to get there
before rush hour...I should have no trouble finding my exit
and then the streets to turn off on after that.

That said, if I do get lost, I hope there is a search party! LOL!


38 posted on 06/03/2013 8:56:07 PM PDT 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

Robert Schumann - Traumerei
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Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 06/03/2013 9:02:34 PM PDT 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


Pressing On

June 4, 2013

At a Christian men’s conference, I talked with a longtime friend who has encouraged and mentored me for many years. With him were two young men from China, new in their faith and deeply grateful for this man’s faithful friendship and spiritual help. My friend Clyde, nearing 80 years of age, glowed with enthusiasm as he said, “I’ve never been more excited about knowing and loving Christ than I am today.”

Paul’s letter to the Philippians reveals a heart and purpose that never diminished with time: “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” (Phil. 3:10). From the root of Paul’s relationship with Jesus came the fruit of his undiminished fervor that others be guided to faith in Him. He rejoiced to share the gospel and was encouraged that others became bolder because of him (1:12-14).

If our goal is merely service for the Lord, we may burn out somewhere along the line. But if our purpose, like Paul’s and Clyde’s and many others, is to know Christ and love Him, we’ll find that He will give us the strength to make Him known to others. Let us joyfully press on in the strength God gives!

Father God, I want to know You in all Your fullness and
to love You completely. I believe that relationship
with You is the basis for my service for You.
Help me not to serve out of my own strength.
Learn from Christ then make Him known.

Read: Philippians 1:12-18; 3:8-11

That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings. —Philippians 3:10
Bible in a Year:
2 Chronicles 21-22; John 14


40 posted on 06/03/2013 9:03:31 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

....till they all come home....

Howdy, Conor! Hope your Monday wasn’t too Mondayish! :)


41 posted on 06/03/2013 9:04:16 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

It beat your peonies to death? That is heavy!

Good for you, I hope, that it continues thru the week. How is the drive?


42 posted on 06/03/2013 9:05:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Conor; All!

Have a great rest of the evening.


43 posted on 06/03/2013 9:06:06 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

I worked a full day yesterday - it was after lunch today before I realized it wasn't Tuesday!

I hope you had a great day today!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

44 posted on 06/03/2013 9:13:42 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laplata
Good evening, Laplata!

Hand Salute! Two!

Great to see you this evening - I'm going to be hitting the rack in a few.



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

45 posted on 06/03/2013 9:15:37 PM PDT 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 a smart Hand Salute to you, Conor!

Rest well, Brother.


46 posted on 06/03/2013 9:17:56 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The drive in this morning was not so good - a little rain plus Monday morning makes things pretty ugly. The commute home was quite smooth - under 40 minutes.

Under our present work regime, I can get in 13 hours per day - we're capped at 60 per week. I'll reach that cap by Thursday. Then I thinks there's a bottle of 16 y/o Lagavulin calling to me!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

47 posted on 06/03/2013 9:19:17 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W

I’m assuming you have a couple folk’s phone numbers on speed dial. d:o)


48 posted on 06/03/2013 9:22:59 PM PDT 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; ...




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.

My Uncle Jack Has The Watch Tonight!


Capt. John T. Dowd, USA
101st Airborne Division
Korea, 1952

"Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!"
(King Lear, Act III, Scene iv)




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
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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!

"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

49 posted on 06/03/2013 9:25:23 PM PDT 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 a smart salute to your uncle Jack!


50 posted on 06/03/2013 9:34:20 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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