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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 16 JULY 2013
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 07/15/2013 5:44:51 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama

Fort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties.

The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise. In the years before the September 11, 2001 attacks, the main post (except airfields and other restricted areas) was an open post with unmanned gates allowing civilians to drive through.

The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the dominant military facility at Fort Rucker. Training, doctrine, and testing are all key parts of the Center's mission to develop Army Aviation's capabilities. All Army Aviation training has been undertaken at Fort Rucker since 1973, as well as training of US Air Force and ally helicopter pilots.

 The Center is home to the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC), which conducts developmental aircraft testing for Army Aviation. The United States Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command's Test and Evaluation Coordination Office and TH-67 primary and instrument training are both located at Cairns Army Airfield.

Operational units on the post include the 1st Aviation Brigade and the 110th Aviation Brigade handling Army Aviation training, and the USAF 23d Flying Training Squadron for the training of Air Force helicopter pilots. Additionally, due to the large number of Warrant Officers stationed there, the Warrant Officer Career Center and the Warrant Officer Candidate School are located at Fort Rucker.

Learn More About Fort Rucker HERE!

The United States Army Aviation Museum, located in South-central Alabama at Fort Rucker, maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world. Public galleries represent the Army's involvement in aviation from the beginning days of the Wright brothers and early combat aircraft from World War I, to the highly technological machines flown by Army Aviators today.

Visit The United States Army Aviation Museum HERE!

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1 posted on 07/15/2013 5:44:51 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

I’m in Decatur! WOO HOO!


2 posted on 07/15/2013 5:47:54 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: laurenmarlowe

My old stompin’ grounds. Scouts out!


3 posted on 07/15/2013 5:52:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~

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4 posted on 07/15/2013 5:53:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Yo, Lauren! ((((hugs)))) Great thread, thanks!! :)


5 posted on 07/15/2013 5:54:53 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, Chris, & all of you!)
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To: The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


6 posted on 07/15/2013 5:55:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

I have been to Ft. Rucker many times. I have even had helicopters make a mock attack on my car which I am sure was against the rules but it was fun anyway.

I can remember the older people around here used to call it “Camp Rooker”.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 5:56:27 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Sweet Home Alabama

Take the Highway

Gator Country

8 posted on 07/15/2013 5:56:44 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: laurenmarlowe

BTW...are you still out of Texas? :)


9 posted on 07/15/2013 5:56:47 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & all of you!)
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To: 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



10 posted on 07/15/2013 5:57:39 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD

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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)

11 posted on 07/15/2013 6:00:55 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: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 6:01:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe; acad1228; Allegra; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; bannie; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; ...

Happy Birthdy Laurenmarlowe & many happy returns of the day! *Hugs*

13 posted on 07/15/2013 6:02:39 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


14 posted on 07/15/2013 6:03:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Just in for a quick peek >peek!!< photo daily_picdump_1252_640_60_zpsa9c37af5.jpg
15 posted on 07/15/2013 6:04:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Spent many a day there. The Land of Rotor Blades.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 6:07:07 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SkyDancer
G'day, Janey...((HUGS))

Hope you had a lovely weekend.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 6:10:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Hoodat
And in first....Hoodat grabs the gold!!


18 posted on 07/15/2013 6:11:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



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)

19 posted on 07/15/2013 6:13:40 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: laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie
Happy Birthday Lauren!

Hope yer having fun!!!

20 posted on 07/15/2013 6:15:05 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My Alma Mater. Thanks for posting.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 6:17:00 PM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
 photo DSC01091copy.jpg Helicopters fly over my house daily. This one may not have come from Rucker as the direction it was going was basically slightly South of due West. Rucker is due North of me. I believe if you look close enough you can barely see "Marines" painted on it. Probably headed to Pensacola or maybe Eglin.
22 posted on 07/15/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Lauren! ((((hugs))))
Hope it's the best one ever!

23 posted on 07/15/2013 6:17:54 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & all of you!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And in second....FWF snags the silver!!


24 posted on 07/15/2013 6:21:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
And rounding out the top three....Luv bags the bronze!!


25 posted on 07/15/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Hoodat

Good evening, Hoodat...

Fort Rucker close to home?


26 posted on 07/15/2013 6:37:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Good evening, Fling...we thank you for your service to our country.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 6:43:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening. Thanks! I bookmarked the Rucker site. Interesting to see how much it has changed.


28 posted on 07/15/2013 6:44:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Woohoo! Thanks for the medal, Kathy! (((hugs)))

Hope you have a great week! :)


29 posted on 07/15/2013 6:45:36 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & all of you!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Not really. I live north of Atlanta, and am working in Decatur, AL right now. But that puts me in the exact opposite end of the state from Fort Rucker. Atlanta is actually closer.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 6:45:41 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: NYTexan

Whazzup, BB?

31 posted on 07/15/2013 6:48:30 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & all of you!)
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To: yarddog

Good evening to you, yarddog.

It must have been interesting seeing a helicopter mock attack you. Yikes!


32 posted on 07/15/2013 6:50:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

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


Hard Way To Strength

July 16, 2013

Diamonds are beautiful and valuable gemstones, but their beginning is common carbon—black, dirty, and combustible. Through years of intense heat and high pressure, they become pure and strong. This makes them a good metaphor for spiritual strength; God uses intense outside forces to rid us of impurities and to perfect His strength in us.

God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness, says the apostle Paul (2 Cor. 12:9). I wish this were not true because I hate being weak. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments taught me more than I ever wanted to know about physical weakness. Then a minor event plunged me into a state of emotional weakness that caught me off guard. After losing 3 feet of hair and being bald for nearly a year, one bad haircut should not have been a big deal. But it was, and I felt silly for being so weak. Some of us are able to create an illusion of strength and self-sufficiency. But sudden loss of health, employment, or a treasured relationship is a startling reminder of our total dependence on God.

When we experience the fiery furnace of suffering—whether physical or emotional, whether persecution from without or humiliation from within—God’s loving purpose is to make us pure and strong.

God uses testing in our lives
To rid us of impurity
And teach us that our strength’s in Him
And not in self-sufficiency. —Sper
Suffering is the fire that God uses to purify and strengthen us.

Read: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

My strength is made perfect in weakness. —2 Corinthians 12:9
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 16-17; Acts 20:1-16


33 posted on 07/15/2013 7:15:15 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thanks for today’s tributes to the troops.

Did you have a good Monday? A cool commute? *hugs*

Long day here...and homework. But it has cooled off. d:o)


34 posted on 07/15/2013 7:23:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: TADSLOS

Good evening, TADSLOS...great description. “The Land of Rotor Blades.”


35 posted on 07/15/2013 7:29:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: cll
Good evening, cll...we thank you for your service to our country.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 7:32:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope your humidity has come down some. A good commute?

I am off for home with a stop to put gas in my car.


37 posted on 07/15/2013 7:47:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

*Laurenmarlowe*

Have A Wonderful Day

38 posted on 07/15/2013 8:01:34 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: laurenmarlowe
Happy Birthday, lauren!!


Click

39 posted on 07/15/2013 9:30:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

awe dear Lauren. as usual late to the party but want to chime in with my very best wishes for love and joy to you in the year ahead. birthdays. extra years. bah humbug! LOL


40 posted on 07/15/2013 9:39:34 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: yarddog

Very cool picture, up close!


41 posted on 07/15/2013 9:40:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening/morning, Mayor. Thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


42 posted on 07/15/2013 9:48:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MEG33

Good morning, Meg...still have rain?


43 posted on 07/15/2013 10:05:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: DollyCali

Good morning, Dolly....are you getting rain, too?


44 posted on 07/15/2013 10:08:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

We may get a sprinkle here and there..We have had almost 4 inches of rain! Soft gentle rain.. that soaks in.
More may come..
(((HUGS)))


45 posted on 07/15/2013 10:16:36 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

WOW! So badly needed soaking rain....wishing you more.

Don’t you have a canal or gully or ??? near you? Is it running water?


46 posted on 07/15/2013 10:19:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It’s small ravine at my back yard that curves around the neighborhood..It will have water flowing in the little creek tonight!..The woods behind me slope down to the creek..and there’s a higher cliff across the way..I am too high up to ever flood.


47 posted on 07/15/2013 10:32:21 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Glad you can’t flood....hope you get all the rain you need....slow and steady.


48 posted on 07/15/2013 10:54:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you, Kathy..I feel so grateful for this blessed rain.


49 posted on 07/15/2013 11:05:07 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33

Happy for any rain, most grateful for good, soaking rain.

You guys deserve it. d:o)

Hope your ravine gets LOTS of rain, and there is no flooding.


50 posted on 07/15/2013 11:11:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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