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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Edwards Air Force Base, California ~ 13 AUG 2013
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 08/12/2013 6:02:43 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Edwards Air Force Base, California

Edwards Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located on the border of Kern County and Los Angeles County, California in the Antelope Valley. Edwards is home to the 412th Test Wing and is currently operated by the 95th Air Base Wing.

The base is strategically situated next to Rogers Dry Lake, a desert salt pan; its hard playa surface provides a natural extension to Edwards' runways. This large landing area, combined with excellent year-round weather, makes the base a perfect site for flight testing. The lake is a National Historic Landmark.

Designated as the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards is home to the United States Air Force Test Pilot School and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. Almost every United States military aircraft since the 1950s has been at least partially tested at Edwards, and it has been the site of many aviation breakthroughs as a result.

The Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is the Air Force Materiel Command center of excellence for research, development, and test and evaluation of aerospace systems for the United States and its allies.

It also operates the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and supports non-military government agencies. The combat, combat support and training capabilities of most of the Air Force's weapons systems were first proven here, giving the AFFTC a direct link to each of the Air Force's core competencies.

The most recent projects at Edwards are the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-22 Raptor, RQ-4 Global Hawk, YAL-1 Airborne Laser and B-52 synthetic fuel program. In addition, the C-17 Globemaster III flight test program is another major project at Edwards AFB. As well, the Department of Defense's massive development on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has seen significant testing of prototypes at Edwards.

Learn More About Edwards Air Force Base HERE!

The Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) Museum is an Air Force Field Museum operating within the guidelines of the USAF Heritage Program. Its mission is to collect, interpret, preserve, and display the material history of the AFFTC, Edwards Air Force Base and its antecedents, and the history of USAF flight testing.

There are currently over 80 aircraft in the museum's collection, with 40 on display (36 at Edwards and four at the AFFTC-managed Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale) and the remainder in storage or restoration. Other artifacts in the collection include aircraft propulsion systems, missiles, hardware, life support equipment, technical drawings, test reports, personal memorabilia, photographs, and wind tunnel models.

Visit The Air Force Flight Test Center 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
KEYWORDS: canteen; troopsupport

1 posted on 08/12/2013 6:02:43 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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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)

2 posted on 08/12/2013 6:03:01 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: All

3 posted on 08/12/2013 6:03:28 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

ROM’d there once.


4 posted on 08/12/2013 6:03:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission granted ConorMacNessa!

FIRST!!

5 posted on 08/12/2013 6:05:27 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: SandRat
Howdy there Sand, good to see ya!

SECOND!!

6 posted on 08/12/2013 6:06:57 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Good evening, lauren, and thank you for today's Road Trip: Edwards Air Force Base, California.


7 posted on 08/12/2013 6:09:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Road Trip: Edwards Air Force Base, California ~

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8 posted on 08/12/2013 6:13:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi MA!

*HUGS*

Know you’re having a busy day, you take care!


9 posted on 08/12/2013 6:15:41 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe; The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


10 posted on 08/12/2013 6:16:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

11 posted on 08/12/2013 6:18:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Very cool road trip, ((((Lauren))))

Hope you are doing well! :)


12 posted on 08/12/2013 6:18:47 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Got a lot done....thinking of getting out of Dodge in a few. Have to stop at WallyWorld on the way.

How’s sailing? Nice weather? We are finally getting some rain.


13 posted on 08/12/2013 6:20:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe




Good evening, Lauren!

***HUGS***



Great to see you this evening! Thanks very much for tonight’s Road Trip to Edwards AFB, California!








"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)

14 posted on 08/12/2013 6:21:08 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

Home of Plant 42

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_42


15 posted on 08/12/2013 6:21:59 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...did you have a good commuting Monday?

We’ve gotten almost 2 inches of rain. Everything is good and watered now.

I’m heading home.....back in a bit.


16 posted on 08/12/2013 6:33:55 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, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Safe passage- hope you don't encounter any flooding on the way home!





America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

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)

17 posted on 08/12/2013 6:40:53 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

Cool... Good ol EAFB my first duty assignment out of tech school. Amazing days. X-15, XV142, YF12, YF111, XB70 lived them all.

Have a great trip...


18 posted on 08/12/2013 6:43:23 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


19 posted on 08/12/2013 6:59:01 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: laurenmarlowe

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


Looking Down

August 13, 2013

After I had minor eye surgery, the nurse told me, “Don’t look down for the next 2 weeks. No cooking or cleaning.” The last part of those instructions was a little easier to take than the first part! The incisions needed to heal, and she didn’t want me to put any unnecessary pressure on them by looking down.

C. S. Lewis wrote about another kind of looking down that we may have a problem with: “In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. . . . As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you” (Mere Christianity).

Jesus told a parable about a Pharisee who felt superior to others. In a prideful prayer, he thanked God that he was not like other men (Luke 18:11). He looked down on extortioners, the unjust, adulterers, and the tax collector who was also praying in the temple. By contrast, the tax collector knew he was a sinner before God and asked for His mercy (v.13).

Pride can be an issue for all of us. May we not look down on others but instead see the God who is far above us all.

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride. —Watts
Spiritual pride is the most arrogant of all kinds of pride.

Read: Luke 18:9-14

I say . . . to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly. —Romans 12:3
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 87-88; Romans 13


20 posted on 08/12/2013 7:09:26 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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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



21 posted on 08/12/2013 7:41:26 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

Home safe and sound....seems the sun and blue sky are everywhere now. Water has retreated to just half the street at the corner.

Feeling better today?


22 posted on 08/12/2013 7:46:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Muroc dry lake bed: “God’s gift to the Air Force”.


23 posted on 08/12/2013 7:56:49 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))

Hope you and Lynn-Dah had a good day.


24 posted on 08/12/2013 8:05:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...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.


25 posted on 08/12/2013 8:31:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thanks, lauren, for our National Anthem...singing along.


26 posted on 08/12/2013 8:38:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, Connie, for the tributes to our troops.

Have a wonderful, and not too hot, Tuesday. *HUGS*


27 posted on 08/13/2013 1:35:54 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



28 posted on 08/13/2013 1:37:31 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All
Good 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 cupcake?

Cookies?

Pancakes?

Treats?


29 posted on 08/13/2013 1:38:20 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...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


30 posted on 08/13/2013 1:39:19 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...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?

31 posted on 08/13/2013 1:43:17 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


32 posted on 08/13/2013 1:43:40 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...FR is misbehaving and I am off to bed.

You and Bo enjoy your day.


33 posted on 08/13/2013 1:44:55 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning, Kathy1

*HUGS*

Feeling better this morning, thanks! I hope you're having a restful night!


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

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)

34 posted on 08/13/2013 5:01:10 AM 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; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. Back to 100º+ for us today.





35 posted on 08/13/2013 5:21:58 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

...Totally, man!
I should be sleeping this morning
...it's my day off! But here I am!
Hope all you REAL Early Birds
are having a good morning!
Don't work too hard!
Cooler today, supposedly...mid-90s. LOL!
Better than mid-100s, I guess! :)
((((hugs))))

36 posted on 08/13/2013 6:05:02 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.


Happy Tuesday Everyone
*HUGS*
*Thank You To All Who Serve Our Country

37 posted on 08/13/2013 6:37:13 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W

Good morning ladies and (((HUGS))). I have yard work to do this morning while it is relatively cool.


38 posted on 08/13/2013 6:49:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: LUV W; MEG33

((HUGS))Good afternoon, Ladies.


39 posted on 08/13/2013 11:47:40 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good Afternoon
(((HUGS)))


40 posted on 08/13/2013 11:48:32 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: HiJinx; NanaJ; AZ Flyboy; flagstaff06; AZamericonnie; SandRat; yorkie; fidelis; azishot; ...
HiJinx' update to his wife's surgery this morning...WOOHOO!!
41 posted on 08/13/2013 1:36:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


42 posted on 08/13/2013 1:59:56 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOOD EVENING To Our Valiant Troops, To Our Vets, To Our Families, Our FRiends, Our Allies And To All Canteen Denizens!

GODSPEED OUR TROOPS around the Globe, especially those in combat!



Evening Colors - 1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, California


Evening Colors
U.S. Army Bugler
(Click)




MAY THE LORD Protect And Uphold Our Troops In Their Performance Of Their Vital Mission!

MAY HE KEEP Their Families Secure During Their Time Of Separation!

MAY HE PRESERVE And Uphold The American Nation In This Time Of Crisis!








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)

43 posted on 08/13/2013 5:29:29 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

Good evening, Mac, and thank you for Evening Colors.


44 posted on 08/13/2013 5:42:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good afternoon, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Another brief visit this evening - I have to pick David up at work at 9:30.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

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 08/13/2013 5:57:39 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: MEG33

A little late, but Garfield is too funny, and oh so right...no toaster for me.


46 posted on 08/14/2013 1:02:54 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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