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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama ~ 27 AUG 2013
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 08/26/2013 6:00:25 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama

Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, is a United States Air Force installation under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The installation is located in Montgomery, Alabama, US. It was named in honor of Atmore, Alabama native Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell.

Maxwell AFB is the headquarters of Air University (AU), a major component of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and is the U.S. Air Force's center for Joint Professional Military Education (PME). The host wing for Maxwell-Gunter is the 42nd Air Base Wing (42 ABW). The 908th Airlift Wing (908 AW) is a tenant activity and the only operational flying wing at Maxwell.

In the spring of 1910, aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright opened the nation's first civilian flying school on an old cotton plantation on the outskirts of Montgomery, Alabama. The flying school was short-lived, however, as mechanical and weather-related problems forced the brothers to close the facility earlier than planned. The location was later used for aircraft repair during World War I and on November 8, 1922, the installation became Maxwell Field.

Just seven years after the Wright's successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the monopoly they held on the flying market was being seriously challenged by other inventors of flying machines. In hopes of retaining a share of the newly emerging aviation market, the Wright Brothers formed a touring company to conduct flying exhibitions to promote the sale of their airplanes.

The Wrights needed to train pilots who would fly in exhibitions and teach buyers how to fly. The weather in Dayton, Ohio, was unfavorable for flying in the winter, and Wilbur left home on in search of a place suitable for early spring pilot training. He visited several southern cities and, after a disappointing stop in Jacksonville, Florida, a local resident suggested that he try Montgomery, Alabama, which he described as having "mild climate and flat farmland."

Under Air University are three principal schools that provide various levels of Joint Professional Military Education (JPME). The first is Squadron Officer School (SOS), a nearly 2 month program oriented towards First Lieutenants and Captains in the Regular Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.

The second, Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) is a year long program for Air Force officers (to include Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard), Department of Defense civil servants in the grade of GS-13, as well as select officers from other U.S. and Allied armed forces in the rank of Major, Lieutenant Commander, Squadron Leader or equivalent. ACSC is considered "intermediate" level JPME.

The third program, Air War College (AWC) is also a year long program and selects students from the same sources as ACSC, but the minimum rank for attendance rises to Lieutenant Colonel, Commander, Wing Commander or equivalent or DoD civil servants in the grade of GS-14. AWC is considered "senior" level JPME.

Maxwell AFB also hosts the Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools (AFOATS), which has oversight for two of the Air Force's three officer commissioning programs, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), which is headquartered at Maxwell and Air Force Officer Training School (OTS), which is headquartered and conducted at Maxwell AFB, having relocated from Lackland AFB, Texas in the 1990s.

Capitalizing on the new facilities built for OTS in the 1990s, Maxwell is now the only base hosting the annual fall/spring semester and summer Field Training (FT) encampments for AFROTC cadets that they must attend before commissioning. The Civil Air Patrol's corporate and joint CAP-USAF headquarters is also located at Maxwell.

Learn More About Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base HERE!

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1 posted on 08/26/2013 6:00:25 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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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)

2 posted on 08/26/2013 6:00:43 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 08/26/2013 6:01:26 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Never got there.


4 posted on 08/26/2013 6:02:53 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission granted ConorMacNessa!

FIRST!!

5 posted on 08/26/2013 6:05:18 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: SandRat
Howdy Sand!

SECOND!!

6 posted on 08/26/2013 6:07:26 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama!


7 posted on 08/26/2013 6:11:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks MA!

*HUGS*


8 posted on 08/26/2013 6:12:18 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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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 Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama!








"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)

9 posted on 08/26/2013 6:12:34 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: laurenmarlowe

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


A Way Of Escape

August 28, 2013

Highway 77, which passes through the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, features a series of runaway truck ramps. These semi-paved exits appear in an area of the highway where the altitude drops nearly 1,300 feet over the course of about 6 miles. This steep descent combined with the road’s winding path can create problems for motorists—especially truck drivers.

Just as a runaway truck needs an escape route from a highway, we also need “a way of escape” when out-of-control desires threaten our spiritual well-being. When we face temptation, “[God will] make the way of escape, that [we] may be able to bear it” (1 Cor. 10:13). God enables us to say “no” to enticement through the power of His Word. Jesus conquered Satan’s temptation relating to food, authority, and trust by quoting verses from Deuteronomy (Matt. 4:4-10). Scripture helped Him resist the devil despite the effects of a 40-day fast in the wilderness.

When we are tempted, we may feel like disaster is just around the bend. Memories of past failure and isolation from others can intensify this feeling. However, we can trust God in moments of temptation; He is faithful. He will provide a way for us to resist sin’s allure.

I need Thee every hour, stay Thou near by;
Temptations lose their pow’r when Thou art nigh.
I need Thee, O I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee. —Hawks/Lowry
The best way to escape temptation is to run to God.

Read: Matthew 4:1-11, 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

[God will] make the way of escape, that [we] may be able to bear it. —1 Corinthians 10:13
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 123-125; 1 Corinthians 10:1-18


10 posted on 08/26/2013 6:14:56 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Great to see you too ConorMacNessa! Thanks much for the lovely post, one of my favorites!

*HUGS*


11 posted on 08/26/2013 6:16:42 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: The Mayor
Good evening to you Mayor!

THIRD!!

12 posted on 08/26/2013 6:18:05 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
You are most welcome, of course, Lauren!



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)

13 posted on 08/26/2013 6:19:13 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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~ Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama! ~

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14 posted on 08/26/2013 6:20:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


15 posted on 08/26/2013 6:21:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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16 posted on 08/26/2013 6:26:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...feeling better? A good commute?

Really nice day here as I had a couple moments to look out a window. BUSY day!!


17 posted on 08/26/2013 6:28:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A good day, thanks! A good commute in both directions. I'm still a little under the weather - I did not do the treadmill this evening.



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)

18 posted on 08/26/2013 6:32:07 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 our National Anthem...humming along.


19 posted on 08/26/2013 6:33:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are, God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

BLESS THIS HOUSE
 Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day; 
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee. 
(Click on graphics for music)


20 posted on 08/26/2013 6:36:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa




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.

Doc Bradley Has The Watch Tonight!



PM/2 John Bradley, USN
Mt. Suribachi Flag Raiser

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




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!

"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)

21 posted on 08/26/2013 6:43:10 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: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Allegra
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Chris USA (amom)
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CMS USA
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ConorMacNessa FMF Corpsman
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CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
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Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
KJD USAF (SuzyQue)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LT Gerald USN (Vineyard)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
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MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
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Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Navy Chaplain, Lt Nathan Rice (Coldwater Creek)
Old China Hand USA
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Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
SandRat USA
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Matt USMC (SuzyQue)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
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SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
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TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
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22 posted on 08/26/2013 6:43:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...how are your running shoes holding up? Maddi having a good time getting around on 2 feet?


23 posted on 08/26/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Probably a good idea....use all of your energy for feeling better.


24 posted on 08/26/2013 6:47:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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



25 posted on 08/26/2013 6:48:49 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thank you for this evenings road trip Lauren! *Hugs*


26 posted on 08/26/2013 6:49:53 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe

Evenin’, Lauren! (((hugs)))

Thanks for the great road trip...it’s where David went to OTS...and we went to his graduation there. It was hard work for him!


27 posted on 08/26/2013 6:54:11 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: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS)))))


28 posted on 08/26/2013 7:00:53 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: left that other site

Beethoven’s Opus 14 coming up Friday and Saturday nights.


29 posted on 08/26/2013 7:01:35 PM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.

Are you having nice summer weather?


30 posted on 08/26/2013 7:01:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Publius

Looking Forward to it!

:-)


31 posted on 08/26/2013 7:04:39 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: ConorMacNessa
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


32 posted on 08/26/2013 7:08:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thank you for the tributes to our troops. *HUGS*

Did you have a good commute? Piggies stay where they belong?

I am off for home....


33 posted on 08/26/2013 7:11:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...how are Monday lessons shakin’ out? What day are the two kids that need lessons in manners?

Lynn-Dah still tick free after her yard sale experience?


34 posted on 08/26/2013 7:14:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy...((HUGS))...running shoes are fine but my feet hurt.

Maddi is having a good time getting around on 2 feet. She's terrorizing Zeus too.

35 posted on 08/26/2013 7:15:53 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Tomorrow is the day i have to deal with the “Special Kids”.

Lynn-Dah’s doing Great. Evidently I caught the bugs before they could do any harm.


36 posted on 08/26/2013 7:34:48 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

Evening, everyone (hi, Kathy). Happy end-of-summer.


37 posted on 08/26/2013 7:38:49 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: laurenmarlowe; All

Hi, lauren:

I went to two week computer inventory class at Gunter several years back.

Gunter is a small base. With modern, hotel style lodgings, class rooms, a good sized BX and class sic store. And that’s about it.

One of the few bases whose east gate you can see when you enter the west main gate.

Maxwell, on the other hand, is about a ten minute drive away. And HUGE!

With flight line, hangars, a huge variety of aircraft and about six different Senior NCO and Officer Training Academies. With a base wide speed limit of around 15mph.

Also a 24 hour BX/Clothing Sales and Tailor Shop. And three different golf courses.


38 posted on 08/26/2013 8:09:20 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: laurenmarlowe

When I was in the Civil Air Patrol I remember we bought all our uniforms and gear from Maxwell AFB. Always wanted to go there to check it out.


39 posted on 08/26/2013 8:19:29 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: SandRat

Was at Maxwell last October to see my daughter become a 2Lt. Flew my Father-in-Law down to pin her bars on. Great trip. Really proud of her.


40 posted on 08/26/2013 8:20:47 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: SandRat

Ohhhhh...poor Zeus! LOL! He can’t hardly get away anymore.

Go, G-Pa, go!!


41 posted on 08/26/2013 8:27:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: MoochPooch

Good evening, Mooch...end-of-summer is fast approaching.

We’ve had a lot of rain lately, after a REALLY dry summer.

How about you? A nice summer?


42 posted on 08/26/2013 8:39:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Jack Deth

Good evening, Jack...thanks for sharing more info about the 2 bases.

Still enjoying retirement? How are your fur babies?


43 posted on 08/26/2013 8:43:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: OrioleFan
Good evening, OrioleFan...we thank your daughter for her service to our country.


44 posted on 08/26/2013 8:50:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Hi, Ma!

Retirement could be better. No jobs in MD. to speak of. Money’s getting tighter every month.

Have two new outdoor kittens about six weeks old. Itty and Bitty. Tan tabbies who lack pre-attack Butt Wiggles of Doom, but have found a constant nemesis in a red dot laser pointer.


45 posted on 08/26/2013 9:17:16 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Jack Deth

I hear you about money...and you being military. Not many friends in DC, I dare say.

6 weeks...pretty little. Who’s gonna teach them to hunt? Maybe the laser pointer will stir the correct genes.


46 posted on 08/26/2013 9:24:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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47 posted on 08/27/2013 12:55:02 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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?


48 posted on 08/27/2013 12:56:11 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


49 posted on 08/27/2013 12:57:40 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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?

50 posted on 08/27/2013 1:28:41 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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