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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii ~ 10 SEPT 2013
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 09/09/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Pacific Missile Range Facility
Barking Sands, Hawaii

Pacific Missile Range Facility is the world's largest instrumented multi-environment range capable of supporting surface, subsurface, air, and space operations simultaneously.

There are over 1,100 square miles of instrumented underwater range and over 42,000 square miles of controlled airspace. This makes PMRF a premier facility for supporting operations which vary from small, single-unit exercises up to large scale, multiple-unit battle group scenarios.

The mission of the Pacific Missile Range Facility is to facilitate Training, Tactics Development, and Test & Evaluations for air, surface, and sub-surface weapons systems and Advanced Technology Systems.

PMRF provides the full spectrum of instrument range support, including; radar, underwater instrumentation, telemetry, electronic warfare, target remote command & control, communications, target launching facilities, data display, data processing and target/weapon launching and recovery facilities.

The headquarters and primary operation center of PMRF occupies approximately 1800 acres and is located on the western shore of the island of Kauai. The nearest town, Kekaha, is eight miles to the south and east. Supporting instrumentation sites at Makaha Ridge and Kokee Park overlook the vast ocean range areas to the west and north Kauai.

The range encompasses 42,000 sq. miles of sea and air space and has minimal encroachments. The underwater tracking range extends over a 1000 sq. miles areas. PMRF features a state of the art instrumentation suite & communication network.

Lead range in the Pacific for Aegis Combat System Ship Qualification Training, PMRF puts new Aegis platforms through extensive testing & training prior to initial deployment. Collocated with the Sandia National Laboratory Kauai Test Facility, PMRF is the lead range for launching the Strategic Target System. No other range has the unencroached geographic expanse necessary to support wide area defense sensor and cooperative engagement capability testing.

The Navy is currently using PMRF to test hit to kill technology using direct collision of the anti-ballistic missile with its target. This destroys the target by using only kinetic energy from the force of the collision. The two Missile Defense Agency programs that currently utilize the range at PMRF are the Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System and the Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, or THAAD. The THAAD program relocated their testing operations from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and conducted its first demonstration at PMRF on 26 January 2007.



On 27 April 2007, the U.S. military's sea-based missile defense system, the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, showed it could intercept two targets simultaneously when it destroyed a cruise missile and a short-range ballistic missile during a test off the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The test marked eight out of ten times the Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy's Aegis missile defense system successfully intercepted its target, but was the first time the system knocked out two targets at the same time.

Learn More About Barking Sands HERE!

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1 posted on 09/09/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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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)

2 posted on 09/09/2013 5:59:12 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
Good evening, lauren, and thank you for today's Road Trip: Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii.

More rain....


3 posted on 09/09/2013 6:04:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Road Trip: Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Hawaii ~

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4 posted on 09/09/2013 6:10:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe

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


The Power Of Affirmation

September 10, 2013

During a recent study, 200,000 employees were interviewed to discover the missing ingredient in their productivity. The study concluded that appreciation and affirmation topped the list of what they wanted most from their superiors. This research implies that receiving affirmation is a basic human need.

The apostle Paul seemed to realize this basic need in the Corinthian believers, so before he peppered them with firm words of discipline, he showered them with affirmation. As their spiritual leader, Paul began his letter with thanksgiving to God for the grace being displayed in their lives.

Once far from God, these believers were now participating in His grace through the death and resurrection of Christ. United with Jesus, they were drawing their spiritual life from Him, and the fruit of this union was their spiritual growth in godliness (1 Cor. 1:4-7). Paul deliberately and continually thanked God for His work in the Corinthian believers’ lives. I imagine that they were better able to bear firm criticism from Paul because of his tender affirmation.

When we see people who are obeying God, let’s take time to affirm them and to thank God for what He’s doing through them.

Lord, You are at work in so many ways in my life
and in the people around me. Help me to encourage
my brothers and sisters in Christ by telling them
how I am blessed to see Your work in them.
Praise loudly—correct softly.

Read: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus. —1 Corinthians 1:4
Bible in a Year:
Proverbs 8-9; 2 Corinthians 3


5 posted on 09/09/2013 6:15:15 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hawaii for the road trip!! That’s the ticket for a good time...and to see this great facility!

How are you doing, (((Lauren)))?


6 posted on 09/09/2013 6:18:10 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: The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


7 posted on 09/09/2013 6:21:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


8 posted on 09/09/2013 6:22:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
In first....Mac grabs the gold!!


9 posted on 09/09/2013 6:24:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: The Mayor
And in second....The Mayor snags the silver!!


10 posted on 09/09/2013 6:26:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe

Well hello there! Hope all is going well with you! We sure do miss ya!

Call us if you come home for the holidays!


11 posted on 09/09/2013 6:26:09 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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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)

12 posted on 09/09/2013 6:26:41 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: The Mayor

Ha!
But you can take a local speedboat tour within 100 yards of the shore and they ` don`t do anything at all.
They don`t even care if you are taking pictures.
been there done that-
Some “Secure Area”!


13 posted on 09/09/2013 6:27:48 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: LUV W
And rounding out the top three....Luv bags the bronze!!


14 posted on 09/09/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I’ve been there many times!

((((HUGS))))


15 posted on 09/09/2013 6:43:43 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

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...did you have a good commute? How is the weather?

More rain here, with about a half hour of sunshine midday.


16 posted on 09/09/2013 6:43:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: The Mayor

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


17 posted on 09/09/2013 6:46:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...any cooler today? Has fall started?


18 posted on 09/09/2013 6:48:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi - Here, but still can’t post pictures. Photobucket has turned off my bandwidth or something.


19 posted on 09/09/2013 6:49:09 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

The weather was not bad today - cloudy but cool - no rain. The morning commute was horrendous - emergency roadwork, It took me over and hour and a half to make it in to the office. The evening ride was much better.

I'm watching the Redskins get their tails kicked - 33-14 at the beginning of the 4th. Redskins just recovered a fumble - wait a minute - under review!



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)

20 posted on 09/09/2013 6:50:37 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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