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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Greely, Alaska ~ 08 OCT 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 10/07/2013 6:11:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Greely, Alaska

Fort Greely is a United States Army launch site for anti-ballistic missiles located approximately 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is also the home of the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), as Fort Greely is one of the coldest areas in Alaska, and can accommodate cold, extreme cold, or temperate weather tests depending on the season.

Fort Greely has a proud history. Because of its location and environment, it has been the site for cold-weather training and testing of operations and equipment through the past half century. Until the late 1990’s, its primary tenant units included the Cold Regions Test Center and the Northern Warfare Training Center.

In 1995, Fort Greely was selected for realignment (but not closure) as a cost-saving measure. Only the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC) and Public Works functions were to remain on the installation.

In 2001, Fort Greely was partially removed from the BRAC list, in order to support the nation’s strategic objective of missile defense. Today, Fort Greely proudly serves as an integral part of the Nation’s Ballistic Mission Defense System (BMDS) and is a National Security Asset.



Fort Greely’s installation mission is mid-course missile defense (destroying threat missiles in their midcourse phase). Fort Greely is also host to the military missions of the Cold Regions Test Center, and by Intra-Service Support Agreement, the Northern Warfare Training Center.



After the United states announced that it would withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, Fort Greely was selected as a site for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system. Starting in the summer of 2002, the United States government began work on the missile defense installation at Fort Greely, planning to deploy a total of 25 to 30 anti-ballistic missiles by 2010.

Concurrently, the Missile Defense Command took command of Fort Greely, relinquishing direct Army control, while the Army retained control of the nearby Donnelly Training Area.



Testing efforts are centered at the Bolio Lake Range Complex, approximately 10 miles south of Fort Greely. Arkansas Range is the main test site for mines and small arms. Washington Range is a multi-purpose range used for air defense missile firings, artillery tests, such as Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM), and smoke and obscurant tests requiring large areas and mobility testing. Texas Range is available for direct-fire tests, as well as sensor, small arms, and missile tests. Oklahoma Range, primarily used for indirect-fire work, is capable of observed fire to 30 km and unobserved fire to 50 km.

Learn More About Fort Greely HERE!

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1 posted on 10/07/2013 6:11:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


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 10/07/2013 6:11:55 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: Kathy in Alaska

In.


3 posted on 10/07/2013 6:13:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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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.
She is driveing from Tuscaloosa Alabama back to Texas today.

~ Road Trip: Fort Greely, Alaska! ~

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4 posted on 10/07/2013 6:14:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


5 posted on 10/07/2013 6:17:41 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

Excellent. Thank you!


6 posted on 10/07/2013 6:18:35 PM PDT by gettinolder
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Your cold home state.


7 posted on 10/07/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 10/07/2013 6:18:54 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

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


God Provides, But How?

October 8, 2013

Outside my office window, the squirrels are in a race against winter to bury their acorns in a safe, accessible place. Their commotion amuses me. An entire herd of deer can go through our back yard and not make a sound, but one squirrel sounds like an invasion.

The two creatures are different in another way as well. Deer do not prepare for winter. When the snow comes they eat whatever they can find along the way (including ornamental shrubs in our yard). But squirrels would starve if they followed that example. They would be unable to find suitable food.

The deer and the squirrel represent ways that God cares for us. He enables us to work and save for the future, and He meets our need when resources are scarce. As the wisdom literature teaches, God gives us seasons of plenty so that we can prepare for seasons of need (Prov. 12:11). And as Psalm 23 says, the Lord leads us through perilous places to pleasant pastures.

Another way that God provides is by instructing those with plenty to share with those in need (Deut. 24:19). So when it comes to provision, the message of the Bible is this: Work while we can, save what we can, share what we can, and trust God to meet our needs.

Thank You, Lord, for the promise that You will
meet our needs. Help us not to fear or doubt.
We’re grateful that You’re watching over us
and that our cries for help reach Your ear.
Our needs will never exhaust God’s supply.

Read: Deuteronomy 24:19-22

He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread. —Proverbs 12:11
Bible in a Year:
Isaiah 30-31; Philippians 4


9 posted on 10/07/2013 6:19:21 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


10 posted on 10/07/2013 6:21:11 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Great road trip to your home state, Kathy! Thanks, galz, for a great ride!

Lauren...take care! See ya when ya get back HOME!! :)


11 posted on 10/07/2013 6:21:40 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: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


12 posted on 10/07/2013 6:27:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...did you have good lessons today?

Is Lynn-Dah completely tick-free? Done with meds? Did you garage sale?


13 posted on 10/07/2013 6:29:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Army Air Corps
And in second....AAC snags the silver!!


14 posted on 10/07/2013 6:30:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: gettinolder
And rounding out the top three....gettinolder bags the bronze!!


15 posted on 10/07/2013 6:34:48 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


Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



And thanks very much to you and Lauren for tonight’s Road Trip to Fort Greely, Alaska!

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)

16 posted on 10/07/2013 6:35:55 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: Kathy in Alaska

I am proud to say that Lynn-Dah is completely tick-free and off her meds.

I happened to drive by the place where she had been boarded, and the place (where I had been a loyal customer for over 13 years) was closed up, empty, and the signs painted over.

Evidently , some other customer had a similar encounter with ticks.

Got some terrific yard salage this week... brass and copper from the Middle east, Judaica, and a copper doumbek (Arabic hand drum)

That stuff sells very fast!


17 posted on 10/07/2013 6:36:39 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: 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

"Träumerei"
Robert Schumann
(Click)


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)

18 posted on 10/07/2013 6:38:22 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: Army Air Corps

Good evening, AAC...((HUGS))...are you teaching this year?


19 posted on 10/07/2013 6:39:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; AZamericonnie; LUV W; left that other site; All
Happy 21st Birthday, Mrs MacNessa!!


Click

20 posted on 10/07/2013 6:45:13 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

I stopped by Ft Greely last weekend. They have really built it up.


21 posted on 10/07/2013 6:45:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska; ConorMacNessa

A Happy Birthday to You, Mrs. MacNessa!


22 posted on 10/07/2013 6:46:39 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


EAGLES UP!!!



WWII MEMORIAL



MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL



ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

These Memorials stand to honor the millions of brave American men and women who, by dint of their service and sacrifice, built this great Nation. They belong to us, not to the Executive Branch of the Government.

FOR THIS WE FIGHT!!






"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)

23 posted on 10/07/2013 6:50:10 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: Kathy in Alaska

Hola and hugs back at ya. No classes this year, but I remain gainfully employed.


24 posted on 10/07/2013 6:52:02 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: gettinolder

Welcome to the Canteen, gettinolder. You anywhere near the Fort?

How’s your weather? We are predicted a wind storm and rain. Glad I’m not on Hillside.


25 posted on 10/07/2013 6:52:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Army Air Corps

Gainfully employed is a good thing.

How has the Texas drought treated you?


26 posted on 10/07/2013 6:53:57 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
Mrs. MacNessa and I both thank you, Kathy! She's a little older than 21, but she's still HAWT!!!



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)

27 posted on 10/07/2013 6:54:28 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
Thanks very much, ML, from both of us!



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)

28 posted on 10/07/2013 6:55:37 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: Kathy in Alaska

We actually received more rainfall than we did last year, so things are definitely improving. Sure, we would like a bit more of the wet stuff, but I am thankful for every drop that we have received.


29 posted on 10/07/2013 6:58:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...weird weather here. High 40s and wind and rain expected tonight.

Got your running shoes ready for tomorrow?


30 posted on 10/07/2013 6:58:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

.....MRS MACNESSA! :)

31 posted on 10/07/2013 7:02:29 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: Jet Jaguar

Good evening, JJ...((HUGS))...did your snow stick?

We are still much too warm...expecting high winds and rain her.


32 posted on 10/07/2013 7:06:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar

Just visiting? Do you have Airmen there?


33 posted on 10/07/2013 7:08:09 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
Thanks very much, Luv! We had a great celebration - I made beef fajitas - we had Champagne, cake and Dove Bars. (I didn't like the selection of Ice Cream I saw at the store so I bought enough Dove Bars to feed the family and our extra "sons.")



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 10/07/2013 7:11:28 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; All






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

FReeper musical artists. Let me know if you have a submission.



35 posted on 10/07/2013 7:16:34 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It meIted. But, more coming.


36 posted on 10/07/2013 7:17:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Just visiting. Looking for duck hunting opportunities.


37 posted on 10/07/2013 7:18:43 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: The Mayor

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

No deer at our house, but squirrels come daily to my Mom’s window for a handout of peanuts. And they do sound like a herd. I hear them running across the roof to get to where they can jump down to the bird feeders. Moose are really quiet.


38 posted on 10/07/2013 7:19:19 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

All set to burn rubber. la la


39 posted on 10/07/2013 7:26:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for the welcome.

No, I’m as far as you can get and still be in the state....

Down here in the Panhandle, home sweet home.

Just got back from two weeks out of state with my wife and what’s left here at home of my prodigy, my two sweet daughters, growing into young ladies...


40 posted on 10/07/2013 7:27:30 PM PDT by gettinolder
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To: left that other site

Congratulations on your salage...happy selling!


41 posted on 10/07/2013 7:31:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I am off for home...need to stop for gas. Under 3.80 I hope.


42 posted on 10/07/2013 7:33:03 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.

Generations Of American Fighting Men
Stand The Watch Tonight!



TAPS
U.S. Marine Band
(Click)


"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)

43 posted on 10/07/2013 7:38:02 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




SAFE PASSAGE, KATHY!!!



I HAVE YOUR SIX!!!






"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 10/07/2013 7:39:46 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

Especially when the the leaves are dry and covering the ground. They sound like a dog on the roof too. Deer are so quiet.


45 posted on 10/07/2013 8:17:25 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; All

Hi MA!

*HUGS*

Thanks so much for posting the thread tonight, got back to my Mom’s house a little after 8:00 pm my time, and after a bit of chatting and unloading the car, finally got a chance to plug in.

Glad to be home, amazing time spent with family, and missed you all lots.

A week of good rest, and I will see you all next week.

Take care, and thanks for all of your help!


46 posted on 10/07/2013 8:29:55 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: ConorMacNessa

Home safe and sound...3.659/gal!

Thanks for keeping watch.


47 posted on 10/07/2013 8:32:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Get your rest! Talk soon, I hope! :) Hope you’re back in Texas for a while!


48 posted on 10/07/2013 8:39:18 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: ConorMacNessa

Sounds like a great party for a wonderful gal! :)

Nighty-night!


49 posted on 10/07/2013 8:40:15 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: LUV W

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50 posted on 10/07/2013 8:40:28 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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