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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!

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

 

 



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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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