~ Road Trip: Fort Greely, Alaska! ~
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.
The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.
The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.
We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.
Excellent. Thank you!
Your cold home state.
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.
Read: Deuteronomy 24:19-22
Great road trip to your home state, Kathy! Thanks, galz, for a great ride!
Lauren...take care! See ya when ya get back HOME!! :)
I stopped by Ft Greely last weekend. They have really built it up.
Road Trip Time!
Good morning, Everyone.
Good morning to our
military, our allies, and their families.
Thank you, Lauren, for preparing the Canteen for todays activities.
WooHOO there's Ma >>>>
DC Metroland Weather
~ Today... Chilly
~ Tonight... Chilly
WOW, the temps dropped like a rock
when the storm came through.
Still swamped here at work.
Had to peek in to say HI
to those who pinged me yesterday.
I can't stay
But, you...please stay.
Grab a cup of joe or tasty tea.
The FR Canteen is ALWAYS
O P E N
Come on in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
and plain old BS
(kudos to Ma and ConorMacNessa for being members in the FR 300 club)
REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM
I was stationed in Alaska at Fort Wainwright for 2 years in the mid 80’s. My unit was the 283rd Medivac, we had Hueys UH-1H helicopters. Did once a month TDY at Fort Greely. At the time Fort Greely was sparce for facilitys but flying around Fort Greely and Big Delta was breath taking. Fort Greely did have an area near the airfield where Japanese prisoners were kept, barbed wire enclosures, and was a great trail to take on snow mobile.