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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: USS Carl Vinson ~ CVN 70 ~ 14 JAN 2014
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 01/13/2014 6:00:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Boat Trip: USS Carl Vinson ~ CVN 70

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the US Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook her maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent Refueling and Overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson's callsign is "Gold Eagle".

Besides deployments in Operation Desert Strike, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Enduring Freedom, the Carl Vinson was involved in a number of notable events. The body of Osama bin Laden was disposed of in 2011 from the deck of the Carl Vinson, and that same year, on November 11, she played host to the first NCAA basketball game on an aircraft carrier, between North Carolina and Michigan State.

USS Carl Vinson was commissioned on March 13, 1982 at Newport News, Virginia, with Captain Richard Martin commanding. Present were the Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, Keynote speaker Senator John Tower, and ship's sponsor Molly Snead. After commissioning, USS Carl Vinson put to sea to conduct flight deck certifications, an evaluation designed to test the ship’s ability to conduct Modern US Navy carrier air operations.

Carl Vinson departed Norfolk on March 1, 1983 with Carrier Air Wing Fifteen (CVW-15) embarked for her maiden deployment, an eight-month around the world cruise to her new homeport of Naval Air Station Alameda, California, arriving on 28 Oct. 1983.

With the closing of Naval Air Station Alameda, the ship was transferred to Bremerton, Washington, arriving at her new homeport on 17 January 1997, where she played host to the last carrier launch and recovery operations for the A-6E Intruder.

On 23 July 2001, again with CVW-11 embarked, Carl Vinson steamed from Bremerton, Washington, bound for the Persian Gulf to support Operation Southern Watch. This changed abruptly on 11 September 2001, as the ship was rounding the tip of India.

In response to the terror attacks on U.S. soil, Vinson changed course and sped toward the North Arabian Sea, where on 7 October 2001, Vinson launched the first airstrikes in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. For 72 days, Vinson, along with Carrier Wing 11, launched over 4,000 combat sorties in the War on Terror, earning the ship the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Vinson earned the Battle E and Navy Unit Commendation during this deployment.

Carrier Strike Group One, abbreviated as CSG-1 or CARSTRKGRU 1, is a U.S. Navy carrier strike group. It is currently assigned to the United States Pacific Fleet. Carrier strike groups are employed in a variety of roles, all of which involve gaining and maintaining sea control as well as projecting power ashore.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the strike group's current flagship, and as of 2012, other units assigned include Carrier Air Wing Seventeen; the guided-missile cruisers USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and USS Lake Champlain (CG-57); and the ships of Destroyer Squadron 1: USS McClusky (FFG-41), USS Rentz (FFG-46), USS Higgins (DDG-76), USS Gridley (DDG-101), and USS Stockdale (DDG-106).

On 12 April 2010 the carrier arrived at her new home port of Naval Station North Island, San Diego California.

On 21 June 2011, it was announced that the Michigan State Spartans would play a regular season men's basketball game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on Veterans Day. On 11 November 2011, the inaugural Carrier Classic took place at the Naval Air Station North Island on San Diego Bay in Coronado, California.

Learn More About The USS Carl Vinson HERE!!

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1 posted on 01/13/2014 6:00:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Sweet Rest

January 14, 2014

Read: Psalm 4

You have put gladness in my heart. —Psalm 4:7
Bible in a Year:
Genesis 33-35; Matthew 10:1-20

Try as we might—tossing, turning, fluffing the pillow, pounding the pillow—sometimes we just can’t fall asleep. After offering some good suggestions on how to get a better night’s sleep, a news article concluded that there really is no “right way” to sleep.

There are numerous reasons why sleep eludes us, many of which we can’t do much about. But sometimes unwanted wakefulness is caused by anxious thoughts, worry, or guilt. It’s then that the example of David in Psalm 4 can help. He called out to God, asking for mercy and for God to hear his prayer (v.1). He also reminded himself that the Lord does hear him when he calls on Him (v.3). David encourages us: “Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still” (v.4). Focusing our minds on the goodness, mercy, and love of God for His world, our loved ones, and ourselves can aid us in trusting the Lord (v.5).

The Lord desires to help us set aside our worries about finding solutions to our problems and place our trust in Him to work things out. He can “put gladness” in our hearts (v.7), so that we might “lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make [us] dwell in safety” (v.8).

Give me a spirit of peace, dear Lord,
Midst the storms and the tempests that roll,
That I may find rest and quiet within,
A calm buried deep in my soul. —Dawe
Even when we cannot sleep, God can give us rest.



2 posted on 01/13/2014 6:00:41 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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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)

3 posted on 01/13/2014 6:00:51 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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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 at work.

~ Road Trip: USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 ~

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4 posted on 01/13/2014 6:04:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My son just called from Marine boot camp. I could barely understand a word, something to the effect that I’ll hear from him in two to three weeks. This is what he wants and I’m happy for him, but it’s going to be a rough couple of weeks for this mom.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 6:11:55 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


6 posted on 01/13/2014 6:12:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...
Sgt. Dakota Meyers, USMC (MOH) is on the air with Megan Kelly.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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)

7 posted on 01/13/2014 6:17:15 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Excellence
Welcome to the Canteen, Excellence (Mom). We thank your son for choosing to serve our country.

Did he just arrive? I think they "get" to call home and say they arrived safely. Then the yelling starts. d:o)

8 posted on 01/13/2014 6:17:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


9 posted on 01/13/2014 6:20:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

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


10 posted on 01/13/2014 6:22:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: rlmorel
ping...
11 posted on 01/13/2014 6:23:34 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: The Mayor
In first....The Mayor grabs the gold!!


12 posted on 01/13/2014 6:23:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The yelling was going on in the background by all the other guys calling at the same time. I’m glad I recorded it. He won’t sleep tonight.
Thanks for the good thoughts.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 6:24:05 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Excellence


Congratulations, Marine Mom!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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)

14 posted on 01/13/2014 6:24:32 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
And a close second....Mac snags the silver!!


15 posted on 01/13/2014 6:24:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 6:26:27 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Excellence
And rounding out the top three....Excellence bags the bronze!!


17 posted on 01/13/2014 6:26:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All



18 posted on 01/13/2014 6:27:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; 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.



19 posted on 01/13/2014 6:28:35 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


20 posted on 01/13/2014 6:29:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...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 USS Carl Vinson, CVN-70!

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)

21 posted on 01/13/2014 6:30:06 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Chode

Thank you for the ping, my friend!

The Nimitz class are amazing ships indeed!


22 posted on 01/13/2014 6:32:24 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Excellence

Welcome to the Canteen Excellence & thanks to your Son for his service...& yours as well! *Hugs*

I have heard about those calls before.

God bless & watch over him & your family!


23 posted on 01/13/2014 6:33:13 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Toured the Carl Vinson about 12 years back.
It was one of the best and proudest days of my life.


24 posted on 01/13/2014 6:34:18 PM PST by sasquatch
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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)

25 posted on 01/13/2014 6:34:57 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael 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
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
BIGLOOK USN
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Bryan USA (Diver Dave)
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
CMS USA
COL Mike (gpapa)
ConorMacNessa FMF Corpsman
Cpl Don USMC 1963-1967 (Diver Dave’s twin)
CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
E2 Mike USA (Colonel_Flagg)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
forgotenknight13 USA (grandson of Monkey Face)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London -Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London -Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
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
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
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
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
PROCON USA
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)
SPC Ted USA (nephew of hoagy62)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
TMSuchman USMC
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 



26 posted on 01/13/2014 6:35:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...how was commuting today?

I’m listening to the radio announcing accidents all over town. So far none on my route home. Supposed to get a little snow...maybe 1-3 inches. We will see...they haven’t been right for a while.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 6:37:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


28 posted on 01/13/2014 6:40:14 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good commutes today, thanks - we were close to 60 degrees today - still in the high 40's at this hour.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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)

29 posted on 01/13/2014 6:42:08 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: sasquatch

Good evening, sasquatch, and welcome to the Canteen.

Were you there as a parent? That is a big ship! Must have been really cool touring.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 6:45:16 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: acad1228; Allegra; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; bannie; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; Brad's Gramma; ...
Just a couple of cool things Sonboy & were looking at today.....

Pink Lake in Australia

Blue Lava in Indonesia

31 posted on 01/13/2014 6:47:02 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

How was the “interview” with Sgt Dakota Meyers, USMC (MOH)?


32 posted on 01/13/2014 6:47:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Beautiful ship, may she always have “Fair winds and Following seas.”


33 posted on 01/13/2014 6:51:27 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GKzLhzBnyoQ/Ts0n6647GQI/AAAAAAAABAI/n8m81o5x1BU/s1600/green-sand-beach-in-hawaii-1.jpg

South Point, Big island, Hawaii


34 posted on 01/13/2014 6:52:22 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Chode

Good evening, Chode.


35 posted on 01/13/2014 6:53:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Amazing!

So...we have green beaches, pink lakes & blue lava....what’s next? {{{M/L}}}


36 posted on 01/13/2014 6:58:31 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

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

How was your Monday after your cool weekend?

We are supposed to get some snow...not much, maybe 1-3 inches. I put the recycle barrel in the garage before I left because the ice on it was so thick and I couldn’t beat enough off with a stick to get the lid open.


37 posted on 01/13/2014 6:59:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
It was quite good - he's an articulate young man.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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)

38 posted on 01/13/2014 7:00:01 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Signing off for now - I have a Dr's appointment at 0615 tomorrow.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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)

39 posted on 01/13/2014 7:01:51 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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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 – another great adventure awaits me in the new day!

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer,
already mounts the parapet.

Soldiers of the Greatest Generation
Stand The Watch Tonight!



Standing With Them
One Of Their Greatest!



Gy. Sgt. John Basilone, USMC, MOH

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)

40 posted on 01/13/2014 7:01:58 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you Kathy! Thanks for the thread


41 posted on 01/13/2014 7:04:21 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: rlmorel
Good evening, rlmorel. We thank you and your Dad for your service to our country.


42 posted on 01/13/2014 7:04:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

0615??? Yikes!! Sleep fast!!


43 posted on 01/13/2014 7:05:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: sasquatch
Toured the Carl Vinson about 12 years back. It was one of the best and proudest days of my life.

I toured the Vinson in 1995, with a Navy Master Chief, in Alameda, CA. It was awesome. This Navy chief, was responsible for all electronic maintenance on the carrier. He pointed out a white dome, and told me they made sure that one worked all the time. It was their satellite TV antenna.

44 posted on 01/13/2014 7:06:04 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71a)
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To: rlmorel
most welcome as always...
45 posted on 01/13/2014 7:06:31 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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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.


46 posted on 01/13/2014 7:07:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
and a gracious good evening to the Lady of the House for another fine thread!
47 posted on 01/13/2014 7:10:42 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: AZamericonnie

God’s paintbox is unlimited.


48 posted on 01/13/2014 7:11:59 PM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...did you have good lessons today? Everyone working hard on getting ready for the recital?

I am off for home!


49 posted on 01/13/2014 7:14:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thanks, Galz, for a great road....er........sea trip! :)


50 posted on 01/13/2014 7:14:35 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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