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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina ~ 22 JULY 2014
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:07 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina

Fort Jackson is a United States Army installation, which TRADOC operates on for Basic Combat Training (BCT), and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This installation is named for Andrew Jackson, a United States Army General and President of the United States of America who was born in the border region of North and South Carolina.

Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training 50 percent of all soldiers and 70 percent of the women entering the Army each year. Providing the Army with new soldiers is the post's primary mission.

Accomplishing this mission means training in excess of 45,000 basic training and advanced individual training soldiers annually. The training is provided by the 165th, 171st, and 193rd Infantry Brigades.

The post has other missions as well. While some military installations have experienced downsizing and closure in past years, Fort Jackson has added several new schools and training institutions since 1995 including the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, the Department of Defense Chaplain Center and School, and the National Center for Credibility Assessment, part of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

In 2007 the Army consolidated all of its training facilities for Drill Sergeants at Fort Jackson, and in 2009 Command Sergeant Major Teresa King became the first woman to head what is now the sole Drill Sergeant School for the U.S. Army.

The fort includes more than 52,000 acres, with more than 100 ranges and field training sites and 1,160 buildings. Soldiers, civilians, retirees and family members make up the Fort Jackson community. More than 3,500 active duty Soldiers and their 12,000 family members are assigned to the installation and make this area their home. About one third of those Soldiers and families live in on-post housing.

Fort Jackson employs almost 3,500 civilians and provides services for more than 46,000 retirees and their family members. An additional 10,000 students attend courses at the Soldier Support Institute, Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center, National Center for Credibility Assessment and Drill Sergeant School annually.

Learn More About Fort Jackson HERE!!

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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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1 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:08 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

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Lasting Regrets

July 22, 2014

Read: Psalm 32:1-7

When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long. —Psalm 32:3
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 31-32; Acts 23:16-35

While I was talking with a gifted pianist, she asked me if I played any musical instruments. When I responded, “I play the radio,” she laughed and asked if I had ever wanted to play any instrument. My embarrassed answer was, “I took piano lessons as a boy but gave it up.” Now, in my adult years, I regret not continuing with the piano. I love music and wish I could play today. That conversation was a fresh reminder to me that life is often constituted by the choices we make—and some of them produce regret.

Some choices produce much more serious and painful regrets. King David discovered this when he chose to sleep with another man’s wife and then killed that man. He described the guilt that filled him as devastating, saying, “When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was turned into the drought of summer” (Ps. 32:3-4). But David acknowledged and confessed his sin to God and found forgiveness (v.5).

It is only from God that we can receive the grace of forgiveness when our choices have produced painful regrets. And only in Him do we find the wisdom to make better choices.

Father of mercies, forgive me for the foolish choices
I have made. Please enable me to be wiser in
my choices. Teach me the value of resting
in Your grace.
God’s forgiveness frees us from the chains of regret.

Insight

For about a year after his adultery with Bathsheba, David refused to repent of his sins (covetousness, adultery, deceit, and murder) until the prophet Nathan confronted him (2 Sam. 11–12). David penned Psalms 32 and 51 thereafter. In today’s psalm, David speaks of the heavy burden of guilt in his year-long denial of sin (vv.3-4). He also tells of the joy of receiving God’s gift of forgiveness when, with a contrite heart, he confesses and repents (vv.1-2,5) and becomes receptive to God’s rule in his life (vv.7-11). Warning of God’s disciplining hand (v.4), David urges all who have sinned to repent without delay (v.6).



2 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:20 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: laurenmarlowe


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 07/21/2014 5:59:25 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: All

4 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:43 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hi.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:51 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat

Good evening gentlemen!


6 posted on 07/21/2014 6:00:57 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: The Mayor
Howdy Mayor!

FIRST!!

7 posted on 07/21/2014 6:02:23 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good evening lauren.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 6:02:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Howdy ConorMacNessa!

SECOND!!

9 posted on 07/21/2014 6:03:32 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: SandRat
Howdy SandRat!

THIRD!!

10 posted on 07/21/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe


Good evening, Lauren!

***HUGS***



It's great to see you this evening! Thanks very much for tonight’s Road Trip to Fort Jackson, South Carolina!






"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)

11 posted on 07/21/2014 6:07:32 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; 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
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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)

12 posted on 07/21/2014 6:11:14 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

Sorry I’m late....the boss was standing over me. d:o)


13 posted on 07/21/2014 6:11:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe
Good evening, lauren, and thank you for today's Road Trip: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 6:13:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Howdy, Lauren! (((hugs)))

Good to see you this evening for a cool road trip! I’m gonna take a real one
soon to see the kids in OKC! On Aug. 7th woohoo!

Hope you are enjoying your summer! :)


15 posted on 07/21/2014 6:14:39 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: All

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are, God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

BLESS THIS HOUSE
 Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day; 
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee. 
(Click on graphics for music)


16 posted on 07/21/2014 6:15:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you ConorMacNessa!


17 posted on 07/21/2014 6:17:47 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi MA!

You take care of yourself!

*HUGS*


18 posted on 07/21/2014 6:18:55 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina ~

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19 posted on 07/21/2014 6:19:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Hello dear one!

I hope you have a marvelous trip to see the girls and family!

*HUGS*


20 posted on 07/21/2014 6:20:16 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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