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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland ~ 29 DEC 2009
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/28/2009 6:00:08 PM PST by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), the Army's oldest active proving ground, is one of the world's foremost research, development, testing, and training facilities for military weapons and equipment. It is bounded by the Susquehanna and Gunpowder Rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and the AMTRAK Railroad.

The Installation occupies more than 72,500 acres in Harford County. Notable for its convergence of talents and abilities, APG encompasses more than 60 different tenant activities representing every facet of technology.

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) was established on the shores of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland’s Harford County in 1917 to provide the nation a site where Army materiel could be developed and tested.  At the same time, the Edgewood Arsenal was established nearby to provide a site for the development, production, and testing of chemical warfare materiel.  The two installations were officially joined as Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1971.

The Army had taken over 69,000 acres of land and water two months earlier. Sandy Hook, NJ and the Army’s proof and acceptance testing ground for ammunition and cannon since 1874 was being closed and the Chesapeake Bay site was selected as the best suited to carry the mission of testing field artillery. From this beginning, APG has grown and evolved into one of the most diversified military installations in the United States.

Aberdeen Proving Ground is home to 9 major commands and supports 70 tenants, 20 satellite and 17 private activities.  The installation provides facilities to perform research, development, testing and evaluation of Army materiel. Facilities include laboratories for research investigations, state-of-the-art ranges, engineering test courses for wheeled and tracked vehicles and a wide variety of research.

  The installation also supports a wide variety of training, including mechanical maintenance, health promotion and preventive medicine, chemical and biological defense, and chemical casualty care, chemical demilitarization.  APG also is host National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve operations and training.

APG’s facilities include nearly 15 million square feet of building space in more than 2,000 buildings (including offices, administrative and training facilities, and warehouses, barracks and family housing). There are more than 40 miles of track, nearly 200 firing positions, 8 medical research laboratories, 10 chemical laboratories, 2 physics laboratories, 5 human engineering laboratories, a materials research laboratory as well as Phillips Army Airfield and Weide Army Aviation Support Facility.

Learn More About Aberdeen Proving Ground HERE!

The United States Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, has one of the world's leading collections of military ordnance, ranging from small arms to 240 large armored vehicles, tanks and artillery pieces, some of the last survivors of their type.

The United States Army Ordnance Museum was established in 1919 to exhibit and preserve captured enemy materiel, and also certain United States ordnance materiel which had been shipped to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for testing purposes. This exhibit served as a reservoir of information for the systematic study of various types of equipment which is always an important part of the program in the design of new weapons.

Visit The United States Ordnance Museum 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: laurenmarlowe; SandRat

Evenin’, Ms. Lauren!
I spent some time at Aberdeen...very interesting place to be.
Our company is opening up a facility at Aberdeen since our Customer is moving there from Ft. Monmouth, NJ.


51 posted on 12/28/2009 6:45:01 PM PST by HiJinx ("Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner...")
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To: mylife
I love the Maryland Horse Farms!


52 posted on 12/28/2009 6:49:33 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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WTF? XYZPDQ!


53 posted on 12/28/2009 6:49:38 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: HiJinx

Howdy Jinxie, it sure is good to see you! *HUGS*

Hope you had a lovely Christmas!


54 posted on 12/28/2009 6:51:22 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

I could live without the equine beastys..

Its a long story LoL


55 posted on 12/28/2009 6:52:34 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: mylife; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; All

LOL! You’re a hoot.

Alrighty, gotta finish chores, empty dishwasher (YUCK!) and call it a day.

Y’all have a great Tuesday!


56 posted on 12/28/2009 6:53:21 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

kentucky has some beautiful farms


57 posted on 12/28/2009 6:53:56 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: SoldierDad; sneakers; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; jackv; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


58 posted on 12/28/2009 6:56:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Sigh.... your work is never done ;)


59 posted on 12/28/2009 6:56:18 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: laurenmarlowe

It bring back old memories. It is where I went for my MOS 63W, 1999. Thanks for sharing.


60 posted on 12/28/2009 6:59:55 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: HopeandGlory
And first in....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!


61 posted on 12/28/2009 7:04:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good night and rest well, lauren...*HUGS*


62 posted on 12/28/2009 7:12:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Evening, Lauren, Kathy.


63 posted on 12/28/2009 7:16:37 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Tamatoa

Talofa Tamatoa! Welcome to the Canteen!


64 posted on 12/28/2009 7:16:56 PM PST by MoJo2001
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To: laurenmarlowe

Awesome thread, laurenmarlowe!!

Hope everyone in the Canteen had a great Chanukah and Christmas!! Blessings for the New Year!!


65 posted on 12/28/2009 7:17:47 PM PST by MoJo2001
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To: laurenmarlowe
Oh dread of dreads...the emptying of the dishwasher!

I don't mind filling it, scrubbing & rinsing dishes....but detest emptying it! lol

What's up with that?!:)

Sweet dreams Lauren! *hugs*

66 posted on 12/28/2009 7:20:22 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: MoJo2001

A very Happy & prosperous New Year to you & yours Diva! *hugs*


67 posted on 12/28/2009 7:28:55 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; monkapotamus; LUV W; All

I got question have anybody learn from movie Midnight Express

BreakingNews Clearing final hurdle, China’s supreme court approves death sentence for Briton caught smuggling heroin, official news agency reports

I just saw this on Twitter


68 posted on 12/28/2009 7:32:28 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: laurenmarlowe

I will probably miss Piper’s birthday, too. Darn it!

Her Daddy will be deployed before her birthday. :(


69 posted on 12/28/2009 7:39:53 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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Thanks to Jasper Shuringa AKA the "flying dutchman"
70 posted on 12/28/2009 7:40:22 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: BIGLOOK
And snagging the silver....Hawaii is second!!


71 posted on 12/28/2009 7:44:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Jet Jaguar
And rounding out the top 3....JJ bags the bronze!! LOL!!


72 posted on 12/28/2009 7:47:21 PM PST 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

OH KATHYYYYYY breaking news via Twitter

BreakingNews The daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin wages court fight for full custody of one-year old baby Tripp http://bit.ly/6kbkTN


73 posted on 12/28/2009 7:56:31 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; SandRat; Seadog Bytes; TASMANIANRED; ...

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me



FIVE OLDEN BINGS
CROSBY


74 posted on 12/28/2009 8:00:13 PM PST by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: MoJo2001

Talafo yourself! and wahinie maka louah LoL


75 posted on 12/28/2009 8:00:56 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: Lady Jag

You are doing a hilarious job with the twelve days of Christmas.

I am always looking forward to the next episode! LOL!


76 posted on 12/28/2009 8:11:31 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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To: Lady Jag
Six Police a playin.....


77 posted on 12/28/2009 8:12:24 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Bummer on the chores this late at night!

See ya! Great thread, Lauren!

(((hugs)))


78 posted on 12/28/2009 8:20:59 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

We sure did...we spent Christmas day with the youngest son and his fiance, then spent Saturday with the oldest son and Piper.


79 posted on 12/28/2009 8:24:00 PM PST by HiJinx ("Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner...")
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To: SevenofNine

Uh-oh!

Do we need to send your favorite lizard over there for
a rescue? :D


80 posted on 12/28/2009 8:25:52 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; SandRat; Seadog Bytes; TASMANIANRED; EHC Southern Pride; ...

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me





81 posted on 12/28/2009 8:31:16 PM PST by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: SevenofNine

Oh my....like the dad is showing any good judgement AT ALL. Posing for a nude magazine, flitting all over. What a responsible adult! DUH!!


82 posted on 12/28/2009 8:42:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All
Happy New Year All...Auld Lang Syne
83 posted on 12/28/2009 8:43:24 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thank you, as always, for the ping. It's currently 46 and cloudy here in central California, with an overnight forecast of 38 and rain ... but tomorrow (Tuesday) should be 56 and partially cloudy. Pretty typical weather for us for this time of year, all things considered. There are only a few leaves left on our trees (thank goodness) .... so I am hoping that most of my raking is behind me!

Smudge and Tigger

84 posted on 12/28/2009 8:43:25 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Troop-Supporting, Praying, Grateful Military Wife (He's a pilot!))
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To: mylife

Police play every day but tomorrow is the sixth day. It’s the fifth day that’s today, coulda been a fifth of Tangueray!


85 posted on 12/28/2009 8:51:36 PM PST by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: PERKY2004

Good evening, Smudge and Tigger....what cute bookends you make. Your Mom is pretty cool having a bunch of you in a really cool “habitat”. She said it is going to rain tomorrow. Do you like the rain?


86 posted on 12/28/2009 10:17:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Since they get to watch the rain from the inside (or the enclosed, covered patios), our kitties don’t seem to mind the rain too much. But they most assuredly do NOT like thunder — they poof up and hide under the bed. A poofy-cat is not a happy cat!


87 posted on 12/28/2009 10:38:36 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Troop-Supporting, Praying, Grateful Military Wife (He's a pilot!))
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Gnight all http://www.midnighttrucking.com/


88 posted on 12/28/2009 10:51:28 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: PERKY2004

Never try to pick up a poofy cat.....they have too many sharp objects to scratch you with! LOL!


89 posted on 12/28/2009 11:04:39 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

LOL! You sounds like you are speaking from experience!!!!!


90 posted on 12/28/2009 11:17:35 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Troop-Supporting, Praying, Grateful Military Wife (He's a pilot!))
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To: PERKY2004

I only had 2, but there were lots of sharp things. And trying to get one in a travel kennel brought out all of them. LOL!


91 posted on 12/28/2009 11:48:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Lady Jag
((HUGS))Good morning, L.J. How's it going?

A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

92 posted on 12/29/2009 2:57:07 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Lady Jag

BTTT


93 posted on 12/29/2009 2:57:24 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How’s it going?


94 posted on 12/29/2009 2:58:34 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: acad1228

Happy Birthday
ACAD!


95 posted on 12/29/2009 4:02:17 AM PST by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: Lady Jag; Kathy in Alaska; MEG33; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; trussell; LUV W; ValerieTexas; ..














Good morning to everyone at the Canteen.
38º and the radar shows a wet area moving in from the SW with some freezing precipitation.


96 posted on 12/29/2009 4:59:18 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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B 4 beachy


97 posted on 12/29/2009 5:00:14 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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B 4 beachy


98 posted on 12/29/2009 5:00:16 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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B 4 beachy


99 posted on 12/29/2009 5:01:08 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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To: Lady Jag

You are too funny!


100 posted on 12/29/2009 5:01:11 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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