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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 22 FEB 2011
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 02/21/2011 6:04:20 PM PST by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado

Schriever Air Force Base (Schriever AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located approximately 10 miles east of Peterson AFB near Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The base is named in honor of General Bernard Adolph Schriever, who pioneered the development of the nation's ballistic missile programs.

It is home to Air Force Space Command's 50th Space Wing, which provides command and control for more than 170 Department of Defense warning, navigational, and communications satellites. Also housed at Schriever AFB are the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center and the Space Innovation & Development Center. Schriever AFB is the main control point for the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Schriever AFB is the home of the 50th Space Wing, the Space Innovation and Development Center, the Missile Defense Agency's Joint National Integration Center, 310th Space Group and numerous tenant organizations.

The 50th Space Wing's mission provide combat effects to the warfighter, to include precision navigation and timing and secure satellite communication, through command and control of DOD satellite systems. The other units at Schriever also perform space missions. Schriever Air Force Base is unique in that they have no flightline and no aircraft mission.



Some of the services normally provided at most Air Force bases are not available on Schriever; however, Peterson AFB is a full service base, offering base housing and other support functions.

The 50th SW provides integrated combat effects from space, ensures command and control of satellite weapons systems, and conducts expeditionary operations to enable sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests.

The wing operates and supports satellite programs including Global Positioning System, the Defense Satellite Communications System, Wideband Global SATCOM, Milstar, and the worldwide Air Force Satellite Control Network.

The SIDC is composed of the 595th Space Group and these three divisions; the Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities, or AF TENCAP; the Integration Division; and the Plans, Programs and Requirements Division.

The organizations work together to conduct wargaming; integrate space into exercises and experiments; rapidly prototype, field and exploit integrated air, space and cyberspace capabilities; provide advanced space testing, training and range Infrastructure; and execute AFSPC Force Development Evaluation and Operational Test programs.

Learn More About Schriever Air Force Base 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: SandRat

Good afternoon. Commissary was crowded today...prices were UP again. BUPERS, Millington, TN.


241 posted on 02/22/2011 12:47:04 PM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: acad1228; beachn4fun; LUV W; trussell

First minute I’ve had to look at FR today....

Sending prayers for a successful interview!

(((HUGS)) trussell


242 posted on 02/22/2011 1:38:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: acad1228; trussell

That is AWESOME!! Good luck to BOTH of you! :)


243 posted on 02/22/2011 1:48:50 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: GailA
Good afternoon to you.

Isn't it always that way. Our income goes down and the Commissary / BX / Clothing sales prices go up.

244 posted on 02/22/2011 2:40:52 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; DieHard the Hunter; BIGLOOK; HiJinx; oldteen; MS.BEHAVIN; laurenmarlowe; ...

Received this message from DieHard the Hunter this morning but didn’t have a chance to post it....

“Hi, yes we’re OK here in Auckland. Still reeling from the news: my wife and I originally wanted to settle in Christchurch (she is from there and still has relations living in and around the earthquake zone.)

I have three Guardian Angels living in Christchurch whom I have been unable to contact. I suspect it is because telecommunications is crazy right now, am hoping for the best.

We appreciate your prayers — NZ needs them right now. 65 confirmed dead so far, with estimates running around 300+.”


245 posted on 02/22/2011 3:09:39 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi Kathy! Thanks for asking. We're a long way north of the disaster, thankfully.

Here's a link for photos...

http://www.stuff.co.nz

There's billions of dollars in damage with this hit and the one they got on Sept 4 last year. This time round, lives have been lost.

246 posted on 02/22/2011 3:15:00 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: shaggy eel

Prayers for your country and the people there. I just posted
a message from a fellow New Zealander right above yours, if
you are interested in reading. He’s fine, too.


247 posted on 02/22/2011 3:25:00 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: LUV W; DieHard the Hunter
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all those affected by this earthquake.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
248 posted on 02/22/2011 5:39:27 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: shaggy eel

Thank you so much for checking in, shaggy....((HUGS))

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers as you dig out of this disaster.

Thank you so much for the photo link.


249 posted on 02/22/2011 5:59:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: tomkow6

Hi tom....do you have the Indiana senators hiding in Chicago now, too?


250 posted on 02/22/2011 6:03:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All
Click the pic for ….

The Sand and Surf Test



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.

251 posted on 02/22/2011 6:09:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: tomkow6; LUV W; All

I don’t knowww Tomkow hey Rahm Emaneul won the election

cnnbrk CNN Breaking News
CNN projects former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm #Emanuel has won the Chicago mayoral election, avoiding runoff http://on.cnn.com/dYyLk5


252 posted on 02/22/2011 6:09:13 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Kathy in Alaska; editor-surveyor; rintense; alarm rider; Lucius Cornelius Sulla; Daffynition
,,, thanks to all of you for prayers and kind thoughts as NZL starts on the road to recovery. Initial estimates in damages are around $NZ16b.

Lucius - I've seen very little news in regard to the Hobbit. When shooting was underway for the Lord of the Rings movies I drove past a few of the sets around the Wellington region as I lived there at the time. One was a cliff face in a quarry at the bottom of Haywards Hill, near Lower Hutt. That was impressive.

A friend got the contract to construct a plywood tower, sprayed with concrete stuff, to look like stone. That tower was used in the first movie. I saw that lifted into the woods by helicopter at Kaitoke, north of Upper Hutt from the back of a truck. It's quite a while ago now but Wellington was pretty lively while all that was going on.

253 posted on 02/23/2011 5:34:24 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: shaggy eel
Glad you are OK... found these images of Hobbiton a long time ago..I like the way the sheep are repurposing the little hobbit homes...

....AHHHH THE SIMPLE LIFE.

254 posted on 02/23/2011 5:59:44 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: SandRat

I didn’t dare stop at the Exchange, I’d already exceeded our grocery money for the week. Fuel was higher on the base than at Kroger’s! They just reopened the mini mart/gas station after the May flood wiped it out.

Only an idiot with money to burn would shop the Exchange for much of anything...they are now only carrying the High $$ brands like Coach, Vera Bradley, Polo. TP/Paper towels, grooming aids and laundry products are cheaper at the Commissary even with the 5% surcharge.

Ortho doc trip on the schedule for this AM..know that is going to be painful, I’ll put my lortabs in the car for afterwards.


255 posted on 02/23/2011 6:04:46 AM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: shaggy eel

We shall “pray without ceasing” for NZ.


256 posted on 02/23/2011 8:06:05 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Daffynition

,,, there’s no show without sheep! I think we’re down to just under 40 million of them. There used to be a lot more. There will be more, I know... wool prices are starting to rise really well now.


257 posted on 02/24/2011 2:27:35 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: editor-surveyor
,,, you're a gem!

US and Brit rescue teams are due in to Christchurch airport in about an hour and a half from now. I heard the leader of an Aussie team commenting on the radio about half an hour ago that they were astonished at the destruction on their way in from the airport. They don't get earthquakes and we don't get bush fires. We all seem to get taxed though.

258 posted on 02/24/2011 2:31:32 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: acad1228; Kathy in Alaska
It's TRussell! She just came in for a job interview. Wish her luck!

Well? how did she do?

259 posted on 02/24/2011 3:55:36 AM PST by beachn4fun (Hey Congress - should my boss pay me more because I can’t balance my budget?)
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To: LUV W

Funny to mention Schriever AFB. I worked two different contracts there in the past. Good group of people.

Concerning New Zealand. My heart goes to Christchurch. Neat and interesting city. One of my favorite places there when I backpacked there four years ago !


260 posted on 02/24/2011 4:05:07 PM PST by CORedneck
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