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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona ~ 03 JAN 2012
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 01/02/2012 6:10:32 PM PST by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base adjacent to Tucson, Arizona. The installation is primarily an Air Combat Command (ACC) base with the 355th Fighter Wing (355 FW) as the host activity. The base is also home to Headquarters, 12th Air Force (12 AF) and the Air Force Material Command's (AFMC) 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG), previously known as the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC).

The 355th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, however, other units also call D-M home. Twelfth Air Force, the 563rd Rescue Group and The Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) are all based out of D-M.

After the execution of Operation Enduring Freedom, eight A-10s from the 355th Wing were called to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan to fly close air support missions supporting multinational ground forces.

In September 2002, the 48th, 55th, and the 79th Rescue Squadrons (RQS) transferred under control of the 355th Wing, equipped with HC-130 aircraft and HH-60 helicopters. At the same time, the 41st and 43 Electronic Combat Squadrons were realigned under the control of the 55th Electronic Combat Group (55 ECG).

While personnel and aircraft remained on Davis-Monthan AFB operational control of the 55 ECG was assumed by the 55th Wing at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Another major wing realignment occurred on 1 October 2003 with the activation of the 563 Rescue Group on Davis-Monthan AFB. Control of the 48th, 55th, and 79th Rescue Squadrons (RQS) was passed to the new group with the 23rd Wing assuming operational command of the unit.

Learn More About Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Here!

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation Museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation Museum in the United States.

The Museum collection includes President John F. Kennedy's Air Force One, and presidential aircraft used by president's Nixon and Johnson. The Museum has five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 feet of exhibit space. In addition, the 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is located on the Museum grounds.

Visit The Pima Air And Space 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

Good Evening to The Canteen.

Always enjoy these visits to our military bases.

I was born and raised in Spokane and we had two Air Force bases just west of town... Fairchild Air Force Base and Gieger Field. When I was a pup, we also had an Army Base, Ft Wright. Ft. Wright became a community college campus in later years and Geiger Field became the Spokane Airport (GEG). I think the Air National Guard still utilizes Gieger Field. Fairchild once was home to B-52’s but is now a KC-135 base.

With all the Army and Air Force bases, I still joined the US Navy and my twin brother joined the US Marine Corps.

Thanks for the tour.


101 posted on 01/02/2012 10:17:09 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: az.b1bbomberfxr

Welcome to the Canteen, az.b1bbomberfxr...thanks for sharing your aviation experiences.


102 posted on 01/02/2012 10:33:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: az.b1bbomberfxr; MS.BEHAVIN

Thanks, unique, for the hummer.

az.b1bbomberfxr.....#50!!
ms b.....#100!!


103 posted on 01/02/2012 10:57:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Aloha Little Devil; Steely eyed Downeaster, Guardian of Our Troops!

Happy New Year, Little Devil and all sorts of hugs are comimng you way!

I didn't forget ya......I just don't do this very often.
104 posted on 01/02/2012 11:04:37 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...have you “visited” there?


105 posted on 01/02/2012 11:10:35 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: oldteen

I hope you get the kind that is soft on your poor nose and has lotion.


106 posted on 01/02/2012 11:26:10 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

Oh, yeah! And believe me, the nose needs as soft as possible! Hubby has allergies as well but not nearly as bad so he is only allowed the regular...lol.


107 posted on 01/02/2012 11:46:20 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Diver Dave
Evenin' DD! *hugs*

Good to see you tonight! :)

108 posted on 01/02/2012 11:48:51 PM PST by oldteen
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To: wjcsux

Good evening, wjcsux...that’s a pretty close attachment, being born there.

Happy New Year! ((HUGS))


109 posted on 01/02/2012 11:51:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: oldteen

Sounds fair to me....LOL! I can’t imagine a “cold” all year. Knock on wood...no allergies here.


110 posted on 01/02/2012 11:53:11 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

That’s pretty much what it’s like. Only good thing about it (if there is such a thing) is I didn’t develope them until I was 40 so at least it hasn’t been for my entire life.


111 posted on 01/02/2012 11:57:35 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Hi, Ma and company!

Ahhhhhhhhh... Davis Montham. ‘The Boneyard’. Home of countless
obsolete airframes. Visited the base many, many times in the late 80s and throughout the 1990s. To procure (beg, borrow, steal) several C-141 cargo floors worth of conveyor roller panels, wenches and lots of loose Aero-Medical equipment.

The arrangement of Maintenance Stands in this photo reminds me of many an afternoon spent with my arms being soaked with JP-4 Jet Fuel while removing and replacing the engine’s Fuel Control. Lots of gas in that plumbing. Even with the Circuit Breakers pulled.

It’s nice to see that things never really change.

Jack.


112 posted on 01/02/2012 11:58:07 PM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Jack Deth

Jack...good evening/morning...((HUGS))

Sounds like you have had quite the time there. Was your mission just to go to Davis-Monthan and see what you could find? Do you go anywhere you want?

Hope you and your furbabies had a good holiday season. Still hunting?


113 posted on 01/03/2012 12:17:28 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ThunderSleeps

Welcome to the Canteen, ThunderSleeps....sounds like you have a really good time in the area. Thanks for sharing.


114 posted on 01/03/2012 12:23:53 AM 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

Hi, Ma!

When I was at Andrews, AFB with its 12 Reserve C-141s. Every six months or so, a half dozen of us would visit The Boneyard on TDY status for a week. With a Shopping List of needed parts. Our mission while at Davis Montham was to bring whatever wasn’t nailed down.

I have a Midnight Mom Cat and her three variation of Growing Midnight Kittens roaming around the back yard. Also a tan and black striped Tabby. They like to chase and learn as Mom teaches them to kill and nibble on moles.

Haven’t seem much of larger intruders.


115 posted on 01/03/2012 12:33:45 AM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Jack Deth

An interesting way to “shop”....gets the job done.

Glad you have the crew to keep your mole population in check.


116 posted on 01/03/2012 12:39:28 AM 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; BIGLOOK; Diver Dave; All
I'm off to find a pillow. Hope to be back next time!

Catch ya on the flip side!

G'night! *hugs* around!

117 posted on 01/03/2012 12:59:49 AM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen
Good night and sleep tight, teen...*HUGS*...

I'm working on homework...this week is short again. Holidays are nice, but Monday holidays are tough, work wise.

118 posted on 01/03/2012 1:04:11 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

SO glad to hear that you haven’t relapsed and that the doc put you back on antibiotics to help. Be very careful. ((HUGS))


119 posted on 01/03/2012 1:09:23 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Diver Dave

Good morning, Dave....lots of military around you. It is funny about you and your brother going to 2 different services than those right near you.

Hope New Years and your birthday celebrations were fun. All those fireworks displays just for you. LOL!


120 posted on 01/03/2012 1:17:29 AM 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; laurenmarlowe
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.

((HUGS))Good morning, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Lauren. How's it going?

121 posted on 01/03/2012 2:47:03 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



122 posted on 01/03/2012 2:52:51 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


123 posted on 01/03/2012 2:53:39 AM 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

Tuesday Morning Coffee Bump.


124 posted on 01/03/2012 2:55:32 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...back to work in the morning.

You and Bo have a great Tuesday.


125 posted on 01/03/2012 3:02:13 AM 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

Good monin’, Kathy...((HUGS))...many times. In fact the Annual New Eagle Recognition Dinner is held in the D-M Officers Club.


126 posted on 01/03/2012 4:23:06 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. 34º here ths morning. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.




127 posted on 01/03/2012 4:53:31 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Hope you enjoy yourself and know the family is excited to get to see you! :)


128 posted on 01/03/2012 5:00:39 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Good morning, Everyone.
Good morning to our

military, our allies, and their families

Thank you, Lauren, for preparing
the Canteen
for today’s activities.
Sure hope it's warm out there.
Brrr...it was only 29 on the way to work
look at our temps on the East coast.
UGH! Hate it!

~ Today...Partly sunny.
Scattered flurries this morning.
Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

~ Tonight... Partly cloudy.
Lows around 20.
Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Ok I'm back in the office
and trying to get myself motivated to dive into the work
when I'd rather be home. waaaaaa!
Signs are good
when I can open my work mailbox
and see only 35 messages waiting.

Time to make my rounds.
Please stay where you are.
Don't touch that dial. And, remember – I’ll be watching!

The FR Canteen is ALWAYS

Come on in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee,
pancakes,
conversation,
silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM

DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above Honoring those who have served before.


129 posted on 01/03/2012 5:01:12 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


130 posted on 01/03/2012 5:03:06 AM PST by left that other site
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; HiJinx

Ooooo...Mary Janes with attitude! They DO look like Ms. B shoes! :)


131 posted on 01/03/2012 5:03:25 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: beachn4fun

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


132 posted on 01/03/2012 5:09:22 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Well, I'm up but I'm not likin' it!
Hope all you Early Birds have a Toasty Tuesday!
...and NO more falling, Conor! :)
Stay warm and keep smilin'...
...it'll drive 'em crazy!
((((hugs))))

133 posted on 01/03/2012 5:11:31 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, dear ((HUGS))

I can’t believe you got in before me.

Now is that weird or what? Austin is the same temp as Indian Head?

I guess Ma is as happy as a pig in mud with -2F. LOL

When I get rich, I’m going to become a snow bunny! Hubby won’t live down south but I’m going to spend the winter months somewhere south.

Whatz ya going to do today?


134 posted on 01/03/2012 5:19:01 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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To: beachn4fun; LUV W; MEG33; fatima; laurenmarlowe; Lady Jag; Kathy in Alaska

Good morning ladies and (((HUGS))).


135 posted on 01/03/2012 5:20:17 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

Good morning, phormer phrog phlyer

thank you for your service

and

for contributing here.


136 posted on 01/03/2012 5:21:48 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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To: Arrowhead1952

G’ mornin’! (((hugs)))

Saw that it was a bit chilly in the hill country! We are, too....but it’ll warm up to the mid-60s this afternoon.

Lots of places much colder than we are this morning!


137 posted on 01/03/2012 5:23:04 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: az.b1bbomberfxr
#50

what was this? >> [the B-1B mod was performed at AMARG!]

138 posted on 01/03/2012 5:23:41 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
#100
139 posted on 01/03/2012 5:24:33 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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To: beachn4fun

The wife didn’t put the pup in her pen last night and she decided to jump onto the bed about 6 this morning. I just noticed it was 31 on one of the digitals here this morning.


140 posted on 01/03/2012 5:35:14 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun
Good morning, Beachy!

*HUGS*

Heading out the door for an appointment with my orthopedist. How are things with you this morning?

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
141 posted on 01/03/2012 5:35:30 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W

Yup, the hill country is cooler than most places, but ABIA is almost 10 degrees colder than at our house.


142 posted on 01/03/2012 5:37:27 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: LUV W
Good morning, Luv!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this morning! I'm on a plethora of meds, several of which cause dizziness - I attribute the fall last night to that. Going to the orthopedist now - will head into the office later.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
143 posted on 01/03/2012 5:38:22 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))

It’s going...that’s all I can say. Still not motivated to get started on work.

Howz it out your way?


144 posted on 01/03/2012 5:40:07 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this morning! Will touch base after I hit the office.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
145 posted on 01/03/2012 5:40:30 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))

I’m grumpy! It’s too cold!

How are you?

Hope your appointment goes well.


146 posted on 01/03/2012 5:41:57 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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To: LUV W; beachn4fun
It's going OK. Rather cold out here this morning. Did take Bo out to the lake yesterday.

((HUG))Good morning, LUV W. How's it going?

147 posted on 01/03/2012 5:50:41 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: beachn4fun
Happy New Year Beachie!!

ACK...is it the New Year already?

No more time off for awhile :=(

Warmish out on the left coast, 55 degrees works for me.

Son-boy and I got our fill of football and food and yes, I confess, we played video games too.

Well, school opens up again today, I look forward to seeing all the smiling faces, or not!

That's all for now, have a splendicious day!

148 posted on 01/03/2012 6:40:09 AM PST by PROCON (Happy New Year!)
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To: PROCON

first...

150?


149 posted on 01/03/2012 7:39:14 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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To: beachn4fun

150


150 posted on 01/03/2012 7:39:31 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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