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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!

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Thanks, unique, for the road trippers!

~ Road Trip: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona ~

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51 posted on 01/02/2012 7:39:13 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

*sigh* I found it in another window, all set up and ready to go. One must push the Post button for it to happen.

Sure glad you said something.


52 posted on 01/02/2012 7:43:41 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; 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

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!




Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
53 posted on 01/02/2012 7:47:26 PM PST 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
Gathering my things to head on back down to the Land of Oz. Leaving on the 4th. It's been fun being home; visiting, meeting with friends, parties (whoo hoo) and other stuff. Won't be back on the net until the weekend.

Photobucket

54 posted on 01/02/2012 7:59:14 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: laurenmarlowe

That’s near my home!!! — WAA - HOOO!!!!!!


55 posted on 01/02/2012 8:02:40 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

LOL
TANK U!
*HUG*


56 posted on 01/02/2012 8:02:56 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Till they all come home........

Hope you are having a relaxing evening, Early Bird! :)


57 posted on 01/02/2012 8:05:38 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Good Eventide, Lady Ms. B.!

*BOW*

How dost thou fare this eventide?



My knights and men-at-arms are at your service!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

58 posted on 01/02/2012 8:07:29 PM 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
Doing great now, thanks, Luv! Check earlier posts for my mishap this evening. All is well - no damage.

Hope all is well with you this evening.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
59 posted on 01/02/2012 8:10:13 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: oldteen

Good evening,teen...*HUGS*...it HAS been a relaxing day. Working on a long list of stuff to do, but making progress. I’m pleased with my day.

How was your day? Weather ok for your allergies?

Highest today was barely zero.


60 posted on 01/02/2012 8:10:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Oh, dear....I missed that post. I hope you will be ok! :(


61 posted on 01/02/2012 8:11:29 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: BIGLOOK

*tap-tap*


62 posted on 01/02/2012 8:12:11 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: laurenmarlowe

My family Ancestral town and the place of my birth!! I was born at the D-M hospital! WOOHOO! I wish the nutcases in Tucson City Government prized this great treasure! All they have done over the past 35 years is bitch about the base being there!


63 posted on 01/02/2012 8:12:21 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: ConorMacNessa

OUCH! Not good. I’ll bet you’ll get some interesting comments
from you co-workers tomorrow.


64 posted on 01/02/2012 8:15:04 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: HopeandGlory
And in first....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!


65 posted on 01/02/2012 8:19:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Spent some time down in that area a few years back. Love the desert southwest. Been to Pima A&S Museum, hiked Saguaro Natl. Park and Tucson Mt. Park extensively, drove up Mt. Lemmon, went up Kitt Peak... Lots of fond memories. Dang, going to have to head back there next chance I get. Thanks for the post!


66 posted on 01/02/2012 8:23:22 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in second....Mac snags the silver!!


67 posted on 01/02/2012 8:25:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
tomorrow is the Iowa Caucus.....

I suppose that is at least something to look forward to, not that it will mean THAT much but, hey...nothing else is going on!

68 posted on 01/02/2012 8:26:10 PM PST by oldteen
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To: HiJinx
On the flip side, D-M was also the site of the destruction of a lot of our nuclear-capable heavy bombers as a result of treaties with the old Soviet Union. Most of the aircraft they destroyed had their wings sheared off by massive guillotine-like blades.

Thanks for the explanation. I just pulled up Google Earth and poked around D-M and ran across a number of aircraft where the wings had been separated from their fuselages. That must be what had happened to them. But since the planes are now destroyed, I wonder why they haven't been sent to the Alcoa man and turned into soda cans or something ... they're still there.

69 posted on 01/02/2012 8:26:51 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Proud Right-Wing Trash -- stick it, Alec.)
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To: LUV W
LOL. Probably so.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
70 posted on 01/02/2012 8:29:16 PM PST 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; ...


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!




Tattoo

Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

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!







Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
71 posted on 01/02/2012 8:32:26 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SkyDancer

Good evening, Janey...((HUGS))...soon to be G’day. Going back to the same place? New place?

Love the picture! And have a safe flight.


72 posted on 01/02/2012 8:32:34 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

Day was good...weather was great. I won’t mention the unmentionables...lol.


73 posted on 01/02/2012 8:33:05 PM PST by oldteen
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To: ConorMacNessa
Goodnight, Conor! *hugs*

Peaceful sleep and a wonderful tomorrow!

74 posted on 01/02/2012 8:35:18 PM PST by oldteen
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To: HiJinx
This is an image of those aircraft -- is that what happened here? Photobucket
75 posted on 01/02/2012 8:35:34 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Proud Right-Wing Trash -- stick it, Alec.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Evenin' MS.B! *hugs*

Things going OK? Weather behaving itself?

Did you have a good New Years Day?

76 posted on 01/02/2012 8:37:07 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi - Same place - Charleville and my critters too!

Photobucket

77 posted on 01/02/2012 8:48:04 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: LUV W
Aloha West Texas Rose! (( and a couple *tap-tap* hugs backatcha!))

I wanted to wish you and so many others a Happy New Year on Saturday but somehow, some way nothing worked well....and the town was shut down. What a way to begin the New Year.....
78 posted on 01/02/2012 8:54:14 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Yep, sure is. Sorry I didn’t reply sooner, we’ve been watching a movie.

There was a verification component to the treaty - that may be why we left those aircraft ‘as is’ and visible to the Russian compliance verification teams.


79 posted on 01/02/2012 8:56:25 PM PST by HiJinx (I can (still) see Mexico from my back porch.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Well, Happy New Year to you, too, my far-away friend!

YOu mean your whole TOWN was shut down? How does that happen?
I don’t remember reading any news about that!

Glad to see you’re all back and everything! When do you come
to the mainland?


80 posted on 01/02/2012 8:59:51 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


81 posted on 01/02/2012 9:02:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

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


82 posted on 01/02/2012 9:06:44 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 so wish those things would grant you some relief. Seems like they annoy you year round.


83 posted on 01/02/2012 9:09:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
I don’t remember reading any news about that! Not all but most....and I can't find out why.

Been putting things together for mainland exploratory trip wit my son....and my son's been a problem. Looking at mid January or around then.
84 posted on 01/02/2012 9:12:17 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
85 posted on 01/02/2012 9:15:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

*curtsy*
Good eventide, Sir Conor.
I am improving, thankee.
How is thy Knee?

I have caught a cold from Lord Mr B, and it hit quite hard,
particularly in the lungs.
Back to the physician who said, it is not a relapse of pneumonia, but since it had not been long since I had it, they have re-run a course of antibiotics just to be certain.

Thankee for the service of thy knights and men-at-arms!


86 posted on 01/02/2012 9:20:02 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It is year ‘round...annoying is right! But, life is what it is. Kleenex makes a bunch off me...lol. I’m thinking about buying some stock in it!


87 posted on 01/02/2012 9:20:43 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

*HUG*
Good evening, Teenie.
Please see post 86 to Sir Conor.
The weather has been okay, but we are expecting an artic blast tomorrow and Weds.
Wind chills could go to -20.
I hate dat!


88 posted on 01/02/2012 9:22:51 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))...has the after holiday rush slowed down yet?


89 posted on 01/02/2012 9:25:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha Sweetness!
LITTLE DEVIL HUG*
Happy New Year!


90 posted on 01/02/2012 9:27:14 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: LUV W

*HUG*
Howdy, Sis!
I want these little shoes!

http://www.pyramidcollection.com/itemdy00.asp?ID=51,268&GEN1=Apparel+&T1=P89951+5&dispRow=0&srccode=


91 posted on 01/02/2012 9:30:03 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W

Ummm...the dragon slippers or the studded leg warmers?

No, wait-a-minute, we’re talking Ms. B.

I know which shoes you’re talking about!


92 posted on 01/02/2012 9:33:21 PM PST by HiJinx (I can (still) see Mexico from my back porch.)
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To: HiJinx

You do?
The Dragon slippers, right?
I’m not a studded leg warmers kind of gal!
LOL


93 posted on 01/02/2012 9:35:05 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: HiJinx; Old Sarge

OOooooo!
Lookit these pens!

http://www.pyramidcollection.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=P29486&source=igodigital&pagetype=Home

I bet Srge would like those!


94 posted on 01/02/2012 9:37:06 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: HiJinx

My last flight in the military was to D-M, we flew an SH-2F there. It has been a while.


95 posted on 01/02/2012 9:41:57 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: HiJinx; Old Sarge

Dang typo!
I meant “Sarge” of course!


96 posted on 01/02/2012 9:42:32 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

See, I knew it!


97 posted on 01/02/2012 9:45:05 PM PST by HiJinx (I can (still) see Mexico from my back porch.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Okay, going to have to say good-night, now.
It’s that time, once again.

See y’all tomorrow!


98 posted on 01/02/2012 9:49:24 PM PST by HiJinx (I can (still) see Mexico from my back porch.)
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To: HiJinx; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; All

Me too, Jinxy!
Off to me bedchamber!
Love to all and God Bless!


99 posted on 01/02/2012 9:53:11 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Wh00p!


100 posted on 01/02/2012 9:54:04 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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