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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas ~ 27 MAR 2012
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/26/2012 6:01:55 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas

Dyess Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 7 miles west-southeast of Abilene, Texas.

The host unit at Dyess is the 7th Bomb Wing (7 BW) assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force. The 7 BW is one of only two B-1B Lancer strategic bomber wings in the United States Air Force, the other being the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.

Dyess AFB is a 6,409 acre base with over 13,000 military and civilian people. It is home to the 7th Bomb Wing, which consists of four groups. Two squadrons, the 9th and 28th Bomb Squadrons, fly the B-1B. In addition, the 28th Bomb Squadron is the Air Force schoolhouse for all B-1B aircrew members. The base is located in the southwest corner of Abilene, TX and is about 200 miles west of Dallas. The base employs more than 5,000 people, making it the single largest employer in the area.

On Oct. 1, 1993, the 7th was inactivated at Carswell and activated at Dyess, integrating the operations of the B-1B and C-130. The diverse 7th Wing was born and for the next three and half years, operated around the globe. The wing reorganized April 1, 1997, as the 7th Bomb Wing and gave operational control of the C-130s to the Air Mobility Command.

 Now, the 7th BW is the premier operational B-1B unit in the U.S. Air Force. It has the capability to project lethal airpower anywhere in the world and strike at a moment's notice. That B-1 lethality manifested itself Dec. 18, 1998, while assigned to the 28th Air Expeditionary Bomb Group. During Operation DESERT FOX, a Dyess B-1 matched with a B-1 from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., bombed an Iraqi Republican Guard barracks at Al-Kut, Iraq, with 500-pound MK-82s. This first ever-combat bomb drop displayed the destructive firepower of the B-1 and echoed the battle cry "MORS AB ALTO".

Learn More About Dyess Air Force Base HERE!

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1 posted on 03/26/2012 6:02:05 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

Prayers going up


2 posted on 03/26/2012 6:02:54 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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3 posted on 03/26/2012 6:03:07 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

TX Air Force.


4 posted on 03/26/2012 6:04:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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Aloha Lauren!
5 posted on 03/26/2012 6:05:59 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Howdy Hope, and thank you for our Pledge Of Allegiance!

FIRST!!

6 posted on 03/26/2012 6:09:18 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Road Trip: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas ~

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7 posted on 03/26/2012 6:10:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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And a good evening to you Sand!

SECOND!!

8 posted on 03/26/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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I live 60 miles from Abilene.

Taught electronics classes at Dyess during 2 summers. Took my 2 week vacation and spent it with about a dozen airmen reviewing for the GROL exam.

It is awesome to see the B-1B’s take off with afterburner kicked in. You can feel the power of the engines in the vibration they cause. Get goose bumps thinking about it.

Our farm headquarters is a reference point in some of their training flights. Love to watch them.

God Bless the United States of America!


9 posted on 03/26/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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Evenin’ lauren!


10 posted on 03/26/2012 6:12:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha ahiahi BIGLOOK!

THIRD!!

11 posted on 03/26/2012 6:13:04 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Texas Fossil

Good evening Texas Fossil, thank you for joining us this evening, and thank you for sharing your great experience!

God Bless the United States of America!


12 posted on 03/26/2012 6:15:45 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi MA!

*HUGS*

Lucy needs one more trip downstairs to the grass, so I will check back in a little while!


13 posted on 03/26/2012 6:17:06 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


14 posted on 03/26/2012 6:17:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


15 posted on 03/26/2012 6:20:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

B1!

B still my
B-ting heart!!


16 posted on 03/26/2012 6:21:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: laurenmarlowe

Ahhh...thanks for this road trip, (((Lauren)))

Practically home for me!

We were just in that area last weekend when we were going
to OKC to be with my MIL.


17 posted on 03/26/2012 6:25:19 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Rats! Guess I missed ya again! Hope you and Lucy are doing well! :)


18 posted on 03/26/2012 6:27:09 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Dyess AFB is populated by some fine Americans.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

You and Lucy have a good walk. *HUGS*


20 posted on 03/26/2012 6:31:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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