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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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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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1 posted on 03/26/2012 6:02:05 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
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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To: All

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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To: laurenmarlowe
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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Honoring those who have served before.

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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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To: SandRat
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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To: laurenmarlowe

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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To: laurenmarlowe

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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To: laurenmarlowe; All

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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To: laurenmarlowe
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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To: HopeandGlory
And in first....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!


21 posted on 03/26/2012 6:36:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat
And close behind....Sand snags the silver!!


22 posted on 03/26/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


23 posted on 03/26/2012 6:51:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


The Real Thing

March 27, 2012

A church in Naperville, Illinois, is basking in excitement about its brand-new bells in the belfry above its sanctuary. When the church was built many years ago, they didn’t have the money to purchase bells. However, for its 25th anniversary they were able to raise the funds to hang three bells in the vacant space. Even though they are stunning, there is one problem: the congregation will never hear the bells ring. Although they look real, they are artificial.

The apostle John wrote his first epistle to encourage believers not to just look like real Christians, but to prove they are genuine by how they live. The evidence that a person’s faith is real is not found in some mystical experience with God. The proof that people truly know and love God is found in submitting to His authority and to His Word. John writes, “But whoever keeps His Word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked” (1 John 2:5-6).

If we claim that we have been transformed by the gospel and intimately know and love God, we should validate it by our obedience to His Word.

Don’t listen to the Word of God
And then ignore what you have heard;
Instead obey God’s will for you—
Be doers of the Word. —Sper
Obedience to God is an expression of our love for God.

Read: 1 John 2:3-11

Whoever keeps His Word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. —1 John 2:5
Bible in a Year:
2 Samuel 16-18


24 posted on 03/26/2012 7:42:55 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Texas Fossil

The B-1B is, IMHO, the most beautiful airplane to ever fly.


25 posted on 03/26/2012 7:56:43 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Fast or slow.

Ground hugging fast is awesome.

The power of the engines are incredible.

Yes, it is a sexy plane.

Not a blackbird, but man can it carry the payload under the radar and on target.

And the guys who fly them are tops.


26 posted on 03/26/2012 8:05:22 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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To: freedumb2003
VROOOOM!!!


27 posted on 03/26/2012 8:55:23 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

NICE!!! Was and is not the B1 too cool for school — probably until we get warp drive?

Thanks, dearie!

*hugs*


28 posted on 03/26/2012 8:57:57 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thanks, lauren, for our National Anthem....singing along.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 9:00:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...hope you had a good day.

How is Daughter #1 doing? Zeus enjoying spring?


30 posted on 03/26/2012 9:12:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...has your storm passed?

We had another seriously sunny and melting day. Roads are awash. Driving was a tad dangerous this morning...as wet as it is now, the morning is going to be tricky again.


31 posted on 03/26/2012 9:54:08 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
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))

We're being told that the storm, which wasn't really a storm, has passed but what do the weathermen know? It's chilly and wet outside.

Hope all those wet roads don't freeze on you tonight.
32 posted on 03/26/2012 10:19:01 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: onedoug; Texas Fossil

33 posted on 03/27/2012 12:30:02 AM 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; 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?

34 posted on 03/27/2012 2:41:25 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Good morning, Everyone.
Good morning to


Thank you, Lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
Texas? Hmmm...got to find fast transpo...
need to get there and back fast!
(waving to Texas FReepers on flyover) hehe

~ Today... Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

~ Tonight... Mostly clear in the evening...
Then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.

See those crazy temps?
I mean we're at the end of March
we should be bottoming out in the 60s.

And what the heck...30s?

Okay, so you know the drill.
I'm back un the office and have some catching up to do.

Time to make my rounds and then back to work.
Please stay.
Don't touch that dial. And, remember – I’ll be watching!

The FR Canteen is

Come on in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
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.


35 posted on 03/27/2012 4:34:58 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. Low to mid 80s again today.





36 posted on 03/27/2012 4:59:11 AM PDT 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*

A brisk one this morning, no? Hope all is well with you!
37 posted on 03/27/2012 5:01:18 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))) to you.


38 posted on 03/27/2012 5:10:45 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Sorry I couldn't make it into the Canteen last night. As it turns out, I overslept the alarm by a whole hour this morning. Guess I really did need that rest!

Hope you're having a restful sleep this morning - will talk to you later in the day.
39 posted on 03/27/2012 5:22:18 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Good morning, Lauren!

*HUGS*

Thanks very much for today's Road Trip to Dyess AFB, Texas!
40 posted on 03/27/2012 5:25:50 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Cool. My folks were stationed at Dyess AFB many moons ago. I remember my mom taking my sister and I to a special event on the airfield that was the very first active B-1 bomber arriving at the base. It was quite a sight to a little kid, let me tell you.


41 posted on 03/27/2012 5:29:07 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (If we had a President, he'd look like Newt.)
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To: beachn4fun

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


42 posted on 03/27/2012 5:59:52 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))

It sure is brisk this morning. Had to turn heat back on last night.

My first PT session is this afternoon. Hit it on the way home.

How are things with you?


43 posted on 03/27/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun

Yes - we had a fire last night. Doing okay this morning - overslept by an hour this morning. Our program is down here - so I have a little time to play online. :)


44 posted on 03/27/2012 6:14:19 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, dear ((HUGS))

Whatz on the schedule for today?


45 posted on 03/27/2012 6:16:24 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Howdy doooooo, all you Early Birds!
Just peeking in to say...
...hope you have a Terrific Toooos-day!
...and don't work too hard! :)
((((hugs))))

46 posted on 03/27/2012 6:19:06 AM 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: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))

Sunny but chilly here. And busy too.

Whatz out your way?


47 posted on 03/27/2012 6:20:24 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun; laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; Arrowhead1952; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; PROCON; ...
Good Morning To The Canteen


I Wish You A Great Day
*HUGS*
Thank You To All Who Serve Our Country

48 posted on 03/27/2012 6:21:09 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: beachn4fun

Just have a few chores around the house today. Wife has to take her parents to an appointment in an hour or so.


49 posted on 03/27/2012 6:22:04 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: MEG33; LUV W

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


50 posted on 03/27/2012 6:22:53 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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