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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, South Carolina ~ 03 APR 2012
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 04/02/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Jackson, South Carolina

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Fort Jackson is a United States Army installation, which TRADOC operates on for Basic Combat Training (BCT), and is located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training 34.9 percent of all soldiers and 60 percent of the women entering the Army each year. Providing the Army with new soldiers is the post's primary mission. Accomplishing this mission means training in excess of 45,000 basic training and advanced individual training soldiers annually. The training is provided by the 165th, 171st, and 193rd Infantry Brigades.

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Providing the Army with trained, disciplined, motivated and physically fit warriors who espouse the Army's core values and are focused on teamwork Fort Jackson's primary mission.

The fort includes more than 52,000 acres, including more than 100 ranges and field training sites and 1,160 buildings. Soldiers, civilians, retirees and family members make up the Fort Jackson community that continues to grow in numbers and facilities. More than 3,900 active duty Soldiers and their 14,000 family members are assigned to the installation and make this area their home. Fort Jackson employs almost 5,200 civilians and provides services for more than 36,000 retirees and their family members.

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The post has other missions as well. Fort Jackson is home to the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, the U.S. Army Chaplains Center and School and the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment (formerly the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute).

The fort will continue to grow in the coming years as a result of the recent Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s decision to make Fort Jackson the home of the Army’s only Drill Sergeant School, the Department of Defense Joint Center of Excellence for Military Chaplaincy and one of four new Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands.

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Other expansion and improvement projects have been completed or are in progress. Within the last three years new projects included a Post Exchange complex, an Emergency Services Center and a Navy Reserve Center. A $4.5 million family water park opened in the summer of 2004 and a new barracks complex and central energy plant costing $59 million will open soon.

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Learn More About Fort Jackson HERE!!

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The mission of the Chaplain Center and School is to train chaplains and chaplain assistants who provide religious support to American soldiers and their family members throughout the world.

The U.S. Army Chaplain School was created out of a need to adequately train chaplains to staff the large military force which the United States was creating in 1917, for service in World War I. The plan for the school was developed by Chaplain (MAJ) Aldred A. Pruden. The Army Chaplain Museum is located at the school.

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The mission of The U. S. Army Chaplain Museum is to collect, conserve, and display artifacts of the US Army Chaplaincy's past as the foundation of its future.

Visit The U.S. Army Chaplain Museum HERE!!

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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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 Good morning,

EVERYBODY!

GOOD

MORNING

TROOPS!

 

 

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61 posted on 04/03/2012 5:11:44 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: LUV W

One of my students auditioned for the Army Band and was so good that they accepted him on the spot. He is going in as a SPC and will go right into the band. I am so proud I could bust my buttons!


62 posted on 04/03/2012 5:11:59 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Gooood mornin' Early Birds!
Ya like mah new Easter bonnet?
I'm all ready for the holiday to come.
Of course, I know it's more serious than bonnets. :)
Have a good day, y'all!
((((hugs))))

63 posted on 04/03/2012 5:15:44 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: LUV W; beachn4fun; MEG33

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


64 posted on 04/03/2012 5:25:04 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun; tomkow6
Good morning, Tomkow6.

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach.

How's it going?

65 posted on 04/03/2012 5:26:14 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: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, dear ((HUGS))

HAPPY TUESDAY! Hope you get rain.


66 posted on 04/03/2012 5:36:11 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: LUV W

Good morning, night owl ((HUGS))

Happy Tuesday


67 posted on 04/03/2012 5:42:05 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))

Going okay. Got things to get done before I leave today since I’m off on some personal issues. I won’t be here tomorrow, either.

Howz things out your way?


68 posted on 04/03/2012 6:15:13 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun
Well, we're dodging t-storms. Just had our second one move through.

We got around a couple of inches of rain from the storms. The storm alarm kept me awake at times last night.

69 posted on 04/03/2012 7:15:47 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: LUV W
Good morning, Luv!

*HUGS*

How are things going with you this morning?



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

70 posted on 04/03/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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71 posted on 04/03/2012 11:51:14 AM PDT 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?


72 posted on 04/03/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun
Happy Tuesday, beachy...((HUGS))

A troubled morning so far. *sigh* Hopefully the afternoon will get better.


73 posted on 04/03/2012 11:59:16 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
Afternoon coffee bump.

Thoughts and prayers with those affected by the storms in Texas.

74 posted on 04/03/2012 1:43:35 PM 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: E.G.C.; laurenmarlowe; mylife; NYTexan; MEG33; Arrowhead1952; LUV W; HopeandGlory; freedumb2003

lauren, my, NYT, free.....you guys safe????

Arrowhead, Meg, Nana Hope, Luv.....you guys away and safe from the bad stuff?

Any bad weather effecting you, E?

Prayers for sure!!


75 posted on 04/03/2012 2:07:37 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; LUV W; mylife

All is safe here.

mylife is about ta get whacked tho...


76 posted on 04/03/2012 2:10:29 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


77 posted on 04/03/2012 2:15:11 PM 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: NYTexan

Thanks so much for checking in. ((HUGS)) When I hear certains cities named, the mother hen kicks in. d:o)

Prayers for all of you!


78 posted on 04/03/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Mrs. FD got caught in a mall and directed to the shelter downstairs, and then she left but was trapped by the hail under the overpass at MacArthur/121.

But she is home now and the storms have headed North to terrorize Oklahoma.

This is when I really hate life on the road (here in Corning NY). I chewed my fingernails down to the knuckles in worry,

All is now well and thanks for pinging me Kathy darlin’ — hows about the rest of you? Doing OK (I pray)?

PS: look at the footage on the Weather Channel of that tornado picking up semis and throwing them like a toddler tosses toys. For all our works, humans are pretty puny compared to even the smallest of God’s works.


79 posted on 04/03/2012 2:20:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: freedumb2003

Thanks, free, for checking in...((HUGS))...glad Mrs FD is safely home. I’ll have to check the Weather Chennel tonight.


80 posted on 04/03/2012 2:40:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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