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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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To: ConorMacNessa

Good afternoon, Mac...*HUGS*

Hope your Tuesday has gone well.

Hearing awful weather news from Texas!


81 posted on 04/03/2012 2:41:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: NYTexan

Thanks for checking in, BB! Tried to call him and got voicemail. Let us know if you hear from him, please.


82 posted on 04/03/2012 3:02:40 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: left that other site

Lucky Linda....


83 posted on 04/03/2012 3:11:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: freedumb2003; Kathy in Alaska; mylife; NYTexan; LUV W

Home safe and sound, just gotta get Lucy calmed down a bit. She does NOT like storms.

Thanks for checking on us, y’all stay safe!

*HUGS*


84 posted on 04/03/2012 3:36:23 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; mylife; NYTexan; LUV W

Great news! Looks like them suckers moved North.

Let the Yankees have ‘em! (lol, I just moved from Los Angeles this year)

*hugs* that you and yours are OK.


85 posted on 04/03/2012 3:42:05 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: laurenmarlowe; mylife; NYTexan; Kathy in Alaska

Thank you, Lauren, for checking in. I haven’t heard from mylife yet...have you? I tried to call but just got his voicemail. You know how he is. LOL


86 posted on 04/03/2012 3:42:28 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: LUV W; mylife; NYTexan

No, and sure would like for him to check-in.

If y’all hear from him, please let us know.

*HUGS*


87 posted on 04/03/2012 3:47:28 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

I sure will. If he checks in! I’m sure he’s fine....


88 posted on 04/03/2012 3:53:43 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

I sure will. If he checks in! I’m sure he’s fine....


89 posted on 04/03/2012 3:54:50 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: freedumb2003

I remember you talking about moving here. How do you like living in Texas so far?

Yeah....let the storms go away from here! :)


90 posted on 04/03/2012 3:56:42 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: LUV W

>>How do you like living in Texas so far?<<

I love it so much I feel I should have been born here!

:)


91 posted on 04/03/2012 4:05:48 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: laurenmarlowe; mylife; Allegra; NYTexan; Kathy in Alaska

Allegra just heard from him. All is good.

Thank goodness! *whew*


92 posted on 04/03/2012 4:06:59 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; LUV W

Yeah, I am fine. We had to seek shelter at work.
I don’t see any damage here but they say we had a twister here.
The Gun range at the river probably took a direct hit.


93 posted on 04/03/2012 4:07:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: freedumb2003

Well, as they say...you got here as fast as you could!

Welcome...Texan-by-Choice! :)


94 posted on 04/03/2012 4:11:36 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: mylife

Thank goodness! We were kinda worried. :)

I am thankful you didn’t have any damage. I guess the range
will be back to normal by the time we go again. :)


95 posted on 04/03/2012 4:14:34 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: LUV W

Funniest dang thing — I was doing an engagement in DC and EVERY SINGLE TIME I went through security there the TSA agent would look at my Texas DL and ask “are you a Cowboys fan?”

Of course, I explained to them about the ceremony where a “Cowboys #1” foam finger is stapled to your forehead when you move to the Dallas area....

;)


96 posted on 04/03/2012 4:15:29 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: LUV W

Well, I hope that’s the last of it for the season!


97 posted on 04/03/2012 4:17:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: laurenmarlowe; mylife; NYTexan

Thanks, lauren, for checking in...*HUGS*...can’t wait to hear from my. NYT said it was heading for him.

I don’t like tornadoes. Poor Lucy...home alone, but Mom’s home now.


98 posted on 04/03/2012 4:18:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: freedumb2003; NYTexan; mylife; TheMom; Allegra

ROFL!!

Good answer! :)

You need to make plans to come to the next TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot...this October in the Corpus Christi area.


99 posted on 04/03/2012 4:18:59 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: Kathy in Alaska
Hi, Kathy!

*HUGS*

My Tuesday went well, thanks. I just got in from voting in the Maryland Primary - cast one for the Newtster.

How are things with you this afternoon?



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)

100 posted on 04/03/2012 4:23:54 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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