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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Drum, New York ~ 22 MAY 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 05/21/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Drum, New York

Fort Drum, New York consists of 107,265 acres. Its mission includes command of active component units assigned to the installation, provide administrative and logistical support to tenant units, support to tenant units, support to active and reserve units from all services in training at Fort Drum, and planning and support for the mobilization and training of almost 80,000 troops annually.  Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division.

The division headquarters, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and two Battalion Task Forces from the 4th Brigade Combat Team deployed to Afghanistan in 2006, staying in the country until 2007. The division and brigade served in the eastern region of the country, along the border with Pakistan, fulfilling a similar role as it did during its previous deployment.

During this time, the deployment of the brigade was extended along with that of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, however, it was eventually replaced by the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team which was rerouted from Iraq.



After a one-year rest, the headquarters of the 10th Mountain Division was deployed to Iraq for the first time in April 2008. The division headquarters served as the command element for southern Baghdad, while the 4th BCT operated in Northeast Baghdad under the 4th Infantry Division headquarters from November 2007 until January 2009. The 10th Mountain participated in larger scale operations such as Operation Phantom Phoenix.



The 3rd Brigade Combat Team was slated to deploy to Iraq in 2009, but that deployment was rerouted. In January 2009, the 3rd BCT instead deployed to Logar and Wardak, eastern Afghanistan to relieve the 101st Airborne Division, as part of a new buildup of US forces in that country.

The brigade was responsible for expanding Forward Operating Bases in the region, as well as strengthening US military presence in the region in preparation for additional US forces to arrive.



The 2nd Brigade Combat Team is scheduled to deploy to Iraq in the fall of 2009, as a part of the 2009-2010 rotation to Iraq. The 1st Brigade Combat Team is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in early spring 2010. The Army is currently expanding housing at Fort Drum, hoping to relocate the home base of the 4th Brigade Combat Team from Fort Polk to Fort Drum before 2013.

Learn More About Fort Drum HERE!

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: WakeUpAndVote

Happy Birthday
WakeUpAndVote!
Hope it was all good! :)

61 posted on 05/21/2012 9:20:35 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Sgt Brian L Walker, USA
425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion,
4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division


Amazing Grace

62 posted on 05/21/2012 9:20:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MEG33


Meg!

63 posted on 05/21/2012 9:40:51 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: AZamericonnie

I remember quiet and calm Mondays. LOL!! Glad you had a good one.


64 posted on 05/21/2012 9:50:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

How nice that you are able to sit out and FReep with your iPad.

Enjoy your breeze.


65 posted on 05/21/2012 9:51:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening/morning, Mayor...thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))


66 posted on 05/21/2012 10:05:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Pfc Richard L McNulty III, USA
425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion,
4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division


Amazing Grace

67 posted on 05/21/2012 10:28:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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.
68 posted on 05/21/2012 10:34:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch

Oh no....I hate layoffs. I’ve been caught up in those before. Very unsettling times. Hope all goes well for you.


69 posted on 05/21/2012 11:58:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good morning, ML...((HUGS))...have all good lessons today.


70 posted on 05/22/2012 12:06:48 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; MEG33; WakeUpAndVote
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?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEG 33!!!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WAKEUPANDVOTE!!!!!!

71 posted on 05/22/2012 1:56:07 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for the “Band of Brothers”...sharing some history.


72 posted on 05/22/2012 2:20:19 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; ...



73 posted on 05/22/2012 2:23:33 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...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?


74 posted on 05/22/2012 2:25:51 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...you and Bo have a great Tuesday.


75 posted on 05/22/2012 2:29:23 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; Arrowhead1952; ...
 

 

 
 

 Good morning,

EVERYBODY!

GOOD

MORNING

TROOPS!

 

Cubs    15 WINS      27  LOSSES

 

 

 
 I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.
 

 



76 posted on 05/22/2012 3:51:36 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Good morning, Everyone.

Good morning to our

military, our allies, and their families

Thank you, Lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
Enjoy the visit with family.
brrr...seeing those icicles gave me cold chills.


My fotki share button is back!!!

DC METROLAND WEATHER

~ Today...Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
A chance of showers in the morning...
Then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 50 percent.

~ Tonight...Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent.

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

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.


77 posted on 05/22/2012 4:10:42 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; beachn4fun
Tuesday Morning Coffee Bump.

Good morning, Tomkow6.

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach.

How's it going?

78 posted on 05/22/2012 4:13:22 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: beachn4fun
Good morning, Beachy!

*HUGS*

Happy Tuesday! Another wet one in the Federalplex! How's it 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)

79 posted on 05/22/2012 4:21:39 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: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))

all is well...getting ready to start on some tasks.

Howz it for you? Heard anything on the truck?


80 posted on 05/22/2012 4:42:42 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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