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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: Kathy in Alaska

Remodel is done, except for some cabinets in the laundry room.


81 posted on 05/22/2012 4:47:31 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))

Happy Tuesday!

Going ok so far. Getting ready to start on some tasks.

It’s wet on this side of the river, too! Looks like it will be for most of the week.

How are you doing this morning?


82 posted on 05/22/2012 4:47:50 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: beachn4fun
It back at the house. I drove Bo to the Vet out at Loco with it yesterday. It's working pretty good.

The vet gave Bo some ointment for his nose. She also gave Bo some more allergy pills. He's taking two pills every other day.

My borther from Texas who was here the whole time my pickup was at the Ford place is heading back later this morning. I'm going to do some lawnmowing later today. The grass is growing.

83 posted on 05/22/2012 4:48:45 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. Another 90º+ day for us.





84 posted on 05/22/2012 4:49:20 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: beachn4fun

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


85 posted on 05/22/2012 5:02:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good Morning, Sarmajor!

A nice 65 degrees now, but headed into the low 90’s today. Looks like coffee and the porch for the morning.


86 posted on 05/22/2012 5:02:45 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: beachn4fun
Doing okay, thanks. I'm exhausted after last night's PT. But at least I got a good night's sleep last night.



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)

87 posted on 05/22/2012 5:12:34 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 news on the truck.


88 posted on 05/22/2012 5:14:25 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, dear ((HUGS))

Happy Tuesday.

Hear it’s going to be hot. It seems that bit of hot is going to be heading our way, too. I’d rather you keep the 90+, thank you very much.

;)


89 posted on 05/22/2012 6:58:43 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It was very nice. That iPad rocks! :) Lovely cool breeze this morning, too.

The cool before the oven is turned on that is West Texas. :)


90 posted on 05/22/2012 6:59:27 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Goooood morning, Early Birds!
It's a delicious cool morning...before the heat wave...
Come join me for tea/coffee and we'll chat!
Hope all of you have a Tantalizing Tuesday! :)
((((hugs))))

91 posted on 05/22/2012 7:19:47 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: LUV W

Good morning LUV and (((HUGS))).


92 posted on 05/22/2012 7:29:25 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: beachn4fun

I am not ready for the heat either. I have to get outside work and my walks in early.


93 posted on 05/22/2012 7:31:15 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Arrowhead1952; AZamericonnie; BIGLOOK; LUV W; SoldierDad; E.G.C.


For Your Happy Birthday Wishes
(((HUGS)))

94 posted on 05/22/2012 7:40:35 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Old Sarge

I had a few early outside chores to get done. Back inside to cool off a bit.


95 posted on 05/22/2012 7:50:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: MEG33

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


96 posted on 05/22/2012 7:53:59 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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97 posted on 05/22/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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98 posted on 05/22/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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99 posted on 05/22/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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