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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 29 MAY 2012
Serving The BEST Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 05/28/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama

Fort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties.

The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise. In the years before the September 11, 2001 attacks, the main post (except airfields and other restricted areas) was an open post with unmanned gates allowing civilians to drive through.

The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the dominant military facility at Fort Rucker. Training, doctrine, and testing are all key parts of the Center's mission to develop Army Aviation's capabilities. All Army Aviation training has been undertaken at Fort Rucker since 1973, as well as training of US Air Force and ally helicopter pilots.

 The Center is home to the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC), which conducts developmental aircraft testing for Army Aviation. The United States Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command's Test and Evaluation Coordination Office and TH-67 primary and instrument training are both located at Cairns Army Airfield.

Operational units on the post include the 1st Aviation Brigade and the 110th Aviation Brigade handling Army Aviation training, and the USAF 23d Flying Training Squadron for the training of Air Force helicopter pilots. Additionally, due to the large number of Warrant Officers stationed there, the Warrant Officer Career Center and the Warrant Officer Candidate School are located at Fort Rucker.

Learn More About Fort Rucker HERE!

The United States Army Aviation Museum, located in South-central Alabama at Fort Rucker, maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world. Public galleries represent the Army's involvement in aviation from the beginning days of the Wright brothers and early combat aircraft from World War I, to the highly technological machines flown by Army Aviators today.

Visit The United States Army Aviation Museum HERE!

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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: husky ed
Welcome to the Canteen, husky ed. Thank you for sharing your memories. We thank your brother for his service to our country, and you for your service to your community.


41 posted on 05/28/2012 8:31:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Sorry if I haven't been active tonight - I've been posting on other threads and other forums. A few things I couldn't let go by without comment.

The Stars and Stripes flies high at Castle MacNessa - as it will as long as I and mine endure!

God Bless the United States of America! God Bless and keep the brave souls who have fallen to secure and preserve our Freedom.



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)

42 posted on 05/28/2012 8:40:37 PM 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

What sweet babies, Ms. Lauren!
This has been the weekend for it.
That’s why I was offline most of the last three days!


43 posted on 05/28/2012 8:47:47 PM PDT by HiJinx
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

I hope you have had a great Memorial Day!



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)

44 posted on 05/28/2012 8:48:22 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Howdy, Conor! (((hugs)))

It was good, even though I had to work. We were fairly slow
so we had a chance to have a few laughs together. :)

(Hope my boss doesn’t read my posts. LOL)


45 posted on 05/28/2012 9:00:53 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Important things that must be done! *HUGS*

Flag flying proudly here as well.

Just finished reinstalling my wireless printer....AND IT WORKS! I've had issues before and needed help. Tonight...I did it myself. LOL!

God Bless the United States of America! God Bless and keep the brave souls who have fallen to secure and preserve our Freedom.

Bears repeating!!

46 posted on 05/28/2012 9:18:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...
Lots of memories today. I spent some time on TWS - Marines today - a site I frequent. The air is heavy with tributes to those who gave their all for us. I had hoped to go down to the Wall today - just not up to it physically. I have never felt so weak in my adult life. God Bless our Valiant Troops - past and present!The debt we owe to those who have fallen in defense of our Freedom can never be repaid.

May those gallant souls Rest in Eternal Peace, and may Perpetual Light shine upon them.



GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!




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Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









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)

47 posted on 05/28/2012 9:23:09 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))

It's a very quiet day today, nothing much going on in town, everybody's at the beach or in their backyards. Did get a surprising call from my brother in Michigan though. But that's another story.

So many good tributes this morning but one that didn't make the mark. We've had too many of those the last few years.
48 posted on 05/28/2012 9:29:56 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: ConorMacNessa

Get better soon Conor


49 posted on 05/28/2012 9:31:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: HiJinx

And another Nana and Poppa visiting with their grands. Yours must be really getting grown up. How is Piper? Still in martial arts?


50 posted on 05/28/2012 9:34:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
It bears repeating indeed! Especially in this time of turmoil - We must stand up for America now - it is under attack today as never before. The difference is, we now face an organized, militarized and potent domestic threat the likes of which we have never seen. And the media, academia, and the so-called conventional wisdom are its tools.



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)

51 posted on 05/28/2012 9:35:20 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: cll
Welcome to the Canteen, cll....we thank you for your service to our country.


52 posted on 05/28/2012 9:42:04 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 evening/morning, ML...((HUGS))...hope you and Linda had the day off and had some fun things to do after honoring our fallen heroes.


53 posted on 05/28/2012 9:50:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


54 posted on 05/28/2012 9:53:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Agree....

Aloha Doc!

Not visiting the Wall today saved your sensensibilies, there was an unwelcome campaign performance there this morning that stained the granite of military souls. Besides you need to rest up and gather you strength so I'll have someone to lean on when we go together.
55 posted on 05/28/2012 10:09:04 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: LUV W; laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska
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?

56 posted on 05/29/2012 1:56:40 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


57 posted on 05/29/2012 1:57:27 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...hope you and Bo had a good weekend. Any visitors?


58 posted on 05/29/2012 2:40:15 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



59 posted on 05/29/2012 2:44:30 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?


60 posted on 05/29/2012 2:52:26 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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