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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 19 JUNE 2012
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/18/2012 5:59:14 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

Peterson Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located at Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States and it provides runways for the adjacent City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport under a shared joint civil-military airport arrangement. It was named in honor of 1st Lt Edward Joseph Peterson who was killed in a crash at the base.

Peterson AFB is home to the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), AFSPC's 21st Space Wing (21 SW), Army Space Command, and the Air Force Reserve Command's 302d Airlift Wing (302 AW). The 21 SW serves as host unit for Peterson AFB.

The 21st Space Wing, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the Air Force's only organization providing missile warning and space control to unified commanders and combat forces worldwide. They are located in five countries, crossing 13 time zones, consisting of five groups, a director of staff, 39 units at 27 locations. They literally cover the world with their operations.

The 21st SW provides missile warning and space control to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command through a network of command and control units and ground based sensors operated by geographically separated units around the world.


Principal military flight operations at Peterson AFB are currently conducted by the 302d Airlift Wing (302 AW), an Air Mobility Command (AMC)-gained unit of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC). Previously stationed at the former Rickenbacker AFB, Ohio, the 302 AW relocated to Peterson in 1985 when Rickenbacker converted to an Air National Guard installation.

The 302 AW consists of over 1,200 traditional part-time Air Force Reservists and over 200 full-time Air Reserve Technician (ART), Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) and USAF civil service personnel operating and maintaining 13 C-130H Hercules aircraft.



On 28 July 2006, operations formerly conducted in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) were relocated to Peterson Air Force Base for purposes of efficiency. The Cheyenne Mountain Complex will be left on warm standby until such time the protection of the mountain is again required. NORAD officials no longer feel there is a threat of an intercontinental nuclear attack which could disrupt NORAD's operations.

Learn More About Peterson Air Force Base HERE!

The Peterson Air And Space Museum's mission is to preserve and portray the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Air Force Base. It is located within an 8.3 acre Colorado State Historic District. Exhibits feature the WW II Peterson Army Air Base, the Binational (United States and Canadian) North American Aerospace Defense Command, US Air Force and Army Air Defense Commands, and the US Air Force Space Command. The Museum's Airpark collection includes sixteen aircraft and six missiles.

Visit The Peterson Air And Space Museum 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Schumann - Traumerei
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Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

41 posted on 06/18/2012 8:11:12 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: AZamericonnie
Got yer cake right here, old man!


42 posted on 06/18/2012 8:28:42 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc)
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To: Darksheare

Happy Birthday, Darksheare!!

43 posted on 06/18/2012 8:31:42 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Radix

Happy Birthday to youuuuu....and many more! :)


44 posted on 06/18/2012 8:33:25 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



TATTOO
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Must retire – the 0500 0430 Reveille approaches relentlessly. Our Taskmasters vex us with an ever-increasing burden of work. They have sequestered us in a remote chamber known only as “The Land of the Lost”, which bears a banner over the lintel stating:

“ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE!”

They stand and mutely watch over us as we toil hour upon hour without respite.

The Bugler, their minion, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

If I can escape their iron grip, I’ll chat with you all on the morrow. I can say no more – they approach!

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!




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!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

45 posted on 06/18/2012 8:39:35 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
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.


46 posted on 06/18/2012 8:50:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thanks, lauren, for our National Anthem....singing along.


47 posted on 06/18/2012 8:53:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening Kathy, hugs.

Farmer Taz reporting in.

Got everything watered, we are having a dry spell.

Picked zukes, 1 yellow squash. I lost 3 plants. Don’t know if it was squash bugs or water stress.

Picked 7 cukes, my first ever.. Lettuce from the garden for supper tonight.

Planted peanuts and sweet potatoes today.

Built 2 new raised beds.. Got one of them filled with soil.

Had to mix peat, compost and vermiculite. Takes 36 cubic feet to fill one.


48 posted on 06/18/2012 9:06:40 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: ConorMacNessa

G’night, Conor! Sweet dreams! (((hugs)))


49 posted on 06/18/2012 9:08:21 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: BIGLOOK
And in first....Hawaii grabs the gold!!


50 posted on 06/18/2012 9:14:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: TASMANIANRED

Farmer Taz...(((HUGS)))

My goodness you are a busy farmer. So many different crops.

Did you think you would ever have a dry spell again? LOL!

Congratulations on your first ever cukes.


51 posted on 06/18/2012 9:21:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Jet Jaguar
And JJ snags the silver for second!!


52 posted on 06/18/2012 9:27:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: LUV W

Evening Luvvy, Hugs.


53 posted on 06/18/2012 9:28:34 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I couldn’t get in the garden for the rain...now I can’t get any.

My celery is very cute, another first. Stalks about the size of a pencil right now. Definitely celery taste though, I’ve pinched leaves and chewed.

Blooms all over my tomatoes.

Strawberries are recovering from transplant shock and are blooming again.


54 posted on 06/18/2012 9:32:11 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: TASMANIANRED

MOM!!!


55 posted on 06/18/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie
And rounding out the top three....AZ bags the bronze!!


56 posted on 06/19/2012 1:42:49 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; Radix; 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?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RADIX!!!!!!!!

57 posted on 06/19/2012 1:47:39 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: AZamericonnie; Darksheare

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARKSHAERE!!!!!


58 posted on 06/19/2012 1:49:24 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


59 posted on 06/19/2012 1:49:35 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


60 posted on 06/19/2012 1:52:14 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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