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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!

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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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1 posted on 06/18/2012 5:59:24 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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2 posted on 06/18/2012 6:00:13 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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Aloha Lauren!
3 posted on 06/18/2012 6:03:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: laurenmarlowe

Bump!


4 posted on 06/18/2012 6:05:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Susan did it.)
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha BIGLOOK!

FIRST!!

5 posted on 06/18/2012 6:07:40 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Jet Jaguar
Howdy there JJ!

SECOND!!

6 posted on 06/18/2012 6:09:27 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


7 posted on 06/18/2012 6:10:20 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good evening Miss Lauren & thank you for this evenings road trip! *Hugs*


8 posted on 06/18/2012 6:12:01 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening to you Connie!

THIRD!!

9 posted on 06/18/2012 6:13:15 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


10 posted on 06/18/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 6:18:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie

Thank you Connie, for the awesome Tribute to Our Troops!

*HUGS*


12 posted on 06/18/2012 6:18:49 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: HopeandGlory

Howdy Hope, thank you for our Pledge Of Allegiance!


13 posted on 06/18/2012 6:19:48 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi MA!

*HUGS*

Gonna get Lucy out before it gets dark. Field where we walk has not been mowed in a couple of weeks, and we are supposed to be on the lookout for snakes around these parts.

EEEEEEEKK!


14 posted on 06/18/2012 6:21:58 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, AZ, for today’s “white” tribute.

Hope you had a nice weekend. Did you get any rest? *HUGS*

Did you have a leisurely commute? Without incident?

We hit the 70s yesterday and today...it is HOT for here. Sleeping was an issue last night.


15 posted on 06/18/2012 6:21:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
3rd try......

~ Road Trip: Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado ~

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16 posted on 06/18/2012 6:31:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: laurenmarlowe

OMG...snakes! Take a big stick. I’m still trying to get the ping to ping.

Have fun, Lucy!!

*HUGS*


17 posted on 06/18/2012 6:31:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


18 posted on 06/18/2012 6:36:48 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: BIGLOOK; Jet Jaguar; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


19 posted on 06/18/2012 6:39:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Well, #1 Dau is in the Hosp and they are doing Doc stuff to induce the birth of a new Gra-Dau right now. They may have to a Cesarean. Gr-SR is with her right now.

Gr-SR will give me a call on when to come and what's happening.

20 posted on 06/18/2012 6:43:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe

You & lucy have a nice walk & NO snakies!:)


21 posted on 06/18/2012 7:03:17 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!!!





BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!







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)

22 posted on 06/18/2012 7:04:30 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

It was a nice if not busy weekend...just seemed to go by too quickly if ya know what I mean. :)

Slept in a bit on Sat & it felt real good.

I bet 70 does feel hot for you but it sounds like heaven to me! We are opposite ends of the spectrum when in comes to temps. It was supposed to hit 112 here today.

Do you have air conditioning there? *Hugs*


23 posted on 06/18/2012 7:10:19 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe

Guess I missed you again tonight, but thanks for a GREAT
road trip! I’ll bet those guys at Peterson are helping with
the big fires that CO is experiencing right now.


24 posted on 06/18/2012 7:12:35 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: SandRat

Oh my goodness such an exciting time for you all! Prayers up for your daughter & your 1st granddaughter!


25 posted on 06/18/2012 7:13:29 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any good news today.

Toasty warm here today. Maybe thunder and rain later.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 7:14:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska

I would KILL for a 70 degree day! :)


27 posted on 06/18/2012 7:16:36 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: AZamericonnie

Still no word from GrMA-SR.

Once the New Mom and New Baby are DOC says ready to come home, Dau-ILaw and Nate will be coming down from PHX to help out and teach the New Mom.


28 posted on 06/18/2012 7:19:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Prolly should be on the lookout for chiggers, too. :)

Have a nice walk with Lucy! (((hugs)))


29 posted on 06/18/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Judge Rightly

June 19, 2012

After a national news magazine posted an online story listing my community as one of the top-10 dying cities in the nation, local citizens were outraged. They registered their indignation, pointing out evidence to the contrary. One resident went to great lengths to disprove the harsh judgment. He recruited local citizens to show up downtown and appear in a video that showcased the vibrancy of our community. The video received international attention, and the news magazine admitted it was wrong. But the organization that had done the “research” stood by the conclusion, even though it was based on limited criteria.

Their self-defense surprised me because their careless conclusion seemed indefensible. But then I thought of how common it is to make faulty judgments based on minimal information. One of the classic biblical examples is that of Job’s friends. They wrongly concluded that because a series of tragedies happened to him, Job had sinned.

In the end, God defended Job and offered a startling conclusion. He didn’t rebuke his friends for judging Job but for speaking falsely about Himself (Job 42:7). This is a humbling reminder that when we make careless judgments about others, we are sinning against God.

Lord, please restrain my lips when I’m tempted to say
what I shouldn’t say about people made in
Your image. Use my words to bless and not harm.
May I reflect Your heart.
If you are a Christian, remember that people judge your Lord by you.

Read: Job 42:1-8

You have not spoken of Me what is right. —Job 42:7
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 76-78


30 posted on 06/18/2012 7:38:06 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


31 posted on 06/18/2012 7:39:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie; LUV W

I’m not trading my 70 hot for your 3 digit HOT!!

No air conditions....I plugged in one of my fans.

I’m off for home, homework in hand.


32 posted on 06/18/2012 7:47:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Darksheare; acad1228; Allegra; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; bannie; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; ...

Happy birthday Darksheare & mnay happy returns of the day! *Hugs*

33 posted on 06/18/2012 7:47:57 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska
I would KILL for a 70 degree day! :)

I hear ya Luvie! LoL

34 posted on 06/18/2012 7:50:26 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Darksheare

“Many” Sigh.....


35 posted on 06/18/2012 7:52:44 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!((HUGS))

A beautiful day today, sunny and warm....just the kind of day to spent outside until this stiff breeze came up and thinking this feels like rain. Sure enough it's rain.

Well that' s the weather for ya.....same with the news.
36 posted on 06/18/2012 7:53:36 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thank very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Just got home from the office about an hour ago. Had a Dr's appt this morning, did not get in to the office until after 10:00 - which meant I had to stay late. I'm not going to last long. :)



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)

37 posted on 06/18/2012 8:02:50 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

I don’t even NEED air conditioning for 70 degrees...just open
the doors and windows and let the breezes flow!

Homework? Again? You need a vacation, Kathy! :)


38 posted on 06/18/2012 8:03:46 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Radix; acad1228; Allegra; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; bannie; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; ...

Happy birthday Radix & many happy returns of the day! *Hugs*

39 posted on 06/18/2012 8:04:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Darksheare
I'd like to join the gang in wishing you the best, Darks!
Even brought a special guest to the party, he's been "dying" to meet you...


40 posted on 06/18/2012 8:05:45 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc)
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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
(Click)


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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