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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Hawaii ~ 22 JAN 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 01/21/2013 6:04:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), formerly Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay and originally Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, is a U.S. Marine Corps base facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward O'ahu in the City and County of Honolulu. Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, is home to Marines, sailors, their family members, and civilian employees. The United States Marine Corps operates a 7,800-foot runway at the base.

MCBH is home for the 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Aircraft Group 24, Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3) 3rd Radio Battalion, and the Navy's Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2.

On April 15, 1994, the Marine Corps consolidated all of its installations in Hawaii. MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Camp H.M. Smith, Molokai Training Support Facility, Manana Family Housing Area, Puuloa Range, and the Pearl City Warehouse Annex combined to form a new command, the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, headquartered at MCBH Kaneohe Bay.



All U.S. military units located in Hawaii fall under the command of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) which is headquartered at Camp H. M. Smith on Oahu.

 The Commanding General of Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) also commands 12 Marine Corps bases and stations in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Japan, as well as operational forces in Hawaii, and Okinawa, as well as units deployed to Southeast/west Asia.

Learn More About MCB Hawaii Here!

Docked at Pearl Harbor along the "Battleship Row," the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is a fitting tribute to the 52 American submarines and more than 3,500 submariners lost in World War II.

 

The Bowfin is one of only 15 U.S. World War II submarines that did not wind up as scrap metal or as target practice for another military ship. The Pacific Fleet Memorial Association was chartered in 1978 and acquired the Bowfin just one year later. In 1980, the submarine was brought to Pearl Harbor and docked next to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. Finally, on April 1, 1981, the Bowfin officially opened to the public as a "museum ship."

The 10,000-square-foot museum exhibits a variety of submarine-related artifacts, including weapon systems, battle flags, photographs, recruiting posters and detailed submarine models. Visitors can examine the inner workings of a Poseidon C-3 missile, the only one of its kind to be put on public display. Also on exhibit is a Purple Heart that was awarded to crewmember Reid Lee, the lone Bowfin casualty of war. (Lee suffered shrapnel wounds during a surface engagement during the Bowfin’s seventh patrol.

Visit The USS Bowfin 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: HopeandGlory
And right on his heels....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


21 posted on 01/21/2013 6:38:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thanks for the red, white, and blue Tribute To Our Troops. *HUGS*

Did your commute go well? No incidents? It is a holiday for some, ya know. d:o)


22 posted on 01/21/2013 6:41:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




THE SOLDIER’S CODE


Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses troops of the 101st Airborne Division 5Jun1944 prior to D-Day Normandy


The Soldier’s Code


1) I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2) I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3) If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4) If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

5) When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies, or harmful to their cause.

6) I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 1955.









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)

23 posted on 01/21/2013 6:41:17 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


24 posted on 01/21/2013 6:46:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0445 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

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

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



All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
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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)

25 posted on 01/21/2013 6:50:04 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SandRat; acad1228; Allegra; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; bannie; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; ...

Happy Birthday Sandy & many happy returns of the day! *Hugs*


26 posted on 01/21/2013 6:54:12 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat
We thank your Dad for his service to our country. No troops get anywhere without food.


27 posted on 01/21/2013 6:58:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The commute went well & hope yours will be the same.

The holiday for some seemed to make a quiet day for me for which I am very grateful!


28 posted on 01/21/2013 6:59:06 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor....great message today. Thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


29 posted on 01/21/2013 7:02:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; SandRat

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR SANDY!


30 posted on 01/21/2013 7:08:42 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Wind chill does sap energy needed to keep warm.

Do you even have a little space heater?


31 posted on 01/21/2013 7:10:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Jumping up and down
with happiness because
it's your birthday!!

32 posted on 01/21/2013 7:10:32 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

No quibbling from me....LOL!

Hope you had a good work day. Mine seemed really long! But I must say it was productive.


33 posted on 01/21/2013 7:11:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

I just started my car....and am headed out. Back in a bit.


34 posted on 01/21/2013 7:13:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Another submarine museum ship is The USS Pampanito, a Balao-class submarine from WWII, now a museum ship in San Francisco, played the part of the USS Stingray in the movie “Down Periscope” with Kelsey Grammer.


35 posted on 01/21/2013 7:13:29 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

No space heater and I don’t really recommend them. Woolen socks, tried and tested in Michigan, sweatshirts and an extra blanket does me well.


36 posted on 01/21/2013 7:16:38 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well, it’s always a good thing to have a productive day...at least you can feel that your efforts were worth something! :)

How’s the weather up there? We are having a warm-up...in the 60s or 70s. I hate to even say that, because so many are having sub-zero temps in the Northland! BRR!


37 posted on 01/21/2013 7:16:53 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; mylife; BIGLOOK; All

Another quick drive by..
We are gonna get walloped by winter storm Jove..
whom they are also calling an Alberta Clipper.
More info here:

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-jove-boston-new-england-20130121

Temps over the next three nights will be well below zero, too.
(sigh)

On a bright note, I spent the day with Robert, we took a day trip to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Rob was stationed there a long time ago, so he knew all the best places to eat.
We went to a restaurant called Bratskeller.
Most way yummy food!
Dawn had given me a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble, and the one in Portsmouth is HUGE!

We spent a few hours browsing there, and just had a marvelous time!

Wish me luck on my commute to work tomorrow..
I’m gonna need it!


38 posted on 01/21/2013 7:52:54 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Hey, Ms. B.

(GENTLE HUG AND CHASTE SMOOCH)

Glad to see you're back. We all missed you. Good to see you're up and about.

39 posted on 01/21/2013 7:56:13 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: left that other site

40 posted on 01/21/2013 8:00:58 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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