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USO Canteen FReeper Style....Nose Art and Pin Ups go to War....May 8,2002
FRiends of the USO Canteen FReeper Style and Snow Bunny

Posted on 05/08/2002 3:01:00 AM PDT by Snow Bunny

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To: MistyCA
IMagine you will be long gone by the time this is posted!

Hey there Misty, good to see ya! Yep, almost had a half day in already, LOL!!!:)

251 posted on 05/08/2002 3:16:38 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: AFVetGal
The mere thought of that along with all the beefcake that's been posted already may be more than this gal's heart can bear.

I hope your heart can handle some more beefcake.

252 posted on 05/08/2002 3:20:10 PM PDT by SAMWolf
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To: SAMWolf
Puts all his luggage under his bed and lives out of it until he build a dresser out of cardboard

During Desert Storm, my buds and I built shelves (for a dresser), coffee tables, chairs, deck and fences around tents, etc out of bomb crates.


253 posted on 05/08/2002 3:20:24 PM PDT by Jen
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To: AFVetGal
Mortar round crates were great for building "furniture"
254 posted on 05/08/2002 3:21:26 PM PDT by SAMWolf
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To: SAMWolf
Pant! Pant! Please, stop now! ;-)
255 posted on 05/08/2002 3:21:41 PM PDT by Jen
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To: AFVetGal

256 posted on 05/08/2002 3:24:37 PM PDT by SAMWolf
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To: 4TheFlag
Welcome Home Flag Man. It must have been an extra long day when your not feeling great. I am glad you are home.
Beamer and Morgan are glad your home too.
257 posted on 05/08/2002 3:28:59 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny;all
Okay, I'm gonna try this again, & invite EVERYBODY to come to Streamwood, IL., for Memorial Day.

The Memorial

The Memorial sits within a large five pointed star with a flagpole and a black granite monolith, representing each branch of service, positioned at each point. Each monolith displays the great seal of a branch of service on one side and, engraved on the other side, a saluting serviceman and picture pertaining to this branch. Positioned in the center of the star is a larger flagpole, which flies the American flag. There is a smaller star, just off the main star, with another flagpole, flying the POW/MIA flag. There is also a black granite monolith engraved on one side with the POW/MIA symbol and on the other side a figure in a POW Camp.

The Memorial is flanked by an Historical Walk. This walk approaches the main memorial area and continues to the opposite side of the grounds and is lined with black granite markers. The markers list every armed conflict, recognized by Congress, beginning with the Revolutionary War. These Conflict Stones are engraved with the name of each conflict, years of involvement, number of U.S. Military Personnel involved and number of U.S. casualties.

Memorial Day weekend is a busy time at the Veterans Memorial. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony, held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, includes participants from many area veterans’ organizations, VFW, American Legion, Viet Now, and Color Guards which line the walk in front of the Conflict Stones. Each year representatives from the 173rd Airborne Brigade perform the Table Ceremony, symbolic of those military personnel who did not return home. Guest speakers have included several Congressional Medal of Honor recipients as well as Senators, Representatives and other dignitaries. For the past several years, the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command Band and Choir have performed along with the Weary Warriors Squadron and Lima Lima Flight Team. Veterans Day Each Veterans Day the Commission hosts a Ceremony at the Memorial to honor all veterans of the Armed Forces. This ceremony is much simpler and more intimate than the Memorial Day Ceremony. Veterans Day 1999 was the first year that local Boy and Girl Scout Troops brought their flags to participate in the Ceremony. Eighteen Scout Color Guards and over 120 Scouts participated. The Veterans Memorial Commission looks upon this as an opportunity to educate our children on the military history of our great nation.

Ya'll come now, ya hear?

258 posted on 05/08/2002 3:36:53 PM PDT by tomkow6
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To: AFVetGal
Incoming freep mail...heh heh
259 posted on 05/08/2002 3:37:04 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Hi Tonkin, what beautiful flowers.Thank you so much.
260 posted on 05/08/2002 3:38:35 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: gwmoore
I feel bad about that as I wanted to help 4TheFlag out this July (Sorry, 4 I would if I could), but the FAA wants one fully recovered from back surgery LOL.

Shoot, don't feel bad Greg, I completely understand (after 2 back surgeries of my own) and appreciated your offer immensely.

You just get better, K? J

261 posted on 05/08/2002 3:39:14 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: SAMWolf
LOL.....Beef cake....hhahahaha...Love it.
262 posted on 05/08/2002 3:39:20 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: wattsmag2
Hi Watts, great to see you. Big smile


Snow Bunny

263 posted on 05/08/2002 3:43:58 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Gee, Tonk.This one is truly a keeper. Milles mercies.
264 posted on 05/08/2002 3:45:34 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: tomkow6
Hi Tom, great to see you. Thanks for posting this. What a neat thing, I would sure go if I lived closer. I am going to send your post to some friends I have back in Illinois.Thanks sooo much.
265 posted on 05/08/2002 3:46:16 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 4TheFlag
Hey! Flagman! Howya doin', Hon?
266 posted on 05/08/2002 3:47:37 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: Howie66
Hi Howie, yes nose art is back and I am so glad. The troops are doing a lot of it now in Afganistan on planes and bombs. It is wonderful.

I sure do agree with you about the draft dodger that was in OUR White House. Thanks so much.

267 posted on 05/08/2002 3:48:20 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: SAMWolf
What's up with this? You letting Beamer go out and lead protests and beg for doggy treats?

ROTFLMAO! That would be our Beamer, LOL, the Big Mooch!!!


268 posted on 05/08/2002 3:49:24 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: Sultan88
That is fantastic. Flying Tigers in WW11.Flying Tigers are so cool.
Good to see you!!! Thanks for sharing about that.
269 posted on 05/08/2002 3:50:11 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Hi Clara, you are so cute....

" over 21 to be here today"

LOL.....

Great to see you.

270 posted on 05/08/2002 3:52:07 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Lodwick
Thanks for the link Lodwick. This is such fun and the art work is fabulous.
271 posted on 05/08/2002 3:53:08 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: AFVetGal;SAMWolf
Canteen Chippendales

ROTFL

Some of them I think must live in our Canteen kitchen.Those thongs must be size XXXXXXXX....hahahahahaa

272 posted on 05/08/2002 3:54:45 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
Hi, Snow! I have more gifs to post now thanks to MistyCA.
273 posted on 05/08/2002 3:55:36 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: Iowa Granny
Hi IG, it is a fun day at the ole Canteen.I am so glad you are here.
274 posted on 05/08/2002 3:55:53 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Hey there CS, doing a LOT better now thank you kindly. Just trying to stay warm, snow tonite, and the wind is HOWLING...

Hope you are well Lady! GOOD to see ya...BTW, looking FINE as usual:)


275 posted on 05/08/2002 3:58:06 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: MistyCA
Hi! I'm back!
276 posted on 05/08/2002 3:59:22 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne;MistyCA
Clara, how adorable I think it is so cute and the hat I like it !!!!

Misty is so good with these things.

You can use then in private email too. Just add one on as an attachment and then it shows up in the bottom of the email. Just store the one you want for your email in your documents.

277 posted on 05/08/2002 3:59:30 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
Flying Tigers in WW11.Flying Tigers are so cool.

My very first unit I was assigned to when I joined the Air Force was the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing at England AFB, La., the "Flying Tigers" that flew the A-7D and later the A-10.

278 posted on 05/08/2002 3:59:56 PM PDT by Jen
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To: Snow Bunny
Welcome Home Flag Man.

Thanks SB, It was SOOO funny seeing you still on this morning, LOL!!!

Hope you got some peaceful sleep:)

279 posted on 05/08/2002 4:00:49 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: Lee's Ghost
Hi Lee, great to see you. I am glad it is getting better and I agree with you too, I sure will keep praying.

Have a wonderful day my friend.

280 posted on 05/08/2002 4:01:06 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 4TheFlag
giggle....that was neat. I can't stay up that late often but sometimes it is just so nice and quiet and I can get alot done. hahaha
281 posted on 05/08/2002 4:02:36 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: AFVetGal
The 'invisible' suit....Louie wears nothin' at all. : )
Uh-oh.....bet you're gonna try to catch him...*invisible* - now. LOL Just kidding! : )

Sir Wolf,
My most humble apologies for my factual error yesterday regarding your 'lurker' suit.
Don't tease me now about your 'invisible' suit!
The mere thought of that along with all the beefcake that's been posted already
may be more than this gal's heart can bear.

LOL! Not to worry, Gal.....

....the Wolf has his 'lurker' suit on as we speak.

So.....stay calm. : )

See ya later. Lurk time is over. : )

282 posted on 05/08/2002 4:03:20 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Tonk, you always bring us gals the lovliest flowers. Thank you sweetie.


283 posted on 05/08/2002 4:03:47 PM PDT by Jen
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To: AFVetGal
OH wow, that is so neat !!! How exciting AFVetGal. I love hearing about it.You have done so many things.
284 posted on 05/08/2002 4:04:52 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Good to see you Louie! That tie looks very good on you. hehehehe
285 posted on 05/08/2002 4:05:05 PM PDT by Jen
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To: St.Louie1
Thaks again Louie for telling me about Domania. I really love it.

Good to see you.

286 posted on 05/08/2002 4:06:09 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;abner
I love seeing your hot air balloon abner.

FallGuy and I go every year to the big festival they have here in Las Vegas. And many mornings around 6:00 a.m. , there are a couple of them over our house. They are so cool.

Thanks Tonkin for posting about it.

287 posted on 05/08/2002 4:08:42 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 4TheFlag
Thanks, I now have more of a variety of gifs.
288 posted on 05/08/2002 4:10:05 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: headsonpikes
Hi good to see you. Thank you soooo much. It is a fun day and I am so glad they are bringing back nose art again.
289 posted on 05/08/2002 4:10:37 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: gwmoore
Hi Greg, a BIG hug for you.


290 posted on 05/08/2002 4:12:39 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: SAMWolf
Hey,Sam! Howdy! How do you make that little squigly mark in the url for my logo?
291 posted on 05/08/2002 4:14:27 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: stand watie
Hi ST, good to see you.

Back when I was living in Texas, I went to a place that had old aircraft. I forget were it was, but it was fantastic.They had B 17's there and I got to get inside of one.

It was not that easy. I had to stand almost under it, it felt like it anyway, and lift myself up into it. It was wild and I loved being able to be in a plane like that with so much history.

Thanks again for sharing about your Dad and the B 17's.

292 posted on 05/08/2002 4:16:11 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Thanks, I now have more of a variety of gifs.

WOOO HOOO!!

Ever find that Cowgirl hat and boots, LOL;)

293 posted on 05/08/2002 4:17:55 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: Alamo-Girl
Hi Alamo-Girl, it is such a beautiful day today. The weather is so perfect. I have to enjoy these dfay before the 120 degrees come to town. hahahahaaa
294 posted on 05/08/2002 4:18:49 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 4TheFlag
I'll have to ask Sassymom or Mclynnan for help on that!LOL.
295 posted on 05/08/2002 4:22:09 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ppaul
HI Ppaul, thanks so much. Good to see you.
296 posted on 05/08/2002 4:29:12 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny;SAMWolf;archy;lodwick;clarasuzanne;4TheFlag
Pieces of history.

From U.S. Wings

The practice of personalizing military aircraft with custom artwork began a few years before WWI, and continues to this day. The peak of this practice occurred during WWII, when hundreds of thousands of aircraft were adorned with such artwork, generally painted near the nose of the aircraft... hence the term, "Nose Art." Often, flight and ground crews wore a smaller version of the artwork painted on the backs of their jackets. Of course, the quality of the artwork varied, from crude to excellent, depending on the skill of the artist.

One of the most talented, then and now, is John F. Schumick (who began painting Nose Art back in 1942). Though modest about his talent, he is one of the masters of this unique art form that represents his generation. Now in his late eighties, Mr. Schumick no longer paints, having officially retired after painting his last jacket for US Wings in early 2001. A number of young people have taken up the art of creating Nose Art, but Mr. Schumick is one of the originals... and one of the best. The following are just a few examples...

Aircraft Art

Bomber Jacket Art


297 posted on 05/08/2002 4:33:24 PM PDT by HiJinx
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To: HiJinx
These are fantastic HJ. I alwasy thought it would be so cool to have a bombers jacket with a really neat logo on the back or art of some kind.

One that was all worn, those are the best kind.

Thanks so much. It is such fun to see all these different ones and the stories about them and or the artists.

298 posted on 05/08/2002 4:39:09 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: onedoug
Hi Onedoug, so good to see you. Thanks so much my friend. It was fun seeing so many things for nose art and to know they are doing it again is fantastic.
299 posted on 05/08/2002 4:40:41 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Blackie
Hi Blackie, you are so cute...

" Pin ups forever"....heh heh

300 posted on 05/08/2002 4:41:42 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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