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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Base Coronado, California ~ 03 MARCH 2015

    03/02/2015 6:00:30 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 68 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Base Coronado, CaliforniaNaval Base Coronado (NBC) is a consolidated Navy installation encompassing eight military facilities stretching from San Clemente Island, located seventy miles west of San Diego, California, to the La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Facility and Camp Morena, located sixty miles east of San Diego.In 1997, Naval Base Coronado was created, incorporating seven separate Naval installations under one Commanding Officer. Those facilities include: Naval Air Station North Island; Naval Amphibious Base Coronado; Outlying Field Imperial Beach; Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island; Silver Strand Training Complex, formerly known...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Edwards Air Force Base, California ~ 24 FEB 2015

    02/23/2015 5:58:40 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 63 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Edwards Air Force Base, California Edwards Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located on the border of Kern County and Los Angeles County, California in the Antelope Valley. Edwards is home to the 412th Test Wing. The base is strategically situated next to Rogers Dry Lake, a desert salt pan; its hard playa surface provides a natural extension to Edwards' runways. This large landing area, combined with excellent year-round weather, makes the base a perfect site for flight testing. The lake is a National Historic Landmark. Designated...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Weapons Center, China Lake, California ~ 17 FEB 2015

    02/16/2015 5:57:38 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 89 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Weapons Center, China Lake, CaliforniaThe Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is an organization within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), dedicated to maintaining a center of excellence in weapons development for the Department of the Navy (DoN). NAWCWD has two locations in Southern California; China Lake hosting the land test range and Point Mugu hosting the sea test range. Nestled in the quiet Indian Wells Valley at the south eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, China Lake is the premier land range and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona ~ 30 DEC 2014

    12/29/2014 5:58:41 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 49 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona Marine Corps Air Station Yuma or MCAS Yuma is a United States Marine Corps air station which is the home to multiple squadrons of AV-8B Harrier IIs of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) and Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 (VMFT-401), an air combat adversary squadron of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing of the Marine Corps Reserve. The station is located 2 miles from the city of Yuma, Arizona. A joint civilian-military airport, MCAS Yuma shares facilities...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, Arizona ~ 23 DEC 2014

    12/22/2014 5:59:43 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 39 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, ArizonaLuke Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located seven miles west of the central business district of Glendale, in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is also about 15 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona. Luke AFB is a major training base of the Air Education and Training Command, training pilots in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.The 56th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Luke. It is part of Air Education and Training Command. The wing is composed of four groups of 27 squadrons, including eight...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona ~ 16 DEC 2014

    12/15/2014 5:34:04 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 80 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base adjacent to Tucson, Arizona. The installation is primarily an Air Combat Command (ACC) base with the 355th Fighter Wing (355 FW) as the host activity. The base is also home to Headquarters, 12th Air Force (12 AF) and the Air Force Material Command's (AFMC) 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG), previously known as the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC). The 355th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Huachuca, Arizona ~ 09 DEC 2014

    12/08/2014 5:59:41 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 125 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Huachuca, ArizonaFort Huachuca is a United States Army installation under the command of the United States Army Installation Management Command. It is located in Sierra Vista in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico.Fort Huachuca is the home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command. Fort Huachuca is also the headquarters of Army Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) and the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and the Electronic Proving Ground (EPG). Fort...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Soldiers Walk Memorial Park, Arcadia, Wisconsin ~ 02 DEC 2014

    12/01/2014 5:59:40 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 59 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Soldiers Walk Memorial Park ~ Arcadia, Wisconsin Thanks to rabidralph for the tip for us to visit Soldiers Walk Memorial Park this week! No visit to Wisconsin would be complete without a tour of the beautiful 54 acre Memorial Park and its' unique tribute to veterans of all wars and conflicts located just 40 minutes North of LaCrosse in Arcadia, Wisconsin. Stroll along the Avenue of Heroes, which is handicap accessible, to witness exceptional memorial statues of the fighting men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Integrated Support Command Kodiak, Alaska ~ 25 NOV 2014

    11/24/2014 5:50:01 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 28 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Integrated Support Command Kodiak, AlaskaLocated in the city with the same name in Alaska, Integrated Support Command Kodiak is currently the largest operating installation run by the United States Coast Guard. It spreads over 23,000 acres and holds another record for the one and only base in the US Coast Guard that can support and host both aircrafts and ships.The primary mission at ISC Kodiak is to support all the operations and objectives of the United States Coast Guard, whether they imply ice patrolling, oil spills hunting, search and rescue missions...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Greely, Alaska ~ 18 NOV 2014

    11/17/2014 5:42:31 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 54 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Greely, AlaskaFort Greely is a United States Army launch site for anti-ballistic missiles located approximately 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is also the home of the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), as Fort Greely is one of the coldest areas in Alaska, and can accommodate cold, extreme cold, or temperate weather tests depending on the season.Fort Greely has a proud history. Because of its location and environment, it has been the site for cold-weather training and testing of operations and equipment through the past half century. Until the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day, November 11, 2014

    11/10/2014 5:59:48 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 129 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Veterans Day, November 11, 2014 Thank You for placing yourself between us and danger. Thank you to your sons and daughters, children who accept your absence in their life and understand they share you with the nation and sometimes the whole world. Thank you to all the parents of our Soldiers and Veterans who have nothing but prayers to protect their child and keep them safe in bad times, and must now trust you will be safe, and that we offer our prayers to you. Thank you for serving and giving a heroic...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Clear Air Force Station, Alaska ~ 04 NOV 2014

    11/03/2014 5:59:57 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 77 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Clear Air Force Station, Alaska Clear Air Force Station is an Alaska Air National Guard radar station for detecting incoming ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles to NORAD's Missile Correlation Center (MCC) and to provide Space Surveillance data to Air Force Space Command's Space Control Center (SCC). Clear's AN/FPS-123 Upgraded Early Warning Radar is part of the Solid State Phased Array Radar System (SSPARS) which also includes those at Beale AFB, Cape Cod AFS, RAF Fylingdales and Thule Site J. The "historic property" was one of the Alaska World War II Army...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska ~ 28 OCT 2014

    10/27/2014 5:59:51 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 100 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska Eielson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska and just southeast of Moose Creek, Alaska. The host unit at Eielson is the 354th Fighter Wing (354 FW) assigned to the Pacific Air Forces Eleventh Air Force. The 354 FW primary mission is to support Red Flag – Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander–directed field training exercises for U.S. Forces, provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close-air support, and large force employment training in a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska ~ 21 OCT 2014

    10/20/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 83 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AlaskaJoint Base Elmendorf–Richardson is a United States military facility in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. It is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force's Elmendorf Air Force Base and the United States Army's Fort Richardson, which were merged in 2010.   Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's mission is to support and defend U.S. interests in the Asia Pacific region and around the world by providing units who are ready for worldwide air power projection and a base that is capable of meeting PACOM's theater staging and throughput requirements. Joint...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Wainwright, Alaska ~ 14 OCT 2014

    10/13/2014 5:30:00 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 89 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Wainwright, AlaskaFort Wainwright is a United States Army post adjacent to Fairbanks in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is part of the Fairbanks, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area.Fort Wainwright is the home of the United States Army Garrison and units of the United States Army Alaska (USARAK) including the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, also known as the 1-25th SBCT; the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (Alaska) and the Medical Department Activity-Alaska.Fort Wainwright's mission is to deploy combat ready forces to support joint military operations worldwide and serve...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Anniston Army Depot, Alabama ~ 07 OCT 2014

    10/06/2014 5:59:42 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 70 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Anniston Army Depot, Alabama Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) is a major United States Army facility fulfilling various depot operations. Primary missions are production and repair of ground combat vehicles, overhaul of Small Arms Weapon Systems and the storage of chemical weapons (Anniston Chemical Activity). The depot is located in Bynum, Alabama. The depot employs over 5,000 people and covers 25 square miles of land. Tanks and other equipment are repaired and tested there, but historically Anniston's main role has been as a major munitions storage site, since WWII.ANAD is the only...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 30 September 2014

    09/29/2014 6:00:00 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 63 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, AlabamaFort 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama ~ 23 SEP 2014

    09/22/2014 5:59:32 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 64 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, is a United States Air Force installation under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The installation is located in Montgomery, Alabama, US. It was named in honor of Atmore, Alabama native Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell. Maxwell AFB is the headquarters of Air University (AU), a major component of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and is the U.S. Air Force's center for Joint Professional Military Education (PME). The host wing for Maxwell-Gunter is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Redstone Arsenal, Alabama ~ 16 SEP 2014

    09/15/2014 6:00:55 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 89 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Redstone Arsenal, AlabamaRedstone Arsenal (RSA) is a United States Army post adjacent to Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama, United States and is part of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The Arsenal is a garrison for a number of tenants including the United States Army Materiel Command, Army's Aviation and Missile Command, the Missile Defense Agency of the Department of Defense, and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.Originally a chemical weapons manufacturing facility for World War II, the arsenal became the focal point of the Army’s rocket and space projects, including development of the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pope Field, North Carolina ~ 02 SEPT 2014

    09/01/2014 5:44:00 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 108 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pope Field, North CarolinaPope Field is a U.S. military facility located 12 miles northwest of the central business district of Fayetteville, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Formerly known as Pope Air Force Base, the facility continues to be used by the United States Air Force but is now operated by the U.S. Army as part of Fort Bragg. The United States Army Fort Bragg Garrison is the host organization at Pope Field. The garrison provides airfield support, security, and protection to include emergency medical and fire response, aircraft security...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina ~ 26 AUG 2014

    08/25/2014 5:14:16 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 51 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North CarolinaMarine Corps Air Station Cherry Point or MCAS Cherry Point is a United States Marine Corps airfield located in Havelock, North Carolina, USA, in the eastern part of the state. It was built in 1941, and was commissioned in 1942 and is currently home to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.In Operation Desert Storm, Cherry Point was a major contributor to the victory in Southwest Asia by supporting the deployment of three AV-8B Harrier squadrons, two A-6E Intruder squadrons, one KC-130 Hercules squadron, one EA-6B...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Bragg, North Carolina ~ 19 AUG 2014

    08/18/2014 5:58:45 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 128 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Bragg, North CarolinaFort Bragg is a major United States Army installation located in Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Moore counties, North Carolina, mostly in Fayetteville but also partly in the town of Spring Lake.The fort is named for Confederate general Braxton Bragg. It covers over 251 square miles. It is the home of the US Army airborne forces and Special Forces, as well as U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command.Fort Bragg, NC absorbed FORSCOM (Forces Command) and USARC (US Army Reserve Command) from Fort McPherson, GA in 2011...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina ~ 12 AUG 2014

    08/11/2014 5:59:12 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 70 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is an 8,095 acre military installation near Beaufort, South Carolina tasked with the training of enlisted Marines. Male recruits living east of the Mississippi River and female recruits from all over the United States report here to receive their initial training. Male recruits living west of the Mississippi River receive their training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, but may train at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island by special request. Parris Island is located...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina ~ 05 AUG 2014

    08/04/2014 5:22:47 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 100 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort or MCAS Beaufort is a United States Marine Corps air base located three miles northwest of the central business district of Beaufort, a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. About 4,700 personnel serve at the station, and it is home to seven Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter-attack squadrons plus two Navy F/A-18 strike fighter squadrons.MCAS Beaufort currently hosts all active duty USMC F/A-18 air operations on the East Coast, aircraft and squadrons being assigned to Marine...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina ~ 29 JULY 2014

    07/28/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 71 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South CarolinaShaw Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing (20 FW). It is also home to Headquarters, Ninth Air Force (9 AF) and Headquarters, United States Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF). The mission of the 20 FW is to provide, project, and sustain combat-ready air forces. It is the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing. Today's 20th Fighter Wing can trace its lineage to 28 July 1947, when the 20th Fighter Wing, began at Shaw Field, South Carolina,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina ~ 22 JULY 2014

    07/21/2014 5:59:07 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 77 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South CarolinaFort Jackson is a United States Army installation, which TRADOC operates on for Basic Combat Training (BCT), and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This installation is named for Andrew Jackson, a United States Army General and President of the United States of America who was born in the border region of North and South Carolina.Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training 50 percent of all soldiers and 70 percent of the women entering the Army each...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina ~ 15 JULY 2014

    07/14/2014 5:59:16 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 68 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Charleston, South CarolinaJoint Base Charleston is a United States military facility located in North Charleston, South Carolina. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 628th Air Base Wing, Air Mobility Command. The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force Charleston Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Weapons Station Charleston, which were merged on 1 October 2010. A joint civil-military airport, JB Charleston shares runways with Charleston International Airport for commercial airline aircraft operations on the south side of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Patriots Point, South Carolina ~ 08 JULY 2014

    07/07/2014 5:59:05 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 81 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Patriots Point, South Carolina!Mount Pleasant is a suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, within the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge is Patriot's Point, a naval and maritime museum, home to the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, which is now a museum ship. The Ravenel Bridge, an eight lane highway that was completed in 2006, spans the Cooper River and links Mount Pleasant with downtown Charleston.The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in the summer...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington ~ 24 JUNE 2014

    06/23/2014 6:02:08 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 73 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WashingtonJoint Base Lewis-McChord, (JBLM), formerly Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, is a joint United States military installation in Pierce County and Thurston County, Washington, United States. The post is named after Army Captain Meriwether Lewis and Army Air Corps Colonel William Caldwell McChord. The principal Fort Lewis maneuver units are U.S. I Corps, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Brigade and 4th Brigade 2nd Infantry Division; all of which are constituted as Stryker brigades. It is also home to 17th Fires Brigade, the 62nd Medical Brigade, the 593rd Sustainment Brigade,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, Delaware ~ 17 JUNE 2014

    06/16/2014 5:59:42 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 85 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, DelawareDover Air Force Base or Dover AFB is a United States Air Force base located two miles south of the city of Dover, Delaware.Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing (436 AW) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), known as the "Eagle Wing", and the AMC-gained 512th Airlift Wing (512 AW) of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), referred to as the "Liberty Wing". It was the only base to solely operate the massive C-5 Galaxy, with two active flying squadrons (the 3rd Airlift Squadron,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: United States Army RDE Command, Maryland ~ 10 JUNE 2014

    06/09/2014 5:59:32 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 74 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, MarylandThe U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is a major subordinate command of the Army Materiel Command, and is charged with "creating, integrating and delivering technology-enabled solutions to our Soldiers." With its headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, RDECOM scientists, engineers and researchers work at laboratories and research center across the nation and the globe. With more than 17,000 employees, RDECOM performs nearly all of the Army's basic and applied research and technology development. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Gordon, Georgia ~ 27 MAY 2014

    05/26/2014 5:59:22 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 71 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Gordon, GeorgiaFort Gordon, formerly known as Camp Gordon, is a United States Army installation established in 1917. It is the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps and Signal Center and was once the home of "The Provost Marshal General School" (Military Police). The fort is located in Richmond, Jefferson, McDuffie, and Columbia counties, Georgia.Fort Gordon is a large, multi mission, multi-service military installation providing base services and support accross a wide spectrum of training, operational and Soldier sustainment needs. The installation supports Army and Department of Defense...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina ~ 20 MAY 2014

    05/19/2014 5:59:51 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 72 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South CarolinaShaw Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing (20 FW). It is also home to Headquarters, Ninth Air Force (9 AF) and Headquarters, United States Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF). The mission of the 20 FW is to provide, project, and sustain combat-ready air forces. It is the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing. Today's 20th Fighter Wing can trace its lineage to 28 July 1947, when the 20th Fighter Wing, began at Shaw Field, South Carolina, as...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 13 MAY 2014

    05/12/2014 5:59:36 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 58 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Schriever Air Force Base (Schriever AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located approximately 10 miles east of Peterson AFB near Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The base is named in honor of General Bernard Adolph Schriever, who pioneered the development of the nation's ballistic missile programs. It is home to Air Force Space Command's 50th Space Wing, which provides command and control for more than 170 Department of Defense warning, navigational, and communications satellites. Also housed at Schriever...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada ~ 6 MAY 2014

    05/05/2014 5:59:36 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 80 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Nellis Air Force Base, NevadaNellis Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base, in Clark County, Nevada, on the northeast side of Las Vegas. An installation of the Air Combat Command (ACC), Nellis is the location of United States Air Force Warfare Center and a major training location for both U.S. and foreign fighter aircraft aircrews. The base is named for William Harrell Nellis, a Las Vegas resident and Air Force P-47 pilot who died in action during the Battle of the Bulge. Nellis, an integral part of the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: West Point, New York ~ 29 APR, 2014

    04/28/2014 5:59:18 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 66 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: West Point, New YorkThe United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located at West Point, New York. Established in 1802, USMA is the oldest of the United States' five service academies. The military garrison at West Point was occupied in 1778 and played a key role in the Revolutionary War. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. ~ 07 JAN 2014

    01/06/2014 5:59:42 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 86 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C.The United States Naval Research Laboratory is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps, and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. NRL has served the Navy and the nation for over 85 years and continues to meet the complex technological challenges of today's world.NRL was the first modern research institution created within the U.S. Navy. It began operations at 11:00 a.m. on July 2, 1923. The first step came in May 1915, a time when Americans were...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Campbell, Kentucky ~ 31 DEC 2013

    12/30/2013 5:59:34 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 75 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Campbell, KentuckyFort Campbell is a United States Army installation located astraddle the Kentucky-Tennessee border between Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The fort is named after William Bowen Campbell, a former Tennessee governor and a Civil War Union brigadier general.Fort Campbell is proud to be the home of the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Fort Campbell is also the home of two Special Operations Command units, the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina ~ 17 DEC 2013

    12/16/2013 5:59:44 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 51 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South CarolinaShaw Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing (20 FW). It is also home to Headquarters, Ninth Air Force (9 AF) and Headquarters, United States Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF). The mission of the 20 FW is to provide, project, and sustain combat-ready air forces. It is the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing. Today's 20th Fighter Wing can trace its lineage to 28 July 1947, when the 20th Fighter Wing, began at Shaw Field, South Carolina, as...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Special Warfare Command, California ~ 10 DEC 2013

    12/09/2013 5:59:48 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 81 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Special Warfare Command, CaliforniaThe United States Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSOC or NSWC) was commissioned on 16 April 1987, at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego, California. As the Naval component to the United States Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, Naval Special Warfare Command provides vision, leadership, doctrinal guidance, resources and oversight to ensure component maritime special operations forces are ready to meet the operational requirements of combatant commanders. Today's Naval Special Warfare operators can trace their origins to the Scouts and Raiders, Naval...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, Arizona ~ 22 OCT 2013

    10/21/2013 6:06:42 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 97 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, ArizonaLuke Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located seven miles west of the central business district of Glendale, in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is also about 15 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona. Luke AFB is a major training base of the Air Education and Training Command, training pilots in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.The 56th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Luke. It is part of Air Education and Training Command. The wing is composed of four groups of 27 squadrons, including eight...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama ~ 15 OCT 2013

    10/14/2013 5:59:53 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 59 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, is a United States Air Force installation under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The installation is located in Montgomery, Alabama, US. It was named in honor of Atmore, Alabama native Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell. Maxwell AFB is the headquarters of Air University (AU), a major component of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and is the U.S. Air Force's center for Joint Professional Military Education (PME). The host wing for Maxwell-Gunter is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota ~ 24 SEP 2013

    09/23/2013 5:58:41 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 75 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota Ellsworth Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base near Rapid City in Meade County and Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. It is home to the 28th Bomb Wing of the Air Combat Command (ACC), operating the B-1B Lancer.As host wing, the 28th Bomb Wing includes an operations group, a maintenance group, a mission support group, and a medical group. The base controls all air space 40 miles (64 km) around its area, including all landings at nearby Rapid City Regional Airport,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany GA ~ 17 SEP 2013

    09/16/2013 5:59:46 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 39 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Georgia Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is a United States Marine Corps base located in Albany, Georgia. The primary mission of the units on the base is to rebuild and repair ground-combat and combat-support equipment and to support installations on the East Coast of the United States. Today, one of MCLB Albany’s most important facilities is the Marine Corps Logistics Command's Maintenance Center.The base was commissioned on March 1, 1952, as the Marine Corps Depot of Supplies. At that time, Marine Brigadier General R.P. Coffman...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii ~ 10 SEPT 2013

    09/09/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 61 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii Pacific Missile Range Facility is the world's largest instrumented multi-environment range capable of supporting surface, subsurface, air, and space operations simultaneously. There are over 1,100 square miles of instrumented underwater range and over 42,000 square miles of controlled airspace. This makes PMRF a premier facility for supporting operations which vary from small, single-unit exercises up to large scale, multiple-unit battle group scenarios.The mission of the Pacific Missile Range Facility is to facilitate Training, Tactics Development, and Test & Evaluations for air, surface, and sub-surface...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas ~ 03 SEPT 2013

    09/02/2013 5:59:54 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 66 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TexasNaval Air Station Corpus Christi, also known as Truax Field, is a naval base located six miles southeast of the central business district of Corpus Christi, in Nueces County, Texas, USA.The general command assignment at MAS Corpus Christi is pilot training. The Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), headquartered here, oversees the entire training operation. Under CNATRA's command are five training air wings, 16 training squadrons, over 14,000 Navy and civilian personnel, the Naval Aviation Schools Command and the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Established in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama ~ 27 AUG 2013

    08/26/2013 6:00:25 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 77 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, is a United States Air Force installation under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The installation is located in Montgomery, Alabama, US. It was named in honor of Atmore, Alabama native Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell. Maxwell AFB is the headquarters of Air University (AU), a major component of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and is the U.S. Air Force's center for Joint Professional Military Education (PME). The host wing for Maxwell-Gunter is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi ~ 20 AUG 2013

    08/19/2013 5:59:44 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 74 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi Just 15 miles northeast of downtown Meridian lies Naval Air Station Meridian jet training facility. NAS Meridian hosts Training Wing One and training squadrons VT-7 and VT-9. VT-7 operates the T-45 (Goshawk) while VT-9 flies the venerable T2-C Buckeye. The main base of NAS Meridian occupies more than 8,000 acres, with an additional 4,000 acres at Joe Williams Field and the target facility SEARAY. The size of NAS Meridian may be compared to that of other major naval air stations such as NAS Pensacola, Fla., which...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Edwards Air Force Base, California ~ 13 AUG 2013

    08/12/2013 6:02:43 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 45 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Edwards Air Force Base, California Edwards Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located on the border of Kern County and Los Angeles County, California in the Antelope Valley. Edwards is home to the 412th Test Wing and is currently operated by the 95th Air Base Wing. The base is strategically situated next to Rogers Dry Lake, a desert salt pan; its hard playa surface provides a natural extension to Edwards' runways. This large landing area, combined with excellent year-round weather, makes the base a perfect site for...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Creech Air Force Base, Nevada ~ 30 JULY 2013

    07/29/2013 5:55:29 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 75 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Creech Air Force Base, Nevada Creech Air Force Base, formerly known as Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, is a United States Air Force base located one mile north of the central business district of Indian Springs, in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas and 45 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base. It is named in honor of General Wilbur L. “Bill” Creech, known as the "Father of the Thunderbirds". The host unit is the 432d Wing, which has six operational squadrons,...