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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska ~ 28 MAR 2017

    03/27/2017 6:00:13 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 85 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Offutt Air Force Base, NebraskaOffutt Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation near Omaha, and lies adjacent to Bellevue in Sarpy County, Nebraska. It is the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), the Air Force Weather Agency, and the 55th Wing (55 WG) of the Air Combat Command (ACC), the latter serving as the host unit. Aviation use at Offutt began in September 1918 during World War I as an Army Air Service balloon field. It was renamed in honor of World War I pilot and Omaha native...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort William Henry Harrison, Montana ~ 21 MAR 2017

    03/20/2017 5:57:07 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 96 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort William Henry Harrison, MontanaFort William Henry Harrison is the Montana National Guard training facility. It is also home to the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center and Montana State Veterans Cemetery, located adjacent to the military installation. Fort Harrison is located in Helena, Montana.Fort William Henry Harrison (1895–1913) was authorized by a Congressional act of 12 May 1892 which was intended to establish, as a part of a greater consolidation program, concentrations of troops in a few larger installations so that smaller installations could be abandoned. The post was first named...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana ~ 14 MAR 2017

    03/13/2017 6:00:14 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 102 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Malmstrom Air Force Base, MontanaMalmstrom Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, United States. It was named in honor of World War II POW Colonel Einar Axel Malmstrom. It is the home of the 341st Missile Wing (341 MW) of the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). Malmstrom AFB is one of three US Air Force Bases that maintains and operates the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The 341st Missile Wing reports directly to Twentieth Air Force at F.E. Warren Air Force...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri ~ 07 MAR 2017

    03/06/2017 6:00:09 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 94 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Whiteman Air Force Base, MissouriWhiteman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 2 miles south of Knob Noster, MO; 10 miles east of Warrensburg, MO, and 70 miles east-southeast of Kansas City. The host unit at Whiteman AFB is the 509th Bomb Wing (509 BW), assigned to the Eighth Air Force of the Air Force Global Strike Command. The 509 BW operates the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, designed to be employed to strike high-value targets that are either out of range of conventional aircraft or considered...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri ~ 28 FEB 2017

    02/27/2017 6:04:07 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 85 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri  Fort Leonard Wood is a United States Army installation located in the Missouri Ozarks. The main gate is located on the southern boundary of St. Robert. The post was created in December 1940 and named in honor of General Leonard Wood (former Chief of Staff) in January 1941. Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 70 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains about 80,000 military and civilians each year.Home to the Maneuver Support...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Construction Battalion Center, Mississippi ~ 21 FEB 2017

    02/20/2017 6:01:21 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 87 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Construction Battalion Center, MississippiNaval Construction Battalion Center is a 1,100-acre U.S. Navy industrial complex located in Gulfport, Mississippi. It serves as home base for the Atlantic Fleet Seabees, which are the Navy's construction battalions.In the midst of the Gulf Coast recovery process, the Seabee Center built more than $450 million worth in new facilities as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. Permanent repairs, which include the Military Construction Program Recapitalization Plan, were completed in 2009.Some of the projects included a Naval Construction Training Center Complex, Consolidated Professional Development...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Valentine's Day! ~ 14 FEB 2017

    02/13/2017 6:13:21 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 111 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~Happy Valentine's Day!Happy Valentine's Day to all our FReepers, Canteen, our Troops, Veterans, and Families! The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.  Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts ~ 10 JAN 2017

    01/09/2017 5:51:03 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 61 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Hanscom Air Force Base, MassachusettsHanscom Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located predominantly within Bedford, Massachusetts, with portions extending into the adjoining towns of Concord and Lincoln. The facility is adjacent to Hanscom Field which provides general aviation and charter service. Hanscom AFB is the part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, one of five centers under Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is the single center responsible for total life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts ~ 03 JAN 2017

    01/02/2017 5:43:10 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 83 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Army Soldier Systems Center, Natick, MassachusettsThe United States Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC) is a military research complex and installation in Natick, Massachusetts charged by the U.S. Department of Defense with the research and development (including fielding and sustainment) of food, clothing, shelters, airdrop systems, and other servicemember support items for the U.S. military.The SSC includes facilities designed to research and test both materials (textiles, combat rations), advanced technologies and human performance (human research volunteers) under simulated environmental extremes (altitude, heat, cold, wind, etc.). The requirement for improved combat...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Travis Air Force Base, California ~ 27 DEC 2016

    12/26/2016 6:06:12 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 122 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Travis Air Force Base, California Travis Air Force Base is a United States Air Force air base under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), located three miles east of the central business district of Fairfield, in Solano County, California, United States. The base is named for Brigadier General Robert F. Travis, who died in the crash of a B-29 Superfortress while transporting a nuclear weapon.Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area and known as the "Gateway to the Pacific", Travis Air Force Base handles more cargo and passenger...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Andrews, Maryland ~ 20 DEC 2016

    12/19/2016 5:51:46 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 74 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Andrews, Maryland Joint Base Andrews is a United States military facility located in Prince George's County, Maryland. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 11th Wing, Air Force District of Washington (AFDW). In 2009, Andrews Air Force Base and Naval Air Facility Washington were merged to form Joint Base Andrews. The base is named for Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell Andrews (1884–1943), former Commanding General of United States Armed Forces in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. The base is widely known...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center, Maryland ~ 13 DEC 2016

    12/12/2016 5:54:13 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 40 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center, Maryland Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division is a United States naval military installation in Charles County, Maryland, that is a NAVSEA Warfare Center (WFC) enterprise dedicated to energetics (i.e., explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, reactive materials, and their application in propulsion systems and ordnance).As a United States Department of Defense (DoD) Energetics Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, is a critical component of the NAVSEA Warfare Center (WFC) enterprise. One of the WFC's nine divisions, Indian Head’s mission is to research, develop, test,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland ~ 06 DEC 2016

    12/05/2016 5:58:35 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 61 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland Surrounded by the Potomac River and Mattawoman Creek, Naval Support Facility Indian Head is strategically situated less than 30 miles south of the nation’s capital. In addition to its military value, the Indian Head Navy installation makes a significant economic contribution to the local community by serving as one of Charles County, Maryland’s largest employers.Naval Support Facility Indian Head was founded in 1890 as the Navy’s first established presence in southern Maryland. What began many years ago as a gun test facility on the Potomac...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Detrick, Maryland ~ 29 NOV 2016

    11/28/2016 5:58:26 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 76 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Detrick, MarylandFort Detrick is a United States Army Medical Command installation located in Frederick, Maryland. Historically, Fort Detrick was the center of the US biological weapons program from 1943 to 1969. Since the discontinuation of that program, it has hosted most elements of the United States biological defense program.As of the early 2010s, Fort Detrick's 1,200-acre campus supports a multi-governmental community that conducts biomedical research and development, medical materiel management, global medical communications and the study of foreign plant pathogens.It is home to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ~ 15 NOV 2016

    11/14/2016 5:57:24 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 111 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~Road Trip: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MarylandThe Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, formerly known as the National Naval Medical Center and colloquially referred to as the Bethesda Naval Hospital or Navy Med, is a tri-service military medical center located in the community of Bethesda, Maryland, near the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health.Walter Reed is one of the most prominent U.S. military medical centers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the United States, having served numerous U.S. presidents since the 20th century. In 2011, the Walter Reed Army Medical...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: United States Naval Academy, Maryland ~ 08 NOV 2016

    11/07/2016 5:57:27 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 153 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Naval Academy, MarylandThe United States Naval Academy is a four-year coeducational federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Established on October 10, 1845, under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second oldest of the United States' five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps.Candidates for admission generally must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a Member of Congress. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as midshipmen. Tuition...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Coast Guard Yard, Maryland ~ 01 NOV 2016

    10/31/2016 5:58:48 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 60 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Coast Guard Yard, MarylandThe United States Coast Guard Yard or just Coast Guard Yard is a United States Coast Guard operated shipyard located on Curtis Bay in northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland, just south of the Baltimore city limits. It is the Coast Guard's sole shipbuilding and major repair facility, and part of the Coast Guard's core industrial base and fleet support operations. Its annual budget is $88 million.For over a century, the United States Coast Guard Yard has built, repaired and renovated ships in Baltimore, Maryland, for the U. S....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort George G. Meade, Maryland ~ 11 OCT 2016

    10/10/2016 5:57:50 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 71 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort George G. Meade, MarylandFort George G. Meade, located adjacent to Odenton, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County, is an active U.S. Army installation. The fort, established in 1917, is named for General George Meade, a Union Army general in the American Civil War. It covers 5,067 acres in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.Due to its location near Washington, D.C., it is increasingly being used by government and military tenants like the Defense Information School, the headquarters of the Defense Courier Service, the United States Army Field Band, and an United States Environmental...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland ~ 04 OCT 2016

    10/03/2016 5:57:27 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 99 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), the Army's oldest active proving ground, is one of the world's foremost research, development, testing, and training facilities for military weapons and equipment. It is bounded by the Susquehanna and Gunpowder Rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and the AMTRAK Railroad. The Installation occupies more than 72,500 acres in Harford County. Notable for its convergence of talents and abilities, APG encompasses more than 60 different tenant activities representing every facet of technology. Aberdeen Proving Ground is home to 9 major commands and supports 70 tenants,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine ~ 27 SEPT 2016

    09/26/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 61 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, MaineThe Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. PNS is tasked with the overhaul, repair, and modernization of US Navy submarines.The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was established on June 12, 1800 during the administration of President John Adams, and is the U.S. Navy's oldest continuously operating shipyard. It sits on a cluster of conjoined islands called Seavey's Island in the Piscataqua River, whose swift...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: NAS Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana ~ 20 SEPT 2016

    09/19/2016 5:55:39 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 88 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, LouisianaNaval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans is a base of the United States military located in Belle Chasse, unincorporated Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. NAS JRB New Orleans is home to a Navy Reserve strike fighter squadron and a fleet logistics support squadron, the 159th Fighter Wing (159 FW) of the Louisiana Air National Guard, Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, a detachment of a Marine Corps Reserve light helicopter attack squadron, as well as other US Navy & US Army...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana ~ 13 SEPT 2016

    09/12/2016 5:35:15 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 84 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Barksdale Air Force Base, LouisianaBarksdale Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base which is located in northwest Louisiana, in Bossier Parish, and is contiguous to Bossier City, Louisiana along the base's western and northwestern edge. Barksdale Air Force Base occupies over 22,000 acres of land east of Bossier City and along the southern edge of Interstate Highway 20.The host unit at Barksdale is the 2d Bomb Wing (2 BW), the oldest Bomb Wing in the Air Force. It is assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command's...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Polk, Louisiana ~ 06 SEPT 2016

    09/05/2016 5:48:41 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 66 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Polk, LouisianaFort Polk is a United States Army installation located in Vernon Parish, approximately ten miles east of Leesville, Louisiana, and thirty miles north of DeRidder in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. It was named in honor of the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, the first Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana, and a distinguished Confederate general in the American Civil War. The post encompasses approximately 198,000 acres—100,000 acres are owned by the Department of the Army—98,125 acres by the U.S. Forest Service, mostly in the Kisatchie National Forest. Fort Polk is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky ~ 30 AUG 2016

    08/29/2016 5:57:22 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 110 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Blue Grass Army Depot, KentuckyBlue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) is a U.S. Army storage facility for conventional munitions and chemical weapons. The facility is located in east central Kentucky, southeast of the cities of Lexington and Richmond, Kentucky.The Blue Grass Army Depot is a 14,494-acre site, composed mainly of open fields and wooded areas, and is used for munitions storage, repair of general supplies, and the disposal of munitions. The installation is used for the storage of conventional explosive munitions as well as assembled chemical weapons. The depot primarily is involved...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Campbell, Kentucky ~ 16 AUG 2016

    08/15/2016 5:56:47 PM PDT · 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: Fort Riley, Kansas ~ 09 AUG 2016

    08/08/2016 5:52:28 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 64 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Riley, KansasFort Riley is named in honor of Major General Bennett C. Riley who led the first military escort along the Santa Fe Trail. The fort was established in 1853 as a military post to protect the movement of people and trade over the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe trails. In the years after the Civil War, Fort Riley served as a major United States Cavalry post and school for cavalry tactics and practice. The post was a base for skirmishes with Native Americans after the Civil War ended in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas ~ 02 AUG 2016

    08/01/2016 5:52:21 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 94 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Leavenworth, KansasFort Leavenworth, Kansas is the oldest continuously operating military installation west of the Mississippi River. This historic post, noted for its campus setting, open green spaces and hometown character, is the home of the US Army’s Combined Arms Center (CAC). CAC, as a major subordinate headquarters of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, has often been referred to as the “ Intellectual Center of the Army”. It is, in many regards, “home base” for the majority of field grade officers across the Army.Since its founding in 1827, it has...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Atterbury-Muscatatuck Training Center, Indiana ~ 26 JULY 2016

    07/25/2016 5:54:58 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 89 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Atterbury-Muscatatuck Training Center, IndianaThe Atterbury-Muscatatuck boundaries encompass more than 35, 000 acres of training and maneuver space. Within Johnson, Bartholomew, and Brown counties is Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, Indiana, and armed forces reserve training area operated by the Indiana National Guard. The base supports active duty and reserve component training, as well as other local, state, or federal training. Regional National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command, the Joint Staff and other military and civilian organizations also use Atterbury’s facilities. Atterbury’s Advanced Urban Training Facility,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Indiana ~ 19 JULY 2016

    07/18/2016 5:34:24 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 96 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Indiana  Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division is the principal tenant command located at Naval Support Activity Crane. NSA Crane is a United States Navy installation located approximately 25 miles southwest of Bloomington, Indiana and predominantly located in Martin County, but small parts also extend into Greene and Lawrence counties. It was originally established in 1941 under the Bureau of Ordnance as the Naval Ammunition Depot for production, testing, and storage of ordnance under the first supplemental Defense Appropriation Act. The base is named after...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Rock Island Arsenal Garrison, Illinois ~ 05 JULY 2016

    07/04/2016 5:54:51 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 74 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Rock Island Arsenal Garrison, IllinoisThe Rock Island Arsenal comprises 946 acres, located on Arsenal Island, originally known as Rock Island, on the Mississippi River between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois. It lies within the state of Illinois. The island was originally established as a government site in 1816, with the building of Fort Armstrong. It is now the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States.Established as both an arsenal and a center for the manufacture of leather accoutrements and field gear, today it provides manufacturing,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Scott Air Force Base, Illinois ~ 28 JUNE 2016

    06/27/2016 5:49:56 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 69 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Scott Air Force Base, IllinoisScott Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in St. Clair County, Illinois, near Belleville and O'Fallon. Scott Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entered World War I in April 1917. It is part of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), and is also the headquarters of the U.S. Transportation Command, a Unified Combatant Command that coordinates transportation across all the services.The base is operated by the 375th Air Mobility Wing (375 AMW) and is also...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho ~ 21 JUNE 2016

    06/20/2016 5:53:14 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 114 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Mountain Home Air Force Base, IdahoMountain Home Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located in southwestern Idaho, United States. The base is in Elmore County, 12 mi (19 km) southwest of the city of Mountain Home, which is 40 mi (64 km) southeast of Boise, via Interstate 84. The host unit at Mountain Home since 1972 has been the 366th Fighter Wing (366 FW) of the Air Combat Command (ACC), nicknamed the "Gunfighters." The base's primary mission is to provide combat airpower and combat support capabilities...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Birthday United States Army ~ Happy Flag Day! ~ 14 JUNE 2016

    06/13/2016 5:28:57 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 71 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~Happy Birthday United States Army! ~ Happy Flag Day!Two hundred forty-one years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries. The U.S. Army's 241st Birthday is June 14, 2016, a day we celebrate the Total Army Force comprised of multi-component Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians and their contributions to national defense. The American Soldier trains, deploys, engages, and destroys enemies of the United States in combat operations as the world's premier...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii ~ 7 JUNE 2016

    06/06/2016 5:39:50 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 101 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii Schofield Barracks is a United States Army installation located in the City and County of Honolulu and in the Wahiawa District of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, United States. Schofield Barracks lies adjacent to the town of Wahiawā, separated from most of it by Lake Wilson (also known as Wahiawā Reservoir). Schofield Barracks is named after Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield. He was sent to Hawaii in 1872 and recommended the establishment of a naval base at Pearl Harbor. Schofield Barracks occupies some 17,725 acres on Central Oahu....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Base, Hawaii ~ 31 MAY 2016

    05/30/2016 5:50:15 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 75 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: US Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Base, HawaiiU.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu delivers integrated mission support during routine and contingency operations throughout the 14th District area of responsibility.The 14th District’s boundaries of responsibility stretch from the Hawaiian Islands and across most of the Central and Western Pacific. The district commander oversees 25 operational units ashore and afloat throughout the Pacific, which regularly perform missions in maritime safety, protection of natural resources, maritime security, homeland security and national defense.More than 1,150 active duty, 150 Reserve, 80 civilian and 400 auxiliary men and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii ~ 17 MAY 2016

    05/16/2016 5:46:57 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 72 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: NCTAMS PAC, Hawaii ~ 10 MAY 2016

    05/09/2016 5:55:06 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 63 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, Hawaii Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC) provides operational direction and management to all Pacific Naval Telecommunication System users. In addition to this function, NCTAMS PAC manages, operates, and maintains Defense Communication System and Naval Telecommunication System assets, and offers a full range of ADP and information resource services, maintenance and repair, and communication/electronic and Defense Message System coordination to the United States Navy and other United States Department of Defense activities in the Pacific.The Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Hawaii ~ 03 MAY 2016

    05/02/2016 5:57:23 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 59 replies
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        ~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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii ~ 26 APR 2016

    04/25/2016 5:56:59 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 99 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, HawaiiJoint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam is a United States military base adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force Hickam Field and the United States Navy Naval Station Pearl Harbor, which were merged in 2010. Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam is one of 12 Joint Bases the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission created. It is part of Navy Region Hawaii and provides Navy and joint operations Base Operating Support that is capabilities-based and integrated.Naval Station Pearl Harbor provides berthing and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia ~ 05 APR 2016

    04/04/2016 5:53:28 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 141 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 assumed...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Gordon, Georgia ~ 29 MAR 2016

    03/28/2016 5:56:15 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 95 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: Fort Benning, Georgia ~ 22 MAR 2016

    03/21/2016 5:56:42 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 113 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Benning, GeorgiaFort Benning is a United States Army base straddling the Alabama-Georgia border next to Columbus, Georgia. Fort Benning supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a daily basis. It is a power projection platform, and possesses the capability to deploy combat-ready forces by air, rail, and highway. Fort Benning is the home of the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, the United States Army Armor School, United States Army Infantry School, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia ~ 15 MAR 2016

    03/14/2016 5:52:41 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 98 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GeorgiaNaval Submarine Base Kings Bay is a base of the United States Navy located adjacent to the city of St. Marys in Camden County, in southeast Georgia. It is the Atlantic homeport for US ballistic missile submarines armed with nuclear weapons. The submarine base encompasses about 16,000 acres, of which 4,000 are protected wetlands. Military and civilian personnel, including contract personnel, number more than 9,000. Submarine Group 10 was commissioned January 1, 1989, and is the senior commander at Kings Bay. Group 10 is a subordinate...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: MacDill Air Force Base, Florida ~ 05 JAN 2016

    01/04/2016 5:58:20 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 61 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: MacDill Air Force Base, Florida MacDill Air Force Base is an active United States Air Force base located approximately 4 miles south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida. The host wing for MacDill AFB is the 6th Air Mobility Wing (6 AMW) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), part of AMC's Eighteenth Air Force (18 AF). The 6th Air Mobility Wing is comprised of the 6th Operations Group, the 6th Maintenance Group, the 6th Mission Support Group and the 6th Medical Group. In addition to the 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida ~ 29 DEC 2015

    12/28/2015 5:44:53 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 56 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, FloridaCamp Blanding Joint Training Center is the primary military reservation and training base for the Florida National Guard, both the Florida Army National Guard and certain non-flying activities of the Florida Air National Guard. The installation is located in Clay County, Florida near the city of Starke. The site measures approximately 73,000 acres and includes Kingsley Lake. It also hosts other Reserve, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and some Active Component training for the U.S. Armed Forces.Camp Blanding is the primary training site for most...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Corry Station Naval Technical Training Center, Florida ~ 22 DEC 2015

    12/21/2015 5:55:48 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 74 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Corry Station Naval Technical Training Center, FloridaCID Corry Station houses five of the seven uniformed services of the United States, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The Center for Information Dominance Corry Station, located in Pensacola, Florida, is the headquarters of the Navy's Center for Information Dominance or CID.The original Corry Field, initially Kiwanis Field, had its beginning in 1923 in a remote area north of Pensacola, Florida, with relocation to its present site in 1928. The station...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Eglin Air Force Base, Florida ~ 15 DEC 2015

    12/14/2015 5:42:59 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 63 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Eglin Air Force Base, FloridaEglin Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 3 miles southwest of Valparaiso, Florida in Okaloosa County. The host unit at Eglin is the 96th Test Wing (formerly the 96th Air Base Wing). The 96 TW is the test and evaluation center for Air Force air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, Command and Control systems, and Air Force Special Operations Command systems. Eglin AFB was established in 1935 as the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base. It is named in honor of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Key West, Florida ~ 08 DEC 2015

    12/07/2015 5:56:35 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 47 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Key West, FloridaNaval Air Station Key West is a naval air station and military airport located on Boca Chica Key, four miles east of the central business district of Key West, Florida, United States. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art training facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services, with favorable flying conditions year round and unparalleled aerial ranges that offer aircrew training within minutes after takeoff. The station and its associated offshore air combat maneuvering ranges are equipped with Cubic Corporation's sophisticated P5 Combat Training...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Florida ~ 01 DEC 2015

    11/30/2015 6:02:42 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 68 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, FloridaBlount Island Command is responsible for the United States Marine Corps' Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) Maintenance Cycle operations and oversight of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway (MCPP-N). It is located on the east side of Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida.The MPF concept provides for rapid deployment of personnel and equipment of a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), by aircraft, to link up with prepositioned equipment and supplies embarked aboard forward deployed Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS). They do require an airfield for air delivery of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Warfare Training Center, Florida ~ 24 NOV 2015

    11/23/2015 5:58:14 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 51 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, FloridaThe Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) of the United States Navy is located in Orlando, Florida in the Central Florida Research Park adjacent to the University of Central Florida. The facility is a part of a larger military installation within the Central Florida Research Park known as Naval Support Activity Orlando. The Commanding Officer (CO) of NAWCTSD, an aeronautically designated U.S. Navy Captain, is dual-hatted as the CO of NSA Orlando.The division is the principal Navy center for research, development, test...