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  • 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D. C. ~ 17 NOV 2016

    11/16/2015 5:52:30 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 30 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D. C.Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling is a 905-acre military installation, located in Southeast Washington, D.C., established on 1 October 2010 in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The legislation ordered the consolidation of Naval Support Facility Anacostia (NSF) and Bolling Air Force Base (BAFB), which were adjoining, but separate military installations, into a single joint base.Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling (JBAB) is responsible for providing installation support to 17,000 military, civilian employees and their families, 48 mission and tenant units, including...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C. ~ 03 NOV 2015

    11/02/2015 5:53:05 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 63 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C.NRL 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 90 years and continues to meet the complex technological challenges of today's world.A few of the NRL's current specialties include plasma physics, space physics, materials science, and tactical electronic warfare. NRL is one of the first US Government scientific R&D laboratories, having opened in 1923 at the instigation of Thomas Edison, and is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ~ 27 OCT 2015

    10/26/2015 5:39:39 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 77 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Walter Reed National Military Medical CenterThe 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 240th Birthday United States Navy! ~ 13 OCT 2015

    10/12/2015 5:58:23 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 84 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Happy 240th Birthday United States Navy!From everyday small feats to undeniably heroic efforts, the accomplishments and achievements of America’s Navy are vast and significant. Since its birth on October 13, 1775, the Navy has been involved with more than ten major wars and countless battles in the effort to bring security, democracy and prosperity to the American people and to the international community.The history of the United States Navy divides into two major periods: the "Old Navy", a small but respected force of sailing ships that was also notable for innovation in the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. ~ 06 OCT 2015

    10/05/2015 6:07:58 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 59 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Washington Navy Yard, Washington D. C.The Washington Navy Yard (WNY) is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the United States Navy in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is the oldest shore establishment of the U.S. Navy. The Yard currently serves as a ceremonial and administrative center for the U.S. Navy, home to the Chief of Naval Operations, and is headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Historical Center, the Department of Naval History, the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, Naval Reactors, Marine Corps Institute, the United States Navy Band,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C. ~ 29 SEPT 2015

    09/28/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 76 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C.Established in 1801, Marine Barracks Washington, is the "Oldest Post of the Corps" and has been the residence of every commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806. The selection of the site for the Barracks was a matter of personal interest to President Thomas Jefferson, who rode through Washington with Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the second commandant of the Marine Corps, in search of a suitable location. The site now occupied was approved due to its proximity to the Washington Navy Yard and because it was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Lesley J. McNair, District of Columbia ~ 22 SEPT 2015

    09/21/2015 5:55:46 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 46 replies
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C.Fort Lesley J. McNair is a United States Army post located on the tip of Greenleaf Point, the peninsula that lies at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. To the peninsula's west is the Washington Channel, while the Anacostia River is on its south side. The Fort has been an army post for more than 200 years, third in length of service, after the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Carlisle Barracks.Fort McNair, a part of the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, Delaware ~ 15 SEPT 2015

    09/14/2015 5:54:41 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 51 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 2 miles southeast 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Coast Guard R & D Center, Connecticut ~ 08 SEPT 2015

    09/07/2015 5:59:11 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 46 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: U. S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, ConnecticutThe United States Coast Guard Research & Development Center (CG RDC) located in New London, Connecticut is the Coast Guard's center for operational analysis and mission execution solutions. The Research & Development Center is dedicated to maximizing its contribution by maintaining a balanced portfolio of projects that support the Coast Guard's short, medium, and long range requirements across all major missions.CG RDC is the Coast Guard's sole facility performing research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) in support of the Coast Guard's major mission...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut ~ 01 SEPT 2015

    08/31/2015 5:43:52 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 57 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Submarine Base New London, ConnecticutNaval Submarine Base New London is the United States Navy's primary East Coast submarine base, also known as the "Home of the Submarine Force". It is located in Groton, Connecticut. It is home port to 15 attack submarines and a major submarine construction yard.Naval Submarine Base New London stretches along the east side of the Thames River, straddling the communities of Groton and Ledyard. While Groton is often referred to as the “Submarine Capital of the World,” the Base proudly bears the title - “Home of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: United States Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut ~ 25 AUG, 2015

    08/24/2015 5:58:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 38 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Coast Guard Academy, ConnecticutFounded in 1876, the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the military academy of the United States Coast Guard. Located in New London, Connecticut, it is the smallest of the five federal service academies. The academy provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of eight major fields of study.Unlike the other service academies, admission to the academy does not require a congressional nomination. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as cadets. Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Coast Guard in...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Carson, Colorado ~ 18 Aug 2015

    08/17/2015 5:58:10 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 48 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Carson, ColoradoFort Carson is a United States Army installation located near Colorado Springs, primarily in El Paso County, Colorado. Fort Carson is the home of the 4th Infantry Division, the 10th Special Forces Group, the 440th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR), the 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), the 4th Engineer Battalion, the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, the 759th Military Police Battalion, the 10th Combat Support Hospital, the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, the Army Field Support Battalion-Fort Carson, the 423rd Transportation Company (USAR) and the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron of the United...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: The United States Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colorado ~ 11 AUG 2015

    08/10/2015 5:58:10 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 76 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: The United States Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, ColoradoThe U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) located near Pueblo, Colo., is one of nine Army installations in the United States and currently store chemical weapons. PCD stores a stockpile of chemical weapons comprising seven percent of the nation's original chemical materiel stockpile.Since 1942, the depot’s missions have shifted and expanded, and today the depot’s mission is to ensure the safe, secure storage of the chemical weapons stockpile. Encompassing approximately 23,000 acres, PCD reports to the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity (CMA).The safety of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 4 AUG 2015

    08/03/2015 5:45:16 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 68 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado Buckley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado, that was established by the U.S. Army in 1943. The base was named in honor of World War I Army pilot First Lieutenant John Harold Buckley. Buckley Air Force Base is an Air Force Space Command base that serves more than 92,000 active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired personnel throughout the Front Range community. The host unit is the 460th Space Wing. Buckley AFB has air operations, space-based missile warning capabilities,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 21 JULY 2015

    07/20/2015 5:41:32 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 75 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Peterson Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located at Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States and it provides runways for the adjacent City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport under a shared joint civil-military airport arrangement. It was named in honor of 1st Lt Edward Joseph Peterson who was killed in a crash at the base. Peterson AFB is home to the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC),...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 14 JULY 2015

    07/13/2015 5:59:07 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 53 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: Coast Guard Island, Alameda, California ~ 23 JUNE 2015

    06/22/2015 6:10:58 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 63 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CaliforniaBase Alameda is located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California and is home to a variety of tenant commands: Pacific Area and Defense Force West; Eleventh District; Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific (MIFCPAC), Sector San Francisco Prevention; Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center (former Training Team West); Maritime Safety Security Team 91105; and homeport for three National Security Coast Guard Cutters: CGC BERTHOLF, the CGC WAESCHE and the CGC STRATTON. Originally known as Government Island, this artificial island was formed in 1913 by the dredging project that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California ~ 16 JUNE 2015

    06/15/2015 5:59:17 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 49 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, CaliforniaThe Naval Air Weapons Station 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 weapons development laboratory...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Hunter Liggett, California ~ 09 JUNE 2015

    06/08/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 46 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Hunter Liggett, CaliforniaFort Hunter Liggett, named after General Hunter Liggett in 1941, is a United States Army fort in southern Monterey County, California, about 250 miles north of Los Angeles and 150 miles south of San Francisco. The fort is primarily used as a training facility, where activities such as field maneuvers and live fire exercises are performed.The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., provides world class training for combat support and combat service support units of the Army Reserve, and offers excellent training opportunities to all U.S. military...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: USS Nimitz, California ~ 02 JUNE 2015

    06/01/2015 5:51:36 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 142 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: USS Nimitz, CaliforniaUSS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier in the United States Navy, the lead ship of its class. She is one of the largest warships in the world. She was laid down, launched and commissioned as CVAN-68, but was redesignated CVN-68 (nuclear-powered multimission aircraft carrier) on 30 June 1975 as part of the fleet realignment of that year. Nimitz was homeported at Naval Station Norfolk until 1987, when she was relocated to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. After her second nuclear reactor refueling in 2001, Nimitz was relocated...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, California ~ 26 MAY 2015

    05/25/2015 5:51:15 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 51 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, California The Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC) is a United States Marine Corps installation located in Pickle Meadows near Bridgeport, California. The training center exists to train units in complex compartmented terrain. The center occupies 46,000 acres of Toiyabe National Forrest under management of the U.S. Forrest Service. A letter of agreement between the Forrest Service an the Marine Corps permits the use of the area to train Marines in mountain and cold weather operations.The Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) is one of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Lemoore, California ~ 19 MAY 2015

    05/18/2015 5:50:22 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 65 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Lemoore, CaliforniaNaval Air Station Lemoore or NAS Lemoore is a United States Navy base, located in Kings County and Fresno County, California. Lemoore Station, California, a census-designated place, is located inside the base's borders. NAS Lemoore is the Navy's newest and largest Master Jet Base. Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, along with its associated squadrons, is home ported there.NAS Lemoore also hosts four Carrier Air Wings: Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9), Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11), and Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17).With the transfer...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Beale Air Force Base, California ~ 05 MAY 2015

    05/04/2015 5:58:41 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 59 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Beale Air Force Base, CaliforniaBeale AFB is the home of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and located outside of Linda, about 10 miles east of the towns of Marysville and Yuba City and about 40 miles north of Sacramento. Beale is a large base in terms of land and has five gates providing access on all sides of the base. Visitors enter the base through a main gate that local merchants, individuals and the Beale Military Liaison Committee donated $100,000 to construct. The base is home for approximately 4,000 military personnel.The 9th...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Base San Diego, California ~ 28 APR 2015

    04/27/2015 5:58:32 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 55 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Base San Diego, California Naval Base San Diego is the largest base of the United States Navy on the west coast of the United States, in San Diego, California. Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of 60 ships and an additional 50 tenant commands. The base is comprised of 14 piers stretched over 977 acres of land and 326 acres of water. The total on base population is 35,000 military personnel and 7,000 civilians. A thoroughly modern, state-of-the-art naval facility, Naval Base San...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Irwin, California ~ 21 APR 2015

    04/20/2015 5:58:26 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 46 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Irwin, CaliforniaFort Irwin & the National Training Center (NTC) is a major training area for the United States Military and is a census-designated place located in the Mojave Desert in northern San Bernardino County, California. Fort Irwin is at an average elevation of 2,454 feet. It is located 37 miles northeast of Barstow, in the Calico Mountains. The base is part of the Installation Management Command (IMCOM). The opposing force at the NTC is the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Blackhorse Cavalry, who are stationed at the base to provide...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Special Warfare Command, California ~ 31 MARCH 2015

    03/30/2015 5:59:41 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 61 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: Camp Pendleton, California ~ 24 MARCH 2015

    03/23/2015 5:58:39 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 63 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Camp Pendleton, California Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps and serves as its prime amphibious training base. It is located in Southern California between the cities of Oceanside and San Clemente. The base was established in 1942 to train U.S. Marines for service in World War II. By October 1944, Camp Pendleton was declared as a "permanent installation" and by 1946, it became the home of the 1st Marine Division. This is the main road for traffic into the base....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California ~ 17 MARCH 2015

    03/16/2015 5:52:38 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 73 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California Marine Corps Air Station Miramar formerly Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar is a United States Marine Corps installation that is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is the aviation element of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. It is located about 10 miles north of downtown San Diego, California.The base contains 23,116 acres. It is bisected by Kearny Villa Road and Interstate 15. The area east of Kearny Villa Road, called "East Miramar", is undeveloped and is used for military training.On October 1...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California ~ 10 MARCH 2015

    03/09/2015 5:57:21 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 47 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, CaliforniaNaval Weapons Station Seal Beach is a United States Navy weapons and munitions loading, storage and maintenance facility located in Seal Beach, California with detachments in Concord, Fallbrook, and San Diego, all also in California. The command exists to provide base operating support to the Navy's ordnance mission. Command and tenant personnel provide munitions receipt, segregation, inspection, maintenance, storage, issue, and assessment services to Navy operating forces and other Department of Defense and homeland security entities. Overall, the command supports the provisioning of missiles, torpedoes, and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Base Coronado, California ~ 03 MARCH 2015

    03/02/2015 6:00:30 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 74 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,...