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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pope Field, North Carolina ~ 02 SEPT 2014

    09/01/2014 5:44:00 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 72 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,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S Carolina ~ 23 JULY 2013

    07/22/2013 5:59:45 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 109 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: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 16 JULY 2013

    07/15/2013 5:44:51 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 84 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: Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 02 JULY 2013

    07/01/2013 5:59:15 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 94 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: USMC Forces Special Operations Command, North Carolina ~ 25 JUNE 2013

    06/24/2013 5:53:40 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 83 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, North Carolina United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is a component command of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) that comprises the Marine Corps' contribution to SOCOM. Its core capabilities are direct action, special reconnaissance and foreign internal defense. MARSOC has also been directed to conduct counter-terrorism, information operations, and unconventional warfare.It's creation was announced on November 1, 2005 by US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, following a meeting between him, the USSOCOM commander General Bryan D. Brown, and the Marine...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Gordon, Georgia ~ 11 JUNE 2013

    06/10/2013 5:59:55 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 131 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's technical name is the U.S. Army Signal Center & Fort Gordon, or USASCFG. While the TRADOC school itself is the primary function, the post is home to the following active-duty tenant units:15th...
  • 8th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot - Live Thread

    06/08/2013 3:35:38 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 740 replies
    The Mom
    And so begins our annual 8th TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot. We are having a great time! The Mom and crew are busy with family who stopped into town to attend the shoot and visit, so she asked me to get the thread started. Look for comments and pictures over the next several days!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. ~ 28 MAY 2013

    05/27/2013 6:00:01 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 58 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 operates as the Navy's full-spectrum corporate laboratory, conducting a broadly based multidisciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, systems and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California ~ 07 MAY 2013

    05/06/2013 5:59:58 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 78 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 Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia ~ 30 APR 2013

    04/29/2013 6:00:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 85 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: Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune, North Carolina ~ 09 APR 2013

    04/08/2013 6:00:39 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 72 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune, North Carolina Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a 246-square-mile United States military training facility in North Carolina. The base's 14 miles of beaches make it a major area for amphibious assault training, and its location between two deep-water ports (Wilmington and Morehead City) allows for fast deployments. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is home to more than 43,000 Marines and Sailors from around the world. These servicemen and women serve with hundreds of company-size units that compose several major commands aboard base. The main base...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina ~ 02 APR 2013

    04/01/2013 5:59:58 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 134 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 Base Coronado, California ~ 26 MAR 2013

    03/25/2013 6:00:00 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 128 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: Joint Base San Antonio, Texas ~ 19 MAR 2013

    03/18/2013 6:00:26 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 64 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base San Antonio, Texas Joint Base San Antonio is the largest base organization in the Department of Defense, comprising three primary locations at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph, and more than 200 mission partners.JBSA was established in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The legislation ordered the consolidation of the three facilities which were adjoining, but separate military installations, into a single Joint Base, one of 12 formed in the United States as a result of the law. Joint Base...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska ~ 12 MAR 2013

    03/11/2013 6:00:00 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 217 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Offutt Air Force Base, NebraskaOffutt Air Force Base (Offutt AFB) is a U.S. Air Force installation near Omaha in Sarpy County, Nebraska. It is the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command, the Air Force Weather Agency, and the 55th Wing. Its legacy includes the construction of the first two bombers to drop atomic bombs and nearly 30 years as the aerial command center for the U.S. in case of nuclear war during the Cold War. Offutt’s diverse missions and global responsibilities put it on the cutting edge of the Air Force’s...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California ~ 05 MAR 2013

    03/04/2013 6:01:01 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 107 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California Vandenberg Air Force Base is a United States military installation with a spaceport, in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. Vandenberg is home to the 14th Air Force, 30th Space Wing, 381ST Training Group, and the Western Launch and Test Range (WLTR), and is responsible for satellite launches for military and commercial organizations, as well as testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles, including the Minuteman III ICBMs. Vandenberg is assuming new roles with the creation of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE). The Mission...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina ~ 12 FEB 2013

    02/11/2013 6:06:53 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 70 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina Marine Corps Air Station New River is a United States Marine Corps helicopter base in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in the eastern part of the state. MCAS New River is the principal USMC helicopter operating location on the East Coast, and supports aircrew training in the H-53 helicopter. It is also the evaluation and prospective bed-down site for the V-22 Osprey. The Mission at MCAS New River is to support and enhance the combat readiness of the Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element and Department...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: West Point, New York ~ 08 JAN 2013

    01/07/2013 6:05:44 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 42 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 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! - 01 JAN 2013

    12/31/2012 6:05:36 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 155 replies
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    The Freeper Canteen Wishes Everyone **Click Here** NEW YEAR WISHES May peace fill all the empty spaces around you And in you, may contentment answer all your wishes May comfort be yours, warm and soft like a sigh. And may the coming year show you that every day is really a first day, a new year Let abundance be your constant companion, so that you have much to share May mirth be near you always, like a lamp shining brightly on the many paths you travel Adam Brand - Party 'Til The Money's All Gone   Afternoons In Stereo...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts ~ 04 December, 2012

    12/03/2012 6:03:59 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 66 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Army Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Massachusetts The 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 service member support items for the U.S. military. The installation includes facilities from all the military services, not just the Army, and is so configured to allow cross-service cooperation and collaboration both within the facility and with the many academic, industrial...