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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina ~ 09 JAN 2018

    01/08/2018 5:59:52 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 37 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South CarolinaShaw Air Force Base (Shaw AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 8.4 miles west-northwest of downtown Sumter, South Carolina. It is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC). The United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing (20th FW) is the host unit. It is one of the largest military bases operated by the United States, and is one of only two air bases in CONUS with an active railroad line. (Beale AFB, CA, operates a lone...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina ~ 02 JAN 2018

    01/01/2018 6:00:08 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 62 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 partly in the City of North Charleston, South Carolina and partly in the City of Goose Creek, South Carolina. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 628th Air Base Wing, Air Mobility Command (AMC).The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force Charleston Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Support Activity Charleston, which were merged on 1 October 2010. A joint civil-military airport, JB Charleston shares runways...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina ~ 19 DEC 2017

    12/18/2017 5:59:13 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 93 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South CarolinaMarine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is an 8,095-acre military installation located within Port Royal, South Carolina, approximately 5 miles south of Beaufort, the community that is typically associated with the installation. MCRD Parris Island is used for 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina ~ 12 DEC 2017

    12/11/2017 5:59:16 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 58 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South CarolinaMarine Corps Air Station Beaufort or MCAS Beaufort is a United States Marine Corps air base located three miles 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) 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 six Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter-attack squadrons.   Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, home of the Marine Corps' Atlantic Coast fixed-wing, fighter-attack aircraft assets, is located in the heart of the South Carolina...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island ~ 05 DEC 2017

    12/04/2017 5:57:59 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 72 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Station Newport, Rhode IslandThe Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA Newport) is a United States Navy base located in the city of Newport and the town of Middletown, Rhode Island. Naval Station Newport is home to the Naval War College and the Naval Justice School.Approximately 5,800 employees work at the 50 various commands located on Naval Station with an additional 17,000 students annually passing through one of the many schools on base. Naval Station Newport has undergone a period of significant growth as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania ~ 28 NOV 2017

    11/27/2017 5:59:32 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 69 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Tobyhanna Army Depot, PennsylvaniaTobyhanna Army Depot, is a logistics center for the United States Department of Defense (DoD), specializing in electronic systems and located in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, near Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. Established February 1, 1953, as Tobyhanna Signal Depot, today it is a facility for the repair, upgrade and integration of Command, Control, Computer, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems for all branches of the Armed Forces.Tobyhanna's unparalleled capabilities include full-spectrum logistics support for sustainment, overhaul and repair, fabrication and manufacturing, engineering design and development, systems integration, Post Production,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: The United States Army War College, Pennsylvania ~ 21 NOV 2017

    11/20/2017 5:59:20 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 63 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: The United States Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PennsylvaniaCarlisle Barracks is a United States Army facility located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It is part of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and is the site of the U.S. Army War College. It is the nation's second-oldest active military base.The Army War College was created as a solution to the military failings uncovered during the Spanish-American War. On 27 November 1901, Secretary of War, Elihu Root established the Army General Staff and the Army War College to train staff officers...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma ~ 14 NOV 2017

    11/13/2017 6:02:14 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 53 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, OklahomaMcAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) is a weapons manufacturing facility in McAlester, Oklahoma, USA. Its mission is to produce and renovate conventional ammunition and ammunition related components. The plant stores war reserve and training ammunition. McAlester performs manufacturing, industrial engineering, and production product assurance. The plant also receives, demilitarizes, and disposes of conventional ammunition components. The plant is government-owned and government-operated. It is located in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, southwest of the city of McAlester.MCAAP was established May 20, 1943 as the McAlester Naval Depot. It became part...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Sill, Oklahoma ~ 07 NOV 2017

    11/06/2017 5:59:19 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 100 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Sill, OklahomaFort Sill, Oklahoma is a United States Army post north of Lawton, Oklahoma, about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Today, Fort Sill remains the only active Army installation of all the forts on the Southern Plains built during the Indian Wars. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark and serves as home of the United States Army Field Artillery School as well as the Marine Corps site for Field Artillery MOS school, United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Riley, Kansas ~ 03 OCT 2017

    10/02/2017 5:58:37 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 97 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: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio ~ 26 SEPT 2017

    09/25/2017 6:27:53 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 67 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OhioWright-Patterson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place just east of Dayton, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery counties. It includes both Wright and Patterson Fields, which were originally Wilbur Wright Field and Fairfield Aviation General Supply Depot. Patterson Field is approximately 10 miles northeast of Dayton; Wright Field is approximately 5 miles northeast of Dayton.The host unit at Wright-Patterson AFB is the 88th Air Base Wing (88 ABW), assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Air Force...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota ~ 19 SEPT 2017

    09/18/2017 5:59:24 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 36 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Grand Forks Air Force Base, North DakotaGrand Forks Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation in northeastern North Dakota, located north of Emerado and 16 miles west of Grand Forks. In the 2010 census, the base was counted as a census-designated place with a total population of 2,367.Opened 60 years ago in early 1957, the base's current host unit is the 319th Air Base Wing (319 ABW) assigned to the Expeditionary Center of the Air Mobility Command (AMC). The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina ~ 05 SEPT 2017

    09/04/2017 5:59:49 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 50 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station New River, North CarolinaMarine Corps Air Station New River is a United States Marine Corps helicopter and tilt-rotor base in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in the eastern part of the state. In 1972, the airfield was named McCutcheon Field for General Keith B. McCutcheon, one of the fathers of Marine Corps helicopter aviation. Near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, it shares some facilities with Camp Geiger.The base was originally 29 parcels of land, a simple stretch of tobacco farm that was purchased for $64,502 in 1941. Officials at...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pope Field, North Carolina ~ 29 AUG 2017

    08/28/2017 5:59:53 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 69 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. 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 and transient...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina ~ 22 AUG 2017

    08/21/2017 6:02:58 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 66 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a 246-square-mile United States military training facility in Jacksonville, 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. The main base is supplemented by five satellite facilities: Marine Corps Air Station New River, Camp Geiger, Stone Bay, Courthouse Bay, Camp Johnson, and the latest addition to the facility, the Greater Sandy Run Training Area. There are several major...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina ~ 15 AUG 2017

    08/14/2017 6:00:35 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 43 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North CarolinaSeymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located to the southeast of Goldsboro, North Carolina. The base is named for LT Seymour Johnson, USN, a native of Goldsboro, a Naval Aviator, and a U.S. Navy test pilot who died in the crash of an F4F-3 Wildcat near Norbeck, Maryland, on 5 March 1941. The base is the only USAF installation named for a naval officer.Seymour Johnson AFB is home to the 4th Fighter Wing (4 FW) of the Air Combat...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina ~ 08 AUG 2017

    08/07/2017 6:00:35 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 65 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.After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C., Cherry Point provided support to a constant stream of combat units involved in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Bragg, North Carolina ~ 01 AUG 2017

    07/31/2017 6:01:46 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 75 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Bragg, North CarolinaFort Bragg, North Carolina, is a military installation of the United States Army and is the largest military installation in the world (by population) with more than 50,000 active duty personnel. The installation is located within Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Moore counties, and the installation borders the towns of Fayetteville, Spring Lake and Southern Pines.  Fort Bragg is the home of the Army's XVIII Airborne Corps and is the headquarters of the United States Army Special Operations Command, which oversees the U.S. Army 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne)...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: United States Military Academy, New York ~ 25 JULY 2017

    07/24/2017 5:59:46 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 64 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Military Academy, New YorkThe United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, The Academy, or simply The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York in Orange County. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. It is one of the four U.S. military service academies, and one of the five U.S. service academies. West Point's role in our...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York ~ 18 JULY 2017

    07/17/2017 6:01:17 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 67 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New YorkThe Watervliet Arsenal is an arsenal of the United States Army located in Watervliet, New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River. It is the oldest continuously active arsenal in the United States, and today produces much of the artillery for the army, as well as gun tubes for cannons, mortars, and tanks. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1966. The arsenal was founded in 1813 to support the War of 1812, and was designated as the Watervliet Arsenal in 1817. It occupies 142...