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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Knox, Kentucky ~ 23 AUG 2016

    08/22/2016 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 129 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Knox, KentuckyFort Knox is a United States Army post in Kentucky south of Louisville and north of Elizabethtown. The 109,000 acre base covers parts of Bullitt, Hardin, and Meade counties. It currently holds the Army human resources Center of Excellence to include the Army Human Resources Command, United States Army Cadet Command and the United States Army Accessions Command.The most recent era of transformation at Fort Knox began in 2005 with the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission. The Armor Center and School relocated to Fort...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois ~ 12 JUL 2016

    07/11/2016 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 115 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IllinoisRecruit Training Command Great Lakes (RTC Great Lakes), is a unit within the United States Navy primarily responsible for conducting the initial orientation and indoctrination of incoming recruits. It commonly is referred to as boot camp, recruit training, or RTC. Since the BRAC-directed closures of Recruit Training Commands in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California in 1999, RTC Great Lakes has been the only enlisted basic training location in the U.S. Navy and has been called "The Quarterdeck of the Navy" since it was first...
  • RV Road Trip recommendations

    05/25/2016 5:48:41 AM PDT · by Toadman · 63 replies
    Toadman | today | Toadman
    Look for pointers, recommendations for our scheduled road trip.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii ~ 24 MAY 2016

    05/23/2016 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 138 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is located on the island of Hawaii between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Hualalai Volcanic Mountains. It extends up the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to approximately 6,800 feet in elevation and to about 9,000 feet on Mauna Loa. The training area is about midway between Hilo, on the east coast and the Army landing site at Kawaihae Harbor. The area is the largest DOD installation in Hawaii. The PTA consists of 108,863 acres, of which 24,048 are leased by the Army...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Moody Air Force Base, Georgia ~ 19 April 2016

    04/18/2016 7:35:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Moody Air Force Base, GeorgiaMoody Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located in Lowndes County and Lanier County, about 9 miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia, United States. The host unit, the 23d Wing, carries out worldwide close air support, force protection, and combat search and rescue operations (CSAR).Today Moody is the home of the 23d Wing of Air Combat Command (ACC). The mission of the 23d Wing is to organize, train and employ combat-ready A-10, HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60 Pave Hawk aircraft and flight crews,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Stewart, Georgia ~ 12 APRIL 2016

    04/11/2016 5:59:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Stewart, GeorgiaFort Stewart is a United States Army post in the U.S. state of Georgia, primarily in Liberty County and Bryan County, but also extending into smaller portions of Evans, Long, and Tattnall Counties. The nearby principal city of Hinesville and Fort Stewart together comprise the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area which comprises all of Liberty County. Fort Stewart's main residents are members of the 3rd Infantry Division. The Fort Stewart Military Reservation includes approximately 280,000 acres, making it the largest military installation in the Eastern United States.The 3rd Infantry...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: United States Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida ~ 08 MAR 2016

    03/07/2016 6:01:43 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, FloridaUnited States Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater (CGAS Clearwater) is the United States Coast Guard's largest air station. It is located at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Clearwater, Florida and is home to nearly 600 USCG aviation and support personnel. As of July 2015, there are thirteen MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters, two HC-130H Hercules (including the Coast Guard's oldest operational HC-130) and five HC-130H7 Hercules aircraft assigned to CGAS Clearwater.Air Station Clearwater also operates two aviation facilities in The Bahamas, one at Great Inagua...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: NAS Whiting Field, Florida ~ 01 MAR 2016

    02/29/2016 6:00:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 106 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: NAS Whiting Field, FloridaNaval Air Station Whiting Field is a United States Navy base located near Milton, Florida, in central Santa Rosa County, and is one of the Navy's two primary pilot training bases (the other being NAS Corpus Christi, Texas). NAS Whiting Field also provides training for U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force student pilots, as well as those of several allied nations. NAS Whiting Field is home to Training Air Wing FIVE (TRAWING 5). NAS Whiting Field is actually two airfields sharing a common...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: NAS Pensacola, Florida ~ 23 FEB 2016

    02/22/2016 5:58:55 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 214 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: NAS Pensacola, FloridaNaval Air Station Pensacola or NAS Pensacola, "The Cradle of Naval Aviation", is a United States Navy base located next to Warrington, Florida, a community southwest of the Pensacola city limits. It is best known as the initial primary training base for all Navy, Marine and Coast Guard aviators and Naval Flight Officers, the advanced training base for most Naval Flight Officers, and as the home base for the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the precision-flying team known as the Blue Angels. The air station also hosts...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida ~ 16 FEB 2016

    02/15/2016 5:59:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 134 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FloridaNaval Air Station Jacksonville or NAS Jacksonville is a military airport located four miles south of the central business district of Jacksonville, Florida, United States. It is one of two naval bases (the other being Naval Station Mayport) located in Duval County.Today, 23,000 civilian and active-duty personnel are employed on the base. The installation is considered to be one of the hubs for naval activity in the U.S. South.The NAS Jacksonville Air Operations Department maintains NAS Jacksonville, Naval Outlying Field Whitehouse, the Air Mobility Command Passenger Terminal...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Tyndall AFB, Florida ~ 09 FEB 2016

    02/08/2016 6:01:28 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 173 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Tyndall Air Force Base, FloridaTyndall Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located 12 miles east of Panama City, Florida. The base was named in honor of World War I pilot 1st Lt Frank Benjamin Tyndall. The base operating unit and host wing is the 325th Fighter Wing (325 FW) of the Air Combat Command (ACC). The base is delineated as a census-designated place and had a resident population of 2,994 at the 2010 census.The 325th Fighter Wing’s primary mission is to provide a combat ready air...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Patrick Air Force Base, Florida ~ 26 JAN 2016

    01/25/2016 5:59:13 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 126 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Patrick Air Force Base, FloridaPatrick Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located between Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach, in Brevard County, Florida, in the United States. It was named in honor of Major General Mason Patrick, USAAC. An Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) base, it is home to the 45th Space Wing (45 SW). In addition to its "host wing" responsibilities at Patrick AFB, the 45 SW controls and operates Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and the Eastern Range.The host wing for Patrick AFB is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida ~ 19 JAN 2016

    01/18/2016 6:00:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Support Activity Panama City, FloridaThe United States Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA PC), is located just outside Panama City, Florida and is a United States Navy military base. It is located within Bay County. Among other commands, it houses Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) and the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU).The NSA Panama City was founded as the U.S. Navy Mine Countermeasures Station on 20 July 1945, as a result of the transfer of the test station from Solomons, Maryland, but was renamed in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Station Mayport, Florida ~ 12 JAN 2016

    01/11/2016 5:59:04 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 102 replies
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          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Station Mayport, FloridaNaval Station Mayport is a United States Navy base in Jacksonville, Florida. It contains a protected harbor that can accommodate aircraft carrier-size vessels, ship's intermediate maintenance activity (SIMA) and a military airfield with one asphalt paved runway. Since its commissioning in December 1942, NS Mayport has grown to become the third-largest naval surface fleet concentration area in the United States. Mayport's operational composition is unique, with a busy harbor capable of accommodating 34 ships and an 8,001-foot runway capable of handling most aircraft in the Department of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: US Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC ~ 20 October 2015

    10/19/2015 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado ~ 28 JULY 2015

    07/27/2015 6:13:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is a military installation and nuclear bunker located in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, which hosts the activities of several tenant units. Also located in Colorado Springs is the Peterson Air Force Base, where the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) headquarters are located. The center for the United States Space Command and NORAD monitored the air space of Canada and the United States through a world-wide system for missiles,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado ~ 07 JULY 2015

    07/06/2015 5:59:57 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Air Force Academy, ColoradoThe United States Air Force Academy is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy's stated mission is "to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Candidates for admission are judged on their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, athletics and character. To gain admission, candidates must also...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Sierra Army Depot, California ~ 30 JUNE 2015

    06/29/2015 5:59:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Sierra Army Depot, California Sierra Army Depot is a United States Army post and ammunition storage facility located near the unincorporated community of Herlong, California. It was built in 1942 as one of several ammunition storage facilities located far enough inland to be safe from Japanese attack. The site also met the requirement that the depot be in a dry and isolated area. Since the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure decision (BRAC) to realign the Depot by reducing its conventional ammunition mission, the Depot has increased its emphasis on the receipt,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Boat Trip: USNS Mercy, San Diego, California ~ 12 MAY 2015

    05/11/2015 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 77 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Boat Trip: USNS Mercy, San Diego, California The third USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) is the lead ship of her class of hospital ships in the United States Navy. She was named for the virtue of compassion. Her primary mission is to provide rapid, flexible, and mobile acute medical and surgical services to support Marine Corps Air/Ground Task Forces deployed ashore, Army and Air Force units deployed ashore, and naval amphibious task forces and battle forces afloat.  Secondarily, she provides mobile surgical hospital service for use by appropriate US Government agencies in disaster or humanitarian...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA ~ 14 APR 2015

    04/13/2015 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 119 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a United States Marine Corps military installation in San Diego, California. It lies between San Diego Bay and Interstate 5, adjacent to Lindbergh Field and the former Naval Training Center San Diego. MCRD San Diego's main mission is the initial training of enlisted male recruits living west of the Mississippi River. Over 21,000 recruits are trained each year. The Depot also is the home to the Marine Corps' Recruiter School and Western Recruiting Region's Drill Instructors School....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California ~ 07 APR 2015

    04/06/2015 6:01:35 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, CaliforniaVandenberg Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located 9.2 miles northwest of Lompoc, California. It is under the jurisdiction of the 30th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Vandenberg AFB is a Department of Defense space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast using expendable boosters (Pegasus, Taurus, Minotaur, Atlas V, Delta IV and now SpaceX's Falcon). Wing personnel also support the Service's LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Development Evaluation...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: USMC Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA ~ 10 FEB 2015

    02/09/2015 6:13:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CaliforniaThe Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), also known as 29 Palms, Twentynine Stumps, or simply the Stumps, is the United States Marine Corps' largest base. It is a census-designated place officially known as Twentynine Palms Base, California located adjacent to the city of Twentynine Palms in southern San Bernardino County, California.29 Palms' mission is to conduct relevant live-fire combined arms training, urban operations, and Joint/Coalition level integration training that promotes operational forces readiness as well as to provide the facilities, services,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California ~ 03 FEB 2015

    02/02/2015 6:01:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 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: Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas ~ 27 JAN 2015

    01/26/2015 5:53:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas Little Rock Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 17 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas. The host unit at Little Rock AFB is the 19th Airlift Wing (19 AW), assigned to the Air Mobility Command 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force. The wing provides the Department of Defense the largest C-130 Hercules transport fleet in the world, supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters, to airdropping supplies and troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas. Little...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas ~ 20 JAN 2015

    01/19/2015 5:59:50 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pine Bluff Arsenal, ArkansasThe Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) is a United States Army installation located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. PBA is one of the six Army installations in the United States which stores chemical weapons. PBA supplies specialized production, storage, maintenance and distribution of readiness products, and delivers technical services to the Armed Forces and Homeland Security. PBA also designs, manufactures and refurbishes smoke, riot control, and incendiary munitions, as well as chemical/biological defense operations items. It serves as a technology center for illuminating and infrared munitions and is also the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: USS Ronald Reagan ~ 13 JAN 2015

    01/12/2015 6:01:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: USS Ronald Reagan, CaliforniaUSS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy. The ninth ship of her class, she is named in honor of former President Ronald Reagan, President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Upon her christening in 2001, she was the first ship to be named for a former president still living at the time. Ronald Reagan was the first nuclear powered warship of any kind to be named in honor of a living former president. Unlike most of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona ~ 05 JAN 2015

    01/05/2015 6:00:59 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 133 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Yuma Proving Ground, ArizonaThe U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world. Situated in southwestern La Paz County and western Yuma County in southwestern Arizona, U.S., approximately 30 miles north-east of the city of Yuma. The proving ground is used for testing military equipment and encompasses 1,307.8 square miles in the Sonora Desert. In a typical year, over 500,000 artillery, mortar and missile rounds are fired, 36,000 parachute drops take place, 200,000 grueling road miles are driven on military vehicles, and over 4000 air...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina ~ 09 SEPT 2014

    09/08/2014 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 104 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Camp Lejeune, North CarolinaMarine 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 Marine Corps...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico ~ 01 JUL 2014

    06/30/2014 6:01:45 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico Holloman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located six miles southwest of the central business district of Alamogordo, a city in Otero County, New Mexico, United States. The base was named in honor of Col. George V. Holloman, a pioneer in guided missile research. It is the home of the 49th Fighter Wing (49 FW) of the Air Combat Command (ACC).Air Combat Command is the primary force provider of combat airpower to America's warfighting commands. To support global implementation of national...
  • Obama aims for 'day in the life' of (struggling to pay bills) Minnesota woman

    06/26/2014 9:18:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/26/14 | Roberta Rampton - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama headed to Minneapolis on Thursday, the first stop in series of summer road trips where he will aim to spend a "day in the life" of an ordinary American and persuade voters that the White House understands their challenges. The trip is also aimed at reconnecting Obama with Democrats ahead of midterm elections where Republicans stand a good chance of taking control of the Senate, jeopardizing the chance to accomplish goals for his last two years in office. Obama will have lunch with Rebekah Erler, an accountant in St. Paul with two young sons...
  • Soccer Fan Drives from San Francisco to Brazil for 2014 World Cup

    06/11/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014
    It's a long way from San Francisco to Brazil. But a 1955 Chevrolet 235 pickup truck named "Nellie" got a Dutch soccer fan there in one piece. Ben Oude Kamphuis drove Nellie nearly 13,000 miles to watch his team play in the 2014 World Cup. "Four years ago when we, Holland, lost again in the final I was crying one more time -- that's three times that I cried in the final,” Oude Kamphuis said. “So I was telling my friends and family back in San Francisco, you know what, I'm driving old Nellie to Brazil." His journey began on...
  • Gruesome road trip Clinton township man drives cross country with a dead women in passenger seat

    06/06/2014 4:30:42 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 29 replies
    myFoxDetroit ^ | 6/4/2014 | staff
    http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/25692232/gruesome-road-trip-clinton-township-man-drives-cross-country-with-a-dead-women-in-passenger-seat
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California

    06/02/2014 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 127 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a United States Marine Corps military installation in San Diego, California. It lies between San Diego Bay and Interstate 5, adjacent to Lindbergh Field and the former Naval Training Center San Diego. MCRD San Diego's main mission is the initial training of enlisted male recruits living west of the Mississippi River. Over 21,000 recruits are trained each year. The Depot also is the home to the Marine Corps' Recruiter School and Western Recruiting Region's Drill Instructors School....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Base Coronado, California ~ 22 APRIL 2014

    04/21/2014 6:00:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 64 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: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California ~ 15 APRIL 2014

    04/14/2014 6:00:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 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: Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona ~ 08 APRIL 2014

    04/07/2014 6:00:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The BEst Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Yuma Proving Ground, ArizonaThe U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world. Situated in southwestern La Paz County and western Yuma County in southwestern Arizona, U.S., approximately 30 miles north-east of the city of Yuma. The proving ground is used for testing military equipment and encompasses 1,307.8 square miles in the Sonora Desert. In a typical year, over 500,000 artillery, mortar and missile rounds are fired, 36,000 parachute drops take place, 200,000 grueling road miles are driven on military vehicles, and over 4000 air...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California ~ 01 APR 2014

    03/31/2014 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 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 ~ Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 25 MARCH 2014

    03/24/2014 6:01:42 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 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 ~ Naval Computer & Telecommunications Area Master Station, Hawaii ~ 18 MARCH 2014

    03/17/2014 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 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: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland ~ 11 MARCH 2014

    03/10/2014 6:00:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 107 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), the Army's oldest active proving ground, is one of the world's foremost research, development, testing, and training facilities for military weapons and equipment. It is bounded by the Susquehanna and Gunpowder Rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and the AMTRAK Railroad. The Installation occupies more than 72,500 acres in Harford County. Notable for its convergence of talents and abilities, APG encompasses more than 60 different tenant activities representing every facet of technology. Aberdeen Proving Ground is home to 9 major commands and supports 70 tenants,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station, Meridian, Mississippi ~ 04 MARCH 2014

    03/03/2014 5:59:48 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 120 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: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama ~ 25 FEB 2014

    02/24/2014 6:00:40 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 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: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina ~ 18 FEB 2014

    02/17/2014 5:59:40 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 112 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 Campbell, Kentucky ~ 11 FEB 2014

    02/10/2014 6:01:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 100 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: Naval Air Station Key West, Florida ~ 04 FEB 2014

    02/03/2014 6:00:46 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 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 four miles east of the central business district of Key West, in Monroe County, Florida, United States.NAS Key West supports the needs of aviation units and is host to many tenant commands, including Fighter Composite Squadron 111, (VFC-111), Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106) Detachment, the Caribbean Region Operations Center (CARIBROC), Naval Security Group Activity Key West, the Air Force's 6947th Electronic Security Squadron (6947 ESS), the U.S. Army's 749th Military Intelligence Company,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Camp Pendleton, California ~ 28 January 2014

    01/27/2014 6:00:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 89 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: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico ~ 21 JAN 2014

    01/20/2014 5:59:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New MexicoWhite Sands Missile Range is a rocket range of almost 3,200 square miles area, the largest military installation in the United States. WSMR includes the Oscura Range and the WSMR Otera Mesa bombing range. WSMR and the 600,000-acre Fort Bliss Range Complex to the south form a contiguous swath of territory for military testing. White Sands Missile Range is a Test and Evaluation Command Installation operated primarily for the support of research, development, test, and evaluation of weapon and space systems, subsystems, and components. WSMR, established in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: USS Carl Vinson ~ CVN 70 ~ 14 JAN 2014

    01/13/2014 6:00:10 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Boat Trip: USS Carl Vinson ~ CVN 70 The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the US Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook her maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent Refueling and Overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson's callsign is "Gold Eagle". Besides deployments in Operation Desert Strike, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Enduring Freedom, the Carl Vinson was involved in a number of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 24 DEC 2013

    12/23/2013 6:00:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 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...
  • Obamas to travel to South Africa next week

    12/06/2013 9:50:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week for Nelson Mandela "memorial events," press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.