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  • 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
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio ~ 03 DEC 2013

    12/02/2013 6:00:40 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Greene and Montgomery counties, eight miles northeast of the central business district of Dayton, Ohio. Part of the base is located along the city limits of Riverside and is also adjacent to Fairborn and Beavercreek. The base is named after the Wright brothers, who used the Huffman Prairie portion of what became Wright-Patterson as their testing ground, and Frank Stuart Patterson, son and nephew of the co-founders of National Cash Register, who was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Georgia ~ 26 NOV 2013

    11/25/2013 6:00:34 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
          ~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: Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida

    11/18/2013 6:00:06 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida Tyndall 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 Education and Training Command (AETC). The 325th Fighter Wing’s primary mission is to provide air dominance training for F-22A Raptor pilots and maintenance personnel and air battle managers to support the combat Air Force....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 12 NOV 2013

    11/11/2013 6:00:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Peterson Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located at Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States and it provides runways for the adjacent City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport under a shared joint civil-military airport arrangement. It was named in honor of 1st Lt Edward Joseph Peterson who was killed in a crash at the base. Peterson AFB is home to the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC),...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico

    11/04/2013 5:59:58 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 108 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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 Wing (49 WG) of the Air Combat Command (ACC). Holloman is located in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin between the Sacramento and San Andres mountain ranges. The base is about 10...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: NAS Oceana, Virginia ~ 29 OCT 2013

    10/28/2013 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 93 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: NAS Oceana, Virginia Naval Air Station Oceana or NAS Oceana is a military airport located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is a United States Navy Master Jet Base. It is also known as Apollo Soucek Field, named after Lieutenant (later Admiral) Apollo Soucek, who was a Navy Test Pilot and world record altitude holder in 1930, having flown a Curtiss "Hawk" biplane to an altitude of 43,166 feet. Home to eighteen strike fighter squadrons of F/A-18 Hornets and F/A-18 Super Hornets, the base is the sole East Coast Master Jet Base...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Greely, Alaska ~ 08 OCT 2013

    10/07/2013 6:11:32 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Greely, AlaskaFort Greely is a United States Army launch site for anti-ballistic missiles located approximately 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is also the home of the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), as Fort Greely is one of the coldest areas in Alaska, and can accommodate cold, extreme cold, or temperate weather tests depending on the season.Fort Greely has a proud history. Because of its location and environment, it has been the site for cold-weather training and testing of operations and equipment through the past half century. Until the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: USS Ronald Reagan ~ 01 OCT 2013

    09/30/2013 6:00:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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: Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, California ~ 06 AUGUST 2013

    08/05/2013 6:05:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, CaliforniaThe Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is an organization within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), dedicated to maintaining a center of excellence in weapons development for the Department of the Navy (DoN). NAWCWD has two locations in Southern California; China Lake hosting the land test range and Point Mugu hosting the sea test range. Nestled in the quiet Indian Wells Valley at the south eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, China Lake is the premier land range and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia ~ 9 JULY 2013

    07/08/2013 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 77 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) is the Commandant of the Marine Corps’s agent for acquisition and sustainment of systems and equipment used to accomplish their warfighting mission. The command outfits United States Marines with literally everything they drive, shoot and wear. Their focus is the young Marine in harms way, protecting him or her, and providing this warfighter the wherewithal to execute the mission.  The Command works hard to be timely and consistent in providing quality systems and equipment to the operating forces, and then...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma ~ 18 JUNE 2013

    06/17/2013 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma Tinker Air Force Base is a major U.S. Air Force base located in Oklahoma City, near the suburb of Midwest City, Oklahoma. Tinker is the home of the Air Force Materiel Command Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) (FHZ) which is the worldwide manager for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, software and avionics and accessories components. The host unit at Tinker is the 72d Air Base Wing (72 ABW) which provides services and support for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center and its tenant...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York ~ 04 JUNE 2013

    06/03/2013 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York Watervliet Arsenal, known as "America's Cannon Factory" is an Army owned and operated manufacturing facility located in New York, just outside Albany. Constructed in 1813, the Arsenal has played a vital role in America's defense throughout its long history producing large bore cannon and a wide variety of other products for military needs. The billion dollar Arsenal manufacturing complex is situated on a 42 acre site and spans 72 buildings with 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing space. It is also home to the Army's Benet Laboratories, whose...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada ~ 14 MAY 2013

    05/13/2013 5:59:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 120 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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: Naval Base San Diego, California ~ 23 APR 2013

    04/22/2013 6:01:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 123 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Base San Diego, California Naval Base San Diego is the largest base of the United States Navy on the west coast of the United States, in San Diego, California. Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of 60 ships and an additional 50 tenant commands. The base is comprised of 14 piers stretched over 977 acres of land and 326 acres of water. The total on base population is 35,000 military personnel and 7,000 civilians. A thoroughly modern, state-of-the-art naval facility, Naval Base San...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia ~ 26 FEB 2013

    02/25/2013 5:58:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps Base Quantico is located near Triangle, Virginia. Known as the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps", it is a major Marine Corps training base, covering nearly 100 square miles. The Corps's Combat Development Command is based here, which develops strategies for Marine combat, and makes up most of the community of over 12,000 military and civilian personnel, including families. Spaniards visited Quantico 40 years before Jamestown was settled and Captain John Smith explored the Potomac banks in 1608. Tobacco was the main product of early...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico ~ 05 FEB 2013

    02/04/2013 6:08:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | lauernmarlowe
        ~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 ~ Boat Trip: USS Carl Vinson ~ 29 JAN 2013

    01/28/2013 6:05:10 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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: Marine Corps Base Hawaii ~ 22 JAN 2013

    01/21/2013 6:04:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 117 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Hawaii Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), formerly Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay and originally Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, is a U.S. Marine Corps base facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward O'ahu in the City and County of Honolulu. Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, is home to Marines, sailors, their family members, and civilian employees. The United States Marine Corps operates a 7,800-foot runway at the base. MCBH is home for the 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Aircraft Group 24, Combat Logistics...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana ~ 15 JAN 2013

    01/14/2013 6:04:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana Malmstrom Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place in Cascade County, Montana, United States. It is the home of the 341st Missile Wing (341 MW) of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). It is part of the "Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area". Malmstrom AFB is one of three US Air Force Bases that maintains and operates the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The 341st Missile Wing reports directly to Twentieth Air Force at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico ~ 18 DEC 2012

    12/17/2012 6:01:48 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 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 Wing (49 WG) of the Air Combat Command (ACC). Holloman is located in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin between the Sacramento and San Andres mountain ranges. The base is about 10...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio ~ 11 DEC 2012

    12/10/2012 6:01:28 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Greene and Montgomery counties, eight miles northeast of the central business district of Dayton, Ohio. Part of the base is located along the city limits of Riverside and is also adjacent to Fairborn and Beavercreek. The base is named after the Wright brothers, who used the Huffman Prairie portion of what became Wright-Patterson as their testing ground, and Frank Stuart Patterson, son and nephew of the co-founders of National Cash Register, who was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ RoadTrip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California ~ 27 NOV 2012

    11/26/2012 6:01:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 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: Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota ~ 20 NOV 2012

    11/19/2012 6:01:40 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 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: Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona ~ 4 SEPT 2012

    09/03/2012 6:00:52 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 135 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: US Army Research, Development & Engineering Command, MD ~ 28 AUG 2012

    08/27/2012 6:00:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 102 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 ~ Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island ~ 21 AUGUST 2012

    08/20/2012 6:00:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 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 towns of Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island. NS Newport is home to the Naval War College. It once was the homeport for Cruiser Destroyer Force Atlantic, and now maintains inactive ships at its pier facilities, along with the United States Coast Guard. In BRAC 2005 (Base Realignment and Closure), NAVSTA Newport gained over five hundred billets, in addition to receiving, again, Officer Candidate School (OCS), and the Naval Supply Corps School, and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC ~ July 31, 2012

    07/30/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 123 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: Naval Air Station Key West, Florida ~ 24 JULY 2012

    07/23/2012 7:46:20 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 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,...