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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 28 February 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 02/27/2013 5:59:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


REGULAR VISITOR

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft taxis to its parking spot on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2012. The Globemaster III is a regular visitor to Bagram Airfield, transporting troops, equipment and supplies in and out of the country. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy




Canteen Mission Statement


Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies' military
and family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.




CHOCKS AND CHAINS

A coalition special operations forces member looks out over Khas Uruzgan from the open door of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, Aug. 29, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Ginther


COMPOUND ARRIVAL

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Anthony Ulrich, center, and U.S. troops arrive at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City in Afghanistan's Farah province, Sept. 27, 2012. Ulrich, a civil affairs commander, and the troops are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Benjamin Addison


A SOLDIER'S CAUSE

A soldier sprints while carrying an American flag during the New York City Tunnel to Towers Run to raise awareness for military causes in New York, Sept. 30, 2012. U.S. Military Academy at West Point cadets and New York firefighters lined the final stretch of the run. The event supports the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which works to build homes for injured troops and provide scholarships for the children of fallen service members and firefighters. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Randall Clinton



TIGHT SQUEEZE

An Air Force pararescueman repels down close quarters as part of an event focusing on rescue operations in confined spaces during the annual Pararescuemen Jumpers Rodeo Competition in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Muncy


SWEETS SMILE

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Theresa Richards smiles after giving a piece of candy to an Afghan girl during a mission in Farah City in Afghanistan's Farah province, Sept. 29, 2012. Richards, a hospital corpsman, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Benjamin Addison


SCRUB SERENADE

Scrub the Cow plays his guitar for the crew of the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos from the guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens during a replenishment operation in the Philippines Sea, Oct. 2, 2012. The Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group based in Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Kelly




CASUALTY EXERCISE

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen rush a simulated injured service member into a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during Mass Casualty Exercise 12-1 in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, Sept. 25, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano


JUMPING OFF

A paratrooper exits a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter above White Lake near Elizabethtown, N.C., Sept. 19, 2012. The soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and 95th Civil Affairs Brigade were earning German badges for parachuting. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod


TACTICS TRAINING

U. S. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew McNeill provides security while participating in a training patrol on improvised explosive devices at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2012. McNeill, a assaultman, is assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. U. S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steven Cushman



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and entertain our troops and veterans and their families,
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1 posted on 02/27/2013 5:59:38 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather “Old Ironside,” remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 02/27/2013 6:00:14 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

God Bless Our Republic

Prayers going up


3 posted on 02/27/2013 6:00:36 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


4 posted on 02/27/2013 6:04:22 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
5 posted on 02/27/2013 6:05:26 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: All


Just A Reminder
Please Don't Forget
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6 posted on 02/27/2013 6:07:13 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kathy in Alaska

A Happy Day to you Kathy...((HUGS))


7 posted on 02/27/2013 6:15:26 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


8 posted on 02/27/2013 6:15:27 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


9 posted on 02/27/2013 6:16:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 02/27/2013 6:18:35 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Canteen ping....."Remembering Our Troops!!"


11 posted on 02/27/2013 6:19:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm, USAF, Released POW Home From Vietnam War - 3/17/73

I Am Happy To Report That None Of Our Valiant Troops Fell In Battle Today!
Praise The Lord!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

12 posted on 02/27/2013 6:22:07 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*

Did you have a good day? Liking the project?

Busy, busy for me, but we got the checks printed. I need a nap really bad. LOL!


13 posted on 02/27/2013 6:24:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Wow! Only one ping! Very good, Kathy! :)

Always remembering our heroes! Always.....


14 posted on 02/27/2013 6:24:59 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


15 posted on 02/27/2013 6:26:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Pack Up Your Sorrows

February 28, 2013

During the turbulent years of the 1960s, popular music in America was a strange mixture of protest and patriotism. Some songs lashed out against war, greed, and injustice in society, while others affirmed duty to country and traditional values. But “Pack Up Your Sorrows,” written by Richard Farina and Pauline Baez Marden, seemed to fit all of the categories with its focus on the quest for personal peace. The refrain said the following:

Well, if somehow you could pack up your sorrows,
And give them all to me
You would lose them, I know how to use them,
Give them all to me.

Perhaps everyone hoped that someone really could bring them peace.

The good news is that there is Someone who can! Isaiah 53 is a prophetic picture of Israel’s promised Messiah. Christians see its fulfillment in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows . . . . He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (vv.4-5).

Jesus took our sins and sorrows on Himself so that we could be forgiven and have peace with God. Will you give Him your sorrows today?

Never a burden that He does not carry;
Never a sorrow that He does not share;
Whether the days may be sunny or dreary,
Jesus is always there.
—Bertha Lillenas. ©1934 Homer A. Rodeheaver.
No sorrow is too heavy for our Savior to bear.

Read: Isaiah 53:1-6

Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. —Isaiah 53:4
Bible in a Year:
Numbers 20-22; Mark 7:1-13


16 posted on 02/27/2013 6:27:10 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jet Jaguar; BIGLOOK; All


17 posted on 02/27/2013 6:27:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A good day, thanks. They're ramping up the hours to ten per day - six-day weeks. It's been pretty interesting so far.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

18 posted on 02/27/2013 6:28:17 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...








Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting
Robert Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)

Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 02/27/2013 6:30:02 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It’s getting warmer! I drove with my windows down today!


20 posted on 02/27/2013 6:30:38 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

If it was breakup time I could enjoy it. But...knowing there is lots of freezing still to come, I hate the thaw/freeze stuff!

Windows down...and you have to put your warm boots back in the closet. LOL!


21 posted on 02/27/2013 6:36:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha and good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))

Just in case you need some sun.

A bit of sun midday, but now it looks like rain/snow.

22 posted on 02/27/2013 6:40:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


23 posted on 02/27/2013 6:46:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS))))


24 posted on 02/27/2013 6:47:42 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: HopeandGlory
And a close second.....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


25 posted on 02/27/2013 6:48:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


26 posted on 02/27/2013 6:50:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))

Did you and Maddi enjoy your day?

Today was check day, so that deadline has been met and happiness reigns!! d:o)


27 posted on 02/27/2013 6:54:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thanks for the Tribute To Our Troops!!

Did you have a good Wednesday? Work done? Safe commute? *HUGS*

Gas coming to work yesterday was 3.88 and going home was 3.95!!

And I am on my way home. Back in a bit.


28 posted on 02/27/2013 6:56:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0445 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!



All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)


Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

29 posted on 02/27/2013 7:01:20 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS)) and thanks for the sun!

It's been a long time since we've seen one these but we're still hoping. Maybe soon...
30 posted on 02/27/2013 7:03:11 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

We had a great day. G-Ma took her to the Quilting supply store for a while this afternoon.


31 posted on 02/27/2013 7:17:23 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present.
Thank you for your service to our country.


32 posted on 02/27/2013 8:05:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

God continue to watch over our troops.


33 posted on 02/27/2013 8:12:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...post, count to 5, back arrow....and hope it only posts once. LOL!!

Has your weather settled down?


34 posted on 02/27/2013 8:20:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: All

HERCULES HOSE

An MV-22B Osprey connects to the refueling hose of a KC-130J Hercules aircraft during a training mission over the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Sept. 23, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim

35 posted on 02/27/2013 8:22:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor....thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


36 posted on 02/27/2013 8:25:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It has settled down. Not for sure for how long, but it was pretty today. Kinda windy but not blow-the-roof-off windy. :)

How are you doing? Is your Dad a bit better?


37 posted on 02/27/2013 8:30:41 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

WOW! 6 10s...you are going to be a busy boy.

Get plenty of rest. Safe passage to and fro.


38 posted on 02/27/2013 8:50:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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39 posted on 02/28/2013 12:58:22 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


40 posted on 02/28/2013 1:00:05 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; JemiansTerror; MEG33; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; ...
God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


41 posted on 02/28/2013 1:01:32 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

42 posted on 02/28/2013 1:12:11 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thursday Morning Coffee Bump.


43 posted on 02/28/2013 1:12:35 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Totally cool photo.

Love those planes and the guys who fly them.


44 posted on 02/28/2013 1:20:38 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; MEG33; mylife; ..

SOUP FOR THE TROOPS

WELCOME TO THE

(where our troops, allies and their families can refresh themselves)

Good morning, Everyone.
Good morning to our

Military, our Allies, and their families.

Thank you, Ma, for preparing the Canteen for today's activities
Another nice visit with the troops.
God bless 'em all.

DC METROLAND WEATHER

~ Today...Showers early,
then cloudy in the afternoon.
High near 50F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of rain 30%

~ Tonight...Clear to partly cloudy.
Slight chance of a shower through the evening.
Low 34F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph

Making Z Zoup
A dash of this...a sprinkle of that...

More than 63 million Star Trek books,
in more than 15 languages, are in print;
13 were sold every minute in the U.S. in 1995.

All the planets in our solar system
could be placed inside the planet Jupiter.

The standard escalator moves
120 feet per minute.

The body's largest internal organ
is the small intestine at an average length
of 15 to 20 feet and has a diameter of no more
than an inch and a half.
The large intestine measures an average of 5 feet.

Rinse food products off knives
immediately after use, especially mayonnaise,
which is a highly corrosive substance.
If staining should occur,
use a non-abrasive polishing compound to remove it.

The FR Canteen is ALWAYS

O P E N

Come in, sit down.
Grab a cup of joe, or tasty tea.
Mingle a bit, chat with the troops
or family member.
There's always plenty of conversation,
silliness,
and plain old BS in the FR Canteen.

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM


BATES, PAUL JENNINGS JR
8/10/1971

- South Vietnam -

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.



45 posted on 02/28/2013 4:25:51 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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To: beachn4fun

hmmm...can I get the 50 even with FR being slower than a snail?


46 posted on 02/28/2013 4:28:39 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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To: beachn4fun

now?


47 posted on 02/28/2013 4:29:17 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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To: beachn4fun

now?
now?
now?


48 posted on 02/28/2013 4:29:44 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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To: beachn4fun

now?
now?
now?


49 posted on 02/28/2013 4:30:23 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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To: beachn4fun

now?
now?
now?


50 posted on 02/28/2013 4:31:00 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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