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  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • What the American Flag means to the military

    05/28/2016 6:53:37 PM PDT · by dvan · 9 replies
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    Dear Family and Friends I am sending this on Memorial Day as I feel it is to be shared on this special day.A few years ago a Lieutenant Colonel from Camp Parks had read it at the Dublin Senior Center for Our Veterans Day Celebration. Just thought I would pass it on...We were all touched and I hope it touches you as it did us.  As we bow our heads and say a prayer for all the Men and Women that have served and given their lives for us and Our country. The American Flag is not only the symbol...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ 29 May 2016

    05/28/2016 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ TAPS Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day...
  • Sub sailor's photo case draws comparisons to Clinton emails

    05/28/2016 12:19:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 5.27.16 | Josh Gerstein
    A Navy sailor entered a guilty plea Friday in a classified information mishandling case that critics charge illustrates a double standard between the treatment of low-ranking government employees and top officials like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus. Prosecutors allege that Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier used a cellphone camera to take photos in the classified engine room of the nuclear submarine where he worked as a mechanic, the USS Alexandria, then destroyed a laptop, camera and memory card after learning he was under investigation.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/28/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 7 replies
    May 28, 2016 | Irish Rose
    I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for us— yes, the many good things he has done for the house Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses. He said, “Surely they are my people, sons who will be true to me”; and so he became their Savior. In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the...
  • FReeper Canteen - Memorial Day Weekend -28 May 2016

    05/27/2016 6:00:25 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 204 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Canteen Crew
       ***** ~ Memorial Day Weekend Patriotic Music ~ *****~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster...
  • Carter: 'Unmanned' Job Titles a Challenge to Make Gender-Neutral

    05/27/2016 2:04:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    Military.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    As the Navy and Marine Corps enter the final stage of a review mandated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus aimed at removing the word "man" from job titles in favor of gender-neutral alternatives, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he has been thinking about ways to apply the practice to the entire Defense Department. Navy and Marine Corps officials have said that all titles, including frequently used ones such as seaman and rifleman, are under a review that began in January at Mabus' request. The move comes as all previously closed job titles across the Defense Department opened to women.
  • Ceremony honors fallen Signal Corps soldier

    05/27/2016 8:39:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    FORT HUACHUCA — “We will never forget,” Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., told an audience of soldiers and civilians attending the annual Signal Cove of Remembrance observance Thursday morning at the Network Enterprise Technology Command on Fort Huachuca. It was the first time in the eight years since the cove was established that the annual ceremony did not add the name of another fallen soldier to the memorial, which is located just inside Greely Hall at the entrance to NETCOM. “Today’s ceremony is a time for all of us to remember the 101 signal soldiers and civilians who sacrificed...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (5/27/2016) [Prayer]

    05/26/2016 9:13:05 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    27 May 2016 | NEWwoman
    Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. Psalm 112:6 (NIV) ----
  • FReeper Canteen - Favorite "Flower" Song, Tell Us Yours! - 27 May 2016

    05/26/2016 6:00:59 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 287 replies
    Thanks to all who serve!!! | Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Flower" Songs *Video* Killswitch Engage - Rose Of Sharyn Numb and broken, Here I stand alone, Wondering what were The last words I said to you Hoping, praying that I'll find a way To turn back time, Can I turn back time? What would I give to behold. The smile the face of love, You never left me, The rising sun Will always speak your name. Numb, i'm broken Here i stand alone. Wondering the words, The last words i said to you It won't be long We'll meet again... What would i give, to behold The smile,...
  • GOP Congress, Pentagon Accelerate Recruitment of Illegals As Military Shrinks

    05/26/2016 12:00:04 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-24-2016 | Neil Mccabe
    The leading advocate for the illegals on the House Armed Services Committee is Rep. Ruben Gallego (D.-Ariz.). He said he was thrilled that his committee chairman, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R.-Texas), and the Republican leadership sided with him against Gosar and his fellow Freedom Caucus co-sponsors. “I am pleased that Congressman Gosar’s attempt to irresponsibly revise compromise language that could enable Dreamers to serve was rejected by cooler heads in the House GOP Leadership,” he said. “Dreamers” is the term used by Democrats to describe younger illegals.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/26/2016 8:19:51 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 5 replies
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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 26 May 2016

    05/25/2016 5:59:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FINAL FLIGHT Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Houchins pilots the last 82nd Aerial Target Squadron QF-4 Phantom aircraft before its final takeoff from Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, July 24, 2015. Houchins is commander of the 53rd Test Support Squadron. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. BLAZE BUSTERS Airmen battle flames from a simulated aircraft fire at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena County, MI, July 22,...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(5/25/16)[Prayer]

    05/25/2016 5:20:56 PM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/25/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
  • The Merchants Of War Sell Their Wares At Tampa Convention Center

    05/25/2016 3:56:42 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 18 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | Howard Altman
    TAMPA — Packed with robots and trucks and guns and drones, the Tampa Convention Center's exhibition hall this week has been transformed into a showroom for the latest in war gadgets. It's all part of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, a major annual confab that brings military commanders together with defense contractors to figure out what commandos need in a dangerous and ever-changing world. The anchor, of course, is U.S. Special Operations Command, which has an annual budget of several billion dollars to spend on commando-specific goods and services. This year, about 350 companies set up shop at the...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Does Your Burger Say About You Quiz - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    05/24/2016 5:59:51 PM PDT · by LUV W · 165 replies
    The greatest military and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | LUV W and The Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Does Your Burger Say About You? Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button & copy & paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly!
  • What Is Military Appreciation?

    05/24/2016 4:11:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Allen West
    “Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our servicemembers - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country.”That is the official explanation of the purpose of May as National Military Appreciation Month. My question is, how many of you actually knew about this? And what exactly does Military Appreciation mean in America? Does it mean...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    05/24/2016 1:55:04 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 8 replies
    May 24, 2016 | Jeanbl
    Then will they hand you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, and many false prophets will arise and mislead many. Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:9-14
  • 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
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~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...
  • German-funded school in Gaza teaches military training

    05/23/2016 1:27:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16
    A school built in Gaza using German funds is educating their students on hatred and violence for Israel and providing children with military training At the end of March, a Hamas-affiliated news agency distributed a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" even before they learn to read. The video did not specify the name of the school; however, data collected by the Intelligence and Terrorism...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ National Maritime Day (May 22nd) ~ 23 May 2016

    05/22/2016 5:00:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 121 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ National Maritime Day (May 22nd) ~ STEAMSHIP SAVANNAH - 1819 On May 22, 1819, the SS Savannah left its home port of Savannah, Georgia on its way to Liverpool, England. The ship "put to sea with steam and sails" and reached Liverpool in 29 days and four hours, becoming the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. While the steam engine performed faultlessly, it was not the only means of propulsion; historians have estimated that the Savannah was under sail 80% of the time. Nonetheless, it was an impressive achievement, one that signaled...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    05/22/2016 9:38:07 AM PDT · by Faith · 10 replies
    May 22, 2016 | Faith
    For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN THERE ARE NEEDS ~ 22 May 2016

    05/21/2016 4:59:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN THERE ARE NEEDS "The bird does not sing because he has an answer; he sings because he has a song." Old Chinese Proverb Peppermint Patty, of Peanuts cartoon fame, can be impatient at times. You Peanuts fans may recall one of those times. School was about to begin, and Peppermint Patty went shopping. She entered the store, and proceeded directly to the counter, and said, "Sir, I need some school supplies...some pencils, some paper, a loose-leaf binder, and some answers. I need a lot of answers." Most of you have...
  • Conflict analyst: EU would have ‘second most powerful military on Earth’

    05/21/2016 10:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EurActiv ^ | May 20, 2016 | Catalina Guerrero, euroefe.es | Translated by Samuel Morgan
    The EU would have “the second most powerful military” in the world if its members pooled its resources, insisted the co-director of the Institute of Studies on Conflict and Humanitarian Action in an interview with EurActiv Spain. “If we added the capabilities we have in the EU together, we would automatically become the second most powerful military force on Earth and the reason we aren’t is because there is no political will. This is because each national government would rather be the head of a mouse rather than the tail of a lion,” said Jesús Núñez, a conflict analyst. …
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/21/2016 6:59:14 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 7 replies
    5/21/16 | Hiskid
  • FReeper Canteen - Armed Forces Day - 21 May 2016

    05/20/2016 5:58:14 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 229 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen DJ's
       ***** ~ Canteen Music Dedication ~ ***** Armed Forces Day "Gaurdians of Freedom" Saturday, May 21, 2016 ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon...
  • US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan

    05/20/2016 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Editorial
    US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan The US House of Representatives' decision to incorporate stringent requirements for the release of American aid to Pakistan, even in the face of opposition from the White House, is indicative of a gradual change of heart in Washington, DC, towards what was once its frontline ally in the war on terror. It comes days after the US Congress objected to the sale of American F-16s, which have little value in fighting insurgents but help Pakistan build parity with India. This is not to suggest that the US is anywhere close to changing its...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (5/20/2016) [Prayer]

    05/19/2016 9:19:24 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 13 replies
    20 May 2016 | NEWwoman
    There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 1 Corinthians 12:5 (NIV) ----
  • The Feminization of the US Military is Nearly Complete

    05/19/2016 9:09:08 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US Military has crossed the Rubicon and is spiraling into a whirlpool of doom and disaster on the land, on the seas and in the air. Mission accomplished Cultural Marxists and Feminists. With the help of our Socialist Commander in Chief you’ve succeeded in achieving your goals of destroying our beloved and glorious military beyond your wildest dreams. What started with ideas spouted by crazies like Gloria Steinem in the 70’s, Patricia Schroeder in the 80’s and Claudia Kennedy in the 90’s, the feminist destruction derby of the last great male, macho culture in American society is on virtual...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 May 2016

    05/19/2016 5:57:54 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 117 replies
    May 19, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    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. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/19/2016 6:23:02 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 11 replies
    5/19/16 | Hiskid
  • House approves $602B defense bill despite White House objections

    05/18/2016 8:46:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/19/16 | ap
    WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State (ISIS). ADVERTISEMENT The legislation, which authorizes military spending for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, seeks to halt a decline in the combat readiness of the U.S. armed forces by purchasing more weapons and prohibiting further cuts in troop levels. But in a 17-page statement on the policy bill, the White House detailed its...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 19 May 2016

    05/18/2016 6:01:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 115 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MEDAL MOMENT Team Army members celebrate after winning the gold medal for both the team compound and recurve events during the archery competition at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, June 22, 2015. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. TALISMAN DRILLS U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chance Seckenger participates in launch-and-recovery drills in a combat rubber raiding craft during Exercise Talisman Sabre...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(5/18/16)[Prayer]

    05/18/2016 7:09:08 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/18/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Isaiah 61:1-3   “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of...
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  • Senate approves first openly gay Army secretary

    05/17/2016 10:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action Blog ^ | May 17, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate approved Eric Fanning to lead the Army on Tuesday, giving the military branch its first openly gay secretary. The Senate confirmed Fanning by unanimous consent after his nomination had been held in limbo for months because of a fight over the Guantánamo Bay detention center. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) said Tuesday that he had dropped his hold on Fanning's nomination because the "clock has run out" for the president to move Guantánamo Bay detainees into the United States. The Pentagon previously sent teams to Kansas to examine potential alternatives for housing Guantánamo Bay detainees. "My issue has never...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Which Twilight Zone Episode Is Your Personal Nightmare Quiz - Wed, 5-18-16

    05/17/2016 6:00:18 PM PDT · by LUV W · 136 replies
    The best troops and vets in the whole world...and their families too! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... Which Twilight Zone Episode Is Your Personal Nightmare Quiz Hat-tip...PROCON! Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button & copy & paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly!
  • Military Families Are Getting Shafted By Public Health Insurance

    05/17/2016 8:42:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press | 05/17/16 | Megan Barth
    TRICARE should admit wrongdoing and pay past due amounts to the UVP states It is no secret that America’s veterans are getting the shaft. We have seen these troubling headlines: A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list Veteran dies after setting himself on fire outside New Jersey VA clinic The stories behind these and similar headlines reveal that America has not lived up to its promise to “care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan.” In fact, military families, specifically the children of military families, face similar...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Our Nation

    05/17/2016 1:52:32 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 8 replies
    May 17, 2016 | Jeanbl
    Just as you do not understand the way of the Spirit in the womb of a pregnant mother, so also you do not know what God is doing in everything He makes. Eccles. 11:5 ”Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born, can he?" Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he...
  • Disagreements slow Pentagon’s plan to allow transgender service members

    05/16/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 26 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/15/16 | Dan Lamothe
    Months before Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said the Pentagon would take steps toward allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military, Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King last year became what she believes is the first openly transgender member of the infantry. While official Pentagon policy still forbids openly transgender personnel, her commanders have been supportive, she said. King even purchased a female dress Army service uniform, anticipating that she would be able to wear it soon. “I made a decision that owning that uniform was important to me, and I believe that our leadership is going to do...
  • Disagreements slow Pentagon’s plan to allow transgender service members

    05/15/2016 6:00:03 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/15/2016 | Dan Lamothe
    (Staff Sgt. Patricia King became what she believes is the first openly gay transgender member of the infantry. (Photo courtesy Patricia King) The military is already in the middle of a historic transition allowing women to serve in all combat roles. And the Pentagon is grappling with transgender rights as the issue has gained attention in other parts of the country, including North Carolina, where the governor is facing off with the federal government over a ban on transgender people using bathrooms that don’t match the gender they were assigned on their birth certificates. The Justice Department ruled the...
  • Aircraft nose art makes quiet comeback, reviving Air Force tradition

    05/15/2016 5:11:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 15, 2016
    Air Force fighters and bombers are soaring into the wild blue yonder with new paint jobs, quietly reviving an old tradition. The decorative painting and designs on the noses and wings of Air Force planes may not be as racy as they were during World War II, but they are just as meaningful, the Air Force Times reports. “This is a tradition across the Air Force," Col. Jeff Smith, commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., told the newspaper. “This truly is a source of morale and pride, especially for the dedicated crew chief to know that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller ~ 16 May 2016

    05/15/2016 5:02:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 106 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller Info from here.             Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Puller is the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, and the only Marine to receive five Navy Crosses. During his career, he fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in some...
  • The Conservative Case for Trump

    05/15/2016 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-15-2016 | David Prentice
    As a longstanding Reagan conservative, my initial preference was Ted Cruz; yet I would have voted for any of the candidates over Hillary. I held my nose for McCain and Romney, and hope some at least hold their noses and vote for Trump. However, I’d rather you do more than that, I’d rather you consider actually voting FOR Donald Trump. The case for Trump is a good one. ..... I found I liked what he said, but not him. Then the earthquake happened: Hillary attacked him as a misogynist and a sexist. Oh no, he’s done for now. But no,...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    05/15/2016 12:47:31 PM PDT · by Faith · 8 replies
    May 15, 2016 | Faith
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1: 16
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE TREE OF LIFE ~ 15 May 2016

    05/14/2016 5:00:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE TREE OF LIFE "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him." (John 3:16,17). One night I was watching a movie. At the end, the cowboy turned and put the name of his girlfriend in the window of his car for all to see. Then he put his arm around her and pulled her close....
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/14/2016 10:56:35 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 8 replies
    May 14, 2016 | Irish Rose
    The LORD spoke to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people. He said: “Do not call conspiracy everything that these people call conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread, and he will be a sanctuary; but for both houses of Israel he will be a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes...
  • Marcus Luttrell's Savior, Mohammad Gulab, Claims 'Lone Survivor' Got it Wrong

    05/13/2016 6:20:33 PM PDT · by Justatroop · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 05/11/2016 | R.M. Schneiderman
    They tried to kill him in the morning. They tried to kill him at night. They tried as he bumped over the road in a silver sedan, killing his nephew with a bullet to the brain. They tried with a sniper. They tried with a bomb. They tried with a grenade outside his daughter’s bedroom, the blast hurling shrapnel into her leg. In a rural valley, along a desolate trail, in the doorway of his modest home—in all these places the Taliban tried to kill Mohammad Gulab in northeastern Afghanistan.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 14 May 2016

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