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  • Pentagon crafting plan to scrutinize potential military recruits with foreign ties, green cards

    01/16/2019 5:02:41 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/19 | Michael Burke
    The Pentagon is crafting a plan to scrutinize potential military recruits with green cards or other foreign ties, The Washington Post reported, citing internal memos. The process likely would include screening recruits whom the Pentagon deems "foreign nexus" risks, according to the Post. That would include Americans who have spouses from other countries and Americans who have family members with dual citizenship. The memos reviewed by the Post reportedly cited "counterintelligence or terrorism risks" as the Pentagon's reasoning behind the new vetting system. “One primary concern associated with qualifying for these positions relates to the potential counterintelligence or terrorism risks....
  • How President Trump Can Avoid The Ninth Circuit To Build The Wall [by an emergency declaration]

    01/16/2019 7:02:37 AM PST · by Moseley · 25 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 16, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    As an attorney experienced working with public policy litigation, here is a practical plan for how Trump can keep the legal dispute entirely within the Fifth Circuit and out of the Ninth Circuit. First, President Trump should get on Air Force One and fly to Texas to meet with Republicans opposed to illegal immigration Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, and leaders of the Texas legislature. Second, Governor Abbott should formally request the Texas legislature to issue an application for the federal government to defend the Texas border with Mexico. Section 4, Article 4 of the United States Constitution commands...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Complete The Title Of These Beach Movies Quiz - Wed., January 16, 2019

    01/15/2019 6:00:28 PM PST · by LUV W · 128 replies
    The bestest military and vets in the world...and their frmilies, too! | LUV W and the Canteen Movie Critics
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --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. Today We Want You To Take The..... Can You Complete The Titles Of These '60s Teen Beach Movies Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • A Woman Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Be In Combat Units, And She's Got A Point

    01/15/2019 10:18:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    While this subject has largely fallen into the “settled” category for the most part, it’s still being brought up for discussion among the public. We’re once again talking about women in combat. Back during the Obama administration, Ash Carter was directed to open all combat roles to women. At the time, we were assured that female recruits would have to meet the same physical standards as their male counterparts. Slowly but sure, however, that principle was eroded.As Heather Mac Donald writes in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the standards did indeed change. But even with those relaxed standards,...
  • US military extends border support mission through end of September

    01/14/2019 8:48:00 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    The NY Post ^ | 14 Jan 2019 | Chris Perez
    The US military will be extending its security support mission at the southern border with Mexico through the end of September, according to officials. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan authorized the extension on Monday after receiving a request from the Department of Homeland Security. The border deployment was first ordered back in October by President Trump and initially slated to end...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas ~ 15 January 2019

    01/14/2019 6:02:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Laughlin Air Force Base, TexasLaughlin Air Force Base is a facility of the United States Air Force located in Del Rio, Texas. Laughlin AFB, the largest pilot training base in the US Air Force, is home to the 47th Flying Training Wing of the Air Education and Training Command. On weekdays, the airfield sees more takeoffs and landings than any other airport in the country.Aircraft flown at Laughlin include the T-6A Texan II, the T-38C Talon and T-1A Jayhawk. Fifteen classes of approximately 20–25 pilots graduate annually.The wing's mission is to...
  • Erect Wall for Military Training

    01/14/2019 1:53:26 PM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 01/14/19 | Reasonmclucus
    President Trump can build a wall as a military training activity. In a combat area concrete walls may be needed as part of a bunker to protect personnel or supplies. A wall can protect buildings from a truck bomb on a nearby road. Thus military personnel need to know how to construct concrete walls The southwestern states provide a good location to train personnel to construct concrete walls in the Middle East because it has a relatively close match in terrain, climate and soil. Training benefits would include practice in moving personnel, equipment and supplies into an area and learning...
  • Would Declaring a “National Emergency” to Build Trump’s Border Wall Set A Dangerous Precedent?

    01/14/2019 8:13:47 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 14, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseely
    Would a declaration of an emergency to build a border wall create a bad precedent? At the end of the last week, much of the political discussion here in Washington, D.C. in talk shows, statements from Congressmen and in conservative publications focused on warnings of how a future Democrat President might abuse a similar process to push left-wing policies. If Trump can declare an emergency to build the border wall, could a future Democrat President Chelsea Clinton declare an emergency and take people’s guns or force or enact legislation to fight the myth of man-made climate change. No, “that’s not...
  • Women Don’t Belong in Combat Units

    01/14/2019 4:43:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 13, 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Obama-era policy of integrating women into ground combat units is a misguided social experiment that threatens military readiness and wastes resources in the service of a political agenda. The next defense secretary should end it. In September 2015 the Marine Corps released a study comparing the performance of gender-integrated and male-only infantry units in simulated combat. The all-male teams greatly outperformed the integrated teams, whether on shooting, surmounting obstacles or evacuating casualties. Female Marines were injured at more than six times the rate of men during preliminary training—unsurprising, since men’s higher testosterone levels produce stronger bones and muscles. Even...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: PFC Monica Brown ~ 14 January 2019

    01/13/2019 5:01:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   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 ~ PFC Monica Brown .             Refusing to leave her fallen comrades, PFC Monica Brown distinguished herself by acts of conspicuous gallantry and courage under fire, becoming the second woman since WWII to earn the Silver Star, one of the nation's highest awards for valor. SPC Brown displayed great...

    01/13/2019 12:11:39 AM PST · by Faith · 47 replies
    January 13, 2019 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GIVING IT ALL YOU'VE GOT ~ 13 January 2019

    01/12/2019 5:01:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 45 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            GIVING IT ALL YOU'VE GOT Ever hear the expression "Giving it the whole nine yards"? Do you happen to know where it comes from? I used to think it was a sports term. "Not so", say several experts. But there seem to be at least two schools of thought on the phrase's origin. Both seem plausible. I'll let you decide. One explanation says that it's an expression from the construction trade. A full truck load, according to this rationale, will dump nine cubic yards of sand or gravel at your work site. In such a...
  • How President Trump Can Build An Emergency Border Wall With Best Results

    01/12/2019 2:04:56 PM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 12, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    The political world has been dominated this week by speculation about whether President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency in order to reprogram approximately $5.7 billion of federal funds from other purposes to the construction of some part of a border wall or barrier along the country’s international border with Mexico. So we will end up with Trump declaring a national emergency and reprogramming funds to build a border wall, this author predicts. How could this unfold, in practical details? What and how could Trump actually do to make this happen? SECOND: It is important to be specific. Different...
  • V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care

    01/12/2019 10:08:06 AM PST · by Theoria · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 Jan 2019 | Jennifer Steinhauer and Dave Philipps
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to shift billions of dollars from government-run veterans’ hospitals to private health care providers, setting the stage for the biggest transformation of the veterans’ medical system in a generation. Under proposed guidelines, it would be easier for veterans to receive care in privately run hospitals and have the government pay for it. Veterans would also be allowed access to a system of proposed walk-in clinics, which would serve as a bridge between V.A. emergency rooms and private providers, and would require co-pays for treatment. Veterans’ hospitals, which treat seven million patients annually, have...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Buddy Holly ~ 12 January 2019

    01/11/2019 6:01:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 249 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Buddy Holly ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 11 January 2019

    01/10/2019 6:01:59 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 69 replies
    January 10, 2019 | Mother Nature
    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...
  • Trump Shouldn’t Fear Legal Battles If He Declares Border Security A National Emergency

    01/10/2019 5:24:00 PM PST · by Moseley · 20 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 10, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseely
    If President Donald Trump uses the U.S. military to build the border wall along the United States’ international with Mexico by declaring a national emergency, won’t liberals simply run to a Federal judge whom they believe to be left-wing within the Ninth Circuit and block Trump? Can Congress vote to overturn Trump’s declaration of an emergency? No. If the federal courts actually follow the law, President Trump cannot be prevented from “reprogramming” funds appropriated for the U.S. Department of Defense and actually using the military (such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) to build the border wall. As noted...
  • The Transgender Juggernaut Threatens God’s Design for Male and Female

    01/10/2019 2:16:37 PM PST · by tjd1454 · 40 replies
    Project Real News ^ | 1/10/2019 | Timothy J. Dailey
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has awarded the Trump administration a victory by staying a lower court decision which blocked the administration’s attempts to restrict the military service of transgender people who suffer from a condition known as gender dysphoria. The court found that Trump’s new policy, which was based upon the findings of former Secretary of State Jim Mattis (see below), was in fact a more nuanced version of the original policy and should not have been summarily blocked by District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 10 January 2019

    01/09/2019 6:04:31 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 31 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ TEARFUL REUNION Navy Capt. Rome Ruiz greets his family during the homecoming of the USS America in San Diego, Feb. 2, 2018. The amphibious assault ship returned from a deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. Ruiz commands Amphibious Squadron 3. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jesse Monford 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. HANGAR VIEW Airmen wearing protective gear participate in a simulated post-attack reconnaissance...
  • Why President Trump Can And Should Declare A National Emergency At Our Southern Border (Part I)

    01/09/2019 4:01:58 PM PST · by Moseley · 13 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 9, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    President Donald Trump should use the U.S. military to build the border wall along the United States’ international line with Mexico by declaring a national emergency, according to conservative analysts and commentators, supporters of President Donald Trump, and evidently off-the-record leaks from Trump Administration officials. Many speculated whether President Trump would use his first-ever address to the nation from the Oval Office to declare that emergency. However, good political observation would suggest that Trump is laying out his case in multiple steps rather than a single shot. Trump’s visit to the border on January 10 is likely to emphasize the...