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  • Thai activists charged over 'military torture' report

    07/26/2016 11:36:10 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 7-26-20116 | BBC
    Three Thai human rights activists have been charged with criminal defamation over a report alleging torture by soldiers in southern Thailand. Allegations of military abuses in the south, home to a longstanding Muslim insurgency are nothing new. But there has been a sharp increase in the use of criminal defamation laws against government critics in recent years, BBC correspondent Jonathan Head says. Rights groups condemned the charges. The trio face up to two years in prison if found guilty of defaming the military, and a further three years if they are found to have violated the country's computer crimes act.
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    07/26/2016 1:42:04 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 5 replies
    July 26, 2016 | Jeanbl
    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness . . . Hate evil and love good. Then you will be able to have justice in your courts. (Isa. 5:20; Amos 5:15)
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: SSG Robby Miller ~ 25 July 2016

    07/24/2016 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 105 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and 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 ~SSG Robby Miller             Medal of Honor: Colleagues recall heroics of 'happy warrior' By Henry Cuningham Military editorThe ambush started with a shout of "Allah akbar!" - Arabic for "God is great."Then the bullets poured in on Staff Sgt. Robby Miller's Special Forces team and the Afghan soldiers with...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/24/2016 10:34:47 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    July 24, 2016 | Faith
    Then said one unto Him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And He said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Luke 13: 24-25
  • U.S. Army Officer Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust Dies at 99

    07/23/2016 10:56:02 PM PDT · by Scutter · 28 replies
    jspace news ^ | 7/22/2016 | Jewish News Service
    A U.S. officer who helped liberate 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 99. On April 7, 1945, Lt. Frank Winchester Towers, who was the division liaison officer of Regiment 743 of the 30th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, approached (with his regiment’s tanks) a stopped train in which there were 2,500 Jewish prisoners bound for the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Nazis stopped the train because they were ordered to destroy it and drown the passengers in the Elbe river. When the U.S. regiment approached, the passengers shouted, “We’re...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS ~ 24 July 2016

    07/23/2016 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 120 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            "AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS" Matthew 28:20 One morning I stood on the bluffs overlooking the coast at Camp Pendleton. I spied an amphibious naval vessel just off shore. As I stood watching, it came into full view, then disappeared as the early morning fog came and went. The ship was always there, but it was only visible part of the time. It spoke to me of the reality of God's presence. The truth is God is always there, but our changing moods affect our ability to see. It's good days and bad...
  • FReeper Canteen - Christmas In July - 23 July 2015

    07/22/2016 5:56:20 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 238 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | Canteen DJ's
    The FReeper Canteen Presents..... "Christmas in July" There's nothing like a few days of blistering 100 degree temperatures to make us wistful for the frosty months of winter. Throw in some high humidity and zero air movement and suddenly shoveling snow, navigating icy sidewalks and bundling up in layers of sweaters, scarves and jackets sounds like a mighty fun time. It's hot, you're sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat, aren't you? And while thinking about winter, you're probably also dreaming of all those snowy nights of Christmas celebrations? Well, you can't actually change the season now,...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (7/22/2016) [Prayer]

    07/21/2016 9:17:19 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 19 replies
    22 July 2016 | NEWwoman
    "Blue & Beautiful" - Neil Armstrong Tribute The day is Yours, and Yours also the night; You established the sun and moon. Psalm 74:16 (NIV) ----
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    07/21/2016 6:56:48 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 7 replies
    7/21/16 | Hiskid
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 21 July 2016

    07/20/2016 6:00:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 96 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ROOM ASSAULT Soldiers rehearse room clearance procedures during training at the Urban Assault Course on Fort Jackson, SC, Dec. 3, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton 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. FIGHT FOR HONOR Paratroopers engage in a pugil stick match during Pathfinder Torcher on Fort Bragg, NC, Dec. 8, 2015. The paratroopers are assigned to Pathfinder Company, 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat...
  • L.A. Times Suggests Military Coup Against President Trump

    07/20/2016 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/16 | Joel B. Pollack
    Jamie Kirchick, writing in the Los Angeles Times, asks readers to imagine a military coup against a future President Donald Trump — and argues why one would be necessary. Kirchick cites the example of the recent failed coup in Turkey as a source of inspiration: Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story — the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil — should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(7/20/16)[Prayer]

    07/20/2016 6:44:15 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/20/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.  Psalm 33:12
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Can We Guess Your Favorite TV Show Quiz - Wednesday, July 20, 2 016

    07/19/2016 5:59:45 PM PDT · by LUV W · 128 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | 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..... Can We Guess Your Favorite TV Show QuizHT...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!
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    07/19/2016 2:23:59 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    July 19, 2016 | Jeanbl
    Say to God: “How awesome are your works! Because of your great strength your enemies cringe before you.”… Let us rejoice in Him. He rules by His power forever, His eyes watching over the nations. Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Bless our God, people, and let the sound of His praise be heard. Psalm 66:3, 6-8
  • Questions raised about Pentagon’s new sex change manual. Wait… what?

    07/18/2016 7:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Ah, I remember my own days in the military fondly, but one of the biggest adjustments we had to make was learning that there was a set of instructions for doing everything from operating heavy machinery to washing your socks. Hey… that’s just military life for you. There’s always a manual to be referred to and if you get confused, there’s a manual listing all of the manuals. Take for example the rules about getting a sex change operation. You’ll want to make sure that you’ve checked in with the correct sources and… Wait a minute. What was that again?...
  • PayPal’s Links to Palantir, a..Technology Used by Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Military

    11/30/2011 6:58:23 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    Cryptogon ^ | 27 November 2011 | Kevin Flaherty
    And guess where they’re located? That’s right: Facebook’s former building.I couldn’t make it up if I tried.Via: Bloomberg:An organization like the CIA or FBI can have thousands of different databases, each with its own quirks: financial records, DNA samples, sound samples, video clips, maps, floor plans, human intelligence reports from all over the world. Gluing all that into a coherent whole can take years. Even if that system comes together, it will struggle to handle different types of data—sales records on a spreadsheet, say, plus video surveillance images. What Palantir (pronounced Pal-an-TEER) does, says Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner...
  • Mister Trump, our Active Duty Military votes count, right???

    07/18/2016 4:36:15 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 85 replies
    Free Republic ^ | July 18, 2016 | little jeremiah
    A great memeber here and Navy veteran, MagUSNRET, made some comments that need to stand alone so more people read them, take heed, and hopefully TAKE ACTION! Without honest and open elections, with NO voter fraud, we do not have a Republic. Her comments: As this is the third election cycle convention thread I have been on, I am compelled to post this yet again, in hopes it gets some traction THIS time. Active Duty Military votes are very often claimed to have arrived “too late” to be counted,or were “lost at sea”, or they are not counted unless and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: COL Gregory "Pappy" Boyington ~ 18 July 2016

    07/17/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 122 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and 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 ~Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington             "Months of preparation, one of those few opportunities, and the judgement of a split second are what makes some pilots an ace, while others think back on what they could have done." Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, USMC  "Pappy" was born in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho on...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/17/2016 10:18:24 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    July 17, 2016 | Faith
    Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And His Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: "I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God." Isaiah 44: 6
  • FReeper Canteen ~ THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND ~ 17 July 2016

    07/16/2016 5:00:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND There is a line separating dedication-to-duty from "work-a-holism". Dedication to duty is good, healthy, positive. Work-a-holism, on the other hand, is negative, harmful and eats away at family relationships. We must know the difference between the two. Let me tell you about a man who was called the Greatest American Soldier of the 20th Century: General George C. Marshall. Born in Uniontown, PA in 1880, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1902. As a junior infantry officer in the US Army he served two tours in the Philippines, in several...
  • US Navy sailor sentenced to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping Japanese tourist

    07/16/2016 2:01:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced Friday to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping a Japanese tourist in Okinawa. Justin Castellanos, 24, who was based in the district's Camp Schwab, pleaded guilty in May to raping the 40-year-old victim in his hotel room in Naha, south Japan on March 13. The serviceman had found the woman, who was drunk and asleep in the hotel lobby, and taken her up to his room where he assaulted her. 'I am sorry for what I have done,' he told the court. 'My heart is filled with regret,' Stars and Stripes reports.
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Jihad: ‘The Front Line Is When You Leave Your House in the Morning’

    07/16/2016 9:38:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka .. about the massacre in Nice, and the role terrorism plays in the Islamist drive for global supremacy... Islamists have been telegraphing mass-casualty attacks using vehicles as weapons for a very long time ... if people in the West would ever “wake up” to the ISIS caliphate’s determination to impose Islamic law on the entire world... Fox viewers understand it. The military that I have the honor of working with, and the FBI agents that I work with, they get it. That’s not the problem,” said Gorka. “The problem is the decision-makers, the people sitting in the...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    07/16/2016 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    July 16, 2016 | Irish Rose
    His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful. (Luke 1:50-54)
  • Turkish President Erdogan declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested

    07/15/2016 9:43:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2016 | Steve Almasy, CNN
    As dawn broke in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkey's largest city, it was still unclear whether an attempt by the military to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful. A defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. "The government is in control," he told supporters.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 16 July 2016

    07/15/2016 5:59:39 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 235 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ 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 l...
  • Angry Turks drag tank commander out of turret and beat him as military coup leaves country in chaos

    07/15/2016 4:04:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | July 15, 2016 | Sam Rkaina
    Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to confront the military after it announced it had take control of the country from the Government of President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan. This is the dramatic moment a tank commander is dragged from the turret by angry Turkish protesters after a military coup has left the country in chaos.
  • Turkish military says it 'fully seized control' of country

    07/15/2016 3:29:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 76 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 15, 2016 | AP
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's armed forces said it "fully seized control" of the country Friday and its president responded by calling on Turks to take to the streets in a show of support for the government. A loud explosion was heard in the capital, Ankara, fighter jets buzzed overhead, gunfire erupted outside military headquarters and vehicles blocked two major bridges in Istanbul. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in an interview over FaceTime with the CNN Turk, dismissed the action as "an attempt at an uprising by a minority within our armed forces." His office declined to disclose his whereabouts saying...
  • LIVE FROM TURKEY: Soldiers Everywhere; Possible Military Coup in Progress

    07/15/2016 3:23:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 15, 2016 | Michael Van Der Galien
    See below for updates to this developing story. Izmir, Turkey: The Turkish military claims to have overthrown President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan. In an official statement, the military adds that its first priority right now is to uphold the rule of law.My Turkish wife and I spent the last hour and a half walking back home from my in-laws' home. There was nothing to see on the streets of Izmir -- the third largest city in Turkey with a large Navy presence -- except the usual: a few Syrian beggars and normal Turks enjoying the warm weather (and a drink).When I...
  • Military coup underway in Turkey

    07/15/2016 3:11:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 15, 2016
    ISTANBUL – Turkey's military announced on Friday night that the army had taken over “the entire management of the country to restore rule of law” as the country's prime minister admitted an “attempt” by a group within the military while falling short of calling the attempt a military coup. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking by cell phone to CNN Turk from an unknown location, vowed that Turkey would "overcome this invasion" and called on Turks to "gather in squares and see what this minority can do with their tanks and artillery against the people." "Throughout history those who make...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Reports of a nationwide military martial law declared by Turkish Army.

    07/15/2016 12:58:47 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 1,263 replies
    Alert One ‏@2008alerts BREAKING NEWS: Reports of a nationwide military martial law declared by Turkish Army. 12:52 PM - 15 Jul 2016
  • Turkish military launch attempted coup to depose government

    07/15/2016 1:30:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/15/16 | Darren Boyle
    The Turkish military has started a coup to depose the nation's government according to prime minister Binali Yildirim.  Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge were both closed on Friday, local television channels reported, without giving a reason.Dogan News Agency footage showed cars and buses being diverted.CNN Turkey showed two military vehicles and a group of soldiers lined up at the entrance of one of the bridges in Turkey's biggest city.A Turkish official who did not want to be named said soldiers had been deployed in other cities in Turkey, but did not specify which ones.Dogan News Agency reported the...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (7/15/2016) [Prayer]

    07/14/2016 9:17:34 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 18 replies
    15 July 2015 | NEWwoman
    LOTR The Fellowship of the Ring - Gandalf speaks to Frodo in Moria I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ Isaiah 46:10 (NIV) ----
  • 5 Reasons the US Military Is in Trouble

    07/14/2016 7:22:30 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | July 12, 2016 | Justin Johnson
    At a time when threats against America are growing, the U.S. military is facing a combat readiness crisis that jeopardizes its ability to protect the country. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, discussed this problem recently at The Heritage Foundation. Thornberry explained that this readiness shortfall has occurred as a result of “budget cuts coupled with deployments, at a pace and a number that have not really declined very much.” Thornberry outlined five alarming facts caused by the readiness crisis:
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 15 July 2016

    07/14/2016 5:57:51 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 102 replies
    July 14, 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

    07/14/2016 7:32:52 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 8 replies
    7/14/16 | Hiskid
  • Executive Order -U.S. Policy on Pre-and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties

    07/13/2016 6:42:05 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 23 replies
    www.whitehouse.gov ^ | July 1, 2016 | Barack Obama
    train personnel, commensurate with their responsibilities, on compliance with legal obligations and policy guidance that address the protection of civilians and on implementation of best practices that reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, including through exercises, pre-deployment training, and simulations of complex operational environments that include civilians;
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 14 July 2016

    07/13/2016 6:00:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 107 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ DANGLING FROM 350 FEET Marines are being lifted to a height of over 350 feet in the air to avoid any possible obstacles before flying around the area during insertion and extraction rigging training on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Briauna Birl 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. WELDING SHOP Navy Seaman Quinton Mems welds a handrail in the machinery shop aboard...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(7/13/16)Prayer

    07/13/2016 7:46:07 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/13/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?”
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Do You Know Your Menu Terms Quiz - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    07/12/2016 6:00:22 PM PDT · by LUV W · 167 replies
    The bestest military and vets in the whole wide world!....and their families, too! | Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 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..... Do You Know Your Menu Terms QuizHT...lightman!Level: HARD! 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!
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Our Nation

    07/12/2016 1:33:45 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 8 replies
    July 12, 2016 | Jeanbl
    If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, the new has come into being.…..For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (2 Corin. 5:17; Ephes. 2:10)
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois ~ 12 JUL 2016

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

    07/11/2016 10:02:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    AP ^ | July 11, 2016 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    DALLAS (AP) -- Military service changed the Dallas gunman from an extrovert into a hermit, his parents said in an interview excerpt published Monday. Micah Johnson's mother, Delphine Johnson, told TheBlaze website in an interview that her son wanted to be a police officer as a child. His six years in the Army Reserve, including a tour in Afghanistan, were "not what Micah thought it would be ... what he thought the military represented, it just didn't live up to his expectations."
  • Military Robotics Makers See a Future for Armed Police Robots

    07/11/2016 6:05:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Defense One ^ | 07/11/16 | Patrick Tucker
    As military-grade robotics get cheaper and more capable, someone will arm them and put them on American streets. Robot-maker Sean Bielat says he’s fine with the Dallas Police Department’s apparently unprecedented use of a bomb-disposal robot to kill a gunman on Thursday. “A robot was used to keep people out of harm’s way in an extreme situation,” said Bielat, the CEO of Endeavor Robotics, a spinoff of iRobot’s military division. “That’s how robots are intended to be used.” Joergen Pedersen, the CEO of RE2 robotics and the chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association’s robotics division concurred. “If these robots are...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: The Flag Raisers ~ 11 July 2016

    07/10/2016 5:02:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and 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 ~ The Flag Raisers Info from here.              There are six Flag Raisers on the photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley,...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/10/2016 10:56:31 AM PDT · by Faith · 14 replies
    July 10, 2016 | Faith
    My meditation of Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the Lord. Psalm 104:34
  • WTF!? Chris Kyle’s Wife Trying To Stop His Family From Helping Wounded Vets

    07/10/2016 10:03:41 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 49 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Infidel
    Jeff Kyle, the brother of slain former Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, posted to his Facebook that Chris’ wife, Taya, had directed lawyers to send a “cease & desist” order to an organization the Kyle family is working with, because they are raising funds for wounded veterans. Two organizations have teamed up to raise funds for veterans, and are using the Kyle name, with permission of the Kyle family. One organization, a Texas based extreme obstacle race team called Lone Star Spartans, has been holding annual race events in memory of Chris Kyle, and to raise money for vets. Jeff Kyle...
  • Coalition will reach Abe's benchmark [Japanese election]

    07/10/2016 5:27:45 AM PDT · by chajin · 2 replies
    NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) ^ | July 10, 2016 | NHK
    In Japan's Upper House election, NHK projects Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's governing coalition will reach and could surpass the benchmark he set before the election, a majority of the contested seats or 61. NHK's decision desk also says the governing coalition, and 2 smaller parties in favor of changing the Constitution may reach a key number. The main ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its partner Komeito are projected to walk away with between 67 and 76 seats. That, combined with their uncontested seats, would mean they keep their majority in the chamber as a whole. NHK decision desk is also...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CONFLICTING LOYALTIES ~ 10 July 2016

    07/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            CONFLICTING LOYALTIES An interviewer once asked the late Senator Sam Ervin, Jr. how he had developed such insight into human behavior. "I had a good teacher, Henry Horace Williams," replied Ervin. "He said the things that try people's souls do not consist of choosing between good and evil. The thing that tries a person's soul is having to choose between conflicting loyalties." Ervin went on to say that understanding that concept had not only helped him make better decisions, but to judge other people more fairly as well. Sometimes unwise choices were simply the result...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    07/09/2016 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 8 replies
    July 9, 2016 | Irish Rose
    Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate. He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness. He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever— holy and awesome is his name. (Psalm...