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  • U.S. Likely to Give Troops Authority to Protect Border Officials

    11/19/2018 6:40:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    Reuters-USNews.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Idrees Ali
    The White House is likely to grant U.S. troops on the border with Mexico additional authority to protect customs and border personnel if needed, a U.S. official said on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a public announcement could come around Tuesday and specific details were still being worked on. Currently troops do not have the authority to protect border officials. There are about 5,900 active-duty troops on the border. Reinforcements were sent by U.S. President Trump with the goal of helping bolster the border ahead of the expected arrival Central American migrants. IDHS did not...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John Ripley ~ 19 November 2018

    11/18/2018 5:04:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 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 ~ John Ripley Info from here.              John Walter Ripley (June 29, 1939–October 28, 2008) was a United States Marine Corps officer who received the Navy Cross for his actions in combat during the Vietnam War. On Easter morning 1972, Captain Ripley, repeatedly exposed himself to intense enemy fire...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - November 18, 2018 - (Prayer)

    11/18/2018 12:21:32 AM PST · by Faith · 22 replies
    November 18, 2018 | 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 THANKS ~ 18 November 2018

    11/17/2018 5:01:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      ~ GIVING THANKS ~     Psalm 92:1 - 5 1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: 2 To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. 4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. 5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very...
  • Critics Say Bring Border Troops Home for Thanksgiving. This Navy SEAL Veteran Says (T)

    11/17/2018 8:16:18 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/17/2018 | J Rosas
    As the deployment of active-duty military members to the U.S.-Mexico border continues, the newest form of criticism is that the troops will not be home for Thanksgiving and they could possibly miss Christmas as well. Secretary of Defense James Mattis also responded to the holiday criticism while he was en route to visit the service members deployed in Texas. “Rain or shine, light or dark, cold weather or hot weather — we have an all-weather force that's on duty 24/7,” Mattis explained. “Drive around the Pentagon on Thanksgiving Day, and look at the number of cars in the parking lot...
  • NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 In NORWAY

    11/17/2018 5:07:11 AM PST · by PIF · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | Oct 30, 2018 | MDAmilitary
    21 min video of the recent NATO exercise with Norwegian, Italian, British, French, and US troops. Some videos of the frigate class recently sunk (F313) in collision with a tanker; planes, ships of the line, light tanks,heavy tanks, and more. Guys in dark green jackets and white pants ... The President of Norway (Female) wearing a steel helmet riding standing in a heavy tank ... LOL, mobile arty girls in action.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Roy Clark RIP ~ 17 November 2018

    11/16/2018 6:03:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 301 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Roy Clark RIP ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • Cop/Soldier needs firearm advice from fellow Freepers (vanity).

    11/16/2018 4:00:44 AM PST · by thefactor · 92 replies
    Me | 11/16/18 | thefactor
    As a police officer and soldier I was relatively embarrassed when I thought of posting this question/thread, but I told myself to get over it and ask for help from people who know.Bottom Line Up Front: I want a 9mm "pistol" utilizing the AR platform. Commonly referred to as an AR-9. My question is, should I buy one or should I undertake the task of building one?Although I have significant experience with many types of firearms, I have no experience "building" a firearm by ordering parts from different companies and assembling them. I have done a significant amount of research...
  • 92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !

    11/15/2018 6:43:59 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 13 replies
    92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !Link Only
  • Freezer Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 16 November 2018

    11/15/2018 6:01:09 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 115 replies
    November 15, 2018 | Old McDonald
    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,or maybe some hot cocoa to warm the bones?Topped off with great conversation in front of a warm fire. 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 15 November 2018

    11/14/2018 6:04:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ COCKPIT VIEW Marine Corps Capt. William Nutting operates an AH-1Z helicopter at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Dec. 19, 2017. Nutting is a pilot assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 24. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns 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. STENNIS SNOWFALL A sailor walks across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis after being relieved from watch while the...
  • Shocker: Bipartisan study finds U.S. military could LOSE war against Russia, China

    11/14/2018 3:41:50 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 71 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/14/18 | USA Features
    Parity: A shocking new study from a bipartisan panel charged with analyzing the Trump administration’s National Defense Study actually concludes that U.S. military advantages may have eroded to a point where it could lose a war with Russia or China. The Washington Post reports: The National Defense Strategy Commission, comprised of former top Republican and Democratic officials selected by Congress, evaluated the Trump administration’s 2018 National Defense Strategy, which ordered a vast reshaping of the U.S. military to compete with Beijing and Moscow in an era of renewed great-power competition. While endorsing the strategy’s aims, the commission warned that Washington...
  • Opinion: The End Game in Afghanistan is Beginning

    11/13/2018 8:29:17 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/18 | Lawrence Sellin, Retired Colonel, US Army Reserve
    Other than a “presence” in Afghanistan, the United States has no strategic cards to play. There is no military solution in Afghanistan, at least from the standpoint of the manner in which we have conducted the war. After an initial small-footprint victory in late 2001, driving the Taliban out of Afghanistan, the U.S. chose to mount an exhaustive and expensive counterinsurgency campaign with its nation-building component. At the same time, Pakistan, sustaining the Taliban, waged a proxy war in Afghanistan, much like Pakistan’s and, indirectly, China’s reported support and use of the Islamic extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates against...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Which TV Show Served This Meal Quiz - Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    11/13/2018 5:59:55 PM PST · by LUV W · 92 replies
    The bestest troops and vets in the 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..... Which TV Show Served This Meal 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.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Veterans Day 2018 ~ 12 November 2018

    11/11/2018 5:09:17 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 105 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
         ~ The FReeper Canteen Remembers ~   ~ Veterans Day 2012 ~   Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly.  Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ DON'T BLAME CHANGING TIMES ~ 11 November 2018

    11/10/2018 5:09:54 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            DON'T BLAME CHANGING TIMES Most of us have learned to cope with, if not exactly embrace, the technological revolution that has completely restructured our world over the past two decades. Words like "Internet", "e-mail" and even "distance learning" may not be in your dictionary yet, but they soon will be. And that dictionary probably won't be paper like the ones most of us learned to use; instead, it will be part of the "spellchecker" on a computer hard drive, or perhaps on a single "CD-ROM" that contains thousands of pages of information. Despite my RELATIVE...
  • U.S. troops arrive at San Diego border well ahead of migrant caravan

    11/10/2018 11:52:48 AM PST · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 9 November 2018 | Kristina Davis
    Troops from Camp Pendleton and Texas reported for their first day of work Thursday along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego... Much of the focus, at least initially, will be on strengthening the border barrier... So far, some 1,300 troops have been assigned to support operations along the California-Mexico border... The Defense Department said another 1,500 troops have been deployed in Arizona and 2,800 in Texas. The total number of troops is expected to grow to more than 7,000.
  • President Trump: “I’ll Never Forgive” Obama – Issues Veiled Threat At Him About “The Future”

    11/10/2018 5:30:11 AM PST · by deandg99 · 19 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/10/2018 | Tim Brown
    On Friday, President Donald Trump hit back at former first lady Michelle Obama, who wrote in a new book titled Becoming in which she proclaimed she would “never forgive” President Trump for promoting the “birther movement against her husband Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah. Trump addressed her in the press by saying, “I’ll never forgive [President Obama] for what he did to our United States military…” Trump also added that he wouldn’t forgive him “for many other things,” which he said he would “talk about in the future.” Was this a hint at going after Obama for his many crimes?...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 243rd Birthday, United States Marine Corps! ~ 10 November 2018

    11/09/2018 6:05:45 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 217 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ The President's Own ~ ~ United States Marine Band ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • Russia Admits That It Can’t Retrofit Aircraft Carrier After Accident

    11/09/2018 8:44:28 AM PST · by Krosan · 49 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | November 09, 2018 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Following the sinking of one of the world’s largest dry docks on October 29 in a shipyard in the far northwest part of Russia, officials have finally admitted that they are unable to continue work on Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, for the time being. While Russia’s shipbuilding industry is reportedly looking into alternatives, no timely and viable solution to continue retrofitting work on the Russian Navy’s flagship has emerged to date. “We have alternatives actually for all the ships except for [the aircraft carrier] Admiral Kuznetsov. Our enterprises are in operation, [including] the Nerpa [Ship Repair Factory],”...