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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GIVING ~ 11 December 2016

    12/10/2016 7:56:14 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 23 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            GIVING There is a story of two young men who were working their way through Stanford University. The day came when they were broke, and something had to be done. One of them had an idea. They would engage the great Paderewski for a piano recital and put their profits toward their board and tuition. All they had to do was guarantee two thousand dollars. The recital was held but only sixteen hundred dollars was raised. Following the performance, the two young men went to Paderewski, offered him the $1600 and added a promissory note...
  • Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says army to stay in streets

    12/09/2016 9:00:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ENCA ^ | Saturday 10 December 2016 - 12:53am | AFP
    MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday troops will remain in the streets to combat drug violence after his defence minister issued a rare complaint about the controversial deployment. Although Pena Nieto acknowledged that the soldiers and marines have been doing law enforcement tasks that "don't correspond to them in the strictest sense," he said the armed forces are "determined to continue" policing the streets. The military deployment has allowed "cities and regions in our country to return to peace and calm," he said. Defence Minister Salvador Cienfuegos said on Thursday that the military "didn't ask" to...
  • Navy Won’t Remove ‘Midshipman’ Title Because It’s Enshrined In The Law As A Rank

    12/09/2016 6:28:54 PM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The goal of the job title review Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus initiated back in January is to make women feel more included now that they have access to all combat roles, but the reason midshipman will remain in its current state is because the name is a rank stipulated by the law, Capital Gazette reports. . . . In late September, the Navy announced that it was ditching historic job titles and revamping the entire system, in effect removing an element that made the Navy unique from other services in the military. . . . Sailors have reacted...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Countdown To Christmas ~ 10 December 2016

    12/09/2016 5:59:57 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 174 replies
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  • Are military magazines becoming more liberal?

    12/09/2016 8:09:27 AM PST · by Bodega · 25 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/9/2016 | self
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth worries her congressional colleagues don’t fully appreciate the importance of a civilian-run military. As a combat-wounded Iraq War veteran and incoming Illinois senator, she finds that troubling. “I believe so strongly that the military is subservient to civilian leaders,” she said Wednesday. “I went to fight in a war I didn’t believe​ was one we should be engaged in, but the president and Congress believed it was the right thing to do. So I’m proud of that. I would go back. “Every part of my being as a former military officer says what (Congress is) doing now...
  • Trump Is Wise to Surround Himself with Generals for Key National Security Positions

    12/09/2016 6:58:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/09/2016 | David French
    We’ve reached an odd point in American political discourse when a civilian president-elect can appoint three civilian former members of the military to key positions in his administration (with his cabinet appointees being confirmed by a civilian Senate) and mainstream journalists fret about whether Donald Trump is forming a “junta.” Yet that actually happened yesterday, when Politico’s Julia Ioffe tweeted: “Three generals and maybe a fourth. Can we just cut to the chase and call ourselves a junta?” The New Yorker’s Nicholas Thompson mused on Twitter: “How many generals do you need in government before you technically become a junta?”...
  • Four-Star General Responds to Coloring Book-Gate

    12/08/2016 5:04:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 8, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Retired four-star general and superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute J. H. Binford Peay III released a memorandum to cadets, parents, and faculty following the Washington Free Beacon’s bombshell report that the famed military academy was offering coloring books to cadets to deal with stress before finals. . . The memo argued “Stress Busters” has been “inaccurately portrayed.” The memo does not address the fact that VMI removed its own description of the program from its website, which described the “stress reduction activities,” including “coloring book stations,” after the Free Beacon‘s initial report. “Recent social media postings have inaccurately portrayed...
  • Trump Needs To Bring Back Distinguished Military Officers Who Were Purged By Obama

    12/08/2016 4:49:45 PM PST · by Stayfree · 35 replies
    Self | December 8, 2016 | Stayfree
    Obama dismissed hundreds of top quality military officers who had issues with Hussein. Can Trump bring these wonderful patriots back into the military?
  • Marine Corps Says It Will Review Women-In-Combat Integration If Requested By Trump

    12/08/2016 8:38:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 45 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | December 8, 2016 | Tara Copp, Stars and Stripes
    The incoming Trump administration increases the chances that the decision on women in combat jobs will be reviewed and possibly changed. The Pentagon’s decision to integrate women into combat positions will be reviewed if requested by President-elect Donald Trump, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said Wednesday. “If we’re asked what our best military advice is on that, we’ll make that known at that time,” Neller said Wednesday at a defense forum in Washington, D.C.
  • Trump hires a third general, raising concerns about heavy military influence

    12/07/2016 6:46:21 PM PST · by cardinal4 · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7 December 2016 | Philip Rucker, Mike DeBonis
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected retired Marine general John F. Kelly as secretary of homeland security, officials familiar with the decision said Wednesday, recruiting a third former member of the military’s brass to serve at the highest levels of his administration.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ 8 December 2016

    12/07/2016 6:00:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island, where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS...
  • Obama Reminds Troops They Have the Right to 'Protest Against Authority' and 'Criticize Our Preside

    12/07/2016 9:27:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 84 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Susan Jones
    full title..................Obama Reminds Troops They Have the Right to 'Protest Against Authority' and 'Criticize Our President'.................. (CNSNews.com) - In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama focused on his eight-year effort to protect the homeland, fight terrorism, and strengthen U.S. allies. He said he wanted to "talk about the foundation that we will leave for the next administration." On the way to Florida, Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest said told reporters, "This is a speech that President Obama was prepared to give before the election." But at times, it didn't sound like it. At...
  • Brothers finally reunited at Pearl Harbor -- for eternity

    12/07/2016 4:14:25 AM PST · by Enchante · 31 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | December 7, 2016 | Michael E. Ruane
    When John D. Anderson reached his battle station in the USS Arizona's No. 4 turret that morning, he realized the gigantic guns could do nothing against the swarms of attacking Japanese airplanes. But his twin brother, Delbert "Jake" Anderson, was manning an antiaircraft gun out on deck, and was in the thick of the action. "He needs help," John told his turret commander, and asked if could join his brother. Both men were 24. The sons of a judge, they were born in Verona, N.D., in 1917. Both had joined the Navy in 1936. John was a boatswain's mate second...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Winter Sport Are You Quiz - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    12/06/2016 5:59:49 PM PST · by LUV W · 104 replies
    The greatest military and veterans in the world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, December 6, 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.....What Winter Sport Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and 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
  • Obama Aide Insults WWII Vets on Pearl Harbor: GET OVER IT!

    12/06/2016 2:18:52 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Observatorial ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | George
    Obama Aide Insults WWII Vets on Pearl Harbor: GET OVER IT! By George | December 6, 2016 Obama administration press secretary Josh Earnest has made a career on his snarky, hyper-partisan comments from the press room podium, but this was UNFORGIVABLE. Addressing the corrupt media hacks about the upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Pearl Harbor, Earnest dropped a comment that any WWII veteran would take as an INSULT. From BizPac Review: During a White House press briefing Monday, Earnest was asked whether veterans may be offended by Abe’s visit if he expressed no regret over the...
  • Report: Pentagon squashed plan to save $125 bil. in bureaucratic waste (Again, not enough money...)

    12/06/2016 10:48:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | Larry O'Connor
    The Washington Post has a bombshell report Tuesday morning which reveals an internal study conducted by the Pentagon which pointed out $125 billion in administrative waste in how the enormous, military bureaucracy operates. According to the long and detailed report, Defense Department officials buried the findings so as not to jeopardize their political arguments for more funding during the years of “sequester” cuts: But some Pentagon leaders said they fretted that by spotlighting so much waste, the study would undermine their repeated public assertions that years of budget austerity had left the armed forces starved of funds. Instead of...
  • VMI, Famed Military Academy, Giving Cadets Coloring Books for Stress

    12/06/2016 4:48:34 AM PST · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A prestigious private military school is providing coloring books for cadets to deal with stress. The Virginia Military Institute, the first state-sponsored military college in the country founded in 1839, offers a “stress busters” program to provide students with yoga classes to “unwind and relax.” . . . “This is an opportunity for cadets to unwind and relax before studying for finals. This event often includes stress reduction activities such as yoga, therapy dogs, coloring book stations, card/game stations, and grab-and-go snacks to take with you on your way to study!”
  • Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

    12/05/2016 6:16:44 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/5/2016 | Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward
    Summary - Ash Carter, Frank Kendall and Robert Work bury a Defense Business Board / McKinsey report that $125 B is wasted on bloated bureaucracy in particular supported by hordes of overpaid contractors. Frank Kendall was“very disappointed” by the board’s work, which he criticized as “shallow” and “very low on content.” He said the study had ignored efforts by his agencies to become more efficient." Kendall said he needs 1000 more people working directly under him. Peter Cook, a spokesman for Carter, said the Pentagon chief was busy dealing with “a long list of national security challenges.” He added that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1: The Beginning ~ 05 December 2016

    12/04/2016 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 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 ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1:  The Beginning All info and photos from this website.             For the next four weeks, on Mondays, the Hall of the Heroes threads will be about the Berlin Airlift and its heroes.  I hope the story inspires you like it does me!  Thank you...
  • SAS sniper racks up 100th ISIS kill during battle for Mosul

    12/04/2016 7:22:30 AM PST · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tom Batchelor
    AN SAS sniper has picked off his 100th Islamic State militant during fighting for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The impressive tally makes him one of the most successful snipers in the British armed forces. His latest kill is said to be a “high valued target” in the terror group, which has put up fierce resistance as the US-backed coalition attempts to recapture Iraq’s second city from the extremists. . . . Taking his position outside a compound that was once a base for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the sharpshooter needed just a single bullet to punch through the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE ~ 04 December 2016

    12/03/2016 5:05:37 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 replies
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            THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful towering mountains all around. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Countdown To Christmas ~ Fabulous 50s ~ 03 December 2016

    12/02/2016 6:13:27 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 213 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | The Canteen Elves
       ***** ~ Canteen Music Dedication ~ The Fabulous 50s *****~ 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...
  • White House Announces Support for Requiring Women to Register for Draft

    12/02/2016 2:12:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 1, 2016 | Courtney Kube and Daniella Silva
    The Obama administration announced its support Thursday for requiring women to register for a military draft — a symbolic move in step with the administration's push to fully open the military to women. "While Secretary [Ash] Carter strongly supports our all-volunteer approach and does not advocate returning to a draft, as he has said in the past, he thinks it makes sense for women to register for selective service just as men must," Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement to NBC News....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 2 December 2016

    12/01/2016 5:56:28 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 117 replies
    December 1, 2016 | Santa's Helpers
    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 a tall brew?Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our AWESOME...
  • Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense

    12/01/2016 1:17:17 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 359 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up his uniform, according to people familiar with the decision.
  • Expeditionary or Carrier Strike Groups? America Needs Both!

    12/01/2016 6:13:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Ray McFall
    As we contemplate what the next 5, 10, and 25 years will look like for our U.S. Naval Forces, we need to keep in mind why we have a naval force and what we ask of it. The true power of our naval capability is derived from a synergistic combination of Carrier and Expeditionary Groups. We should not rob Peter to pay Paul here. We need them both. While we certainly need to protect our homeland from foreign enemies, our more likely engagement is away from our homeland. We have to be able to project force when required. We want...
  • Camp Lejeune Marine officer charged with alleged sexual assault

    11/30/2016 6:45:08 PM PST · by ghannonf18 · 24 replies
    WCTI ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | Jason O. Boyd
    CAMP LEJEUNE, Onslow County - A Camp Lejeune Marine officer has been charged with alleged sexual assault of a child, a press release from the U.S. Marine Corps stated Wednesday night. Col. Daniel H. Wilson, 55, of Mason Wash., assigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force, was charged on Nov. 15, according to Military.com. He is charged with three counts of alleged sexually assaulting and/or abusing a child (Article 120b of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), four specifications of Article 128, (assault consummated by battery on a child under the age of 16 years); One specification of Article 92,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 01 December 2016

    11/30/2016 5:59:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ​ ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SNOW CLOUD A Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter kicks up snow in Vaernes, Norway, Feb. 22, 2016, as the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade prepares for Exercise Cold Response. The joint exercise includes about 16,000 troops and 12 NATO allies and partnered nations. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dalton A. Precht 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. NIGHT SIGNALS Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Fulks motions to crew...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Roadside Cafe Oracle Quiz - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    11/29/2016 5:59:39 PM PST · by LUV W · 102 replies
    The greatest military and veterans in the world....and their families, too! | Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | LUV W and The Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing 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..... The Roadside Cafe Oracle Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and 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.
  • German arms company stops supplying weapons to NATO-member Turkey

    11/29/2016 6:00:37 AM PST · by jcon40 · 6 replies
    ARA News ^ | Nov 29, 16 | Not available
    German defense manufacturing company Heckler & Koch will stop providing arms to Turkey. “We only want to deliver to reliable countries, also not countries that are unequivocal democratic, not corrupt, and are part of NATO or close to NATO,” an anonymous employee of the organization told the German newspaper Die Welt. Turkey as a result was removed from the customer list. The change of strategy was justified by the fact that exporting permits to human rights violating countries is difficult or nearly impossible, and also to prevent negative headlines in the media. “The moral criticism of such exports can be...
  • OSU Student Leaks Unbelievable Thing Military Classmates Did During Attack

    11/28/2016 9:36:50 PM PST · by vannrox · 36 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 28NOV16 | Dom the Conservative
    OSU Student Leaks Unbelievable Thing Military Classmates Did During Attack November 28, 2016 Dom the Conservative Cops & Criminals, Religion Share ThisTweet This While most students stacked chairs against the doors and huddled together in a corner, military classmates took a much different approach during Monday morning’s Ohio State University attack. America is reeling as details of an apparent Islamic terrorist attack at the Ohio State University campus are still breaking. However, while everyone is trying to figure out who the attacker is and if they were affiliated with ISIS, one student shocked the nation when she revealed what...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Finnis Dawson McCleery ~ 28 November 2016

    11/27/2016 5:06:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 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 ~Finnis Dawson McCleery Info from this website.             Finnis Dawson McCleery (December 25, 1927 - July 11, 2002) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.McCleery joined the Army from San Angelo,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ NEVER ENOUGH TIME ~ 27 November 2016

    11/26/2016 4:58:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          NEVER ENOUGH TIME While I have only been an occasional visitor to Washington, I was struck by one scene so strongly that it remains as somewhat of a reference. My first view "up close and personal" of the Pentagon was neither awe-inspiring nor intimidating. To be sure, I was impressed with the size of the building, but that was about it. What came upon me, and has stayed with me, is the image of an ant farm. An enormous one, surely, but an ant farm nonetheless. So many passageways with so many ants constantly traveling them...seemingly...
  • While Obama gives Hillary-donating celebs medals, actor Gary Sinise spends Thanksgiving in Afgh[tr]

    11/26/2016 2:17:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 26, 2016 | Tom Tillison
    You would be hard-pressed to find an American who does more for the troops than actor Gary Sinise, the tireless advocate who, through the Gary Sinise Foundation, spends much of his time looking out for their interests. Sinise spent his Thanksgiving at Kandahar Air Force Base in Afghanistan, serving Thanksgiving dinner to U.S. forces. …you know, something presidents used to do in America, as one social media user noted. Not that President Barack Obama can be faulted, he had his plate full this week handing out Medal of Freedom awards to top-tier celebrity supporters like Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Liberty Call ~ 26 November 2016

    11/25/2016 6:00:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 218 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen Crew & DJ's
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Please Post Your Tunes For Our Troops!! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • REVEALED: Pentagon Quietly Tells Servicemen They Can Arm Themselves After Trump Win

    11/24/2016 9:12:06 AM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 21 replies
    The Department of Defense released an official directive last week to allow U.S. military personnel to request permission to carry concealed handguns for protection at government facilities. The directive came in response to a series of deadly shootings at military sites in recent years. Domestic military bases need no longer be “gun-free zones,” a change the department has been working on for several years.
  • May God’s Wings be over the heroes in our midst

    11/24/2016 7:23:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    Most families who lost loved ones with jobs charged to serve and protect, set a place for someone only there in spirit at Thanksgiving Dinner Most families who lost loved ones with jobs charged to serve and protect, set a place for someone only there in spirit at Thanksgiving Dinner. They are the ones who know deep down at heart that there would be no holiday celebrations had it not been for those who gave their lives in foreign lands so that families could gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. They are the ones who would never let Thanksgiving slip by without...
  • Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors hacked: U.S. Navy

    11/24/2016 6:43:53 AM PST · by LoneCrusader · 18 replies
    Hackers gained access to sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, for 134,386 current and former U.S. sailors, the U.S. Navy said on Wednesday. It said a laptop used by a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services employee working on a U.S. Navy contract was hacked. Hewlett Packard informed the Navy of the breach on Oct. 27 and the affected sailors will be notified in the coming weeks, the Navy said. "The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously - this is a matter of trust for our sailors," Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral Robert Burke said in a statement. Burke said the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2016! ~ 24 November 2016

    11/23/2016 5:59:01 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 282 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2016!! ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE 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. Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source...
  • Navy's New $4 Billion Stealth Warship Breaks Down (Again)

    11/23/2016 10:52:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/23/2016
    For the second time in two months, The Navy's new $4 billion stealth warship has broken down. As Military.com reports, the ripped-from-the-pages-of-a-sci-fi mag-looking USS Zumwalt is now in Panama for repairs after suffering a breakdown while passing through the Panama Canal on Monday evening.Military.com's Hope Hodge Seck reports that a spokesman for U.S. 3rd Fleet, Cmdr. Ryan Perry, told Military.com that the commander of 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, had instructed the USS Zumwalt, the first in a new class of stealthy destroyers, to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to address the engineering casualty. "The timeline for...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Do You Love About Thanksgiving Quiz - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    11/22/2016 5:59:44 PM PST · by LUV W · 113 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, November 22, 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..... What Do You Love About Thanksgiving Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and 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 ~ Road Trip: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine

    11/21/2016 6:13:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 100 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, MaineThe Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. PNS is tasked with the overhaul, repair, and modernization of US Navy submarines.The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was established on June 12, 1800 during the administration of President John Adams, and is the U.S. Navy's oldest continuously operating shipyard. It sits on a cluster of conjoined islands called Seavey's Island in the Piscataqua River, whose swift...
  • Gen. Keane on Defeating ISIS: Obama Never Asked Military for a Plan to Get That Done

    11/21/2016 11:54:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | Penny Starr
    In an interview with National Public Radio on Sunday, retired Army Gen. Jack Keane said that the U.S. military could defeat the Islamic State if the commander-in-chief asks for and implements its plan. Host Rachel Martin was interviewing Keane about his decision not to accept President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to serve as Defense secretary, but the report included questions about Trump’s remarks on the campaign trail that he knows more than the generals when it comes to defeating ISIS. “The military knows how to fight a war,” Keane said. “And I told [Trump] - if you're going to do what...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Leonard Brostrom ~ 21 November 2016

    11/20/2016 5:02:51 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 115 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 ~ Leonard C. Brostrom Info from here.             Leonard Carl Brostrom was born on November 23, 1919 in Preston, Franklin County, Idaho. He was the first child of Carl John Brostrom (Feb. 17, 1894–Mar. 13, 1975) and Louise Adolfina Hillstead (Aug. 17, 1893–Sep. 25, 1961) who were married on August 21, 1918. Leonard was Killed in action on October 28, 1944 near Dagami,...
  • Flynn knows Fort Huachuca

    11/19/2016 7:06:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald | Eric Petermann
    News that President-elect Trump has selected Michael T. Flynn as the White House National Security advisors made local ears perk up on Friday. Flynn served with the 111th Military Intelligence Training Brigade, which is stationed here at Fort Huachuca, and he attended both the basic and advanced schools on the local post.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Thanksgiving Psalm 100 ~ 20 November 2016

    11/19/2016 4:58:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PSALM 100 ~ THANKSGIVING 1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.    
  • FReeper Canteen - Liberty Call - 19 Nov 2016

    11/18/2016 5:50:44 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 374 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen Crew & 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...
  • Cursing linked to higher intelligence

    11/18/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 76 replies
    CBS Local Los Angeles ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jennifer Kastner
    Benjamin Bergen is the author of the book: “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.” “It turns out that there are amazing things you can find out about how the mind works, how the brain works, people’s human sociality just by looking at profanity,” he explained. The professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego said cursing could be linked to higher intelligence. “It turns out that on average, the ones who swear the most also have the biggest vocabulary overall,” Bergen added.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 18 November 2016

    11/17/2016 5:57:31 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 146 replies
    November 17, 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,or maybe a girlie drink?Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our AWESOME...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 17 November 2016

    11/16/2016 6:01:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 131 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FALCON CHECKS Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Wolfe performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 1, 2016. Wolfe is deputy commander of the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau 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. FEET TO THE FIRE U.S. soldiers march through fire while conducting fire phobia training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in...