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  • President Trump On Fox And Friends - Full Interview | 2/28

    02/28/2017 6:45:16 AM PST · by tony75034 · 3 replies
    Whatfinger.com ^ | 2/28/2017 | Thomas Billet
    President Trump discusses military build up and budget cuts as well as Russia and the war with the media and fake news. Excellent Interivew! Full interview, other shows that you might have missed are on left of homepage, all shows from previous day at homepage of site http://www.whatfinger.com
  • Army makes history by putting Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs

    02/28/2017 6:23:06 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    McClatchy ^ | February 27, 2017 | Hannah Allam
    In January, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz received the call every Army chaplain dreams of, the call that validates years of intense study and hard work toward keeping the U.S. military in good spiritual health. He was offered the job of chaplain for an entire division, an honor for anyone in his field but a milestone in his case. After a ceremony this summer, Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more than 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers. Shabazz, who’s dedicated his life to working across religious lines,...
  • Fox News Poll: Confidence in military remains high, in media low

    02/27/2017 4:18:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Dana Blanton
    More voters have faith in the U.S. military than in other national institutions, according to the latest Fox News Poll released Monday. The news media rank at the bottom of the list asked about in the poll. Virtually all voters believe in the military: 96 percent have either a great deal (67 percent) or some (29 percent) confidence. The military is followed by the Supreme Court, the FBI, and the IRS. Majorities have at least some confidence in these institutions (83 percent, 80 percent, and 55 percent respectively). Confidence in the high court is up 14 percentage points since 2014,...
  • How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower

    02/27/2017 10:51:00 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2017 | Janet Levy
    How did a country smaller than El Salvador with a population of eight million and few natural resources become a military superpower within a few decades? In The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower (St. Martin's Press, 2017), authors Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot explain this remarkable phenomenon. Calling on their experience as Israel Defense Forces (IDF) veterans and seasoned national security analysts, they present an intriguing and engrossing account of Israel's defense capabilities development. From a country lacking bullets and aircraft, Israel transformed itself into one of the most effective militaries in the world and the...
  • Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending, cuts to several federal agencies

    02/26/2017 7:33:53 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in military spending and look to safeguard Social Security and Medicare from any cuts in his first major step toward compiling a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday. The White House on Monday will issue the outlines of a budget proposal to federal agencies, a document that has largely been drafted by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the official said. The budget outline will also call for spending cuts to several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency. The...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Archer T Gammon ~ 27 February 2017

    02/26/2017 5:03:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 126 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 ~ Archer T. Gammon Info from here.             Archer T. Gammon (September 11, 1918 – January 11, 1945) 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 World War II. Gammon joined the Army from Roanoke, Virginia in March 1942, and by January 11, 1945 was serving as a Staff...
  • Slain SEAL’s Dad Wants Answers: ‘Don’t Hide Behind my Son’s Death’

    02/26/2017 11:02:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 128 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Julie K. Brown | FEBRUARY 26, 2017
    When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects. It was a private transfer, as the family had requested. No media and no bystanders, except for some military dignitaries. Owens’ father, Bill, had learned only a short time before the ceremony that Trump was coming. Owens was sitting with his wife, Marie, and other family members in the solemn, living room-like space where the loved ones of...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - February 26, 2017 (Prayer)

    02/26/2017 12:59:43 AM PST · by Faith · 57 replies
    February 26, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS in praying 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 ~ KEEP MOVING ~ 26 February 2017

    02/25/2017 5:04:40 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          KEEP MOVING A college class was graduating on a hot and humid day. As the graduates walked across the platform and received their diplomas from the president of the college, he smiled, shook their hands, and said loudly, "Congratulations!" Then, in a much lower voice, one that was firm and could be heard only by the graduates, he would say, "Keep moving". He was only trying to keep the line moving across the stage, but his words were good advice for a lifetime: "Keep moving". After every achievement growing up, graduation, marriage, job promotion, even retirement...
  • Pentagon ditches onerous rules of engagement, gives Mosul troops quicker firepower access

    02/25/2017 1:27:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Iraqi forces and U.S. coalition troops are no longer burdened by strict rules of engagement, which some say have turned firepower requests into bureaucratic nightmares. U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning, commander of 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, recently spoke with reporters about a Dec. 26 directive that streamlined the process of delivering aid. The order, attributed to U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, was confirmed on Thursday by Air Force Col. John Dorrian, the U.S.-led coalition’s spokesman. “It changed the relationship [between forces],” Lt. Col. Browning told The Associated Press about...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 25 February 2017

    02/24/2017 6:01:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 345 replies
    Our Troops Rock!! | The Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Some of this, some of that... ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • Toward a true US-Israel partnership

    02/24/2017 10:21:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/17 | Caroline Glick
    A new military relationship based on joint technology development rather than Israeli purchase of US platforms is the best way to accomplish that goal, for the benefit of both countries In his speech before the members of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations in Jerusalem this week, President Reuven Rivlin said that Israel has three overriding foreign policy concerns: “Number 1: Relations with America. Number 2: Relations with America. Number 3: Relations with America.”
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 24 February 2017

    02/23/2017 6:01:28 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 150 replies
    February 23, 2017 | 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 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...
  • VA Whistleblower Sends Urgent Letter to President Trump

    02/23/2017 10:13:10 AM PST · by blueyon · 6 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 2/22/17 | A. DeSimone
    A Veteran’s Affairs (VA) “whistleblower” has reported that the VA is on the verge of throwing out “over 500,000” veteran’s applications because of errors made during the Obama administration. Scott Davis is a well-known VA whistleblower and program specialist at the VA’s National Health Eligibility Center, in Atlanta, Georgia, who has previously testified before Congress. Davis wrote an urgent letter to President Trump making the nearly-incredulous claim that, unless Trump quickly steps in to intervene, the Veteran’s Administration plans to throw out “more than 500,000” veteran’s applications in March. According to Davis, the reason the VA wants to declare the...
  • Russian air defense system (S-400) purchase ‘most likely,’ Turkish minister confirms

    02/23/2017 4:36:22 AM PST · by PIF
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Thursday,February 23 2017 | Not listed
    Russia’s S-400 long-range air defense missile system is most likely to be selected for Turkey’s long-range anti-missile shield, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said. “Russia’s S-400 missile system seems to be the most possible in discussions. Some progress was obtained in the talks, but we are not at the stage of a signature yet,” Işık said Feb. 22 in a televised interview. “There is a schedule in negotiations,” he said, abstaining from giving further details.
  • Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

    02/23/2017 4:26:40 AM PST · by PIF · 4 replies
    AP The Big Story ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 11:22 AM EST | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ... said that the military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles. He added that the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this year, with the air force set to receive 170 new aircraft. The army will receive 905 tanks and other armored vehicles, and the navy will receive 17 new ships. Also this year, three regiments of Russia's strategic nuclear forces will receive new intercontinental ballistic missiles, Shoigu said. Each regiment has up to 10 launchers. The rising number of new weapons has raised demands for new personnel....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 23 February 2017

    02/22/2017 6:06:16 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 113 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ UNDERWATER INSPECTION Navy Capt. Kyle Moses, left, and Master Chief Petty Officer Chris Borkenheim conduct pier inspections during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 16 in Jordan, April 15, 2016. Moses and Borkenheim are the commodore and command master chief, respectively, of Commander, Task Force 56. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Furey 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. BEST RANGER FIRST Army Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein navigates a...
  • Military branches drafting expansion plans as Trump vows to rebuild 'depleted' force

    02/21/2017 5:02:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    From the Air Force to the Army, America's military service branches are busy preparing ambitious proposals to expand, as President Trump renews his pledge to rebuild a fighting force he says has become "depleted." "Our country will never have had a military like the military we're about to build and rebuild,” Trump said at last week’s press conference. “It won't be depleted for long." The president made rebuilding the military a centerpiece of his campaign, and sent a fresh signal of his intentions with his choice for national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster – who for months has sounded...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Colonial Times Quiz - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    02/21/2017 5:59:56 PM PST · by LUV W · 121 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... Colonial Times QuizHT---salvation! Click HERE to take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button and copy & paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have Fun!![It's a tough one!] Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Darrell Robins Lindsey ~ 20 February 2017

    02/19/2017 5:01:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 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 ~ Darrell Robins Lindsey Info from here.             Darrell Robins Lindsey (December 30, 1919–August 9, 1944) was a bomber pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. Lindsey was born in Jefferson, Iowa, to Jesse Lyle and Grace Alice Lindsey. After graduating from high school in Fort Dodge in 1938, he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ DARE TO DREAM ~ 19 February 2017

    02/18/2017 5:02:23 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          DARE TO DREAM Someone once commented that "One of the most powerful things in the world is a dream. Not those dreams that come to us while we sleep, but those we consciously pursue while we are awake." Think of how dreams have shaped our modern life. Of Martin Luther King whose famous speech began, I have a dream today." And of Robert Kennedy who said, "Some men see things as they are and ask "Why?"; I dream things that never were and ask 'Why not?'" Think of how children's lives are often shaped by their...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 18 February 2017

    02/17/2017 6:01:23 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 186 replies
    Our Troops Rock!! | The Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops Pop Girls Thanks laurenmarlowe! ***** ~ 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...
  • Trump considering large order of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets!

    02/17/2017 11:49:05 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 48 replies
    February 17, 2017 | CivilWarBrewing
    During his speech before a large Boeing crowd in South Carolina today, President Trump said he is considering a large order for more F/A-18E/F Super Hornets! IMO, the F/A-18 is the all-around greatest fighter jet ever produced. It has proven itself as a reliable and effective all-weather fighter and is a great complement to America's arsenal of F-15's, F-16's, F-22's, and F-35's.
  • Obama Appointees Preventing Mattis From Rebuilding The Military, Says Armed Services Chair

    02/17/2017 5:30:05 AM PST · by combat_boots · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/16/2017 | Russ Read
    Holdovers from the Obama administration in the Pentagon are hampering efforts to fix the military’s major readiness problem, leaving Secretary of Defense James Mattis alone in his efforts to properly equip U.S. forces, according to the chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services. “I am concerned that … to fix these problems [it] is going to take a lot more money, and yet a lot of the folks who are coming up with the budget to fix them are the same people who have been fighting every step of the way against our efforts to fix these problems,” said...
  • Top Gunski! Moscow releases video of its latest fighter jet boasting it can destroy the best..

    02/16/2017 8:57:42 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 21 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02/16/2017 | By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    The Russian Ministry of Defence has released a video of its latest fighter jet in an effort to drive foreign export sales. The Kremlin wants foreign governments to buy its latest Sukhoi-35s jet instead of a western aircraft. As part of the sales drive, the Russian Air Force released footage of a test pilot taking its Sukhoi Su-35s for a spin.
  • Obama Appointees Preventing Mattis From Rebuilding The Military, Says Armed Services Chair

    02/16/2017 7:11:43 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    Holdovers from the Obama administration in the Pentagon are hampering efforts to fix the military’s major readiness problem, leaving Secretary of Defense James Mattis alone in his efforts to properly equip U.S. forces, according to the chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services. “I am concerned that … to fix these problems [it] is going to take a lot more money, and yet a lot of the folks who are coming up with the budget to fix them are the same people who have been fighting every step of the way against our efforts to fix these problems,” said...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 16 February 2017

    02/15/2017 6:02:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ GLOBEMASTER MANEUVER An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft conducts a low-level flight during Large Package Week at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 5, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson 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. CONCRETE AIM A Marine fires from a kneeling prone position during a deck shoot aboard the USS New Orleans in the Pacific Ocean, April 1, 2016. Marine Corps photo by...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Which '70s Songs Must Go Quiz - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    02/14/2017 6:00:08 PM PST · by LUV W · 209 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | LUV W and The Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... Which '70s Songs Must Go QuizHT---PROCON! Click HERE to 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!
  • Thousands Gather in Remembrance of World War II destruction of Dresden

    02/13/2017 4:33:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    Dresden's mayor has used the event to remind participants of the brutalities of war, even in the 21st century. During World War II, Allied forces firebombed the German city of Dresden, leaving 25,000 people dead. Around 12,000 people on Monday gathered in Dresden and joined hands to form a human chain in a message of "peace and reconciliation" marking the anniversary of the deadly firebombing of the city by Allied forces towards the end of the Second World War. The act aimed at reminding the participants of the brutal bombing, considered one of the Allied forces more controversial acts during...
  • U.S. Helicopters Arrive in Germany to Boost Combat Presence

    02/13/2017 7:52:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | Breitbart
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Army has begun unloading dozens of Chinook, Apache and Black Hawk helicopters at a port in northern Germany so the aircraft can be moved to a base in Bavaria. German news agency dpa reported Sunday that 94 helicopters and several trucks from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade in Fort Drum, New York were sent to the port of Bremerhaven.
  • Betrayal And Tragedy To Our Military- Alert To We The People.

    02/13/2017 4:43:28 AM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    It all began with the penetration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House by Obama. The American people knew of this, as it was reported on many Alternative Media News Sites. Of course, since everyone does not read those sites, some of the American people would not have known. Some may not know now, as this story has gone widely unreported; however, I do have to give credit to Fox News and CNN’s Jake Tapper, as they did report on it, too. NBC reported on the attack, but failed to report on the Muslim spy ring. Obama hired brothers...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Christopher Blake Rodgers ~ 13 February 2017

    02/12/2017 5:01:49 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 123 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 ~ LCpl. Christopher Blake Rodgers Info from here.               Marine Lance Corporal Christopher Blake Rodgers May 4, 1990 – September 1, 2010 Lance Corporal Christopher Blake Rodgers, 20, United States Marine Corps, beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend, was killed in action on September 1, 2010 in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. He was 20 years old. Christopher, or Blake...
  • U.S. Special Forces Deployed To 70% Of The World In 2016

    02/12/2017 1:35:21 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 02/11/2017 | Tyler Durden
    U.S. Special Operations Command launched a raid in Yemen’s Baida Province on Jan 29, targeting Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The first high-profile special forces operation of Trump’s presidency, the raid resulted in the deaths of at least 14 Al Qaeda fighters, 20 civilians and Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. Three other Americans were reportedly wounded and an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft was destroyed by U.S. forces after it was heavily damaged in a forced landing. Over the past few days, it has emerged that al-Rimi survived the raid and he has subsequently released an audio...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 2/12/17 (Prayer)

    02/12/2017 12:29:19 AM PST · by Faith · 57 replies
    February 12, 2017 | Faith
    Won't you 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.
  • Lt. General Hal Moore....An Amazing American Hero

    02/11/2017 6:26:59 PM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 5 replies
    Stripes ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Iceflyer
    I am greatly saddened today at the passing of Lt General Hal Moore. I would never have thought that in my Air Force career that it would be an Army General who would leave the greatest impression on me. This post is to reflect on that impact. In 2006 I attended Air Command and Staff College. After interviewing with 75+ others for 17 coveted slots on the Gathering of Eagles team I was selected to be one and could not believe my fortune. Through several weeks of work as a team we had selected our “Eagles” to come to the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CONCRETE LOVE ~ 12 February 2017

    02/11/2017 5:01:51 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          CONCRETE LOVE Our Daily BreadJuly 28, 1998 "Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing." 1 Corinthians 13:3 The story is told of a child psychologist who spent many hours constructing a new driveway at his home. Just after he smoothed the surface of the freshly poured concrete, his small children chased a ball across the driveway, leaving deep footprints. The man yelled after them with a torrent of angry words. His shocked wife said, "You're a...
  • Former Marine removed from Iraq, criticized for telling the truth

    02/11/2017 9:02:01 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/11/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When Steven Gern--a ten year veteran of the Marine Corps working in Iraq--put up a video telling Americans what average members of the local population in Iraq really thought about the USA, not only did the video garner 8 million views, within hours he was airlifted out of his work zone into Baghdad by private plane because his boss was concerned about the numerous death threats which had been made against him. The former marine was the only passenger on the plane. YouTube initially took down Gern’s video for "violating YouTube's Policy on hate speech." Imagine that! We've come to...
  • Assad says US troops welcome in Syria to fight 'terrorism'

    02/10/2017 8:36:45 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies
    MRT ^ | Updated 12:41 pm, Friday, February 10, 2017 | Bassem Mroue (AP)
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview released on Friday that the United States is welcome to join the battle against "terrorists" in Syria — as long as it is in cooperation with his government and respects the country's sovereignty. Speaking with Yahoo News, Assad said he has not had any communication — direct or indirect — with President Donald Trump or any official form the new U.S. administration. But the Syrian leader appeared to make a gesture to the new U.S. president in the interview, saying he welcomes Trump's declaration that he will make it...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Valentine's Edition: Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 11 February 2017

    02/10/2017 6:03:55 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 344 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops Happy Valentine's!! ***** ~ 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 10 February 2017

    02/09/2017 5:59:21 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 155 replies
    February 9, 2017 | Mother Nature and Old Man Winter
    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. Yeah, I know I'm a little early...in case I'm not around, laterNo worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never...
  • Gohmert: McCain's comments hurt morale of US military

    02/09/2017 1:50:29 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2017 | Fox News
    Feb. 09, 2017 - 2:53 - Texas congressman weighs in on 'America's News HQ'
  • Obama appointees flee Pentagon; Trump left with scores of vacancies to fill

    02/09/2017 7:10:38 AM PST · by GonzoII · 113 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 8, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon has been stripped of almost all of its political appointees from the Obama administration, but an uncertain Senate future awaits the candidates whom President Trump will nominate to remake the armed forces in his image.
  • Indonesia 'accepts apology' from Australia over military saga

    02/08/2017 6:03:33 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 9 2017 | staffer
    Indonesia's military chief says Australia has apologised over "offensive" training materials used at an army base in Perth. General Gatot Nurmantyo accepted the apology from the chief of Australia's army, the Indonesian military said. Indonesia last month said it had put all defence co-operation on hold, before clarifying the suspension was for one language-training programme. The nation said the materials referenced several sensitive topics. They were "soldiers in the past, East Timor, Papuan independence and 'Pancasila'", a reference to Indonesia's founding philosophy, Gen Nurmantyo said last month.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 09 February 2017

    02/08/2017 6:01:29 PM PST · 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!! ~ NIGHT BOARDING Paratroopers board and position their gear inside an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft before participating in a night jump at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 31, 2016. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena 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. ROCKET EXERCISE A Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom fires rockets during an urban close air support exercise at Yodaville near Yuma, AZ, April 1, 2016. The Venom is...
  • U.S. Army: 95% of Brigade Combat Teams Unprepared to Fight Immediately

    02/08/2017 5:15:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 2/8/17 | Edwin Mora
    Only three of the 58 U.S. Army Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) are capable of immediately joining the fight in the event of a major conflict, Gen. Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff of the Army, told lawmakers.According to the general, about one-third of the 58 BCTs in the Army, the largest U.S. military branch, are deemed ready, but “only three” of those “could be called upon to fight tonight in the event of a crisis.”The rest would require about 30 days to prepare. That means only about five percent of brigade combat teams are ready to engage in immediate combat...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Are You A Citizen Of The World Quiz - Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    02/07/2017 6:00:57 PM PST · by LUV W · 134 replies
    The greatest militray and veterans in thw whole world....and their families, too! | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 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..... Are You A Citizen Of The World Quiz Neuschwanstein CastleGermany 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.
  • “Behead them in their own homes”: Pennsylvania Muslim drew up assassination list of US military...

    02/06/2017 6:53:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/6/17 | Robert Spencer
    “After the hearing, Thornton described his client as ‘a young kid who was tweeting from his bedroom. He’s very sorry that he ever got himself involved in something like this.'”His targets would have been even sorrier if this poor “young kid” had carried out his plans.Meanwhile, is anyone investigating where he learned his understanding of Islam, or is that question being waved away yet again with the claim that he was “radicalized on the Internet”?“Pennsylvania man, 20, pleads guilty to charges he conspired to aid the Islamic State,” Associated Press, January 30, 2017 (thanks to Creeping Sharia): A 20-year-old Pennsylvania...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi ~ 07 February 2017

    02/06/2017 6:01:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 138 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Keesler Air Force Base, MississippiKeesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. The base is named in honor of aviator 2d Lt Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr., a Mississippi native killed in France during the First World War. The base is home of Headquarters, Second Air Force (2 AF) and the 81st Training Wing (81 TW) of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC).The Second Air Force mission is to provide the best-trainined, combat-ready forces. To carry out...
  • Donald Trump vows US, allies will defeat ‘radical Islamic terrorism'

    02/06/2017 3:47:19 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | AFP
    Caption - President Donald Trump speaks to troops while visiting U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo) Macdill Air Force Base -- US President Donald Trump vowed today that America and its allies would defeat the "forces of death" and keep radical jihadists from gaining a foothold on US soil, but did not offer details about his strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. In his first visit to US Central Command – responsible for an area that includes the Middle East and Central Asia...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: SFC John Adams ~ 06 February 2017

    02/05/2017 5:05:27 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 105 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 ~ SFC John Adams Info from here.             Staff Sergeant Adams interdicted three Anti-Iraqi Forces, and his efforts resulted in the confiscation of numerous small arms and explosive ordinance... "THE YOUNG OUTDOORSMAN" It was fortunate for John Adams that Hillsboro, Illinois, had a lot of wide-open spaces. The woods and fields outside of town became his boyhood playground. Fishing, hunting, camping and playing...