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  • Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia

    01/18/2017 12:19:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 January 2017
    Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia. Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO concerns over Russia, but the deployment coincides with the U.S. sending several thousand troops to Poland to beef up its Eastern European allies worried about Moscow's assertiveness. Marines from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina landed a little after 10 am CET (0900 GMT) at a snow-covered Vaernes airport near Trondheim,...
  • President-Elect Calls [NATO] Alliance 'Obsolete' In Interview With London Newspaper

    01/18/2017 12:16:34 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 16 January 2017 | Lydia O'Neal
    In an interview with the Times of London published Monday, President-elect Donald Trump called the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance “obsolete,” sparking alarm among other NATO members. The comments were especially worrisome to many in the West given the intense scrutiny of Trump’s ties to Russia —both substantiated and unsubstantiated. The Times interview marked yet another instance of Trump’s veering away from decades of nearly unconditional U.S. support for its allies in the pact—namely, Canada and most of Europe, including his current wife’s country of Slovenia, formerly part of the Soviet state Yugoslavia. On the campaign trail in July, Trump told...
  • SIX: The Seal Team Six Family | New Series Premieres Jan 18 10/9c | History

    01/18/2017 8:09:20 AM PST · by PeteePie · 14 replies
    History Channel ^ | 1/18/2017 | PeteePie
    From the YT page: One of their own has been captured. They need to get in, get out and ask for forgiveness later. Watch new drama series 'SIX', inspired by Seal Team Six missions, premieres Wednesday January 18 10/9c on HISTORY. #SIX
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Kind Of Takeout Food Are You Quiz - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    01/17/2017 5:59:22 PM PST · by LUV W · 128 replies
    The best military and veterans in the whole world...and their families, too! | January 17, 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..... What Kind Of Takeout Food Are You Quiz 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!
  • Trump Pushes Lockheed to Cut F-35 Costs by Asking Boeing to Develop a Comparable Jet

    01/16/2017 10:33:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newswire ^ | January 16, 2017 | Boris Djuric
    After meeting with the president-elect Donald Trump, Lockheed Martin CEO, Marillyn Hewson, promises to lower the costs of F-35 program as well as to create 1,800 new jobs. This brings out the question how come cheaper F-35 program and thousands of new jobs weren’t suggested earlier? Also, a frequently asked question is whether developing the fifth generation F-35 “super jet”, which proved to be not that “super” after all, justified spending $trillions of taxpayer’s money? According to Trump, this expense is unacceptable. The President-elect already promised a modernization of U.S. military, however, under certain conditions. “The F-35 program and cost...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: US Army Research<br>Detroit Arsenal, Michigan ~ 17 January 2017

    01/16/2017 6:02:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 133 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Army Research Detroit Arsenal, Michigan Home of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Headquarters, the Detroit Arsenal  has played a vital role in our Nation’s defense since the start of World War II.  Located in Warren, Mich., the Detroit Arsenal sprang up seemingly overnight in 1940 with the single focus of producing medium tanks.  Today, the Detroit Arsenal remains ever vigilant as the host for organizations that provide over 70 percent of the systems used in the military.Home of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Jeremiah Denton ~ 16 January 2017

    01/15/2017 5:05:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 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 ~   Jeremiah Denton Info from here.               Thank you, Mountainlion, for the heads up on the passing of this hero.  RIP, Mr. Denton.   Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. (born July 15, 1924 in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired United States Navy rear admiral, naval aviator and a former...
  • America Prayer Vigil {1-15-17} - Prayer

    01/15/2017 1:16:51 AM PST · by Faith · 33 replies
    January 15, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice-President-Elect 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 ~ RESERVATIONS ~ 15 January 2017

    01/14/2017 5:03:13 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 replies
    Serving | The Canteen Crew
            RESERVATIONS Recently, someone stopped by my office, handed me two sheets of paper, and said something to the effect of, "You're always sharing something with people; here's something for you." Then he was gone. Like so many encounters we have along life's way, this one was brief. But it left a lasting impression...and brightened my whole day. The article is definitely a "keeper". Originally written by Jonathan Lee for the Washington Post, it is entitled "Reservations of an Airline Agent". I've abbreviated it due to limited space, but the point is unchanged. Enjoy! "I work...
  • Restoring America’s Fighting Force

    01/14/2017 8:15:48 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Jim Emerson
    The American military under Obama received less focus about preparing to fight wars than as a laboratory for social engineering. The military was ordered to integrate Homosexuals and transgenders into the ranks. The armed forces had to place its war fighting training on hold in order to adopt the “politically correct,” liberal agenda of the far left. As a result, the military has begun to lose its fighting spirit and forgotten its heritage and history. The Obamas Regime’s “inclusive approach” has managed to minimize the expression of religion in the ranks. Officers and enlisted alike have been disciplined for displaying...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 14 January 2017

    01/13/2017 6:05:05 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 178 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
        ***** 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hanging' Cafe ~ 13 January 2017

    01/12/2017 6:00:50 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 139 replies
    January 12, 2017 | Mother Natures and the Wood Fairies
    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' Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Pets are welcomed, too.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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 12 January 2017

    01/11/2017 6:01:02 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 127 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ PLACING A TORPEDO A Marine places a Bangalore torpedo under concertina wire during a demolition training range in Southwest Asia, March 9, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin 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. SOARING ANGELS The Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, perform a parade maneuver during the Naval Air Facility El Centro Airshow in El Centro, CA, March 12, 2016. The squadron, celebrating its...
  • Army Leaker Chelsea Manning on Obama's 'Short List' for Commutation

    01/11/2017 8:14:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Cynthia McFadden, Kevin Monahan, William M. Arkin and Tracy Connor
    President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News. A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this year and went on a hunger strike in a bid for gender reassignment surgery. "I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced," Manning's aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News....
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Season Is Your Soul Connected To Quiz - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    01/10/2017 5:59:00 PM PST · by LUV W · 138 replies
    The bestest troops and vets in the whole wide world...and their loved ones! | Tuesday, January 10, 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.....What Season Is Your Soul Connected To 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 ~ Hall of Heroes: Nemo ~ 09 January 2017

    01/08/2017 5:01:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 151 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 ~ Nemo Info from here and here              In March 1965, military working dogs were approved for use in Vietnam. By July 17th, forty teams had been deployed to three bases - Tan Son Nhut, Ben Hoa and DaNang. This was only the beginning, by the end of the year there were 99 dogs in the country. By September 1966 more than 500...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PROMISE YOURSELF ~ 08 January 2017

    01/07/2017 5:00:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 114 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PROMISE YOURSELF Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind; ...to speak of health, happiness, and prosperity to every person that you meet; ...to make all your friends aware of the special qualities within them; ...to look at the sunny side of everything and let your optimism work to make your dreams come true; ...to think, work for, and expect only the best; to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own; ...to forget past mistakes and press on towards a greater future;...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 07 January 2017

    01/06/2017 6:01:57 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 144 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
        ***** 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...
  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 05 January 2017

    01/04/2017 6:02:01 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SHOULDER RESCUE Army Sgt. Jason C. Carroll carries a young resident through flooded streets in Monroe, LA, March 10, 2016. Carroll is electronic warfare specialist noncommissioned officer assigned to the Louisiana National Guard's 528th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade. The unit used light tactical vehicles as it worked with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office to navigate the high waters and assist residents. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members...
  • Obama to Armed Forces: ‘Women Are at Least as Strong as Men’

    01/04/2017 3:43:45 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/16 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama celebrated the social changes made in the military during his administration by allowing gays to serve openly in the Armed Forces and opening combat roles to women. “Joe Biden and I know that women are as least as strong as men,” he said. “We’re stronger for it.” {..snip..}
  • Indonesia suspends military co-operation with Australia

    01/03/2017 8:03:03 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies
    9 News Australia ^ | 4th January 2017
    Indonesia has suspended all military cooperation with Australia, the ABC reports. The move was reportedly made over 'offensive' training materials on display at an Australian SAS base in Perth. Major General Wuryanto has not confirmed the reason for the suspension, saying it was for technical matters, and that there were "ups and downs in every cooperation between two national forces". According to Indonesian newspaper, Kompas, an Indonesian Special Forces instructor took offence to some “laminated material” at the Perth base.
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Can We Guess Your Profession Quiz - Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    01/03/2017 5:59:50 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..... Can We Guess Your Profession QuizThanks, PRO! 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!
  • Terminally ill Army sergeant, who used military grit to meet pope, dies

    01/03/2017 10:37:25 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 77 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 01/03/2017 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cheryl Tobin, a former master sergeant with the U.S. Army who used her military might to flag down the pope for a blessing, died in her sleep New Year’s Eve. She was 48. Terminally ill with a rare form of cancer, Tobin went on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi in May thanks to the generosity, prayers and assistance of many people who wanted to help her fulfill her dream. Despite the fatigue that came from radiation treatments, chemotherapy and surgery, Tobin was able to climb the Holy Stairs on her knees, climb to the top...
  • Attacked for serving his country: Soldier, 19, was beaten by '15 men who spotted his army jacket[tr]

    01/03/2017 7:21:32 AM PST · by kevcol · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 3, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    A soldier who was gifted with a plane ticket to see his widowed mother on Christmas saw his holiday turn to horror when he was left with severe facial injuries by a gang in Philadelphia, his family said. . . . Freni, his mom and girlfriend were strolling through Philadelphia after the parade when they the large group of young men walked by them and made 'derogatory' comments about Freni's jacket, she said. She says that one of those men then hit Freni, and the others leaped in to attack him as well.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Christmas Truce ~ 02 January 2017

    01/01/2017 5:05:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 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 ~ The Christmas Truce Info from here.             You are standing up to your knees in the slime of a waterlogged trench.  It is the evening of 24 December 1914 and you are on the dreaded Western Front. Stooped over, you wade across to the firing step and take over...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIVING PRAYER ~ Happy New Year 2017 ~ 01 January 2017

    12/31/2016 5:00:22 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 104 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Elves
            LIVING PRAYER Brother Lawrence was a monk who lived almost 300 years ago and worked in the galley of his monastery. He wrote a book, The Practice of the Presence of God, which today is considered a classic in the area of Christian devotion. Brother Lawrence spent much of his time in the monastery scullery scrubbing pots and pans. He also had a collateral duty as the monastery cobbler. In these jobs, he said, he learned to glorify God in simple tasks and to pray with his hands. By bringing to each small job the...
  • Navy Secretary: If Trump Rolls Back Female Integration, There Will Be Consequences

    12/31/2016 9:48:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 99 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Jonah Bennett
    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said recently in a December interview that while GOP President-elect Donald Trump can roll back social change in the military, doing so will make the force weaker. Mabus, who has served in the position longer than anyone since World War I, has overseen significant social changes in the military and caused a lot of consternation in the process. Now, in a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post, he’s warning that if Trump rolls back social change in the military, he should admit that it will damage the force. “You make the decisions you think...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Music Dedication ~ Almost New Years ~ 31 December 2016

    12/30/2016 6:00:40 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 220 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Elves
       ***** ~ Canteen Music Dedication ~ *****~ 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 Billboard...
  • China's carrier replenishment ship begins sea trials

    12/30/2016 4:22:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | December 30, 2016 | Andrew Tate in London
    The People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) new Type 901 replenishment ship commenced sea trials on 18 December, according to Chinese media. The 45,000-tonne vessel, which was built at Guangzhou Shipyard International's Longxue shipyard on the Pearl River, is expected to provide logistics support to the PLAN's nascent carrier force. Photographic evidence of the ship's construction emerged in late 2015, not long before it was launched on 15 December 2015. It is equipped with three gantries and a fourth high-point structure port side aft, configured with five hose rigs for liquid refuelling on the port side and four on the starboard...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 30 December 2016

    12/29/2016 6:00:07 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 175 replies
    December 29, 2016 | Mother Nature and Father Time
    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. Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year celebration of their choice. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or glass and start...
  • Dems to Trump: F-35 substitute a 'total nonstarter'

    12/29/2016 10:23:02 AM PST · by Mariner · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23rd, 2016 | By Rebecca Kheel
    A trio of Connecticut Democratic lawmakers is calling President-elect Donald Trump’s calls for finding an alternative to the F-35 a “total nonstarter.” “Any suggestion that there is a substitute for the F-35 is a total nonstarter,” Reps. Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro and John Larson said in a statement Friday. “This is a program that has been vetted ad nauseum by the Pentagon, the Congress and independent experts. There is simply no aircraft in production today that can compare with the F-35’s advanced avionics, networked capabilities and integrated stealth.” On Thursday, Trump took aim at the F-35 fighter jet for the...
  • John Kerry, tireless in his diplomatic efforts, often came up empty-handed

    12/29/2016 6:29:29 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/27/2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    John F. Kerry was late to his own party. Staffers, journalists and other officials were gathered in the ornate Benjamin Franklin salon at the State Department on Dec. 14 for early Christmas festivities. But the secretary of State was nowhere to be seen. Kerry was on the telephone to various world leaders, trying to find out about a major diplomatic meeting — from which the United States had been excluded. The gathering, which sought to broker a resolution to the devastating Syrian conflict, took place six days later in Moscow and involved the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 29 December 2016

    12/28/2016 6:03:55 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CAVALRY CAMOUFLAGE Army Cpl. Andrew Hernandez provides security for his team during a live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 24, 2016. Hernandez is a cavalry scout assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner 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. ANCHOR PREP Sailors aboard the USS Benfold prepare for sea and anchor detail near Guam, March 4, 2016. The...
  • The First Test Of WW1 Mark VIII Tank (1918) HD

    12/28/2016 1:53:09 PM PST · by BBell · 30 replies
    Here we see video of the first time the Mark VIII tank from World War 1 is being tested and rolled out for the military to consider whether or not to fund its mass production. More information is in the video text slides.
  • Former Army Ranger Killed Outside Casino On Christmas

    12/28/2016 9:09:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 28, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Former Army Ranger Fernando Duarte was shot and killed Sunday outside of a casino in Florida after winning a prize at the slot machines. . . . His family said Duarte served in the military for twelve years, including deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Police say that everything began to head downhill after Duarte got into “a brief verbal altercation” with two black men, Mikey Tyquan Lenard and Kenin Sherrod Bailey while still inside the casino.
  • What's happening in the Military? [vanity]

    12/28/2016 5:15:55 AM PST · by Fhios · 19 replies
    12/28/2016 | Total Vanity
    Why the sudden turn-around on the Navy's new rating names? What triggered that retreat? Sudden reversal after much celebrations and congratulations? Things like that - sudden reversal - just don't happen in the military without something happening to the military. Is there a reason why the Democrats are griping about the retired military personnel in Trumps incoming administration? History is full of military commanders retiring into politics. It's not anything new.
  • Allied troops and ISIS battle for collapsing Mosul Dam

    12/27/2016 6:29:47 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 27 December 2016 | By Gareth Davies For Mailonline
    Allied troops and ISIS are set to battle for a collapsing dam that would spew nearly 600 times the water of the River Thames onto Mosul if it breaches. Engineers from an Italian company have been tasked with fixing the Mosul Dam's foundations to stop more than 11 trillion litres of water (11.11billion cubic metres) from flooding Mosul. Experts are warning their work could be in vain, and should the catastrophe happen, it is estimated 1.5million people could be killed by the floods in an impact described as 'worse than a nuclear bomb'. Waves of up to 45ft would be...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Left-Or-Right Brain Test - Wednesday, December 28, 2016

    12/27/2016 6:01:50 PM PST · by LUV W · 126 replies
    The bestest troops and vets in the world...and their families, too! | 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 Left-Or-Right Brain TestThanks, Salvation! 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 ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The Legacy ~ 26 December 2016

    12/25/2016 5:00:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 32 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 The Berlin AirliftPart 4: The LegecyAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part 1 Link to Part 2 Link to Part 3             THE AIRLIFT'S LEGACY   The most obvious result of this confrontation was the 40-year Cold War with the Soviet Union, which ebbed with the construction...
  • America’s Troops Celebrate Christmas Around the World

    12/25/2016 9:56:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2016 | John Hayward
    Members of the U.S. armed forces deployed around the world celebrate Christmas in the photos and videos below. First up, a wonderful video from PBS NewsHour of service members around the globe singing “The 12 Days of Christmas.” As with most performances of this song, it gets better and better as it goes.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Merry Christmas 2016 ~ 25 December 2016

    12/24/2016 5:05:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 120 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Elves
    For Unto You Is Born This Day... A Savior...Christ The LordMerry CHRISTmas, Troops!! LUKE 2:1-20 King James Version (KJV) 1..And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2..(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3..And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4..And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage...
  • Two military Christmas music videos

    12/24/2016 4:52:17 PM PST · by mairdie · 1 replies
    Vanity ^ | 24 Dec 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    I just put up a new Christmas carol for a military music video - "Camouflage and Christmas Lights," from Duck the Halls for NCIS and NCIS-LA. It's for my nephew Philip, a proud marine who loves military shows. There's also an older military one - "Toy Soldier," by Enya for JAG. In all, there are 89 Christmas carol music videos up on my site from TV shows and from footage I've shot myself in local churches and around town. I love this season! All videos need to be downloaded and unzipped to play. We play them with VLC. They're in...
  • Trump's Pick for VA Secretary Expected Soon

    12/24/2016 9:57:15 AM PST · by ConsCA · 67 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 23 2016 | Richard Sisk
    President-elect Donald Trump was expected to make his choice for Veterans Affairs Secretary known, possibly today, amid controversy among veterans service organizations over the pick and the direction of the $180 billion-a-year cabinet agency. Trump has been unpredictable during the transition but members of his transition team said earlier this week that the president-elect would be announcing more appointments before Christmas and sources in the veterans community said the VA choice could come Friday. At Mar-a-Lago, Trump's palatial Florida estate and winter retreat, the President-elect met Tuesday with Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, who...
  • What’s this NBA legend doing in retirement? Hanging from a chopper over Afghanistan

    12/24/2016 7:37:43 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 12/24/2016 | Staff
    Basketball legend Ray Allen took to the road for the holidays. But this wasn’t your ordinary family Christmas visit. Allen, who played with the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, joined the USO Holiday Tour to visit military personnel overseas, with stops including Afghanistan and Qatar. But Allen didn’t just speak and mingle with the troops at military bases last week. He also experienced a few adventures of his own, like hanging from an airborne CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Afghanistan. *********snip******** He grew up around military bases as the son of an Air Force mechanic. The holiday tour showed appreciation to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Countdown To Christmas ~ 24 December 2016

    12/23/2016 6:03:48 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 235 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Elves
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  • Trump is right to consider canceling the F-35

    12/23/2016 5:32:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    While we have a lot of sunk research costs in the F-35 that are unrecoverable, the question is how to allocate our money today, and the F-35 would be a waste at current prices. If Trump cannot negotiate a more reasonable price per plane, we should take that money and use it for what the military really needs. First and foremost, we need more soldiers in all branches of the military. Obama has shrunk the armed forces down to unconscionable levels. Secondly, we need more drones – a lot of them. Just think: if one F-35 crashes, we have lost...
  • Why America's Marines are Turning Their MV-22 Ospreys Into Assault Gunships

    12/23/2016 5:50:07 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 80 replies
    Scout Warrior ^ | Dec 22, 2015 | Kris Osborn
    The U.S. Marine Corps is progressing with a new project to arm its MV-22 Osprey aircraft with new weapons such as laser-guided 2.75in rockets, missiles and heavy guns - a move which would expand the tiltrotor's mission set beyond supply, weapons and forces transport to include a wider range of offensive and defensive combat missions, Corps officials said. "Currently, NSWC (Naval Surface Warfare Center) Dahlgren explored the use of forward firing rockets, missiles, fixed guns, a chin mounted gun, and also looked at the use of a 30MM gun along with gravity drop rockets and guided bombs deployed from the...
  • Trump won votes promising to protect veterans, but major veterans groups are rattled by his plans

    12/22/2016 4:08:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2016 | Evan Halper
    Donald Trump’s flair for connecting with veterans won him an overwhelming share of their votes, but the durability of the alliance is already being tested as Trump’s search for a Veterans Affairs secretary veers in a direction that has alarmed some of America’s most influential retired soldiers. Under pressure from conservative activists, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and organizations funded by the Koch Brothers, Trump is contemplating choosing an agency chief who would upend the entire veterans healthcare system. That would come over the protest of the country’s major veterans groups. An appointment like that could prove an early...
  • Trump says because of high cost of F-35 has asked Boeing to price out 'comparable F-18'

    12/22/2016 3:34:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 22, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday that because of the high cost of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter, he had asked Boeing Co to offer a price for a "comparable F-18 Super Hornet." "Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!," Trump wrote on Twitter....