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  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Scary ☠️ Movie Are You Quiz - Wed., October 23, 2019

    10/22/2019 6:00:05 PM PDT · by LUV W · 141 replies
    The best troops and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | LUV W and the Canteen Zombies
    ~ 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..... What Scary Movie 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.
  • Iraq says U.S. forces withdrawing from Syria have no approval to stay

    10/22/2019 10:10:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/22/2019 | by Ahmed Rasheed, Idrees Ali
    BAGHDAD/PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. forces that crossed into Iraq as part of a pull-out from Syria do not have permission to stay and can only be there in transit, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, however, that Washington aimed eventually to bring the troops withdrawing from Syria back to the United States. The Iraqi military statement contradicted the Pentagon’s announcement that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and to help...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska ~ 22 October 2019

    10/21/2019 6:01:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 33 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AlaskaJoint Base Elmendorf–Richardson is a United States military facility in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. It is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force's Elmendorf Air Force Base and the United States Army's Fort Richardson, which were merged in 2010.The adjacent facilities were officially combined by the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission. Its mission is to support and defend U.S. interests in the Asia Pacific region and around the world by providing units who are ready for worldwide air power projection and a base that...
  • Military artificial intelligence can be easily and dangerously fooled

    10/21/2019 12:29:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 10/21/19 | Will Knight
    Last March, Chinese researchers announced an ingenious and potentially devastating attack against one of America’s most prized technological assets—a Tesla electric car. The team, from the security lab of the Chinese tech giant Tencent, demonstrated several ways to fool the AI algorithms on Tesla’s car. By subtly altering the data fed to the car’s sensors, the researchers were able to bamboozle and bewilder the artificial intelligence that runs the vehicle. In one case, a TV screen contained a hidden pattern that tricked the windshield wipers into activating. In another, lane markings on the road were ever-so-slightly modified to confuse the...
  • Chinese National Sentenced for Scheme to Export Military, Space Technology to China

    10/21/2019 9:40:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/21/2019 | Eva Fu
    A Chinese national was sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to export military and space technology to China, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Oct. 18. Li Tao, 39, sought to export “highly sensitive” military and space technology from the United States to China without a license, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the DOJ said in the press release. The law prohibits unauthorized exports in the case of an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.” Li was arrested in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: David R Kingsley ~ 21 October 2019

    10/20/2019 5:01:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 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 ~ David KingsleyInfo from this website.             KINGSLEY, DAVID R. (Air Mission) Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps, 97th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force. Place and date: Ploesti Raid, Rumania, 23 June 1944. Entered service at. Portland, Oregon. Birth: Oregon. G.O. No.: 26, 9 April 1945. Citation: For...
  • David Bellavia will serve the country, but not in Congress

    10/20/2019 3:14:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    WBEN ^ | 10/20/19 | Tim Wenger
    “My country needs me. My army has given me an opportunity to serve" After a great deal of contemplation, soul-searching and consultation with area political leaders, David Bellavia will sit out running for Congress in NY27. Bellavia has long been considered to be the frontrunner if he were to run and has been the subject of intense speculation by the candidates who are already declared and some who are contemplating a run for the seat vacated recently by Chris Collins. The decision, now that it is known, will likely again unleash another political tidal wave as both declared and undeclared...
  • Ohio defense co. brings dozens of jobs to ABQ (New Mexico) [Nuclear Weapons]

    10/20/2019 2:32:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | October 18, 2019 | Collin Krabbe, Technology reporter
    Peerless Technologies Corp., an Ohio defense and tech company that quietly came to Albuquerque earlier this year, is wrapping up a local expansion that brought around two dozen jobs and hopes for more in the future. The hiring push came as a result of two Air Force contract wins, according to Senior Vice President Julie Clark. One of those deals is an $18.5 million contract for engineering and technical services to support the integration of the B61-12 nuclear bomb, according to the Dayton Business Journal, our sister company. That project is slated for completion in 2024. Peerless has hired around...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - OCTOBER 20, 2019 - (PRAYER)

    10/19/2019 6:57:56 PM PDT · by Faith · 30 replies
    October 20, 2019 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ You Are Not Superman ~ 20 October 2019

    10/19/2019 5:00:45 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          YOU ARE NOT SUPERMAN There are times when some events of life overwhelm us. Things at home or things at work can drain us. Sometimes we sense an urge to be "Superman" or even "God". We want to "fix" things or "make everything better." In reality, this feeling can be the source of great stress and tension. We sometimes have to admit that certain things can't be fixed; certain things will not go away. Got a problem, talk about it. It may not get "fixed" or go away, but you will feel better! CAPT Thom Dansak,...
  • Freeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - October 19, 2019

    10/18/2019 6:00:08 PM PDT · by LUV W · 115 replies
    The best miltary and vets in the world! | Kathy In Alaska
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Potpourri ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • Military has phased out the use of floppy disks to coordinate nuclear launches

    10/18/2019 7:25:22 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 18 October 2019 | Bailey Vogt
    The military announced Thursday it has retired the 8-inch floppy disks that were used to receive a presidential order to fire nuclear missiles. Lt. Col. Jason Rossi told c4isrnet.com that it has retired the floppy disks used on its dated 1970s computer with a “highly-secure solid-state digital storage solution.” The computer — called Strategic Automated Command and Control System, or SACCS — is an old system designed to receive nuclear force action messages and is considered unhackable because it predates the creation of the internet.“You can’t hack something that doesn’t have an IP address. It’s a very unique system — it...
  • Alarming VA report reveals 60,000 veterans committed suicide over recent decade

    10/18/2019 6:48:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | Sep 2019 | Richard Sisk
    The Department of Veterans Affairs released an alarming report Friday showing that at least 60,000 veterans died by suicide between 2008 and 2017, with little sign that the crisis is abating despite suicide prevention being the VA's top priority. Although the total population of veterans declined by 18% during that span of years, more than 6,000 veterans died by suicide annually, according to the VA's 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. "VA is working to prevent suicide among all veterans, whether they are enrolled in VA health care or not," Wilkie said. "That's why the department has adopted a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 18 October 2019

    10/17/2019 5:59:57 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 69 replies
    Autumn Sprites
    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...
  • UK army combat units 40% below strength as recruitment plummets

    10/17/2019 4:13:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 9, 2019 | Frances Perraudin
    Britain faces an army recruitment crisis, with frontline combat units operating as much as 40% below strength, figures obtained by the Guardian reveal. Data released by the Ministry of Defence under freedom of information laws shows the number of soldiers in the British army’s infantry regiments has declined steadily over the past five years. There are more than 2,500 fewer personnel in frontline units than 2015, and all 16 regular regiments have shortfalls.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 17 October 2019

    10/16/2019 6:00:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 45 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ WASH AWAY Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Nevills washes the concrete from his face after helping fill a footer at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 3, 2016. Nevills is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, whose members dug eight trenches to house eight footers for placing four relocatable buildings. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman 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. TIMEOUT TAP Marine Corps...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The International Spy Quiz - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    10/15/2019 6:04:34 PM PDT · by LUV W · 90 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the world...and ther families! | LUV W and the Canteen Secret Agents
    ~ 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 International Spy 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: Clear Air Force Station, Alaska ~ 15 October 2019

    10/14/2019 6:00:31 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 51 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Clear Air Force Station, AlaskaClear Air Force Station is a United States Air Force Station radar station for detecting incoming ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles to NORAD's command center and to provide Space Surveillance data to Air Force Space Command's Space Control Center (SCC). Clear's AN/FPS-123 Upgraded Early Warning Radar is part of the Solid State Phased Array Radar System (SSPARS) which also includes those at Beale AFB, Cape Cod AFS, RAF Fylingdales and Thule Site J. The "historic property" was one of the Alaska World War II Army Airfields and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Nancy Wake ~ 14 October 2019

    10/13/2019 5:04:30 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 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 ~Nancy Wake"The White Mouse"Info and some photos from this website.             Young Rebel   Nancy Wake (Aug 30, 1912 - Aug 07, 2011) was born in the gusty heights of Roseneath, Wellington, New Zealand, on 30 August 1912 to Charles Augustus and Ella Rosieur Wake, the youngest of six children....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GETTING UNDERWAY ~ 13 October 2019

    10/12/2019 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 51 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            GETTING UNDERWAY A young Ensign, who had just completed his first overseas deployment, was given the opportunity to "show his stuff" by getting his ship underway. As he yelled out commands with great confidence, sailors were running everywhere. In no time, the ship came out of the channel, headed for home. It was accomplished so well that he set a new record for getting a destroyer underway. He wasn't surprised when a seaman approached him with a message from his CO...he WAS surprised to find that it was a radio message. He was even more...