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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Donald Sloat ~ January 26, 2015

    01/25/2015 5:00:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 45 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      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 ~   Donald Sloat Info from here.             Donald P. Sloat (February 1949 – January 17, 1970) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, United States military's highest decoration. His award was made posthumously in 2014 for his actions in the Vietnam War....
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/25/2015 10:23:31 AM PST · by Faith · 10 replies
    January 25, 2015 | Faith
    His Name shall endure for ever; His Name shall continue as long as the sun; And men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who only doth wondrous things. And blessed be His glorious Name for ever; and let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen. Psalm 72: 17-19
  • The Land of the Free---But are we still the home of the brave?

    01/24/2015 5:08:11 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 26 replies
    Self ^ | 2015 | Steve Newton
    Everyone knows the story of our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE GREATEST ~ 25 January 2015

    01/24/2015 5:03:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    THE GREATEST Greatest handicap..........Fear Greatest mistake..........Giving up Greatest stumbling block..........Ego Easiest to do..........Find Fault Top comfort..........Work well done Greatest need..........Common sense Best gift..........Forgiveness Greatest resource..........FAITH
  • 'I have everything in my life because of him': Poignant moment Holocaust survivor salutes

    01/24/2015 2:12:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | january 21, 2015 | allan hall
    This is the poignant moment when a man rescued from the hell he endured at the hands of the Nazis met his saviour and gave him a salute almost 70 years later. Joshua Kaufman first saluted his rescuer Daniel Gillespie. Then he kissed his hand and finally, he fell to his feet, exclaiming: 'I have wanted to do this for 70 years. I love you, I love you so much...'. Kaufman, now 87, was a 'walking corpse' on April 29 1945 when U.S. Army soldier Gillespie, 89, marched in with his comrades to liberate the charnel house that was the...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/24/2015 8:57:33 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    January 24, 2015 | Irish Rose
    Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One. Let us break their chains, they say, and throw off their fetters. The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill. I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, You are my Son; today I have become...
  • Freeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 24 Jan 2014

    01/23/2015 5:59:15 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 200 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen DJ's
    ***** Tunes For The 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 Billboard...
  • World War II vet works to convince the IRS that he's not dead

    01/23/2015 4:39:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Lori Kurtzman
    iegfried Meinstein discovered that he was dead in April. He seems to be handling the news well. It isnt really a problem in my daily life, he said, sitting at a table in his Upper Arlington assisted-living facility. Everybody accepts my money. This probably requires a little more explanation, so here it is: The Internal Revenue Service thinks 94-year-old Meinstein bought the farm, bit the big one, took a permanent vacation. And despite his familys best efforts, the IRS hasnt changed its mind. If they keep insisting, what is it you say? Ron Meinstein asked his dad. Eventually, theyll be...
  • Laser Weapons will be mounted on various US navy ship guns

    01/23/2015 7:55:06 AM PST · by shove_it · 22 replies
    NextBigFuture ^ | 22 Jan 2015
    The Laser Weapon System or LaWS is a directed-energy weapon developed by the United States Navy. The weapon was installed on the USS Ponce for field testing in 2014. In December 2014 the United States Navy reported the LaWS system works perfectly, and that the commander of the USS Ponce is authorized to use the system as a defensive weapon. The technical issues associated with the addition of LaWS (Laser Weapon System) to the Phalanx CIWS (Close in weapon system) will be somewhat different from those associated with adding a LaWS system to other weapon systemsor the provision of a...
  • Iran Has Ballistic Missile That Poses Threat to United States

    01/22/2015 9:42:04 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 68 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/22/2015 | Caroline B. Glick
    Column one: Iran, Obama, Boehner and Netanyahu Iran has apparently produced an intercontinental ballistic missile whose range far exceeds the distance between Iran and Israel, and between Iran and Europe. On Wednesday night, Channel 2 showed satellite imagery taken by Israels Eros-B satellite that was launched last April. The imagery showed new missile-related sites that Iran recently constructed just outside Tehran. One facility is a missile launch site, capable of sending a rocket into space or of firing an ICBM. On the launch pad was a new 27-meter long missile, never seen before. The missile and the launch pad indicate...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (1/23/2015) [Prayer]

    01/22/2015 9:12:52 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 28 replies
    23 January 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 (NIV) ----
  • Seth Rogen Clears the Air, Again, About American Sniper Tweet

    01/22/2015 8:25:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 1/22/2015 | Josh Feldman
    In case youre not up-to-date on the latest Thing To Be Outraged About, heres a quick recap: Seth Rogen and Michael Moore tweeted some things in relation to the movie American Sniper that people didnt like. In Moores case, it was an observation about how cowardly snipers can be. In Rogens case, it was about how the film reminded him of the Nazi propaganda film in Inglourious Basterds. There was some outrage about it, and Rogen clarified on Twitter Monday that he wasnt comparing the film about Chris Kyle to Nazi propaganda; the former just reminded him of the Basterds...
  • Navy Commander at Guantanamo Base Fired Amid Alleged Affair, Suspicious Death

    01/22/2015 5:42:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 21, 2015, | LUIS MARTINEZ
    The officer in charge of the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a loss of confidence after he allegedly had an affair with a woman whose husband was recently found dead in the waters off the base. Captain John Nettleton was relieved of command on Wednesday by Rear Adm. Mary M. Jackson, commander of Navy Region Southeast, due to loss of confidence in Nettleton's ability to command, according to a statement from the Navy. The statement declined to give additional details because of an ongoing investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), which is...
  • Dont believe the U.S. military when it says it doesnt keep body counts

    01/22/2015 4:25:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters - Opinion ^ | January 22, 2015 | By David Axe
    Earlier this month, a reporter asked the question that usually comes up when the United States gets involved in a sustained military campaign. Just how many enemy troops in this case, Islamic State foot soldiers have U.S. forces killed in more than five months of aerial attacks? The militarys answer was basically the same given to all similar questions going back more than a decade. Counting the dead is not the goal, said Pentagon chief spokesman John Kirby, a Navy admiral. Since the Vietnam War, with its gruesome and inflated U.S. tallies of enemy dead, the Pentagon has...
  • 'American Sniper': The Strategy Behind Warner Bros.' $107M Opening

    01/22/2015 3:27:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 21, 2015 | Pamela McClintock
    Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman can't count the number of times he has called Clint Eastwood over the years to relay opening-weekend box office. But never had he phoned with news like this: American Sniper was exploding. It was Saturday morning, Jan. 17, and Fellman informed the 84-year-old filmmaker, who lives in Carmel, Calif., and doesn't use email, that Sniper looked to cross $80 million over the four-day weekend. Fellman wasn't planning on calling Eastwood again until Monday but by late Saturday, it became clear that the $60 million-budgeted Sniper was surging to a historic $107.2 million...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(1/22/15)[Prayer]

    01/22/2015 5:05:11 AM PST · by left that other site · 24 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/22/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 22 January 2015

    01/21/2015 5:59:43 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BREAKING ICE An aerial view shows the Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay breaking ice on the Hudson River, NY, Jan. 16, 2014. The Coast Guard conducts flights over the Hudson River to provide daily updates of ice conditions on waterways, including areas known as choke points where ice gathers, making river travel difficult for ships delivering petroleum products such as home heating oil. U.S. Coast Guard photo Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those...
  • Why Sarah Palin Takes American Sniper Criticism Personally

    01/21/2015 2:53:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    People Magazine ^ | January 20, 2015 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    Sure, Sarah Palin can be quick to pounce when something rubs her wrong. But when Michael Moore and others take after the man behind box-office hit American Sniper it gets personal. "You're not fit to shine Chris Kyle's combat boots," the former Alaska governor and VP candidate wrote on her Facebook page Monday night after Moore, the liberal filmmaker, Tweeted that "snipers aren't heroes" which many took as a reference to the Clint Eastwood film starring Bradley Cooper. It turns out that Palin and Kyle were friends. They met and bonded in 2011, when the retired Navy SEAL was...
  • Navy Officer Fired, Probe Involves Affair, Suspicious Death

    01/21/2015 4:05:06 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 21, 2015 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The Navy captain in charge of the naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired and is being investigated in connection with an alleged affair with a woman on the base and the recent death of her husband, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Capt. John R. Nettleton was relieved of duty Wednesday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said in a press release. The Navy would not comment on the details of the investigation. But U.S. officials said Nettleton is under investigation in connection with the death of Christopher Tur, who was found...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/21/2015 8:04:36 AM PST · by Hiskid · 18 replies
    1/21/15 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - What Season Is Your Soul Connected To - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    01/20/2015 6:00:04 PM PST · by LUV W · 103 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take 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.
  • Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer blasts Michael Moores sniper comments

    01/20/2015 2:01:22 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 20 replies
    FOXNEWS/Politics ^ | January 20, 2015 | WashingtonFreeBeacon
    Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer criticized Michael Moore for Twitter comments he made Sunday. SNIP Meyer responded to the tweet in a post on Scout: "I'm sure that his grandfather, who died serving this country, is rolling over in his grave knowing that his grandson is using him to justify him calling U.S. servicemen cowards. I'd be willing to bet that at some point during his grandfather's service, he was watched over by U.S. snipers, and probably had his life saved more than once by U.S. snipers during the war. "I served as a Marine sniper for three years,...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/20/2015 1:24:02 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 13 replies
    January 20, 2015 | Jeanbl
    Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. . . Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me. Psalms 141:2; 66:20
  • The US Navys New Surface Warfare Strategy: Distributed Lethality ("If it floats, it fights")

    01/20/2015 12:22:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 16, 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The U.S. Navys surface fleet is getting more aggressive, with new tactics and weapons. The United States Navy plans to re-organize and re-equip its surface fleet by grouping ships into small surface action groups and increasing the number of anti-ship weapons on more platforms. The U.S. Navy calls this tactical shift distributed lethality. Breaking Defense quotes, Rear Admiral Peter Fanta and his rough summary of the concept of distributed lethality: If it floats, it fights, thats distributed lethality () Make every cruiser, destroyer, amphib, LCS, a thorn in somebody elses side. Fanta, the director for Surface Warfare on the Navy...
  • My daughter brought up joining the Air Force again

    01/19/2015 11:04:04 PM PST · by MacMattico · 79 replies
    Me
    A while back I brought up that my daughter had mentioned she was researching and thinking about joining the military. About 80% of the people that responded said "not in this environment". Which I completely understand. She brought it up again tonight. I asked her why. She is a very intelligent girl and would probably get in to many colleges with scholarship money. Before when she brought it up, she didn't say why, just that she was looking. Today was different. She told me how much of her high school has turned anti-military and talk about today's soldiers and marines...
  • Former Navy SEAL: Michael Moore Career 'a Really Good Confirmed Kill'

    01/19/2015 9:35:12 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on Mondays broadcast of CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon asked former Navy SEAL Cade Courtley, president of SEALsurvival.com, to react to last weekends box office hit American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper. Courtley reacted favorably to the film, explaining that in his view it was a responsibility that filmmaker Clint Eastwood took seriously. Look, any time Hollywood takes on something of this nature, I always sort of cringe because I dont know what the outcome is going to be, Courtley said. So, I went and saw this movie last Thursday with a couple of vets. We all came...
  • Read one sailors incredible response to Whats the laziest thing youve ever done? (Humor)

    01/19/2015 8:37:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Yellow Hammer News.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | CLIFF SIMS
    Reddit users were asked Whats the laziest thing youve ever done? And one former sailors response is so incredible we had to share it. We usually only write about Alabama-related things, so lets just assume this took place aboard one of the Alabama-built Littoral Combat Ships. I was once on a US military ship, having breakfast in the wardroom (officers lounge) when the Operations Officer (OPS) walks in. This guy was the definition of NOT a morning person; hes still half asleep, bleary eyed basically a zombie with a bagel. He sits down across from me to eat his bagel...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas ~ 20 JAN 2015

    01/19/2015 5:59:50 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pine Bluff Arsenal, ArkansasThe Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) is a United States Army installation located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. PBA is one of the six Army installations in the United States which stores chemical weapons. PBA supplies specialized production, storage, maintenance and distribution of readiness products, and delivers technical services to the Armed Forces and Homeland Security. PBA also designs, manufactures and refurbishes smoke, riot control, and incendiary munitions, as well as chemical/biological defense operations items. It serves as a technology center for illuminating and infrared munitions and is also the...
  • China Stole Plans For F-35 Fighter To Be Acquired - Report

    01/19/2015 9:04:05 AM PST · by Strategy · 15 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | January 19, 2015
    SYDNEY - Chinese spies stole key design information about the F-35 Lightening II multirole fighter, set to join the air force fleets of Australia, Japan and other U.S. allies, according to documents disclosed by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Monday. The report, citing new disclosures published by German magazine Der Spiegel, Chinese cyber spies stole huge volumes of sensitive military information, including "many terabytes of data" about the fighter such as details of its radar systems used to identify and track targets, according to a top secret U.S. National Security Agency presentation.
  • Race Issues In America: A Rangers Perspective

    01/19/2015 8:29:45 AM PST · by aft_lizard · 8 replies
    SOFRep ^ | Dec 6 2014 | Nick "The Reaper" Irving
    Ive been asked to give my thoughts on the highly publicized recent events in the media because of the pigmentation of my skin. Yes, I am African American, but Id like to simply be referred to as an American. My ethnic background also includes white, black, and Native American. Now that thats out of the way, here is where I stand: 15 million children die each year from starvation. (A third of these children live in Africa) A few months ago, we were all going to get Ebola. (My allergies did get a little crazy around that time.)...
  • The Army Ranger sniper who earned the nickname 'The Reaper' for killing more than 30 insurgents...

    01/19/2015 1:41:07 AM PST · by spetznaz · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 January 2015 | Daniel Bates
    A sniper has told how he was given the nickname 'The Reaper' by his comrades in the military - after killing 33 men in less than four months. Former Army Ranger Nick Irv Irving using his trusty SR-25 rifle he nicknamed Dirty Diana to blast insurgents to death during the Iraq War. He was so possessive over his girl as he called the gun, that he hated it when other men touched her and would spend four hours a night painting her. Before every battle he would get pumped up to the sounds of men zipping their gear up with...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Alonzo Cushing ~ January 19, 2015

    01/18/2015 5:02:10 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    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 ~ Alonzo Cushing Info from here. Alonzo Hersford Cushing (January 19, 1841 July 3, 1863) was an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He died at the Battle of Gettysburg while defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett's Charge....
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/18/2015 11:19:18 AM PST · by Faith · 13 replies
    January 18, 2015 | Faith
    Jeremiah 29:11
  • Jane Fonda met with protest in Frederick; hopes for open dialogue with Vietnam-era veterans

    01/18/2015 8:09:41 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    Frederick News Post ^ | 1/17/2015 | Paige Jones
    Jane Fonda said she hoped for an open dialogue with veterans after about 50 former military members and supporters protested the actresss appearance Friday evening at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Whenever possible I try to sit down with vets and talk with them, because I understand and it makes me sad, Fonda told a relatively full theater, responding to a submitted question. It hurts me and it will to my grave that I made a huge, huge mistake that made a lot of people think I was against the soldiers. In 1972 Fonda visited Hanoi, North Vietnam, where...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TITLES AND POWER ~ 18 January 2015

    01/17/2015 5:00:27 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    TITLES AND POWER Now I see why powerful people often wear sunglasses--the spotlight blinds them to reality. They suffer from a delusion that power means something. They suffer from the misconception that titles make a difference. They are under the impression that earthly authority will make a heavenly difference. Can I prove my point? Take this quiz: * Name the last ten Heisman trophy winners. * Name the last ten winners of the Miss America contest. * Name eight people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. * How about the last ten Academy Award...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/17/2015 8:56:38 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 11 replies
    January 17, 2015 | Irish Rose
    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their...
  • Freeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 17 Jan 2015

    01/16/2015 5:58:28 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 339 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen 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...
  • Why American Sniper Is the Years First Must-See Film

    01/16/2015 3:04:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | John Hanlon
    War movies often focus on battles over personalities. In great films like Lone Survivor (2013) and Saving Private Ryan (1998), some of the battle sequences are so real and devastating that its easy to get lost in them and lose focus on the individual soldiers trying to survive. Those films often attempt to show viewers what it must be like to be in the midst of an intense and devastating battle. American Sniper, which only yesterday was nominated for six Academy Awards,is different. Its more of a character study than a war film with the main character being a Texan...
  • The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    12/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Amanda Macias, Jeremy Bender and Skye Gould
    There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least). For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (1/16/2015) [Prayer]

    01/15/2015 9:10:20 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    16 January 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 (NIV) ----
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 16 January 2015

    01/15/2015 5:58:51 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 80 replies
    January 15, 2015 | 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. Got a hankering for pizza? We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. How about a tall brew? 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...
  • Army passes on Beretta M9A3 evaluation

    01/15/2015 9:47:42 AM PST · by shove_it · 38 replies
    GunsDotCom ^ | 9 Jan 2015 | Max Slowik
    The U.S. Army has declined to evaluate the Beretta M9A3, an updated, heavily-modified variant of the M9 and M9A1, as a part of the ongoing contract for service pistols. Officials may continue to order M9A1 pistols until they select a new design. The Army has been using the Beretta M9 since 1985, but the guns are showing their age, so officials are looking for a new standard-issue sidearm. While the Army adopted the M9A1, an updated variant of the M9 introduced in 2006, maintenance costs are pushing the Army to look for something more modern and more affordable. In cooperation...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    01/15/2015 6:05:29 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/15/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalm 143:8-10 (ESV) Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord! I have fled to you for refuge! Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 15 January 2015

    01/14/2015 5:59:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIRST MEETING U.S. Navy Chief Phillip Gauronskas meets his son at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, VA, Jan. 5, 2014, upon returning from a nine-month deployment aboard the USS Monterey. The Montereys crew supported maritime security operations, crisis response, theater security cooperation and provided a forward naval presence in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sabrina Fine Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the...
  • POLL: TROOPS TURN ON COMMANDER IN CHIEF; DEEPLY UNPOPULAR

    01/14/2015 9:22:38 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 55 replies
    Drudge ^ | 1/14/2015
    Drudge links to the Military Times which cannot be posted because of Gannett rules.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/14/2015 8:19:50 AM PST · by Hiskid · 16 replies
    1/14/15 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Spirit Dog Quiz - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    01/13/2015 5:59:55 PM PST · by LUV W · 150 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 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's Your Spirit Dog 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.
  • UKRAINE: Militants issue ultimatum to Ukrain military in Donetsk airport [remembering the Alamo]

    01/13/2015 5:22:18 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    Unian ^ | 13.01.2015 | 15:38
    Reuters Ukraine Ukrainian soldiers defending the airport in Donetsk have asked their commanders to send reinforcements and give orders to artillery batteries to fire on attacking militants, the Ukrainian publication LigaBusinessInform reported on Tuesday. One of the soldiers told LigaBusinessInform that the airports defenders do not intend to retreat. "We are being attacked from two sides, with tanks from 400 meters, and with artillery, the soldier said. There is no support from our artillery. The militants have given us until 1700 to leave the new terminal. If we do not leave, the terrorists will simply destroy us. The shelling...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/13/2015 1:20:31 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 13 replies
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    . . . weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15 In Memory of: SSGT Andrew Philip Stevens; June 1, 1987 January 2, 2015
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    01/12/2015 6:01:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
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