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  • Asia's military budgets surge as armies go high-tech

    12/19/2014 7:20:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 12/19/2014 | HAMISH McDONALD
    SYDNEY -- On two recent occasions, a pair of Sukhoi Su-30 fighters have taken off from their base near the old Indonesian trading port of Makassar and flown far across the Indonesian archipelago to intercept unidentified aircraft. One of the mystery planes, a light aircraft being ferried from Darwin in northern Australia to its new owners in the Philippines, was chased a long distance before being forced to land in Manado, a city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The other, an executive jet flying Saudi officials to Brisbane ahead of the Group-20 meeting, was ordered to land in the...
  • FReeper Canteen - Countdown To Christmas - 12/20/14

    12/19/2014 6:07:55 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 154 replies
    God Bless Our Troops At Christmas & Everyday! | The Canteen Elves
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  • China Tests DF-41 Missile Using U.S. Technology

    12/19/2014 3:45:43 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 19, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: China has just tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that can deliver up to 10 independently targeted nuclear warheads, using technology given to them on President Clinton's watch to launch communications satellites. The Dec. 13 test of the DF-41 was the third for the new weapon. But it marked the first test of a multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle, or MIRV, technology and raises by an order of magnitude the nuclear threat to the U.S. as China continues its massive arms buildup. And disturbingly, the threat is in large part of our own making. "The DF-4, which could be...
  • Russian sailors leaving France without warship

    12/19/2014 1:22:02 PM PST · by MeatshieldActual · 18 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December 18th, 2014 | SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON
    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty they came for: a 1-billion-euro, French-built warship that has become a hostage to the biggest East-West conflict since the Cold War. The Vladivostok helicopter carrier is part of a strange and divisive arms deal now on hold — and perhaps on the verge of collapse — because of the conflict in Ukraine. France built it for Russia's navy but is now having second thoughts, notably amid heavy U.S. criticism of the deal. After months training...
  • State Dept: U.S. Nukes Down 85%, From 31,255 to 4,804

    12/19/2014 8:18:55 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 86 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    'We Still Have More Work To Do'' The State Department's Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, spoke at the Brookings Institution Thursday where she reaffirmed the United States' "unassailable" commitment to putting the nuclear weapons genie back in the bottle. Gottemoeller told the attendees at the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative-sponsored event that "the U.S. commitment to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons is unassailable." She went on to note that the nation's stockpile of active weapons is down 85 percent from maximum cold war levels, falling to 4,804 in 2013...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (12/19/2014) [Prayer]

    12/18/2014 8:45:18 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 22 replies
    19 December 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Psalm 102:1 (NIV) ----
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 19 December 2014

    12/18/2014 5:57:25 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 102 replies
    December 18, 2014 | 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, conversation and music. and even cocoa.Got that shopping done?Got presents wrapped?Decorations done? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a drink and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay....
  • Punished for Referencing Bible, Military Chaplain Tells His Side of the Story

    12/18/2014 2:26:05 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    http://dailysignal.com ^ | december 18, 2014 | kelsey harkness
    In his first-ever media interview, the military chaplain who was punished for making references to the Bible during a suicide-prevention seminar last month says he was simply doing his job. “What I had tried to communicate with my audience is that depression can be conquered, depression can be overcome, and there are a myriad of ways of dealing with depression,” the chaplain, Capt. Joe Lawhorn, told The Daily Signal in a Skype interview. “In this particular case,” Lawhorn explained, “I had struggled myself personally with the issue at hand I was teaching.”
  • The Military’s Rough Justice on Sexual Assault

    12/18/2014 5:17:28 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/26/2014 | Robert Draper
    Col. Don Christensen, the chief prosecutor of the United States Air Force, sat in economy class on a flight to Venice and studied the folder of the sexual-assault case that would ultimately end his career. It was August 2012, and he was en route to Aviano Air Base to try a court-martial. Looking over the case, he could see why the judge advocate general, or JAG, at the base had requested him. Christensen had prosecuted more sexual-assault courts-martial than any other lawyer in the Air Force, and this case called for someone with experience. There would most likely be generals...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(12/18/14)[Prayer]

    12/18/2014 5:12:40 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/18/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
  • A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

    12/17/2014 6:41:39 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 63 replies
    Warrior Lodge ^ | December 15, 2014 | Edited by Wes O'Donnell
    What follows is an account from a French ISAF soldier that was stationed with American Warfighters in Afghanistan sometime in the past 4 years. This was copied and translated from an editorial French newspaper. A NOS FRERES D’ARMES AMERICAINS "We have shared our daily life with two US units for quite a while - they are the first and fourth companies of a prestigious infantry battalion whose name I will withhold for the sake of military secrecy. To the common man it is a unit just like any other. But we live with them and got to know them, and...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    12/17/2014 7:37:50 AM PST · by Hiskid · 13 replies
    12/17/14 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Snowman Test - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    12/16/2014 5:59:58 PM PST · by LUV W · 96 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 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 Snowman Test 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.
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/16/2014 1:48:47 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 10 replies
    December 16, 2014 | Jeanbl
    Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
  • The Great Draft Dodge: Karl Eikenberry and what Americans lost when they stopped fighting

    12/15/2014 10:06:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 13, 2014 | James Kitfield
    Karl Eikenberry couldn't understand why the staff sergeant insisted that he take a loaded pistol to patrol the barracks. The West Point cadet was in Hawaii for the summer, serving as a staff duty officer with the 25th Infantry Division, which had recently returned from Vietnam. It was his job on weekend nights to ensure good order. "Why would I take a sidearm?" Eikenberry asked. "In case you need it, that's why," replied the sergeant. As soon as he entered a darkened barracks building, Eikenberry says, he understood why his staff sergeant was so nervous. Soldiers were gathered in small...
  • President Obama's Joke Calling Troops 'Santa in Fatigues' Silences Audience

    12/15/2014 2:58:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/14 | Breitbart TV
    Monday, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, during an address to the troops, President Obama made a joke that they are like "'Santa in Fatigues," which was received with complete silence, prompting the president to nervously name-drop the military aircraft C-130 to evoke a response. President Obama said, "We are free and safe and secure over here because you are willing to serve over there," adding "You never stop serving, you never stop giving, you guys are like Santa in fatigues. Although I bet one of those C-130's is a little more efficient then Santa's sleigh." Follow Pam Key...
  • Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending

    12/15/2014 12:30:55 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    Stockholm (AFP) - Sales by Russian arms manufacturers continue to expand thanks to Moscow's investments despite a downturn in global defence spending, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday. "The remarkable increases in Russian companies' arms sales in both 2012 and 2013 are in large part due to uninterrupted investments in military procurement by the Russian government during the 2000s," said Siemon Wezeman, senior researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Sales by Russian-based arms firms grew by 20 percent in 2013, according to SIPRI. However, figures for the 100 biggest arms-dealing nations excluding China declined for the third year...
  • Soldiers from NYC, Arizona killed in Afghanistan [Fort Hood, Lost 2]

    12/14/2014 5:18:06 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | December 14, 2014 | Associated Press
    The Department of Defense says an Army sergeant from New York City has been killed in Afghanistan. A soldier from Arizona was also killed. Military officials say Sgt. Ramon Morris, 37, and Spc. Wyatt Martin, 22, died Dec. 12 in Parwan province. The men died from wounds suffered when their vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3: Operation Little Vittles ~ December 15, 2014

    12/14/2014 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 64 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 ~ Part 3:  Operation Little VittlesAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two             "DER SCHOKOLADEN FLIEGER"   OPERATION LITTLE VITTLES   General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting the 1948 Cheney Award to...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/14/2014 10:42:31 AM PST · by Faith · 9 replies
    December 14, 2014 | Faith
    The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. Lamentations 3:24
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET ~ 14 December 2014

    12/13/2014 5:03:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET The poet wrote, "Two men looked out through prison bars: one saw mud; the other saw stars." Commenting on this, Father John Powell once wrote: "In the pursuit of the fullness of human life, everything depends on this frame of reference, this habitual outlook, this basic vision which I have of myself, others, life, the world, and God. What we see is what we get." Don't you find that to be true? There's a lot about our world that isn't the way we would want it to be: cruelty,...
  • A historic collection found in S. Phila. home (Band of Brothers)

    12/13/2014 2:26:42 PM PST · by llevrok · 18 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 12/13/2014
    In a bedroom lay a white silk pillow - yellowed with age and emblazoned with the screaming eagle emblem of the Army's 101st Airborne Division. On the walls were pictures and plaques telling the story of a World War II veteran; in another room was an adjustable hospital bed and, on a windowsill, a worn Bible. That October day, Jim Bennett was looking for an investment, a house to buy, rehab, then rent or resell, as he has done with about 500 others over more than 20 years. But Bennett found much more at the modest, two-story rowhouse on Winton...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/13/2014 10:30:54 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 8 replies
    December 13, 2014 | Irish Rose
    Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss...
  • Visiting soldier can't stay in wife's Central apartment, landlord says

    12/13/2014 8:15:06 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 214 replies
    FOX Carolina ^ | Saturday, December 13, 2014 | By Andrew Reeser
    <p>A soldier returning home for the holidays to see his wife and newborn baby in Central is being kicked out of his wife's apartment after the landlord said he is overstaying the time allowed for visitors.</p> <p>Sergeant William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife has been in Central. She gave birth to their daughter two weeks ago.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen - Countdown To Christmas - 13 Dec 2014

    12/12/2014 5:59:27 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 301 replies
    Merry Christmas to All! | The Canteen DJ'[s
       ***** ~ 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...
  • U.S. Military Has 1,000 Full-time, 22,000 Part-Time Sexual Assault Response Coordinators

    12/12/2014 7:38:15 AM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    WeeklyWtandard ^ | 12 Dec 2014 | JERYL BIER
    Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently reported on the efforts his department has made against sexual assault within the ranks of the military. A year ago, President Obama directed Hagel to conduct a full review of progress being made, and while Hagel reported a decrease of twenty-five percent in the prevalence of sexual assault, he said "[t]here’s much more to be done." One area of progress Hagel cited was simply in the reporting of such assaults, which he said has increased by 50 percent in just a year. He said it is believed now that one in four assaults...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (12/12/2014) [Prayer]

    12/11/2014 8:58:48 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    12 December 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Since You are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of Your Name lead and guide me. Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for You are my refuge. Psalm 31:3-4 (NIV) ----
  • Why Did The Treasury Department Just Purchase Thousands of Survival Kits For Bank Examiners?

    12/10/2014 9:37:07 PM PST · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/10/14 | Mac Slavo
    The latest eye-opener comes from the U.S. Treasury, a department tasked with managing the country’s debt as well as the banking system as a whole. According to a new report the Treasury Department has ordered over $200,000 Survival Kits for as many as 3,814 employees who oversee the federal banking system. It’s not clear why the federal government has ordered the kits, but perhaps they are expecting some sort of disturbance to take place and they want their employees to be prepared for it. According to Zero Hedge, the kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(12/11/14)[Prayer]

    12/11/2014 4:57:15 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/11/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Psalms 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
  • The Other America

    12/11/2014 4:30:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Germany's first chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, supposedly once said that there was "a special providence for drunkards, fools and the United States of America." Apparently, late 19th century observers could not quite explain how the U.S. thrived when by logic it should not. That paradox has never been more true than today. The U.S. government now owes more than $18 trillion in long-term debt. Even after recent income tax hikes for the very wealthy and huge cuts in the defense budget, the Obama administration will still run an annual budget deficit of nearly $500 billion. No government official dares to...
  • Secretary of the Air Force Supports Lifting the Military Transgender Ban

    12/10/2014 9:33:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Human Rights Campaign Blog ^ | December 10, 2014 | Stephen Peters
    Today, the Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, came out in support of lifting the military’s ban on transgender service. In an interview with USA Today, when asked about the current ban, she said, “From my point of view, anyone who is capable of accomplishing the job should be able to serve.” She also said the current ban “is likely to come under review in the next year or so.” The repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy allowed lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals to serve in the military openly and honestly. However, while the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 11 December 2014

    12/10/2014 6:00:05 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 104 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ANCHOR AWAY U.S. Navy Seaman Recruit Thomas Hyatt, left, Seaman Apprentice Leonard Shepard and Seaman Recruit Benjamin Nunez perform preservation on the anchor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey while the ship is moored in Souda Bay for a port visit in Souda Bay, Greece, Dec. 10, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Billy Ho 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. MACHINE GUN MOUNT U.S. Navy...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    12/10/2014 8:49:35 AM PST · by Hiskid · 10 replies
    12/10/14 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Movie Is Your Christmas Most Like Quiz - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    12/09/2014 6:01:25 PM PST · by LUV W · 133 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 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 Movie Is Your Christmas Most Like 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.
  • Man charged with trying to take U.S. military documents to China

    12/09/2014 3:51:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2014 | by Aruna Viswanatha
    A former Connecticut resident and Chinese citizen who allegedly worked on the F135 engine was charged with trying to take sensitive documents about military technology to China, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on Tuesday. Yu Long was en route to China in November via Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey where customs officers found proprietary documents in his luggage that included equations and test results used to develop titanium for U.S. military aircraft, prosecutors said. Between 2008 and earlier this year, Yu Long worked as a senior engineer for a Connecticut defense contractor. He had said he worked...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/09/2014 1:57:36 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 12 replies
    December 9, 2014 | Jeanbl
    ~ Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed ~ Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth. . . Psalm 2:1-2; Psalm 46:10
  • UN Kangaroo Court Has U.S. Troops in Crosshairs

    12/08/2014 9:38:11 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 15 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | Dec 5, 2014 | by Alex Newman
    The United Nations’ self-styled “International Criminal Court,” a would-be global judicial branch widely ridiculed as a kangaroo court because it doesn't adhere to Western judicial standards, is examining the actions of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan to determine whether a full investigation and possible prosecution is warranted, ICC “Chief Prosecutor” Fatou Bensouda announced with the release of an explosive report this week. Despite the fact that the U.S. government never ratified the agreement creating the UN “court,” the Hague-based body continues to act as if it has universal jurisdiction over every person on Earth — including Americans. According to an ICC...
  • The Good That Results From US 'Boots on the Ground'

    12/08/2014 6:25:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    It has always made Americans uncomfortable to think of their nation as the world's policeman.John Quincy Adams avowed nearly two centuries ago that the United States "goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy"; today, Barack Obama declares that America's focus must be on "nation-building here at home." A broad swath of public opinion shares that view — 52 percent of Americans in a Pew survey last winter agreed that the US should "mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own." Influential Americans regularly argue that US intervention abroad...
  • Joining the military doesn’t make you a hero (Triple Bagger)

    12/08/2014 5:14:30 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 7 Dec 14 | Stephen Kinzer
    Who is a hero? In today’s America, it is someone who chooses a military career, puts on a uniform, and prepares for war. Placing soldiers and veterans on this kind of pedestal is a relatively new phenomenon. Past generations of Americans saw soldiers as ordinary human beings. They were like the rest of us: big and small, smart and dumb, capable of good and bad choices. Now we pretend they are demi-gods. One reason Americans have come to view soldiers as our only protectors is that we have accepted the idea that our country is under permanent threat from fanatics...
  • Estonian approves purchase of infantry battle vehicles

    12/07/2014 10:52:26 PM PST · by wetphoenix · 25 replies
    The Baltic Times ^ | 2014-11-27
    The Estonian government approved on Thursday of the plan to buy infantry battle vehicles CV90 and support vehicles from the Netherlands and gave Defence Minister Sven Mikser powers to sign the purchase contract with the Netherlands, Postimees Online reports. The procurement contract will be concluded on December 9 in Holland. Its cost was not yet revealed. Estonia will acquire from the Netherlands 44 infantry battle machines CV90 and non-armed support vehicles based on the tanks Leopard 1 and jointly with the Netherlands equipment, spare parts, tools, documentation and ammunition for the vehicles. Estonian Defence Minister Sven Mikser said that this...
  • On Pearl Harbor Day, Boston Globe Says US Should ‘Hero-Worship’ Community Organizers, Not GIs

    12/07/2014 9:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    December 7th is a day that most Americans take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform as they look back on the Japanese surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on that date in 1941. Not the Boston Globe which published an anti-military screed by columnist Stephen Kinzer on the 73rd anniversary of the attack entitled, Joining the Military Doesn’t Make You a Hero Kinzer decries American society in 2014 treating troopers and veterans as heroes. While Kinzer gives a perfunctory nod to soldiers who perform above and beyond...
  • US Marine Corps Drill Instructor vs US Army Drill Sergeant (video)

    12/07/2014 5:21:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    youtube ^ | july 20, 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlNSPbfr5_g
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Berlin Airlift Part 2: Operations ~ December 8, 2014

    12/07/2014 5:00:09 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 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 ~ Berlin Airlift Part 2: OperationsAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One             Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner:  directed Berlin Airlift operation    A native of New Jersey and son of an immigrant father, General Tunner was awarded an appointment to West Point upon his graduation...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/07/2014 12:25:11 PM PST · by Faith · 14 replies
    December 7, 2014 | Faith
    Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
  • Army will take 160 female Ranger School volunteers

    12/06/2014 6:40:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12-5-14 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army’s plan to conduct an integrated Ranger School assessment in 2015 is looking good — interest is so high that the number of female volunteers must be cut to 160 candidates. All women selected by their commands and units will take part in the two-week Army National Guard Ranger Training and Assessment Course. Those who successfully complete the pre-Ranger course at Fort Benning, Georgia, will then move on to Ranger School, which is held 11 times a year.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Pearl Harbor ~ 07 December 2014

    12/06/2014 5:00:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 107 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island, where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS...
  • Stolen Valor “Ranger” meets actual Ranger. Does not fare well

    12/06/2014 11:36:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    There are far too many of these stories each year and they really cause me to grind my teeth. People going around claiming the status of heroes, wearing the uniforms and badges of honor granted only to those who served our nation with distinction, while having either never served or not having been awarded those honors are among the lowest types of cretins. Sadly, if we tried to cover them all here, Hot Air would have no space for any other subjects. But this one was so jarring and seems to be heading for such a satisfying result that it...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/06/2014 11:04:19 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 12 replies
    December 6, 2014 | Irish Rose
    Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. “Now my heart is troubled, and...
  • Feds: Navy engineer tried to steal schematics for new carrier class

    12/06/2014 5:04:03 AM PST · by PIF · 60 replies
    Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) (TNS) ^ | By Hugh Lessig and Peter Dujardin
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    12/05/2014 5:46:45 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 385 replies
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