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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Nathan G Gordon ~ 25 June 2018

    06/24/2018 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 73 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 ~ Nathan G. GordonInfo from this website.             Nathan Green Gordon (September 4, 1916 – September 8, 2008) was an American lawyer, politician, and decorated naval aviator. A Democrat, he served as the Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas for ten terms, from 1947 to 1967. As a United States Navy officer...
  • US military plans migrant tent camps amid Trump crackdown (Cost $233 million every six months)

    06/23/2018 5:54:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The US Navy is reportedly planning to build sprawling immigrant detention centres on military bases, amid a Trump crackdown at the US-Mexico border. A draft memo obtained by Time magazine outlines plans to build "austere" tent camps to house 25,000 migrants. The memo says the camps would be built on abandoned airfields in California, Alabama, and Arizona. Another camp near San Francisco is being designed for as many as 47,000 people, the memo says. A Pentagon spokesman said the military had not been asked by the Department for Homeland Security (DHS) to draw up the specific plans, but was engaging...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ You Are Special ~ 24 June 2018

    06/23/2018 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    YOU ARE SPECIAL "I don't know why I was even born," the young sailor confided! "I'm ugly. I'm not talented. I've never been what you would call smart. I don't really have any friends. And I can't seem to do anything right. I feel like I've spent my whole life letting people down. Sometimes I wonder if even God could love me!" That conversation took place more than a decade ago, but I still remember it as if it were yesterday. That one and a lot of others over the years with the same message: "I'm...
  • U.S. moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border to prepare return of remains

    06/23/2018 2:42:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 23, 2018 | The Associated Press
    SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border on Saturday to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. U.S. Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said 158 metal transfer cases were sent to a U.S. air base near Seoul, South Korea's capital, and would be used to send the remains home. North Korea agreed to send home U.S. war remains during the June 12 summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. While...
  • Federal Procurement System: Pigs and Makeup

    06/23/2018 8:26:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/18 | Sam Clovis
    No matter how much makeup we put on the federal procurement system (pig), the underlying animal is still a pig As I wrote this piece, the United States Air Force was sponsoring a conference on innovation. The meeting was held in Las Vegas and those attending were folks who can make a difference in the acquisition of war fighting material for our front line warriors. The reports I received on the meeting were encouraging, but I have horrible memories of countless meetings, conferences and consortia dealing with exactly the same set of issues I first encountered over 30 years ago...
  • Stopping War Games Prematurely: A Costly Mistake

    06/23/2018 7:00:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Ed Feulner
    I arrived in Seoul on the same day as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the Singapore Summit. In the wake of the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo and I had essentially the same task: reassuring our allies. Of course, he did it with high-level government officials, and I did it unofficially with many contacts who are journalists, business leaders and academics. But they all had at least one thing in common: concerns about President Trumps announcement that wed be stopping war games in the region. Although he didnt expressly say so, this...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: The Highwaymen ~ 23 June 2018

    06/22/2018 6:01:39 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 185 replies
    Our Troops Rock!! | The Canteen DJs
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ The Highwaymen ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • Russia Warns of a 'Tough Response' to Creation of US Space Force

    06/22/2018 5:47:37 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 63 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | June 2018 | Reuters
    Russia has pledged severe repercussions if President Donald Trumps order to set up a new, space-oriented military branch violates a treaty banning nuclear weapons in the cosmos. Trump said this week he will establish a sixth branch of the military named the Space Force, pending budgetary approval from the U.S. Congress. The idea could require the U.S. to withdraw from the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which prohibits the deployment of weapons of mass destruction but not conventional arms in space. Viktor Bondarev, head of the Committee on Defense and Security of Russia's upper parliamentary house, told the state-run RIA...
  • Army takes step toward closing Camp Red Cloud with inactivation ceremony

    06/22/2018 3:46:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 21, 2018 | Kim Gamel
    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea Soldiers stood in formation as the garrisons colors were cased Thursday in a ceremony officials said marked an important step toward closing this Korean War-era base and reducing the U.S. footprint north of Seoul. The inactivation of Camp Red Cloud, which remains home to the 2nd Infantry Division, was a largely administrative move aimed at consolidating resources as the Army steps up much-delayed plans to move most forces to its new hub in the southern half of the country. But Col. Brandon Newton, who served for the past two years as the final garrison...
  • China will have the world's most powerful naval gun ready for war by 2025

    06/21/2018 3:42:48 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/21/2018 | Amanda Macias
    China is currently testing the world's most powerful naval gun and people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report say it will be ready for war by 2025. Railguns use electromagnetic energy instead of gunpowder to propel rounds, and China's is capable of striking a target 124 miles away at speeds of up to 1.6 miles per second, according to the report. For perspective, a shot fired from Washington, D.C., could reach Philadelphia in under 90 seconds. Railguns have long appeared on Russian, Iranian and U.S. military wish lists as cost-effective weapons that give navies the might of a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 21 June 2018

    06/20/2018 6:15:57 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SECURING CARGO Airmen secure a load of cargo in a C-130H Hercules at Qayyarah Airfield West, Iraq, Feb. 3, 2017. The airmen, assigned to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, delivered 30,000 pounds of cargo to aid in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan 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. CONTINUING CARE An airman preps a C-130H Hercules...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Summer Vacation Quiz - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    06/19/2018 5:59:43 PM PDT · by LUV W · 87 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the whole world...and their families! | LUV W and The Wonderful Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' military and family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Today In Celebration of Summer We Want You To Take The..... What's Your Summer Vacation Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Tip: Pentagon Covering Up Fact That Female Officers Nearly Sank Navy Ship

    06/19/2018 3:34:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 160 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 17 June 2018 | Roibert Stacy McCain
    An anonymous email came in over the transom this morning: Hi, Stacy. During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of...
  • Must See: United States Space Force Releases Insignia Designs (It's Right Out Of Star Trek)

    06/19/2018 7:25:39 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 106 replies
    United States Space Force ^ | June 19, 2018 | United States Space Force
    Here's a first look at the ranks and insignia designs of the new 6th military branch, the United States Space Force. The ranks are right out of Star Trek's Starfleet Command.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii ~ 19 June 2018

    06/18/2018 6:03:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 53 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is located on the island of Hawaii between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Hualalai Volcanic Mountains. It extends up the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to approximately 6,800 feet in elevation and to about 9,000 feet on Mauna Loa. The training area is about midway between Hilo, on the east coast and the Army landing site at Kawaihae Harbor. The area is the largest DOD installation in Hawaii. The PTA consists of 108,863 acres, of which 24,048 are leased by the Army...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Robert F. Stryker ~ 18 June 2018

    06/17/2018 5:01:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC & 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 ~ Robert F. Stryker Info from here. Robert F. Stryker (November 9, 1944-November 7, 1967) was a United States Army soldier received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War. He is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery Throop, New York. The Army Stryker vehicle is named in his and PFC Stuart S. Stryker's honor. Rank and organization: Specialist Four,...
  • Proposed senate changes to Tricare to cost retirees thousands

    06/17/2018 8:06:19 AM PDT · by GailA · 7 replies
    Connecting Vets ^ | 6/14/18 | ERIC DEHM
    "The VFW opposes this attempt to balance the budget on the backs of service members, veterans and their families," Fuentes said. "We opposed the TRICARE fee increases in last years NDAA and hope that the NDAA conference committee will once again defeat this proposal which would endanger the financial wellbeing of the brave men and women have worn our nations uniform."
  • South Korea, U.S. to announce suspension of major military drills this week - Yonhap

    06/17/2018 12:31:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Reuters via Euro News ^ | 17/06/2018 | Josh Smith; Editing by Clarence Fernandez
    SEOUL (Reuters) South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of large-scale military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - June 17, 2018 - {Prayer}

    06/17/2018 12:23:21 AM PDT · by Faith · 23 replies
    June 17, 2017 | 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 ~ Happy Father's Day!! ~ 17 June 2018

    06/16/2018 4:58:45 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Happy Father's Day!!