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  • The Freeper Canteen - The Hangin' Cafe - Friday, February 23, 2018

    02/22/2018 6:00:13 PM PST · by LUV W · 23 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the whole world...and their families! | Thursday, February 22, 2018 | beachn4fun
      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. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music.   Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup...
  • Pentagon: Mattis to advise Trump on transgender troops this week

    02/22/2018 11:56:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2018 | Rebecca Kheel
    Defense Secretary James Mattis will provide President Trump with his recommendations on transgender troops sometime this week, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. “The secretary will provide his recommendation to the president this week regarding transgender individuals and military service, and the president will announce his decision,” chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters at her semi-weekly briefing Thursday. In tweets over the summer, Trump announced his intentions to ban transgender people from serving in the military. He followed through with an August memo prohibiting the military from enlisting transgender people and from using funds to pay for gender transition-related surgery. The...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 22 February 2018

    02/21/2018 5:59:42 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the Whole Wide World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ RALLY POINT RUSH Army Sgt. 1st Class Kody Anderson rushes to the rally point while conducting airborne and live-fire training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 22, 2016. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena 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. AMMUNITION OFFLOAD An MH-60S Sea Hawk transports ordnance from the USS Ronald Reagan to USNS Charles Drew during an ammunition offload in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 18, 2016. The...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Waffle Topping Are You Quiz - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    02/20/2018 6:00:07 PM PST · by LUV W · 105 replies
    The best military and vets in the world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 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 Waffle Topping Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the slateblue "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: Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas ~ 20 February 2018

    02/19/2018 6:02:28 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 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...
  • Air Force Academy apologizes for 'microaggressions' after making Michael Jordan reference in email

    02/18/2018 10:14:09 PM PST · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2018 | Katie Leach
    A top official at the Air Force Academy apologized for “microaggressions” that appeared in a school-wide email on haircut standards amid backlash to a reference to NBA great Michael Jordan. Cadets received the email on Wednesday from Master Sgt. Zachary Parish commenting on haircuts that did not meet the Academy’s standards and cast a “negative impression” on the “cadet population and armed service members at large.” Parish went on draw a comparison to Jordan. "He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,"...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lewis L Millett ~ 19 February 2018

    02/18/2018 4:58:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 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 ~Lewis L. MillettStory from this website.             Lewis Lee Millett, Sr. (December 15, 1920 – November 14, 2009) was a United States Army officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading the last major American bayonet charge.   Early life Millett was born on...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TITLES & POWERS ~ 18 February 2018

    02/17/2018 5:00:43 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ Jazz Lounge ~ 17 February 2018

    02/16/2018 6:01:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 227 replies
    Our Troops Rock and Roll !! | The Canteen DJs
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops Jazz Lounge ***** ~ 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...
  • SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING FROM MILITARY EXPERTS?

    02/16/2018 8:54:10 AM PST · by jobim · 80 replies
    vanity | 2/16/18 | jobim
    Why are we not looking to our military for strategies on how to defend our schools? They are the ones who have the training - no one else does. Shouldn't our focus be on the defense of our schools? How many military personnel have been on TV to be interviewed? None. Some areas to be assessed: 1) location 2) building lay-out 3) who has access (list of problem individuals) 3) personnel available to look, listen, report 4) response to an invasion Every school community has a large pool of willing individual volunteers who could give some hours to patrol each...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 15 February 2018

    02/14/2018 6:00:48 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ DISMOUNT Army 1st Sgt. Jovanny Jones, right, observes Ukrainian soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 80th Airmobile Brigade dismounting a BTR armored personnel transport during a live-fire training exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Nov. 12, 2016. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, and are deployed in support of Joint Multinational Training Group Ukraine. The unit directs training of Ukrainian ground forces and helps to build an enduring and sustainable training capacity for the future. Army photo by Sgt....
  • Pico Rivera council demands resignation of member who made anti-military rant

    02/14/2018 12:32:25 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    KABC.com ^ | 2/14/18 | Amy Powell and ABC7.com staff
    The Pico Rivera City Council is demanding the resignation of one of its own members after he was caught on video delivering an anti-military rant in a classroom that has garnered national attention. The vote came after dozens of veterans and community members blasted City Councilman Gregory Salcido and called for his resignation for the video in which he criticized the intelligence of those who join the military. [SNIP] "My goal as it relates to my students as it relates to the military is to get them to do everything to get to college. It's not just the military. I...
  • Budget Principles Are Not Worth Dead Soldiers

    02/14/2018 10:55:15 AM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump was running for president he promised to end the sequestration caps on military spending and rebuild a depleted America military strained to the limit to meet the threats of radical Islamic terrorism, a rising China, a resurgent Russia, a lunatic North Kora, and a fanatical Iran. That $150 billion Obama released to Iran was roughly equivalent to the money lost to sequestration and Obama budget cuts, money that otherwise would have gone to military modernization to meet, among other threats, that of Iran.
  • Air Force expelled her in 1955 for being a lesbian Now at 90 she's getting an honorable discharge

    02/14/2018 8:28:34 AM PST · by Salman · 56 replies
    Wapo via Sfgate ^ | January 18, 2018 | Kyle Swenson
    A California woman kicked out of the military 60 years ago for being a lesbian has finally had her rights restored. In 1955, Airman Second Class Helen Grace James was targeted and investigated by Air Force officials for her sexuality, part of a massive effort to remove gay and lesbian service members known as the "Lavender Scare." Now, at 90, and living in California, James filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month against the U.S. Air Force seeking to upgrade her "undesirable" discharge to "honorable." This week, James's attorney received word the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - What Kind Of Valentine Are You Quiz - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    02/13/2018 5:59:52 PM PST · by LUV W · 166 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 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..... What Kind Of Valentine 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.
  • Liberal group with ties to Obama, Hillary calls to restrict overseas U.S. military voting

    02/13/2018 11:20:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Report recommends banning fax, email balloting to improve cybersecurityDENVER — After years of accusing states of “voter suppression,” the Center for American Progress wants to make it tougher for overseas military to vote in the name of election security. The left-wing public-policy group issued Monday a report, “Election Security in All 50 States,” that called for stricter standards to prevent cyber-meddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax. One state that allows such vote-casting is Colorado. The center called on the state to “prohibit voters stationed or living overseas from...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona ~ 13 February 2018

    02/12/2018 5:58:45 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 37 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Yuma Proving Ground, ArizonaThe U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world. Situated in southwestern La Paz County and western Yuma County in southwestern Arizona, U.S., approximately 30 miles north-east of the city of Yuma. The proving ground is used for testing military equipment and encompasses 1,307.8 square miles in the Sonora Desert. In a typical year, over 500,000 artillery, mortar and missile rounds are fired, 36,000 parachute drops take place, 200,000 grueling road miles are driven on military vehicles, and over 4000 air...
  • Why Are U.S. Troops Still In Korea?

    02/12/2018 2:57:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 3,2011 | Doug Bandow
    There are many reasons why the U.S. government is in the red. One of the most important is because Washington insists on defending so many of its prosperous and populous allies around the world. They are the international version of Ronald Reagan's famed "welfare queens." This year Uncle Sam is spending $3.8 trillion. Upward of $1.65 trillion of that will be borrowed, an incredible 40% or more. About $700 billion is going to the military, twice as much in real terms as just a decade ago. [SNIP] In the early years the ROK would not have survived without American military...
  • The drone shot down by Israel was an Iranian copy of a U.S. craft, Israel says

    02/11/2018 5:33:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Loveday Morris and Ruth Eglash
    The drone that Israel said it shot down this weekend appeared to have been developed by Iran from technology obtained when it captured a U.S. stealth aircraft in 2011, according to aviation experts and Israeli officials. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for Israel’s military, and Yuval Steinitz, a minister in Israel’s security cabinet, said the craft was a copy of a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone, which Iran claims to have reverse-engineered.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Mary Edwards Walker ~ 12 February 2018

    02/11/2018 5:02:22 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 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 ~   Mary Edwards Walker Info from here. Thank you to mountainlion for alerting us to this hero!             Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. As of 2014, she is the only woman...