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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 14 December 2017

    12/13/2017 6:02:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ JUMP PREP Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Curtis Kuchera prepares to jump from an MH-60S Seahawk during search and rescue training in the Philippine Sea, Oct. 7, 2016. This training enables sailors to experience real-world proficiency in open-ocean rescue procedure and equipment. The sailors are assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan, which is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of...
  • Report: 44,000 ‘unknown’ military personnel stationed around the world

    12/11/2017 4:55:42 PM PST · by Kalamata · 72 replies
    American Military News ^ | December 08, 2017 | Stephen Carlson
    The U. S. military has more than 44,000 troops across the globe that the Pentagon claims it cannot track, according to a recent report. “We are not at a point where we can give numbers other than those officially stated,” said Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 30 November 2017

    11/29/2017 6:00:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 101 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ WASH AWAY Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Nevills washes the concrete from his face after helping fill a footer at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 3, 2016. Nevills is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, whose members dug eight trenches to house eight footers for placing four relocatable buildings. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. TIMEOUT TAP Marine Corps...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 16 November 2017

    11/15/2017 6:02:16 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ A ROUND OF SMILES Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Chad Sweetser hugs his children after returning home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, Sept. 23, 2016. Sweetser is an aviation electronics technician assigned to Patrol Squadron 40, which conducted reconnaissance operations in the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Cooper 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. WARRIOR RUN Crown...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 09 November 2017

    11/08/2017 6:01:09 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 128 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIREFIGHTING TRAINING Sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard fight a simulated fire during a training scenario in the South China Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The amphibious assault ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Holmes 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. ICELANDIC SWEEP Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Carroll sweeps an area with a mine detector during...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 02 November 2017

    11/01/2017 6:01:18 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FAST-ROPE DEMO An Air Force pararescueman fast-ropes from an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during a personnel recovery demonstration at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, NY, Sept. 10, 2016. The airman is assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron and the helicopter crew is assigned to the 101st Rescue Squadron. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy 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....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 26 October 2017

    10/25/2017 6:03:30 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 118 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SEA SPARROW MISSILE The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard fires a Sea Sparrow missile during Valiant Shield 2016 in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 18, 2016. The biennial exercise focuses on integrating joint training among U.S. forces. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III 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. RAINBOW VIEW Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Jones prepares an electric blasting cap during...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 19 October 2017

    10/18/2017 6:02:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HOISTING AMMO Army Pfc. Harlan Troutman, left, hoists a training round above his head during the Gen. Gordon Sullivan Cup best tank crew competition at Fort Benning, Ga., May 1, 2016. Troutman is assigned to the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy 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. MAKING AN ENTRANCE Air Force Staff Sgt. August O'Niell...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 12 October 2017

    10/11/2017 6:00:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ​ ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ IN PORT The USS Bataan rests in port at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, Sept. 11, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan 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. WIRE CUTTING A Navy airman cuts wires off an old shed during a community relations event at the Animal Aid Society in Hampton, VA, Sept. 13, 2016. The sailor is assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 05 October 2017

    10/04/2017 6:01:17 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ LAUNCHER PRACTICE A soldier aims his practice AT-4 rocket launcher during the Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year competition at Fort Jackson, SC, Sept. 7, 2016. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton 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. INTERIOR CLIMB Navy Seaman Krystal Paquette climbs down the interior of the mast of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 2, 2016....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 28 September 2017

    09/27/2017 6:00:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CRATER LAKE FLYOVER Pilots assigned to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's demonstration squadron, fly over Crater Lake, OR, Aug. 29, 2016. The Thunderbirds returned to Nellis Air Force Base, NV, after performing at the Airshow and Warrior Expo at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz 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. AIRBORNE RIFLES The Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs at the...
  • FREEPER Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 21 September 2017

    09/20/2017 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 38 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MEDITERRANEAN DRILLS An air-cushion landing craft debarks the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for drills in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 25, 2016. The Wasp is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes 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. SLINGLOAD HOOKUP Soldiers attach a slingload hook onto a UH-60 Black Hawk...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 07 September 2017

    09/06/2017 6:01:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CLIFF CLIMBER Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Isaman climbs a cliff face at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, VT, Aug. 21, 2016. Isaman attended a mountain warfare course at the Army Mountain Warfare School, which provides tactical and technical training for mountain warfare operations. Isaman is assigned to the Idaho National Guard's 124th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 02 September 2017

    09/01/2017 5:59:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 209 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | laurenmarlow ane The Canteen Crew
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops 60’s Rock Classics ***** ~ 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 31 August 2017

    08/30/2017 6:01:42 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ TAKE THE NIGHT Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Login Loftis fires an M240 medium machine gun as Lance Cpl. Krikland Harrington looks through a night-vision device during Integrated Training Exercise 5-16 at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms CA, Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise brings together the ground, air and logistics combat elements of the Marine Corps into one unit ready to respond to global uncertainty. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 26 August 2017

    08/25/2017 6:01:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 279 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Billboard's Top 10 1955 ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ REMEMBERING OUR TROOPS! ~ 24 August 2017

    08/23/2017 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 123 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HITTING THE BEACH Marines exit an amphibious vehicle during Rim of the Pacific 2016, a maritime exercise in Hawaii, July 30, 2016. The Marines, assigned to Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, launched from the USS San Diego. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Casbarro 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. TAKE-DOWN TRAINING Sailors practice take-down maneuvers in the security training classroom of the...
  • Trump approves sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, senior official says

    08/21/2017 3:53:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2017
    President Trump has signed off on sending an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan, ahead of his address to the nation Monday night, Fox News has learned. Trump is set to unveil his strategy for Afghanistan, becoming the third commander-in-chief to attempt to stabilize the war-torn country and forge a victory in what is now America’s longest war. The speech is scheduled for 9 p.m. EDT Monday. The president will deliver the nationally televised address to troops stationed at the Army's Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, located next to Arlington National Cemetery.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 17 August 2017

    08/16/2017 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 31 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ PARACHUTE CHORE Army Warrant Officer Greg Suchanek drags his parachute toward a rally point during Leapfest 2016, an international parachute training event, in West Kingston, RI, Aug. 4, 2016. Suchanek is a paratrooper assigned to Special Operations Detachment (NATO). The Rhode Island Army National Guard's 56th Troop Command hosted the event to promote high-level technical training and esprit de corps within the international airborne community. Army photo by Sgt. Brady Pritchett Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members...
  • Banning Transgender Troops Could Cost U.S.$960 Million, Report Says

    08/15/2017 12:03:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 15, 2017 | by MEDARDO PEREZ
    A new report estimates banning transgender service members would set the U.S. back $960 million, challenging President Donald Trump's pro-ban argument about "the tremendous medical costs" associated with permitting transgender people to serve in the military. The report, co-authored by the Palm Center and current and retired professors at the Naval Postgraduate School, estimates the cost to replace transgender service members would be 100 times greater than current estimates for the annual cost of providing them transition-related care. "President Trump said that he wants to fire honorably serving transgender troops in order to save money, but that begs the question,...