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  • Trump approves sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, senior official says

    08/21/2017 3:53:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 148 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 Americaís 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,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 10 August 2017

    08/09/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BREAK TIME Camden Archbold, age 5, takes a break next to his father from the dayís festivities during the Arctic Thunder Special Needs and Family Day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 29, 2016. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy 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. SUNSET OPERATIONS The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis conducts helicopter operations at sunset during Rim of the Pacific 2016,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 03 August 2017

    08/02/2017 6:01:38 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!! ~ FIRING ADJUSTMENT Army Staff Sgt. Geriff Polanco looks toward the target as Army Sgt. Erik Paredes looks through the sight of an M119 howitzer during live-fire training at Fort Polk, LA, July 26, 2016. Paredes and Polanco are assigned to the New York Army National Guardís 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Maj. Corine Lombardo 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. PRE-FLIGHT CHECKS A...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 27 July 2017

    07/26/2017 6:00:32 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ OVERHEAD ARCHES Airmen toss their rifles in the air while participating in ceremonial drill training at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA, July 26, 2016. 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. POWERLIFTING POSE Air Force Master Sgt. Lindsey Glover participates in the squat event portion of a powerlifting competition at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 15, 2016. Glover is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 20 July 2017

    07/19/2017 6:03:09 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ RAPTOR REFUELING Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. The Stratotanker crew is assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II 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. SEAHAWK DEPARTURE An MH-60S...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 13 July 2017

    07/12/2017 6:00:04 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 77 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ AMPHIBIOUS COMMUNICATIONS Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Dills communicates with other assault amphibious vehicles while traveling from amphibious assault ship USS America to the Australian navy amphibious ship HMAS Canberra during Rim of the Pacific 2016 in the Pacific Ocean, July 18, 2016. Dills is a vehicle commander assigned to Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Giannetti 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!! ~ 06 July 2017

    07/05/2017 6:02:42 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ PATRIOTIC TRIBUTE Members of the Oregon Army National Guard display the American flag on stage while the band Kiss performs the national anthem during the ďFreedom to RockĒ concert in Eugene, OR, July 9, 2016. The soldiers provided a color guard for the bandís patriotic tribute to U.S. military and veterans at the concert. Oregon National Guard photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne 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!! ~ 29 June 2017

    06/28/2017 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 55 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ DAWN PREPARATIONS Marines prepare for a possible simulated attack at dawn during Exercise Hamel at the Cultana Training Area in Australia, July 9, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Osvaldo L. Ortega 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. PALS 16: AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT DEMONSTRATION A Navy air-cushion landing craft comes ashore during an amphibious landing demonstration for the U.S. Pacific Command's amphibious leaders symposium on Camp Pendleton, CA,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 22 June 2017

    06/21/2017 6:07:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole Wrold !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ NATIONAL STRIPES Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Farrell folds the U.S. flag aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville in the South China Sea, July 9, 2016. The Chancellorsville is patrolling in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider 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. NIGHT-VISION VIEW Soldiers look through their night-vision...
  • Turkish troops cross the border into Southern Kurdistan

    06/17/2017 5:15:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 17 Jun 2017, 09:13 | ZAP
    Turkish troops have crossed the border into Southern Kurdistan. Clashes that erupted upon the response of guerrillas continue. Turkish troops moving in «ukurca district of Hakkari have crossed the border into Southern Kurdistan last night. During clashes that erupted upon the response of guerrillas, 14 soldiers have been killed. Clashes and Turkish airstrikes continue in several locations. ANF reporters on the ground provided the following details: Turkish fighter jets started to shell «ukurca borderline at 20:00 Friday evening. Turkish troops started to move and crossed the border following the aerial strikes. Heavy clashes erupted between guerrillas and Turkish soldiers that...
  • About 4,000 More US Troops To Go To Afghanistan

    06/16/2017 9:22:25 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    AP News ^ | 6-16-2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trumpís young presidency. The decision by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis could be announced as early as next week, the official said. It follows Trumpís move to give Mattis the authority to set troop levels and seeks to address assertions by the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan that he doesnít have...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 08 June 2017

    06/07/2017 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ‚Äč ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIRST FLIGHT An F-35B makes its first trans-Atlantic flight as it takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC, June 29, 2016, and lands at Royal Air Force Base Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian Burdett 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. SHOOTING STARS Aircraft, shooting stars, and planets are visible from the flight deck of the Navy¬ís only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 01 June 2017

    05/31/2017 6:02:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ POOCH SMOOCH Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Abbie Johnson gets a kiss from Kona, her military service dog, after competing in swimming during the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, June 20, 2016. DoD photo by Roger Wollenberg 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. STOCKDALE SHOOT Sailors participate in a small-arms, live-fire qualification shoot on the fantail of the USS...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 25 May 2017

    05/24/2017 6:02:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIRE SIMULATOR Airmen conduct training at the aircraft rescue firefighters training center in Salt Lake City, June 6, 2016. The facility has a simulator that allows for interior and exterior training. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott 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. GUARD GUNNER Army Pfc. Stephen Nelson fires an M240 from a mounted gunnery turret position at Camp Ethan Allen in Jericho, VT, June...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 11 May 2017

    05/10/2017 6:02:18 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HOIST TRAINING Soldiers conduct hoist training with civilian mountain rescue and law enforcement personnel in Yakima, WA, June 7, 2016. The soldiers provide medical evacuation coverage for local mountain and wilderness areas in partnership with civilian authorities. Army photo by Capt. Brian H. Harris 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. REACHING OVER WATER Marine Corps Cpl. Jackson T. Allen reaches for a rope on an over-water obstacle course at...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 04 May 2017

    05/03/2017 6:02:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MOORING THROW Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Zakary May throws a mooring line while aboard the USS Chancellorsville in Yokosuka, Japan, June 8, 2016. The Chancellorsville is on patrol with the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider 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. NIGHT BRIEF...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 27 April 2017

    04/26/2017 6:00:32 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 103 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ EAGER ASCENT Navy divers ascend to the surface after conducting an anti-terrorism and force protection dive during exercise Eager Lion 2016 in the Gulf of Aqaba, Jordan, May 14, 2016. Exercise Eager Lion is a recurring exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships and enhance regional security and stability. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Furey 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. RAIL WATCHERS Marines, sailors and a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 20 April 2017

    04/19/2017 6:00:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops In The Whole Wide World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MONSTER MASH Airmen on Monster Mash Team 4 complete a monkey-bar obstacle at Hurlburt Field, FL, May 12, 2016. Monster Mash is a training tradition in which special operators complete timed scenarios on an obstacle course. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy 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. WASP LANDING An MV-22B Osprey lands on the USS Wasp to bring Marines back from a tactical recovery of...