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  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Look That Up, It Must Be On My Bucket List Quiz - Wednesday, February 1, 2023

    01/31/2023 6:00:01 PM PST · by luvie · 42 replies
    For the best troops and vets in the world...and their families, too! | Luvie and the Canteen Touristas
    ~ 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 We Want You To Take The.....Look That Up, It Must Be On My Bucket List Quiz Click HERE to take the quiz! Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Army spied on lockdown critics: Sceptics, including our own Peter Hitchens, long suspected they were under surveillance. Now we've obtained official records that prove they were right all along [ UK ]

    01/31/2023 3:20:22 PM PST · by ransomnote · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.u ^ | January 28, 2023 | Glen Owen
    Military operatives were part of an operation that targeted politicians and high-profile journalists who raised doubts about the official pandemic responseREAD MORE: Critics slam £14.9bn of 'extraordinary waste' on overpriced, faulty or unused pandemic-era equipment A shadowy Army unit secretly spied on British citizens who criticised the Government's Covid lockdown policies, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.Military operatives in the UK's 'information warfare' brigade were part of a sinister operation that targeted politicians and high-profile journalists who raised doubts about the official pandemic response.They compiled dossiers on public figures such as ex-Minister David Davis, who questioned the modelling behind alarming...
  • West Point reimposes travel ban on unvaxxed cadets, despite repeal of military vax mandate

    01/30/2023 1:56:29 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Just the News. ^ | JANUARY 30, 2023 | Natalia Mittelstadt
    Reversal comes as Congress considers bill seeking redress for military's discharged vaccine refuseniks. The United States Military Academy is reimposing restrictions on unvaccinated cadets despite the lifting of the military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, reports military attorney R. Davis Younts, a reversal that comes even as Congress mulls legislation seeking redress for service members dismissed for vaccine refusal. The Department of Defense rescinded the military vaccine mandate pursuant to the Dec. 23 enactment of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included a measure repealing the mandate. During the height of the pandemic, West Point implemented a policy prohibiting cadets...
  • Pentagon Distances Itself from Minihan Memo Suggesting Possible War with China in 2025

    01/30/2023 8:46:27 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 14 replies
    Air and Space Forces Magazine ^ | 29 January 2023 | Chris Gordon
    Comments by Air Force Gen. Mike Minihan, the head of Air Mobility Command, about a potential war with China in the next few years have generated international headlines and led the Department of Defense to formally distance itself from the remarks. Minihan, who is known for his energetic, passionate style, prepared a memo saying that Airmen under his command at AMC should prepare to be at war with China within two years. “I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me we will fight in 2025.” Minihan wrote in the memo, which circulated on social media and was confirmed as...
  • Military Must Recruit More Women, Immigrants for the Future Force, Experts Say

    01/30/2023 6:25:02 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 81 replies
    Defense One ^ | Jan. 27, 2023 | Jennifer Hlad
    The military must recruit more women and more immigrants—and change its culture to embrace diversity as a strength—to be successful in the future.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Robert E Galer ~ 30 January 2023

    01/29/2023 5:03:14 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | 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 E. Galer Info from here. We recently visited the Naval Air Station and museum in Pensacola, Florida, and I saw a story there that I just had to share! First, the background on our hero....Robert E. Galer was born on 23 October 1913 in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington in June 1935, and joined the Naval Reserve Aviation Base Seattle for...
  • Gates: A lot of US military aid to Ukraine ‘could have been done sooner’

    01/29/2023 9:58:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/29/2023 | Lauren Sforza
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday that a lot of the U.S.’s military aid to Ukraine “could have been done sooner.” “I think the only thing I would have said is that a lot of this could have been done sooner,” Gates said when asked by Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” if he would have advised President Biden to do anything differently. “And, you know, they’re talking about potentially being six months, a year or more before the Abrams tanks get there,” he added. “I think the key thing about the Abrams tank decision was that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIVING PRAYER ~ 29 January 2023

    01/28/2023 5:00:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    LIVING PRAYER Brother Lawrence was a monk who lived almost 300 years ago and worked in the galley of his monastery. He wrote a book, The Practice of the Presence of God, which today is considered a classic in the area of Christian devotion. Brother Lawrence spent much of his time in the monastery scullery scrubbing pots and pans. He also had a collateral duty as the monastery cobbler. In these jobs, he said, he learned to glorify God in simple tasks and to pray with his hands. By bringing to each small job the best of his ability,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: The Letter C ~ 28 January 2023

    01/27/2023 6:00:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 130 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Brought To You By The Letter "C" ~ *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time & effort...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops: The Leap Frogs! ~ 26 January 2023

    01/25/2023 6:00:42 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 32 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! Leap Frogs Edition~ Fun Fact #1 The Navy’s parachute team dates back to 1969, when Underwater Demolition Team members volunteered to perform at air shows. In 1974, the team was officially given its name by the Chief of Naval Operations, who tasked them with demonstrating the Navy’s excellence throughout the United States. Today, the West Coast-based team of 15 keeps the mission alive by touring nationwide and dazzling audiences with aerial demonstrations. Credit: https://bit.ly/3c9e1Y9Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members...
  • US Marine runs into gunfire, providing lifesaving aid to victim in Waikiki shooting

    01/25/2023 5:03:56 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | January 25, 2023 | HNN Staff
    [Video] Your top local headlines for Wednesday, January 25, 2023. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- A hero has emerged from a shooting in Waikiki that happened earlier this month. https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2023/01/07/police-respond-apparent-shooting-waikiki/ Marine Corps Sgt. Amed Issa said he was in a bar when shots were heard from outside on Lewers Street on Jan. 6. Issa said he thought someone was trying to enter the bar with a gun, so he followed his instincts and ran towards the sound of shots. That’s where he saw gunmen firing at a downed victim. After the two suspects fled, Issa began to treat the victim who was...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Animals A to Z Trivia Quiz - Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    01/24/2023 6:00:00 PM PST · by luvie · 92 replies
    For the best troops & vets in the world...& their families, too | luvie and the Canteen Beasties
    ~ 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. The Animals A to Z Trivia Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! Have funPlease remember that The Canteen here to support & entertain our troops and veterans and their families, & is family friendly.
  • US, Israel Kick off Massive Exercise with 142 Aircraft, Satellites, and More

    01/24/2023 10:02:39 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 3 replies
    Air & Space Forces Magazine ^ | 24 Jan 2023 | Chris Gordon
    The U.S. and Israel kicked off a massive combined weeklong military exercise Jan. 23, the largest since Israel was moved to U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility in 2021. U.S. officials told Air & Space Forces Magazine the exercise, dubbed Juniper Oak, was notable in both size and scope. CENTCOM said everything from space assets, a carrier strike group, strategic bombers, stealth fighters, electronic warfare aircraft, Special Operations forces, and crews operating HIMARS precision artillery launchers would drill in a “combined joint all-domain exercise.” The exercise will run from Jan. 23-27 and involve 180,000 pounds of live munitions and 6,400...
  • Military probing whether cancers linked to nuclear silo work in US

    01/24/2023 4:51:50 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | January 24, 2023 | Associated Press
    Washington -- Nine military officers who had worked decades ago at a nuclear missile base in Montana have been diagnosed with blood cancer and there are “indications” the disease may be linked to their service, according to military briefing slides obtained by The Associated Press. One of the officers has died. All of the officers, known as missileers, were assigned as many as 25 years ago to Malmstrom Air Force Base, home to a vast field of 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile silos. The nine officers were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a January briefing by U.S. Space...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Joseph Jacob Foss ~ 23 January 2023

    01/22/2023 5:01:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 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 ~ Joseph Jacob Foss Info from here. Joseph Jacob "Joe" Foss (April 17, 1915–January 1, 2003) was the leading fighter ace of the United States Marine Corps during World War II and a 1943 recipient of the Medal of Honor, recognizing his role in the air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign. In postwar years, he achieved fame...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THINKING OUT OF THE BOX ~ 22 January 2023

    01/21/2023 5:00:01 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    THINKING OUT OF THE BOX "A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, until finally it becomes what everybody knows." - William James One of the great war films of all time was made in the '50's, "Away All Boats", starring Jeff Chandler. It chronicles the adventures of a fictional APA (Amphibious Assault Ship, forerunner of today's LHA'a), USS BELINDA, fighting its way across the Pacific. The ship's skipper, Captain Jebediah Hawkes, is a seasoned veteran, a good guy, but not liked by the crew. They don't understand many of his methods and think...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ 21 January 2023

    01/20/2023 6:00:58 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 149 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ The Freeper Canteen Music Dedication Presents: Oldies But Goodies! *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time &...
  • LASD: Off-duty deputy shot himself at Mabel’s [CA]

    01/20/2023 1:30:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    The Santa Clarita Valley Signal ^ | JANUARY 20, 2023 | Trevor Morgan and Perry Smith
    Detectives with the Homicide Bureau of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the scene of a shooting at Mabel’s Roadhouse, where an off-duty sheriff’s deputy took his own life, officials confirmed Friday morning. A Sheriff’s Information Bureau official confirmed that an off-duty deputy took his own life in a shooting at the bar some time before 2 a.m. The deputy, who was 33 years old, served two tours in Afghanistan during his four years in the Marines, and had three years with the department, according to his father. Becky Hansmann, owner of the bar, who made the post Friday...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 January 2023

    01/19/2023 6:00:14 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 64 replies
    January 19, 2023 | Cafe Cleaning 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. 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 chair, put your feet up, grab some popcorn and a drink, and start a conversation. You never know...
  • Russia is planning a major offensive. Here’s what that might look like

    01/19/2023 1:00:11 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 58 replies
    The Hill via msn ^ | 1/19/2023 | Story by Brad Dress
    fter facing a string of setbacks nearly a year into its war on Ukraine, Russia is planning another major offensive to make up for its losses on the ground and justify its heavy human cost at home. Intelligence analysts and researchers largely agree there is an offensive brewing in Moscow, likely to come sometime in the winter or early spring. Get Paid $200 by Signing Up for This New Card. (Yeah, Seriously) Ad CompareCards Get Paid $200 by Signing Up for This New Card. (Yeah, Seriously) Still, there is no clear picture of what that will look like, and whether...