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FReeper Canteen ~ It's Finally Friday ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 23 September 2011
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 09/22/2011 6:03:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ It's Finally Friday ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


HAND IN HAND

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Binnings leaves with his family after returning from summer patrol to Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 22, 2011. Binnings is an information systems technician assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Oki




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.




PARATROOPER PUSH-UP

An Army grader, right, for the new Army Physical Readiness Test ensures that a paratrooper completes the new 60-second pushup event correctly on Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 10, 2011. Unlike the 2-minute pushup event in the current Army Physical Fitness Test, soldiers can no longer pause, choose their own hand position or “sag in the middle.” U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

BRIDGE SECURITY

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Russell uses his weapon's scope to secure an area during a bridge inspection in Zabul province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2011. Russell is a platoon sergeant assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul's security force. U.S. Air Force photo by by Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras

ROAD WARRIORS

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Fitzgerald, left, patrols a road with many known improvised explosive devices during an operation in the Alingar district in Afghanistan's Laghman province, Aug. 21, 2011. Fitzgerald is a medic assigned to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane


FIELD BREAK

U.S. Army Spc. Adam Supino takes a break while on a security halt during an operation in the Alingar district in Afghanistan's Laghman province, Aug. 21, 2011. Supino is an M249 squad automatic weapon gunner assigned to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team. Team members participated in searching a village thought to house Taliban fighters and other insurgents responsible for making roadside bombs. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane


HONORING THE FLAG

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Rodolfo R. Delvalle, center, marches with honor guard members as he holds the U.S. flag after it was lowered for the final time at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 2011. Delvalle is Walter Reed's command sergeant major. DOD photo by Sebastian J. Sciotti Jr.

COMFORT HOMECOMING

Family and friends look on as the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort arrives at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Sept. 2, 2011. Comfort deployed as the primary platform for Continuing Promise 2011, a five-month humanitarian assistance mission to nine countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rafael Martie


VERMONT SUPPLIES

Soldiers unload relief supplies in Vermont, Sept. 1, 2011, from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for residents cut off after Hurricane Irene struck the area. The CH-47 crew is assigned to the Illinois National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill

HOWITZER BLAST

U.S. Army Pfc. Erik Park fires a 155mm howitzer in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 3, 2011. Park is assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ken Scar


HONORING THE ARIZONA

Sailors and Marines render honors as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan passes the USS Arizona Memorial while entering Pearl Harbor for a port visit in Hawaii, Aug. 31, 2011. The Ronald Reagan is in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin B. Gray


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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any good news today?

Sun was out today.


21 posted on 09/22/2011 7:00:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Kmew you'd like it ...smile ((HUGS))
22 posted on 09/22/2011 7:01:46 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Good evening, Deo...((HUGS)

Thank you for the continued prayers. They are so appreciated.

How is school coming along?


23 posted on 09/22/2011 7:07:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGs))

Of course there was good news today....somewhere; just a matter of finding it.

Glad you had a sunny day, we had one too....so there's some good news!
24 posted on 09/22/2011 7:16:06 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: AZamericonnie

I’m off to visit Teresa. Will write an update when I get home. *HUGS*


25 posted on 09/22/2011 7:22:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Nothing to do with my reflexes, just my luck.


26 posted on 09/22/2011 7:31:08 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Drive safe & as always send our best! *Hugs*


27 posted on 09/22/2011 7:38:01 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; All

Hey Kathy look like Vlady want take on crew of Deadliest catch seem like that

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/8782861/Vladimir-Putin-touts-Arctic-Northeast-passage.html


28 posted on 09/22/2011 7:38:26 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Its going fine I suppose. And how have things been going for you?


29 posted on 09/22/2011 7:42:13 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: SandRat

You are finding some really cool stuff lately! :)


30 posted on 09/22/2011 8:17:53 PM PDT by LUV W (zero IS a Fonzi Scheme!)
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To: SandRat
this my Granson Nate

Well clearly he's a genius!

Such an alert & animated young man...not to mention five stars on the "AWWWWWWWW" factor!:)

31 posted on 09/22/2011 8:29:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; LUV W; MS.BEHAVIN

Kinda quiet in here tonight...wonder what I can get into?
Hmmm...let’s see, there’s ice in the freezer, tequila in the liqour cabinet, and Margarita mix in the cupboard. Yeah, that’ll get things started. Wonder if we have chips and salsa in the pantry...?


32 posted on 09/22/2011 10:21:05 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Good government is the concern of all men." ~ Louis L'Amour)
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To: HiJinx
Darn, HJ. Looks like you can't entice anyone tonight! Guess that party will be kinda small! Oh well, the more for you! I think everyone has already hit their pillow!

Have a good one! *hugs*

33 posted on 09/22/2011 11:01:50 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

I think you’re right, Teenie.
It’s after 11 here, so I’m going to call it a night, too.

I’ll peek in tomorrow to see how everyone’s doing...sweet dreams!


34 posted on 09/22/2011 11:05:50 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Good government is the concern of all men." ~ Louis L'Amour)
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To: HiJinx
Thanks, HJ.

After midnight here so I too am going to turn in! FRiday for sure!

Catch ya on the flip side! G'night!

35 posted on 09/23/2011 12:10:56 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: AZamericonnie; amom; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; BykrBayb; Cindy; ColdOne; ConorMacNessa; ..

Best wishes and prayers delivered.

Wednesday evening she was the most alert I’ve seen her. She picked up and waved both hands...one had nothing on it, no brace and no tubes, and the other only her ET finger, glowing red. She really wanted to tell me something so we worked the charades bit, and I wasn’t doing very well. I got a word at a time and strung them together, all correct mind you, but something was missing and we moved to the pad and pen. “I don’t know what happened when I called ......................” None of my guesses, including 911, was correct. Maybe we will revisit that later.

She was trying and trying to get me to understand, waving her hands and really trying to talk. I finally got that she wanted markers...she smiled and nodded and spread her hands wide. Big markers? Yes!! Then she drew a rectangular box that we established was her desk. Then 20 questions started....with her waving fingers I got it! She wants her netbook, the one we got her during her first hospitalization in summer 2009. The pink one! She kept nodding vigously, and then worked on where it was. I did better on this one...top shelf of her desk, on the left side. I asked the nurse about her having it and he said he didn’t see why not. If she is able to handle it, maybe the communicaton problem will be much better.

Only stayed a short while Thursday evening. Her nurse said she had turned herself on her side, and seemed to be resting comfortably. She looked to be asleep, but I touched her arm to let her know I was there and she sorta opened her eyes.

Coree...if you are the one who brushed her hair, thank you. That has worried her. She hasn’t forgiven them for cutting it in 2009. I asked if she had gotten up, she nodded yes.

Then Sandy and Val, from NDC, arrived and I departed so they could visit. No matter how emotional she gets, visitors are a huge upper. Thanks to everyone who has visited.

I asked Scott how she had done and he said she had been up in a chair and wanted to be face on to the window. Then she levered herself into a position that was more comfortable. I think he was surprised at her determination. I asked about progress...he said just a bit.

Prayers, please continue that her lungs will start doing their job.

Thanks all.


36 posted on 09/23/2011 12:28:45 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Our Heavenly Father..We pray your healing touch on Teresa’s lungs. Thank you, Lord, for a better day for her.
Bless and guide those who attend her medical needs and bless those who visit and keep her spirits up.


37 posted on 09/23/2011 12:38:31 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

Thank you so much, Meg...she is strong, but her lungs need to start doing what they are supposed to do...move that oxygen.


38 posted on 09/23/2011 12:56:29 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Dear Lord..Please get her lungs to working !


39 posted on 09/23/2011 1:03:34 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, AZ, for the red, white, and blue tribute. *HUGS*


40 posted on 09/23/2011 1:11:39 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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