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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 08 March 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/07/2012 6:00:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


PAKTYA PATROL

U.S. Army Spc. Robert Irwin conducts a security patrol in Afghanistan's Paktya province, Jan. 30, 2012. Irwin is an infantryman assigned to Dog Company, Task Force Gold Geronimo, part of Spartan Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Epperson




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.




FINAL APPROACH

Air Force Capt. Brandon Lavalley breaks right on a final approach over northern Las Vegas during day three of Red Flag 12-2 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 25, 2012. Lavalley is a pilot assigned to the 4th Fighter Squadron. Coalition partners from South Korea and Saudi Arabia participated in the joint training exercise. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Benjamin Bloker


ON THE LEVEL

U.S. Marines, Navy Seabees, and Peruvian combat engineers level a metal window frame at a school during Southern Partnership Station 2012 in Callao, Peru, Jan. 27, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alan B. Owens


AREA OF INTEREST

U.S. Army 1st Lt. George Rousson, right, calls his soldiers back to their vehicles after combat engineers investigated and cleared an area of interest during a mission in eastern, Afghanistan, Jan. 19, 2012. Rousson is a platoon leader assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Route Clearance Package 30. In the unit, engineers search for and detonate explosives found along roads traveled by Afghan citizens and security forces. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Victor Everhart



GUNNER WATCH

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Cody Varnell watches from a hill during a security patrol with Afghan Border Police in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 30, 2012. Varnell is a machine gunner assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. In the southern Garmsir district, an area with a history of tribal conflict, the growing Afghan force has deepened its roots and established governance through Marine mentors. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder


FALCON FORMATION

A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to offload fuel to Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, which are flying in formation behind the tanker over Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Feb. 1, 2012. The KC-135 crew, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, has supported U.S. and partner nation military aircraft over more than 20 million square miles using its 15 assigned KC-135s. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace


CORPORAL AND COOT

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nick Lacarra provides security in a field with his military working dog, Coot, during a patrol with Afghan Border Police in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 30, 2012. Lacarra is an improvised explosive device detection dog handler assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder




TRUSS TROOPS

A U.S. Navy Seabee and Thai sailors weld a truss at the construction site for a multipurpose building during Cobra Gold 2012 at the Wat Chalheamlap school in Chon Buri, Thailand, Jan. 25, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica Olivas


MUQER PATROL

A U.S. Army soldier secures an area during a dismounted patrol in the Muqer district in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, Jan. 29, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the Muqer Provincial Reconstruction Team, which conducted the patrol to engage elders and key leaders in the area. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Frech


PERUVIAN PUPPY PALS

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Tammy Von Busch, center, U.S. Army Spc. Helen Loar, left, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Carlucci, right, comfort a dehydrated puppy while it receives fluids at the Peruvian canine unit on Callao Naval Base during Southern Partnership Station 2012 in Callao, Peru, Jan. 30, 2012. Von Busch, lead veterinarian, Loar, a veterinary technician, and Carlucci, a hospital corpsman, are assigned to the Maritime Civil Affairs Team embarked aboard high speed vessel Swift U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Grier



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1 posted on 03/07/2012 6:00:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


2 posted on 03/07/2012 6:01:10 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Ka; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...

~ Remembering Our Troops! ~

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Honoring those who have served before.

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Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
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Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

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We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



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3 posted on 03/07/2012 6:06:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory

Coot (above) looks EXACTLY like my dear departed Pepper, red collar and all, long gone but not forgotten. Morning to you! Thanks for the smile. She was best damn dog I ever had or ever will have and still miss her doing the El Camino dance when I got down the keys to the truck......


4 posted on 03/07/2012 6:08:54 PM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


5 posted on 03/07/2012 6:10:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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The Enemy Of Trust

March 8, 2012

Military commanders always want to have enough troops to accomplish their mission. Most would prefer having too many not too few, but not everyone agrees on just how many troops will be enough.

When Gideon recruited an army of 32,000 men to stand against those who oppressed the Israelites, the Lord told him, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me’” (Judg. 7:2).

So the Lord began to reduce Gideon’s army. When the fearful were allowed to leave, 22,000 men went home (v.3). A second reduction cut the force from the remaining 10,000 to 300 troops, of whom the Lord said, “By the three hundred . . . I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand” (v.7). And so it happened (vv.19-23).

In our life of faith, our resources can become the enemy of trust. God wants us to depend on Him, not our own strength, whether physical, financial, or intellectual.

When the Lord reduces our resources from “32,000 to 300,” it is not punishment. It is preparation for Him to be glorified through our lives as we acknowledge and trust His power.

Trust in God and you will know
He can vanquish any foe;
Simply trust Him day by day—
He will be your strength and stay. —D. De Haan
When God gives us an impossible task— it becomes possible.

Read: Judges 7:2-8

The Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many.” —Judges 7:2
Bible in a Year:
Judges 5-8


6 posted on 03/07/2012 6:14:21 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: jessduntno

Welcome to the Canteen, jessduntno...glad Coot could bring you a smile for your long gone, but not forgotten, Pepper.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 6:16:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
And in first....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!

And you don't have to share the top spot with anyone. LOL!!


8 posted on 03/07/2012 6:21:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: jessduntno
And in second....jessduntno snags the silver!!


9 posted on 03/07/2012 6:28:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!





BOSTON, (Oct. 21, 2009) Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (RELEASED)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 03/07/2012 6:32:23 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi, Kathy.

((HUGS))

Just finished my research for Friday night's music mayhem. This week it's the songbook of Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Should be fun, and there are a lot of great tunes.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 6:36:35 PM PST by Publius (Tagline for rent. Reasonable rates.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi All - Sad to learn of our British comrades loss of six of their lads.

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12 posted on 03/07/2012 6:37:33 PM PST by SkyDancer
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))


13 posted on 03/07/2012 6:42:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


14 posted on 03/07/2012 6:44:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for opening the Canteen, Kathy! (((hugs)))

We ALWAYS remember the troops here! That’s why I love it! :)


15 posted on 03/07/2012 6:49:28 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening! Another short visit for me this evening.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

16 posted on 03/07/2012 6:49:34 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))...hope you are feeling much better.

Sounds like some good music on the way.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 6:50:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!






Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

18 posted on 03/07/2012 6:51:58 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...did you have PT? Time to rest.

Hope your day went well.

I’m on my way home.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 6:58:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Yes, I had PT tonight - fairly vigorous session. Safe trip home!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

20 posted on 03/07/2012 7:02:40 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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