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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 15 March 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/14/2012 6:00:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


BOLD DIRECTION

A sailor directs a landing craft air cushion vehicle during Bold Alligator 2012 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 6, 2012. Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, the largest multinational naval amphibious exercise in 10 years, represents efforts by the Navy and Marine Corps to revitalize the full range of amphibious operations along the mid-Atlantic coast. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard




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.



ALLEY SWEEP

U.S. Marine Cpl. Cameron Collier sweeps an alley during a security patrol in the Garmsir district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Feb. 6, 2012. Collier is a combat engineer assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Marines from his unit and Afghan soldiers partnered to conduct census operations, and search houses for illegal drugs and evidence of insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder


CANDY CALL

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James Whitaker throws candy into the air for Afghan children during a security patrol with members of the Afghan Border Police in the Garmsir district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Feb. 5, 2012. Whitaker is a corpsman with Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. His unit and the Afghan police interacted with citizens and examined the area for insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder


ESCORT OPERATION

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jobey French mans a MK 44 mini machine gun while conducting security escort operations for ships transiting out to sea through the inner coastal waterways of North Carolina during Exercise Bold Alligator 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 1, 2012. French is a boatswain's mate assigned to Riverine Command Boat 803 and attached to Riverine Squadron 2. U.S. Navy photo by Richard Brunson





GUN GUIDANCE

U.S. Army Pfc. Heather De La Vega fires her M240B machine gun as she takes direction from U.S. Sgt. John Maziarz and U.S. Sgt. Isiah Selby on Camp Mike Spann, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2012. De La Vega is a personal security detail medic, and Maziarz and Selby are personal security detail soldiers. All are assigned to Headquarters Company, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Lamb


OPERATION TALKS

U.S. Army Capt. Joe Pazcoguin, center, talks with 1st Lt. Austin Cattle, right, and 1st Lt. Mitchell Creel during a clearance operation in western Kandahar, Afghanistan, Feb. 1, 2012. Pazcoguin is the commander of the 4th Infantry Division's Company B, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Cattle is assigned to Company B and Creel is assigned to the 530th Engineer Company. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Seth Barham


BEACH ASSAULT

U.S. Marines approach the beach in their combat rubber raiding craft at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 29, 2012. The Marines are assigned to Company A, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines were conducting a small boat raid during the MEU’s Amphibious Integration Training in preparation for Exercise Cobra Gold 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garry J. Welch




PATA TILI PATH

U.S. Army soldiers, Afghan National Army, and members of the Community Based Security Solutions police organization, climb a steep path above Pata Tili village, Langhman Province, Afghanistan, Jan 29, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Company A, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry. The soldiers were returning from a meeting with a leader in nearby Nacha Tili during Operation Aluminum Python, a mission to clear Taliban fighters from the Mayl Valley. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Steele


PUPPY PAL

Army Sgt. 1st Class Russell Minta, senior noncommissioned officer for the Defense Department's Military Working Dog Breeding Program on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, holds a puppy in his hand. The program provides working dogs to every service branch and numbers among the largest military breeding programs in the world. DOD photo by Linda Hosek


WEAPONS EXERCISE

As seen through a night-vision device, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Erain Abreu, left, aims a 240B light machine gun while Pfc. Zakary Mitchell looks on during a weapons familiarization exercise in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 4, 2012. Abreu and Mitchell are assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Wasp is participating in Exercise Bold Alligator 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Chase




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To: Kathy in Alaska
Safe Journey, Kathy! See you shortly!



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)

21 posted on 03/14/2012 6:52:56 PM PDT 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; 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)

22 posted on 03/14/2012 6:59:47 PM PDT 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

Always remember them, Kathy! God bless them every one!

Thanks for opening the Canteen tonight! (((hugs)))


23 posted on 03/14/2012 7:00:06 PM PDT 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

Yum...that pizza sounds good! :) Have a safe drive home!


24 posted on 03/14/2012 7:08:52 PM PDT 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

Good Evening everybody...finally home from my 13 hour day.

(((HUGS)))


25 posted on 03/14/2012 7:25:01 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...


BAND OF BROTHERS



Members of the 101st Airborne, June 7, 1944 at Ste.Marie du Mont, France

WORLD WAR II

This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say, "To-morrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say, "These wounds I had on Crispin's day."



Members of the "Chosin Few", 1st Marine Division, December 1950

KOREA

Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words,
Harry the King, Bedford, and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-



Navy Corpsman D. R. Howe treats the wounds of Pfc. D. A. Crum, "H" Company, 2nd Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, during Operation Hue City.

VIETNAM

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.



Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division in action, Afghanistan, 2011

AFGHANISTAN

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let it pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as does a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.


THE STRUGGLE AGAINST TYRANNY GOES ON.
AS IT HAS SINCE TIMES IMMEMORIAL,
THE BAND OF BROTHERS STANDS FAST IN THE BREACH!

They have our six!
Honor them for their Service and Sacrifice!




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)

26 posted on 03/14/2012 7:35:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

God Bless you all, you Band of Brothers.


27 posted on 03/14/2012 7:39:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


28 posted on 03/14/2012 7:46:37 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
Welcome back, Kathy! I'm going to hit the hay in a few - had a tiring PT tonight - but it looks like we're making progress.



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)

29 posted on 03/14/2012 7:48:02 PM PDT 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!




Tattoo

Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to 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)

30 posted on 03/14/2012 7:49:56 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...>Gak< is right. I’m not afraid of them, but have a huge dislike for spiders.

Leave it to the Marines...always protecting.

“Hey soldier...need a ride?”


31 posted on 03/14/2012 7:55:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good for you...progress is really something to look forward to...and be proud of!!

God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


32 posted on 03/14/2012 8:00:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nighty-night, Conor! (((hugs)))

See ya on the morrow!


33 posted on 03/14/2012 8:02:13 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...more snow. And more coming tonight, with temps in the mid 30s tomorrow. Yuck!!


34 posted on 03/14/2012 8:09:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...would you like some snow?

In a little bit I have to go shovel the driveway.

Did your sun come back? Cold weather blow away?


35 posted on 03/14/2012 8:28:21 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

Good evening Kathy,...((HUGS))...and our temps are going the other way. In the low to mid 70’s during the day.


36 posted on 03/14/2012 8:43:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

The sun is out today doubly so. My son and the cute young wahines came over and we all went to the park (where little 'Ara had a Marie Osmond moment, the shopping, then to snack on some munchies.

We had to go far enough inland to get away from the onshore breeze. I doubt it'll go away anytime soon.
37 posted on 03/14/2012 8:44:16 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: SandRat

OK...I won’t complain. 70 is about all I can take anymore.

You adapting to the non time change ok?


38 posted on 03/14/2012 8:58:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Ah, these brave, this band of brothers.

My heroes!


39 posted on 03/14/2012 9:15:55 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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PRECISION AIM

U.S. Army Spc. Joshua Barrios, right, and Pfc. Aaron Wilson, left, set the aim of their 120 mm mortar system on Camp Clark, Afghanistan, Feb. 8, 2012. Barrios and Wilson are assigned to Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, Airborne, 40th Cavalry Regiment. The mortar teams were testing their systems to use new precision guided munitions. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ken Scar

40 posted on 03/14/2012 9:17:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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