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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 19 April 2012
Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 04/18/2012 6:03:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


HOME AT LAST

A soldier receives a hug from his daughter on Fort Bragg, N.C., March 1, 2012. Family and friends greeted soldiers assigned to the 44th Medical Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps who were returning home after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jessica M. Kuhn




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.




PROUD SURVIVOR

Marine Corps Cpl. Aaron P. Mankin, an Iraq War veteran, tells the story of his facial reconstruction while attending a reception to honor Iraq War veterans in Crystal City, Va., Feb. 29, 2012. Mankin survived a bomb blast May 11, 2005, and said he has had more than 60 surgeries as the first patient of a reconstruction program at the University of California at Los Angeles. About 80 such veterans gathered at the reception before going to the White House attend a dinner in their honor. DOD photo by Linda Hosek


IRAQI WAR VETERAN AND SONNY

Marine Corps Cpl. Steven Schulz, an Iraq War veteran who relies on Sonny, his seeing-eye dog, talks with friends at a reception to honor Iraq War veterans in Crystal City, Va., Feb. 29, 2012. Schulz, who did two tours in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, lost an eye while serving in Iraq.


WELCOME VETERANS

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, welcomes about 80 Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn veterans at a reception in Crystal City, Va., Feb. 29, 2012.



HELPING HAND

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Victor Castro, left, helps Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Josue Hernandez climb up a ravine during a partnered patrol with Afghan soldiers in Sagin in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Feb. 20, 2012. Castro, a corpsman, and Hernandez, a rifleman, are assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The Marines trained the Afghan soldiers to patrol on their own with the Marines in a support role. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Lenzo


COMBAT CHEF

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tom Morton cooks eggs for breakfast before beginning his duties on Patrol Base Bury in the Garmsir district of Afghanistan's Helmand province, Feb. 25, 2012. Morton is a team leader assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder


GIFT GIVER

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tom Morton hands an Afghan child a toy during a security patrol in the Garmsir district of Afghanistan's Helmand province, Feb. 25, 2012. Morton is a team lead assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder




NIGHT RAID RECOVERY

U.S. Marines recover at the stern gate of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga after a night exercise in a combat rubber raiding craft under way in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, March 1, 2012. The Marines are assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Crosby


EMERALD WARRIORS

A soldier, right, calls in an air strike with the assistance of an Air Force combat controller, left, during exercise Emerald Warrior 2012 at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 29, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Bruch


SEARCH MISSION

Kentucky National Guardsmen conduct a search and rescue mission in West Liberty, Ky., March 3, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Bolton



Please remember that The Canteen is here to support
and entertain our troops and veterans and their families,
and is family friendly.




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To: AZamericonnie
Classic, Connie! Thanks very much! I'll be thinking of that song until I drift off to Mondo Dodo!

Now I really am going off to bed!



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)

41 posted on 04/18/2012 8:25:57 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

***Ducks!*** Ack!!!! LOL

You know I love ducks as long as they are not in swimming pools!:) So cute....

When will the sun go down this evening?

At least you don’t have to worry about the car starting this time of year right?


42 posted on 04/18/2012 8:27:56 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa
Aloha Doc!

All's well, better than well actually. We have an new addition to the family, born April 14th. My brother (grandfather) finally gave me official notification today but only after I found out the hard way a day earlier. Sometimes it pays to have been a Spook.
43 posted on 04/18/2012 8:27:56 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


44 posted on 04/18/2012 8:28:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Congrats on the new family member Bigs!


45 posted on 04/18/2012 8:30:30 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa
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.


46 posted on 04/18/2012 8:30:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Good evening Luvie & hope you had a good dinner...no dogs!:) *snicker*


47 posted on 04/18/2012 8:32:24 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

~~snerk~~

Evenin’ (((Connie)))

No dogs! Fishies instead! :)


48 posted on 04/18/2012 8:36:07 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: AZamericonnie

Did you have a good day? All nice people with pleasant attitudes?

Hope your commute was without issue. Weather nice for commuting? *HUGS*


49 posted on 04/18/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Oh good...as long as it wasn’t Nemo!:)


50 posted on 04/18/2012 8:38:59 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Thanks....and thanks from my family too!

I went to their wedding in Michigan in the cold of November, a trip to remember. Well it took a bit but it's a boy and you know boys can be difficult.....but only at first.
51 posted on 04/18/2012 8:38:59 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you, I’m shocked I made it in.


52 posted on 04/18/2012 8:51:34 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: AZamericonnie

Nah...it was Charlie the Tuna. :)

nom nom!


53 posted on 04/18/2012 8:55:57 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: The Mayor

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


54 posted on 04/18/2012 8:56:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Congratulations, Hawaii, on the new family addition.

And you got to use your Spook skills.....good job!


55 posted on 04/18/2012 8:56:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Congratulations, Biglook! Very happy for you!


56 posted on 04/18/2012 9:02:40 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
All nice people with pleasant attitudes?

Actually they were indeed & thankfull for it.

Weather nice for commuting?

A great day for travelling with the top down!:)

It's supposed to hit triple didgits already on Saturady..Oh Joy! lol

57 posted on 04/18/2012 9:14:44 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))...our soldiers have been through so much. We need to see them working, playing, living.


58 posted on 04/18/2012 9:17:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...it’s a puppy in the pocket! Too cute!!

Excellent diplomacy! And it is always great when the SEALS arrive. LOL!


59 posted on 04/18/2012 9:40:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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PRESENCE PATROL

U.S. coalition special operations forces members provide security during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos in Sar-e Takht village in Afghanistan's Farah province, Feb. 27, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNally

60 posted on 04/18/2012 9:54:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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