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

Posted on 07/18/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


LOYALTY LIVES ON

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Derick Clark, a kennel supervisor with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, comforts Yeager, an improvised explosive device detection dog, as they wait for the beginning of a memorial service in honor of Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, Yeager's handler, on Combat Outpost Duluth, Afghanistan, April 22, 2012. Tarwoe, who was assigned to Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, was killed in action during a dismounted patrol. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez




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.




BLUE GERONIMO

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Redfern provides security while on patrol during Task Force Blue Geronimo in Taghawarq village, Khost province, Afghanistan, April 14, 2012. Redfern is assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, Airborne, 501st Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Amber Leach


WATER WARRIORS

Marines take a break during swim practice for the 2012 Warrior Games at Colorado Springs, Colo., April 25, 2012. The Warrior Games is a competition between wounded warriors from all military branches and includes swimming, track and field, cycling, shooting, archery, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. The competition will run May 1-5, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler


MUD JUMPER

A U.S. Army soldier participates in a dance-off competition after the Pat Tillman run on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan's Khost province, April 21, 2012. More than 200 runners participated in the run which raises awareness of the Pat Tillman Foundation and pays tribute to the fallen comrade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Amber Leach



FIST BUMP BUDDIES

A U.S. Army paratrooper teaches Afghan boys how to do the “fist bump” in southern Ghazni province, Afghanistan, April 22, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, and is part of a patrol securing Highway 1, the country’s main highway between Kabul and Kandahar. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod


JOINT MANNING

U.S. Navy sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp as the ship arrives in Port Everglades, Fla., to participate in Fleet Week Port Everglades 2012, April 25, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Betsy Knapper


TROOP TALK

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, speaks to U.S. Army Sgt. Maria Rodriguez, left, and Spc. Mellanie Harber in Zarin village in the Andar district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province, April 23, 2012. Rodriguez and Harber are assigned to the Female Engagement Team, 172nd Infantry Brigade. U.S. Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kap Kim




BELOW BAHRAIN

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Devon Headley conducts dive operations off the coast of Bahrain, April 19, 2012. The Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 is deployed with Commander Task Group 56.1, which provides mine counter-measures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage and diving, counterterrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shane Tuck


ENGINE ELEMENTS

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christian Lucero checks the components of an F119-PW-100 jet engine on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 19, 2012. Lucero, an aerospace propulsion engineer, is assigned to the 49th Maintenance Squadron. The F119-PW-100 jet engine is the primary propulsion system for the F-22 Raptor. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker


SAND BAG TOSS

U.S. Army soldiers stack sandbags on their gun emplacement at sunset on Forward Operating Base Arian in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, April 25, 2012. The artillerymen are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod



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To: Kathy in Alaska
Evenin’, Kathy...((HUGS))...picked up the dog Torpedo, mowed the yard, got a local Fire Dept. Fireman's Helmet and badge for Fire Truck 1950s metal pedal truck for my Grand Son that my Dad restored before he passed away.

No Muggings yet, but the night is young.

21 posted on 07/18/2012 6:46:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any exciting current events today?

Sunny today?

Sunny and warm here today.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: The Mayor

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


23 posted on 07/18/2012 7:02:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


The Grey-Haired Brigade



They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member

Footnote:

This is spot on. I am another Grey-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Grey-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

"In God We Trust"



Happy Moments, Praise God.
Difficult Moments, Seek God.
Quiet Moments, Worship God.
Painful Moments, Trust God.
Every Moment, Thank God.









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

24 posted on 07/18/2012 7:04:40 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

Thanks for the thread and I love the blue cammo border.


25 posted on 07/18/2012 7:05:02 PM PDT by Missy Fallon
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To: ConorMacNessa

I am off for home....no stops tonight. Back shortly.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 7:06:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Safe Journey, Kathy! See you in a bit!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

27 posted on 07/18/2012 7:09:44 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

Hi Conor!


28 posted on 07/18/2012 7:16:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy! (((Hugs))) back. Nice to come here and be with friends. R/Janey


29 posted on 07/18/2012 7:18:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: ConorMacNessa

...till they all come home....


30 posted on 07/18/2012 7:28:40 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Everybody; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; ...

Always remembering them!

31 posted on 07/18/2012 7:32:02 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Current events are always exciting recently but I haven't heard any good news for about 1000 grey hairs now.

Some sun today and some real sunshine yesterday....in the form of a package.
32 posted on 07/18/2012 7:35:00 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Esmerelda; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; StarCMC
SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Wednesday, July 18, 8 PM Pacific (11 PM Eastern)

Broadcast live at 98.1/KING-FM/Seattle

Click on this link to listen.

Taneyev: String Quintet in G, Op. 14
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Ronald Thomas, cello
Efe Baltacigil, cello

This quintet is in the Schubert configuration, which means that the fifth instrument is a cello, not a viola. Taneyev was a contemporary of Tchaikovsky, and he was a superb craftsman. But while the perspiration is evident, the inspiration isn’t.

Adams: “Hallelujah Junction” for 2 Pianos
Orion Weiss, piano
Adam Neiman, piano

John Adams is a modern minimalist composer, best known for his opera “Nixon in China”. I’m not sure what this will be like.

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano 4 Hands in D, Op. 6
Adam Neiman, piano
Orion Weiss, piano

This is early Beethoven attempting to channel Mozart.

Ravel: String Quartet in F
The Ehnes String Quartet:
James Ehnes, violin
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Richard O’Neill, viola
Robert deMaine, cello

Do not miss this piece! It’s beautiful, and it’s fun. The scherzo, with its pizzicato work, is beguiling.

This is the story of the Ehnes String Quartet and how I became the Forrest Gump of classical music.

In 2003, I got six of my requested pieces scheduled, and one of them was this quartet by Ravel, which had never before been programmed by the festival. Jimmy, Richard and Robert were three of the musicians who played that night, and I forget who played second violin. Musicians know when something amazing happens, and as soon as he stepped off the stage, Jimmy Ehnes knew that he had helped create magic.

In 2008, I was asked by a long time patron, a retired publisher, why the festival programmed so few pieces of the string quartet literature. He already knew the answer: the repertory is different, and it has tougher requirements for ensemble and rehearsal. The pick up groups that perform at the festival every summer lack the time for the kind of rigorous rehearsal required for the quartet literature.

I asked the question of both the artistic director and the executive director, and I got the same answer. We all knew the answer ahead of time. But the artistic director suggested I lobby individual musicians. I told the executive director that my dream quartet was Jimmy on first violin, Richard on viola and Robert on cello. I had three or four candidates for second violin.

When I tossed the quartet idea at violinist Ida Levin, who has played in quartets, she almost bit my head off. “No way, no how!” When I tossed the idea at violinist Erin Keefe, I got the same strong negative reaction.

But Jimmy was intrigued. So was Richard.

Then I took cellist Robert deMaine out for our annual dinner at our favorite Szechuan Chinese restaurant, and I tossed him ideas for various quartets. His eyes lit up. Some of them were so simple that they could be handled in as few as three rehearsals. Then I told Robert about my dream quartet. (I also passed the dream quartet idea on to Richard and Jimmy.)

I continued lobbying through 2009. In 2010, the festival began programming a goodly number of quartets, and who should show enthusiasm but Ida and Erin!

What I didn’t know was that the seed had been planted in 2008. Jimmy had approached Robert and Richard, and they had agreed on Amy for second violin. Amy was pregnant with her and Steve’s second child, else the quartet would have debuted at the festival in 2010. They actually debuted in Macon in March 2011 with a Beethoven and Bartok program. They made their Seattle debut last summer with the same Beethoven quartet, and this is their quartet contribution for 2012. I hope they get a recording contract soon because they set the place on fire last year with the Beethoven Opus 74.

Enjoy this Ravel quartet. Now that the Guarneri Quartet has retired and the Emerson Quartet is getting a bit long in the tooth, I’m convinced these guys will emerge as the next “power quartet”.

And I was there.

33 posted on 07/18/2012 7:36:25 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: SkyDancer

Glad you and your Dad and his friends are FRiends.

Gotten to hold any animals lately?


34 posted on 07/18/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; Arrowhead1952; ...
 

 

 
 

 Good afternoon,

EVERYBODY!

GOOD

AFTERNOON

TROOPS!

 

Cubs    37 WINS      53  LOSSES

 

 

I think I'm agnostic, but I haven't decided.  
 

 



35 posted on 07/19/2012 1:14:06 PM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: tomkow6; All

Howdy everyone!


36 posted on 07/19/2012 1:26:30 PM PDT by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; LUV W; beachn4fun
A very pleasant good afternoon and ((HUGS)) to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

So glad to see FR back up and running.

37 posted on 07/19/2012 1:27:40 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: txradioguy

Hey, TX! How ya doin’???


38 posted on 07/19/2012 1:27:40 PM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: E.G.C.

Happy Thursday, Edward!


39 posted on 07/19/2012 1:31:46 PM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: tomkow6

Doin pretty good. Busy starting up a new shop in the Army Brigade that supports NATO.

Me and red just celebrated 10 years of her putting up with me yesterday.

Miss all of my fellow Canteeners.


40 posted on 07/19/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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