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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 07 June 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/06/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


COMPOUND SECURITY

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Thompson posts security while members of an Afghan narcotics interdiction unit search a compound during Operation Speargun in Urmuz, Afghanistan, March 27, 2012. Thompson is a fire team leader assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Mercure




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.




ROLLOVER TRAINING

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Hannah Rosenthal exits a flipped vehicle rollover simulator with a foam training weapon on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 26, 2012. Rosenthal is a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod


UNDERSIDE EFFORT

U.S. Navy Lt. Brian Helman attaches ordnance to the underside of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during an ordnance transfer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Sea, March 30, 2012. The Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andrew K. Haller


ADEN SWIM

A sailor jumps off the stern gate of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans during a swim call in the Gulf of Aden, March 30, 2012. The New Orleans and embarked Marines are part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, which supports maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Marines are assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro



SIGNAL STANCE

U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Peter Donaldson signals a helicopter on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh in the Pacific Ocean, April 2, 2012. The exercise was part of the required evolutions for the Shiloh to receive her flight deck qualification. Donaldson is an enlisted landing specialist. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Gregory A. Harden II


MEDITERRANEAN TRAINING

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter prepare to maneuver alongside Porter during a training mission in the Mediterranean Sea, April 1, 2012. Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex R. Forster


FALCON FORCE

An airman prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for flight on Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 3, 2012. The 113th Wing provides air sovereignty forces to defend the nation's capital and support forces ranging from local to global employment. The airman is assigned to the 113th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Perry Aston




EGG HUNTERS

Military children search for hidden eggs during the Easter egg hunt at the 2012 Spring Fling Festival on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 4, 2012. April is the Month of the Military Child. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions


STATUS UPDATE

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Sears relays a status update to his platoon commander while a logistics transport vehicle approaches to extract recovered civilians during a pre-deployment training exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 3, 2012. Sears is assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. John A. Lee II


NOSE NUDGE

U.S. sailors position an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln under way in the Arabian Sea, March 28, 2012. The sailors are aviation boatswain's mates assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 137. The Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan P. Idle



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: E.G.C.

Howdy, EGC! (((hugs)))

It’s going fine...if I could only stay home! LOL! Hope you
and Bo are well!


61 posted on 06/07/2012 5:23:39 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: LUV W
Good morning, Luv!

*HUGS*

We're at 60 degrees right now - looking for a high of only 80 this afternoon.. Apparently, we reenter the sweat-box starting tomorrow - intense heat over the weekend.



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)

62 posted on 06/07/2012 5:30:52 AM 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; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; TASMANIANRED; MEG33; ...
Greetings FRiends, from the Old Soldier's House in the Sunshine State!

I am using a combined ping list from the Canteen and the Viking Kitties, and a host of other invitees, to alert everybody of a momentous, life-altering event, that I simply must share with the world!

SARGE IS ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED!!!

The woman I cryptically referred to in the Canteen as “The GF” has just become “The Bride”!

The Bride is an Air Force medic, a retired NCO like me. She was a flight medic for 21 yrs., and worked in the VA Hospital system as an ER Tech for 9 yrs. She is now a Parole Officer with the County Sheriff.

I first met The Bride online, and we corresponded for several weeks until our first date, on Valentine's Day. Over the following months, as we grew closer, we both realized that this was the real thing, and there was no sense in pretending it was anything else. So on Tuesday evening, Sarge presented The Bride with the ring, asked The Question, and the rest is about to become history.

The Bride is fiercely patriotic, like me. She’s a veteran of Desert Storm and the GWOT, also like me. She was abroad in Saudi, twice to Turkey, once to the Azores and once to Guam. She was never in the hot zone, but she did patch up the holes and tears the enemy left behind.

Along with a new wife, I am getting a new family. The Bride has a son and two daughters from a previous marriage, and a grandbaby from the son. I’m going to have a teenage daughter! God help me!

The tentative plan is, the wedding will be in October, on the beach of Sanibel Island, at sunset. It will be a very small deal, with only family attending. The Bride’s son will be the best man, and the two girls will be bridesmaids. The Bride will wear ivory or eggshell; Sarge will be in charcoal-grey.

Over the summer and towards the fall, there will be pics forthcoming for all to see. And the official wedding pics will be posted in the Canteen (yes, I will most likely hijack the thread), so basically, you are all virtually invited!

Sarge will report in later, so Let's Have Fun!

63 posted on 06/07/2012 6:15:21 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

Congratulations, Sarge!


64 posted on 06/07/2012 6:19:03 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Old Sarge

Congrats Sarge and best wishes!


65 posted on 06/07/2012 6:28:00 AM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to ENSLAVE Me)
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To: Old Sarge; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Allegra; Aloysius88; Americanwolf; ...

“I’m going to have a teenage daughter!”

Dear Merciful Hordes of the Undead Thread!
You just may be DOOOoooOoOOOooOoOooOMMMMmmmmeeed..*
*said in dramatic voice into deep coffee mug*

Congrats!

Canteen Thread ping to post 63 for some NEWS for a friend!


66 posted on 06/07/2012 6:29:13 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Old Sarge
Congratulations, Old Sarge! I wish all the best for you and the Bride in the coming years!



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)

67 posted on 06/07/2012 6:30:03 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: PROCON

Thanks, Procon! BTW, I’m adding your name to my Wedding Ping List, for the occasion, if that’s alright?


68 posted on 06/07/2012 6:30:03 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

Please add me, BTW, who’s going to wear the combat boots in the family :-)


69 posted on 06/07/2012 6:33:18 AM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to ENSLAVE Me)
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To: Old Sarge

I’m extremely happy for you and The Bride, Old Sarge! May the rest of your lives be nothing but joy!

(p.s., the teenage daughter will outgrow it in 7 years, at most.)


70 posted on 06/07/2012 6:41:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Old Sarge

Seems to me that having a wife that’s a Parole Office is sort of redundant isn’t it? :-)

Congrats to you both!


71 posted on 06/07/2012 6:45:00 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: PROCON

Most likely me, since The Bride wears either low quarters, or business attire if she appears in court.


72 posted on 06/07/2012 7:04:17 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks, Kart!

I freak people out by announcing, “My Bride is a cop!”


73 posted on 06/07/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy!

{{HUGS}}


74 posted on 06/07/2012 7:20:36 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Tax-chick
the teenage daughter will outgrow it in 7 years, at most

Chick, I've decided I'm joining this new organization:


75 posted on 06/07/2012 7:26:17 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL!

If you teach your stepdaughter right, she could turn out like my Anoreth ... fully capable of shooting any loser youth herself, if they weren’t put off by the intense level of scorn ...


76 posted on 06/07/2012 7:31:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Old Sarge

Congratulations to you and soon-to-be Mrs. Old Sarge. And thanks to both of you for your service, from me and my entire family.


77 posted on 06/07/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, dear ((HUGS))
Making a quick stop in to say hello
and to say "What? You got a job?"

78 posted on 06/07/2012 8:24:01 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))
Still busy...but whittling down the pile.
Howz the week been for you?

79 posted on 06/07/2012 8:34:30 AM PDT by beachn4fun (If you live in my area, and I've blown you off the road, apologies ;))
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))
Been busy...taking lunch break now to catch up.

Whatz up out your way?


80 posted on 06/07/2012 8:36:32 AM PDT by beachn4fun (If you live in my area, and I've blown you off the road, apologies ;))
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