Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 07 February 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 02/06/2013 6:05:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


VEHICLE FIT

Army Sgt. Woody, center, backs his M32 Bradley fighting vehicle into the cargo bay aboard a 105th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III after receiving instructions from Air Force Master Sgt. Krystopher Schwandt, right, on Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2012. Woody is assigned to the 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, and Schwandt, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 137th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael OHalloran




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.




DISASTER ASSISTAMCE

Members of a Coast Guard Disaster Assistance Response Team return from medically evacuating a stranded trucker near the Highway 55 underpass in LaPlace, La., Aug. 31, 2012. The team, along with other members of the U.S. Coast Guard, was in the area to help with recovery operations following Hurricane Isaac. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough

CHOCK AND CHAIN

A U.S. Marine carries a chock and chain across the flight deck in preparation for flight quarters aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard under way in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 26, 2012. U.S. Navy photo Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Russell

FOCUSED AND READY

Mario Rodriguez, a former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and a member of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic fencing team, stands ready before the start of a bout during the Paralympic Games at the ExCeL London exhibition and convention center in London, Sept. 4, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sean M. Worrell



LOVED ONES

Army Pfc. Jordan Wagner greets loved ones during a homecoming ceremony at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 9, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod


SOLDIER SECURITY

U.S. Army Pfc. Michael Weymouth, left, and Sgt. Christopher Ouzts, center, provide dismounted security for U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Myers, right, and his military working dog, Rambo, in front, while clearing a hill of improvised explosive device threats along a route during Operation Southern Strike III in the Takhteh Pol district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Sept. 7, 2012. Weymouth and Ouzts are combat engineers assigned to the 569th Engineer Company. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie

NIGHT OPERATIONS

As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. soldiers attach a generator to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan's Logar province, Sept. 10, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexandra Campo



CHEMICAL ATTACK EXERCISE

U.S. airmen take cover during a simulated bombing and chemical attack as part of an operational readiness exercise on Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, England, Sept. 11, 2012. The airmen are assigned to the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ethan Morgan

NIGHT CONTACT

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Drew Parks communicates with a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet crew during Operation Spartan Shield in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder


OBSTACLE COURSE

U.S. Army Capt. Christopher Harris moves through an obstacle during an U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge examination in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 20, 2012. The exam provides multinational and U.S. service members with common standards and objectives for treating the sick and wounded, and improves communication among the frontline medical professionals fighting together. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach


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





TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: canteen; military; troops; troopsupport
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-104 next last
To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; mylife; HiJinx; BIGLOOK; Old Sarge; All

ARGH!
We are about to get CLOBBERED by a Nor’Easter.
Through central Maine, we are expected to get 12 to 18 inches of snow.

You can read more here:

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-nemo-20130206

The bulk of the storm will hit on Friday.
Thankfully, I have that day off.
Saturday however, will be really tricky to drive in, I HAVE to work this weekend.
We will be spending the next few days getting ready for power outages, bringing in lots of wood, pouring water into containers, etc.
*sigh*


51 posted on 02/06/2013 9:20:19 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MS.BEHAVIN

Please send it here.

78 degree temps in Texas during Feb are unnatural!!


52 posted on 02/06/2013 9:23:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: mylife

“78 degree temps”

WAAAAAAAA!!!!
*sniff*


53 posted on 02/06/2013 9:30:56 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: MS.BEHAVIN

Seriously, 78 in early Feb can make for a very long Summer.

Whaaah!!


54 posted on 02/06/2013 9:34:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: mylife

Digging out from this storm is gonna be awful..
I hope we don’t lose the power.
Good ting we have that old kitchen wood stove!


55 posted on 02/06/2013 9:38:13 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: MS.BEHAVIN

Oh no, ms b...make sure your rearranged freezer doesn’t lose power, or put stuff outside.

Glad you have Friday off, and a little bit of time to prepare....thank goodness you have a wood stove!

You and Moxie be REALLY careful driving on Saturday. Prayers going with you. Stay with Dawn if you need to...be safe first!!

(((HUGS)))


56 posted on 02/06/2013 9:38:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

*HUG*
I’ll be careful, Ma.
Will touch bases with Dawn in the morning.
Best thing we can do if the power quits (aside from keeping warm) is to NOT open the freezer while the power is down.
Depending on how long the outages last, we will transfer stuff outside to keep it frozen if we have to!


57 posted on 02/06/2013 9:42:28 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: MS.BEHAVIN

Sounds like a solid plan....

Stay safe and stay warm!


58 posted on 02/06/2013 9:57:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP and welcome home

Sgt James A Hinson, USAAF
94th Bomb Group, 410 Bombardment Squadron,
KIA India, 25Jan1944


Amazing Grace

59 posted on 02/06/2013 10:37:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie

That is just darling Connie.
Thanks!


60 posted on 02/06/2013 11:46:53 PM PST by Cindy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Good morning, Early Bird...have a great day. ((HUGS))


61 posted on 02/07/2013 12:30:39 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: The Mayor
No matter where you are, or how long you’ve been there, God’s mercy and kindness can reach you.

Good morning, Mayor, and thanks for today's sustenance for body and soul.

62 posted on 02/07/2013 12:36:04 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: left that other site
Good morning, ML...((HUGS))...are you doing ok after going back to work.

Did you have your bestest students yesterday?


63 posted on 02/07/2013 12:40:50 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie
Great homecoming!
64 posted on 02/07/2013 1:12:32 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

65 posted on 02/07/2013 1:19:53 AM PST by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



66 posted on 02/07/2013 1:20:02 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie

((HUGS))Good morning, AZ. How’s it going?


67 posted on 02/07/2013 1:20:29 AM PST by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie

BTTT


68 posted on 02/07/2013 1:20:38 AM PST by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How’s it going?


69 posted on 02/07/2013 1:21:01 AM PST by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


70 posted on 02/07/2013 1:21:29 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Thursday Morning Coffee Bump.


71 posted on 02/07/2013 1:22:00 AM PST by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; JemiansTerror; MEG33; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; ...
God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


72 posted on 02/07/2013 1:23:59 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...have your truck back all in one piece yet?

You and Bo have a great day.


73 posted on 02/07/2013 1:25:51 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 71 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Yep, the truck is back all in one piece. Bo and I will be heading out for the lake today. :-D


74 posted on 02/07/2013 3:11:00 AM PST by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 73 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; MEG33; mylife; ..

SOUP FOR THE TROOPS

WELCOME TO THE

(where our troops, allies and their families can refresh themselves)

Good morning, Everyone.
Good morning to our

Military, our Allies, and their families.

Thank you, Ma, for preparing the Canteen for today's activities
Another nice visit with the troops.
How come I don't see as many stars as the one in the night watch photo?
Unless those are in the wee hours of the morning
when I'm normally asleep?

DC METROLAND WEATHER

~ Today...Cloudy. A few sprinkles possible late.
High around 40F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

~ Tonight...Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 36F.
Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Whoa! You guyz in the north & east must really love the snow.
Looks like you'll be getting another round of it.
I think Ma will be happy.
Me? Thanking God that we're getting just rain.

Making Z Zoup
A sprinkle of this...a splash of that...

At a cost of about $1 million,
the first planetarium was opened to the public
on May 10, 1930.
The Adler Planetarium and Astronomical Museum of Chicago
was a present to the city by Max Adler.

Some Chicago firsts...
Ferris Wheel: George W.G. Ferris created
a 264ft "bridge on an axle"
for the Columbian Exposition.
Skyscraper: William Le Baron Jenney
designed the Home Assurance Building
on LaSalle and Adams Streets
around an iron-and-steel frame in 1884.
Lie Detector: Leonarde Keeler, an employee
of the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory
at Northwestern University,
devised the Keeler Polygraph.
Zipper: Called the "hookless fastener"
when exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exposition,
the device would be dubbed "zipper" by the B.F. Goodrich Company,
who used it on overshoes.
(for you youngsters out there,
overshoes are rubber shoes/boots worn over your
regular shoes during rain/snow - see below)

A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop
goes to the production of Guinness Beer.

An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away,
and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.

Root Beer was invented in Biloxi, Mississippi,
in 1898 by Edward Adolf Barq, Sr.

Today I have to post and move into lurker mode.
A crazy situation arose at work yesterday afternoon,
which needs to be resolved today
on top of our regular routine.
Gonna get another cup of coffee
and try to get in a few hellos before I run out of time.

Please stay right where you are.
Keep the troops entertained and the Canteen clean...
Cause...if you don't...I'll tell Ma!

The FR Canteen is ALWAYS

Come in, sit down.
Grab a cup of joe, or tasty tea.
Mingle a bit, chat with the troops or family member.
There's always plenty of conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS in the FR Canteen.

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM


BARBER, THOMAS DAVID
3/17/1968

"KIA" Body not recovered
- North Vietnam - over water

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.



75 posted on 02/07/2013 4:42:32 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: beachn4fun

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach. How’s it going?


76 posted on 02/07/2013 4:49:20 AM PST by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. We have a bit of fog here and will hit close to 80º later.






77 posted on 02/07/2013 4:54:38 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, Period, end of conversation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

To: E.G.C.

Good morning EG ((HUGS))

It’s ok. I need another cup of coffee to help my brain get into gear.

Whatz up out your way?


78 posted on 02/07/2013 4:55:42 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

To: beachn4fun; LUV W; MEG33; laurenmarlowe; fatima; AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska

Good morning ladies and (((HUGS))) to all.


79 posted on 02/07/2013 4:58:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, Period, end of conversation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

Yes...”breaking Free” is a good way to put it! :-)


80 posted on 02/07/2013 5:07:38 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

I will call the hospital and see what I can find out.TG for the internet!


81 posted on 02/07/2013 5:09:06 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie

Thank You for that, Connie!

((((HUGS))))


82 posted on 02/07/2013 5:16:06 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: beachn4fun
Well, I got the lawnmower back from the mowing place yesterday. We'll see how well it works in a few days.

I also tried out the new barber at the local barber shop.

AWESOME job with the haircut yesterday.

May be getting some rain the next few days. Crossing our fingers.

83 posted on 02/07/2013 5:25:41 AM PST by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 78 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie

ah hum

you forgot the hanky alert!


84 posted on 02/07/2013 5:50:31 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie

LOL. Big sis was pretty happy.


85 posted on 02/07/2013 5:53:56 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: MS.BEHAVIN

Hate to hear that you will have another major storm to contend with! Stay warm, dry and safe, ((((Sis))))


86 posted on 02/07/2013 6:52:34 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

I have tulips and daffodils comin' up, Early Birds!
In February, no less!
I hope we don't have a late freeze
or the silly things will be toast! LOL!
Hope all you Early Birds have a Thankful Thursday!
...and don't work too hard!
((((hugs))))

87 posted on 02/07/2013 7:02:41 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How’s it going?


88 posted on 02/07/2013 7:39:01 AM PST by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 87 | View Replies]

To: E.G.C.

Howdy, EGC! (((hugs)))

It’s going well for a day off. Gotta do some stuff later, but at least I get a slow start!

Hope you and Bo have a nice day!


89 posted on 02/07/2013 7:49:17 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 88 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

I hope she’s feeling better when you get in touch!


90 posted on 02/07/2013 8:16:23 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Thanks!

I finally did reach her...she is very discouraged. I have my Prayers lined up!

I will call her again before I go to work.


91 posted on 02/07/2013 9:56:34 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 90 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

Being sick is discouraging! I’ll bet she is so happy you called! I know it made her day a bit brighter! :)


92 posted on 02/07/2013 10:53:49 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 91 | View Replies]

To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning/afternoon, Arrowhead...((HUGS))

About 6 inches of snow yesterday, and about the same today and tonight, maybe. Then back up to 32 on Friday. There otta be a law about high temps in winter.


93 posted on 02/07/2013 11:22:58 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

I just tried again and there is no answer.

Probably having “tests”.


94 posted on 02/07/2013 11:27:32 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 92 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

Probably. There are many ways of torturing folks in hospitals! I hope it’s because she was sleeping. :) I’m sure you will reach her soon. And she’ll be happy because of it!


95 posted on 02/07/2013 11:30:01 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 94 | View Replies]

To: E.G.C.

Hope you and Bo had fun at the lake. I bet he LOVES running all over the place.


96 posted on 02/07/2013 11:30:43 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
There otta be a law about high temps in winter.

I agree. It is almost 80 here now. Trees are coming out and the honey bees are all over the blooms.

97 posted on 02/07/2013 12:06:28 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 93 | View Replies]

To: beachn4fun

Well...now you are gone. My “comment” went into cyberspace.

Have a great rest of Thursday. ((HUGS)) Friday and the weekend are just around the corner. We are expecting 2-4” of snow today. Yesterday and overnight we got about 6” at my house.


98 posted on 02/07/2013 12:19:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

Sending prayers for your Mom. ((HUGS))


99 posted on 02/07/2013 12:44:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

We have all sorts of bulb plants coming up too.


100 posted on 02/07/2013 12:49:39 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 87 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-104 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson