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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 10 October 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 10/09/2013 6:01:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


GREEN GIANTS

Giant parachutes descend onto Fort Bragg’s Sicily Drop Zone after conveying Humvees and other heavy equipment to the ground during a mass-tactical airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod




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.




HAWKEYE MOVE

Navy Sailors move an E-2C Hawkeye off of an aircraft elevator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, under way in the Atlantic Ocean, March 1, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andrew Schneider


EQUIPMENT LOADER

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Timothy Cool loads equipment at the stability platform during Operation Dynamic Partnership in the village of Shurakay in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Feb. 17, 2013. Cool, a transport specialist, is assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena


FARAH ASSIGNMENTS

U.S. Army Sgt. Thaddeus Hendershot, right, reads off vehicle assignments before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a meeting at the Radio Television Afghanistan broadcast facility in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2013. Hendershot is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, which visited the facility to discuss the facility’s daily operations and to discuss the increasing role of women in the media there. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup



MANNING MOMENT

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning addresses U.S. sailors during the USO spring tour on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Feb. 28, 2013. The Stennis is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the tour. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate


DROP ZONE VIEW

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nickolas Alarcon observes a drop zone from the rear of a C-130 Hercules aircraft after deploying a light payload above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. Alarcon, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. The C-130 aircrews demonstrated their airlift capabilities during a readiness week. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo


SECURITY WATCH
U.S. Marines provide security in support of Operation Dynamic Partnership in the village of Shurakay in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Feb. 18, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena




HIGH FIVE

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning congratulates U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christine Myers after she catches a pass from him aboard a C-17 Globemaster aircraft en route to Afghanistan, March 1, 2013, during the USO spring tour. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh


STATION SECURITY

U.S. Army Cpt. Lee Hale provides security outside a police station in Chorah, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2013. The team conducted mentoring training with the Afghan Uniform Police. Hale is an intelligence officer with a Security Force Assistance Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jessi Ann McCormick


THEN AND NOW

The Rev. Sharon Freeto, a retired Air Force colonel, stands next to a 1980s picture of herself in a new exhibit featuring women chaplains at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom



Please remember that The Canteen is here to support
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; LUV W; tomkow6; Lady Jag; Fawn; fatima; Cindy; ...
Comanche City Council discusses issues of power.

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

51 posted on 10/10/2013 4:52:42 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

they are actually nice people...I just think they are at their wits end.


52 posted on 10/10/2013 4:53:56 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. Another 65º morning here. Feels much better than the upper 70s that we've had the past few months.





53 posted on 10/10/2013 5:19:44 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))).


54 posted on 10/10/2013 5:20:46 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Yiiippeeee!
I can see the weekend!
It's right around that corner!
I'll bet you that are cubical-bound
are sooooo ready!
Hope ya all have a good one!
Beachy! A 4-day weekend for you?
How lucky...even though work might pile up! :)
Enjoying those 60s with Arrow here!
((((hugs))))

55 posted on 10/10/2013 6:28:56 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All
Here you go!
56 posted on 10/10/2013 6:36:01 AM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: LUV W

Good morning night owl ((HUGS))

So looking forward to the 4 days...just wish I could stay inside and do nothing all 4 days.

Have a wonderful weekend.


57 posted on 10/10/2013 6:38:23 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning dear ((HUGS))


58 posted on 10/10/2013 6:38:39 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning EG ((HUGS))


59 posted on 10/10/2013 6:38:59 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))How’s it going?


60 posted on 10/10/2013 6:39:10 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: beachn4fun

Howdy, Early Bird! (((hugs)))

I hope you can enjoy as much of it as possible! You’ve earned it! :)


61 posted on 10/10/2013 6:45:05 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: LUV W

Good morning LUV and (((HUGS))). Just finished my walk. It was almost too cool for shorts.


62 posted on 10/10/2013 7:04:12 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; Kathy in Alaska; All

Good Morning Everyone.Kathy gave me her cold and my husband too.Two year old grandson called 911 on the phone by just pushing a lot of numbers.Police knocked on the door while we were having breakfast.We said we didn’t call and in comes running Baby G.say Hi-Hi-Hi.We all started laughing.Mystery sovled.Coastal storm with Gail force winds down the shore.Rainy day here.


63 posted on 10/10/2013 7:14:37 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

Good morning Fatima and (((HUGS))). Hope you get over the cold. We have a chance for more rain in Texas this weekend!!


64 posted on 10/10/2013 7:55:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: fatima; Arrowhead1952
Oh no!!! And it goes on forever....I'm still coughing.

This works pretty well.

And now is the time to buy stock in kleenex!!!


65 posted on 10/10/2013 10:14:48 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun
Good morning/afternoon, beachy...((HUGS))

I can't wait for the weekend. The boss left today for 2 weeks plus a couple days vacation in Georgia/The Carolinas (I don't know which one). We are still buried with work, something goes wrong in the system every week (it won't post right now, which means we can do nothing regarding checks...they did print yesterday), and someone has been sick every day for weeks. The coughing is getting really old!!

Enjoy your long weekend.


66 posted on 10/10/2013 10:26:01 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: E.G.C.

Good afternoon, E...((HUGS))...hope you and Bo are enjoying your Thursday.

I went to bed early as I’m still not feeling all that terrific.

I should have just stayed up...couldn’t sleep. d:o(


67 posted on 10/10/2013 11:47:47 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Arrowhead1952

I missed breakfast!


68 posted on 10/10/2013 12:19:28 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Well, hopefully you'll feel much better soon. Try to get some rest if you can.

Getting ready to take Bo out to the lake. The city is going to shut the power off either in an hour or a half or tomorrow to switch back to the new transformer.

They're going to use both the old and new transformers to power the city. This way if the new one breaks down again like it did last week, the old one can take over.

They're going to repair the old one so that it can run for a long time.

The outage is slated for 4 PM today or tomorrow. Shouldn't last more than 4-5 hours barring any complications. We'll see how things work out.

69 posted on 10/10/2013 12:26:23 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; left that other site; LUV W; AZamericonnie; All

A little airport humor........

Tower: “Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o’clock, 6 miles!”

Delta 351: “Give us another hint! We have digital watches!”

************************

Tower: “TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 degrees.”

TWA 2341: “Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?”

Tower: “Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?”

************************

A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, “What was your last known position?”

Student: “When I was number one for takeoff.”

************************

A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down. San Jose Tower noted:

“American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport.”


70 posted on 10/10/2013 12:31:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: E.G.C.

Enjoy the lake!!

Good luck with your transformers.


71 posted on 10/10/2013 12:33:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: KittenClaws

I remembered to add you back on my list at work...I post from here every week night.


72 posted on 10/10/2013 12:38:10 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

ROFL!!!
73 posted on 10/10/2013 12:43:41 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

That looks wonderful! Thanks for setting a place for me.


74 posted on 10/10/2013 1:08:35 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

A VISITOR FROM THE PAST
by Thelen Paulk

I had a dream the other night, I didn’t understand.
A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand.
His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by the bed,
He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said:

“We fought a revolution, to secure our liberty.
We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny,
For future generations, this legacy we gave,
In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

“The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you’d always keep.
But tyrants labored endlessly, while your parents were asleep.
Your freedom gone, your courage lost, you’re no more
than a slave,
In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

“You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun,
Permits to start a business, or to build a place for one.
On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent,
Although you have no voice in choosing how the money’s spent.”

“Your children must attend a school that doesn’t educate.
Your Christian values can’t be taught, according to the state.
You read about the current news, in a regulated press.
You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the I.R.S.”

“Your money is no longer made of silver or of gold.
You trade your wealth for paper, so your life can be controlled.
You pay for crimes that make our nation turn from God in shame,
You’ve taken Satan’s number, as you’ve traded in your name.”

“You’ve given government control to those who do you harm,
So they can padlock churches, and steal the family farm,
And keep the country deep in debt, put men of God in jail,
Harass your fellow countrymen, while corrupted courts prevail.”

“Your public servants don’t uphold the solemn oath they’ve sworn.
Your daughters visit doctors so their children won’t be born.
Your leaders ship artillery and guns to foreign shores,
And send your sons to slaughter, fighting other people’s wars.”

“Can you regain freedom for which we fought and died?
Or don’t you have the courage or the faith to stand with pride?
Are there no more values for which you’ll fight to save?
Or do you wish your children to live in fear and be a slave?”

“Sons of the Republic, arise and take a stand!
Defend the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land!
Preserve our great republic and each God-given right,
And pray to God to keep the torch of freedom burning bright!”

As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from which he came.
His words were true, we are not free. We have ourselves to blame.
For even now as tyrants trample each God-given right,
We only watch and tremble, too afraid to stand and fight.

If he stood by your bedside, in a dream while you’re asleep,
And wondered what remains of our rights he fought to keep,
What would be your answer, if he called out from the grave?
Is this still the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?


75 posted on 10/10/2013 4:16:00 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: TMSuchman

Thanks to Thelen Paulk for “A Visitor From The Past”.

Great poem!!!


76 posted on 10/10/2013 5:44:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun

Thanks, unique, for the troops.

beachy.....#50!!


77 posted on 10/10/2013 10:48:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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