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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 05 December 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/04/2013 6:01:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


LAIKA'S LOOK

U.S. Army Sgt. Justin R. Pereira, right, and Laika 5, a military working dog trained to detect tactical explosives, provide security as Afghan border police break ground on a new checkpoint in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 25, 2013. Pereira and Laika 5 are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann




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.




MISSING MAN

The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy passes by the Missing Man Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor, March 29, 2013. The destroyer is named after Lt. Michael P. Murphy, the first person to be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan, and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Quinlan


HARRIER HEIGHT

An AV-8B Harrier performs a vertical takeoff from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Pacific Ocean, March 28, 2013. The Boxer is under way conducting training off the coast of Southern California. The harrier is assigned to the Marine Attack Squadron 214. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Oscar N. Espinoza


TEACHING MEDICS

U.S. Army Capt. Seth Enterline, second from right, observes as an Afghan soldier teaches fellow combat medics how to apply a tourniquet to an upper extremity during medical training on Forward Operating Base Joyce in Afghanistan's Kunar province, March 18, 2013. Enterline is assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth



HOT SPOT

Air Force and civilian firefighters train together to remove simulated victims from a mock aircraft burning at 1,200 degrees on Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton, New York, April 2, 2013. The airmen are assigned to the 106th Civil Engineering Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Muncy


COMPOUND FIRES

U.S. Marine Corps instructors light fires in a compound during training to counter improvised explosive devices on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 3, 2013. The Marine instructors are assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline


MOUNTAIN WATCH

U.S. soldiers watch from the rear ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter while flying over the mountains in the Khas Uruzgan district of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, March 16, 2013. The soldiers are crew chiefs, who along with Afghan commandos, provided security for a government-led shura, or meeting. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jessi Ann McCormick




USS ARLINGTON COMMISSIONING

The color guard parades the colors during the commissioning ceremony for the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington on Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, VA, April 6, 2013. As the third Navy vessel to bear the name, the Arlington commemorates the lives lost and the heroism demonstrated in the aftermath of 9/11. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul


TOMAHAWK TUG

U.S. Army Spcs. Matthew W. Brew, left, and Kirk Calabrese drag a sandbag-filled litter simulating a casualty during the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 29, 2013. Brew and Calabrese are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann


FLOWER FIELD

A U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations team member and his military working dog, Wilbur, maintain security from a field for Afghan army forces helping Afghan local police build a checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 3, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau



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: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...enjoy your Thursday.


51 posted on 12/05/2013 12:59:37 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun

Have a good Thursday, beachy...((HUGS))...the weekend is almost here.

I have to report for jury duty again. And we are have a freezing rain advisory til Thursday night.
Been raining off and on since about 4pm Wednesday. YUCK!!


52 posted on 12/05/2013 1:04:22 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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?

53 posted on 12/05/2013 1:15:40 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


54 posted on 12/05/2013 1:15:56 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


55 posted on 12/05/2013 1:16:19 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning Ma ((HUGS))
Sorry it's turning out to be
a crappy week for you...
jury-wise and weather-wise.
Just think, Friday is almost here
and you'll have some down time.

A little Trivia for you...
it was revealed this morning that
Marylanders have the worst (best?) potty mouths
(cause of those @$#%@#$$#% rude drivers) hehe
but are 3rd in line for most courteous. Go figure. LOL


56 posted on 12/05/2013 4:11:31 AM PST by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Big problems with Lynn-Dah’s aft end. Massive infection and lots of nastiness. I have to get this cleared up B4 going to Boston.

All the money I saved up for the trip will go to fixing up this mess.
(sigh)


57 posted on 12/05/2013 5:07:17 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I sure hope you get your days off. Jury duty is one of those “privileges” that is more a pain in the tush! Will your boss let you take the Thursdays as a substitute? Some wouldn’t.


58 posted on 12/05/2013 5:08:30 AM PST 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: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

This is my face when I went out into
a breezy wind chill factor of 17*!
...in my jammies...EEK!
And snow on the way! (prolly not much though)
How fun for the drivers who like to live on the edge!
Hope it's warmer where you are!
I guess winter is finally here!
Hope you Early Birds have a quiet Thursday!
((((hugs))))

59 posted on 12/05/2013 5:25:15 AM PST 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: ConorMacNessa

An Indian for your favorite Indian? LOL!

(((((HUGS))))


60 posted on 12/05/2013 5:35:29 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: LUV W

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


61 posted on 12/05/2013 5:52:31 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: left that other site

Oh no! Whatz wrong with Lynn-Dah? Poor girl.


62 posted on 12/05/2013 5:57:12 AM PST by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: LUV W

Good morning night owl ((HUGS))

Whew! That is really weird...you have 17, and we’re going close to 70 today.


63 posted on 12/05/2013 6:02:03 AM PST by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: beachn4fun

Impacted and Infected anal glands..both sides. EEEEEKKK!!!!!

Poor Baby.


64 posted on 12/05/2013 6:07:56 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

Ewwww....eeeekkkkk is right.

Getting the vet to take care of that, right?


65 posted on 12/05/2013 6:09:44 AM PST by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. It's already dropped to 41º since the front blew in during the night.





66 posted on 12/05/2013 6:09:55 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
p.s. An AV-8B Harrier performs a vertical takeoff from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer...

That stuff still amazes me.

67 posted on 12/05/2013 6:10:45 AM PST 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))

It appears that some of you in the midwest are in-for-it this winter.

Hope that means we, on the east coast, will catch a break this winter (ducking).


68 posted on 12/05/2013 6:12:24 AM PST by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: beachn4fun

Yes.

It was a real bloodbath.


69 posted on 12/05/2013 6:19:44 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

Eeeek! I know...one of our older dogs had to have that taken care of but I think it produced mostly gas.


70 posted on 12/05/2013 6:38:48 AM PST by beachn4fun (Guns are not the problem. People are. Forget the magazine...check your attitude.)
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To: beachn4fun

Lynn-Dah is now on one of the most powerful broad spectrum antibiotics known to man.

The vet said that “If she starts having hallucinations” to stop the pills immediately.

How would I know if she’s having “hallucinations”?

What are doggie hallucinations like?

Pink and purple kittehs dancing in the sky with diamonds? Cellophane squirrels of yellow and green towering over her head?


71 posted on 12/05/2013 6:52:39 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beach and (((HUGS))). We need some cold weather to kill some insects. Might even see some snow with this front.


72 posted on 12/05/2013 7:40:07 AM PST 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

Me too. BTW, I’m sitting in the jury gathering room. Getting here was a slow go! Freezing rain continues. School is cancelled because a lot of the buses can’t “get there”. And work has a 10 am call in about coming there. I could still be sleeping!!

Sent from my iPad


73 posted on 12/05/2013 8:53:58 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, Arrowhead...((HUGS))...stay warm.

I’m sitting at the courthouse awaiting jury duty. We have had freezing rain since last night. It’s ugly outside.


74 posted on 12/05/2013 8:59:56 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

He works in mysterious ways, ML. Glad Lynn-Dah is on the road to recovery. Watch those hallucinations.

Sending prayers for both of you.


75 posted on 12/05/2013 9:08:50 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Build a snowman!! And stay warm.


76 posted on 12/05/2013 9:10:11 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

So far, she hasn’t shown any weirdness, so i guess she’s doing OK.

When she starts wearing a tie dyed bandanna and listening to the Grateful Dead, I’ll be worried.

I really DO appreciate those prayers! ;-)


77 posted on 12/05/2013 9:53:57 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

No snow yet. Might get to use my cleats for the ice though!


78 posted on 12/05/2013 10:42:07 AM PST 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

Bout durned time for this!

Rafael Peralta, a Marine sergeant who saved the lives of fellow Marines before he was killed by a grenade blast in Iraq in 2004 may get another look for the Medal of Honor.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., wrote to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Oct. 22 to ask for a re-examination of Peralta’s award decision, based on video evidence, pathology reports and other supporting evidence. The congressman has just received a call from the defense secretary, Hunter spokesman Joe Kasper said on Dec. 4.

“He is looking at (the petition), and he is looking at it very seriously,” Kasper said.

Defense Department Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog told The San Diego Union-Tribune that “Secretary Hagel is familiarizing himself with the history of the case so that he may appropriately respond to Rep. Hunter’s letter.”

Hagel has not formally reopened Peralta’s case, however, a defense official said.

The Marine Corps recommended Peralta for the military’s highest valor award, crediting him with covering a grenade with his body to save the lives of fellow Marines. Then-Secretary Robert Gates questioned the evidence that Peralta had acted consciously to absorb the blast because he had also received a ricocheting rifle round to the head. Peralta was instead posthumously awarded the Navy Cross in 2008. Though Hunter’s office later petitioned Gates’ successor as defense secretary, Leon Panetta, to reconsider Gates’ decision on the matter, Panetta opted not to overturn Gates’ decision.

Hunter has new optimism regarding the petition for two reasons, Kasper said. The first is the recent presentation of the Medal of Honor to Army Capt. Will Swenson, whose award nomination was lost for years after his heroic battlefield actions in Afghanistan in 2009. Hunter had publicly pushed for a Pentagon inspector general probe into the bureaucratic errors and delays that kept Swenson from receiving his award.

Hunter spoke with Hagel at Swenson’s award ceremony Oct. 15, and renewed his request on Peralta’s behalf shortly thereafter.

“With everything that occurred specific to Captain Swenson’s nomination, the fact that he was presented the award, more than four years after he was first recommended, goes a very long way to restore integrity and confidence to the Medal of Honor award process,” Hunter wrote. “The case of Sergeant Peralta presents the same opportunity. By awarding him the Medal of Honor, a major error in judgment can be corrected and much of the criticism pointed toward the awards process can be addressed — not by words, but by actions.”

Hunter was hopeful of getting traction with Hagel, Kasper said, because the new defense secretary was an enlisted infantry squad leader in Vietnam, while the previous two secretaries served as officers in non-infantry roles.

“He knows what it means to be in a situation like that,” Kasper said. “He also knows what would happen if a grenade detonated 1 to 3 feet from someone’s body.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., have also endorsed the renewed Medal of Honor petition for Peralta.


79 posted on 12/05/2013 11:23:00 AM PST 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; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...


GOOD EVENING To Our Valiant Troops, To Our Vets, To Our Families, Our FRiends, Our Allies And To All Canteen Denizens!

GODSPEED OUR TROOPS around the Globe, especially those in combat!



Evening Colors – Little Rock AFB
Little Rock, Arkansas
10 November 2013


Evening Colors
U.S. Army Bugler
(Click)




MAY THE LORD Protect And Uphold Our Troops In Their Performance Of Their Vital Mission!

MAY HE KEEP Their Families Secure During Their Time Of Separation!

MAY HE PRESERVE And Uphold The American Nation In This Time Of Crisis!






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)

80 posted on 12/05/2013 5:32:45 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 196<font size=4><b>9 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: TMSuchman
Good evening, Mike...I sure hope the worthless Hagel will take a look at Sgt Peralta.


81 posted on 12/05/2013 5:58:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for Evening Colors.


82 posted on 12/05/2013 6:15:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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