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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 19 December 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/18/2013 6:01:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


ASTA ATTACK

Asta, a military police working dog, attacks U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Bryan during a controlled aggression demonstration at Ford Island on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 13, 2013. The military uses working dogs to apprehend suspects and to detect explosives and narcotics while searching buildings, ships and submarines. Bryan is a master-at-arms. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Quinlan




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HELPING HANDS

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jessica Sobczyk, left, and Tech. Sgt. Leah Rogers assist each other in securing their gas masks during an exercise at General Mitchell International Airport, WI, April 13, 2013. The training exercise helps prepare airmen from the Wisconsin Air National Guard for operations in chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environments. Sobczyk and Rogers are assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Wenzel


SUPER CHECK

U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Victoria A. Pierce, left, and Sgt. Matthew R. Mawhorr check a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Crews performed aircraft checks as part of a turnaround inspection. Pierce, a flightline mechanic, and Mawhorr, a crew chief, are assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia


TIRE TEETH

Participants compete in the first rugged terrain obstacle run on U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr in Grafenwoehr, Germany, April 13, 2013. More than 670 competitors participated in the 13-kilometer, 13-obstacle race, which centered around Grafenwoehr's rugged terrain trail, a training resource designed to test the ability of small units to operate in a physically demanding environment. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger



BOSTON HARBOR

A Boston Coast Guard boat crew patrols Boston Harbor near Logan International Airport, April 15, 2013, as the Coast Guard increases its presence following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Joe Klinker


WIRE ROUTES

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ross Honomichl checks a generator for faulty wires at the power production warehouse at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., April 12, 2013. Honomichi is a power production journeyman assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Franklin R. Ramos


RIVER CROSSING

U.S. and Afghan soldiers cross the Tarnak River in the Panjwai district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 10, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth




RIFLE DRILL

Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team, part of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment known as "The Old Guard," perform during an exhibition drill at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., April 13, 2013. The soldiers spend hours a week perfecting each movement and routine. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Luisito Brooks


GEAR GAZE

Navy Airman Mathew Hanck inspects a landing gear switch on an F/A-18C hornet in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, April 8, 2013. The Nimitz is underway for a sustainment training exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment. Hanck is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 146. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Behnke


SURVIVOR RECORD

U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse Untalan uses a camera to record his great-grandfather’s name, Pedro Untalan, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, at the Capas National Shrine in Capas in Tarlac province, Philippines, April 14, 2013. Jesse Untalan participated in Balikatan 2013, an annual bilateral training exercise to increase interoperability between the Philippine armed forces and U.S. military when responding to future natural disasters. Untalan is assigned to the U.S. Pacific Army Command. U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Garth M. Langley



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1 posted on 12/18/2013 6:01:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

2 posted on 12/18/2013 6:01:31 PM PST 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

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


The Son Is Given

December 19, 2013

Read: Luke 1:26-33

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. —Isaiah 9:6
Bible in a Year:
Jonah 1-4; Revelation 10

One of my favorite portions of Handel’s Messiah is the joyous movement “For unto us a Child is born,” from the first part of the oratorio. I especially love how the chorus rises to the phrase, “Unto us a Son is given.” Those words, of course, are taken from Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.” Handel’s majestic music soars with adoration for the Son who came to us in human flesh that first Christmas.

The New Testament clarifies even further who this Son is. In Luke 1, the angelic messenger appeared to Mary and identified the Christ-child in four ways. He would be the son of Mary, making Him fully human (1:31). He would be the Son of the Highest, which made Him fully divine (1:32). He would also be the Son of David, giving Him royal lineage (1:32). And He would bear the title of Son of God (1:35), giving Him equality with the Father in all things. All of the roles the Messiah was called to fill are made possible in these distinct expressions of His Sonship.

As we worship Him this Christmas, may our celebrations be filled with joy and wonder at the fullness of what it means. Our heavenly Father has given us His perfect, sufficient Son. O come, let us adore Him!

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. —Wade
God’s love became incarnate at Bethlehem.



3 posted on 12/18/2013 6:01:32 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


4 posted on 12/18/2013 6:05:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


5 posted on 12/18/2013 6:06:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Always remember our Troops, Past & Present
6 posted on 12/18/2013 6:07:00 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~

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7 posted on 12/18/2013 6:10:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SoldierDad; Colonel_Flagg; RightOnline; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


8 posted on 12/18/2013 6:11:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Striding up the gangplank as we speak,
rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors
and to the Officer of the Deck!

Thank you very much for this evening's
"Remembering Our Troops" thread!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

9 posted on 12/18/2013 6:11:25 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Mac!!


10 posted on 12/18/2013 6:12:27 PM PST 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; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting

"Träumerei"
Robert Schumann
(Click)


Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

11 posted on 12/18/2013 6:13:20 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor
And only a single second behind....

The Mayor!!


12 posted on 12/18/2013 6:15:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat
Sand!!


13 posted on 12/18/2013 6:16:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat

And the Vets strike again!! Good job!! All three top spots.

If I disappear, the internet crashed again. It has quit twice since I posted the thread.

Been like this all day. *sigh* Getting old.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 6:18:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
BIGLOOK USN
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Bryan USA (Diver Dave)
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
CMS USA
COL Mike (gpapa)
ConorMacNessa FMF Corpsman
Cpl Don USMC 1963-1967 (Diver Dave’s twin)
CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
E2 Mike USA (Colonel_Flagg)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
forgotenknight13 USA (grandson of Monkey Face)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London -Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London -Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
KJD USAF (SuzyQue)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LT Gerald USN (Vineyard)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
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Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Navy Chaplain, Lt Nathan Rice (Coldwater Creek)
Old China Hand USA
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
PROCON USA
Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
SandRat USA
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Matt USMC (SuzyQue)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC Ted USA (nephew of hoagy62)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
TMSuchman USMC
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
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Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 



15 posted on 12/18/2013 6:21:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...how was commuting?

It was supposed to warm up, but it hasn’t so far. More snow coming.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 6:30:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.

Still snowing?


17 posted on 12/18/2013 6:32:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; ConorMacNessa; AZamericonnie

We are supposed to get some snow tonight.
I had to wear my coat all day in the office. They haven't figured out the heat thing yet.

Stay warm!!


18 posted on 12/18/2013 6:34:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...hope the table and chair legs are cooperating.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 6:36:38 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Can planes even fly at -19?

I guess its colder up there but wow.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 6:37:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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I am off to start my car and then off to my hair cut. Back later.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 6:37:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS)))))


22 posted on 12/18/2013 6:38:30 PM 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

More Lake Effect snow today, I got caught in blizzard/white out conditions, traffic 5 miles an hour, snow covered roads and cars in ditches. I turned around to get out of the worst of it and within 7 miles the sun was shining. 8 inches fell in 4 hours.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 6:47:20 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy! Brrr! It’s cold here!


24 posted on 12/18/2013 6:47:41 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, Kathy...((HUGS))...I’ll know if the table and chair legs are cooperating this weekend.


25 posted on 12/18/2013 6:48:09 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
 photo 208th_AakengermanyDec1944_LewisGrace_zpsa4b21bbf.png This one is labeled "Aachen, Germany 1944, Lewis Grace". I am not sure if he is the photographer or the soldier. He looks cold.
26 posted on 12/18/2013 6:53:09 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi again, Kathy! The morning commutes continue to be horrendous, but the evening commute was again under one hour. I'm not going in tomorrow - I have appointments with physicians and my dentist throughout the day. Of course, I'm still driving all over Central Maryland - Baltimore to Greenbelt and back to Laurel.

Still a lot of Christmas decorating to do. We hope to finish over the weekend.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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 12/18/2013 7:12:47 PM PST 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
>

SAFE PASSAGE, KATHY!!!



I HAVE YOUR SIX!!!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

28 posted on 12/18/2013 7:15:30 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



"For Unto Us A Child Is Born"
Messiah
G.F. Handel
(click)


May the Blessings of Christmas Descend Upon You And Yours
And Remain Throughout The New Year!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

29 posted on 12/18/2013 8:07:00 PM PST 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire for the evening -

For Every Morn' Brings Forth A Noble Chance,
And Every Chance Demands A Noble Knight!

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer,
already mounts the parapet.

Soldiers of the Greatest Generation
Stand The Watch Tonight!



Standing With Them:
My Uncle Joe!



SSgt. Joseph T. Gavin, USA (PH)
WWII

TAPS
U.S. Marine Band
(Click)


"Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!"

(King Lear, Act III, Scene iv)




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)


Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

30 posted on 12/18/2013 8:14:04 PM PST 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

God bless them all and keep them safe!


31 posted on 12/18/2013 8:30:10 PM 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: yarddog

Good evening, yarddog....((HUGS))...thank you so much for sharing your pictures. He does look very cold. God Bless all our military men and women, past and present.

My eyes went immediately to his hands...no gloves or mittens.
I just got in from a hair cut and stop by Costco to pick up refilled ink cartridges....my hands are frozen and hurt like heck as they warm up. It has been below zero all day, but now it has warmed up to 5 above and started snowing.


32 posted on 12/18/2013 9:23:51 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
33 posted on 12/18/2013 9:31:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you. I have a large number of WWII pictures. I don’t deserve much credit as they were gathered by the Daughter of one of my Fathers comrades in the 208th ECB.

She contacted all the ones still living but mostly from their children as many pictures as she could get. She then edited them, and created categories and copied them all onto DVDs. I think I sent her around 20 photos but there are over 600 in total. I try to give credit to whoever took each picture but sometimes I just don’t know.

Some are of poor quality but of such an interesting subject that I am glad I have them. One of the best but which I can’t seem to find is of their first meeting up with the Russians just outside Berlin in 1945.


34 posted on 12/18/2013 9:39:45 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: GeronL; Jet Jaguar
Can planes even fly at -19?

I expect so with proper warm-up. And the poor folks that service them sure must know how to keep warm.

35 posted on 12/18/2013 9:40:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Poor ground crew.


36 posted on 12/18/2013 9:43:26 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
How it was done back in the day

http://wcam.mb.ca/2495/in-canada-cold-is-the-mother-of-invention/

it was apparently dangerous though

37 posted on 12/18/2013 9:46:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL; Kathy in Alaska
Geron,

Planes fly well at -19 and below. They also fly well at 40+.

Problems occur right at above and below +32 due to icing.

It is hard on the maintainers and crew chiefs working in these conditions.
But, we are well equipped with cold weather gear and work rest cycles so we don't freeze.

The F-16 usually has some problems with extreme cold weather with its’ hydraulic systems being cold. The flight controls need to be moved and exercised vigorously to get them warmed up.

We often have to calm the pilots and tell them to cycle the controls and surfaces for several minutes before we can clear them to fly.

38 posted on 12/18/2013 9:55:09 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

thanks for the info


39 posted on 12/18/2013 9:56:53 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Excellent read....thanks.

Proving again that necessity IS the mother of invention....over and over and over.


40 posted on 12/18/2013 9:57:33 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; GeronL

Thanks, JJ, for the explanation. Any time I fly in the winter I wish the deicer guy takes all the time needed.

Interesting about you having to calm the pilots....tough to be a great pilot without great crew chiefs and maintainers.


41 posted on 12/18/2013 10:11:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...ready to fly away?


42 posted on 12/18/2013 10:14:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

No Lake Effect here, thank goodness!

But it has warmed up to 5 and started to snow.


43 posted on 12/18/2013 10:18:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch

Good evening/morning, Mooch....do you have snow? Stay warm!!


44 posted on 12/18/2013 10:26:22 PM 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?

45 posted on 12/19/2013 1:11:37 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...it’s snowing again.

Are you having family come for Christmas? You and Bo have a great Thursday.


46 posted on 12/19/2013 1:19:50 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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47 posted on 12/19/2013 1:21:22 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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?

Snacks?


48 posted on 12/19/2013 1:26:14 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


49 posted on 12/19/2013 1:27:49 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thursday Morning Coffee Bump.

Don't know yet about family coming for Christmas.I did get some presents from my brother and hiss family from Texas though.

50 posted on 12/19/2013 1:54:24 AM PST by E.G.C.
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