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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS ~ 24 July 2016

    07/23/2016 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            "AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS" Matthew 28:20 One morning I stood on the bluffs overlooking the coast at Camp Pendleton. I spied an amphibious naval vessel just off shore. As I stood watching, it came into full view, then disappeared as the early morning fog came and went. The ship was always there, but it was only visible part of the time. It spoke to me of the reality of God's presence. The truth is God is always there, but our changing moods affect our ability to see. It's good days and bad...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 21 July 2016

    07/20/2016 6:00:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 96 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ROOM ASSAULT Soldiers rehearse room clearance procedures during training at the Urban Assault Course on Fort Jackson, SC, Dec. 3, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FIGHT FOR HONOR Paratroopers engage in a pugil stick match during Pathfinder Torcher on Fort Bragg, NC, Dec. 8, 2015. The paratroopers are assigned to Pathfinder Company, 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: COL Gregory "Pappy" Boyington ~ 18 July 2016

    07/17/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 122 replies
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    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington             "Months of preparation, one of those few opportunities, and the judgement of a split second are what makes some pilots an ace, while others think back on what they could have done." Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, USMC  "Pappy" was born in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho on...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND ~ 17 July 2016

    07/16/2016 5:00:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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            THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND There is a line separating dedication-to-duty from "work-a-holism". Dedication to duty is good, healthy, positive. Work-a-holism, on the other hand, is negative, harmful and eats away at family relationships. We must know the difference between the two. Let me tell you about a man who was called the Greatest American Soldier of the 20th Century: General George C. Marshall. Born in Uniontown, PA in 1880, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1902. As a junior infantry officer in the US Army he served two tours in the Philippines, in several...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 14 July 2016

    07/13/2016 6:00:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 107 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ DANGLING FROM 350 FEET Marines are being lifted to a height of over 350 feet in the air to avoid any possible obstacles before flying around the area during insertion and extraction rigging training on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Briauna Birl Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. WELDING SHOP Navy Seaman Quinton Mems welds a handrail in the machinery shop aboard...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois ~ 12 JUL 2016

    07/11/2016 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 115 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IllinoisRecruit Training Command Great Lakes (RTC Great Lakes), is a unit within the United States Navy primarily responsible for conducting the initial orientation and indoctrination of incoming recruits. It commonly is referred to as boot camp, recruit training, or RTC. Since the BRAC-directed closures of Recruit Training Commands in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California in 1999, RTC Great Lakes has been the only enlisted basic training location in the U.S. Navy and has been called "The Quarterdeck of the Navy" since it was first...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: The Flag Raisers ~ 11 July 2016

    07/10/2016 5:02:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
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    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Flag Raisers Info from here.              There are six Flag Raisers on the photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CONFLICTING LOYALTIES ~ 10 July 2016

    07/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 replies
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            CONFLICTING LOYALTIES An interviewer once asked the late Senator Sam Ervin, Jr. how he had developed such insight into human behavior. "I had a good teacher, Henry Horace Williams," replied Ervin. "He said the things that try people's souls do not consist of choosing between good and evil. The thing that tries a person's soul is having to choose between conflicting loyalties." Ervin went on to say that understanding that concept had not only helped him make better decisions, but to judge other people more fairly as well. Sometimes unwise choices were simply the result...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 07 July 2016

    07/06/2016 5:59:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ STRATOTANKER LANDING U.S. Air Force Capt. Mark Costa, left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Joseph Corpening land a KC-135T Stratotanker after conducting a mission to support Operation Inherent Resolve over Southwest Asia, Nov. 24, 2015. Costa and Corpening are pilots assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. A HAPPY HOSING U.S. Navy Capt....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Independence Day ~ July 4th, 1776 ~ 04 July 2016

    07/03/2016 4:59:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 114 replies
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... ~ Independence Day, July 4, 1776 ~ Preamble to the Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION ~ 03 July 2016

    07/02/2016 5:03:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
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          EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION It was back in 1962, I'm told, when cracks began to appear in the 42nd story of a very expensive high-rise in Hong Kong. It had already withstood numerous typhoons. And there was no ready explanation for the cracks' sudden appearance. Yet there they were. Obviously, there had to be a problem somewhere. So a team of architects and structural engineers was called in to ferret out the cause. Finally, one determined engineer stumbled upon the reason as he was prowling around the foundations deep in the basement. When he tapped the plaster,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 30 June 2016

    06/29/2016 6:01:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ AIR AND SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER COMMANDER SPENDS DAY WITH AIR NATIONAL GUARD RESCUE SQUADRONS Air Force Col. Harlie Bodine, commander of the 611th Air and Space Operations Center, participates in an immersion flight with the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard’s rescue squadrons on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 24, 2015. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. CLAM SHELL...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: U.S. Military All-Stars ~ 27 June 2016

    06/26/2016 5:04:21 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ US Military All-Stars Info from here.             The modern US Military All Stars was founded originally as the U.S. Navy Baseball Club by retired U.S. Navy Commander Terry Allvord in Pensacola, Florida in 1990 before moving to San Diego for the 1993 season. This program is the leader in armed forces baseball in the modern era. Allvord went on to establish over...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A TIME FOR EVERYTHING ~ 26 June 2016

    06/25/2016 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 47 replies
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            A TIME FOR EVERYTHING There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 23 June 2016

    06/22/2016 5:59:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FREE FALL TRAINING U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Nelson Cothren performs a free fall jump from a C-130 Hercules during military free fall jump sustainment training in Santa Rita, Guam, Nov. 4, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. JUNGLE CAMOUFLAGE U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael B. Wheeler applies camouflage paint on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Robert E Galer ~ 20 June 2016

    06/19/2016 5:07:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!   ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Robert E. Galer Info from here.             Robert E. Galer was born on 23 October 1913 in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington in June 1935, and joined the Naval Reserve Aviation Base Seattle for flight training. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps on 1 July 1936 In April 1937, Galer was designated a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Father's Day 2016! ~ 19 June 2016

    06/18/2016 5:04:30 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Happy Father's Day!!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 16 June 2016

    06/15/2016 5:59:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ARMORED HORIZON An armored vehicle sits on the horizon during Trident Juncture 2015 in Almería, Spain, Oct. 30, 2015. The exercise enabled Reserve Marines to gain experience within their military occupational specialty and demonstrate their readiness with other foreign nationals. The vehicle is assigned to the 4th Marine Division. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Gabrielle Quire Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. VIPER FIRE Marines fire a BGM-71...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub ~ 13 June 2016

    06/12/2016 4:59:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 193 replies
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    ~ Remembering 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub ~ 14 September 48 ~ 12 June 07 Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. 03 October 01 ~ 10 October 06 The Chicago Bears ~ The Super Bowl Shuffle Red Foley ~ Just A Closer Walk With Thee John Coltrane ~ In A Sentimental Mood Maynard Ferguson ~ Theme from "Shaft" John Coltrane ~ Lazy Bird Armed Forces ~ Vocal Armed Forces Medley ~ Instrumental The Temptations ~ My Girl Sheb Wooley ~ Purple People Eater USMA...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE POWER OF LOVE ~ 12 June 2016

    06/11/2016 5:00:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE POWER OF LOVE What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. This story will keep you singing! Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. Karen and her spouse found out that the new baby was going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael would sing to his sister in Mommy's...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ 11 June 2016

    06/10/2016 5:59:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 273 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | Canteen DJ's
       ***** ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ *****~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 09 June 2016

    06/08/2016 5:58:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 96 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ AERIAL WAVE U.S. Navy Capt. Pete M. Mantz waves to the USS Essex for his final time after conducting an aerial lead change ceremony with Capt. Brian J. Quin, the Essex's executive officer, in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 17, 2015. The Essex is supporting security efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Liam Kennedy Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ D-Day, June 6, 1944 ~ 06 June 2016

    06/05/2016 5:01:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 117 replies
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    ~ D-DAY, June 6, 1944 ~ NORMANDY INVASION May 1944 had been chosen at the conference in Washington in May 1943 as the time for the invasion. Difficulties in assembling landing craft forced a postponement until June, but June 5 was fixed as the unalterable date by Eisenhower on May 17. As the day approached and troops began to embark for the crossing, bad weather set in, threatening dangerous landing conditions. After tense debate, Eisenhower and his subordinates decided on a 24-hour delay, requiring the recall of some ships already at sea. Eventually, on the morning of June 5,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE VISIT ~ 05 June 2016

    06/04/2016 5:00:18 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 98 replies
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            THE VISIT A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the president's outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn't even deserve to be in Cambridge. She frowned. "We want to see the president", the man said softly. "He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped. "We'll wait," the lady replied. For hours, the secretary ignored them, hoping that the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 02 June 2016

    06/01/2016 5:59:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 108 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SILENT DRILL The Marine Corps Silent Drill Team performs during the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, DC, July 31, 2015. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. hosted the event and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the guest of honor. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. EVACUATING THE ELDERLY An 88-year-old woman is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ MEMORIAL DAY 2016 ~ 30 May 2016

    05/29/2016 5:04:01 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 144 replies
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        The FReeper Canteen Observes ------------------------Memorial Day 2016 ------------------------     HistoryMemorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet (see below) carried the dedication "To...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ 29 May 2016

    05/28/2016 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ TAPS Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 26 May 2016

    05/25/2016 5:59:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FINAL FLIGHT Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Houchins pilots the last 82nd Aerial Target Squadron QF-4 Phantom aircraft before its final takeoff from Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, July 24, 2015. Houchins is commander of the 53rd Test Support Squadron. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. BLAZE BUSTERS Airmen battle flames from a simulated aircraft fire at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena County, MI, July 22,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii ~ 24 MAY 2016

    05/23/2016 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 138 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is located on the island of Hawaii between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Hualalai Volcanic Mountains. It extends up the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to approximately 6,800 feet in elevation and to about 9,000 feet on Mauna Loa. The training area is about midway between Hilo, on the east coast and the Army landing site at Kawaihae Harbor. The area is the largest DOD installation in Hawaii. The PTA consists of 108,863 acres, of which 24,048 are leased by the Army...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ National Maritime Day (May 22nd) ~ 23 May 2016

    05/22/2016 5:00:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 121 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ National Maritime Day (May 22nd) ~ STEAMSHIP SAVANNAH - 1819 On May 22, 1819, the SS Savannah left its home port of Savannah, Georgia on its way to Liverpool, England. The ship "put to sea with steam and sails" and reached Liverpool in 29 days and four hours, becoming the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. While the steam engine performed faultlessly, it was not the only means of propulsion; historians have estimated that the Savannah was under sail 80% of the time. Nonetheless, it was an impressive achievement, one that signaled...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN THERE ARE NEEDS ~ 22 May 2016

    05/21/2016 4:59:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN THERE ARE NEEDS "The bird does not sing because he has an answer; he sings because he has a song." Old Chinese Proverb Peppermint Patty, of Peanuts cartoon fame, can be impatient at times. You Peanuts fans may recall one of those times. School was about to begin, and Peppermint Patty went shopping. She entered the store, and proceeded directly to the counter, and said, "Sir, I need some school supplies...some pencils, some paper, a loose-leaf binder, and some answers. I need a lot of answers." Most of you have...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 19 May 2016

    05/18/2016 6:01:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 115 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MEDAL MOMENT Team Army members celebrate after winning the gold medal for both the team compound and recurve events during the archery competition at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, June 22, 2015. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. TALISMAN DRILLS U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chance Seckenger participates in launch-and-recovery drills in a combat rubber raiding craft during Exercise Talisman Sabre...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller ~ 16 May 2016

    05/15/2016 5:02:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 106 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller Info from here.             Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Puller is the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, and the only Marine to receive five Navy Crosses. During his career, he fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in some...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE TREE OF LIFE ~ 15 May 2016

    05/14/2016 5:00:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
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            THE TREE OF LIFE "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him." (John 3:16,17). One night I was watching a movie. At the end, the cowboy turned and put the name of his girlfriend in the window of his car for all to see. Then he put his arm around her and pulled her close....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 12 May 2016

    05/11/2016 6:01:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ PARACHUTE DROP Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Eddie Myers parachutes from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during insertion training on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, June 10, 2015. Myers is a parachute safety officer assigned to Detachment 4th Force Reconnaissance Company. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. SUPER LAUNCH An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air-power demonstration in the Pacific Ocean,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Desmond T Doss ~ 09 May 2016

    05/08/2016 5:09:35 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 112 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Desmond T. Doss Info from here and here.             Desmond T. Doss (February 7, 1919–March 23, 2006) was the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor and one of only three so honored (the others are Thomas W. Bennett and Joseph G. LaPointe, Jr.). He was a Corporal (Private First Class at the time of his Medal of Honor heroics)...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 2016 ~ 08 May 2016

    05/07/2016 4:59:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Mother's Day 2016!! ~ Proverbs 31:10-31 10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.12 She will do him good and no evil all the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants'; ship; she bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 05 May 2016

    05/04/2016 5:58:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 112 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 'STAR-SPANGLED' SALUTE A World War II veteran salutes as "The Star-Spangled Banner" plays during a D-Day ceremony at the 9th Air Force Memorial in Picauville, France, June 4, 2015. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FIREMAN'S CARRY Marines and sailors carry fellow service members using a technique called the fireman’s carry during the commanding general’s run on Onslow Beach, NC, June 11, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Maj Gen Leonard Wood ~ 02 May 2016

    05/01/2016 5:02:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies
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      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Maj Gen Leonard Wood Info from here.             Leonard Wood (October 9, 1860 – August 7, 1927) was a physician who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba and Governor General of the Philippines. Early in his military career, he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE POWER OF A TEACHER ~ 01 May 2016

    04/30/2016 5:01:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
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            THE POWER OF A TEACHER Yesterday, I related the story of a young man who had been labeled as "retarded," yet achieved remarkable success because of one teacher who convinced him that someone else's judgment need not become his reality. The account pointed out the importance of a healthy self-image, and the power of a vision. Today, I want to expand on that thought a bit. What was it that made the teacher in that story so different? Confidence? Experience? Expertise? No, I think it was something far more basic. Let me illustrate with another...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 28 April 2016

    04/27/2016 5:59:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 140 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ AFTERBURNER U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Draper inspects an F/A-18 afterburner in the jet shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the waters south of Japan, May 21, 2015. The Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, are patrolling the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. EVACUATION TRAINING U.S....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John Ripley ~ 25 April 2016

    04/24/2016 5:01:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 93 replies
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      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ John Ripley Info from here.              John Walter Ripley (June 29, 1939–October 28, 2008) was a United States Marine Corps officer who received the Navy Cross for his actions in combat during the Vietnam War. On Easter morning 1972, Captain Ripley, repeatedly exposed himself to intense enemy fire...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ARE YOU TOO BUSY FOR GOD? ~ 24 April 2016

    04/23/2016 5:03:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
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            ARE YOU TOO BUSY FOR GOD? This means we must commit ourselves to hearing the Lord's voice. How else can we know and do the will of our Heavenly Father? It means that we have a particular commitment to the God-ordained transformation that needs to occur within us so that we may reflect the King of Glory's character. When we decide to be open to the Lord of Heaven, He transforms our lives, and we experience a quietness in our spirit, a confidence in our heart, a dogged determination in our mind, and an increasing...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 21 April 2016

    04/20/2016 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 138 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ GROWLER LAUNCHING An EA-18G Growler launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Celebus Sea, May 13, 2015. The Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 17, are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Growler is assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 139. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. TANK TRAFFIC U.S. soldiers pull...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Moody Air Force Base, Georgia ~ 19 April 2016

    04/18/2016 7:35:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Moody Air Force Base, GeorgiaMoody Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located in Lowndes County and Lanier County, about 9 miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia, United States. The host unit, the 23d Wing, carries out worldwide close air support, force protection, and combat search and rescue operations (CSAR).Today Moody is the home of the 23d Wing of Air Combat Command (ACC). The mission of the 23d Wing is to organize, train and employ combat-ready A-10, HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60 Pave Hawk aircraft and flight crews,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Joseph Jacob Foss ~ 18 April 2016

    04/17/2016 5:00:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 105 replies
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      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Joseph Jacob Foss Info from here.             Joseph Jacob "Joe" Foss (April 17, 1915–January 1, 2003) was the leading fighter ace of the United States Marine Corps during World War II and a 1943 recipient of the Medal of Honor, recognizing his role in the air combat during...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A THANKFUL HEART ~ 17 April 2016

    04/16/2016 4:59:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
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            A THANKFUL HEART Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. — Philippians 4:6 Years ago I taught a message saying that when you ask God for something, you should thank Him ahead of time that you are going to get it because that will help release your manifestation. I believe that. I took the scripture above to mean just that, that when I prayed for something, I should start thanking...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 14 April 2016

    04/13/2016 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 149 replies
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    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CONGRESSIONAL GOLD Army Air Corps Sgt. Amelia Jones, a veteran of the original Tuskegee Airmen, addresses the audience after receiving the Congressional Gold Medal at Hospice Savannah in Savannah, GA, April 19, 2015. Attendees witnessed the 95-year-old veteran receive her medal, one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia (not pictured), Army Brig. Gen. James R. Blackburn Jr., right, and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley Varner (not pictured) presented the medal. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Stewart, Georgia ~ 12 APRIL 2016

    04/11/2016 5:59:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Stewart, GeorgiaFort Stewart is a United States Army post in the U.S. state of Georgia, primarily in Liberty County and Bryan County, but also extending into smaller portions of Evans, Long, and Tattnall Counties. The nearby principal city of Hinesville and Fort Stewart together comprise the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area which comprises all of Liberty County. Fort Stewart's main residents are members of the 3rd Infantry Division. The Fort Stewart Military Reservation includes approximately 280,000 acres, making it the largest military installation in the Eastern United States.The 3rd Infantry...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lt. Cdr. Edward "Butch" O'Hare ~ 11 April 2016

    04/10/2016 5:04:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 103 replies
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    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~Lt. Cdr. Edward "Butch" O'Hare Info from here.             Edward Henry Butch O'Hare was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward Joseph O'Hare and Selma O'Hare. Butch had two sisters, Patricia and Marilyn. When their parents divorced in 1927, Butch and his sisters stayed with their mother Selma in St. Louis while their father Edward moved to Chicago. Butch's father was a lawyer...