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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 02 July 2020

    07/01/2020 6:08:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIREFIGHTING TRAINING Sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard fight a simulated fire during a training scenario in the South China Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The amphibious assault ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Holmes 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. ICELANDIC SWEEP Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Carroll sweeps an area with a mine detector during...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Part Of The 4th Of July Are You Quiz - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    06/30/2020 6:00:01 PM PDT · by luvie · 103 replies
    The best troops and vets in the world...and their families. Since 1776 | luvie and the Canteen Patriots
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --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. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Part Of The 4th of July Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Alameda, California ~ 30 JUNE 2010

    06/29/2020 5:46:45 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 40 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Alameda, CaliforniaDuring World War II, Naval Air Station was one of the Navy's busiest air stations with air units, carrier groups, supplies, numerous naval personnel and sometimes VIP's passing through on their way to the Pacific or to points east. Construction never stopped at NAS, Alameda during the war and by 1945 it was a huge facility with 3600 officers and 29,000 enlisted personnel.In 1994, Alameda was homeport to the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Abraham Lincoln, as well as two guided missile...
  • FR Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Fr. Vincent Capodanno ~ 29 June 2020

    06/28/2020 5:02:32 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 33 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    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 ~ Fr. Vincent CapodannoInfo from this website.             Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno (February 13, 1929–September 4, 1967) was a United States Navy chaplain and a recipient of America's highest military decoration - the Medal of Honor - for actions during the Vietnam War. Vincent Capodanno was born in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIVING PRAYER ~ 28 June 2020

    06/27/2020 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 36 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    LIVING PRAYER Brother Lawrence was a monk who lived almost 300 years ago and worked in the galley of his monastery. He wrote a book, The Practice of the Presence of God, which today is considered a classic in the area of Christian devotion. Brother Lawrence spent much of his time in the monastery scullery scrubbing pots and pans. He also had a collateral duty as the monastery cobbler. In these jobs, he said, he learned to glorify God in simple tasks and to pray with his hands. By bringing to each small job the best...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Music From Maryland! ~ 27 June 2020

    06/26/2020 5:59:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 192 replies
    Our Troops Rock ! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Music From Maryland ~ ***** ~ Support The Artists ~ Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 26 June 2020

    06/25/2020 5:59:14 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 66 replies
    June 25, 2020 | Old Mother Hubbard
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. (in memory of Easter Bunny)No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 25 June 2020

    06/24/2020 6:00:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BREAK TIME Camden Archbold, age 5, takes a break next to his father from the days festivities during the Arctic Thunder Special Needs and Family Day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 29, 2016. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy 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. SUNSET OPERATIONS The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis conducts helicopter operations at sunset during Rim of the Pacific 2016,...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Where Should You Spend Your Summer Quiz - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

    06/23/2020 6:00:13 PM PDT · by luvie · 100 replies
    The best troops and vets in the world...and their families, too! | LUV W and the Canteen Roadtrippers
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --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. Today We Want You To Take The..... Where Should You Spend Your Summer Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: United States Coast Guard Base Alameda, California ~ 23 JUNE 2020

    06/22/2020 5:46:16 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 73 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Coast Guard Base Alameda, CaliforniaCoast Guard Base Alameda also referred to as Coast Guard Island is an artificial island in the Oakland Estuary between Oakland and Alameda, California. It is home to several major United States Coast Guard commands and cutters, including the Coast Guard Pacific Area. It is one of the largest Coast Guard bases on the West Coast. From 1942 until 1982, the island was the site of the Coast Guard's recruiting training center (boot camp), enlisting and training hundreds of thousands of Coasties including many of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Robert F Stryker ~ 22 June 2020

    06/21/2020 5:04:52 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 39 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 F. Stryker Info from here. Robert F. Stryker (November 9, 1944-November 7, 1967) was a United States Army soldier received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War. He is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery Throop, New York. The Army Stryker vehicle is named in his and PFC Stuart S. Stryker's honor. Rank and organization: Specialist Four,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Happy Father's Day! ~ 21 June 2020

    06/20/2020 4:59:45 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 73 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Happy Father's Day!!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Happy Father's Day 2020! ~ 20 June 2020

    06/19/2020 6:06:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 154 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ FReeper Canteen Salutes Dad! Happy Fathers Day Weekend!~ ***** ~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the...
  • Favorite Learn or Forget Songs.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 6~19~2020

    06/18/2020 5:06:18 PM PDT · by fatima · 133 replies
    ~Favorite Learn or Forget Songs~ Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me *Video* Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Learning To Fly (live 2006) *Video*
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 June 2020

    06/17/2020 6:01:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ 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...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Summer Road Trip Test - Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    06/16/2020 6:00:04 PM PDT · by luvie · 65 replies
    The best troops and vets in the world...and their families, too! | LUV W and the Canteen Roadies
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take..... The Summer Road Trip Test Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, California ~ 16 JUNE 2020

    06/15/2020 5:48:58 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 40 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, CaliforniaParks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA), commonly known as Camp Parks, is a United States Army facility located in Dublin, California that is currently a semi-active mobilization and training center for U.S. Army Reserve personnel to be used in case of war or natural disaster.Soon after the creation of the Seabees at the beginning of World War II, the U.S. Navy built a West Coast replacement and recuperation center for Naval Construction Battalions returning from overseas. Camp Parks was established on November 26, 1942, having been...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Gary George Wetzel ~ 15 June 2020

    06/14/2020 5:02:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 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 ~ Gary George Wetzel Info from here. Gary George Wetzel (born September 29, 1947) is a former United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decorationthe Medal of Honorfor his actions in the Vietnam War. Wetzel joined the Army from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and by January 8, 1968 was a Private First Class serving as a door gunner...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ~ 14 June 2020

    06/13/2020 5:03:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 36 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    MAKING ASSUMPTIONS A story making the rounds this past week told of a policeman who was heading home after a long, hard day on patrol. He had dealt with a whole succession of difficult people, and a mountain of frustrating paperwork. All he wanted at this point was to kick back, unwind, enjoy some peace and quiet, and maybe watch a few innings of baseball on TV. But, as he neared home, he was startled by a vehicle that came careening around a sharp curve and narrowly missed his squad car. As the car passed within...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: US Army's Birthday Weekend ~ 13 June 2020

    06/12/2020 6:09:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 137 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ FReeper Canteen Salutes U.S. Armys Birthday Weekend~ ***** ~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs...