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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 15 March 2012

    03/14/2012 6:00:04 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BOLD DIRECTION A sailor directs a landing craft air cushion vehicle during Bold Alligator 2012 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 6, 2012. Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, the largest multinational naval amphibious exercise in 10 years, represents efforts by the Navy and Marine Corps to revitalize the full range of amphibious operations along the mid-Atlantic coast. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard 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. ALLEY SWEEP U.S....
  • Freeper Canteen ~ What Type of Beer Are You? ~ 14 March 2012

    03/13/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 143 replies · 1+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ 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 To Know.... What Type of Beer Are You? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", 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.
  • Prayer Thread For Our Country and Tomorrow's Voting

    03/13/2012 12:45:31 AM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 87 replies
    2-13-12 | Brad's Gramma
    Kids, it's time to get REAL serious with our prayers for tomorrow's voting. We all know what's at stake here. Obama the socialist, Romney with the socialist-light (cough) agenda. Our children, grandchildren, WWII vets and their wives...deserve better than what they're getting, or if this whole thing goes south, with what we're ALL going to get! There is SUCH a darkness hanging over this land. God Himself gave this to us and we've squandered it. I don't know if we've reached the point of no return with Him or not. All I ask is that we ALL get on our...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, California ~ 13 MAR 2012

    03/12/2012 6:00:48 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 84 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, CaliforniaThe Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is an organization within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), dedicated to maintaining a center of excellence in weapons development for the Department of the Navy (DoN). NAWCWD has two locations in Southern California; China Lake hosting the land test range and Point Mugu hosting the sea test range. Nestled in the quiet Indian Wells Valley at the south eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, China Lake is the premier land range and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lynn D "Buck" Compton ~ March 12, 2012

    03/11/2012 5:00:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    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 ~ Lynn D. "Buck" Compton Info from here.             Lynn Davis "Buck" Compton (December 31, 1921 – February 25, 2012) was a California Court of Appeals judge who served as the lead prosecutor in Sirhan Sirhan's trial for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy. From 1946-1951, Compton served with the Los Angeles Police Department. During World War II, he was a commissioned officer...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ JUST FOR TODAY ~ 11 March 2012

    03/10/2012 5:00:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            JUST FOR TODAY As I go through some "troubles" in my own life, I've worked out this "formula" to help me be a useful and happy person. See if it doesn't work for you! JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will assume to be true what Abraham Lincoln said: "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." JUST FOR TODAY: I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. JUST FOR TODAY:...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 10 March 2012

    03/09/2012 6:00:53 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 401 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | The Canteen DJ's
       ***** ~ Canteen Music Dedication ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • Favorite "Sun" Song - Tell us your Favorites - Freeper Canteen - 9 March 2012

    03/08/2012 6:02:07 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 236 replies
    The Canteen Crew
    ~Favorite Sun Songs~ *Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun* In my eyes, indisposed In disguise as no one knows Hides the face, lies the snake The sun in my disgrace Boiling heat, summer stench 'Neath the black the sky looks dead Call my name through the cream And I'll hear you scream again Chorus: Black hole sun Won't you come And wash away the rain Black hole sun Won't you come Won't you come Stuttering, cold and damp Steal the warm wind tired friend Times are gone for honest men And sometimes far too long for snakes In my shoes,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 08 March 2012

    03/07/2012 6:00:20 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 98 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ PAKTYA PATROL U.S. Army Spc. Robert Irwin conducts a security patrol in Afghanistan's Paktya province, Jan. 30, 2012. Irwin is an infantryman assigned to Dog Company, Task Force Gold Geronimo, part of Spartan Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Epperson 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. FINAL APPROACH Air Force Capt. Brandon Lavalley breaks right on a final approach over northern Las Vegas during day three of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Farm Animal Are You? ~ 07 March 2012

    03/06/2012 6:00:04 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 177 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ 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 To Know.... What Farm Animal Are You? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", 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: Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii ~ 06 MAR 2012

    03/05/2012 5:59:44 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 107 replies · 2+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii Pacific Missile Range Facility is the world's largest instrumented multi-environment range capable of supporting surface, subsurface, air, and space operations simultaneously. There are over 1,100 square miles of instrumented underwater range and over 42,000 square miles of controlled airspace. This makes PMRF a premier facility for supporting operations which vary from small, single-unit exercises up to large scale, multiple-unit battle group scenarios.The mission of the Pacific Missile Range Facility is to facilitate Training, Tactics Development, and Test & Evaluations for air, surface, and sub-surface...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John H. Willis ~ March 5, 2012

    03/04/2012 4:59:51 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    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 H. Willis Info from here.             John Harlan Willis was born on 10 June 1921 in Columbia, Tennessee. Following graduation from high school, in November 1940 he enlisted from that state as an Apprentice Seaman in the U.S. Navy. He received recruit training at Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia and corpsman training at the Norfolk Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia. In March...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET ~ 04 March 2012

    03/03/2012 4:59:47 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET The poet wrote, "Two men looked out through prison bars: one saw mud; the other saw stars." Commenting on this, Father John Powell once wrote: "In the pursuit of the fullness of human life, everything depends on this frame of reference, this habitual outlook, this basic vision which I have of myself, others, life, the world, and God. What we see is what we get." Don't you find that to be true? There's a lot about our world that isn't the way we would want it to be:...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 3 March 2012

    03/02/2012 5:59:10 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 288 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!! | The Canteen DJ's
       ***** ~ Canteen Music Dedication ~ ***** ~ 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 ~ Fabulous Friday

    03/01/2012 6:05:30 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 143 replies · 30+ views
    March 1, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    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. Remember the Good Old Days?Sock Hops?Drive-in Movies?Buddy Holly?Or other things that made it Fabulous?You know, before cellphones?Come on in and share your memories.Or take a trip back in time. Let's start with the 1950. First Modern Credit Card IntroducedIn 1949, Frank X. McNamara thought of a way for customers to have just one credit card that they could use at multiple stores. McNamara discussed the idea with two colleagues and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 01 March 2012

    02/29/2012 6:00:09 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SUPER INSERTION U.S. Marines conduct insertion exercises from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 19, 2012. The Marines are assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. The ship is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Gragg Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Remote Button Are You? ~ 29 February 2012

    02/28/2012 7:20:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 129 replies · 1+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ 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 To Know.... What Remote Button Are You? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", 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: Fort Polk, Louisiana ~ 28 FEB 2012

    02/27/2012 6:00:34 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Polk, Louisiana Fort Polk is unique in all the Army because it is the only Combat Training Center (CTC) that also has the mission to train and deploy combat and combat support units. From its start as a base for the Louisiana Maneuvers in the 1940s, to a basic training post during Vietnam, to the home of the 5th Mech Division in the 1980s, and its current dual missions as the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and home of the 2nd ACR and Warrior Brigade, Fort Polk has executed all...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Chips, The War Dog ~ February, 27, 2012

    02/26/2012 5:00:04 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 102 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    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 ~ Chips, The War Dog Info from here.               Chips was a true hero -- but his Silver Star for valor and a Purple Heart were taken away because he was categorized as mere "equipment." Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dogs for Defense (DFD) was established. Word soon got out that the armed forces needed dogs. Thousands of patriotic pet owners...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ~ 26 February 2012

    02/25/2012 4:59:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 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...