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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 · 108 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...
  • FReeper Canteen - Music Dedication - 24 Feb 2012

    02/24/2012 6:00:55 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 367 replies · 1+ views
    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 "Car" Song - Tell us your Favorites - Freeper Canteen - 24 Feb 2012

    02/23/2012 6:00:14 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 364 replies · 3+ views
    Our Troops Rock | The Canteen Crew
    ~Favorite Car Songs~ *"I Can't Drive 55" -Sammy Hagar* One foot on the brake and one on the gas, hey! Well, there's too much traffic, I can't pass, no! So I tried my best illegal move A big black and white come and crushed my groove again! CHORUS: Go on & write me up for 125 Post my face, wanted dead or alive Take my license n' all that jive I can't drive 55! Oh No! Uh! So I signed my name on number 24, hey! Yeah the judge said, "Boy, just one more I'm gonna throw your ass...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 23 February 2012

    02/22/2012 5:59:29 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 136 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ Flag Raising at Iwo Jima – 23 February 1945 Click for more story about the flag raisers. USMC War Memorial – Arlington, Virginia 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. AERIAL RE-ENLISTMENT Navy Chief Warrant Officer Keith Pritchett, lower left, administers the oath-of-enlistment to Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle Turner during an in-air reenlistment ceremony over Jamul, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012. Pritchett is the officer-in-charge of the U.S. Navy parachute...
  • An Almost Perfect Support Our Troops Rally - Olney, MD- Wk 317, Feb 18,2012

    02/22/2012 5:00:18 PM PST · by trooprally · 14 replies · 1+ views
    With regulars Fraxinus and GunsAreOK not being able to make it today, our ranks were filled in by other FReepers. Sensei Ern and Cindy_True_Supporter with her dog Augie unexpectedly showed up to make eight. Just like at Walter Reed, one never knows who actually will stop by but the good number of patriots makes for part of the Almost Perfect Rally. The 8 patriots this week include Legionnaires Halsey (USMC - Korea) and Carl (Army - Vietnam), Lurkers Bill and Jim, and Cindy_True_Supporter, Sensei Ern, [Mrs] T and myself. If you have been keeping up with the moonbats’ numbers the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Kind of Hug Are You? ~ 22 February 2012

    02/21/2012 6:13:57 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 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 Kind of Hug 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 Lee, Virginia ~ 21 FEB 2012

    02/20/2012 6:13:52 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Lee, VirginiaFort Lee is a United States Army post and headquarters of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School (QMCS), the Army Logistics University (ALU), the U.S. Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), and the U.S. Ordnance Center and Schools (OC&S) formerly headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. A U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) unit, the 49th Quartermaster Group (Petroleum and Water), is stationed here.There are four major commands on Fort Lee: the Combined Arms Support Command, the Quartermaster School, the U.S. Army Garrison, the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Herschel F. Briles ~ February 20, 2012

    02/19/2012 5:14:22 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 106 replies · 1+ views
    Serving The Best Troops In The World !! | StarCMC
    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 ~Herschel F. Briles Story from this website.             Herschel F. Briles (February 7, 1914 – July 17, 1994) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II. Briles joined the Army from Fort Des...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHAT KIND OF MODEL ARE YOU? ~ 19 February 2012

    02/18/2012 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            WHAT KIND OF MODEL ARE YOU? In the early 1700s, two men developed distinct reputations for themselves....one was Jonathon Edwards, a man of integrity, refinement, and character; the other was Max Duke, a well-known criminal. During the last 200 years, their descendants have been traced. In Jonathon Edward's line of descendants, there are 18 college presidents, 200 preachers, 60 prominent leaders, 90 physicians, 32 authors, 65 professors and 300 farmers. On the other hand, Max Duke's descendants include 90 prostitutes, 100 criminals, 145 confirmed drunkards, 300 delinquents and 285 who contracted various social diseases. The...
  • FReeper Canteen - Music Dedication - 18 Feb 2012

    02/17/2012 6:14:50 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 456 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...
  • Tale of 2 Moonbat Protests and their hypocrisy - Olney, MD-Wk 315 & 316, Feb 04 & 11,2012

    02/17/2012 6:29:14 AM PST · by trooprally · 8 replies
    Two Saturdays, Support the Troops Rally vs a anti-troop protest, two massages, and the moonbat hypocrisy. Seems that the moonbats, aka the Quakers, aka the “quackers”, can’t seem to stay on message or be true to their beliefs. Read on and see the differences between the two weeks. WEEK 315, FEBRUARY 04,2012The 7 patriots this week include Legionnaire Halsey (USMC - Korea), Lurkers Bill and Jim, Cindy_True_Supporter, GunsAreOK, [Mrs] T and myself. A Big THANK YOU to [Mrs] T for faithfully taking picture each week. On cold days she has to keep the camera inside her jacket so the batteries...
  • FReeper Canteen - SCUTTLEBUTT FRIDAY

    02/16/2012 6:14:51 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 148 replies · 1+ views
    February 17, 2012 | Canteen Crew
        At the FReeper Canteen! C'mon and take a break ! Walk on over to the water cooler and lets chat. Post your thoughts, opinions, news of the day, rantings, ravings, pontificates, hypothesis, hyperboles, your soap box cause, your mantra, your baggage, your garbage, your blogging, your secrets, whatever you feel would make talk around the water cooler real interesting! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.       FUN FACTS The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar and England...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 16 February 2012

    02/15/2012 6:13:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 123 replies
    Servng The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ISOLATED POST After unloading from several UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, U.S. soldiers make their way to Village Stability Platform Chenar, an isolated post in the Khakrez district, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. April York 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 MEDAL AT...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Kind of Valentine Are You? ~ 15 February 2012

    02/14/2012 6:23:18 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 132 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 Kind of Valentine 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 ~ Happy Valentine's Day ~ 14 FEB 2012

    02/13/2012 6:13:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 134 replies · 2+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Happy Valentine's Day! Here's some lovely roses for everyone! And chocolate for all! 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period. About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. More than 50 percent of cards are sold the week of the holiday, with the largest and most elaborate Valentine cards sold 48 hours before February 14. Conversation Hearts: In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first "Conversation Hearts" — then called "Motto Hearts."...
  • Thank you John Rob

    02/13/2012 9:35:32 AM PST · by knews_hound · 40 replies
    F R ^ | 02/13/2012 | knewshound
    I have no idea what you did but the site is loading MUCH faster than it has for awhile. Clicking on Latest Posts or to an article is much faster than it has been for a long while. After seeing several posts over time mentioning the slow performance, I wanted to be sure to give you kudos for whatever tweaks you did. Cheers, knewshound
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Mike Colalillo ~ February 13, 2012

    02/12/2012 5:14:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 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 ~ Mike Colalillo Info from here.             Michael "Mike" Colalillo (December 2, 1925 – December 30, 2011) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II. Colalillo joined the Army from Duluth, Minnesota in February 1944, and by April 7, 1945 was serving as a private first...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS ~ 12 February 2012

    02/11/2012 5:12:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS An Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which would be true and appropriate in all times and in all situations. They presented him with the words: ”And this, too, shall pass away.” ~ Abraham Lincoln 30 September 1859 HAPPY 203rd BIRTHDAY, PRESIDENT LINCOLN    
  • FReeper Canteen - Valentine Music Dedication - 11 Feb 2012

    02/10/2012 6:14:21 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 416 replies
    Our Troops are forever in hearts! | 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 Billboard l...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 10 February 2012

    02/09/2012 6:12:48 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 97 replies · 4+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SAFETY FLARES A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter discharges flares during a routine flight operation in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Jan. 5, 2012. The CH-53D crew, assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, uses flares to ensure the safety of the crew onboard and safeguarding the aircraft while in flight during poor visibility weather. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert R. Carrasco Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have...
  • FReeper Canteen - Scuttlebutt - 9 Feb 2012

    02/08/2012 6:14:12 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 109 replies
    A respite place for our Troops, Vets, Allies & Military Families. | The Canteen Crew
        At the FReeper Canteen! C'mon and take a break ! Walk on over to the water cooler and lets chat. Post your thoughts, opinions, news of the day, rantings, ravings, pontificates, hypothesis, hyperboles, your soap box cause, your mantra, your baggage, your garbage, your blogging, your secrets, whatever you feel would make talk around the water cooler real interesting! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.       Costello: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . Abbott:...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Mountain Test ~ 08 February 2012

    02/07/2012 6:14:20 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 You To Take.... The Mountain Test 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.
  • We're Stuck At 74%...

    02/06/2012 7:21:59 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 155 replies · 1+ views
    BTLD ^ | 2/6/12 | BTLD
    As many of you know, and as many of you don't know, this Freepathon is to raise money for the current quarter, not one down the road. We need to get this one over with and now. November brings the most important election in our lifetime. FR must be up and running and healthy if we are going to make a difference. If you have donated in the past, please donate again. If you give something every quarter, try to give something every month. If you are a monthly donor, give dollar-a-day a shot, if you can. John needs some...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island ~ 06 FEB 2012

    02/06/2012 6:12:37 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 139 replies · 3+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
    <p>The Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA Newport) is a United States Navy base located in the towns of Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island. NS Newport is home to the Naval War College. It once was the homeport for Cruiser Destroyer Force Atlantic, and now maintains inactive ships at its pier facilities, along with the United States Coast Guard.</p>
  • HEADS UP CPAC 2012 - Occupiers and Unions to Protest There

    02/06/2012 1:54:24 PM PST · by trooprally · 55 replies
    HEADS UP CPAC 2012 - Occupiers and Unions to Protest There Keep your powder dry at CPAC this week and be ready. From past experience, when the anarchists know there will be push back, they change their plans. In Oakland this past week the cowardly occupiers “occupied” places where they knew the police were not going to be around. Of course the police finally caught up to them and arrested 400. If anyone has a good contact with the Metro police, you might give them a heads up. And let the Marriott and Omni hotels know that they may have...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: LTG William Gerald (Jerry) Boykin~ February 6, 2012

    02/05/2012 5:13:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 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 ~ LTG Gerald (Jerry) Boykin Info from here.             Lieutenant General William G. Boykin (retired) was the United States Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He has played a role in almost every recent major American military operation, serving in Grenada, Somalia, and Iraq. He is currently an author and teaches at Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia. William G. "Jerry" Boykin was born in...
  • We're Stuck At 43%...

    02/04/2012 6:36:26 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 96 replies
    As many of you know, and as many of you don't know, this Freepathon is to raise money for the current quarter, not one down the road. We need to get this one over with and now. November brings the most important election in our lifetime. FR must be up and running and healthy if we are going to make a difference. If you have donated in the past, please donate again. If you give something every quarter, try to give something every month. If you are a monthly donor, give dollar-a-day a shot, if you can. John needs some...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE WOMAN WITH THE ROSE ~ 05 February 2012

    02/04/2012 5:12:14 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 93 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE WOMAN WITH THE ROSE John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn't, the girl with the rose. His interest in her had begun thirteen months before in a Florida library. Taking a book off the shelf he found himself intrigued, not with the words of the book, but with the notes penciled in the margin. The soft handwriting reflected a thoughtful soul and insightful...
  • FReeper Canteen - Music Dedication - 4 Feb 2012

    02/03/2012 6:17:08 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 282 replies · 1+ views
    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 ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 03 February 2012

    02/02/2012 6:12:23 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies · 1+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ TODDLER'S TOY A Marine gives a football to a baby during the Fiesta Bowl Parade in Phoenix, Dec. 31, 2011. Marines walked in the parade, handing out footballs and information about the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl, which features the nation’s top 100 senior football players. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chelsea Flowers 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. NIGHT FLIGHT U.S. sailors conduct a hot refueling...
  • Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens (New Cato study, FReeper author)

    02/02/2012 5:56:56 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 54 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | February 2, 2012 | Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett
    The ostensible purpose of gun control legislation is to reduce firearm deaths and injuries. The restriction of access to firearms will make criminals unable to use guns to shoot people. Gun control laws will also reduce the number of accidental shootings. Those are the desired effects, at least in theory. It is important, however, for conscientious policymakers to consider not only the stated goals of gun control regulations, but the actual results that they produce. What would be the effect of depriving ordinary, law-abiding citizens from keeping arms for self-defense? One result seems certain: the law-abiding would be at a...