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  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Midnight Snack Personality Quiz - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    07/28/2015 6:00:53 PM PDT · by LUV W · 93 replies
    The best troops and veterans in the world and their families, too!!! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ 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's Your Midnight Snack Personality 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.
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    07/28/2015 1:31:27 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 8 replies
    July 28, 2015 | Jeanbl
    Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and confidence for ever. And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places. Isaiah 32:15-18
  • 34,000 Vets Lost Healthcare Eligibility

    07/27/2015 5:17:02 PM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 13 replies
    Military.Com ^ | July 27,2015
    Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA enrollment center in Atlanta, says 34,000 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan lost their eligibility for healthcare after the VA sat on their applications until they expired.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado ~ 28 JULY 2015

    07/27/2015 6:13:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is a military installation and nuclear bunker located in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, which hosts the activities of several tenant units. Also located in Colorado Springs is the Peterson Air Force Base, where the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) headquarters are located. The center for the United States Space Command and NORAD monitored the air space of Canada and the United States through a world-wide system for missiles,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Carlos J Lozada ~ 27 July 2015

    07/26/2015 5:00:18 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 51 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and 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 ~ Carlos Lozada All info and photos from this website.             Carlos James Lozada (September 6, 1946 – November 20, 1967), was a Private First Class in the United States Army and was killed in action in Vietnam. He was one of five Puerto Ricans who were posthumously awarded the...
  • Cannon Air Force Base officials deny accusations of promoting religion [Shaddup, Mikey]

    07/26/2015 2:18:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 7/26/15 | Kevin Wilson
    Cannon Air Force Base officials say an accusation that supervisors are using their ranks to promote religion is untrue. On Thursday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation posted a story regarding Cannon Air Force Base personnel and the distribution of an Aug. 15 “Gospel Explosion” event that will take place at the base’s chapel. The MRFF said seven people at the base contacted the civil rights foundation with emails of the event, first sent by a master sergeant and then distributed by first lieutenants, requesting they “please post everywhere and spread the word.” The foundation said the action violated Air Force...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/26/2015 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Faith · 9 replies
    July 26, 2015 | Faith
    Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And His Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ”I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.” Isaiah 44: 6
  • Heller: McCain Blocked Amendment To Arm Troops on Bases Weeks Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/26/2015 9:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller knew it wasn’t a good idea to ban arms from our military bases and recruiting centers, which is why in June—weeks before the Chattanooga attack—he submitted an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which would “give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” Unfortunately, his amendment was blocked, by none other than Sen. John McCain. The Republican senator explained in an interview on the Lars Larson Show that McCain, who’s the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, “didn’t want the amendment as part of the [2016 National Defense Authorization]...
  • Military exercise Black Dart to tackle nightmare drone scenario

    07/25/2015 7:03:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/25/15 | Richard Whittle
    Sweat the small stuff. That’s the unofficial motto for this year’s edition of the military exercise Black Dart, a two-week test of tactics and technologies to combat hostile drones that begins Monday on the Point Mugu range at Naval Base Ventura County in California. The military categorizes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by size and capability, from Group 5 drones that weigh more than 1,320 pounds and can fly above 18,000 feet like the Reaper, down to Group 1, mini- and micro-drones less than 20 pounds that fly lower than 1,200 feet. Previous Black Darts have covered threats to troops overseas...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRAYER FOR THE NATION ~ 26 July 2015

    07/25/2015 5:00:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PRAYER FOR THE NATION Our Father and Our God, We praise You for Your goodness to our nation, giving us blessings far beyond what we deserve. Yet we know all is not right with America. We deeply need a moral and spiritual renewal to help us meet the many problems we face. Convict us of sin. Help us to turn to You in repentance and faith. Set our feet on the path of Your righteousness and peace. We pray today for our nation's leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    07/25/2015 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 8 replies
    July 25, 2015 | Irish Rose
    Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. (Isaiah 64:1-4)
  • Launch of Legacy National Security Advisory Group Launch – MG Vallely

    07/25/2015 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 25, 2015 | Editors
    Original at Stand Up America. Editor’s Note: Obama and his minions have tried their best, and largely succeeded, to purge the U.S. military of patriotic officers who love this country. As a result, under Obama, America’s best interests are always put last. This group of retired and decorated officers and experts, led by MG Paul E. Vallely, offers all Presidential candidates advice on forging a national strategy that is in the best interests of America! * * * Last week, MG Vallely, along with several staff members of Stand Up America US visited Washington, D.C. to attend several events and...
  • U.S. troops to train regular Ukrainian military troops: State Department

    07/24/2015 10:40:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | David Alexander and Bill Trott
    U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday. "This training is part of our long-running defense cooperation with Ukraine and is taking place at the invitation of the Ukraine government.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 25 July 2015

    07/24/2015 5:45:45 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 328 replies
    Our Troops Rock Out Loud! | The FAB 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...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation 7/24/2015) [Prayer]

    07/23/2015 9:00:44 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 26 replies
    24 July 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Hebrews 10:32 (NIV) ----
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(7/23/15)[Prayer]

    07/23/2015 5:54:04 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/23/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
  • Army to recruiters: Treat armed citizens as security threat [WHAT?????]

    07/22/2015 6:08:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 7/22/15 | Travis J. Tritten
    The Army has warned its recruiters to treat the gun-toting civilians gathering at centers across the country in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting as a security threat. Soldiers should avoid anyone standing outside the recruiting centers attempting to offer protection and report them to local law enforcement and the command if they feel threatened, according to a U.S. Army Recruiting Command policy letter issued Monday. Armed citizens — some associated with activist groups and militias — were standing vigil outside recruiting centers in Wisconsin, Georgia, Tennessee, Idaho and elsewhere this week, saying they want to provide protection to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 23 July 2015

    07/22/2015 6:05:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ LAST LOOK Army K-9 officer Daga, a Belgian Malinois, looks into the crowd during the inactivation ceremony for the 793rd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade, U.S. Army Alaska, at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, Aug. 28, 2014. The 793rd Military Police Battalion was activated on Dec. 26, 1942, on Camp Maxey, Texas. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have...
  • Gov. Doug Ducey arms Arizona National Guard after Tennessee shooting (another one!)

    07/22/2015 5:40:28 PM PDT · by Marie · 11 replies
    KTAR ^ | July 22, 2015 | KTAR Newsroom
    PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Wednesday arming the Arizona National Guard in response to multiple shootings at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "With the number of tragic shootings that have occurred on military installations in recent years, it's imperative that our soldiers and airmen -- people who put their lives on the line every day to protect our state and nation -- have at least the same level of self-defense as the citizens they're fighting for," Ducey said in a statement. Ducey's order will allow Guard personnel to carry weapons at Guard facilities and train them...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    07/22/2015 8:08:18 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 11 replies
    7/22/15 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Brain Good At Quiz - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    07/21/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by LUV W · 118 replies
    The best military and vets in the world and their families, too!! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ 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's Your Brain Good At 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.
  • Incoming Army Chief of Staff: ‘Increased Risk’ From Military Cutbacks

    07/21/2015 3:40:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | July 20, 2015 | Thomas Novelly
    Gen. Mark A. Milley testifies that troop drawdown and global threats make for bad combinationresident Barack Obama’s next choice for Army chief of staff said during a nomination hearing on Tuesday morning that the proposed military cutbacks introduced at the beginning of the month would increase national security risks. General Mark. A Milley testified Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee ahead of a confirmation vote on his nomination as the new Army chief of staff. During the questioning, Milley said the recent decision to reduce the armed forces could have a damaging impact on national security given the uncertainty...
  • A top general is worried that that the US military is spread far too thin

    07/21/2015 10:49:49 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 12 replies
    BusinessInsider.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | DAVID ALEXANDER, REUTERS
    The US Army is far more heavily engaged around the world than projected when it began slashing force size several years ago, and its commitments will be hard to maintain in the long run as troop numbers shrink, General Ray Odierno said on Friday. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said decisions about cutting the size of the force from 570,000 to the current 490,000 were made several years ago when Pentagon planners expected a peaceful Europe, a declining commitment in Afghanistan and no return to Iraq. Instead, he said, the Army is regularly using three brigades in eastern Europe...
  • Trump Is Still Right (McCain)

    07/21/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 29 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | July 21, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The latest media-generated "blowup" is from The Donald saying that McCain isn't a real war hero. Well, he's not folks. You don't become a war hero by being captured by the enemy. You might become one through what you did before or after that, but the act of being captured itself doesn't qualify because you don't choose that. McCain is not a war hero because there was nothing particularly valorous about his service. Moreover, and at least as important, what he did to his first wife was viperous, not valorous. Carol McCain is a war hero. She stuck with her...
  • Iran nuclear deal does not 'prevent military option', says US

    07/21/2015 1:46:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/20/15
    Military action could still be used to prevent Iran developing a nuclear bomb, despite the agreement struck this week, the US defence secretary has said. Ashton Carter made the comments en route to Israel, the first leg of a tour of the Middle East. He is seeking to ease concerns of a key ally who has been one of the most vocal critics of the nuclear deal. But Mr Carter admitted he was "not going to change anybody's mind in Israel".
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    07/21/2015 1:43:45 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    July 21, 2015 | Jeanbl
    O LORD, Thou art my God, I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name, for Thou hast done wonderful things; even counsels of old, in faithfulness and truth. . . Therefore shall the strong people glorify Thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear Thee. For Thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones was as a storm against the wall. Isaiah 25:1-4
  • Breaking": Pentagon Tells Military Recruiters "No Guns Allowed at Centers"

    07/20/2015 1:37:37 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 192 replies
    http://wwwthegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING: Pentagon Tells Military Recruiters ‘No Guns’ Allowed at Centers – “CLOSE THE BLINDS” for Safety (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Jul 20th, 2015 1:39 pm Pentagon Refuses to Arm Military Recruiters – Tells Them to “Close the Blinds” Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno said on Friday he has no plans to arm recruiters or add security patrols to military recruitment centers in the wake of the Islamist terror attacks on unarmed, unguarded military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Odierno basically said he doesn’t trust his troops to handle their weapons properly. Also on Friday, the Marine Corps ordered...
  • A TIME TO CONFRONT OUR ENEMIES AT HOME

    07/20/2015 7:45:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | David Horowitz,Daniel Greenfield
    The killing of five unarmed military servicemen at two military recruiting centers is an omen and a warning: The “war on terror” has come home. Thanks to Obama’s retreat from Iraq and the Middle East, the jihad waged by Islamic terrorists is now being fought on American soil, instead of on a battlefront in Fallujah and Anbar. Thanks to the borders Obama has destroyed and the tens of thousands of legal immigrants the White House has decided to import from terrorist regions, the enemy is among us. Thanks to Obama’s denial that we are at war at all, the Islamic...
  • Rick Perry: On Military Service and on Border Security, Trump Offers Only Hot Air

    07/20/2015 5:00:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/20/2015 | Rick Perry
    Being president of the United States is serious business, not a reality TV show. This is especially true for the next president, who will have a big job ahead after the failures of the Obama administration. Our challenges are too complex — and the future of our country too important — to let egos, inflated rhetoric, and emotion take the place of thoughtful discussion. I made the case recently for why GOP policies are the best to create opportunity across the country for families of all backgrounds. I’ve held up my home state’s reforms in economic, education, and sentencing policies...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Bernard C Webber ~ 20 July 2015

    07/19/2015 5:00:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
    StarCMC and 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 ~Bernard C. Webber All info and photos from this website.             One of the Coast Guard's legendary heroes, Senior Chief Petty Officer Bernard C. Webber (USCG Ret) died at his home in Melbourne, Florida Saturday, January 24, 2009. He is survived by his widow, Miriam (Pentinen) Webber, a daughter, Patricia...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/19/2015 10:38:51 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    July 19, 2015 | Faith
    Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18
  • Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor

    07/19/2015 4:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Lubbockonline.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Donald R. May
    Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor Submitted by Donald R. May on July 19, 2015 - 1:55am Barack Hussein Obama does not seem to be in mourning for the four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga by the Islamic Terrorist. Many flags across our nation are flying at half-staff, but not by order of President Obama. He did not order flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. Obama did make the effort to light the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling...
  • Local Marines ensure Arlington Heights veteran was buried in dress blues

    07/18/2015 5:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | July 13, 2015 | Christopher Placek
    Marines give off their own uniforms for a comrade.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vince Maranto entered the Marine Corps during the Korean War in 1951, and for the rest of his life, he lived by the slogan "Once a Marine, always a Marine." And that's the way he wanted to be buried -- in full dress blues. When Maranto died June 30, son Tony remembered his dad's wish, but years removed from the war, Vince Maranto had held onto only his coat. Tony scrambled to assemble pieces of a complete Marine uniform in the days before the funeral, calling around to surplus stores with little...
  • Walker vows toughest foreign policy since Reagan

    07/18/2015 5:12:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Mason City Globe Gazette ^ | July 18, 2015 | Bret Hayworth, The Sioux City Journal
    SIOUX CITY - Pointing to his experience as Wisconsin's chief executive, Gov. Scott Walker on Saturday vowed he would establish the toughest foreign policy since Ronald Reagan if he wins the presidency in 2016. Walker, a Republican, told a crowd of 200 in Sioux City that he would steer the nation away from Democratic President Barack Obama's failed, inadequate defense of longtime ally Israel and ensure that sanctions remain on Iran, a nation that is suspected of wanting to develop nuclear weapons. A 60-day period for Congress to review Obama's deal to lift sanctions on Iran is underway. "Iran is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ YOU ARE SPECIAL ~ 19 July 2015

    07/18/2015 4:59:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          YOU ARE SPECIAL "I don't know why I was even born," the young sailor confided! "I'm ugly. I'm not talented. I've never been what you would call smart. I don't really have any friends. And I can't seem to do anything right. I feel like I've spent my whole life letting people down. Sometimes I wonder if even God could love me!" That conversation took place more than a decade ago, but I still remember it as if it were yesterday. That one and a lot of others over the years with the same message: "I'm...
  • Deferments Helped Trump Dodge Vietnam

    07/18/2015 11:37:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 142 replies
    Despite Donald Trump’s claim this week that he avoided serving in the Vietnam War solely due to a high draft number, Selective Service records show that the purported presidential aspirant actually received a series of student deferments while in college and then topped those off with a medical deferment after graduation that helped spare him from fighting for his country, The Smoking Gun has learned. During a TV interview Tuesday morning, Trump--who spent his high school years enrolled at the New York Military Academy--said, “I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number. I’ll never forget, that...
  • Abbott orders Texas National Guard to carry guns at military facilities

    07/18/2015 11:11:40 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 43 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/18/2015 | Robert T. Garrett
    AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott says he is reluctantly asking Texas Military Forces to arm soldiers at their home bases after Thursday’s attacks at military sites in Tennessee that killed four Marines and one sailor. Abbott said in a release Saturday that he will authorize Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities across Texas. Abbott’s move followed shootings on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. “It is with a heavy heart that I issue this order,” he said. The Republican governor said the Chattanooga events made “clear that our military...
  • Jeb Bush: I’m ‘Fine’ With Transgender Soldiers if Morale Is Unaffected

    07/18/2015 10:21:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he's "fine" with transgender people openly serving in the military – as long as it doesn't compromise morale, Yahoo News reports. Bush's view – echoing that of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Washington Post has reported – marks the first time he has commented on the issue. And it comes in the wake of the Defense Department decision this week to issue two directives bringing the Pentagon closer to rescinding its ban on open service by transgender people. Carter ordered a 6-month review to examine how allowing transgenders to serve openly in the military...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    07/18/2015 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    July 18, 2015 | Irish Rose
    Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar...
  • The Rebel Yell: The Seething Blast of an Imaginary Hell

    07/18/2015 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 32 replies
    Essential Civil War Curriculom ^ | 07/15/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    “Then arose that do or die expression, that maniacal maelstrom of sound; that penetrating, rasping, shrieking, blood curdling noise that could be heard for miles and whose volume reached the heavens such an expression as never yet came from the throats of sane men, but from men whom the seething blast of an imaginary hell would not check while the sound lasted.” ~ Confederate Colonel Keller Anderson of Kentucky's Orphan Brigade There are few aspects of the Civil War which have been engrained in American culture and remembrance more than the Confederate soldiers’ Rebel Yell . . ."
  • Fifth service member dies after Chattanooga shooting

    07/18/2015 7:03:27 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/18/2015 | Ed Payne and Victor Blackwell
    Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN)A U.S. Navy sailor wounded in a shooting rampage in Tennessee died early Saturday, according to the Navy, becoming the fifth U.S. service member killed the attack. The Navy did not release his name. However, a relative earlier identified the one sailor injured in the attack as Randall Smith. Smith, a logistics specialist, was shot in the liver, colon and stomach, according to his grandmother, Linda Wallace. Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire at two military-related locations in Chattanooga on Thursday, shooting seven people, including four Marines who died that day. The two surviving wounded are a Marine recruiter...
  • Oklahoma gov orders arms for state military personnel

    07/18/2015 4:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) issued an executive order late Friday authorizing certain full-time military personnel in her state to be armed following a deadly shooting the previous day in Tennessee. “Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Fallin said in a statement accompanying her executive order. “It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities," she said. Fallin's order applies to those on military installations in Oklahoma,...
  • When will Military Recruiting Centers be Armed? . . and other things.

    07/17/2015 10:17:21 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 34 replies
    self | July 17, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    Okay, enough already. It's rant time. Obama issues a 'Happy Ramadan' right after the four Marines were killed. How could you? Oh, I forgot. . 'I shall side with the Muslims. . . Any mention of arming the guys at our recruiting centers or our military bases? Nah, can't do that, it's against the narrative. But others are going to die! Sorry, against the anti-gun narrative. Obama signs a Nuke deal with Iran that guarantees they will get a nuke, (just a matter of time), and now he gives Iran a $150 Billion 'signing bonus' that will cost every American...
  • Soldier brings gun to recruiting center, accidentally shoots self

    07/17/2015 7:58:22 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 58 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 17 July 2015 | David Markiewicz
    A recruiter at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Gainesville brought a gun inside the center Friday and accidentally shot himself in the leg, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear why the unidentified recruiter brought the gun to the Dawsonville Highway center. Soldiers are not allowed to bring weapons inside the center, Channel 2 Action News reported. “Given recent incidents in Chattanooga we know the public may be concerned about the police presence, there is no need for public alarm, this was an accidental shooting,” Gainesville police said in a statement on the department’s Facebook page. The recruiter was taken...
  • PENTAGON: Recruiting Centers to Remain Unarmed, Unguarded; Recruiters Told to Not Wear Uniforms

    07/17/2015 7:19:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 138 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-17-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno said on Friday he has no plans to arm recruiters or add security patrols to military recruitment centers in the wake of the Islamist terror attacks on unarmed, unguarded military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Odierno basically said he doesn’t trust his troops to handle their weapons properly.Also on Friday, the Marine Corps ordered recruiters to not wear their uniforms at work for ‘force protection.’Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, one four Marines killed in Islamist terror attack in Chattanooga, Thursday, July 16, 2015. Photo: Screen grab.Odierno made his comments at a breakfast...
  • Ark. Governor authorizes National Guard to "arm full-time military personnel"

    07/17/2015 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 19 replies
    kait8.com ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Region 8 Newsdesk
    As the investigation into the shooting deaths of 4 Marines continues, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 18 July 2015

    07/17/2015 5:57:54 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 493 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | The Canteen DJ's
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  • 'Playing army': Military reservists with DEA jobs say agency bosses ridiculed their service

    07/17/2015 5:08:11 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    FoxNews online ^ | July 16, 2015 | Lee Ross and William LaJeunesse
    More than a dozen senior Drug Enforcement Administration agents who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan as military reservists claim their bosses within the law enforcement agency ridiculed their service, assigned them to jobs their war injuries made especially difficult -- and, in one case, allegedly planted a cellphone in an agent's car to track his movements and record conversations.
  • Here's How Israel Could Use US Bombers To Strike Iranian Nukes

    07/17/2015 4:44:10 AM PDT · by Fennie · 45 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | July 17, 2015 | By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Israel needs U.S. B-52 bombers that can carry "bunker buster" bombs in order to attack Iran if is about to developed a nuclear weapon under the camouflage of the ObamaDeal, according to an Israeli strategic expert now living in the United States. Dr. Ehud Eilam, a former private contractor for the Defense Ministry and who has written a book on the "next war: between Israel and Egypt, wrote in Israel Defense that the United States should either attack Iran or give the green light to Israel to do so if Iran cheats on the agreement. He maintains that Israel's F-16...
  • 'Kayhan': The White House Will Be Destroyed In Under 10 Minutes If The U.S. Attacks Iran

    07/10/2015 6:37:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Memri ^ | 7/10/15
    On June 17, 2015, the Iranian daily Kayhan, which is affiliated with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, published an editorial praising the month of Ramadan and, in connection with this, praising also the 175 Iranian military frogmen killed in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War whose bodies were recently brought to Iran and given a martyrs' interment.Kayhan stated that Iran is currently in a situation similar to that of the early battles of Islam, when Muhammad won the Battle of Badr and annihilated the Jews of Khaybar. It called on Iranian nation to act in Ramadan after the example of the martyrs and...