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  • National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

    10/21/2014 3:43:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right. Proponents of national service claim that young people have a moral obligation to give something...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/21/2014 1:35:48 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 3 replies
    October 21, 2014 | Jeanbl
    Psalm 27:14 Hope on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart: trust in the Lord. . . know that I am the LORD; and those who wait for me shall not be disappointed. Isaiah 49:23
  • Fort Campbell Troops On Ebola Mission to West Africa Won’t Get Full Protective Gear

    10/20/2014 1:27:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Nashville Public Radio ^ | 10/20/2014 | Blake Farmer
    Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday. “They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne will primarily be building hospitals, ultimately leading what could be a contingent of 4,000 American service members. They’ll be housed either in tent cities at military...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: GEN Holland M. Smith ~ October 20, 2014

    10/19/2014 5:01:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans 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 ~   GEN Holland M. Smith Info from here.               Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, KCB (April 20, 1882 – January 12, 1967) was a General in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He is sometimes called the "father" of modern U.S. amphibious warfare. His nickname,...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/19/2014 10:32:31 AM PDT · by Faith · 17 replies
    October 19, 2014 | Faith
    ” And I will shake all nations, And the desire of all nations shall come . . . – Haggai 2:7
  • 'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed

    10/19/2014 8:25:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 19, 2014 | By Paul Alster
    The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious bunker: The Dragon’s Egg. Although the Americans assigned to the Al Muthanna facility until 2008 were forbidden by superiors from peering inside the bunker, they knew the larger complex’s history. From 1983 to 1990, the brutal dictator’s scientists worked there, developing mustard, sarin, VX and Tabun gases for use on Iranian soldiers and Iraqi Kurds. And although it was under the control...
  • British invasion of Utah national guard base sparks outcry

    10/18/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 17, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Members the Utah National Guard’s 19th Special Forces Group allegedly hosted sexy British swimsuit models at their Draper compound. The deviation from their mission to train for paramilitary operations has been met with an investigation. The Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah National Guard are both investigating how the British “Hot Shots 2015” calendar was shot at the military installation without authorization, a local Fox affiliate reported Friday.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ISN'T IT OBVIOUS ~ 19 October 2014

    10/18/2014 5:01:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          ISN'T IT OBVIOUS? This warning label (among about a half dozen warning labels) appears on my son's baby carriage: Do not fold carriage with baby inside! It may seem funny to state something so obvious, but I suppose to cover themselves against lawsuits from people who couldn't figure out to first remove the baby, they put on the warning label. The Prophet Micah gives us easy-to-follow instructions for a good life that seems so obvious and elementary we wonder, is that all we have to do to live happily and peacefully? The answer is YES! All...
  • Pelosi: Let transgender troops serve openly

    10/18/2014 8:24:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2014 | By David McCabe
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) supports the elimination of rules that ban transgender people from openly serving in the military, her office told the Washington Blade. “Leader Pelosi believes there is no place for discrimination in the U.S. Armed Forces, including on the basis of gender identity,” spokesperson Drew Hammill told the Blade. In May, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said that the ban should be “continually reviewed.”
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    10/18/2014 7:59:40 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 18 replies
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  • Obama Sponsored Suicide: US Troops Get Just 4 Hours of Ebola Training

    10/17/2014 9:48:00 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 10/17/14 | Jim Hoft
    Muslim radicals have suicide bombers – We have Obama Government Sponsored Suicide– The US troops heading over to the Ebola stricken countries in West Africa are reportedly receiving just four hours of Ebola training. The Daily Beast reported: As the U.S. military rushes to combat Ebola in West Africa, soldiers are receiving on-the-fly instructions on how to protect themselves against the deadly virus. American military operations to fight Ebola in Africa are unfolding quickly—forcing the military to come up with some procedures and protocols on the fly. Soldiers preparing for deployment to West Africa are given just four hours of...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For The Troops - 18 Oct 2014

    10/17/2014 5:56:54 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 404 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!!!!! | The Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (10/17/2014) [Prayer]

    10/16/2014 9:42:56 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 25 replies
    17 October 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. A Sermon Preached at Enfield, July 8th, 1741. God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. Psalm 7:11 (KJV) ----
  • Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

    10/16/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/16/2014 | COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON And JULIAN E. BARNES
    WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden ’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended. Mr. Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012. Because of his age—43...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(10/16/14)[Prayer]

    10/16/2014 5:48:46 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/16/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Psalms 73:26My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
  • Snowmobile/Motorcyle Maker Polaris + NASCAR Tech = Cutting Edge Special Ops Vehicle 'DRAGOR'

    10/16/2014 3:14:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently getting out of the jet-ski business opened up far greener pastures in the high-tech, 21st-century military vehicle market for Minnesota-based snowmobile/ATV/electric vehicle manufacturer Polaris(who also produce Victory and Indian big bikes through their motorcycle subsidiary). First they concocted a clever 2-man mini-jeep -the Polaris MV850- with computer-designed tires that require no air, able to operate even after sustaining damage from gunfire or shrapnel. They've also spun-out a line of small, lightweight military support/patrol vehicles loosely-based on their existing consumer products, including the MRZR in both 2-man and 4-man configurations. But NOW they're getting serious: aiming for a Pentagon light-vehicle...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 16 October 2014

    10/15/2014 6:00:08 PM PDT · 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!! ~ THUMBS UP Air Force 1st Lt. Betsy Mayes marshals patients onto a WC-130J Hurricane Hunter aircraft during an aeromedical evacuation training mission on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX, Sept. 19, 2013. Mayes, a flight nurse, is assigned to the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder 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. WET WORK U.S. Navy Seabees carry a mock casualty on an...
  • Speculation Abounds That Ebola Will Be Used As Excuse To Implement Martial Law

    10/15/2014 9:41:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 94 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Christopher Agee
    Speculation Abounds That Ebola Will Be Used As Excuse To Implement Martial Law Christopher Agee — October 14, 2014 "...what could be more economically devastating than..." Renowned black conservative writer Mychal Massie shared a unique – if disturbing – view regarding the ultimate result of the current Ebola scare. While the disease is currently contained within the U.S., he noted that it is not the only potential outbreak facing the nation and that the current administration is doing little to reduce the threat. “We are being placed in eminent peril by disease-carrying illegal aliens flooding our shores,” he wrote in...
  • [Criminal] Obama Could Be Calling His Lawyers After The Revelation Allen West Just Made

    10/14/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Tom Hinchey
    Judge Jeanine Pirro remarked that the Obama Administration is violating federal law by reducing the military by 90,000 while simultaneously recruiting illegal immigrants into the armed services and arming them through unilateral executive order. Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West joined the judge to discuss this unlawful action. Col. West agreed with Judge Jeanine’s comment that it is a felony to arm an illegal immigrant under Title 18 USC 922 (d)(5a) “When has law ever meant anything to Barack Hussein Obama? But the more important thing that we have to come to understand is if you go to the Constitution,...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Scary Movie Are You Quiz - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    10/14/2014 6:00:18 PM PDT · by LUV W · 130 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support 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..... What Scary Movie Are You Quiz 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.
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Nation

    10/14/2014 1:13:11 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 13 replies
    October 14, 2014 | Jeanbl
    Proverbs 21:31 No matter how well you arm for battle, victory is determined by the LORD. . . Be strong and confident, all you who wait on the LORD!. Psalm 31:24
  • Top General Worries U.S. Army Getting Too Small

    10/13/2014 10:17:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire blog ^ | October 13, 2014 | Julian E. Barnes
    The Army’s top general said Monday that an increase in threats around the world requires that the U.S. rethink plans to cut the size of the American military’s ground force. The Army agreed – reluctantly — to cut the size of its force to 490,000 under the budget reductions originally approved in 2011. But as a result of subsequent White House-Congress spending battles and military budget reviews, Pentagon leaders said the Army has had to make plans to shrink even further, to 450,000 or even 420,000. But Gen. Ray Odierno, the chief of staff of the Army, said Monday that...
  • In Attempt To Disprove Story Showing He Fabricated Military Record, Gary Peters Gives

    10/13/2014 7:31:13 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 13 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Michigan Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) accidentally proved to the Daily Beast he lied on his campaign website and on the campaign trail about his military record as part of an effort to disprove a Breitbart News investigation—and the Daily Beast’s Tim Mak fell hook, line and sinker for the Peters’ campaign’s spin despite being provided with evidence by Peters that Peters lied. “To rebut the Breitbart story, the Peters campaign provided The Daily Beast with a document signed by a commanding officer showing that the candidate qualified as a Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist on August 5,...
  • U.S. Navy Celebrates 239th Birthday

    10/13/2014 7:50:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    maritime-executive.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | MarEx
    The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on 13 October 1775, by authorizing the procurement and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in America. The legislation also established a Naval Committee to supervise the work. All together, the Continental Navy numbered some fifty ships over the course of the American War for Independence, with approximately twenty warships active at its maximum strength.
  • Michigan Dem Senate Nominee Gary Peters Exaggerated, Misrepresented Military Record

    10/12/2014 6:31:29 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 12 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) has exaggerated and misrepresented his military service record on the campaign trail for U.S. Senate in Michigan, military community leaders including one of his former commanding officers told Breitbart News for an exclusive investigative report. Peters’ military service record jacket, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from the Department of the Navy and provided exclusively to Breitbart News, shows a man who had a broken service record that was substandard, one of his indirect commanding officers, retired Navy Commander Jim Semerad, said in an interview with Breitbart News. “Gary was pretty much a warm...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 239th Birthday United States Navy ~ 13 October 2014

    10/12/2014 5:02:55 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 130 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Happy 239th Birthday, United States Navy!! ~ 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. Establishment of the Navy, 13 October 1775 This resolution of the Continental Congress marked the establishment of what is now the United States Navy."Resolved, That a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months, and that the commander be instructed to cruize eastward, for intercepting...
  • Expert: ‘Very real’ chance U.S. soldiers deployed to African hot zone will get Ebola

    10/12/2014 1:21:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz Shaw reported on Sunday that a Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital care provider who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the American Ebola victim whom the Centers for Disease Control have taken to calling the “index patient,” has tested positive for the deadly hemorrhagic fever. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told the Associated Press that the spread of the infection was the result of a failure to observe proper procedures for handling an Ebola patient. He added that there “certainly had to have been an inadvertent, innocent breach of protocol of taking care of...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/12/2014 8:58:19 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    October 12, 2014 | Faith
    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swell thereof. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Psalm 46: 1-3;11
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Have We Lost Our Mind & Sense Of Respect For Our Military?

    10/11/2014 6:39:04 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Have We Lost All Sense Of Respect Of Those Who Risk Their Life For Us? Kurdish Fighters Say They're Outgunned As ISIS Gains Ground In Kobani
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ NOAH'S ARK ~ 12 October 2014

    10/11/2014 4:59:31 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM NOAH'S ARK 1. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. 2. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big. 3. Don't listen to critics -- do what has to be done. 4. Build on high ground. 5. For safety's sake, travel in pairs. 6. Two heads are better than one. 7. Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails. 8. If you can't fight or flee -- float! 9....
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    10/11/2014 12:04:25 PM PDT · by Irish Rose · 8 replies
    October 11, 2014 | Irish Rose
    God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, “Fall on the earth,” and to the rain shower, “Be a mighty downpour.” So that all men he has made may know his work, he stops every man from his labor. The animals take cover; they remain in their dens. The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds. The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen. He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them. At his direction they...
  • How Hard Should It Be for a Soldier to Get a Smoke?

    10/11/2014 10:42:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 158 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Charles C W Cooke
    The Defense Department wants to ban tobacco sales on bases and ships.
  • U.S. Airways attendant refuses to let veteran hang up his medal-filled jacket to stop it creasing -

    10/10/2014 10:58:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 169 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10-10-14 | Sophie Jane Evans
    US Airways has sparked outrage after a flight attendant allegedly refused to hang up an Army Ranger and combat veteran's jacket to stop it from creasing. First Sargent Albert Marle was wearing a jacket lined with medals when he boarded Flight 1930 from Portland, Oregon, to Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. But when he asked an attendant to hang up his 'Dress Blues' uniform, she reportedly refused, saying the coat closet was for first-class passengers only and he was seated in coach. 'Her response wasn't that there's not space in the coat closet or "I've hung too many jackets up",' said...
  • Outrage-U.S. Airways attendant refuses to hang up veteran's medal-filled jacket to stop creasing

    10/10/2014 7:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2014 | Sophie Jane Evans
    * First Sargent Albert Marle boarded plane wearing a jacket lined with medals * Asked US Airways attendant if she could hang up his 'Dress Blues' uniform * But she reportedly refused, saying coat closet was for first-class fliers only * Outraged passengers offered Sgt Marle their seats, but he politely declined * After fliers spoke of the incident online, social media users hit out at airline * US Airways has since apologized and launched investigation into incidentUS Airways has sparked outrage after a flight attendant allegedly refused to hang up an Army Ranger and combat veteran's jacket to stop...
  • $500M worth of US-bought planes destroyed by Afghans,sold as scrap

    10/10/2014 6:47:16 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/10/2014 | FOX NEWS
    Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of nearly $500 million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a government inquiry to determine why millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted on the ill-fated program. The Department of Defense purchased for the AAF a total of 20 Italian-made G222 military transport planes at a cost of $486 million. However, the fleet was grounded in March 2013 “after sustained, serious performance, maintenance, and spare parts problems” were discovered,...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For The Troops - 11 Oct 2014

    10/10/2014 5:34:02 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 217 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!! | The Canteen DeeJay's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (10/10/2014) [Prayer]

    10/09/2014 9:18:24 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 25 replies
    10 October 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7 (NIV) ----
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 10 October 2014

    10/09/2014 5:58:25 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 133 replies
    October 9, 2014 | 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. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • US Military Planes Arrive at Epicenter of Ebola

    10/09/2014 1:38:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 9, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH AND CIARAN GILES
    MONROVIA, Liberia - Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone Thursday with more Marines, as West Africa's leaders pleaded for the world's help in dealing with "a tragedy unforeseen in modern times." The fleet that landed outside the Liberian capital of Monrovia consisted of four MV-22 Ospreys and two KC-130s. The 100 additional Marines bring to just over 300 the total number of American troops in the country, said Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, the commander leading the U.S. response. Williams joined U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac at the airport to greet the aircraft, which arrived...
  • General: Expect ‘Mass Migration’ to U.S. if Ebola Comes to Central America

    10/09/2014 1:13:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 9, 2014 | Mark Thompson
    It’ll be “Katie bar the door,” Marine General John Kelly says.The Pentagon’s top commander in South America has warned that if Ebola surfaces in Central America or the Caribbean, there will be a stampede of people heading north across the Rio Grande to the U.S. to escape the disease. “If it breaks out, it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States,” Marine General John Kelly, chief of the U.S. Southern Command, said Tuesday. “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will try to get to...
  • US to supply Javelin missiles to Estonia

    10/09/2014 9:22:21 AM PDT · by Krosan · 10 replies
    army-technology.com ^ | 9 October 2014
    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Javelin missiles and associated equipment to Estonia. Under the estimated $55m sale, Estonia has requested 350 Javelin guided missiles, along with 120 command launch units with integrated day / thermal sight, 102 battery coolant units, 16 enhanced performance basic skills trainers and 102 missile simulation rounds. The package also includes spare and repair parts, rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, battery chargers and dischargers, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, and technical and logistics support services, as well as other related logistics support....
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(10/9/14)[Prayer]

    10/09/2014 5:34:14 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/9/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 09 October 2014

    10/08/2014 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 77 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MORTAR FIRE U.S. Army Spcs. Adam L. Cayton, and Sheign K. Hopson fire a 81mm mortar system during a live-fire training exercise on Afghan Combat Outpost Kaligu in Paktya province, Afghanistan, Sept. 12, 2013. Cayton and Hopson, indirect fire infantrymen, are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller 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...
  • Is Obola Trying To Kill Our Military?

    10/08/2014 11:25:50 AM PDT · by Califreak · 34 replies
    calfreak ^ | 10/8/2014 | califreak
    Since the eighties, our military has been shrinking. This is deliberate. It's not about saving money or new technology making so many military bases unnecessary(I believe these were a couple of the excuses they used when they closed all those bases) Now they're sending our best to the ebola hellhole in Africa. How many of these elite forces have the special training needed to carry out their mission safely? I believe obola has something really bad planned for his last days in office. Something so evil that our military might finally rise up and deal with it. People say obola...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    10/08/2014 7:36:59 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 10 replies
    10/8/14 | Hiskid
  • US military personnel on Ebola mission to handle blood samples

    10/07/2014 8:02:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | October 7, 2014 | Justin Fishel
    The U.S. military mission to combat Ebola in West Africa is facing questions about the serious health risks American troops will encounter in heading to the epicenter of the deadly outbreak. According to officials, a small group of trained military medical technicians on the ground will not be required to make direct contact with patients infected with the Ebola virus. However, they will have to handle infected blood samples, which Pentagon officials acknowledged Tuesday could be just as dangerous, if not more. Already, three mobile-testing labs, staffed by three or four technicians each, have been deployed in Liberia as part...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Travel Personality Quiz - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    10/07/2014 6:00:10 PM PDT · by LUV W · 110 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too !! | Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support 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..... The What's Your Travel Personality Quiz 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.
  • U.S. Troops Fighting Ebola in Africa Will Be Safe: Pentagon

    10/07/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 7, 2014 | by Erik Ortiz
    Only a small number of highly trained U.S. troops among the thousands bound for West Africa will have direct contact with potential Ebola patients, military leaders said Tuesday. Those soldiers will be posted at testing labs to help identify people showing Ebola-like symptoms. They “meet the highest level of standards” and are already trained to deal with major crises, including nuclear disasters, said U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Rodriguez also pledged during a Pentagon news conference that the 4,000 service members deployed to the ravaged region will be kept safe — and won’t...
  • Why did Wisconsin's Jordan Matson go to Syria to fight terrorists?

    10/07/2014 8:49:01 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 14 replies
    Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel ^ | 10/07/2014 | Gina Barton
    Jordan Matson, 28, of Racine, was tired of seeing Christians killed and wanted to help conquer the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, he told USA Today from a hospital room in Syria, where he is recovering from a shrapnel wound to the foot. He found the Kurdish People's Protection Unit on Facebook via a Google search and posed as a doctor to get into Syria and help them, said Matson, who now uses the name Sadar. Matson doesn't speak Kurdish and communicates with his fellow anti-terrorist fighters mostly through sign language, he told the news organization. To pay...
  • Is Germany’s military a paper tiger?

    10/07/2014 7:14:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Last year, Germany obtained its first female Defense Minister in the person of Ursula von der Leyen. Given that the reign of Angela Merkel is getting rather long in the tooth, Time Magazine was quick to ask if the world was looking at the next Prime Minister. But with tensions building up in multiple hotspots around the globe, Germany’s military is coming under scrutiny, in part over questions regarding their ability to get their financial house in order. Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s defence minister, on Monday pledged to get a grip on Germany’s military equipment budget after publishing...