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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 29 May 2020

    05/28/2020 5:59:14 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 62 replies
    May 28, 2020 | Forest Fairy Queen and Wicked Sprites
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and start a conversation....
  • What Tasks Does Xi Jin Ping Have for China's Military?

    05/28/2020 8:51:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/28/2020 | Austin Bay
    On May 26, Chinese President Xi Jinping told senior officers the Peoples Liberation Army and Peoples Armed Police Force increase "preparedness for armed combat" as well as other military tasks. It is a chilling thought, but Xi may have several "tasks" in mind, for both the PLA and the PAP. Throttling Hong Kong immediately comes to mind. Beijing's communist government is on the verge of breaking the 1984 Sino-British treaty that guaranteed Hong Kong's autonomy through 2047. Another round of armed imperial bullying in the South China Sea may be in the offing. In that tense sea, China's artificial islands...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 28 May 2020

    05/27/2020 6:12:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 34 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FAST-ROPE DEMO An Air Force pararescueman fast-ropes from an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during a personnel recovery demonstration at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, NY, Sept. 10, 2016. The airman is assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron and the helicopter crew is assigned to the 101st Rescue Squadron. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy 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....
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Who Drove These Classic TV Cars Quiz - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    05/26/2020 5:59:43 PM PDT · by LUV W · 82 replies
    The best troops and vets in the world...and their families too! | LUV W and the Canteen Pit Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ 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. Today We Want You To Take The..... Who Drove These Classic TV Cars QuizHT...PRO! Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button & copy & 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!
  • Remembering Those Who Died Serving Our Country

    05/25/2020 3:13:06 PM PDT · by Sasparilla · 15 replies
    Self | Sasparilla
    Private John Klopfenstein, our family member KIA in France in WWI. Born April 15, 1896 in Indiana. He was employed at the Brass Foundry in Sturgis, Michigan where he entered the US Army on 9/19/1917. He was sent to Camp Custer, Michigan & was assigned to Company D, 328th Machine Gun Battalion & transferred to Camp Merritt New Jersey. He was subsequently sent overseas to Company C, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. John was killed in action while serving his country on the battlefield 09/18/1918. He was laid to rest at the The St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial, located at the...
  • Military Planes To Soar Over Bay Area For Memorial Day

    05/25/2020 2:29:50 PM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    Patch | Campbell, CA ^ | May 25, 2020 9:56 am PT | Updated May 25, 2020 11:13 am PT | By Nick Garber, Patch Staff
    BAY AREA, CA — Honoring health care providers and other essential workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Air Force will conduct two Memorial Day flyovers Monday afternoon that should be visible across much of the Bay Area. The North, South and East Bay flyover will begin at Moffett Air National Guard Base in Mountain View around 12:30 p.m., when a HC-130J Combat King II aircraft as well as two rescue helicopters will take off and pass over medical facilities in the North and South Bay. Meanwhile, at 11:30 a.m., a single HC-130J Combat King II aircraft,...
  • Pentagon bashes New York Times over 'white supremacy' editorial

    05/25/2020 1:09:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    Top Pentagon officials late Sunday blasted The New York Times for a Memorial Day weekend editorial that criticized the military for naming bases after Confederate generals. The piece, titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy,” ran in Sunday’s print edition of the newspaper. It argued that “it is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.” The editorial singled out Georgia’s Fort Benning, North Carolina’s Fort Bragg and other installations
  • The US Air Force is removing height restrictions for pilots, which will allow more women to serve

    05/25/2020 10:56:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | May 25, 2020 | Harmeet Kaur
    (CNN) — The US Air Force has removed its minimum height requirements for prospective pilots, doing away with a barrier that had disadvantaged women. Previously, aspiring Air Force pilots were required to have a standing height of 5'4" to 6'5" and a sitting height of 34 to 40 inches. Applicants shorter than 5'4" or taller than 6'5" had to submit a waiver. Though most height waivers were approved, the restrictions eliminated about 44% of the US female population ages 20 to 29, according to the Air Force.
  • African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

    05/25/2020 10:19:16 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 25, 2020 | Helene Cooper
    WASHINGTON — A photograph of President Trump and his top four-star generals and admirals, tweeted in October by Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, was meant as a thank-you to the commander in chief. But it angered a lot of others, and not just those who erupted on Twitter. “You would have thought it was 1950,” said Lt. Col. Walter J. Smiley Jr., who is African-American and fought in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring last year after 25 years in the Army. Dana Pittard, a retired major general, also African-American, was equally frustrated. “It’s America’s military,” he said. “Why doesn’t this...
  • How To Make Sense Of Military Service In A Culture That No Longer Understands It

    05/25/2020 8:34:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/25/2020 | Casey Chalk
    A couple years ago, I took a red-eye flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to London. Standing in line to board, I suddenly spied one of our nation’s most notorious military leaders, David Petraeus. “King David,” as he was known during his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, curiously walked up to an empty kiosk not far from the gate where we were boarding for London.Within less than a minute, an attendant appeared and started checking him in, ostensibly for our flight. Special service for the former commander, I thought. “Look,” I exclaimed to those nearest to me in line....
  • The New York Times Is on a Snipe Hunt to Associate U.S. Military with White Supremacy

    05/25/2020 8:32:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/25/2020 | Ellie Bufkin
    The New York Times editorial board published a column this weekend that asked readers to consider, "Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?" At the crux of their argument, the board, self-described as "a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values," says that military bases in the southern states bearing the names of Confederate leaders should be renamed. "It is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors," the article promises readers as its thesis. To support the argument, the writers compare the history of the Confederacy...
  • Democrats Have An Unusual Way Of Honoring Military Veterans

    05/25/2020 8:09:33 AM PDT · by Richard William I · 7 replies ^ | 05/25/2020 | Richard Williamz
             Democrats Have An Unusual Way Of Honoring Military Veterans
  • This Memorial Day, Reach Out To Isolated Veterans

    05/25/2020 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 25, 2020 | Beth Bailey
    As our country struggles forward against economic recession and pandemic, we will look to the heroes of our past and present to show us the way forward. During Memorial Day, calls to suicide hotlines reportedly “surge” from veterans who find themselves overcome with war-time memories, or riddled with survivors’ guilt as they think of their fallen brothers and sisters in arms. This year, there is increased likelihood that some veterans will experience acute struggles on Memorial Day due to isolation, and constraints on cemetery visitations and social gatherings resulting from the coronavirus response.On Memorial Day, Americans are called to reflect...
  • Memorial Day: Thousands of Musicians to Participate in ‘Taps Across America’

    05/25/2020 5:44:58 AM PDT · by daydreamer · 4 replies ^ | May 31, 2020 | Dr. Susan Berry
    “Thousands of trumpet and bugle players, and other musicians across the nation, are invited to play “Taps” at 3:00 p.m. from wherever they are on Memorial Day to honor America’s fallen heroes. CBS News’s Steve Hartman and retired Air Force bugler Jari Villanueva are joining forces to call upon American musicians to participate in “Taps Across America” as a way to keep the spirit of Memorial Day alive, even as traditional parades and other holiday events are cancelled due to the crisis caused by the Chinese coronavirus. Hartman and Villanueva invite musicians from every corner of America, including music teachers...
  • NY Times on Memorial Day Weekend: US Military celebrates white supremacism

    05/24/2020 7:27:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | May 24, 2020 | Talia Kaplan
    As Americans reeling from coronavirus stay-at-home orders struggle to celebrate the nation's heroes on Memorial Day, The New York Times published an editorial over the weekend that claims the U.S. military celebrates white supremacy.On Sunday, The New York Times Editorial Board published the piece titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?” The editorial made the argument that it’s time to rename military bases after “American heroes, not racist traitors.” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman tweeted Sunday night in response: “On a solemn day for remembering those that have given their lives for our country fighting against tyranny and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lt Col Jay Zeamer, Jr ~ 25 May 2020

    05/24/2020 5:00:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Lt. Col. Jay Zeamer, Jr. Info from here, here and here.             Jay Zeamer Jr. (July 25, 1918 - March 22, 2007) was a pilot of the United States Army Air Forces in the South Pacific during World War II, and received the Medal of Honor for valor during an air mission on June 16, 1943. Zeamer is one of only seven...
  • Films to watch this Memorial Day weekend

    05/23/2020 6:44:39 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 72 replies
    Memorial Day activities, gatherings and parades may not be possible in your area due to the Coronavirus shutdown. We can still display the U.S. flag and honor the fallen at cemeteries. Two of my favorites films are The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) starring Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright and Harold Russell and The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1953) with William Holden and Grace Kelly. The he Bridges at Toko-Ri ends with the memorable line, “Where do we get such men?” What patriotic films do you enjoy watching?
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GROWING DEEP AND STRONG ~ 24 May 2020

    05/23/2020 4:59:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 41 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          GROWING DEEP AND STRONG One day my mother and I were working together in the garden where we were transplanting plants for the third time. Grown from seed in a small container, the plants had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden. Now, because I was moving, we were transplanting them once again. Inexperienced as a gardener, I turned to my green-thumbed mother. "Isn’t this bad for them?" I asked, as we dug them up and shook the dirt from the roots. "Won’t it hurt these plants, being uprooted and transplanted so...
  • Iranian Tankers To Reach Venezuela In Next 24 Hours Amid “Threat Of Imminent Military Force By US” (Sat Eve/Sun Morn)

    05/23/2020 3:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 95 replies
    USSA News ^ | 3-23-2020
    By as early as the evening on Saturday or Sunday morning it's expected that the first among the five Iranian tankers transporting fuel to gasoline-starved Venezuela will enter the Latin American country's coastal waters. Maduro officials have issued an emergency notice to the United Nations of an illegal "threat of imminent use of military force by the United States." And with Washington threatening to block what it deems "sanctions-busting" by two "rogue states" - both under severe sanctions - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued his own last minute warning. Today we alerted the UN Security Council and Secretary General...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ 2020 Memorial Day Patriotic Music Festival ~ 23 May 2020

    05/22/2020 6:06:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 184 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs & FRiend
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Happy Memorial Day Patriotic Music Festival ~ ***** ~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~   ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops     This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs...