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  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 18 April 2015

    04/17/2015 5:59:33 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 104 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...
  • Army morale low despite 6-year, $287 million optimism program

    04/17/2015 7:24:39 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 17, 2015 | Gregg Zoroya
    More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a six-year, $287 million campaign to make troops more optimistic and resilient, findings obtained by USA TODAY show. Twelve months of data through early 2015 show that 403,564 soldiers, or 52 percent, scored badly in the area of optimism, agreeing with statements such as "I rarely count on good things happening to me." Forty-eight percent have little satisfaction in or commitment to their jobs. The results stem from resiliency assessments that soldiers are required to...
  • 300 US Troops In Ukraine To Train Ukrainian Forces: US Army

    04/17/2015 2:58:37 AM PDT · by Strategy · 121 replies
    AFP ^ | April 17, 2015
    About 300 US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train the Ukrainian National Guard which is fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east, the US army said in a statement. The troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived on Tuesday and Wednesday in Yavoriv, western Ukraine, to spend six months training three battalions of Ukrainian troops, said the statement dated Thursday.
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/17/2015) [Prayer]

    04/16/2015 9:55:33 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 22 replies
    17 April 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation The LORD looked down from His sanctuary on high, from heaven He viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death. Psalm 102:19-20 (NIV) ----
  • Tell us your favorite "bird" song - Freeper Canteen - 17 April 2015

    04/16/2015 5:55:19 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 282 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Bird" Songs *Video* Where Eagles Dare - Iron Maiden It's snowing outside the rumbling sound of engines roar in the night, The mission is near the confident men are waiting to drop from the sky. The Blizzard goes on but still they must fly No one should go where eagles dare. Bavarian alps that lay all around they seem to stare from below, The enemy lines a long time passed are lying deep in the snow. Into the night they fall through the sky No one should fly where eagles dare. They're closing in the fortress is near...
  • Purple Heart Recipients To Receive Full Health Benefits

    Short Video Clip....Due to Fox News reporting, the ones injured at Ft. Hood will receive full health benefits as well as their purple hearts. Thank God.
  • U.S. Military 'hostile' to Christians under Obama

    04/16/2015 2:53:41 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Soon there may only be atheists in the foxholes. Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a “hostile work environment” that doesn’t let them express their beliefs openly, religious freedom advocates say. Michael Berry, senior counsel at the Liberty Institute, a Texas-based legal organization dedicated to defending religious liberty in America, said recent high-profile cases of military chaplains facing punishment for private counseling sessions that reflected the teachings of their religion could cause devout Americans who are qualified for military service to think twice about joining the military. Read more:...
  • Veterans, Dependents - Disproportionate Share of ‘Mental Defective’ Category on Gun Ban List

    04/16/2015 6:47:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    Veterans, Dependents Account for Disproportionate Share of ‘Mental Defective’ Category on Gun Ban List Apr 15, 2015 WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an explanation for why nearly all of the names on the Justice Department’s gun ban list in the “mental defective” category belong to veterans or their dependents. “It’s disturbing to think that the men and women who dedicated themselves to defending our freedom and values face undue threats to their fundamental Second Amendment rights from the very agency established to serve them. A veteran or dependent shouldn’t lose...
  • U.S. military ‘hostile’ to Christians under Obama; morale, retention devastated

    04/16/2015 5:12:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jacqueline Klimas
    “I know people who get out, officers and chaplains, who’ve said, ‘I can’t serve the way I want to in this environment,’” said Mr. Lee, who also served as an Army chaplain. “People who’ve said, ‘Because of the religious liberty challenges I see, I think I’ll serve somewhere else.’” Not being able to recruit or retain these individuals is very dangerous from a national security standpoint, said Mr. Berry, because they could be the military’s next group of leaders, but will never serve because they don’t think they’re welcome. “We all used to sit around and talk about planning on...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(4/16/15)[Prayer]

    04/16/2015 5:13:47 AM PDT · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/16/15 | 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.
  • Inside The Army’s Spectacular Hidden Treasure Room

    04/16/2015 1:36:23 AM PDT · by shove_it · 32 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | Benny Johnson
    Remember that ending scene out of Indiana Jones where the Ark of the Covenant is boxed up and wheeled through an endless government warehouse? Did you know that that place actually exists? It is called the Center of Military History. It is located 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The building itself is very nondescript… The room consists of dozens of collapsable “hallways” filled with the richest American firearm collection on the planet...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 16 April 2015

    04/15/2015 5:58:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 55 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HIGH-ALTITUDE JUMPS Philippine, Australian and U.S. special operations forces conduct high-altitude, low-opening jumps on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, May 7, 2014. The forces will train together over the next three weeks during Balikatan 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Pete Thibodeau 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. GRENADE LAUNCHER A U.S. paratrooper engages a target with an AT4 anti-tank grenade launcher during exercise Rock Proof in Postonja, Slovenia,...
  • Obama's Liberationist Military

    04/15/2015 2:36:09 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 15, 2015 | George Neumayr
    Obama's Liberationist Military: It drives out Christian chaplains and hires utopian social engineers. The military under Barack Obama has increasingly embraced the philosophy of the sexual revolution. At the same time, it reels from the consequences of that revolution. Headlines in recent months suggest that moral discipline within the ranks continues to deteriorate. Lawmakers decry reports showing a “50% increase in reports of military sexual assaults.” One would think a military with such problems might want to retain its Christian chaplains, not drive them away. Yet that is the effect of its decision to prioritize political correctness. Obama’s surrogates in...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/15/2015 9:35:57 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 8 replies
    4/15/15 | Hiskid
  • US To Develop 6Th Generation Fighters To Outrun Russian, Chinese Jets

    04/15/2015 8:10:18 AM PDT · by Strategy · 37 replies
    Sputnik ^ | April 12, 2015
    The US Air Force and Navy plan to pursue the development and acquisition of sixth-generation F/A-XX fighters; they consider the fleet of existing jets incapable of handling their Russian and Chinese fifth-generation counterparts, something which they feel constitutes a real threat to national security. The Chinese Chengdu J-20 and the Russian Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA are becoming a real threat to the US Air Force and Navy, according to The National Interest, an international affairs magazine. "When you see these next-generation fighters, the PAK-FA out of Russia and the J-20 out of China, and some of their new missile technology, our...
  • A Suicidal Veteran Called the VA’s Crisis Hotline. The Response He Got Will Make You Furious.

    04/15/2015 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    blaze.com ^ | Apr. 14, 2015 | Zach Noble
    He is a veteran. He was thinking about committing suicide. But when he called the suicide hotline for veterans, he says he wasn’t helped — he was put on hold. Ted Koran experienced deep depression on Saturday night, so much so that he considered killing himself, the Florida Air Force veteran told WFTS-TV. “I was missing my wife,” he said of his life partner Karen, who died of cancer six months ago. In his pain, he turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Florida Man Flicks Off Cops in a ‘Tank.’ They Quickly Pull Him Over (Video)

    04/15/2015 5:29:36 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14 2015 | Zach Noble
    It’s a phrase few Americans ever have the occasion to say: “I’m really getting pulled over by a tank right now.” The reasons why the Florida man said it are just as eyebrow-raising as the fact that he was pulled over by a “tank” in the first place. The whole encounter was captured on video. The Gainesville Sun reported Monday on the story of 23-year-old Lucas Jewell, a self-professed Navy veteran and Gainesville City Commission candidate, who was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies in an armored personnel vehicle after a University of Florida football game Saturday. At first, Jewell thought...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The How Chill Are You Quiz - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    04/14/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by LUV W · 91 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..... How Chill Are You 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.
  • War Dogs - Bravest Dogs of War

    04/14/2015 9:18:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/14/2015 | D Breteau
    This is a list of dogs that were mascots from different military units and era. The Biker English Bulldog - This is the English bulldog mascot of a regiment from Quebec based in England. Willie the Bull Terrier - American General George S. Patton holds with his bull terrier. See the rest here.
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    04/14/2015 1:48:00 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 11 replies
    April 14, 2015 | Jeanbl
    He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. ----- and we know that This One is truly The Messiah, the savior of the world. (Matthew 16:15-17; John 4:42)
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA ~ 14 APR 2015

    04/13/2015 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 119 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a United States Marine Corps military installation in San Diego, California. It lies between San Diego Bay and Interstate 5, adjacent to Lindbergh Field and the former Naval Training Center San Diego. MCRD San Diego's main mission is the initial training of enlisted male recruits living west of the Mississippi River. Over 21,000 recruits are trained each year. The Depot also is the home to the Marine Corps' Recruiter School and Western Recruiting Region's Drill Instructors School....
  • Vanity - Retired Today

    04/12/2015 6:16:39 PM PDT · by AbnSarge · 50 replies
    Today I put on the uniform for the last time. I was honored that Conor MacNessa and his bride were there to share the day. To recap a 33 year career, I penned the following, all because I raised my right hand so many years ago, titled "No Regrets": I have jumped from high in the sky, and dived deep into the sea I have seen the sun rise from the peak of Mount Sinai, And watched it set into the Mediterranean from the beach at Tel Aviv I have seen the sun glimmering off the snow-covered volcanic mountains of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Darrell "Shifty" Powers ~ April 13, 2015

    04/12/2015 5:04:08 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 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 ~Darrell "Shifty" PowersStory from this website.             Darrell "Shifty" Powers (March 13, 1923–June 17, 2009) was a former U.S. Army NCO during World War II who served with the famed E Co/2/506 of the 101st Airborne Division (the Band of Brothers). Shifty was an original member of Easy Company, training at...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    04/12/2015 10:23:01 AM PDT · by Faith · 13 replies
    April 12, 2015 | Faith
    Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you. I Peter 5:7
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CHARACTER ~ 12 April 2015

    04/11/2015 5:03:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 40 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          CHARACTER A wise person once said, "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing to him or for him." (author unknown) Columnist Ann Landers put it this way, "The best index of a person’s character is how he treats people who can do him absolutely no good." In the Christian Scriptures, the Apostle Paul talks about entertaining "angels unawares." (Hebrews 13:1) What these writers are talking about here is more than an act. It’s an attitude - about life, about people, and most importantly, about the...
  • Woman Finds Note on Car and Fears the Worst — Then She Sees What It Says

    04/11/2015 3:18:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 9, 2015 | oliver darcy
    Jerilynn Robinson feared the worst when she initially saw a note left on her car. However, upon closer inspection, she realized it was actually a note thanking her husband Tom for his service in the armed forces. Georgia teenager James Dorris, 13, had seen the veteran license plate on Robinson’s car and decided to leave a note,WSB-TV reported. “I was surprised,” Tom told WFLA-TV. “This is one of the very first notes I’ve ever gotten left on my vehicle, just thanking me for being a veteran, or for serving. And that did it. It brought joy to me.”
  • America's Story (part 17) - The Last of the Doolittle Raiders

    04/11/2015 1:41:34 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 43 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | 11 April 2015 | smithsk
    wikipedia/Doolittle Raider RL Hite blindfolded by Japanese 1942 Ever hear of the Doolittle Raiders? On Sunday, March 29, 2015, one of the last of the Doolittle Raiders, Robert Hite, passed away at 95.   [reference:  Robert Hite, 95, Survivor of Doolittle Raid and Japanese Imprisonment, Dies - NYTimes.com ] And his obituary included the photo, shown above in this public domain picture.  And it can be found on wikipedia with the following description: U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/11/2015 10:22:52 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    April 11, 2015 | Irish Rose
    He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more. He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present...
  • Transgender in the military: A Pentagon in transition weighs its policy

    04/11/2015 6:55:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | By Juliet Eilperin
    Over the past decade, Sgt. Shane Ortega has served three combat tours: Two in Iraq, one in Afghanistan. Two as a Marine and one in the Army. Two as a woman and one as a man. Ortega is a helicopter crew chief in the Army’s 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. He was born female and would like to serve the rest of his career as a man. That would require a significant change in Pentagon rules, which require that transgender troops be discharged from military service, usually on medical grounds. Last summer, medical tests showed Ortega had elevated testosterone levels...
  • Kansas man accused of plotting to detonate bomb at Fort Riley military base

    04/10/2015 1:15:12 PM PDT · by VR-21 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10 April 2015
    A 20-year-old Kansas man plotted to kill American soldiers with a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base, an attack he planned to carry out on behalf of the ISIS terror group, prosecutors announced Friday. John T. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested as part of a lengthy FBI investigation. Federal authorities said he was arrested near the army base in Manhattan, Kansas, as he completed final preparations to detonate the bomb, which had, in fact, been rendered inert while he was under FBI surveillance. “As alleged in the complaint, John Booker attempted to attack U.S....
  • US arrests suicide bomb suspect in Kansas: Justice Dept (was doing it in the name of ISIS)

    04/10/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/10/2015
    Washington (AFP) - The US Justice Department said Friday it arrested an Islamic State sympathizer who was plotting to carry out a suicide bomb attack on a US military base in Kansas. John T. Booker Jr, 20, is charged with "attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction... attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant," the Justice Department said. Booker was arrested earlier Friday near the Kansas city of Manhattan "as he made his final preparations for his planned assault"...
  • “Enough games!” – Ted Cruz promises to keep fighting for benefits of Fort Hood soldiers

    04/10/2015 9:26:31 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 17 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 4/10/2015 | Rightscoop
    Today the Fort Hood soldiers who were wounded in the 2009 terrorist attack, the one that the Obama administration insisted on classifying as workplace violence, will finally receive the Purple Hearts that they so deserve. However they won’t be receiving the financial benefits from the pentagon that go along with it and that’s something Ted Cruz calls outrageous and indefensible. Cruz says the Secretary of Defense will be hearing from him and he promises to keep fighting to ensure these wounded veterans get the money they are supposed to receive with the Purple Heart.
  • US special ops forces skeptical women can do their job

    04/10/2015 6:23:17 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-6-15 | Lolita C. Baldor
    Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press. Studies that surveyed personnel found "major misconceptions" within special operations about whether women should be brought into the male-only jobs. They also revealed concerns that department leaders would "capitulate to political pressure, allowing erosion of training standards," according to one document. Some of those concerns were not limited to men, researchers...
  • US military worries about losing hi-tech edge

    04/09/2015 11:06:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 4/9/15
    The US military is in danger of losing its technological advantage unless it invests in research and finds ways to build innovative weapons much faster, top officials said Thursday. The Pentagon unveiled an initiative to streamline its bureaucracy and tap into technological breakthroughs in the private sector amid growing anxiety that American forces' longtime hi-tech edge is slipping away. The measures reflected "an overriding concern that our technological superiority is at risk," Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, wrote in a report. "Potential adversaries are challenging the US lead in conventional military capability in ways not seen since the...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/10/2015) [Prayer]

    04/09/2015 9:36:46 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 23 replies
    10 April 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 (NIV) ----
  • Minneapolis police records shed light on 2014 military training

    04/09/2015 8:34:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Twin Cities Daily Planet ^ | April 08, 2015 | Matt Ehling, Public Record Media
    In August of 2014, military helicopters flew low over residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, engaged in a series of night-time training exercises. The exercises involved the Naval Warfare Development Group - a "special forces" component of the U.S. Navy - and were aimed at enhancing urban combat tactics. Just as they had two years earlier, military personnel had come to the Twin Cities to conduct counter-terrorism training operations in an urban environment. And just as before, those operations commenced with little advance notice to the public.
  • Ted Cruz, Onetime High School Drama Geek, Loved Playing the Bad Guy

    04/09/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz is used to having plenty of opponents cheer for his demise, and it turns out that he got some practice for that role back when he was a high school drama geek. The Texas senator and presidential aspirant says that he relished playing the villain in his teenage theater productions, which he enjoyed so much that he toyed with dropping out of school to try his luck in Hollywood. "It's one thing to play the good guy in drama," he told CNBC's John Harwood in an interview. "It's a fun thing also to play the bad...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 10 April 2015

    04/09/2015 5:57:48 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 77 replies
    April 9, 2015 | 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,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(4/9/15)[Prayer]

    04/09/2015 5:47:30 AM PDT · by left that other site · 28 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/9/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalms 29:11 May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!
  • Marine Corps Gender Integration Program Ends Without A Female Grad

    04/08/2015 7:44:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 8, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    An 18 month trial period allowing female Marines to attend the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course will end without a single female graduate, reported the Marine Corps Times. The opportunity for female volunteers is part of a larger effort to determine the feasibility of allowing female officers to take part in ground combat operations. If anyone had successfully completed the course, they would not have earned the occupational designator or entered the infantry, since the program was only an experiment. The IOC began accepting female officers in September 2012, but by July 2014, only 20 female officers had volunteered, and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 09 April 2015

    04/08/2015 5:59:30 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ARABIAN SEA FORMATION Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 8 fly in formation over the USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Sea, April 29, 2014. The George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Winston Likert 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. SCOTS GUARDS The band of the British army's 1st...
  • Obama’s long-held dream of nuclear disarmament

    04/08/2015 5:37:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 8, 2015 | Neo-neocon
    Obama the undergrad Remember this? It’s one of the few papers that Obama wrote while in college or law school that is still available, a 1983 article that appeared in the Columbia campus paper. The article is mostly straight reportage and quotes about the Nuclear Freeze Movement, featuring organizations called “Arms Race Alternatives” (ARA) and “Students Against Militarism” (SAM). But Obama reveals his own attitude in a few comments such as, “Generally, the narrow focus of the Freeze movement as well as academic discussions of first versus second strike capabilities, suit the military-industrial interests, as they continue adding to their...
  • Why is the military moving back into base deep under the Rocky Mountains?

    04/08/2015 2:49:04 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/8/15 | James Nye
    The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is one of the icons of the Cold War - a self-contained and sufficient town buried under the Rockies meant to be impervious to a Soviet nuclear barrage. It was home to the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), scanning the skies for Russian missiles and the military command and control center of the United States in the event of World War Three. The high tech base entered popular culture with appearances in the 1983 Cold War thriller War Games and 1994's Stargate - which imagined the complex as a clandestine home for intergalactic travel. It shut...
  • Six More Female Soldiers Qualify for Army Ranger School

    04/08/2015 1:39:17 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 64 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    Six more female soldiers have qualified to attend Army Ranger School later this month after passing the same physical fitness standards as men, including six pull-ups, 49 push-ups in two minutes, 59 sit-ups in two minutes and a five-mile run in 40 minutes, Army officials said Wednesday. The six additional women, all of them officers, will join at least six other female soldiers who have passed the Ranger Training Assessment Course that qualified them to attend the first gender-integrated Ranger School course that will begin April 20 and last for two months.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/08/2015 12:58:59 PM PDT · by Hiskid · 19 replies
    4/8/15 | Hiskid
  • Iraqi caught at US-Mexico Border was Military Trainer, Spoke Fluent Russian

    04/08/2015 12:40:25 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 31 replies
    Breitbar ^ | 4/7/2015 | Brandon Darby
    …apprehended while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas on February 12, 2015. …history as a military trainer, his speaking several languages, including Russian, and his having lived in Crimea, according to one of the leaked documents.
  • Fort Bragg paratroopers deploying to Iraq for 9 months

    04/08/2015 10:41:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | April 8, 2015
    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve this summer. About 500 paratroopers from the division headquarters will leave in June for a nine-month deployment, Fort Bragg said in a news release. Paratroopers will have a contingent in Iraq. Other paratroopers will be based outside Iraq in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The division will serve as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq and provide command and control of coalition troops who are training, advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces. The 1st Infantry Division of Fort Riley, Kansas, is...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - What Kind Of Communicator Are You Quiz - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    04/07/2015 6:00:20 PM PDT · by LUV W · 84 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 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 Kind Of Communicator Are You 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.
  • Failure to Protect U.S. Against Electromagnetic Pulse Threat Could Make 9/11 Look Trivial Someday

    04/07/2015 9:26:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 31, 2014 | Peter Kelly-Detwiler
    Exploding A Nuclear Bomb In The Sky Creates An Interesting Phenomenon In 1962, during the depths of the Cold War, the U.S. military exploded a nuclear weapon high above an atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Dubbed Operation Starfish, this exercise was part of a larger project to evaluate the impacts of nuclear explosions in space. The missile, launched from Johnson Island, 900 miles from Hawaii, was armed with a 1.4 megaton warhead, programmed to explode at 240 miles above the earth. It detonated as expected. What was not entirely expected was the magnitude of the resulting electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The...
  • The Russian Roots of Terrorism

    04/07/2015 6:16:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Ciff Kincaid
    We have heard repeatedly about Americans and Europeans fighting for ISIL, but little attention is being devoted to the Russian-speaking foreign fighters that make up the group. Their numbers are estimated at 500 or more. Omar al-Shishani is usually described as a prominent Islamic State fighter who is Chechen. In fact, he was born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia and was trained there. Some reports suggest these fighters are opposed to the Russian-backed Assad regime in Syria and Russia itself. But if this is the case, then why is Russia opposed to U.S. bombing of these terrorists? NBC...