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  • Is the 'World’s Deadliest Tank' Bankrupting Russia?

    05/25/2015 5:46:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 05/25/2015 | By Franz-Stefan Gady
    Russia is expected to spend more money on its military in 2015 than in any previous year in its entire post-Soviet history. According to an analysis conducted by Forbes Magazine, Russia will spend an estimated 5.34 percent of its economic output on defense in 2015. This estimate is based on the assumption that the Russian economy will contract by 3 percent and a 15 percent hike in the real value of the military budget. However, another estimate quoted in the Wall Street Journal based on Russian government data notes that country’s GDP may even decrease by 4.6 percent largely due...
  • The Folded Flags of Freedom

    05/25/2015 8:40:15 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 05/25/15 | Me
    Courage, bravery, honor, valor…these are but a few of the timeless tributes used to memorialize the silhouette of the American soldier. Yet these fabled words pale in comparison to the greatest embodiment of our Armed Forces: love. Love is the saluted soul of their service, the intrinsic calling of a sacred duty, and the billowing breath of an enduring creed. Love of country, family, and most of all, love of liberty – God’s most precious and nonnegotiable gift – moves ordinary men and women to confront the most unconscionable forms of evil, to stand guard in the growing shadow of...
  • Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 36 replies
    Self | May 25th, 2015 | Myself
    "I don’t trust anyone who was in the military." - sickoflibs, posted last night.
  • Special Report U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

    05/24/2015 10:39:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 149 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 23, 2015 | David Zucchino and David S. Cloud
    Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.. But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead. Last June, 11 years later, Staff Sgt. Jovano Graves returned home from Afghanistan, joining his mother, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sonia Graves-Rivers, for duty here at Ft. Bragg. "My family, going way, way back, has always felt so proud to be Americans," said Graves-Rivers, who comes from a family in which military service spans six generations,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Memorial Day 2015 ~ 25 May 2015

    05/24/2015 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
        The FReeper Canteen Observes ------------------------Memorial Day 2015 ------------------------     HistoryMemorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet (see below) carried the dedication "To...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    05/24/2015 10:44:48 AM PDT · by Faith · 16 replies
    May 24, 2015 | Faith
    Greater love hath no man that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015 ~ 24 May 2015

    05/23/2015 5:01:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 113 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015 ~ TAPS 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. In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/23/2015 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 12 replies
    May 23, 2015 | Irish Rose
    From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you will I fulfill my vows. The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him – may your hearts live forever! All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations. All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel...
  • Atheist group: Court martial USAF general for sharing faith

    05/23/2015 8:31:37 AM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | May 22, 2015 | Chad Groening
    An anti-Christian zealot is calling for the court martial of an Air Force general for publicly giving his Christian testimony while in uniform. In a speech at the National Day of Prayer Task Force event earlier this month, Major General Craig Olson credited God for his accomplishments in the military, and referred to himself as a "redeemed believer in Christ." But the Air Force Times reports that Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has taken issue with Olsen's remarks. Weinstein has called for him to be severely punished. “[Major General Craig Olson must be court martialed] aggressively...
  • Scott Walker On The Dana Show 5-22-15

    05/22/2015 12:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    FM News Talk ^ | May 22, 2015 | Dana
    29:00 [click on picture then click on red dot to listen]
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ 23 May 2015

    05/22/2015 5:58:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 226 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...
  • The Problem with Jade Helm

    05/22/2015 5:48:33 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 44 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 22, 2015 | by Arnold Ahlert
    Jade Helm 15, a large-scale military operation conducted by U.S. Army Special Operations Command and service members from the military’s four branches, scheduled to take place in several states between July 15 and September 15, 2015, has elicited a firestorm of criticism. Many have gone so far as to claim the exercises are a prelude to the imposition of martial law, especially in Texas, one of the states designated as “hostile” territory. However, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) puts the issue in the proper perspective, noting why it’s reasonable that Americans would be concerned about the operation.
  • Adult dating site hack exposes millions of users (Adult Friend Finder)

    05/22/2015 4:07:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Belfast's News Channel 4 ^ | May 21, 2015 | Geoff White
    Hackers have struck one of the world's largest internet dating websites, leaking the highly sensitive sexual information of almost four million users onto the web. The stolen data reveals the sexual preferences of users, whether they're gay or straight, and even indicates which ones might be seeking extramarital affairs. In addition, the hackers have revealed email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes and unique internet addresses of users' computers. Channel 4 News has been investigating the cyber underworld, discovering which websites have been hacked and exposing the trade in personal information of millions of people through so-called "dark web"...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (5/22/2015) [Prayer]

    05/21/2015 9:57:04 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 30 replies
    22 May 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Decoration (Memorial) Day – first observed, May 30, 1868 Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people. Jeremiah 9:1 (NIV) ----
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 May 2015

    05/21/2015 5:57:37 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 123 replies
    May 21, 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, conversation and music. I'm thinking something cold and tangy. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Remember those who gave all this weekend.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You...
  • Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change threatens U.S

    05/21/2015 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    NEW LONDON, Conn. (Reuters) - Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. In a commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy, Obama underscored the risks to national security posed by climate change, one of his top priorities for action in his remaining 19 months in office. "The threat of a changing climate cuts to the very core of your service," Obama told the 224 graduating cadets, who studied the impacts of global warming...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(5/21/15)[Prayer]

    05/21/2015 5:34:52 AM PDT · by left that other site · 24 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/21/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalm 130:5-6(NIV) 5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,   and in his word I put my hope. 
6 I wait for the Lord   more than watchmen wait for the morning, 
    more than watchmen wait for the morning.
  • St. Paul SWAT Commander Explains Use of High-Powered Weapons

    05/20/2015 6:12:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 35 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Jay Kohls
    The St. Paul Police Department SWAT Team Commander, Tim Flynn, says the military weapons they use only come out when they face high-risk, dangerous situations. "These weapons are critical to protecting the safety of the public and police officers," Flynn said. The SPPD has 99 AR-15 rifles on loan from the federal government, and they did receive a federal grant to obtain an armored vehicle used in potentially violent cases such as last year's arrest of cop killer, Brian Fitch. In October we reported on how four police departments returned military issued equipment obtained at no cost through a government...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ National Maritime Day (May 22) ~ 21 May 2015

    05/20/2015 5:58:56 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 47 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ National Maritime Day (May 22nd) ~ STEAMSHIP SAVANNAH - 1819 On May 22, 1819, the SS Savannah left its home port of Savannah, Georgia on its way to Liverpool, England. The ship "put to sea with steam and sails" and reached Liverpool in 29 days and four hours, becoming the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. While the steam engine performed faultlessly, it was not the only means of propulsion; historians have estimated that the Savannah was under sail 80% of the time. Nonetheless, it was an impressive achievement, one that signaled...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/20/2015 8:04:04 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 15 replies
    5/20/15 | Hiskid
  • Cruz wants to let soldiers carry sidearms to protect against terror threats

    05/19/2015 10:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Sen. Ted Cruz is asking lawmakers to consider allowing troops to carry personal firearms on base for protection, reviving a fight that has previously been a nonstarter with Congress after military leaders said they didn't support the change. While many lawmakers are open to having a discussion on changing the rules in the Senate Committee on Armed Services, most said that they would defer issues of base security to military leaders — who have historically been against allowing concealed carry on their posts. Mr. Cruz formally sent a letter last month to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Kind Of Rock Should You Play Quiz - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    05/19/2015 5:59:51 PM PDT · by LUV W · 161 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, May 19, 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 Rock Should You Play 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.
  • Iraqis abandoned US-supplied equipment in Ramadi

    05/19/2015 1:53:29 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 35 replies
    AP, via Stars & Stripes ^ | May 19, 2015 | ROBERT BURNS
    Iraqi troops abandoned dozens of U.S military vehicles, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces when they fled Islamic State fighters in Ramadi on Sunday, the Pentagon said Tuesday. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Steve Warren, estimated that a half dozen tanks were abandoned, a similar number of artillery pieces, a larger number of armored personnel carriers and about 100 wheeled vehicles like Humvees. He said some of the vehicles were in working condition; others were not because they had not been moved for months. This repeats a pattern in which defeated Iraq security forces have, over the past year,...
  • Soldiers Deck of Cards

    05/19/2015 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    Has to be watched..BTW have a tissue ready
  • Europe plans military response to migrant crisis

    05/19/2015 12:12:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/19/2015 | By Griff Witte
    <p>LONDON — The European Union on Monday approved the use of military force to take on migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean, significantly escalating Europe’s response to a crisis that has left at least 1,800 people dead this year.</p> <p>The decision allows European governments to move ahead with plans for a naval operation that has been taking shape for weeks and that officials say is crucial to any attempt to confront the burgeoning tide of smuggler vessels ferrying migrants from North ­Africa to Europe.</p>
  • The Softer Side of Ears

    05/19/2015 8:27:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-19-2015 | MOTUS
    Hell-ooo Camden! I’m listening! (h/t Frazier Crane)Having successfully demilitarized the military in order to hand over the surplus equipment to local police forces in order to help them keep the peace in our cities… Unfortunately this well-intended action resulted in accusations of police aggression against young black men Big Guy’s well integrated administration has now decided  that they need to demilitarize the police as well by introducing “softer” uniforms: A large part of rebuilding that trust between police and the community comes through “demilitarizing” law enforcement agencies. The task force, for example, suggests that police departments: …minimize confrontation by using...
  • Starnes: Radical Group Wants Christian General Court-Martialed for Speaking About God

    05/19/2015 4:47:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The Military Religious Freedom Foundation wants a two-star general court-martialed because he spoke about his relationship with God.Major General Craig Olson was a speaker last week at a National Day of Prayer gathering. He described himself in that speech as a "redeemed believer in Christ."Mikey Weinstein called the general's remarks a "brutal disgrace." Mr. Weinstein is the president of the MRFF. He fired off a nasty letter to the Secretary of Defense calling for the Air Force general to be severely punished. He alleged that airmen were "utterly disgusted and shocked by the brazenly illicit and wholly unconstitutional, fundamentalist Christian...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    05/19/2015 1:45:34 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 12 replies
    May 19, 2015 | Jeanbl
    The sum of your word is Truth. . . Ps. 119:160
  • video obtained of Fort Bliss soldier shows moments before his death while in custody

    05/17/2015 10:24:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    KFOX14 exclusive: video obtained of Fort Bliss soldier shows moments before his death while in custody Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Erika Castillo More Sharing Services 5K EL PASO, Texas - An active-duty Fort Bliss soldier self-reported for a two day DWI sentence at the El Paso County Jail in 2012 but died before he saw the light of day or his family again. In July 2012, KFOX14 anchor Erika Castillo reported on the story of the mysterious circumstances surrounded the death of Sgt. James Brown while he was in jail. KFOX14 fought all the way to the Texas...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Jack H Jacobs ~ May 18, 2015

    05/17/2015 5:04:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 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 ~ Jack H. Jacobs All info from this website.             Jack H. Jacobs (born August 2, 1945) is a retired Colonel in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. He currently serves as a military analyst for MSNBC and...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    05/17/2015 10:20:04 AM PDT · by Faith · 15 replies
    May 17, 2015 | Faith
    And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. John 21:25
  • UKRAINE: A Ukrainian soldier's thoughts: "What is War?"

    05/17/2015 7:16:55 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    Ukraineian Soldier ^ | 13 May 2015 | Sergy Yakovenko
    What is the war: It when the wife of your 'sworn brother' has a Birthday, and all platoon gathers money so that he could buy her a gold chain and a pendent. - it when you have tea in the morning with a friend, and at lunchtime you learned that he died. - it when faithless people cross themselves and thank God after each mine bows up and did not get them. - it is when the church questions is it right or wrong to help a soldier who fights with weapons in hand, while sinful people are selling their...
  • UK jails two Libyan soldiers who raped man on night out

    05/17/2015 5:55:51 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 17 replies
    London (AFP) - Two Libyan soldiers who were in Britain on a training course were sentenced to 12 years in jail on Friday after being found guilty of raping a drunken man after a night out. A jury in Cambridge in eastern England found Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim Abugtila, 23, guilty of rape, and aiding and abetting each other in raping the man in October last year. The court was told that the pair had acted like "hunting dogs" in tracking down their victim, aged in his twenties. "This was a truly horrendous crime and I hope...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE LOSER WHO NEVER GAVE UP ~ 17 May 2015

    05/16/2015 5:02:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          THE LOSER WHO NEVER GAVE UP For "Sparky", school was all but impossible. He failed every subject in the eighth grade. He flunked physics in high school, getting a grade of zero. He also flunked Latin, algebra and English. And his record in sports wasn't any better. Though he did manage to make the school's golf team, he promptly lost the only important match of the season. Oh, there was a consolation match; he lost that too. Throughout his youth, Sparky was awkward socially. It wasn't that the other students disliked him; it's just that no...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/16/2015 11:36:24 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 12 replies
    May 16, 2015 | Irish Rose
    He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind. Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he thunders from his pavilion? See how he scatters his lightning about him, bathing the depths of the sea. This is the way he governs the nations and provides food in abundance. He fills his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark. (Job 36:27-32)
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 16 May 2015

    05/15/2015 5:54:50 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 287 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...
  • Sen. Cruz receives bipartisan support for NDAA amendments

    05/15/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauds the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday after a week of debate and consideration by both parties. Sen. Cruz introduced or cosponsored more than a dozen amendments that were successfully adopted by the committee. “Congress’ first priority is to provide for the national defense and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have everything they need to defend our freedom,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am grateful for the committee’s support for my amendments, including measures that will ensure...
  • The GOP’s schizophrenia on allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the military

    05/15/2015 10:31:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The average citizen watching the Republicans work out an internal conflict over whether non-citizens should be provided with legal status if they serve in the U.S. military must be pretty confused by now. In April, over a dozen House Republicans introduced a bill that would allow the children of illegal immigrants brought into the U.S. by their parents to obtain legal residency by serving in uniform. A similar measure was introduced in the last Congress and was supposed to be included in an annual defense appropriations measure, but House GOP leadership blocked the move. The new bill would extend...
  • One Airman’s View: Open Letter to the SARC

    05/15/2015 10:02:50 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    www.jqpublicblog.com ^ | may 14, 2015 | kayce hagen
    Kayce M. Hagen is a pen name assumed by an active duty enlisted airman. She wrote the following words to capture her thoughts after attending mandatory annual training given by her base’s Sexual Assault Response Coordination (SARC) office. I’m publishing her letter here not just because it captures in visceral form a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly from airmen who are frustrated by increasingly tone-deaf and overwrought approaches to this issue, but also because I believe her input raises (or renews) two important questions. First, what is the current Sexual Assault Prevention program doing for the Air Force? Second, what is it doing to the Air Force? Kayce’s input explores these...
  • These are the world's top 10 militaries

    05/15/2015 8:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2015 | David Nye
    It’s always fun to sit around and war-game which country could beat up which, and it’s even better when you have hard facts to back up your arguments.Below is a summary of the top ten militaries in the world, according to Global Firepower, which tracks military power through publicly-available sources. We’ve scrapped Global Firepower naval comparisons since they track naval strength by number of ships, making a patrol boat equal to a supercarrier. This list of the largest navies by weight is being used instead.Below the spreadsheet we’ve added a breakdown of each military's power:We Are The MightyGermany and Turkey’s...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (5/15/2015) [Prayer]

    05/14/2015 9:32:43 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    15 May 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Armed Forces Day – May 16, 2015 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. Psalm 119:45 (NIV) ----
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 15 May 2015

    05/14/2015 5:59:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 121 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ GREYHOUND LANDING A U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound aircraft prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier the USS George Washington in the Pacific Ocean, June 4, 2014. The George Washington is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The Greyhound is assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Beverly J. Lesonik Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(5/14/15)[Prayer]

    05/14/2015 4:57:14 AM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/14/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Isaiah 43:1-2 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/13/2015 8:31:01 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 8 replies
    5/13/15 | Hiskid
  • The 8 most elite special forces in the world

    05/13/2015 7:45:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2015 | Tomas Hirst
    Elite special forces are some of the best-trained and most formidable units a country can boast. They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions. These really are the best of the best. Although it's extremely difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above the rest in their track record and the fear they instill in their adversaries. These soldiers have been through rigorous training exercises designed to weed out those who can't hit their exacting standards. In a world...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Age Do You Act Quiz - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    05/12/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by LUV W · 104 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 Age Do You Act 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.
  • U.S. Marine Helicopter Supporting Earthquake Relief Missing in Nepal

    05/12/2015 11:14:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | 05/12/2015 | Staff
    A U.S. Marine helicopter supporting earthquake relief in Nepal was declared missing Tuesday with eight people on board, a military spokesman said. The UH-1Y Huey with two Nepalese soldiers and six U.S. Marines on board disappeared over Charikot, Nepal, at about 10 p.m. local time (12:15 p.m. ET), said U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Army Maj. Dave Eastburn. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said the U.S. military is hopeful that the missing helicopter landed and is out of communication. A military official told NBC News there is "no indication that there was a crash" but "it is dark," so they could...
  • Army hero slams ‘greed’ of New York Jets for being paid to salute troops at home games

    05/12/2015 5:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Eli Rosenberg, Seth Walder, Bill Hutchinson
    It all boils down to Gang Greed. That was how a hero soldier honored by the Jets reacted to news that the team and 13 other NFL franchises were paid by the National Guard and the Department of Defense to salute the troops at home games.
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    05/12/2015 1:31:04 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    May 12, 2015 | Jeanbl
    May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! May He send you help from the sanctuary and support you from Zion! Psalm 20:1-2
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Boat Trip: USNS Mercy, San Diego, California ~ 12 MAY 2015

    05/11/2015 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 77 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
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