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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Gordon Douglas Yntema ~ 24 April 2017

    04/23/2017 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Gordon Douglas YntemaInformation from here.             Gordon Douglas Yntema (June 26, 1945 – January 18, 1968) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.Yntema joined the Army from Detroit, Michigan in 1964, and...
  • Trump's defense spending hike expected to be ignored by Congress next week

    04/23/2017 12:09:03 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    President Trump's push for a big military buildup in legislation funding the government is likely to go unfulfilled next week, when Congress returns and quickly tries to agree on how to keep the government open after April 28. A $578 billion bill that funds the Pentagon through September and provides some modest increases has already been hammered out by lawmakers in both chambers and passed by the House. While there is talk of a week-long extension before the big bill is passed, the main bill is likely to be the basis of all defense spending for the rest of the...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - April 23, 2017 (Prayer)

    04/23/2017 3:34:11 AM PDT · by Faith · 50 replies
    April 23, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ~ 23 April 2017

    04/22/2017 4:59:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
            ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Good morning this rainy Sunday! This morning someone asked me, "How do you like the lousy weather, Chaplain?" I thought a moment about the fact that my uniform was wet, my car had trouble starting, and about all those poor people stuck in the wall of traffic that inevitably occurs when 58 gets drenched. Then later I thought, how would we exist without the rain which makes all life on our planet possible? I remembered the old prayer in my prayer book, a blessing to God for the gift of wind and...
  • Trump to visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    04/22/2017 10:19:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 22, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Trump is visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday. The president announced his visit in a tweet. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Walter Reed is located in Bethesda, Md., across the street from the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health. Former President Barack Obama made frequent visits with the wounded at the military medical facility during his time at the White House.
  • Steven J. Newton wins Veterans Administration's Top Writing Award for 2016

    04/21/2017 6:12:18 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 6 replies
    Thought you folks might like to see this story again. I was blessed to win this award in inspirational writing. Enjoy "Walking the Line."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 22 April 2017

    04/21/2017 6:00:35 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 371 replies
    Our Troops Rock!! | laurenmarlowe & The Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops   JAZZ DIVAS ***** ~ 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...
  • China Is Building The World's Largest Nuclear Submarine Facility (Build Four Subs At A Time)

    04/21/2017 9:52:34 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 4-19-2017 | Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
    It can build four subs at a time. When this enclosed submarine factory begins operation later this year, the Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. (BSHIC) will be able to quickly build nuclear submarines. Assembling SSNs in a building also provides the advantage of sheltering against the weather, not to mention nosy spy satellites. Starting later this year, China's new submarine factory on the Yellow Sea will churn out nuclear-powered attack submarines—also known as SSNs—all but ensuring that the sub program of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will be a deadly global force. Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industrial Corporation is putting...
  • A retired Air Force captain says Pentagon covered up real cause of deadly chopper crash

    04/21/2017 9:24:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Circa ^ | April 18, 2017 | Sarah A. Carter
    A decorated retired Air Force officer who witnessed one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history is breaking her silence, saying the government covered up evidence detailing that the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed 38 fighters in Afghanistan could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military's rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration. The mission August 6, 2011: Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez and her crew were working the dark morning hours aboard an AC-130 gunship after being summoned to a mission she...
  • The Warrior Song - Leviathan

    04/20/2017 8:08:40 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    Youtube, Smack ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | Smack
    Published on Feb 7, 2013 To the United States Navy, with our thanks. Visit us at http://www.thewarriorsong.com or on iTunes Joey Kar - Guitars, Bass, Vocals Eric Somers-Urrea - Drums Elijah "Crow" Figures - Vocals James "Gunny" DeVito - Vocals Sean Householder - Vocals, Production The eagle born by freedom won, yet held in precarious station, set upon defense and steeled his will to guard and protect his new nation. So he resolved, defiant of all who would challenge his right to be free, with a "swift-sailing vessel and ten carriage guns" to hunt the world's oceans and seas. Born...
  • FReeper Canteen ~Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 21 April 2017

    04/20/2017 5:59:23 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 87 replies
    April 20, 2017 | Rainy Days and Sundays
    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' 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 or a glass, and start a conversation.You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you...
  • U.S. sends nuclear sniffer plane to Korea

    04/20/2017 10:40:01 AM PDT · by johnk · 3 replies
    english.yonhapnews.co.kr ^ | 2017/04/20 16:00 | lcd@yna.co.kr
    SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the possibility of North Korea's imminent nuclear test, a government source said. "The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, a special-purpose U.S. plane, made an emergency sortie today over the East Sea," the source said, requesting anonymity. Its mission is to collect samples from the atmosphere in order to detect and identity a nuclear explosion... There was an unconfirmed rumor that North Korea has notified China of its nuclear experiment plan. South Korea's military said earlier the North seems all...
  • How the U.S. Military Can Save $1 Trillion

    04/19/2017 7:50:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | November 6, 2016 | Benjamin H. Friedman
    The United States could reduce Pentagon spending by over a trillion dollars in the next decade-spending $5.2 trillion rather than the currently planned $6.3 trillion- by adopting strategy of military restraint. That’s the bottom line of a study I produced along with several colleagues as part of “Developing Alternative Defense Strategies 2016,” an exercise organized by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where groups from five think tanks used CSBA’s “Strategic Choices” software to reimagine the U.S. military budget.The others all increased military spending. The teams from the Center for New American Security and the Center for Strategic and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 20 April 2017

    04/19/2017 6:00:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops In The Whole Wide World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MONSTER MASH Airmen on Monster Mash Team 4 complete a monkey-bar obstacle at Hurlburt Field, FL, May 12, 2016. Monster Mash is a training tradition in which special operators complete timed scenarios on an obstacle course. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy 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. WASP LANDING An MV-22B Osprey lands on the USS Wasp to bring Marines back from a tactical recovery of...
  • U.S. May Not Be Able to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles, Say Experts

    04/19/2017 12:15:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    NBC ^ | April 19, 2017 | KEN DILANIAN
    Top generals have been insisting for years that if North Korea launched a missile at the United States, the U.S military would be able to shoot it down. But that is a highly questionable assertion, according to independent scientists and government investigators. In making it, the generals fail to acknowledge huge questions about the effectiveness of the $40 billion missile defense system they rely on to stop a potential nuclear-armed ballistic missile fired by North Korean or Iran, according to a series of outside reviews. "They are leading political leaders to believe that they have a military capability that they...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The How Should You Spend Your Day Off Quiz - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    04/18/2017 6:00:01 PM PDT · by LUV W · 102 replies
    The greatest military and vets in the whole world...and their wonderful families! | Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | LUV W and The Canteen Support 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..... How Should You Spend Your Day Off Quiz Click HERE to 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!
  • MSNBC Panel Unloads on ‘Madman’ Trump for Handling of North Korea

    04/18/2017 4:20:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 18, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During Monday’s The 11th Hour on MSNBC, serial liar Brian Williams trotted of an expert panel of Trump critics and let them loose to smear the President’s actions against North Korea. “On the one hand, Brian, when you have a dangerous stand-off with a nuclear-armed adversary, of course, you would like to think that within our government we have stability, methodical planning, every step is very calculated,” declared Politico’s Michael Crowley, “And I'm not sure we can be certain that that’s happening in this administration right now.” Crowley began his comments by suggesting that Trump’s approach to foreign policy is...
  • Fmr UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy Reenlists, Credits Trump: The Military ‘Got Our Teeth Back’

    04/17/2017 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | April 17, 2017 | Trent Baker
    Sunday on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” former UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy said he decided to re-enlist in the U.S. Army Special Forces after noticing the change in leadership under new President Donald Trump following eight years with Barack Obama. Kennedy was inspired by the MOAB dropped in Afghanistan last week. “I’ve got hope again,” he said of Trump being commander-in-chief. “The military, we got our teeth back.”
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada ~ 18 April 2017

    04/17/2017 6:01:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 93 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Nellis Air Force Base, NevadaNellis Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation in southern Nevada with military schools and more squadrons than any other USAF base. Nellis hosts air combat exercises such as Exercise Red Flag and close air support exercises such as Green Flag-West flown in "Military Operations Area (MOA) airspace" associated with the nearby Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). The base also has the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis.The Nellis AFB mission of advanced combat training for composite strike forces is commonly conducted in...
  • World's First Female Special Forces Unit

    04/17/2017 11:39:34 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 41 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 4-17-17 | Carolina Reid
    ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland. Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the snow-covered hillside, they call for support from the rest of their unit. This firefight is just a drill, but the soldiers taking part are battling to break down one of the final barriers to women serving in the armed forces. They are training to become part of...