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  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(2/26/15)[Prayer]

    02/26/2015 9:29:23 AM PST · by left that other site · 8 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/26/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace” (Psalm 29:11).
  • Para becomes first living VC recipient of Afghan war (Britain's top medal)

    02/25/2015 10:12:50 PM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | Ben Farmer
    A British paratrooper who ran through heavy fire to single-handedly lead the fight back against a Taliban attack has become the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross from the Afghanistan campaign. L/Cpl Joshua Leakey has been awarded Britain’s highest award for bravery in the face of the enemy more than 70 years after a relative posthumously won the same medal.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 26 February 2015

    02/25/2015 6:01:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ WELCOME HOME U.S. Army Sgt. Harry May holds his son, Tucker, for the first time in Wilmington, DE, Feb. 26, 2014, since he deployed with the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion last year. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy McDougall 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. WATER DROP ZONE Army Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, jumps from an MH-60 Black...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    02/25/2015 8:57:57 AM PST · by Hiskid · 8 replies
    2/26/15 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The How Much Do You Like Winter Quiz - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    02/24/2015 5:59:56 PM PST · by LUV W · 169 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 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 Much Do You Like Winter Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the slateblue "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • India Is Fast-Tracking the Development of Its New Aircraft Carrier to Compete With China

    02/24/2015 4:46:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    India is fast tracking its project to build an indigenous aircraft carrier, since the country's oldest carrier is scheduled to retire next year, The Times Of India reports. India's current INS Viraat aircraft carrier is set to retire next year after 56 years of service in the Indian navy. With a fleet of only 11 aging Harrier jump jets and a host of mechanical and restoration costs, it isn't economically or strategically viable to continue operating the vessel. As the retirement will leave the Indian navy with only one other carrier, the INS Vikramaditya. So India has decided to speed...
  • U.S. military decimated under Obama, only ‘marginally able’ to defend nation

    02/24/2015 1:35:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/24/2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only “marginally able” to defend the nation and falls short of the Obama administration’s national security strategy, says a new report by The Heritage Foundation Tuesday. “The U.S. military itself is aging. It’s shrinking in size,” said Dakota Wood, a Heritage analyst. “And it’s quickly becoming problematic in terms of being able to address more than one major conflict.”
  • VA Secretary Robert McDonald Apologizes for Misstating He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:04:09 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/23/2015 | PAUL H.B. SHIN and CHRIS GOOD
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans."
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    02/24/2015 1:52:49 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    February 24, 2015 | Jeanbl
    Then, with the eyes of your hearts enlightened, you will know the confidence that is produced by God having called you, the rich glory that is his inheritance among the saints, and the unlimited greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his mighty strength which he brought about in the Messiah when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realm. . . . Ephesians 1:18-20
  • Report: VA Secretary Lied About Serving in Special Forces

    02/23/2015 6:04:23 PM PST · by lowbridge · 81 replies
    weekly standard ^ | february 23, 2015 | daniel halper
    The Veterans Affairs secretary lied about serving in the special forces, a report in the Huffington Post alleges. "Robert McDonald, the secretary of veterans affairs, wrongly claimed in a videotaped comment earlier this year that he served in special operations forces, the most elite units in the armed forces, when his military service of five years was spent almost entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division during the late 1970s," the report reads. U.S. special operations forces (SOF) are composed of exhaustively trained and highly capable troops from each military service, including the Green Berets, Army Rangers, Delta Force and Navy SEALs --...
  • White House backs Pentagon chief on transgender troops

    02/23/2015 11:15:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | Martin Matishak
    The White House on Monday backed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's remark that transgender people should not be precluded from military service because of their sexual identity. “The president agrees with the sentiment that all Americans who are qualified to serve, should be able to serve,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing. “For that reason, we here at the White House welcome the comments from the Secretary of Defense,” he added. On Sunday, Carter said he was “very open minded” about the idea of transgender people serving in the military. “I don't think anything but their...
  • Bin Laden’s slayer welcomes mentally tough GI Janes to boost SEALs

    02/22/2015 7:12:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 21, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden says there is a welcome mat out for women SEALs if they can meet the grueling physical and mental standards that exist today. Former Chief Petty Officer Robert O’Neill, whose handpicked SEAL Team Six unit raided bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, answered “absolutely” when asked whether women can meet the demands of sea, undersea, ground and airborne warriors. Asked by The Washington Times how he knows, Mr. O’Neill said, “I’ve met women that I think can beat me up. I’m not joking. Here in the states. There are some tough women out...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: The Flag Raisers ~ February 23, 2015

    02/22/2015 5:01:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 55 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 ~   The Flag Raisers Info from here. Today is the 70th Anniversary of the Flag Raising at Mr. Suribachi. Thank you, ConorMacNessa, for reminding me of this date!  Please enjoy this thread in honor of our heroes, the Flag Raisers.              There are six Flag Raisers on the photo....
  • Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning [2009 released]

    02/22/2015 3:35:00 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Joshua Kors
    ****snip*** The result is Trooper, a beautiful, heart-wrenching film that offers far more than empathy. It dares viewers to explore a disturbing corner of the Iraq War, a realm that no film has yet to touch: the blight of depleted uranium poisoning, which has infected thousands of Iraq veterans but is yet to be acknowledged by the Pentagon and is virtually unknown to the American public. ****snip*** Trooper has just been released on iTunes, Xbox, Vimeo, Playstation, Google Play, and Shaw on Demand. Martini spoke with me about creating the film and why Iraq and the depleted uranium scandal was...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    02/22/2015 10:29:40 AM PST · by Faith · 15 replies
    February 22, 2015 | Faith
    Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. Isaiah 49:16
  • Double Take: Juan Williams Laud Obama – For Being The ‘Best President Ever’ To Our Troops

    02/21/2015 8:36:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 02/21/2015 | Katie LaPotin
    President Barack Obama has the support of at least one commentator when it comes to his command of the U.S. military these days.Fox News and The Hill commentator Juan Williams lauded the commander-in-chief on Friday’s episode of the cable network’s “The Five,” much to the surprise of the panel’s four other hosts. “I think he does, are you kidding?” Williams said. “When it comes to our military, I don’t think there’s any president who’s expressed himself better than President Obama in terms of support of our military.” Williams was responding to a statement by fill-in host and actress Stacey Dash, who claimed that Obama had failed...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE WOMAN WITH THE ROSE ~ 22 February 2015

    02/21/2015 5:00:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          THE WOMAN WITH THE ROSE John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn't, the girl with the rose. His interest in her had begun thirteen months before in a Florida library. Taking a book off the shelf he found himself intrigued, not with the words of the book, but with the notes penciled in the margin. The soft handwriting reflected a thoughtful soul and insightful mind....
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/21/2015 1:42:22 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    February 21, 2015 | Irish Rose
    God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them. God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. There is no sorcery against Jacob, no divination against Israel. It...
  • Feasibility of U.S. plan to retake Mosul from Islamic State uncertain

    02/21/2015 8:44:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 21, 2015 | By W.J. HENNIGAN
    The Pentagon plan for a major ground assault to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State is bold, ambitious — and perplexing. And there is no question that a successful U.S.-backed assault with 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi and Kurdish troops on a major urban center, should it occur, would mark a turning point in a shadowy war that has been largely limited to airstrikes and small skirmishes deep in the desert. Whether the military blueprint is feasible is far from certain, however. Any attempt to retake the city now probably would require house-to-house fighting and U.S. air...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 21 Feb 2015

    02/20/2015 6:10:30 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 287 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | 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...
  • Vladimir Putin Says Russia's Military Might Has No Match

    02/20/2015 1:11:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 20, 2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday other countries should not have the illusion that they can attain military superiority over Russia, Interfax reported. "No one should have the illusion that they can gain military superiority over Russia, put any kind of pressure on it. We will always have an adequate answer for any such adventures," he was quoted as saying in an address he will present next week on the Defenders' of the Fatherland Day holiday. The report of Putin's comments came the same day British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said that Putin posed a "real and present danger"...
  • Lying in the military is common, Army War College study says

    02/20/2015 3:04:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    A new study by Army War College professors found that not only is lying common in the military, the armed forces themselves may be inadvertently encouraging it. The study, released Tuesday, was conducted by retired Army officers and current War College professors Leonard Wong and Stephen J. Gerras. They found that untruthfulness is “surprisingly common in the U.S. military even though members of the profession are loath to admit it.” The paper’s release follows a series of high-profile incidents involving bad behavior across the services, including a still-widening corruption case involving senior Navy officers and at least two incidents in...
  • Iraqi Ground Offensive to Retake Mosul Could Be Launched as Early as April

    02/19/2015 4:16:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 19, 2015 | By LUIS MARTINEZ
    U.S. military officials believe that the Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul from the militant group ISIS could come as early as April and involve between 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi troops. The plan could be delayed depending on training and equipment schedules for the Iraq troops that would be involved in the offensive, a U.S. Central Command official said, noting that ISIS is on the defensive and that the U.S. military plan against ISIS is “slightly ahead of the campaign.” The official provided unusually detailed plans in a briefing for Pentagon reporters about the long-awaited push by Iraqi forces to retake...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(2/19/15)[Prayer]

    02/19/2015 5:02:08 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/19/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 19 February 2015

    02/18/2015 6:00:46 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BIG SKY SKIER Isaac Blunt, a former Marine who lost both legs to an improvised explosive device two years ago in Afghanistan, rockets down a ski slope ahead of volunteers at Big Sky Ski Resort, MT, Feb. 14, 2014. DOD photo by Michael J. MacLeod 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. SUBMARINE RETURN The attack submarine USS Virginia arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, CT, Feb....
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    02/18/2015 8:27:52 AM PST · by Hiskid · 10 replies
    2/18/15 | Hiskid
  • US pays Philippines over USS Guardian reef damage

    02/18/2015 6:45:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 17, 2015
    The US has paid $1.97m to the Philippines in compensation for damage caused to a protected reef. The Philippine foreign ministry said the money, the full amount requested, was paid in January and would be used to restore and protect the reef. The USS Guardian minesweeper ran aground on the Tubbataha Reef, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in January 2013. The ship was eventually dismantled to avoid causing further damage. The US apologised and removed four officers, including the commanding officer, for not following standard procedures. In May 2013 a US Navy investigation said the mishap was "wholly preventable" and...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Waffle Topping Are You Quiz - Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    02/17/2015 6:00:00 PM PST · by LUV W · 135 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 ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Waffle Topping Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the slateblue "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • ITALY MOBILIZES 5,000-STRONG MILITARY FORCE TO FIGHT ISIS IN LIBYA

    02/17/2015 1:18:59 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jordan Shachtel
    The government of Italy appears to be taking seriously the threats posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) to its nation. Italian officials said on Monday that they are considering sending 5,000 troops into Libya to combat the country’s burgeoning jihadist presence. In a recent video purportedly produced by the Islamic State’s Libya affiliate, the group slaughtered twenty-one Christians and vowed to seek out Rome as its next target. “And we will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission, the promise of our prophet, peace be upon him,” a North American English-accented militant leader said after his comrades slaughtered the Christian hostages. Italian...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Our Nation

    02/17/2015 1:45:36 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    February 17, 2015 | Jeanbl
    Now to Him who by His power within us is able to do far more than we can ask or imagine—to Him be Glory in the assembly through Christ Jesus for ever and ever, Amen! Ephesians 3:20:21
  • Sen. Graham Defends Military Pay Commission

    02/16/2015 9:57:58 PM PST · by DakotaGator · 6 replies
    Military.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Tom Philpott
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), new chairman of the Senate armed services’ subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.
  • ISIS closing in? Terror group seizes Iraqi town 5 miles from Marine base

    02/16/2015 4:18:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 15, 2015
    ISIS closing in? Terror group seizes Iraqi town 5 miles from Marine base Islamic State has reportedly seized al-Baghdadi, in Iraq’s Anbar Province, 5 miles from an air base staffed by U.S. Marines, as the terror group continues its push beyond its bases in Syria and Iraq in an attempt to establish militant affiliates in other countries. Hundreds of Islamic State fighters reportedly captured most of al-Baghdadi, which is 55 miles from the capital Ramadi, on Thursday. On Friday, Iraqi soldiers had retaken several government buildings, but the soldiers withdrew early Saturday, handing the town back to the militants, The...
  • Are Submarines About to Become Obsolete?

    02/15/2015 5:40:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 14, 2015 | Harry J. Kazianis
    What would happen if U.S. nuclear attack submarines—some of the most sophisticated and expensive American weapons of war—suddenly became obsolete? Imagine a scenario where these important systems became the hunted instead of the hunter, or just as technologically backward as the massive battleships of years past. Think that sounds completely insane? If advances in big data and new detection methods fuse with the anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) ambitions of nations like China and Russia, naval planners around the world might have to go back to the drawing board. Submarines: The New Battleship? The revelation is alluded to in a recent report...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Clarence Cooper ~ February 16, 2015

    02/15/2015 5:08:59 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 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 ~ QMCS Clarence Cooper, ret.Story here.             Vietnam vet awarded Bronze Star Updated: Monday, 01 Jun 2009, 4:09 PM EDT Published : Monday, 01 Jun 2009, 12:25 PM EDT NORFOLK, Va. - More than thirty years following his heroic actions, retired U. S. Navy Senior Chief Quartermaster (Submarines) Clarence G....
  • Wounded warrior outraged as ‘rainbow’ flag flies at military installation

    02/15/2015 9:52:54 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 2/5/14 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Wounded warrior retired Senior Airman Brian Kolfage was startled by a strange sight as he wound his way through Davis Mountain Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. — Old Glory, with rainbow stripes replacing the alternating red and white. It was a sight one might see at University of California, Berkeley, perhaps — but a military base? “For those of you with military ties, you’ll understand the stark contrast between military and civilian life, and ultimately know duty comes before self,” he wrote for The Blaze. “More specifically, it’s one of the Air Force’s three core values that is drilled...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    02/15/2015 9:14:10 AM PST · by Faith · 13 replies
    February 15, 2015 | Faith
    Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31: 3
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TODAY I CHOOSE TO SUCCEED ~ 15 February 2015

    02/14/2015 5:01:09 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          TODAY I CHOOSE TO SUCCEED! I am here because of prior choices I have made. My thoughts control my actions. My actions determine my destiny. My destiny is controlled by my choices. Today, I choose to … • Live my life with honor, courage and commitment, • Follow the rules and do my best in all my endeavors, • Perform like a mature and professional military person, • Be honest with myself and not make excuses for my actions • Admit when I’m wrong and be held accountable • Maintain a positive attitude. I am who...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/14/2015 10:29:25 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 9 replies
    February 14, 2015 | Irish Rose
    “For your Maker is your husband – the LORD Almighty is his name – the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit – a wife who married young, only to be rejected,” says your God. “For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back. In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion...
  • FReeper Canteen - Valentine Tunes For Our Troops - 14 Feb 2015

    02/13/2015 4:50:16 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 435 replies
    We LOVE our Troops! | Canteen DJ's
       Valentine 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 Billboard l...
  • Maryland Delegate/Marine of the Year Calls for Repeal of Gun-Grabbing Law (All While Doing Push-Ups)

    02/13/2015 3:12:02 PM PST · by blackflag76 · 8 replies
    David Vogt You Tube account ^ | Published on February 12, 2015
    David Vogt, Maryland State Delegate and 2010 Marine of the Year, calls for Maryland's Speaker of the House to repeal gun-grabbing legislation at 2nd Amendment Rally. The crowd makes him do push-ups and he throws in "one for the Corps." Oorah!! Check out the video
  • Refugees in Nigeria tell of Boko Haram savagery (Time for boots on the ground?

    02/13/2015 1:12:08 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/13/2015 | Staff
    Violent attacks by Boko Haram have caused many to flee their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis within Nigeria and neighboring countries. Refugees say they have witnessed brutal acts of savagery, with men's throats being slit and women being held as "war booty." Chad has become the latest country on the border with Nigeria to be affected by a Boko Haram attack. The BBC's Tom Oladipo went to Yola village in Aadamawa state in northeast Nigeria and spoke to refugees there. ...
  • Bradley Manning (convicted prisoner) to get government funded hormone therapy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. Defense Department officials said Thursday that the hormone therapy was approved Feb. 5 by Col. Erica Nelson, commandant of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Manning is serving a 35-year sentence. The Army was providing some treatment but not enough, according to the lawsuit, including psychotherapy from a mental health specialist who lacked the qualifications to treat gender dysphoria. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and many state and...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(2/13/15)[Prayer]

    02/13/2015 5:47:47 AM PST · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/13/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Joshua 1:9 “ …Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
  • Here Are The High-Tech Weapons Russia Is Buying With Its Record Military Budget

    02/13/2015 5:23:23 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    BI ^ | 2-13-2015 | Mike Bird
    Mike Bird February 13, 2015 Russia may be in the middle of an economic crisis, but the country's defence budget is surging. Military spending is set to rise by an astonishing 33% this year, according to the Associated Press. That follows double-digit percentage increases in previous years, and will make it Russia's highest defence budget ever, running to 4.2% of GDP, according to the Moscow Times. What's it being spent on? Russia is modernising a huge amount of its military equipment, much of which has been languishing with Soviet-era design for the past three decades. This includes new equipment for...
  • Panel warns Tricare in ‘death spiral’ (Different than Husseincare's death panels)

    02/12/2015 5:51:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/11/15 | Travis J. Tritten
    WASHINGTON — The military’s Tricare health insurance is a broken system that is now in a “death spiral” and must be replaced, a congressional review commission told the House on Wednesday. The insurance has been veering toward less choice and access since it was created and now falls far behind other networks in its number of providers and ability to incorporate new types of medical care, members of the Military Retirement and Compensation Modernization Commission testified before an Armed Services subcommittee. The testimony is the beginning of hearings on Capitol Hill so lawmakers can consider legislation to overhaul the health...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(2/12/15)[Prayer]

    02/12/2015 5:47:23 AM PST · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/12/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalms 18:31-36 For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?—the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great. You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 12 February 2015

    02/11/2015 5:59:48 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SEARCH SQUAD U.S. Marines board a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Sea, Feb. 1, 2014. The Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Conor Minto Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    02/11/2015 9:23:04 AM PST · by Hiskid · 8 replies
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  • War Stories

    02/11/2015 9:01:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/11/15 | LtCol Forrest R. Lindsey (Ret)
    There is a joke among Marines that the only difference between a war story and fairy tale is that the fairy tale starts with “Once upon a time” and the war story starts “This is no sh_t!”. Among veterans we understand the failures of memory or maybe just varied perspective that recounting a war story brings and we take most we hear with a grain of salt – at least. Sometimes a pound of salt. Lately, we have the strange phenomenon of Brian Williams, Hillary Clinton and certain members of Congress telling stirring but entirely false war stories. What is...
  • [Lanny] Davis: Brian Williams — lie or real mistake? [cover for Hillary's "memory distortions?"]

    02/11/2015 4:33:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2015 | Lanny Davis
    The issue for me regarding the Brian Williams controversy is whether he made a mistake or intentionally misled people by making a claim he knew was false, i.e., lied. To conclude that a mistake is actually a lie requires a lot of proof. Otherwise, if there is a possible explanation of an honest memory mistake, I give the person the benefit of the doubt. Williams said that in 2003, he was in a helicopter forced down by enemy fire — a mistaken recollection, as he told Stars and Stripes on Feb. 4. He said that the mistake was a result...