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  • A Cold January Night, But Warm Support at Walter Reed, Week 250, 1/29/10

    01/30/2010 12:19:45 PM PST · by kburi · 23 replies · 812+ views
    January 29, 2010 | Kburi
    A Cold January Night, But Warm Support at Walter Reed, Week 250, January 29, 2010 A frigid evening with snow on the way found eight of us decked out in cold weather gear to fight off the wind chill in the low teens. FRONT GATE NOTES The wind kept our flags waving fiercely while an unusually large number of cars passed up and down Georgia Ave. Many drivers honked their horns and passengers waved, as we waved back. Their support for the troops keeps us warm. VictoryNY, Lurker Bill and RonGKirby are constantly waving and respond to the passengers who...
  • Snowy FReeps compared to our Troops in Afghanistan and a Heat Wave: Wk 209/210, Olney, 01- 09/16 -10

    01/22/2010 8:17:29 AM PST · by trooprally · 16 replies · 882+ views
    Jan. 22.2010
    WEEK 209 - Jan. 09,2010 Cold as cold does. Looks like this may be our last real cold Saturday for a while. What you see for Week 209 is the dusting of snow that we received 24 hours earlier. It was too cold out for even the sun to melt this dusting. As the below picture shows, our FReeps are nothing compared to what our brave soldiers in Afghanistan trudge through. We only endure the snow and cold for a few hours. Our troops have to sleep out in the extreme cold. Picture borrowed from a Tea Party Express email....
  • Link for Sending Packages to Our Military in the War Zone (Flood of Tears Alert)

    01/07/2010 12:04:42 PM PST · by Stayfree · 4 replies · 370+ views ^ | January 27, 2020 | Stayfree
    I found this link where you can find out what our troops need and send packages directly to our military in Afghanistan and Iraq accordingly. I guarantee that if you go there and start sending packages, you will be overwhelmed with tears of joy!br> AnySoldier, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)n.p.o. Also check out: Dept. of Defense Citizen Support
  • Paraphrasing RUSH - 4th Year In The Bag, Starting YEAR 5: Week 208, Olney, MD 01- 02 -10

    01/05/2010 5:19:38 PM PST · by trooprally · 17 replies · 1,446+ views
    Jan. 5,2010
    We start our 5th Year with temps in the high 20s, wind chill in the low-teens, gusts in the mid-40MPH. When two fearless moonbats showed up, I bet everyone that they would be gone by 11. I was wrong - they were gone by 10:50. But with 8 patriots out this morning we started our 5th year in good spirits. Before I get into this Saturday’s Troop Support Rally, a look back at YEAR FOUR. Sadly we lost 3 Legionnaires this year. BELOW LEFT: Clyde (Navy - WWII), BELOW MIDDLE: Francis (Army - WWI), and BELOW RIGHT: Frank (Army -...
  • Credit Where Credit Is Due: Vice President Biden Spent Christmas With Wounded at Walter Reed

    01/04/2010 4:43:07 PM PST · by kristinn · 57 replies · 2,779+ views
    Monday, January 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    News of Vice President Biden's low-key visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Christmas Day was buried in the wake of the terror attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 and the subsequent bungled response by his already vacationing boss, Barack Obama.But for all the grief Obama rightly took for his exhorbitant, self-indulgent extended stay in Hawaii over Christmas and New Year's, Biden should be credited with spending much of his Christmas with our wounded warriors and their families.As Free Republic's Walter Reed regulars know, Christmas at Walter Reed can be quite lonesome as the hospital and service groups work...
  • Christmas Day Plus 1: Week 207, Olney, MD 12-26 -09

    12/30/2009 1:30:07 PM PST · by trooprally · 8 replies · 768+ views
    Dec. 30, 2009
    After a cold and rainy Christmas Day Rally at Walter Reed, Olney was the FReepers Christmas Gift. A misty rain was still there, blowing all over our glasses, but it was sufficiently warm that no gloves were needed. At least I didn't wear any. And the State Highway Administration has provided us with another flag pole support. BELOW LEFT: The new signal pole that will hold some additional flags. I’m putting up one flag on the power pole but the new pole will hold two. BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Bill setting up a banner on the soon to be torn down...
  • USO Offers Respite From Traveling Frenzy

    12/24/2009 11:55:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 462+ views
    BALTIMORE, Dec. 24, 2009 – As the rest of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport bustled with holiday travelers yesterday, its USO Lounge offered military travelers -- many returning home from overseas deployments -- a welcome sanctuary of solace. The USO Lounge at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport offers military travelers a respite from crowded airport terminals, particularly during the holiday season. DoD photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The lounge is conveniently positioned near the international departure gates on the airport’s lower level. Yet, to the dozens of servicemembers who took refuge here yesterday afternoon, it...
  • The True Meaning of “I’m with you in spirit”: Week 206, Olney, MD 12-19 -09

    12/21/2009 11:35:37 AM PST · by trooprally · 13 replies · 1,122+ views
    Dec. 21,2009
    This Saturday, to all those who have attended Olney’s Support the Troops Rally, YOU WERE OUT ON OLNEY’s CORNER “IN SPIRIT”. And those who have read the Olney AARs as we come up to our 4 Year Anniversary on January 2,2010, Thank You for your support. BELOW LEFT: Distant view of our red banner from Friday night thru Monday morning. BELOW RIGHT: Close up of banner, dah. That explanation is for any moonbats who are reading this AAR. BELOW LEFT: Saturday AM at the Olney Bunker. “Hey [Mrs] T - think we can make it up the hill?”. BELOW RIGHT:...
  • NAVY flag proudly flies for the first time in Olney: Week 205, Olney, MD 12-11 -09

    12/18/2009 8:19:45 AM PST · by trooprally · 6 replies · 883+ views
    Dec. 17,2009
    As shown in Weeks 203 & 204's AAR, we had the Navy flag up this Saturday. And it looks as good this AAR as in yesterday's AAR. BELOW: Our NEW Navy flag. Before the Air Force and Coasties complain, we would be more than pleased to put up your branch’s flag. Just FRmail me for our address. With the new traffic light configuration we’ll have more traffic poles to attach your flag to it. With our group mainly being associated with the Marines and Army, their flags got the prime space. We didn’t want to put your flags on the...
  • “The MAC is BACK” and “Sailor Gives Olney Navy Flag”: Weeks 202 & 203, Olney, MD 11-21 & 28 -09

    12/17/2009 5:35:08 PM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies · 778+ views
    Dec. 17,2009
    WEEK 202: NOV. 21,2009 The MAC is BACK, the iMacMan that is. iMacMan is someone I consider a “cold weather FReeper”. His retirement keeps him away from Olney during the warmer months. While iMacMan didn’t bring his cameras today, he takes some of the best pictures of our passing supporters that I know of. And then the edits he does are great. To those who know cameras, I do not, he sets his cameras on wide lens and then with one push of the button, gets 6 frames shot. BELOW: Several of iMacMan’s neat pictures. Did I forget to mention...
  • SNOWY SATURDAY FREEP: Week 204, Olney, MD Dec. 05, 2009

    12/09/2009 1:31:28 PM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies · 853+ views
    Dec. 09,2009
    Nope, you did not miss Weeks 202 and 203. This Saturday’s Support the Troops Rally was so neat that I had to do it now. While our snowy Saturday morning is nothing compared to what the mid-west or northeast is getting, we were out there. Roll call of this week’s 7 patriots includes Legionnaires Halsey (Korea - USMC), Lurker Bill and Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself. Videos by [Mrs] T. Because of the weather conditions, and the construction removing the concrete walk where we put together our banners on wet days, we only put up the flags on...
  • Obama did his part, now conservatives have to do ours (Frum on knees for President Present again)

    12/02/2009 8:38:24 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies · 1,201+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/02/09 | David Frum
    Having urged the president to honor his commitment to the Afghan war, we Republicans must honor our commitment to support him as he fights it. Given the public unenthusiasm for the conflict, there will be political temptations to “go rogue” on the president, if not now, then in the summer of 2010. That will be our test, for us to pass as the president has passed his. I know many Republicans and conservatives will say: “Hey – the Democrats did not give President Bush support when he most needed it.” Correct. They didn’t. And the country suffered for it. The...
  • Dec 7 Navy SEALs Courts-Martial PROTEST - Norfolk Virginia

    11/30/2009 2:45:02 PM PST · by Saoirise · 60 replies · 4,551+ views
    Eagles UP | 11/30/2009 | Elyse A. Buongiorno
    Dec 7 Navy SEALs Courts-Martial PROTEST - Norfolk Virginia SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! Type: Causes - Protest Network: Global Date: Monday, December 7, 2009 Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm Location: Naval Station Norfolk City/Town: Norfolk, VA Description As most of you already know, some of our military’s most elite, the Navy SEALs are under fire from the US Government for none other than bloodying the lip of one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq, the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. Matthew McCabe, Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe & Petty Officer...
  • Walter Reed, Week 241, November 27,2009, Thanksgiving - Thanking Our Brave Soldiers

    11/29/2009 12:57:10 PM PST · by kburi · 12 replies · 1,257+ views
    November 29, 2009 | Kburi
    Walter Reed, Week 241, 11/27/09 Thanksgiving – Thanking Our Brave Soldiers The Friday After Thanksgiving FRONT GATE NOTES November 27, 2009, Thanksgiving, No Bus and Patriotism Friday night after Thanksgiving is normally quiet with light traffic. Tonight was no different. Very windy, making the hi 40’s seem like the lo 30’s. Even so, eleven of us were in place during the evening. The wind was so stiff that our banners would have blown away, leaving us with signs and hand held flags. The war doesn’t stop though and two big ambulances raced down Georgia Ave and into Walter Reed to...
  • Holiday Mail for Heroes

    11/22/2009 1:52:40 PM PST · by Dubya · 4 replies · 258+ views
  • Walter Reed, Week 240. 11/20/09, A Big Rally On A Chilly November Evening

    11/22/2009 9:54:46 AM PST · by kburi · 28 replies · 1,747+ views
    November 22, 2009 | Kburi
    GW University Students Enthusiastically Display Troop Support At Walter Reed FRONT GATE NOTES November 20, 2009, Students, Soldier Hugs and Patriotism A big Shout-Out for the over 33 university students from George Washington University who warmed a brisk Friday evening by waving American Flags at passing cars, chanting USA, USA, USA…. and singing patriotic songs until 8:30pm. Many wounded warriors are about the same age as these students, and seeing university students supporting our military was especially meaningful to the wounded warriors and their families who are constantly coming and going through the front gates. It is an important...
  • Great Christmas idea: send a care packages to our military

    11/18/2009 5:27:41 PM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies · 684+ views
    self ^ | 11/18/09 | blueyon
    We have volunteer Soldier "contacts" on the "Where to Send" page. Click through the names and select the one(s) you wish to support. They list what the folks they represent want and need. We even have a search capability so you can easily identify what the troops need most. All the Soldiers involved in this effort are military volunteers stationed in areas that are in harm's way. You send your support (letters and/or packages) addressed to them and when they see the "Attn: Any Soldier®" line in their address they put your letters and packages into the hands of Soldiers...
  • The Freeper Canteen Salutes the U.S. Marine Corps on its 234th Birthday!

    11/09/2009 6:00:05 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 417 replies · 8,540+ views
    Serving the Best Troops and Veterans in the World! | 9NOV2009 | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Salutes the U.S. Marine Corps on Its 234th Birthday - 10NOV1775 – 10NOV2009 Semper Fidelis!(Always Faithful!) O Eternal Father, we commend to Thy protection and care the members of the Marine Corps. Guide and direct them in the defense of our country and in the maintenance of justice among nations. Protect them in the hour of danger. Grant that wherever they serve they may be loyal to their high traditions and that at all times they may put their trust in Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Marine Corps Prayer by Bishop Sherrill, former Presiding Bishop...
  • Great Pumpkin, Legionnaires vs the Quakers: Week 199, Olney, MD 10-31-09, Op Infinite FReep

    11/06/2009 7:12:16 AM PST · by trooprally · 7 replies · 684+ views
    Nov. 06,2009
    Sidebar Mods, the Quakers have a sign openly saying this is them in the last posted pic. So hopefully you won’t remove this thread. Yep, even though the GREAT PUMPKIN couldn’t personally be on the corner (must have been resting up for the evening,s Halloween), he sent us a personal message, held by Cindy_True_Supporter (BELOW) And the Legionnaires were also there, all in their Legion jackets (BELOW). Pictured are (L-R): Janet (Adopted Legionnaire), Dave, Cindy_True_Supporter, Halsey, Carl, Glenn and [Mrs] T. And then there were the rest of us. BELOW LEFT: Cindy_True_Supporter and Fraxinus. BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Bill BELOW: And...
  • Walter Reed Freep WKs 232/233 (Sep 25/Oct 2)

    11/01/2009 5:20:21 PM PST · by BufordP · 9 replies · 842+ views
    DC Chapter | 1 Nov | BufordP and [Mrs] Trooprally
    Week 233 (Oct 2) Week 232 (Sep 25) [Mr] Trooprally Me and Fraxinus Cindy-True-Supporter RonGKirby Week 233 (Oct 2)   Week 232 (Sep 25) CTS and Dennis from Families United [Mrs]texaschip Sep 25: A woman pulled over and asked Dennis does he think "we", meaning herself and her ilk, don’t support the troops. Cindy suggested she pull into the parking lot to talk. So she did and they talked for about 30 minutes. She had an Obama sticker on her car window. Said she graduated from Howard University. She said we don’t read enough to see how good Obama...
  • Walter Reed Weeks 236 and 237, Big Events..

    11/01/2009 4:34:05 PM PST · by kburi · 14 replies · 1,228+ views
    11/01/09 | Kburi
    Walter Reed, Week 236, 10/23/09, and Week 237, 10/30/09, Twas’ the Night Before: The US Marine Marathon and Halloween FRONT GATE NOTES October 23, 2009, the Feisty Few Standing Tall Weddings, Support the Troops events, illness and birthdays took their toll on this breezy cool evening, but the feisty few stood tall on the four corners all evening. Drivers were honking their support all evening. One driver even rolled down his window and gave an unsolicited donation. (It will be used to support the troops). Right around 9pm two new big buses arrived with soldiers.: One from the NNMC (National...
  • Students make a difference for troops

    10/24/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 442+ views
    Students at Howenstine High Magnet School will be collecting donations for troops serving in Afghanistan as part of Make a Difference Day. But the students' efforts are not a one-day deal. Instead, Corrine Blum's service learning class decided to adopt a Marine unit as a yearlong project. They sent a box of letters and personal items to the troops last month and are now planning to adopt an Army unit. The project began when Blum told her students she was planning to send a package to a family friend serving in Afghanistan. She asked her students if they wanted to...
  • Delta Flight Attendant Serves Up Journals for American Troops

    10/23/2009 6:13:06 PM PDT · by nj26 · 9 replies · 670+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 21, 2009 | SARAH NETTER
    In between keeping her passengers safe and comfortable, Delta flight attendant Robin Schmidt tends to another mid-air mission -- passing journals among the rows so passengers can help her thank American troops. Over the last five years, Schmidt has filled hundreds of passenger-written journals and sent them to the troops she "adopts" in Afghanistan and Iraq. Not connected in any way to the military, Schmidt said, "This is just part of who I am. This is what I do." And on the other side of the world, she's got a lot of grateful military men and women. "The soldiers often...
  • PeeWee Football and Corner Make Over Continues: Weeks 195 & 196, Olney, MD 10-03 & 10 -09

    10/16/2009 4:48:43 AM PDT · by trooprally · 3 replies · 565+ views
    Oct. 16,2009
    Definition of PEEWEE FOOTBALL - Best Watch In The World!!More in a minute. WEEK 195, Oct. 03,2009While the Trooprally’s were in NC visiting their son and his family, a group of 6 Patriots held down the corner in Olney. Roll call includes Legionnaires Bob (WWII), Jack (Coast Guard, Korea), Lurker Bill and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter and FraxinusPictures for Week 195 are by Lurker Bill. BELOW LEFT: Construction continues around Cindy_True_Supporter and Fraxinus. As construction continues, we are figuring how to best put up our flags and banners. BELOW RIGHT: Bob and Jack help hold down the corner. BELOW: Charlie is back...
  • PROTECT AMERICA and OUR MILITARY - Protest the Obama Protestors, Mon., Oct. 5, 10:30 & 11:45AM

    09/29/2009 4:34:44 PM PDT · by trooprally · 12 replies · 1,344+ views
    Sept. 29,2009
    Don’t get me wrong, while I love to see the leftist eat each other alive, we cannot let this leftist protest against Obama go unchallenged. The affect of the leftist protest will result in even stricter Rules of Engagement for our troops, the closing of Gitmo, and Obama looking more like a centralist then the extreme left winger that he is. Our message must reflect our support of our troops’ mission, the damage that will result from the closing Gitmo or from even releasing Gitmo detainees, and that Obama is still a leftist even if he blows off the protestors....
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center wounded warriors get hospital visit from NASCAR

    09/26/2009 10:27:01 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | 9/25/09 | Kae Davis
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  • Laptops for Wounded Warriors: September 11th at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    09/21/2009 4:30:39 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 4 replies · 774+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 20, 2009 | Marinka Peschmann
    On the eighth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack on America, a band of patriots were on a special mission at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, DC, with America’s wounded warriors. Their mission, the brainchild of 69-year old, decorated Vietnam veteran, George Samek, was to help the wounded warriors’ recovery by providing them with donated laptops with webcams.
  • GRAND SLAM AAR - Some “Home Run” Neat Pictures: Wks 188 to 191, Olney, MD 08-15/09-05-09 PIC HEAVY

    09/19/2009 3:57:34 PM PDT · by trooprally · 10 replies · 1,280+ views
    Sept. 19,2009
    For FOUR weeks the patriots at Olney have supported our troops. With this “Home Run” of a report of four weeks, it is a GRAND SLAM of some real neat pictures. WEEK 188, Aug. 15 roll call of our 7 Patriots include Lurker Bill and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, Sensei Ern, [Mrs] Trooprally, aka [Mrs] T, and myself, [Mr] T. WEEK 189, Aug. 22 roll call of our 8 Patriots include Legionnaires Dave (Army WWII) and his friend, Janet, Halsey, (USMC, Korea), Lurker Bill and FReepers 3DJoy, Cindy_True_Supporter, [Mrs] Trooprally, aka [Mrs] T, and myself, [Mr] T. WEEK 190, Aug....
  • Walter Reed FReep 230 - September 11, 2009 - The Big 2009 9-11 FReep

    09/14/2009 6:08:45 PM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 16 replies · 2,122+ views
    September 14, 2009 | Tom the Redhunter
    Last Friday, September 11 2009, somewhere around 500 patriots gathered outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. It was the largest number of people that we have had there since Free Republic started holding vigils there in early 2005. Certainly also a lot more than the dozen or so we usually get on a Friday night! I am just going to go straight off to the photos you are interested in the most; the ones from when the crowd was at it's maximum: The whole event had a festival atmosphere. We set up tents in the small...
  • Walter Reed, Weeks 228 and 229, Next Friday, 9/11, Join Us

    09/06/2009 3:04:12 PM PDT · by kburi · 16 replies · 1,723+ views
    9/06/09 | Kburi
    Walter Reed - Weeks 228 and 229, August 28 and September 4, 2009; Friday Evening 9/11 – Next Week, Join Us FRONT GATE NOTES Next Friday, 9/11, Please Join Us Two weeks of great weather have set the stage for a great rally this Friday, 9/11. Many patriotic groups are gathering this week in Washington to protest growing taxes and increasingly intrusive government programs. These groups encourage fiscal responsibility and limited government. Elected representatives who are out of touch with their constituents will find it hard to ignore the tens of thousands constituents on Washington DC streets. They won’t be...
  • Labor Day Weekend Golfers Help Troops, Families

    09/04/2009 4:46:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 365+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith, USAF Nat. Guard
    ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 4, 2009 – Air Force Maj. Dan Rooney knows that just a dollar or more added to your golf greens fees this Labor Day weekend can provide millions of dollars to help servicemembers and their families. Rooney, a professional golfer and an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with the Oklahoma Air National Guard, is the founder of Patriot Golf Day, a fundraiser that starts today and continues through Sept. 7. Golfers will be asked at 5,000 participating golf courses if they want to add an extra buck to their greens fees to fund scholarships for disabled veterans and...
  • BAND OF MOTHERS Rally for our Troops, Wash., DC, Sept. 09 & 10, 2009

    09/03/2009 3:32:17 AM PDT · by trooprally · 15 replies · 1,027+ views
    Sept. 03,2009
    Band of Mothers founder Bev Perlson is excited to have the 9/12 Tea Party organization join her and supporters, FReeRepublic and Gathering of Eagles/Eagles Up members. I say the 9/12 Tea Party is joining us is because Bev and her supporters have been at the Cannon Building five times previously since December, 2007. Last year she made the week before 9/11 a Band of Mothers yearly event at the Cannon Building. Just like Gen. MacArthur, Bev promised to be back and she is. Band of Mothers will be at the corner of Independence Ave and New Jersey, SW, in front...

    08/27/2009 6:03:06 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 21 replies · 1,807+ views
    My drug addled brain | 27 August 2009 | Jimmy Valentine's brother
    14 & 21 August 2009 Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC On 14 August Mrs T spotted an Azzhat poster with the words, “Thank God for IEDs” printed on it. She didn’t get a picture of it so you’ll just have to take her word. My experience says her word is pretty damn good. On 21 August we had weather make up all around us and it finally cut loose. I wanted to go down the street and pass out soap but Mrs T wanted to have a wet tee shirt contest. Without any beer it was hard to...
  • Gratitude Campaign: Saying Thank You

    08/26/2009 4:40:30 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 370+ views
    NRO-The Corner ^ | August 25, 2009 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Say Thank You Watch this if you've ever looked at a member of our armed forces at an airport and not said something. You'll say something next time.
  • 2-4-6-8-Who do the Moonbats Depreciate? Our Troops: Wk 187, Olney, MD 8-08-09 Op Infinite Freep

    08/14/2009 7:52:43 AM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies · 1,182+ views
    August 14,2009
    Hate to give these 8 moonbats top billing but their new signs and lack of another catchy title warrants it. Now I’m just warranting it, not guaranteeing it, so next week we should be back on track. Yep, the moonbats are getting braver with their signs. Braver? Maybe just sheeply emboldened with Obambi leading the way. And there were 8 of the “Quackers” out today BELOW. We had 8 also. For the last several weeks we’ve been out numbering them. BELOW The moonbats’ signs. “Impeach them both” is replaced by “Prosecute the Torturers”. Ya, as if Obambi will go into...
  • Stevie Nicks's Band of Soldiers

    08/22/2009 1:51:07 PM PDT · by AmericanSphinx71 · 60 replies · 3,337+ views
    Monsters and Critics ^ | Larry Rodgers
    In late 2004, Nicks began visiting Army and Navy medical centers in Washington, D.C. While visiting wounded service men and women, Nicks became determined to find an object she could leave with each soldier that would raise their spirits, motivate, and give them something to look forward to each day. She eventually decided to purchase hundreds of iPod Nanos, load them with music, artists, and play-lists which she would hand select, and autograph them. She now regularly delivers these tokens of her appreciation, bringing her closest friends to share the experience. In 2006, Nicks held a get-together to raise money...
  • Video: Friends Fix Classic 1966 Chevy Malibu for National Guard Medic Returning from Iraq

    08/18/2009 8:28:47 AM PDT · by wrrock · 4 replies · 741+ views
    Friends Fix Classic 1966 Chevy Malibu for National Guard Medic Returning from Iraq. Watch Video:
  • Billy Ray Cyrus At Freedom Concert Singing "Some Gave All" To 2 Soldiers Hit By IEDs (Video)

    08/08/2009 4:49:45 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 23 replies · 1,359+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/08/09 | talkradio03
    I waited a week for this...You heard alot about this on the radio, the video has finally surfaced, this is probably on of the best videos you will experience, I promise...
  • Heartfelt thanks; visiting 9/11 family members thank troops at Gitmo

    08/05/2009 5:23:53 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 6 replies · 579+ views ^ | August 4, 2009 | TIm Sumner
    For some service members, serving at Joint Task Force Guantanamo is one more chapter in the book they call life. For others, the significance of the mission holds a deeper meaning -- more personal -- especially for service members who have lost friends, loved ones or know someone affected by the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. For the Soldiers of the 189th Military Police Co., the mission became more personal when family members of September 11 attack victims, visiting Guantanamo during the recent military commissions proceedings, made a special effort to say “thank you,” and convey gratitude, face to face,...
  • Walter Reed - Weeks 220 and 221, July 17 and 24, 2009; New Buses For Wounded Warriors

    07/30/2009 3:17:39 PM PDT · by kburi · 15 replies · 1,299+ views
    July 30, 2009 | Kburi
    Walter Reed - Weeks 220 and 221, July 17 and 24, 2009; New Buses For Wounded Warriors New Buses, Wounded Warriors, and BirthdaysAnother great night to be at the Front Gate of Walter Reed.. Good camaraderie and good weather. And, as is the norm, many passengers in cars waved and drivers honked showing their support of the troops and their families. Slipping beneath our radar on the 17th was the fact that the Big Bus, returning wounded warriors and their families from the Friday Night dinner hosted by one of several restaurants in the DC area, had been replaced by...

    07/25/2009 3:02:11 PM PDT · by LuvFreeRepublic · 43 replies · 1,810+ views
    Please join us in the campaign to show Gratitude to our US Military. Go the following link to the Gratitude Campaign and email the link to everyone you know: THE GRATITUDE FOR OUR MILITARY CAMPAIGNLet's show our military how grateful we are for their service all over this country. It's a neat video you can download to distribute in emails, thumbdrives, and any other way you can too. Thank you.
  • Film megastar (Angelina) Jolie visits Iraq refugees

    07/23/2009 10:53:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies · 1,037+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | July 23, 2009
    Hollywood megastar and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie on Thursday visited a refugee camp in Baghdad for Iraqis displaced by the war, the UN refugee agency said. Jolie toured the Chikouk camp in northern Baghdad's Kadhimiyah neighbourhood as part of a one-day visit to Iraq, UNHCR spokeswoman Abeer Etefa told AFP. Jolie called for more aid for Iraq's internally-displaced people and said she hoped that the Iraqi government and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will provide the refugees with new accommodation. "This is a moment where things seem to be improving on the ground, but Iraqis need a...
  • Military Kids Hit Home Run at Nationals Tribute

    07/22/2009 10:42:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 268+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 22, 2009 – Military children and their families were honored here yesterday by a troop-support group and others when the Washington Nationals took on the New York Mets. Left to right, Riley Anderson, his sister, Olivia, and his brother, Adrian, participate in Tribute to Our Troops, July 21, 2009. Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals,’s "Mission Get Hired" program and troop-support group Our Military Kids joined together for the event at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. As part of this event, 1,500 tickets were given to military families to enjoy an evening of baseball. Riley Anderson threw out...
  • Governors Visit, Thank Deployed Troops

    07/20/2009 5:18:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 283+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Alun Thomas, USA
    While standing in front of an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, discusses weapons systems with Col. Douglas Gabram, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, during a visit to Camp Taji, July 18. Photo by Spc. Alun Thomas, 1st Cavalry Division. TAJI — Far away in the hot, arid climate of Iraq, it might be easy for Soldiers to become distant from the places they like to call home, as life goes on without them. However, for some members of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade on Camp Taji, a...
  • Celebrities Entertain Troops in Afghanistan

    07/16/2009 4:34:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 593+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Michael Greenberger, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, July 16, 2009 – Celebrities stopped by here yesterday to entertain troops as part of the star-studded USO’s Summer Troop Visit. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the celebrities are travelling throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations to thank troops for their service and sacrifice. The celebrities include actors Bradley Cooper and D.B. Sweeney, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Warrick Dunn, National Football League Hall of Famer Don Shula, and sports commentator and model Leeann Tweeden. The group’s first stop was aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, an aircraft...
  • Volunteers repaint Iraqi War vet's house

    07/12/2009 3:01:09 PM PDT · by Dubya · 8 replies · 1,034+ views
    ESCONDIDO ---�“ Ryan Kahlor, an injured Iraq War veteran, said he knew some volunteers were coming to help paint his Escondido home Saturday morning, but he had envisioned a "couple of guys with spray guns." When nearly 50 people descended on the U.S. Army sergeant's house, he was overwhelmed.
  • NFL Coaches Join Iraq USO Tour

    07/05/2009 2:52:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 468+ views
    Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher (right) and Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher share some laughs with U.S. servicemembers during a National Football League coaches USO tour of Iraq, at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, July 2. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edwin L. Wriston, Joint Combat Camera Center – Iraq. KIRKUK — It was a long line for Soldiers and Airmen, but awaiting them at the end were legendary NFL coaches ready to sign photos, shirts or anything else you could scribble a signature on. The coaches, who included New York Giants’ Coach Tom Coughlin, Baltimore Ravens’...
  • NFL coaches visit troops in Iraq in first USO trip

    07/04/2009 3:16:46 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 854+ views
    The soldiers expressed their gratitude over and over to the NFL coaches who made the trip to Iraq. "They kept thanking us," said the Tennessee Titans' Jeff Fisher. "We kept thanking them." Fisher, the New York Giants' Tom Coughlin, the Baltimore Ravens' John Harbaugh, former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden are taking part in the first NFL-USO coaches tour over the Fourth of July weekend. A world they knew only through the distant glimpses of news reports turned very real for the coaches as they met with hundreds of soldiers in three...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!: Wk 180 & 181, Olney, MD 06-20/06-27--09 - Op Infinite FReep

    07/03/2009 9:11:47 AM PDT · by trooprally · 8 replies · 737+ views
    July 03,2009
    INDEPENDENCE DAY should be the proper name for this most wonderful holiday. The name 4th of July is just another 3 day weekend for sales. This AAR covers two weeks as you can see. Better Late than never. Plus one on my few projects has a deadline that keep me busy the last two weeks. It is under control so I have some time to write the AAR. Week 180 roll call of our 9 Patriots included Sophia, Legionnaires Dave (Army WWII) and friend Janet, and Halsey, (USMC - Korea), Lurker Bill, and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, Eager, Fraxinus, NewEnglandPatriot, [Mrs] Trooprally,...
  • U.S. Troops Appreciate Continued Support

    06/27/2009 10:23:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 256+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Meg Murray, USMC
    Navy Lt. Lawrence Sproul (center), Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Nolen and Lt. Cmdr. John Brooks (right), all of the Multi-National Force - West Health Services Section, look through a care package sent by Sproul's son's kindergarten class, June 16. Photo by Cpl. Meg Murray, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd). AL ASAD AIR BASE — Things have changed throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom, but one thing has not – the support U.S. citizens show their forward-deployed servicemembers. Troops with Multi National Force - West, stationed in Anbar province, continue to daily receive thank-you notes, care packages and well-wishes from places like...