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  • Father, Daughter ‘Give Thanks’ During Simultaneous Deployments

    07/16/2007 8:21:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 615+ views
    Defense News ^ | LuAnne Fantasia
    TIKRIT, Iraq, July 16, 2007 — The first thing Command Sgt. Maj. Guy Boschee does when he wakes up every morning in his hooch in Iraq is give thanks. The first thing his daughter, Spc. Hope Boschee, does every morning when she wakes up in her tent in Afghanistan is give thanks. “I think about all the good memories I hold dear to my heart, and thank the Lord for giving me a great family, and another beautiful day on Earth,” Guy said. Hope is thankful for her family and her father. “Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am...
  • America Supports You: Foundation Offers Thanks to Veterans

    06/25/2007 4:36:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2007 – It only takes two simple words to express infinite gratitude and appreciation to the nation’s veterans, past and present, according to The Thank You Foundation’s mission statement. “We believe that a simple ‘Thank You’ can transcend political and religious differences to let those who have served know that they are appreciated,” said John Guinn, president and founder of the Ohio-based organization. The Thank You Foundation may offer a verbal “Thank You,” but it works to make that gratitude a bit more tangible, as well. “Our Thank You Card and Certificate program has really been...
  • Girl Scouts give thanks, cookies to deployed servicemembers

    04/27/2007 6:41:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 359+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Larry Carpenter
    4/27/2007 - FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFNEWS) -- Girl Scouts near Spokane, Wash., finished their third year of collecting cookies for deployed troops through Operation Troop to Troop April 23 and will be sending approximately 9,600 boxes of cookies to servicemembers fighting the war on terrorism. More than 2,200 Scouts canvassed more than 52,000 square miles and collected $38,400 for their cookies destined for American forces overseas. The Girl Scouts took on the challenge to give back to their community and support the troops. "The goal is to give back to the community and provide a way for the...
  • America Supports You: Bush Thanks Troops, Legionnaires

    04/10/2007 4:51:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 181+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2007 – President Bush today praised the troops defending the United States and the veterans who set a powerful example and continue to support them. Bush traveled to American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., to recognize the spirit of service and volunteerism he said makes the United States a shining example for the rest of the world. “There’s something to be said for a country where people serve something greater than themselves, where people in this era volunteer in the face of danger to defend” it, he said. The president said it’s difficult facing the...
  • President Thanks National Guard for Helping Secure U.S.-Mexico Border

    04/09/2007 5:57:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies · 935+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2007 – President Bush today thanked National Guard members deployed across Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico for helping the Border Patrol crack down on illegal entry across America’s southern border. “We’ve worked with our nation’s governors to deploy 6,000 National Guard members to provide the Border Patrol with immediate reinforcements,” Bush said during a speech on immigration policy in Yuma, Ariz. “It’s called Operation Jump Start, and the Guard down here is serving nobly.” Announced by the president May 2006, Operation Jump Start deployed National Guard members to assist the Border Patrol in protecting the...
  • Pace Thanks Japanese for Stand in War on Terror

    03/21/2007 4:49:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 323+ views
    TOKYO, March 21, 2007 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today thanked the Japanese people and their government for their help in the war on terror. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his Japanese counterpart, Adm. Takashi Saito, salute during the playing of the Japanese and American national anthems at the Japanese Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, March 21. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Gen. Peter Pace spoke about Japanese help in the war on terror and bilateral defense issues...
  • Pace Travels: A Little ‘Moosenip,’ A Lot of Thanks

    02/25/2007 2:09:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 400+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2007 – You’ve heard of catnip, right? Well, somebody must have sprinkled “moosenip” around the VIP quarters where Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace and his wife Lynne stayed at Alaska’s Elmendorf Air Force Base last week. Three full-grown, female moose spent several hours, morning and evening, right outside the quarters, nibbling at low-hanging branches and nestling in the snow catching some rays. The 800- to 900-pound, lanky-legged animals ignored the ever-present security specialists and the comings and goings of SUVs and military vans. As for the chairman and his wife,...
  • Chairman Thanks Spouses, Listens to Their Concerns in Alaska

    02/24/2007 11:31:25 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 259+ views
    ELMENDORF AFB, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2007 – About 60 military spouses here had a chance yesterday to share some of their concerns with the military’s top ranking officer. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accompanied by his wife Lynne, thanked the spouses for their contribution to the nation’s defense. “Spouses and families serve this country as well as anybody that’s ever worn the uniform,” the chairman said. In some ways, he said, it’s harder for the folks back home than it is for the troops deployed in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. “When we...
  • Cheney Thanks Australia for Firm Stance Against Terrorism

    02/23/2007 4:21:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 405+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2007 – Australia has earned the world’s respect for its firm stance in the war on terror, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said today in Sydney. Speaking at the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue conference, Cheney praised Prime Minister John Howard and reaffirmed the value of the U.S.-Australian alliance. The vice president recalled a speech Howard made in Washington on Sept. 10, 2001 -- the day before terrorists struck the United States -- in which the Australian leader noted the close working relationship between the two nations and their like-mindedness on the subject of freedom. “In the words...
  • Cheney Thanks Japan for Support, Praises U.S. Servicemembers

    02/21/2007 3:55:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 257+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2007 – Vice President Dick Cheney today thanked Japan for its support of the United States and praised U.S. troops serving in the Asia-Pacific region during a visit to a naval base shared by U.S. and Japanese forces. Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to a group of nearly 4,000 Japan-based military personnel, family members and Department of Defense civilian employees during a visit to USS Kitty Hawk. Photo by Chief Petty Officer Todd P. Cichonowicz, USN  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Cheney stressed the importance of continued good relations between the two nations during a...
  • Cheney heads to Australia to say thanks

    01/29/2007 6:26:44 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 443+ views
    Australian AP ^ | 29 Jan 2007 | Staff
    US Vice-President Dick Cheney will travel to Australia next month to thank the nation and Australian troops for their efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. A statement issued by the White House said Mr Cheney would travel to Australia and Japan during the week starting February 19. "He will meet with [Japanese] Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and [Australian] Prime Minister John Howard to discuss issues of mutual interest including Asian security and the global war on terror," it said. US President George Bush had asked his Vice-President to visit the two allied nations to thank them for their efforts in Iraq...
  • Miss USA skydives with Golden Knights

    03/21/2006 3:19:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 41 replies · 2,037+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Mar 20, 2006 | Reesa B. Kossoff
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 20, 2006) – Miss USA Chelsea Cooley soared through the sky at an altitude of 13,000 feet during a tandem skydive with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, March 14. The tandem jump was coordinated in conjunction with her USO visit to Fort Bragg, N.C. Millions of people in more than 90 countries watched as Cooley was crowned Miss USA April 11, 2005. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Cooley has spent the past year as Miss USA, championing the causes of breast and ovarian cancer education and research. Cooley has also become a...
  • Multinational Corps Commander: ‘American Heroes’ Helping Iraqis Every Day

    12/08/2006 4:35:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 293+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2006 -- The situation in Iraq would be much worse “if not for the American heroes that are out on the street every day in Baghdad and across (Iraq),” the commander of combat troops in Iraq said today. “In the debate over the events happening in Iraq, I think that some people have lost sight of the daily acts of heroism that our servicemembers perform here in the name of service to our nation and to freedom,” said Army Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq. Chiarelli, who gives up command Dec. 14,...
  • English chaplains help Americans give thanks

    11/24/2006 9:44:27 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 324+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt Scott Wakefield
    11/23/2006 - ELY, United Kingdom (AFPN) -- Chaplains from Royal Air Force Mildenhall set up a night of giving thanks at the historical Cathedral of Ely, which was built in 673 A.D. Although Thanksgiving wasn't celebrated until almost 950 years after the cathedral was built, the end of World War II gave the allies common ground to be thankful. "United States Army Air Force flyers often used Ely Cathedral as a landmark when they were returning from missions." said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Moore from RAF Mildenhall. He said this made the cathedral a logical location for the celebration to...
  • Thankful for my FReeper Friends

    11/22/2006 1:12:40 PM PST · by Jeffrey_D. · 22 replies · 742+ views
    I would like to take this time to thank all of you for praying for, not only me, but my friends and family. 2006 has proved to be quite the challenge for us. On Thanksgiving morning, my wife an I have always called in our son, James (now 14 to our room), before we get out of bed we give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. (We all to often pray for help, but not for thanks.) This is one day that we make sure to give thanks for all the Lord has done for us. This year,...
  • Afghan Defense Minister Thanks U.S., Praises Troops, Rumsfeld

    11/21/2006 5:41:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 278+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2006 -- Afghanistan’s defense minister thanked the United States today for its steadfast support for his country, specifically recognizing the U.S. troops who have served and sacrificed there and outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak told Pentagon reporters Afghanistan is indebted to the United States for the progress it’s made during the past five years. “These achievements would not have been possible without the advice, guidance and generous support we have received from the United States,” he said. Wardak gave special thanks to Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, commander of Combined Forces Command...
  • Free E-card for the troops - HELP OUT

    11/13/2006 3:16:10 PM PST · by GVNR · 2 replies · 327+ views
    I just got this in an email and had gotten the same thing about a week or two ago, and I went to the website and picked out and sent a card. They have a selection of about 10? cards and a variety of messages you can pick to put into the card..AND, if memory serves - I think you can type your own message instead of using the prepared ones. It'd be nice for all of us to do this and swamp the GI's and the server with cards. God knows, they need the support! MESSAGE: Just Say Thanks!...
  • Thank you Jim Robinson, Admin Mod and Control Freak Admin Mod.

    11/08/2006 5:16:18 AM PST · by sidetracked · 47 replies · 1,476+ views
    11/8/06 | Self
    You guys must be exhausted, since I saw posts from you all day and even into the early morning. You guys were awesome yesterday. You kept us thinking positive, kept the threads clean, and maintained your sense of humor throughout. You rock. Judging by the number of "views" on a lot of the threads, you kept thousands of people from shooting their televisions. I know that FR has become the primary source of news for me in the last several months, and last night I never even turned on the TV. From a reformed die-hard liberal who just voted for...
  • Freeper Alien Gunfighter Promoted to Chief Petty Officer

    09/15/2006 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Alien Gunfighter · 127 replies · 1,614+ views
    Skwidd | 15SEP06 | Alien Gunfighter
  • Something cool the Xerox company is doing to say thanks to the Troops

    09/08/2006 8:52:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 1,352+ views
    This is for real. If you go to this website,, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldnt it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?