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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 15 November 2018

    11/14/2018 6:04:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ COCKPIT VIEW Marine Corps Capt. William Nutting operates an AH-1Z helicopter at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Dec. 19, 2017. Nutting is a pilot assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 24. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns 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. STENNIS SNOWFALL A sailor walks across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis after being relieved from watch while the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 08 November 2018

    11/07/2018 6:01:14 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MORTAR SYSTEM Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Felix Ruiz, left, and Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Devon Flynn, confirm the alignment of an 81mm mortar system at a range, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 20, 2017. Ruiz is an A-gunner and Flynn is a gunner and both are assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bernadette Wildes 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. AMMO PREP Army...
  • Obama Blasts Trump's Deployment of Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border as a 'Political Stunt'

    11/03/2018 5:52:51 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/3/18 | Marlene Lenthang
    Obama slammed Republicans for their aggressive stance against migrants trying to enter the U.S. during his speech rallying for Florida Democrats in Miami.'They're telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees a thousand miles away. They're even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border. The men and women of our military deserve better than that. So they're just constant fear mongering to distract from the record,' he added.
  • US General Says Troop Numbers at Mexican Border to Rise Further

    10/31/2018 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Ron H. · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review - IJR ^ | 10/31/18 | Phil Stewart - Reuters
    The top U.S. general overseeing a deployment of more than 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico said on Tuesday that troop levels would rise further, but declined to say how high or estimate what the operation will cost. Many basic questions remained unanswered a day after the Pentagon announced the open-ended deployment of over 5,200 active-duty troops to the border, including the scope of the mission as well as the Pentagon’s assessment of any threat posed by arriving migrants. ................
  • USAF C-17 and C-130 Cargo Aircraft Airlift Troops to Mexican Border in Security Operation

    10/31/2018 7:39:09 AM PDT · by Freeport · 57 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Oct 30 2018 | Tom Demerly
    U.S. Mobilizes Over 5,200 Troops to Southern Border in Security Operation. On Monday, October 29, 2018 the U.S. Air Force released the first video of C-17 Globemaster III and C-130 Hercules tactical transport aircraft deploying with full-time U.S. military troops to the United States/Mexico border in support of Operation Faithful Patriot. The video shows units of the 3rd Airlift Squadron of Dover Air Force Base and 61st Airlift Squadron of Little Rock, Arkansas loading cargo and personnel at Fort Knox, Kentucky. According to an official statement, U.S. Northern Command General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy told media that Operation Faithful Patriot is...
  • More US troops will deploy to Mexico border on top of 5,200 already sent, top US general says

    10/30/2018 4:16:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 30, 2018 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The top U.S. military commander for North America said to expect more American troops to deploy to the southern border. "What I can confirm is there will be additional force over and above the 5,239 (already heading to the border), the magnitude of that difference I don’t have an answer for you," Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, head of U.S. Northern Command, told reporters Tuesday afternoon in an impromptu news conference in the Pentagon. O'Shaughnessy did not have a cost estimate for the deployment of more than 5,200 troops to the southern border. O'Shaughnessy said each service member deploying...
  • The US is sending more troops to the border. Here's what they can and can't do

    10/29/2018 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 78 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | 10/26/18 | Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    (CNN) — Defense Secretary James Mattis has authorized the deployment of more troops to the US-Mexico border, the Pentagon announced Friday. The deployment will start with an undetermined number of forces heading to the border by the end of the month, and could eventually grow in size to 800 troops or more, a defense official said. It's a move aimed at sending a message as a migrant caravan makes its way through Mexico, bound for the US border, drawing the ire of President Trump. But it's important to note that even though troops are involved, the military isn't bracing for...
  • Hundreds of US troops heading to the border to deal with migrant caravan, official says

    10/25/2018 8:20:15 AM PDT · by madison10 · 110 replies
    FNC ^ | 10/25/2018 | Lucas Tomlinson
    <p>Hundreds of U.S. troops are set to make their way to the southern border to help Homeland Security and the National Guard as a caravan with thousands of migrants moves north, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. The official said roughly 800 soldiers will be sent to the area to offer “logistical support," including providing tents and vehicles.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 25 October 2018

    10/24/2018 6:01:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HIGH-FIVE AT SEA WWE Superstar Alicia Fox high-fives a sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, Dec. 23, 2017, during the 2017 USO Holiday Tour. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro 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. AL-DHAFRA DANCE WWE Superstar Alicia Fox and actor Adam Devine dance during a USO Holiday Tour show at al Dhafra Air Base,...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - October 21, 2018 - (Prayer)

    10/20/2018 7:43:05 PM PDT · by Faith · 32 replies
    October 21, 2018 | 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 ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 October 2018

    10/17/2018 6:03:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 38 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ESTONIA EXERCISE Estonian and U.S. soldiers train during a combat exercise at the Estonian Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia, April 6, 2017. The U.S. soldiers, assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, participated to boost the capabilities of the Estonian forces under the NATO-led Operation Atlantic Resolve. Army photo by Jason Johnston 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. TAPPING THE TAB A soldier touches the Ranger...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 11 October 2018

    10/10/2018 6:04:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CUTTING STEEL Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Dahlke cuts a piece of steel in a training pool at the South Korean Naval Education and Training Command during exercise Foal Eagle in Jinhae, South Korea, March 31, 2017. Dahlke is an equipment operator assigned to Underwater Construction Team 2. The annual training exercise enhances the readiness of U.S. and South Korean forces and their ability to work together during a crisis. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Brett Cote Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 04 October 2018

    10/03/2018 6:03:45 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ TOP VIEW A Marine climbs to the top of a CH-53E Super Stallion to conduct maintenance during flight operations on the USS America in the Pacific Ocean, March 29, 2017. The America is underway with more than 1,000 sailors and 1,600 embarked Marines conducting Integration operations to prepare for the ship’s maiden deployment later this year. The Marine is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161. Navy photo taken by Seaman Apprentice Chad Swysgood Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies'...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 27 September 2018

    09/26/2018 6:01:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ WELL DECK ARRIVAL An air-cushioned landing craft approaches the well deck of the USS Green Bay in Kinbu Bay, Japan, March 28, 2017. The ship is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance warfighting readiness for any type of contingency. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kaleb R. Staples 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. UMBRELLA PROTECTION A Navy EA-6B Prowler refuels from an Air Force KC-10 Extender...
  • First two U.S. troops from North Korean remains identified

    09/11/2018 7:43:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 11 02018 | Phil Stewart
    The U.S. military has identified the first two American troops from 55 boxes of human remains from the 1950-53 Korean War that North Korea handed over in July, the agency leading the analysis said on Monday. The identities are expected to be officially announced in the coming days after the troops’ relatives are informed. SNIP However, the sets of bones from the two soon-to-be-identified troops are far more complete. “We noticed ... within a few seconds of opening up the box, and pulling him out, that we think this individual is African American and tall and slender,” Byrd said. “And...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - September 9, 2018 (Prayer)

    09/08/2018 11:02:24 PM PDT · by Faith · 26 replies
    September 9, 2018 | 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 ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 06 September 2018

    09/05/2018 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The BEst Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ DANGEROUS DARLA Darla, a German shepherd assigned to the Army's 549th Military Working Dog Detachment, conducts aggression training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 21, 2017. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher 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. RESPONSE REFLECTION Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Dylan Worrell views the landscape from inside an MV-22 Osprey in Okinawa, Japan, March 21, 2017. Worrell is an incident commander assigned to the 3rd...
  • Mattis extends troop border deployment through September 2019

    08/31/2018 1:39:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Ellen Mitchell
    Defense Secretary James Mattis has authorized up to 4,000 National Guard troops to remain deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border until next fall, according to the Pentagon. Mattis earlier this week gave a 12-month extension of the current deployment order, set to expire at the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30, said Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie Davis. The guardsmen are authorized to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through Sept. 30, 2019. “Nothing changes. It’s going to be the same amount of people in the same places,” Davis told The Hill. President Trump in April signed an executive...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 30 August 2018

    08/29/2018 6:03:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SATELLITE LAUNCH The Air Force launches the ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, March 18, 2017. Such satellites play an integral part in the strategic and tactical coordination of military operations. Courtesy photo by United Launch Alliance 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. MORTAR SHOCK Soldiers brace themselves while firing mortar rounds during a fire mission supporting the Iraqi army's 9th Division...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 09 August 2018

    08/08/2018 6:05:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ROPE WEB Army Sgt. Amanda Spear descends a rope ladder on the obstacle course for the Indiana National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Atterbury, IN, March 4, 2017. Spear is assigned to the 638th Aviation Support Battalion. During the event, soldiers needed to demonstrate proficiency in warrior tasks and skills, including marksmanship, emergency first aid and land navigation. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Evan Myers Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those...