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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 19 July 2018

    07/18/2018 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 116 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ STALLION OVERHEAD Marines prepare to attach a concrete barrier to a CH-53E Super Stallion during helicopter external load training at Arta Beach, Djibouti, Feb. 16, 2017. The Marines are assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 11, and the Stallion and crew are assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado 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. RECAPTURE TRAINING...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 12 July 2018

    07/11/2018 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SUNSET WORK Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joseph Benoit tests the weapons rack releasing system on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at sunset in Southwest Asia, Feb. 6, 2017. Benoit is a weapons specialist assigned to the Vermont Air National Guard’s 407th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson 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. PALADIN SUPPORT Soldiers fire an M109A6 Paladin from a tactical assembly...
  • Syrian troops celebrate recapture of border crossing

    07/07/2018 12:25:08 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    https://www.stripes.com/ ^ | 7/7/18 | ALBERT AJI
    NASEEB, Syria — Syrian soldiers fanned out across towns and villages in southern Syria Saturday, celebrating the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan by raising portraits of President Bashar Assad and tearing down rebel flags. Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier following a crushing two-week military offensive, after rebels announced they had reached an agreement with Russian mediators to end the violence in the southern province of Daraa and surrender the crossing.Some flashed victory signs and pumped fists in the air as they chanted pro-Assad slogans. A soldier could be seen hoisting the Syrian flag...
  • The Valley Boys: How a Lone Special Forces Team is Fighting ISIS in Remote Mountains of Afghanistan

    07/03/2018 9:13:37 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 15 replies
    black coffee ^ | July, 2018 | Marty Skovlund Jr.
    ...deployments to places around the world under his dive belt, he also served as the chief instructor at CDQC prior to assuming his role as the team’s senior non-commissioned officer (NCO). A sergeant’s sergeant, he’s of the opinion that if you go SF, you need to “earn all three lightning bolts” — which represent air, land, and sea on their unit patches. “Damn near every other special operations unit requires their guys to both jump and dive, why shouldn’t we?” Other members of the team include Jeremy, the team’s senior medic, who knows firsthand what it’s like to receive one...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - July 1, 2018 - {Prayer}

    06/30/2018 9:49:05 PM PDT · by Faith · 29 replies
    July 1, 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! ~ 28 June 2018

    06/27/2018 6:02:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ WHISKEYTOWN LAKE LINE Army National Guard soldiers secure a ramp on a temporary floating bridge at Whiskeytown Lake near Redding, CA, Feb. 11, 2017. The unit was practicing emplacing the improved ribbon bridge as part of its monthly training. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Amy E. Carle 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. SUBAQUATIC SHUTTERBUG Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Austin Simmons conducts annual underwater photography training off...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 21 June 2018

    06/20/2018 6:15:57 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SECURING CARGO Airmen secure a load of cargo in a C-130H Hercules at Qayyarah Airfield West, Iraq, Feb. 3, 2017. The airmen, assigned to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, delivered 30,000 pounds of cargo to aid in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan 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. CONTINUING CARE An airman preps a C-130H Hercules...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 31 May 2018

    05/30/2018 6:01:08 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ICY CLIMB Army National Guard Soldiers climb an ice-covered cliff at Smugglers' Notch in Jeffersonville, VT, Jan. 28, 2017. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Mattison 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. WELDING WORK Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gregory Kirchner welds a metal plate in the metals fabrication shop at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 27, 2017. Kirchner is assigned to the 3rd Maintenance Squadron. The aircraft...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 24 May 2018

    05/23/2018 6:00:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ AIR AND SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER COMMANDER SPENDS DAY WITH AIR NATIONAL GUARD RESCUE SQUADRONS Air Force Col. Harlie Bodine, commander of the 611th Air and Space Operations Center, participates in an immersion flight with the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard’s rescue squadrons on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 24, 2015. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton 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. CLAM SHELL...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 17 May 2018

    05/16/2018 5:59:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ NIGHT BOARDING Paratroopers board and position their gear inside an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft before participating in a night jump at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 31, 2016. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena 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. ROCKET EXERCISE A Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom fires rockets during an urban close air support exercise at Yodaville near Yuma, AZ, April 1, 2016. The Venom is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 10 May 2018

    05/09/2018 6:00:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 118 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MARINE MUSCLE U.S. Navy sailors pull a combat rubber raiding craft carrying Marines into the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown during amphibious operations in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 11, 2014. 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. JAVELIN THROW U.S. soldiers fire an M98 Javelin weapon system during range operations on the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 23, 2014. PARATROOPERS JUMP U.S....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 03 May 2018

    05/02/2018 6:02:20 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FINAL FIXES Soldiers make final adjustments to their uniforms before the start of the 58th inauguration parade in Washington, DC, Jan. 20, 2017. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard." The parade route stretched about 1.5 miles along Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 19 April 2018

    04/18/2018 6:04:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ​ ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SLINGLOAD TRAINING Soldiers conduct slingload training at the Baumholder Military Training Area in Baumholder, Germany, Jan. 26, 2017. The soldiers are assigned to assigned to the 8th Medical Company. Soldiers assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment provided helicopter support. Army photo by Erich Backes 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. PUSHUP POWER Army Reserve Sgt. Wenceslaus Wallace does pushups in the headquarters building of the 335th...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 12 April 2018

    04/11/2018 6:02:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SHOULDER RESCUE Army Sgt. Jason C. Carroll carries a young resident through flooded streets in Monroe, LA, March 10, 2016. Carroll is electronic warfare specialist noncommissioned officer assigned to the Louisiana National Guard's 528th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade. The unit used light tactical vehicles as it worked with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office to navigate the high waters and assist residents. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 05 April 2018

    04/04/2018 5:59:32 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BATTLE TANK TEST Soldiers fire a live round from an M1A2 battle tank during an accuracy test in Swietozow, Poland, Jan. 16, 2017. The soldiers are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. The unit's arrival marks the start of rotations of armored brigades in Europe. This rotation will enhance deterrence capabilities in the region, improve the U.S. ability to respond to potential crises, and defend allies and partners in the European community. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Micah...
  • Trump: U.S. Troops Will Be Out Of Syria 'Very Soon'

    03/29/2018 12:47:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/29/18
    President Trump said on Thursday that the U.S. would be out of Syria "very soon" in the fight against ISIS. "We're knocking the hell out of ISIS. We'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon," President Trump said in an Ohio speech focused on infrastructure, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terror group. "Let the other people take care of it now. Very soon. Very soon, we're coming out. We're going to have a hundred percent of the caliphate, as they call it. Sometimes referred to as land, taking it all back. Quickly, quickly," he continued....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 29 March 2018

    03/28/2018 6:00:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In Whole Wide World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ WINTER TRAINING Airmen conduct room clearance training at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, NY, Jan. 7, 2017. The airmen are assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing's Security Forces Squadron. The training enables security forces to learn how to properly and safely clear and secure a room in a combat environment. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 22 March 2018

    03/21/2018 5:59:39 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole Wide World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HARRIER APPROACH An AV-8B Harrier lands aboard the USS Makin Island in the Gulf of Aden, Jan. 1, 2017. The Harrier is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron. The amphibious assault ship is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin M. Langer 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. SANTA'S SIGNAL A...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 15 March 2018

    03/14/2018 6:00:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SEA CEREMONY The rifle detail bows heads during a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 9, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jess E. Toner 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. RIVET REFUELING An Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft is visible through the window of the boom operator's station aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker as it approaches for...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - March 11, 2018 - {Prayer}

    03/10/2018 8:09:56 PM PST · by Faith · 26 replies
    March 11, 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.