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  • FReeper Canteen - Liberty Call - 24 Sept 2016

    09/23/2016 5:19:59 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 159 replies
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  • St. Maurice The first black saint

    09/20/2016 9:33:53 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 12 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYQDSQM0Mb4 Saint Maurice's feast day is on the 22nd of September. (Two days from right now.) So for my Catholic and Coptic viewers, I present to you, this diddy on the life and martyrdom of St Maurice. Saint Maurice (also Moritz, Morris, or Mauritius) was the leader of the legendary Roman Theban Legion n the 3rd century, and one of the favorite and most widely venerated saints of that group. He was the patron saint of several professions, locales, and kingdoms. He is revered in the Catholic Coptic and Orthodox churches. He is the patron saint of soldiers, veterans, armorers,...
  • Soldier’s Best Friend: Touching two lives at a time

    09/19/2016 7:06:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Kay Phillips
    Southern Arizona veterans suffering from combat-related injuries have a new resource. Soldier’s Best Friend provides service dogs for U.S. military combat veterans living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or combat related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Peoria, Ariz.-based non-profit began in 2011 after a veterinarian noticed some of his clients’ dogs were instrumental in helping them cope with their own issues such as depression or uneasiness in public. The program partners with local rescue shelters to obtain the dogs and it is from assisting the veteran and saving the dog that the organization gets its motto “Touching 2 lives at...
  • Freeper Canteen - Liberty Call - 17 Sept. 2016

    09/16/2016 5:58:39 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 280 replies
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  • VANITY: Looking for articles discussing the way the VA is helping remove Vet's 2nd Amendment Rights

    09/10/2016 10:36:25 AM PDT · by ozaukeemom · 24 replies
    I was discussing this with my husband this morning. I knew FR is the place to find the information we are seeking. My husband was at the VA the other day for an appointment. He was told to go meet with someone, following that. The young woman was to ask some questions. The first one was if he owned any guns. He told her it was none of her business. He told me about it and I told him that the VA is working with the feds to remove 2nd amendment rights from vets. He asked me to find some...
  • NFL Players and the National Anthem

    09/10/2016 10:01:55 AM PDT · by ScubieNuc · 30 replies
    Me | 9/10/2016 | Me
    I know this probably wont have any real effect on the NFL players who decide to not stand for the National Anthem, but I would like a list of all players who don't stand. My reason is pretty simple....I don't want any of them on my Fantasy Football team. I sent an email to my league asking them to tell me if any of my players fail to stand so that I can drop them. I realize that this thing is gaining some momentum and some great players may join in. It's easy for some people to say, "punish them",...
  • BOOM Navy Veteran Just DESTROYED CLINTON "I would Have Been Prosecuted and Imprisoned" (VIDEO)

    09/07/2016 7:50:34 PM PDT · by bushwon · 46 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 7, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    BOOM! Navy Veteran Just DESTROYED HILLARY CLINTON at Forum: “I Would Have Been Prosecuted and Imprisoned” (VIDEO) Navy veteran Lt. John Lester knocked Hillary Clinton out of the race tonight with the first question at the MSNBC forum. The first question came from a veteran who asked Hillary Clinton about her reckless handling of classified material. John Lester: As a Naval flight officer I held the top secret sensitive compartmentalized information clearance. And that provided me access with materials and information highly sensitive to our war fighting capabilities. Had I communicated this information not following the prescribed protocols I would...
  • The Veterans’ Perspective on the Kaepernick Situation & 9/11 Anniversary

    09/07/2016 11:11:50 AM PDT · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 7, 2016 | Elmer Ellsworth
    Yesterday I heard a perspective about Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem that compels me to help explain the Veterans’ Perspective on this issue. The view expressed on the radio was that Kaepernick’s should NOT sit on 9/11 because, while on any other day it is acceptable, to express one’s rights in such a manner on 9/11 it would be highly inappropriate. It is important to point out that this comment was made by a New York radio commentator — so perhaps that explains his perspective’s emphasis on the New York – 9/11 emotional connection. After all, the...
  • Zika Funding Fails Again in Congress

    09/07/2016 9:48:54 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Maggie Fox
    Congress came back from a seven-week break Tuesday and once again failed to move forward a bill that would pay for a federal Zika response. As senators traded barbs about whose fault it was, Florida health officials said they'd found seven more home-grown cases of Zika, six of them part of an outbreak in Miami Beach. Florida now has documented 56 locally transmitted cases of Zika infection, presumably passed by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that are active nearly year round in south Florida.
  • Trump earns endorsement of 88 retired generals, admirals

    09/06/2016 7:35:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 6, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump earned the endorsement of 88 retired generals and admirals in an open letter released Tuesday, as the Republican nominee looks to solidify support in the military community against Hillary Clinton in November. The Republican nominee's campaign unveiled the letter, organized by Major Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a 40-year Army veteran and Holocaust survivor, and Rear Admiral Charles Williams, ahead of a speech on veterans affairs in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Shachnow declared that Trump "has the temperament to commander-in-chief," while Williams called the Republican nominee "more trusted" than Clinton. In the letter, the retired military leaders warned of the "potentially...
  • Open Letter from Military Leaders (88 military leaders endorse Trump!)

    09/06/2016 7:33:01 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/6/2016 | Fox and Friends
    The 2016 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to make a long-overdue course correction in our national security posture and policy. As retired senior leaders of America’s military, we believe that such a change can only be made by someone who has not been deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military and the burgeoning threats facing our country around the world. For this reason, we support Donald Trump’s candidacy to be our next Commander-in-Chief. (snip)
  • Trump to deliver major speech about veterans affairs in Virginia Beach

    09/05/2016 8:11:24 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 5 replies
    ABC News 13 ^ | 09/03/2016 | Staff, WVEC
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Virginia Beach Tuesday. His campaign Web site said an event at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is closed to the public. Republican operative Gary C. Byler of Virginia Beach told 13News Now that Trump will make a major announcement about Veterans Affairs. Byler added that a roundtable discussion with family members of veterans may follow the speech.
  • FReeper Canteen - Labor Day Weekend - 3 Sept 2016

    09/02/2016 6:00:04 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 315 replies
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  • Trump vows to 'rebuild' military, in American Legion address

    09/01/2016 1:52:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 1, 2016
    Donald Trump vowed Thursday to “rebuild our depleted military” and ensure America’s soldiers are the best-equipped in the world as he addressed the American Legion's annual convention – and sought to rebut Hillary Clinton’s suggestion to the same crowd a day earlier that he doesn’t believe America is “exceptional.” Kicking off the address in Cincinnati, Ohio, by invoking his campaign slogan, “America First,” Trump tried to settle any doubts about his support for the Armed Forces. He called for a state-of-the-art missile defense, a “total reform” of the Veterans Affairs Department and a policy of “peace through strength.” “Nobody will...
  • Hillary Clinton 37 Minutes Late for American Legion Speech

    08/31/2016 3:36:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31,2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    435 Hillary Clinton arrived 37 minutes late for her speech to the American Legion conference in Cincinnati today, after rocking the night away at a fundraiser with Jimmy Buffett, Paul McCartney, and Jon Bon Jovi in the Hamptons in New York. Conference organizers were forced to fill the time gap with music and videos while military veterans waited in the audience for her arrival. Clinton was scheduled to take the stage at noon, but it wasn’t until 12:37 p.m. that a conference organizer introduced her.
  • STATEMENT ON HILLARY CLINTON’S SPEECH TO THE AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL CONVENTION

    08/31/2016 2:10:14 PM PDT · by euram · 28 replies
    Trump-Pence ^ | August 31 2016 | Trump Campaign
    “Hillary Clinton has shown she is fundamentally unequipped to further the national security interests of the United States and stand up for our veterans. As Secretary of State, she put our country’s diplomacy up for sale to Clinton Foundation donors and exposed classified information on more than 2,000 occasions on her secret email server. And whether it was her votes against veterans medical care in the U.S. Senate or her claims that the ongoing VA wait time crisis wasn't 'widespread,’ Hillary Clinton is completely out-of-touch with veterans issues and the systemic mismanagement that has persisted under President Obama’s failed leadership....
  • 76-Year-Old Vet Commits Suicide Outside VA Hospital After Turned Away from ER

    08/28/2016 10:34:49 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 38 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/28/2016 | Trey Sanchez
    Veteran Peter A. Kaisen, 76, walked into the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Long Island Sunday to be seen about his mental health issues. When he was turned away at the emergency room, he went out to his car and shot himself.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 27 Aug 2016

    08/26/2016 5:55:34 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 314 replies
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  • Why many veterans are sticking with Trump, even after he insulted a Gold Star family

    08/22/2016 7:02:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe
    Evan McAllister was 23 years old when he fought in the Iraqi city of Ramadi in 2006. He killed men and buried friends. Eight years later, he watched the same city fall to the Islamic State. To McAllister, a former Marine staff sergeant and scout sniper instructor, the war he fought was a harebrained mission planned by Republicans, rubber-stamped by Democrats and, in the end, lost to al-Qaeda’s brutal successor. The foreign policy establishment of both parties got his friends killed for no reason, he said, so come Election Day, he is voting for the man he believes answers to...
  • The Incredible Life of Lew Wallace, Civil War General and Author of Ben Hur

    08/20/2016 5:56:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    Slate.com ^ | MARCH 26 2013 | John Swansburg
    The incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history. Lew Wallace was making conversation with the other gentlemen in his sleeper car when a man in a nightgown appeared in the doorway. The train was bound for Indianapolis and the Third National Soldiers Reunion, where thousands of Union Army veterans planned to rally, reminisce, and march in a parade the New York Times would later describe as “the grandest street display ever seen in the United States.” It was Sept. 19, 1876, more than a decade since the Civil War...
  • Vets Group Urges Passage of Legislation that Offers VA Alternatives

    08/19/2016 4:26:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    America’s veterans are forced to drive hours to get to the nearest Veterans Affairs clinic, wait months for doctors’ appointments, and are routinely being subject to shameful service (unsanitary medical equipment, etc.). Few people have been fired as a result of the scandal and VA Secretary Robert McDonald has even minimized the situation by comparing it to the challenges of standing in line at Disney World. In a new statement, Concerned Veterans of America's Vice President of Policy and Communications Dan Caldwell said the VA's treatment of our nation's finest is unacceptable and is urging the passage of an important piece of legislation authored...
  • Mandatory soldier transition courses have smoothed adjustment to civilian life

    08/07/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    FORT HUACHUCA — After decades of service in the U.S. armed forces, living in a strictly regimented culture of knowing where and when a soldier, sailor or airman needs to be at any given moment, one of the biggest challenges can be adjusting to civilian life after separating from the military. For generations, this was a step that service men and women had to take alone, with no mandated assistance or guidance from the Department of Defense or the various military services, stretching back to the days of World War II and Vietnam, when soldiers were simply given their discharge...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 6 Aug 2016

    08/05/2016 5:20:29 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 301 replies
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  • Donald Trump says he ‘always wanted to get the Purple Heart’

    08/02/2016 11:14:16 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/2/2016 | Philip Bump
    The most potent moment of the Democratic convention last week was when Khizr Khan, father of an Army captain killed in Iraq in 2004, challenged Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. "You have sacrificed nothing and no one," Khan said to Trump, holding aloft a copy of the Constitution that he suggested Trump read. Trump's immediate response was to criticize Khan and his wife, earning a number of rebukes from veterans and members of his own party. "There are certain sacrosanct subjects that no amount of wordsmithing can repair once crossed," said a statement from...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 30 July 2016

    07/29/2016 5:58:51 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 215 replies
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  • While Vets Were Dying, The VA Spent $20 Million on Art

    07/27/2016 3:15:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joshua Krause
    It’s been over two years since the Veteran’s Affairs scandal first broke, when whistleblowers revealed that the agency in charge of providing medical treatment to our veterans was grossly callous, negligent, and inefficient. Countless veterans were dying while waiting for treatments, and VA workers were covering it up. And unfortunately, the VA is still just as bad at treating our veterans, if not worse, than it was in 2014. Two years after this scandal first broke however, we’re still learning about some of the terrible things that the VA did while their patients were waiting to be treated. Recently it’s...
  • Donald Trump promises reform in speech to VFW in Charlotte

    07/26/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WTVD-TV ^ | July 26, 2016
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVD) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued his swing through North Carolina on Tuesday with a speech to the VFW convention in Charlotte. Trump spoke about problems within the Veterans Administration, including the scandal of long waits and poor quality healthcare. "We're going to bring honesty back to government and that starts with the VA," Trump told the crowd....
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO=> #NeverTrump Commies Push Elderly Veteran Off Ledge at RNC

    07/23/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 62 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 07/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    This was DISGUSTING!The RevCom Communists held several rallies at the RNC in Cleveland this past week. During one demonstration this #NeverTrump group pushed an elderly US veteran off a ledge. They wouldn’t let the man move on the on their platform and then pushed him off the ledge. AWFUL! Via Rebel Pundit [VIDEO].
  • FReeper Canteen - Christmas In July - 23 July 2015

    07/22/2016 5:56:20 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 238 replies
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    The FReeper Canteen Presents..... "Christmas in July" There's nothing like a few days of blistering 100 degree temperatures to make us wistful for the frosty months of winter. Throw in some high humidity and zero air movement and suddenly shoveling snow, navigating icy sidewalks and bundling up in layers of sweaters, scarves and jackets sounds like a mighty fun time. It's hot, you're sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat, aren't you? And while thinking about winter, you're probably also dreaming of all those snowy nights of Christmas celebrations? Well, you can't actually change the season now,...
  • Police: Ex-Marine, 81, held hostage in motel for 4 years

    07/21/2016 12:05:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    statesman.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    HIGHLANDS, N.Y. — A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a motel in Highlands. The motel sits next door to the police station in the Hudson Valley town, about 50 miles north of New York City. Coniglio, 43, used brute force and intimidation to get the mentally diminished veteran to cooperate with him, police said. The elderly man has advanced dementia, according to police. Police Chief...
  • Mister Trump, our Active Duty Military votes count, right???

    07/18/2016 4:36:15 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 86 replies
    Free Republic ^ | July 18, 2016 | little jeremiah
    A great memeber here and Navy veteran, MagUSNRET, made some comments that need to stand alone so more people read them, take heed, and hopefully TAKE ACTION! Without honest and open elections, with NO voter fraud, we do not have a Republic. Her comments: As this is the third election cycle convention thread I have been on, I am compelled to post this yet again, in hopes it gets some traction THIS time. Active Duty Military votes are very often claimed to have arrived “too late” to be counted,or were “lost at sea”, or they are not counted unless and...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 16 July 2016

    07/15/2016 5:59:39 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 235 replies
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  • Donald Trump 10 Step Plan To Reform The Department Of Veterans' Affairs

    07/11/2016 12:11:42 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 38 replies
    donaldjtrump.com ^ | 7/11/2016 | staff
    Veterans Administration Reforms That Will Make America Great Again The Goals Of Donald J. Trump’s Veterans Plan The current state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is absolutely unacceptable. Over 300,000 veterans died waiting for care. Corruption and incompetence were excused. Politicians in Washington have done too little too slowly to fix it. This situation can never happen again, and when Donald J. Trump is president, it will be fixed – fast.
  • WTF!? Chris Kyle’s Wife Trying To Stop His Family From Helping Wounded Vets

    07/10/2016 10:03:41 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 49 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Infidel
    Jeff Kyle, the brother of slain former Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, posted to his Facebook that Chris’ wife, Taya, had directed lawyers to send a “cease & desist” order to an organization the Kyle family is working with, because they are raising funds for wounded veterans. Two organizations have teamed up to raise funds for veterans, and are using the Kyle name, with permission of the Kyle family. One organization, a Texas based extreme obstacle race team called Lone Star Spartans, has been holding annual race events in memory of Chris Kyle, and to raise money for vets. Jeff Kyle...
  • LIVE:Trump Veteran's Reform Speech 7/11/2016 Virginia Beach, VA @ The Westin 1pm EDT.

    07/10/2016 6:21:24 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 359 replies
    Monday, July 11, 2016: Live streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s speech on Veterans’ Reform in Virginia Beach, VA at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. Coverage will begin at 1:00 PM EDT. Virginia Beach, VA Watch the LIVE stream of the event below beginning at 1:00 PM EDT The Westin Beach Town Center LET'S GET ON BOARD THE TRUMP RALLY TRAIN FOR VIRGINIA BEACH. I'LL MEET YOU IN THE CLUB CAR @ 2pm for Champagne and Cocktails and Brunch @ 3. Attire: Your Sunday Best. Pleaes RSVP
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 9 July 2016

    07/08/2016 5:57:55 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 214 replies
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  • White House cancels Fourth of July for troops

    07/04/2016 5:32:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/06/16 | Rudy Takala
    The White House on Monday canceled a Fourth of July celebration for troops who were scheduled to attend an event on the South Lawn, citing the possibility of inclement weather. However, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will proceed with a planned performance this evening from rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer Janelle Monae. Afterward, the couple will deliver remarks in the East Room of the White House. Before the event was canceled, troops were scheduled to participate in a barbeque and view fireworks in the evening,...
  • FReeper Canteen - Independence Day Weekend - 2 July 2016

    07/01/2016 5:55:10 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 239 replies
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  • NH: Veteran Car Dealer Cashes in On Popularity of AR15 rifles

    06/27/2016 3:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A New Hampshire business is cashing in on the high popularity of the AR15 style rifles. Owner Mike Hagan is a combat vet of Afghanistan.  His company offers a veterans' discount as well.  He isn't intimidated by political correctness. From nh1.com: Owner Mike Hagan, of Hagan's Motor Pool Auto Repair and Sales, told Fox25 that several people have taken him up on the deal so far. “I have given away four AR-15s and one 9mm handgun, which is the other option if you don't want the AR-15,” he said. Hagan has partnered with a nearby gun store for the...
  • 36th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games - Salt Lake City

    06/26/2016 12:03:17 AM PDT · by airborne · 31 replies
    NVWG website ^ | 6/26/16 | vanity
    The 36th NVWG will offer 19 events plus one additional sport – triathlon. Keeping with the mountain theme, bobsledding will be offered as the year’s exhibition sport. While the official theme and logo are still being determined, the obvious underlying theme will be the beauty of the outdoors and the natural wonders of Utah, said Jill Atwood, chief of communications for the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.
  • Military Update: Vet groups uniting to oppose privatized care, defend VA

    06/25/2016 2:53:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | TOM PHILPOT
    The nation’s leading veteran services organizations are rallying behind the Department of Veterans Affairs and its beleaguered health care system, touting the experience of staff, the breadth of services and its holistic approach to care delivery that they argue the private sector cannot match. The VSOs are warning of politicians and groups with agendas that constantly criticize VA health care, refuse to acknowledge reforms and thus advance a camouflaged campaign to dismantle VA health care. They also say it is time to better educate their own members on actions being taken to improve to the healthcare system that millions of...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 25 June, 2016

    06/24/2016 5:51:26 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 273 replies
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  • Abused horses now rehabbed to help veterans with PTSD

    06/19/2016 9:57:39 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 3 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 19 June 2016 | SUSAN HAIGH
    In this June 13, 2016 photo, Dan and Amy Thomas try to calm the two Friesian horses they were picking up at the Connecticut Department of Agriculture's large animal rehabilitation center at the York Correctional Center in Niantic, Conn. The horses were among others seized in February as part of an animal-cruelty probe, that were later auctioned off. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh) NIANTIC, Conn. (AP) — After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center....
  • FReeper Canteen Father's Day Weekend - 18 June 2016

    06/17/2016 5:59:47 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 181 replies
    Our Troops & Dad's 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ 11 June 2016

    06/10/2016 5:59:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 273 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...
  • San Antonio [TX] man who died saving teens from Medina River dam was a decorated Marine Corps vet

    06/10/2016 10:15:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | June 9, 2016 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio Marine Corps veteran spending Wednesday afternoon with his family on the Medina River made the heroic, fateful decision to sacrifice his own life while rescuing two teens caught in the undertow, according to authorities. Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello was visiting Bandera City Park when an unidentified teen girl tried crossing the dam, a violation of city ordinance, the Bandera Marshal's Office said in a statement. A male teenager followed her in an attempt to save her, but was also swept away, prompting Buentello to jump into action."(He) went into the water and managed to save both of...
  • FReeper Canteen - Favorite "Sun-Summer Songs", Tell Us Yours! 10 June 2016

    06/09/2016 6:00:34 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 243 replies
    Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Sun or Summer" Songs *Video* Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers Ain't no sunshine when she's gone It's not warm when she's away. Ain't no sunshine when she's gone And she's always gone too long Anytime she goes away. Wonder this time where she's gone Wonder if she's gone to stay Ain't no sunshine when she's gone And this house just ain't no home Anytime she goes away. And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I...
  • The Conversation About War and Our Veterans We Refuse to Have

    06/09/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Medium.com@benjaminSledge ^ | May 27, 2016 | Benjamin Sledge
    I went to the market Where all the families shop I pulled out my Ka-bar And started to chop Your left right left right left right kill Your left right left right you know I will -Military cadence “You can shoot her…” the First Sergeant tells me. “Technically.” We’re standing on a rooftop watching black smoke pillars rise from a section of the city where two of my teammates are taking machine gun fire. Below, the small cluster of homes we’ve taken over is taking sporadic fire as well. He hands me his rifle with a high powered scope and...
  • VA Announces Formal Removal of Three Phoenix Health Care System Officials

    06/08/2016 2:33:09 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it has removed three senior officials at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The move follows an announcement in March in which VA proposed the removal of Lance Robinson, the facility’s Associate Director; Brad Curry, Chief of Health Administration Service; and Dr. Darren Deering, Chief of Staff. In addition to other causes, the three were removed for negligent performance of duties and failure to provide effective oversight for not ensuring Veterans were either properly scheduled for appointments or placed on an appropriate wait list. “We have an obligation to...
  • New bill could convert VA healthcare into a nonprofit corporation

    06/08/2016 12:34:32 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    HotAir ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the various scandals engulfing the VA in general and the abysmal healthcare received by our veterans in particular, but solutions thus far have been hard to come by. Tinkering with the existing system and replacing bad actors seems to be simply nibbling around the edges of the problem. There have been improvements in some areas, but wait times for veterans remain unacceptably long and the quality of care available in some regions is still far below where we need to be. Is it time to scrap the entire system and start...