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  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Purple Heart Medal...238 Years Old! ~ 06 August 2020

    08/05/2020 6:03:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ The Purple Heart Medal … 238 Years Old! Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. President Trump awarded a Purple Heart to Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos on April 22 at Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Barrientos was wounded last month in Afghanistan and lost part of his right leg. The Purple Heart is an American decoration-the oldest military decoration in the world in present use and the first American award made available to...
  • Marines halt search for 8 missing troops, all presumed dead

    08/02/2020 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    AP News ^ | 8/02/20
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition. The 26-ton, tank-like craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water - too deep for divers - making it difficult to reach.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 30 July 2020

    07/29/2020 6:09:01 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!! ~ LAUNCHER PRACTICE A soldier aims his practice AT-4 rocket launcher during the Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year competition at Fort Jackson, SC, Sept. 7, 2016. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton 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. INTERIOR CLIMB Navy Seaman Krystal Paquette climbs down the interior of the mast of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 2, 2016....
  • Army Troops in Capital as Negroes Riot

    07/23/2020 12:41:01 PM PDT · by justme4now · 30 replies
    archive.nytimes ^ | April 6, 1968 | BEN A. FRANKLIN
    Special to The New York Times WASHINGTON, April 5 -- President Johnson ordered 4,000 regular Army and National Guard troops into the nation's capital tonight to try to end riotous looting, burglarizing and burning by roving bands of Negro youths. The arson and looting began yesterday after the murder of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis. The White House announced at 5 P.M. that because the President had determined that ``a condition of domestic violence and disorder'' existed, he had issued a proclamation and an Executive order mobilizing combat-equipped troops in Washington. Some of the troops were...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 23 July 2020

    07/22/2020 6:11:15 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!! ~ ROOM ASSAULT Soldiers rehearse room clearance procedures during training at the Urban Assault Course on Fort Jackson, SC, Dec. 3, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton 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. FIGHT FOR HONOR Paratroopers engage in a pugil stick match during Pathfinder Torcher on Fort Bragg, NC, Dec. 8, 2015. The paratroopers are assigned to Pathfinder Company, 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 16 July 2020

    07/15/2020 6:04:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 47 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ REA LEAPING An Air Force sergeant leads Rea, a military working dog, through an obstacle course on Vance Air Force Base, OK, Jan. 11, 2016. The airman is assigned to the 71st Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by David Poe 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. DROP ZONE SIGNAL Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Pico and Staff Sgt. Brian Alfano demonstrate a method to mark a drop...
  • U.S. Troops Will Be Among the First to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

    07/14/2020 11:08:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Vaccine ^ | 07/13/20 | Rishma Parpia
    Senior White House officials reported that United States service members would be among the first Americans to receive a COVID-19 vaccine after it has been licensed. Officials said the groups likely to receive the vaccine first include the most vulnerable people such as the elderly, patients with underlying health conditions, employees in essential businesses and the U.S. military.​ Operation Warp Speed (OWS) under way at the federal level is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has a goal of delivering 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021. Meeting that goal is part of a broader strategy...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 09 July 2020

    07/08/2020 5:58:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ WASH AWAY Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Nevills washes the concrete from his face after helping fill a footer at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 3, 2016. Nevills is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, whose members dug eight trenches to house eight footers for placing four relocatable buildings. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman 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. TIMEOUT TAP Marine Corps...
  • China Begins Pulling Back Troops Near Site of India Border Clash, Indian Sources Say

    07/06/2020 11:44:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    NEW DELHI/BEIJING—China began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on July 6, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Troops fought for hours with rods and clubs on the night of June 15, with some falling to their deaths in the freezing waters of the Galwan river in the western Himalayas. China has yet to confirm whether it suffered casualties. The Indian deaths are the highest along the border in more than five decades, a dramatic escalation that led to weeks of talks...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 02 July 2020

    07/01/2020 6:08:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIREFIGHTING TRAINING Sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard fight a simulated fire during a training scenario in the South China Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The amphibious assault ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Holmes 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. ICELANDIC SWEEP Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Carroll sweeps an area with a mine detector during...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 25 June 2020

    06/24/2020 6:00:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BREAK TIME Camden Archbold, age 5, takes a break next to his father from the day’s festivities during the Arctic Thunder Special Needs and Family Day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 29, 2016. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy 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. SUNSET OPERATIONS The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis conducts helicopter operations at sunset during Rim of the Pacific 2016,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 June 2020

    06/17/2020 6:01:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ DANGLING FROM 350 FEET Marines are being lifted to a height of over 350 feet in the air to avoid any possible obstacles before flying around the area during insertion and extraction rigging training on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Briauna Birl 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 SHOP Navy Seaman Quinton Mems welds a handrail in the machinery shop aboard...
  • Soldiers fell to their deaths as India and China's troops fought with rocks

    06/17/2020 6:24:54 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 June 2020 | Michael Safi , Helen Davidson and Hannah Ellis-Petersen
    The hand-to-hand combat lasted hours, on steep, jagged terrain, with iron bars, rocks and fists. Neither side carried guns. Most of the soldiers killed in the worst fighting between India and China in 60 years lost their footing or were knocked from the narrow Himalayan ridge, plunging to their deaths. A day after reports of the “violent face-off” in the western Himalayas emerged, Indian news outlets began naming some of the dead and a clearer picture started to build of what transpired on Monday night on the high, steep ridge lines above the fast-flowing Galwan River. SNIP Reinforcements from...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 11 June 2020

    06/10/2020 6:02:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 53 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIRST FLIGHT An F-35B makes its first trans-Atlantic flight as it takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC, June 29, 2016, and lands at Royal Air Force Base Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian Burdett 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. SHOOTING STARS Aircraft, shooting stars, and planets are visible from the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald...
  • U.S. to remove 9,500 troops from Germany

    06/08/2020 5:58:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/08/2020 | Peter Skurkiss
    The Wall Street Journal reported on June 5 that President Trump directed the Pentagon to permanently reduce the U.S. military presence in Germany by 9,500 troops. This corresponds to an approximately 27.5-percent troop reduction  and would cap the U.S. military presence in Germany at 25,000. This move is coming just days after German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed an invitation from President Trump to attend a G7 leaders summit in Washington later this month. Politco writes: Trumps' withdrawal plan appeared to be less a form of direct retribution for Merkel's G7 decision but rather a follow-through on previous threats to reduce the U.S. military presence in...
  • No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

    06/06/2020 3:30:26 AM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 24 replies
    We all no that the mayor of Washington dc will not allow New Jersey national guardsmen to stay at hotels in the DC area and she has even requested that the governor of new jersey recall the national guard. this is an attempt to have the riots Burn down DC. the constitution does not allow the forced housing of military hence the mayor of DC is trying to use the defunding of military housing to remove the troops...I don't live in DC so I cant offer a bed myself but I figure that citizens of DC could contact the new...
  • New York Times Apologized For Publishing A Republican. Look At What They Never Apologized For

    06/05/2020 7:47:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 5, 2020 | Madeline Osburn
    Within hours of publishing a column by a U.S. senator conveying an opinion held by a majority of Americans, The New York Times’ staff erupted in an outrage, calling their employer’s decision to print a differing opinion, “surreal and horrifying.” The editorial page editor James Bennet at first defended running counter viewpoints by those in policy positions, but by Thursday, the New York Times fully relented, issuing an apology and blaming a “rushed editorial process” for its decision to run the op-ed at all. The op-ed, written by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., called on the federal government to “send in...
  • Soldiers Kneel to Antifa?

    06/04/2020 11:58:01 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/3/2020 | Johnathan T. Gilliam
    Twitter feed showing individuals dressed as soldiers kneeling before an Antifa protest. Jonathan T Gilliam @JGilliam_SEAL These soldiers should be court-martialed along with whoever is in charge of this gaggle.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 04 June 2020

    06/03/2020 6:03:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 55 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BULLDOG'S BRAVO Cano, a 4-year-old American bulldog, watches a pass-in-review ceremony on the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL, Jan. 15, 2016. Also a service dog, Cano holds a "Bravo Zulu" sign, a naval signal for "well done." U.S. Navy photo by Sue Krawczyk 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. HOMESTEAD JUMP Army Staff Sgt. John Lopez and Staff Sgt. Travis Downing, members of the Army's...
  • Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

    05/29/2020 10:25:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 153 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 29th, 2020 | JAMES LAPORTA
    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests. Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been...