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  • 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 02 August 2018

    08/01/2018 6:02:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SPACECRAFT TRAINING New York Air National Guard pararescuemen and combat rescue officers jump from a Hawaii Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III into the ocean near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 7, 2017, as they train to test new techniques and equipment that will be used to recover the crew module of NASA's Orion spacecraft. The airmen are assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Muncy Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies'...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 26 July 2018

    07/25/2018 6:03:30 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ DETECTOR DUTY Air Force Staff Sgt. Todd Hughes checks the anti-ice detector during an intake inspection on an F-16C at Daytona Beach, FL, Feb. 24, 2017. The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's demonstration squadron, performed the flyover during the opening ceremonies of the Daytona 500 race. Hughes is a dedicated crew chief assigned to the team. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz 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....
  • 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...