FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Christmas With Our Troops ~ 26 December 2017

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Christmas With Our Troops

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The Defense Logistics Agency provided more than 200,000 pounds of turkey, ham, shrimp, and other foodstuffs, including more than 6,500 pounds of marshmallows. In total, DLA Troop Support provided troops deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait.

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Actor and U.S. veterans’ advocate Gary Sinise is visiting American service members in Afghanistan and Iraq this week ahead of the Christmas holiday.

The 62-year-old Criminal Minds star and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation posted photos from his trip to Afghanistan this week, where he joined troops and medical staff at Bagram Air Base and posed for pictures with soldiers at the Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad.

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Trees for Troops

Members of the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland community pick Christmas tress at JBSA-Lackland donated by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, FedEx and 18 tree farmers as part of the Trees for Troops program.

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Christmas on the frontline without their loved ones: American heros in Afghanistan dress up as Santa, eat cupcakes and put on a concert.

Members of the U.S. army take a picture with a soldier dressed as The Grinch, of Dr Seuss lore, during Christmas Eve celebrations at a U.S. airfield in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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First Lt. Quinn Van Drew, C-130J Super Hercules first pilot, assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, pilots his aircraft during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 15, 2017, above the Pacific Ocean near Guam.

Operation Christmas Drop enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities by allowing aircrews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai) and Royal Australian Air Force, to maintain and develop combat readiness through sustainable aircraft generation and training for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

Merry Christmas and Thank You to our Troops and Veterans!

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FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let’s have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

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