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  • 2010 afg

    Will first 1099's hit the net Aug 17?

  • #2
    Temptingly close if yes...

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    • #3
      Now you have done went and done it. Going to have folks all tore up before they have time to finish the therapy everyone had to under go from the last year.

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      • #4
        It'll be earlier than 2009. A whole month earlier. November 15th (If we're lucky)

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        • #5
          The real question is how many rounds will be announced while I'm in BCT in Missouri, and slightly out of touch with the real world for 10 weeks....
          Brian P. Vickers
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          • #6
            Originally posted by BC79er View Post
            The real question is how many rounds will be announced while I'm in BCT in Missouri, and slightly out of touch with the real world for 10 weeks....
            My brain is like a sieve today. BCT? Basic Combat Training; Brigade Combat Team?
            Basic Combat Training is around 10 weeks so am I missing something here or am I just missing the obvious, again?

            Fire and Military acronymns are fighting each other in my brain once more.
            Last edited by jam24u; 07-18-2010, 01:19 PM.

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            • #7
              Nope, you got it right, Basic Combat Training, Ft Leonard Wood Missouri, 10-Aug thru 22-Oct. Joined the TX Army National Guard. Was going to do ROTC in college then ended up leaving that school and then joining the VFD which has kept me occupied for a few years. Always wanted to go back and serve in the military but work and paying bills wouldn't let it happen. Checked back into everything so it fits in the schedule since the boss is letting me have off, and the Mrs knows it's been something I've wanted to do so she signed off on it too, so I signed on the dotted line and took the oath like so many others on here have done. I've always thought every able bodied individual should serve so wanted to do it while I had the chance to get in. 10 weeks now then 8 weeks of OCS next June.

              Fun part will be doing boot camp at 36, and being surrounded by kids who weren't even born when I graduated high school. But been hitting the PT pretty hard so I can score one for the old(er) crowd and show the kids it's never too late.
              Brian P. Vickers
              CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
              FH.com/Firehouse Mag Contributor
              www.helpmewithgrants.com
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              • #8
                Thank you Brian. Not only have you served your fire service brethren well as a firefighter/grant guru, but now you sign on to protect those of us that protect the everyday citizen. Thank you and good luck.
                Blandford Fire Department
                93 Main Street
                Blandford, Ma 01008

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BC79er View Post
                  Nope, you got it right, Basic Combat Training, Ft Leonard Wood Missouri, 10-Aug thru 22-Oct. Joined the TX Army National Guard. Was going to do ROTC in college then ended up leaving that school and then joining the VFD which has kept me occupied for a few years. Always wanted to go back and serve in the military but work and paying bills wouldn't let it happen. Checked back into everything so it fits in the schedule since the boss is letting me have off, and the Mrs knows it's been something I've wanted to do so she signed off on it too, so I signed on the dotted line and took the oath like so many others on here have done. I've always thought every able bodied individual should serve so wanted to do it while I had the chance to get in. 10 weeks now then 8 weeks of OCS next June.

                  Fun part will be doing boot camp at 36, and being surrounded by kids who weren't even born when I graduated high school. But been hitting the PT pretty hard so I can score one for the old(er) crowd and show the kids it's never too late.
                  Good for you. I was the old guy like you. They sent me to Ft. Jackson for my in processing. The first day I wondered what in the world I got myself into.
                  Thank you for serving. I think it should be like other countries were you had to put your time in.

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                  • #10
                    The guys in MO around here think I'm nuts going up there during there "hot" season. Average high of 89 with 50% humidity? That's February weather around Houston way. I was worried about getting Ft Bennett, a mite humid and hot in SW GA in August. Not that I don't need to sweat off a few.

                    No need to thank for serving, the older I get the more appreciative I am of being born in this country, having the freedom to buy my own house, have a family, and run my own business. Just feel the need to contribute in any way I can, as they say freedom isn't free. The thanks needs to go to those that have been serving and served before, otherwise things would be a lot different in this world.
                    Brian P. Vickers
                    CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
                    FH.com/Firehouse Mag Contributor
                    www.helpmewithgrants.com
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                    • #11
                      Thank you for serving Brian. Leonard Wood should be cool enough for you. Smaller groups there. Many other larger bases you could have been sent to like Fort Jackson, S.C. Leonard Wood however has a large Military Police training center there too. Watch out for the dogs. LOL

                      You realize your gonna end up going over don't you!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jam24u View Post
                        Thank you for serving Brian. Leonard Wood should be cool enough for you. Smaller groups there. Many other larger bases you could have been sent to like Fort Jackson, S.C. Leonard Wood however has a large Military Police training center there too. Watch out for the dogs. LOL

                        You realize your gonna end up going over don't you!
                        My eldest Girl Child did her BCT in Jackson and will be commissioned a 2nd LT down at Benning this week. She is headed up to Fort Lost in the Woods for Chemical School next week.
                        Brain you go and drop 30 lbs. and think you are in your 20's again. Are you smoking something?
                        Last edited by WJVaughn; 07-19-2010, 01:25 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Possibly, but with the OCS thing they don't want inexperienced command staff in a conflict zone so will be a few years until I get enough under the belt. Right now the Guard has people volunteering to go and are getting turned down. Last NG Combat Arms in Iraq are a Houston detachment that comes home Sep 1. Only SpecOps, Infantry, and Artillery over there now. I'll end up Signal or Intel from what I'm being told. Either way if I go I go. My cousin is career Navy, was on USS Carl Vinson off the coast of India on 9/11, and is on a volunteer assignment training Afghan police in Kabul. If I'm needed overseas, so be it.

                          I'm not so worried about the dogs, I can't run fast enough to be a good training dummy for them.
                          Brian P. Vickers
                          CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
                          FH.com/Firehouse Mag Contributor
                          www.helpmewithgrants.com
                          www.facebook.com/vcsinc

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                          • #14
                            Congrats for signing on Brian. Most of the guys from SD go through Leonard Wood for Engineer training also. They say it's not too bad. I went through Jackson and Gordon myself back in 92, and yes, they were hot also. What branch are you going into...engineer, mp, infantry???

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WJVaughn View Post
                              My eldest Girl Child did her BCT in Jackson and will be commissioned a 2nd LT down at Benning this week. She is headed up to Fort Lost in the Woods for Chemical School next week.
                              Brain you go and drop 3o lbs. and think you are in your 20's again. Are you smoking something?
                              Not smoking anything, even skipped the celebratory end of AFG cigar. Pretty much dropped the beer too. Almost under 220 now, running 3 miles without stopping, pushups/situps within passing range. Almost back into 34 in waist too. Slight difference from last year's numbers based on the picture of the fat guy sitting on the Fat Boy... I figure a handfull of DI's will put me down closer to 200 again. I'm good with Ft L Wood, supposedly a little more lax on the calls home, not sure how the 4 y/o will deal with no contact with Daddy, being the stereotypical daddy's little girl. Looks like the 8 month old will walk before I leave so I won't miss that, and will be back before his 1st b-day. If that wasn't happening the Marines couldn't protect me against the Mrs...
                              Brian P. Vickers
                              CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
                              FH.com/Firehouse Mag Contributor
                              www.helpmewithgrants.com
                              www.facebook.com/vcsinc

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