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  • jam24u
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    Salute!

    Thank you for this Brian.

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  • BC79er
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    Still working on it. Going faster than I thought it would but still not done, most of the emails were SAFER related and the Mrs handled those so I could delete that whole pile. Plus she kicked on my Outlook a few times and cleaned house. Haven't dug through the forums much since nothing has happened with 2010 yet, and with Halloween this weekend not going to happen until next week either. Plan on playing Dad most of my waking hours for at least another week to catch up with the kids, after all the little one started walking while I was gone so trying not to miss too much after just getting back.

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  • WJVaughn
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    I am curious as to how long it took you to catch catch up on your email and the firehouse message boards?

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  • BC79er
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    3 minutes depended on which end of the table you were on since stacking started when the 3rd table up from yours sat down. Other companies were getting 5-6 minutes but they had 150 or less, we were at 230, and every company only got 20 minutes to feed the whole gang. Didn't take me long to figure out how much I could shove down, and also learned real quick that lubrication is the key just like the competitive eating contests. Salad dressing on everything, reduced how many times I had to take a drink to get something down. Hence the reason the first meal I wanted when I got back was fajitas so I could take an hour to eat a meal.

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  • FIRE117
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    Originally posted by mmcneill View Post
    Ed,

    When he gets back on here ask him about only having 3 minutes to eat each meal.

    When we ate lunch yesterday he said that was the first time he had the time to use a knife during a meal in 10 weeks.
    When I went through boot camp in FLW, having 3 minutes to eat a meal would have been a luxury.

    The drill instructors would be yelling at us "inhale that food and get out of here".

    We ate so fast, our forks and knives were giving off sparks from hitting each other.
    [sarcasm]

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  • Limeforever
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    Congrats on the accomplishment, and thanks for your service to our country, God knows we need a few good leaders...

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  • BC79er
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    Guard runs an 8 week accelerated OCS in March and June so based on AFG time crunch I'll be looking at June. Near as I can tell until then I think I spend 1 weekend a month shadowing a current CO or XO. Probably involves a lot of coffee and copy making, and the DS's told me Basic will be the most demanding thing I do my whole time in. Of course I was wholly impressed up there, our CO and XO make every ruck march with us, and on the 16k the Battalion CO and NCOIC (COL and CSM) both came out for the whole march. Definitely wasn't a shortage of lead by example there, if I can become half the officer the cadre was I'll be in great shape.

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  • OsbornFPD
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    Way to go Brian!

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  • SPFDRum
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    Congrats Brian!! So when do you start knife and fork school?

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  • BC79er
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    Thanks, and I wish I had that much clout.

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  • BCCB
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    Originally posted by BC79er View Post
    Still can't believe no announcements and few 1199As, but gives me something to do now that I'm back.
    Brian,

    Could you call AFG office and let them know you are back and ready for awards to be released? Maybe they have been holding them until you were able to share in the success of all those who you have helped!!!

    Congrats and welcome home again.

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  • MIDWESTCHIEF
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    Congrats Brian on making it through the 1st part of new journey. Welcome to a new family of military brothers & sisters. Unfortunately, your unit will start to grow on you and after awhile you will even look forward to seeing them once a month and at the same time, be glad to get rid of them after a 2 week annual training. lol Glad to have you back on the forum.
    Mike

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  • Catch22
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    Congrats Brian! Good to have you back!

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  • ktb9780
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    Maybe your return will signify to the AFG God's that they need to restart the 1199a upadtes and 10 questions

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  • mmcneill
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    Originally posted by BC79er View Post
    Thanks for the thoughts, prayers, and support everyone, Mike for swinging in and the others for wanting to get there. Folks were right on with the cough drops, and I went through a bit of PX-brand Icy-Hot but took no pain meds and never went to sick call once while keeping up with those kids. And I mean kids since I was 2nd oldest in the company, oldest in the platoon by 8 years, and graduated high school before 5 of the platoon were even born. Only the 1st SGT and 1 Drill Sergeant were older than me from that side so no shortage of people that thought I was crazy for being there since it wasn't for job or college money.

    Much less of me now than there was when I left, so that was definitely worth it. Sucked being away from the family and being out of touch with the real world but worth it all around nonetheless. I originally had a target on me as the lone OCS-bound person there but once they realized I was there to serve and had no attitude about anything (unlike some younger folks that got more PT because of it) I gained a little street cred with the cadre so wasn't Full Metal Jacket for me after the first few days. Still a challenge but I'm enjoying having to buy some new clothes since the old stuff doesn't fit now.

    Still can't believe no announcements and few 1199As, but gives me something to do now that I'm back.

    Anywho, thanks again y'all. Back to the family for tonight, just got back this afternoon so still unwinding, and did it in a good way with fajitas and beer. If the wife wakes me up suddenly I probably will yell 'Yes Drill Sergeant!" for a few days thought....
    Once again...WELCOME BACK Bubba

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