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jaminjim

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TO: ALL Soldiers

Subject: OPORD 20081222

REF: Official Visit of LTG Claus.

1. An official staff visit by LTG Claus is expected at your house on 25
Dec. The following directives govern activities of all young soldiers,
during the visit.

a. Not a creature will stir without permission. This includes Warrant
Officers. Soldiers may obtain special stirring permits for necessary
administrative action through the Battalion G-1. Officer stirring
permits must be obtained through the Deputy Post Plans and Policy
Office.

b. All personnel will settle their brains for a long winter nap NLT 2200
hours 24 December. Uniform for the nap will be: Pajamas, Cotton, Light
Weight, General Purpose, OG, and Cap, Utility woodland pattern, with ear
flaps in the extended position. Equipment will be drawn from the supply
room prior to 2130. While at supply, all personnel will review their
personal hand receipts and sign a Cash Collection Voucher, DD Form 1131,
for all missing items. Remember, this is the "season of giving."

c. Personnel will utilize standard "MRE" ration sugar plums for visions
to dance through their heads. Sugar plums are available in "MRE"
ration sundry packs and should be eaten with egg loaf, chopped ham, and
spice cake to ensure maximum visions are experienced.

d. Stockings, Wool, Cushion Sole (1 each), will be hung by the chimneys with
care. Necessary safety precautions will be taken to avoid fires caused
by carelessly hung stockings. 1SGs will submit stocking handling plans
to G-3/Training prior to 0800, 24 Dec. All squad leaders will ensure
their subordinate personnel are briefed on the safety aspects of
stocking hanging.

e. At first sign of clatter, all personnel will spring from their beds
to investigate and evaluate the cause. Immediate action will be taken to
tear open the shutters and throw up window sashes. On order OPLAN 7-98
(North Pole), para 6-8 (c)(3), dated 4 March, this office, takes effect
to facilitate shutter tearing and sash throwing. NCOs will be familiar
with procedures and are responsible for seeing that no shutters are torn
or sashes thrown prior to official commencement of clatter.

f. Prior to 0001, date of visit, all personnel possessing Standard
Target Acquisition and Night Observation (STANO) equipment will be
assigned "wandering eyeball" stations. The Company Master Gunner will
ensure that these stations are adequately manned even after shutters are
torn and sashes are thrown.

g. The G-4, in coordination with the National Security Agency and the
Motor Pool will assign one each Sleigh, Miniature, M-24, with eight
reindeer, tiny, flying, for use by LTG Claus. The assigned driver must
have a current sleigh operator's license with roof top permit and
evidence of attendance at the winter driving class stamped on a current
DA Form 348. Driver must also be able to clearly shout "On Donner, On
Dancer, etc...."

2. LTG Claus will initially enter your quarters through the chimney. All
houses without chimneys will draw Chimney Simulator, M6A2 for use during
the visit. Chimney simulators must be requested on DA Form 2765-1 which
must be submitted in four copies to the G-4 prior to 24 Dec. Personnel
will ensure that chimneys simulators are properly cleaned before turn-in
at the conclusion of visit.

3. All NCOs will be rehearsed in the shouting of "Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year" or "Merry Christmas To All and To All a Good Night."
This shout will be given upon termination of the visit. Uniformity of
shouting is the responsibility of each 1SG.

CLAUS

LTG
 

pelicn

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Pepsi? UGH! Might as well pour sugar in a glass :p

Snow?...how bout 71 degrees? (running to hide now);)
 

Bruno

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when you go out to have a drink, you dont say give a rum and pepis. Coke is used in bars all across the USA. that is why people always say give me a rum and COKE.
 

jaminjim

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Coke holds it's fizz better for a drink in the cup holder on a long run. But Pepsi tastes pretty dang good. So what is your favorite.....

Miller Lite
Swiss
Pepperoni
Salted Peanuts
Chili
 

jaminjim

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You know when I think back to some of the members that we have lost Teacel, Weave, Rich, Greg, and now possibly Leo. It makes me wonder.These people put up well over 15,000 posts, were very well thought of and they were always willing to help, not to mention that most of these guys were as knowledgeable as anyone on this site. Are the people that ran off these members all that and a bag of chips? In one case one particular member is directly responsible for running off three of some of our best members that this board has ever had.

Sure there was arguments, not everybody always agreed but the members generally treated people with more respect than what is going on now. Do we need to lose a few more long time members?
 

OntarioVanMan

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You know when I think back to some of the members that we have lost Teacel, Weave, Rich, Greg, and now possibly Leo. It makes me wonder.These people put up well over 15,000 posts, were very well thought of and they were always willing to help, not to mention that most of these guys were as knowledgeable as anyone on this site. Are the people that ran off these members all that and a bag of chips? In one case one particular member is directly responsible for running off three of some of our best members that this board has ever had.

Sure there was arguments, not everybody always agreed but the members generally treated people with more respect than what is going on now. Do we need to lose a few more long time members?

Some of your list left on their own decision ....The problem sometimes lies with the fact we are all the boss....wanting to control things being in charge and wanting the last word...and thats the crux....too many A type personalities in one place....

I've been around forums and involved up to administrator level to mod and even now a mod over at the sister site of Sprinters
but small sites lot less traffic, but I was still bombarded with e-mails and PM's, the constant squabbling, the constant critizms...no matter what action you took you managed to alienate some members and it would start all over...it takes the fun and relaxation right out of ya over a period of time....it takes a special attitude to cope with it all....
 
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jaminjim

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The last two on the list did in fact leave just because they made the decision, I don't think that the first three had that option.

You are correct that there are a lot of "A" personalities and that can cause problems.
Oh well doesn't seem to bother anyone other than me. (and thats a shame)
 

OntarioVanMan

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On an upbeat tone....

My bills are paid, roof over my head, food in the fridge, vans running fine...maybe 20 bucks in my pocket...I LOVE America! Gotta love it!!!:)
 

pelicn

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You are correct that there are a lot of "A" personalities and that can cause problems.
Oh well doesn't seem to bother anyone other than me. (and thats a shame)

It bothers others as well Jammin. :mad: Mod's try very hard to be fair in addition to keeping the peace but sometimes it just doesn't happen quickly enough.

OVM said
no matter what action you took you managed to alienate some members and it would start all over..

It's sad that "ADULTS" have to act like children!
 
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