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Title: Sorry to report
Post by: Bull Schmitt on December 23, 2008, 11:40:30 am
Bvt Gen US Scout,

Sir, I am sorry to report it appears the entire command has gone AWOL!!

Bvt Col Bull Schmitt
Adjutant General, GAF
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Pony Soldier on December 23, 2008, 01:06:37 pm
Still present and accounted for.  Merry Christmas to all.
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Drydock on December 23, 2008, 01:16:01 pm
On station . . .
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Post by: Cedar County Sheriff on December 23, 2008, 02:34:01 pm
On post, and on duty, Sir!


Bvt Lt. Col. Douglas Cedar, US Cav.
Commaning Officer
Division of the Pacific Northwest
Dept. of the Pacific

aka
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Trailrider on December 23, 2008, 02:58:35 pm
Available for LIMITED duty, Sir! (Fractured my kneecap stepping down off the bottom rung of a ladder whilst greasing my garage door tracks!  :-[ Caught the cap of my left Corcoran jump boot on the side channel, twisted and landed on my right knee! Walking with a strap-on brace, and praying I don't need any surgery!) Bummer! Slows me down!

OTOH!  Here's wishing one and all a Happy Holiday Season, and a Happy, HEALTHY and Prosperous New Year!

Your obdt servant,
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: River City John on December 23, 2008, 03:47:10 pm
Sorry, been on detached service aboard Icebreaker U.S.S. Tired of Winter.
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Zouave Officer on December 23, 2008, 03:59:27 pm
I'm on the line down here in the South, sick in quarters, but still have some "fit" left in me.  ;)

Hope everyone is doing well, and going to be having a happy holidays.
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Bristow Kid on December 23, 2008, 07:25:04 pm
Snowed in but present and accounted for.


Bristow Kid
Teamster

Dept. of the Missouri
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: US Scout on December 23, 2008, 07:44:41 pm
Bvt Gen US Scout,

Sir, I am sorry to report it appears the entire command has gone AWOL!!

Bvt Col Bull Schmitt
Adjutant General, GAF


I believe the Department Commanders may have authorized holiday furloughs for most of their commands.  As I've made my rounds occasionally during the day, I've noticed the Barracks to be sparsely filled. 

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF

Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Delmonico on December 23, 2008, 08:19:43 pm
I have been in dire, mortal hand to hand combat with Christmas shoppers, must say I have not killed any of them yet, because if I do my boss makes me fill out the paper work. ;D

(This of course is not any of the normal patrons to The Old West Shop, these are the unwashed masses who look in every nook and cranny of the store to see if they can find what ever it is they think someone else needs.)
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on December 23, 2008, 09:25:00 pm
On duty, & on call.

Dusty
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Capt. JEB on December 23, 2008, 10:30:25 pm
Temporarely assigned to Mess tent for duty until the 25th.

Then I will assume my regular post!

Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on December 24, 2008, 01:57:17 am
This Station has been subjected to severe cold and excessive snow, but I remain at my post!

 ;D
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Pony Racer on December 24, 2008, 08:47:33 am
I am happy to report that I was allowed to take a few dats R&R for the holidays Sir!!!

My seabag is packed and the weapons are at the ready.

I may even get to test out a few of them during my holiday hunt at parents homestead post Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all - especially those deployed away from family - always tough but this time of year it is doubly hard.

PR
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Bull Schmitt on December 24, 2008, 02:32:57 pm
Rumor has it that Gen US Scout will issue Holiday furloughs to all the troops!! :o

Happy holidays to all and to all a good night!

Col Bull
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: BlaiseNSaddles on December 24, 2008, 07:52:04 pm
Been busy on mess duty lately.

"Doc" Evie
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: US Scout on December 25, 2008, 12:01:07 pm
Rumor has it that Gen US Scout will issue Holiday furloughs to all the troops!! :o

Happy holidays to all and to all a good night!

Col Bull


I have dispatched couriers to all GAF posts and stations with orders directing that all personnel not on duty or engaged in operations against the hostiles, are to be given Christmas Day off from all unnecessary labors (after all, cavalry and artillery horses must be cared for no matter the day). 

US Scout
GAF, Commanding
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: scooter on December 25, 2008, 12:56:08 pm
bvt col. scooter reporting in,  TEXAS DIVISON       WE  ARE ENJOYING WONDERFUL,WARM WEATHER HERE WITH TEMPS IN THE MID 70s .    HOSTILES ARE IN THERE WINTER QUARTERS-----IN MEXICO !    WISHING EVERY TROOPER A MERRY CHRISTMAS.  GOD BLESS
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Grapeshot on December 25, 2008, 03:08:52 pm
Entrenched, but on station and prepared for action.
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Charles Isaac on December 25, 2008, 11:58:36 pm
Sir, I am sorry to report it appears the entire command has gone AWOL!!

Present!

However, not part of the command. I am but a lowly Quartermaster Sergeant.

Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: US Scout on December 26, 2008, 06:46:40 am
Quote from: Charles Isaac
Present!

However, not part of the command. I am but a lowly Quartermaster Sergeant.

Merry Christmas!


No one in the GAF is "lowly", particularly anyone who wears sergeant's stripes, for it is the sergeants who keep the officers out of trouble.

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Texas Lawdog on December 26, 2008, 08:00:16 am
That is so True, Sir!
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Trailrider on December 26, 2008, 11:48:56 am
In my limited experience, the old saying was absolutely TRUE:  the officers may command an outfit, but the NCO's run it!  :)

Happy Holidays to all!
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Niederlander on December 26, 2008, 11:50:21 am
We were always told, as Lieutenants, that the NCO's and Staff NCO's were and are the "Backbone of the Corps".  I found that to be exactly true.  I was blessed with outstanding examples of both, and consider it an honor to have served with them.
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: MUD MARINE on December 26, 2008, 03:31:38 pm
My experience in the Corps as a sergeant was good officers let us handle the men and the officers handled the strategy. The officers also had the burden of ultimate responsibility. At least in my long past day, that system worked.

According to my eldest son, a Captain of Marines, that system still works!  :-)

Semper Fidelis!
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Frenchie on December 27, 2008, 07:31:08 pm
Present for duty, sir! Just checking the stores, you know, making sure we have lots of good chow to keep the men happy. Oh, by the way, the medical officer begs to report he's running a bit low on alcohol, the, uh, medicinal kind, you know (wink, wink). <hic> Oh, beg pardon, sir...
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: litl rooster on December 28, 2008, 07:34:10 am
   If you haven't seen me...then I am doing my job correctly

Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Delmonico on December 28, 2008, 12:20:01 pm

I have dispatched couriers to all GAF posts and stations with orders directing that all personnel not on duty or engaged in operations against the hostiles, are to be given Christmas Day off from all unnecessary labors (after all, cavalry and artillery horses must be cared for no matter the day). 

US Scout
GAF, Commanding

Thank You Sir, however I must report that on the 26th was once again engaged in mortal combat with hostiles armed with returns and gift cards.  This battle is still going on, but seems have tapered off and we seem to be winning. ;D
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Pitspitr on January 03, 2009, 07:43:02 am
Not absent, just afflicted with electronic laryngitis...and a real life cold that seemed to require me to sleep when not engaged in vital duties.
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Bull Schmitt on January 03, 2009, 10:08:01 am
Col Pitspitr,

I'll see if Gen US Scout will authorize a double whiskey ration for you. :P


Coll Bull
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on January 03, 2009, 01:24:39 pm
(Cough ..... Cough ....)

Er ..... I seem to be coming down with a bit of a cold too, Col. Bull!     ;)
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Bull Schmitt on January 03, 2009, 06:08:59 pm
Col Rattlesnake,

I think it is something going around and is highly contagious!! I'm feeling a little peaked myself! :o

Sure hope the whiskey supply holds out.

Col Bull
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Delmonico on January 04, 2009, 01:18:09 pm
Col Rattlesnake,

I think it is something going around and is highly contagious!! I'm feeling a little peaked myself! :o

Sure hope the whiskey supply holds out.

Col Bull

Well if it were up to the cook, he'd just issue a double shot of castor oil to any troops on sick call and cure more than the colds. ;D
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Frenchie on January 04, 2009, 01:33:30 pm
Well if it were up to the cook, he'd just issue a double shot of castor oil to any troops on sick call and cure more than the colds. ;D

I'm pretty sure that would cure malingerers' making unnecessary visits to the Infirmary, if nothing else  ;D
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Delmonico on January 04, 2009, 01:40:24 pm
I'm pretty sure that would cure malingerers' making unnecessary visits to the Infirmary, if nothing else  ;D

Yep and those that were down it would get them up and doing what they need to do. ::)
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Bull Schmitt on January 04, 2009, 04:19:27 pm
You would sure keep the troops on the move!! :o
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Pony Racer on January 04, 2009, 06:29:14 pm
I am feeling great but tomorrow will be difficult.

Happens every year I have been at HQ - I call it the "oh my gosh we have been off too long rush".  It will be tough this whole coming week.

Then again, I come home at night, sleep in my own bed and I ain't geting shot at!!

PR
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Trailrider on January 09, 2009, 02:47:47 pm
To: Adjutant, Dept. of the Platte
From: Bvt Major Trailrider
Subject: Request for extension of recuperative leave or at least limited duty.

Sir:
I have the honor to report that I have seen the local "saw bones" (literally!) and after examination by means of Professor Roentgen's imaging device, and manual examination, my fractured kneecap is healing nicely. (I had to promise both him and Missus Trailrider that I will stay off of ladders for the foreseeable future!) However, the doc recommends I keep the knee brace for another month, except when driving the horseless wagon. (Have to put the thing on when I exit the driver's seat.  Brace goes on by means of fabric strips that work like cockleburrs...called Velcro.)  I can start physical therapy in a couple of more weeks!

Until I get this infernal brace off permanently, and strengthen the knee, I will have to refrain from pushing gun carts, etc., and so will be unable to take to the field.

I therefore request extension of my limited duty or recuperative leave for another month.

I will, of course, continue work on leather accoutrements for those desiring to acquire such.

Wishing all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

I remain,
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Delmonico on January 09, 2009, 06:36:22 pm
To: Adjutant, Dept. of the Platte
From: Bvt Major Trailrider
Subject: Request for extension of recuperative leave or at least limited duty.

Sir:
I have the honor to report that I have seen the local "saw bones" (literally!) and after examination by means of Professor Roentgen's imaging device, and manual examination, my fractured kneecap is healing nicely. (I had to promise both him and Missus Trailrider that I will stay off of ladders for the foreseeable future!) However, the doc recommends I keep the knee brace for another month, except when driving the horseless wagon. (Have to put the thing on when I exit the driver's seat.  Brace goes on by means of fabric strips that work like cockleburrs...called Velcro.)  I can start physical therapy in a couple of more weeks!

Until I get this infernal brace off permanently, and strengthen the knee, I will have to refrain from pushing gun carts, etc., and so will be unable to take to the field.

I therefore request extension of my limited duty or recuperative leave for another month.

I will, of course, continue work on leather accoutrements for those desiring to acquire such.

Wishing all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

I remain,

Inactivity causes constipation, double round of castor oil for that man. ;D
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: US Scout on January 10, 2009, 08:04:20 am
I am alarmed that a Commissary Officer is providing medical advice, though it is as probably sound advice and as good as any surgeon would provide.  At least you didn't recommend amputation for Bvt Major Trailrider.

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Trailrider on January 10, 2009, 09:40:12 am
Inactivity causes constipation, double round of castor oil for that man. ;D

But remember, I can't run very well!  I'd have to take lots of reading material to the chic sale!  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Sorry to report
Post by: Delmonico on January 10, 2009, 09:58:52 am
But remember, I can't run very well!  I'd have to take lots of reading material to the chic sale!  ::) ;D

The quartermaster can issue any cripples a chamber pot. ;D