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Re: T - 59 Days and counting....
« Reply #200 on: August 09, 2008, 12:48:14 pm »
C'mon Ladies and Gentlemen!   :)


If I can come to Muster all the way from North of the Medicine Line, it shouldn't prove impossible for y'all to make it there!

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Re: T - 59 Days and counting....
« Reply #201 on: August 10, 2008, 10:49:41 am »
I will be there and looking forward to it very much
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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #202 on: August 16, 2008, 07:30:54 am »
I've been looking forward to the Grand Muster all year, especially since I wasn't able to attend last year and Bvt Col Pitspitr was kind enough to shift the dates, but as of Thursday all my plans have come to naught.

I will be briefing the Secretary of the Navy on Friday, 3 October, and then shortly boarding an aircraft bound for the big sandbox.  With luck I'll only be gone a month, but the timing couldn't have been worse from my personal perspective.  I was given my "warning order" a month ago (just as I put in my leave request), but the dates were only tentative so I hoped they might shift enough to allow me to attend the Muster.  No such luck.

So, to all those who are able to attend!  Enjoy yourselves.

To all those uncommitted, please attend.  The Grand Musters are a lot of fun, and offer some of the most enjoyable and challenging shooting stages you'll encounter anywhere.

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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #203 on: August 16, 2008, 08:14:07 am »
Aaaarrrggg! Oh No!  :o I was really looking forward to seeing you again (and counting on you to represent the GAF if The Marshall needs interviews for "Cowboys") If it's any comfort, We're all as dissapointed as you are. :-\
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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #204 on: August 16, 2008, 09:50:43 am »
Aaaarrrggg! Oh No!  :o I was really looking forward to seeing you again (and counting on you to represent the GAF if The Marshall needs interviews for "Cowboys") If it's any comfort, We're all as dissapointed as you are. :-\


Hmmmm...Grand Muster or Iraq?  Decisions, decisions, decisions....   I sure will be glad when I retire in about 18 months!

A month ago, the mission to Iraq didn't exist, but now it does so the remainder of the year for me are going to be "interesting" and extremely busy to say the least.

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Re: T - 5 Days and counting....
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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #205 on: August 16, 2008, 09:54:44 am »
Ya want me to call GW and see if we can put it off for a couple extra weeks? ;)

Dang, was hoping to see you again.
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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #206 on: August 16, 2008, 10:19:24 am »
Del, It wouldn't hurt anything to try.
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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #207 on: August 16, 2008, 01:47:58 pm »
Ya want me to call GW and see if we can put it off for a couple extra weeks? ;)


You can try.  Unfortunately, this little job I have to do has to be done before he leaves office (orders are to get as much done before the election as possible).  I doubt he'll be elected for a third term so time is getting short.

And, I was looking forward to some of that mighty good chow you serve up!  Plus the socializing and shooting.  Right now, this trooper ain't too happy, but duty is duty.

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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #208 on: August 16, 2008, 02:03:53 pm »

You can try.  Unfortunately, this little job I have to do has to be done before he leaves office (orders are to get as much done before the election as possible).  I doubt he'll be elected for a third term so time is getting short.

And, I was looking forward to some of that mighty good chow you serve up!  Plus the socializing and shooting.  Right now, this trooper ain't too happy, but duty is duty.

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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #209 on: August 16, 2008, 04:18:37 pm »
I sure will be glad when I retire in about 18 months!
And that doesn't even guarantee you'll be able to make the 2009 GM :-\
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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #210 on: August 16, 2008, 05:33:00 pm »
Have you made any decisions on where the 2009 Muster will be?
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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #211 on: August 16, 2008, 09:21:29 pm »
And that doesn't even guarantee you'll be able to make the 2009 GM :-\

I'm at the mercy of the Secretary of the Navy.  This particular investigation I've been working on the last 8 years has kept me from attending the Grand Muster both last year and this.  However, recent events the last few weeks give me hope that the Navy will be closing the case pretty soon within a few months. 

What irritates me is that I tried to get this mission done in the spring, but bureacracy works slowly when it works at all. 

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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #212 on: August 16, 2008, 09:46:52 pm »
Well, Rats!

Unless we can find a couple from Indiana to share expenses, we can't come.  Our Big 5 Attendees (original count) dwindled down to 4, then 3, now  2 and that just doesn't work.  :(
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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #213 on: August 18, 2008, 01:15:04 pm »
Have you made any decisions on where the 2009 Muster will be?
Not as of yet.
In the past the muster has stayed in the same place for 2 years, but there's nothing that says that this will have to happen in this case.
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Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
« Reply #214 on: August 18, 2008, 01:19:09 pm »
I just received word as of this morniing that the Valley County Historical Society has invited all of this years participants to take part in their "Anachronistic Ball" which will be held on Friday evening. Admission to the ball will be included in the Muster registration. I'll have more information by the first of next week.
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Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
« Reply #215 on: August 19, 2008, 08:37:16 pm »
Pitspitr,

     Texas Sarge here, just wanted to ask a couple of questions.  Last year after the Grand Muster I placed a request for three spaces in the barracks and you confirmed them.  Well there will only be two coming from South Texas, Scooter and myself.  The entry forms and fees will be mailed out on Wednesday.  

Without going through all the old posts I wounder if Delmonico could tell us which meals he'll be serving and what day may we arrive and stay in the barracks.

Also what class would a Spencer Rifle be in that is chambered in 44-40.

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Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
« Reply #216 on: August 19, 2008, 09:27:11 pm »
The Spencer is a Mil-Spec Repeater
We're serving all meals. When would you like to arive?
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Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
« Reply #217 on: August 19, 2008, 11:05:09 pm »
Pitspitr

We will probably arrive late on Wednesday Oct 1st.
Thanks for the info, looking forward to cooler weather.

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Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
« Reply #218 on: August 20, 2008, 06:39:12 am »
Ok, I think the guys fro KC are coming on Weds. evening too. Thurs is only the shoot through for the squad leaders. I don't believe there were going to be any meals provided on Thurs I'll have to check with Delmonico on that.
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Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
« Reply #219 on: August 21, 2008, 06:18:16 pm »
There will be supper on Thursday night, we will be packed and leave Lincoln early in the morning that day.  a head count for Thurs supper would help.  BTW that is the only meal I've planned for sure, that will be Chicken Fried steak because we can do it as needed as folks show up later if need be.

As always if there is anything folks would like to see on the menu's be sure to speak up.  (With in reason, if you want fresh boiled lobster someone is gonna have to toss some extra cash in the kitty. ;D  BTW a dish that was servedat times  in the period on the plains, thanks to the Rail Road.) ;D
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