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crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 09:30 PM
Hello Planet, Greetings from Sunny Ft. Hunter Leggitt in Jolon CA. I'm here for three weeks, right now anyway (more on that to follow) and the first week is down.

So far we've not done anything here, we couldn't have done at home, in St. Louis. Class room stuff. We are on an alcohol ban, so I'm in serious withdrawls right now, HA But funny story the first day we were getting settled in and my buddy Rob was next to me in the barracks and the desk between us had two bottles of jack, one bottle of crown (all almost empty) a half bottle of Black Velvet and a full bottle of captain's.

Needless to say we let our bosses know about it (honor, integrity, blah blah blah...) and had to throw it all out. But two of the biggest drinkers having liquer in their desk is beyond hysterical (to me anyway). If we would have found it a day or two later no one would believe we had found it.

I'll attach a couple pictures, of the sights, the barracks, the big out of control forest fire that is bearing down on us. It's a blast! [/sarcasm]

On the bright side we do have a swimming pool, I'll attach a pic of that too. The army really knows how to take care of us!!! Thank you Tax payers!!!!

CC

Skip Towne
06-11-2008, 09:36 PM
Are you the PLO?

Count Alex's Losses
06-11-2008, 09:36 PM
Are you going to Iraq?

Bill Parcells
06-11-2008, 09:38 PM
Coffey, it's been a while. what have you gotten yourself into this time?

Are you in the reserves? or did you enlist?

Joie
06-11-2008, 09:42 PM
What the hell are you doing on an Army base? Get your happy ass back to civilian life before they decide to ship you someplace really warm and sunny.

Cntrygal
06-11-2008, 09:43 PM
You're in a building WITH internet? WTF? Someone messed up! You should be in a tent!!!





;)

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 09:45 PM
I re-upped in Nov. (after 8 years of being out) I'm in the Reserves. I had a real possibility of going over in Aug. Up till a few weeks ago I thought it was a sure thing. I just didn't tell alot of people.

The unit I'm with got back almost a year ago, so as long as they don't threaten me with going over on a different companies roster, I'm good till early - mid next year.

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 09:47 PM
You're in a building WITH internet? WTF? Someone messed up! You should be in a tent!!!





;)


LOL

We've been tasked to do OPFOR for the poor saps in the tents....

Joie
06-11-2008, 09:48 PM
I re-upped in Nov. (after 8 years of being out) I'm in the Reserves. I had a real possibility of going over in Aug. Up till a few weeks ago I thought it was a sure thing. I just didn't tell alot of people.

The unit I'm with got back almost a year ago, so as long as they don't threaten me with going over on a different companies roster, I'm good till early - mid next year.

Hey! I don't want one of my favorite posters to get shipped to Iraq as my wedding gift. Not for my birthday either. Prolong it as long as possible! :cuss:

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 09:51 PM
I'm having problems downloading pics, I haven't tried since the conversion is there something I should do?

blueballs
06-11-2008, 09:52 PM
Did it come with pie

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 10:08 PM
The desk in question, and our lovely swimming pool - "last one in is a rotten egg!"

:cuss:

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 10:10 PM
And that's neither me, or "Rob" in the photo

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 10:14 PM
So, two days ago we hear a forest fire started out in the woods several miles away from us, no problem. We can see the smoke but are confident in our leaders that "all is well"



:doh!:

Bill Parcells
06-11-2008, 10:17 PM
And that's neither me, or "Rob" in the photo

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crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 10:36 PM
Then of course day two, yesterday - looked a little bit worse. first pic in morning, second around 3pm. :(

Joie
06-11-2008, 10:37 PM
You're the freaking ARMY! Do something!!

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 10:39 PM
Bringing us to today, this morning and around 1pm in these pics.

civilians are evacuated, but we're going to stay around a little bit longer.:shake:

you can tell the afternoon pic looks dark, well that's because the smoke created a nice cloud cover, that was right over us.

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 10:42 PM
that cloud/smoke cover - yeah this is it around 5pm. :eek:

thankfully the wind changed directions just as the smoke was settling down on top of us. Could have been a nice large amount of soliders falling out with smoke inhalation....

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 10:44 PM
You're the freaking ARMY! Do something!!



what do you want us to do? shoot the fire with blanks? ROFL

wildfire fighters are up there, several helicopters are dropping fire retardant on it, we should just be leaving....

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 10:46 PM
I have another mission to go out and run. be gone for a few hours and may make it back on before I go to sleep. If not I'll be on tomorrow. SOMEBODY CALL YOUR SENATORS AND GET US OUT OF HERE!!!!!

lol

Joie
06-11-2008, 10:48 PM
what do you want us to do? shoot the fire with blanks? ROFL

wildfire fighters are up there, several helicopters are dropping fire retardant on it, we should just be leaving....

I dunno. I'm not in the Army. When my town flooded they called in the National Guard. Perhaps they can give you Army guys tips? Or Iowa can send you some of their extra water. I hear it's flooding again.

Joie
06-11-2008, 10:49 PM
I have another mission to go out and run. be gone for a few hours and may make it back on before I go to sleep. If not I'll be on tomorrow. SOMEBODY CALL YOUR SENATORS AND GET US OUT OF HERE!!!!!

lol

I'll get right on that. Should I wake them up?

crazycoffey
06-11-2008, 10:53 PM
I dunno. I'm not in the Army. When my town flooded they called in the National Guard. Perhaps they can give you Army guys tips? Or Iowa can send you some of their extra water. I hear it's flooding again.


you may be on to something with the flooding, but you're way off with the national guard giving us tips....

Adept Havelock
06-11-2008, 10:54 PM
what do you want us to do? shoot the fire with blanks? ROFL

wildfire fighters are up there, several helicopters are dropping fire retardant on it, we should just be leaving....
You've got shovels, and there has to be a fire ax or two. Start chopping and dig a firebreak! :p

Joie
06-11-2008, 10:56 PM
you may be on to something with the flooding, but you're way off with the national guard giving us tips....

Yeah, we were sandbagging long before they came to "save" us.

ClevelandBronco
06-11-2008, 11:42 PM
I re-upped in Nov. (after 8 years of being out) I'm in the Reserves. I had a real possibility of going over in Aug. Up till a few weeks ago I thought it was a sure thing. I just didn't tell alot of people.

The unit I'm with got back almost a year ago, so as long as they don't threaten me with going over on a different companies roster, I'm good till early - mid next year.

Let's just hope that they don't send you to keep order at the DNC in Denver.

Ask for Iraq.

DenverChief
06-12-2008, 05:58 AM
you may be on to something with the flooding, but you're way off with the national guard giving us tips....


HEY! I resemble that remark!

Cntrygal
06-12-2008, 06:39 AM
Congrats on reupping! (I'm getting ready to drop my paperwork - probably in September).

As for the fire..... OF COURSE your leadership knows that "all is well" - how could you have forgotten that? :)

boogblaster
06-12-2008, 10:11 AM
Crazy you silly-bastard keep your ass down and your head buried in the sand ... Throw grenades every 3 minutes till you no longer hear arabic spoken ... Then catch the next flight home .... btw.. Good luck buddy .... BOOG ....

chasedude
06-12-2008, 10:16 AM
Good Luck out there!

Oh BTW... Tell your CO to lift the ban on the drinking. Then everyone can sit around filling up their bladders to go put out the fire!

crazycoffey
06-12-2008, 01:28 PM
Good Luck out there!

Oh BTW... Tell your CO to lift the ban on the drinking. Then everyone can sit around filling up their bladders to go put out the fire!


Best idea to date. I miss a cold frosty adult beverage.....

What's sad about the military, or my time in the military, I learned that O'douls actually has some alcohol content. You have to drink 72 to equal one budweiser.

Drink up boys, we gots a fire to put out!!!!!

crazycoffey
06-12-2008, 01:29 PM
Crazy you silly-bastard keep your ass down and your head buried in the sand ... Throw grenades every 3 minutes till you no longer hear arabic spoken ... Then catch the next flight home .... btw.. Good luck buddy .... BOOG ....




Thanks, there's plenty of arbic speaking mexicans in California....