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PostSubject: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 11:14 am

It's a ''Do It Yourself mission''.


A TRIO of Squadron Pilots will be designated as Co-Commanders...and they will work together to set up and complete the mission from cool theme to target selection to sign up to generating orders to collecting DC numbers to enjoying that satisfied glow after the mission (or is that the glow from the target's bunker).

Yes, the three co-commanders need to volunteer. If you want to do this on a regular basis please PM me. Tell me why you want to do this and why you would be a good choice. Simple.


Cause I'm outta here gents! On to new things (sure as significantly increased levels of self indulgence). It just seems like after a year of dragging you lot through the muck and mire, whining and sniveling all the while (that's me, not you guys) that it's time.

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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 1:02 pm

I'm in......hahahahahahahaaaa finally I get to be first!! Can't commit to being in a position of command at the moment....but maybe down the line.
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 1:23 pm

I'm in!
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 1:57 pm

Don't have the chops to lead but I'm in for another round.
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 2:16 pm

Colonel Blackhorse got promoted to General! cheers
I could maybe step up in July. If three stooges Lt. Colonels were running the show, I guess that would make me number three. I haven't had a lot of time to hang around here lately, but that could be changing soon. Give me a few days to give a definite yes or no.
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 3:30 pm

Well ladies and gentlemen - I hate to do it, but I have to sit out the next couple of missions.

I've been on every mission since the beginning, but I have a graduation coming up, home repairs to complete, etc, etc, etc...

I hope to jump back on the missions before the summer is over.

Thank you to BH for making his idea into reality and taking the lead on such an endeavor.

Keep the tradition proud folks!!!!

All the best,

Mo cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 3:30 pm

From the prior mission thread :

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I'm wanting to do some other things here and elsewhere and believe I've done my duty. I also believe that we have sufficient interest and guys with the right mix of motivation and skills tempered by the right kind of perspective to not only keep this working effectively but perhaps move it to the next level. I've accomplished what I set out to do and think that some new blood will improve things.


So I was thinking that if three well seasoned members collaborated to do May, that would start a process by which the group could decide on how to proceed. But it doesn't have to be done that way. It boils down to what will work the best. It's not for me to dictate some design, it's for you guys to step up and speak out and 'git'r done'.

And by the way, again, I'm in for flying in May. Lookin' forward to being 'one of the guys'.

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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 3:42 pm

I'm in for bombing, but don't think I'm cut out for command. Having to spend too much time offline in the coming months to be worth a toot. But looking forward to seeing how it comes together, and thanks for running the show so long, BH!
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 6:11 pm

I could be up for co-command if there were others to coordinate with and if you all thought I was fit for the job.

All that to say, I do a fair job of coordinating if the other two want to do a fair job of rallying and theme setting.

As for BH:
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 6:22 pm

gravel wrote:
I could be up for co-command if there were others to coordinate with and if you all thought I was fit for the job.

All that to say, I do a fair job of coordinating if the other two want to do a fair job of rallying and theme setting.

As for BH:

Gravel's definitely fit, in every sense of the word. I'm guessing pilates...But for serious, he's got experience running these things, and is a boss in general.
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 7:49 pm

OK by me. Gravel is one, Ocelot (another excellent choice) is two.

Think on it you guys. No need to wrap it up during dinner.

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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 10:14 pm

gravel wrote:
I could be up for co-command if there were others to coordinate with and if you all thought I was fit for the job.

All that to say, I do a fair job of coordinating if the other two want to do a fair job of rallying and theme setting.

As for BH:


Thought of this instantly...you beat me to it.


As for May, I'm in (flying).
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 10:43 pm

The 'Old Man' eh?

See, the only problem I have with that is being stuck at the Inn way out in the Vermont hills, rockin' out...on the porch. All alone...except for the 'grand daughter'. Sorta like a 'niece'...just practicing her ballet exercises...lookin' a whole lot more like 'Hey 19' than some gangly little kid from the 40's. And those long cold winters. Help!

Yeah, I'd pretty much bet the farm that I'd be on some offender or predator list after one or two snowbound winters in THAT situation. I'd be going at that locked door with my big fireman's ax, stickin' my big grin through and yelling, '' Here's Johnny!''



Say...I wonder if anyone has thought of a remake of 'The Shining' as a 40's era musical!


See? I really do need a vacation!

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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Thu May 02, 2013 11:10 pm

I am in for bombing!
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 12:31 am

In as usual.

Sad to see you go commander Sad , I wouldn't want the stress of corralling this rag tag bunch of bandits either.
Going to be tough to fill your big old clown shoes Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 12:51 am

Blackhorse wrote:
So I was thinking that if three well seasoned members collaborated to do May, that would start a process by which the group could decide on how to proceed.

I guess I misunderstood that the first time around. I thought you were looking for 3 guys to rotate the command on a monthly basis. (Still not a bad idea.) The more I thought about it' the more I really wanted July for my own nefarious reasons. Twisted Evil
May is kinda tight for me. I won't be around at all this weekend, but if you need me for anything mid-mission, like receiving tracking numbers, I'd love to help out.
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 12:56 am

Reminds me of the time I was ringmaster at Dr. Farkle's Extravaganza of Extraordinarily Evil Performing Feral Cats. Went through a lot of Merthiolate on that gig, I can tell you that much.


Kaplan, if there were three guys to divide up who does what, how could that NOT work. And the rest of it including your July fetishes you could sort out pretty easily it would seem. I guess this is a totally classic example of why I thought a three-some would be required to hold up what I'VE been doing. Honestly, it just isn't that much! If I spent a couple of hours a week takin' care of business that would do it. If someone hasn't got that much time then they should be smokin' cigars! tongue

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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 2:10 am

Okay. As my last official act as Commander I'm going to name the following as Co-Commanders of the BoB Bombing Squadron Reduction...

Position 1. Ocelot
Position 2. Gravel
Position 3. George Kaplan (after May 6th)

(Names listed in the order of their response)

I would strongly recommend that you get your corporate heads together and decide who's gonna play chief nursemai...er, I mean 'main contact' for all and sundry. I'll meld the various address lists that I have and boilerplate copies of some of the other docs I've used. If you want 'em, fine. If not, trash 'em. I suggest exchanging regular email addresses as well...and either making hard divisions re who does what or figuring a way so that what one of you does or says in the name of Commander, the other two are apprised of in a timely manner.

So...you need to decide on a target (I've got a list of past targets for you as well)...start getting your pilot roster in order...decide on a bombing date...and that should get you going. Of course, that's just what I would have done. You may have other muses to follow...so have fun with it. And make sure that the other pilots (and I) have fun too.

Anyway, instead of doing some lame so long and thanks for all the fish thing. I'll just let you know that I'll be 'out of touch' for a bit. I've arranged a two week leave for myself and that pretty little Miss, er...Private Jennings from over at the WAC secretarial pool. We're heading off for Northern California...wine country, the redwoods, maybe a lake with a trim little sailboat...some fishing, a candlelight dinner...



Cool It's been my very great honor and pleasure to have served with you as Commander. I could not have asked for a finer group of officers, as there is none. Keep your engines hot and your bombs hotter...and look for me 'up there' cause I might just be your wingman.

My warmest and most sincere regards,

Col. Blackhorse, Commander, 1st Squadron, BoB Bombers, Ret.




And goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!

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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 6:12 am

Congrats on your retirement and your upcoming trip sounds like a nice relaxing time you deserve it,
thank you for all of the fun I had on the last couple of missions I was involved in.

I always said tobacco is for sharing, but force sharing (bombing) is even more fun!
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 8:52 am

Not sure what your rules or regs are but i'm in for bombing if you'll have me.
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 9:04 am


I'm in for the May bombing.
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 9:23 am

I'll just post this here, the new co-commanders can copy it for their needs.


Brothers of Briar Bomber Squadron Mission Statement

The BoB Bomber Squadron is a group from this site that engages in a monthly bombing of a designated target…as it is a ‘good thing’ and a generally fun activity. The guiding ethic of the Squadron is to enable good guys to do good things. Any and all BoB members are invited to join…given the following:

Basic Operational Guidelines:

1) Any and all bros that want to take part, must PM Commander Blackhorse and state why they want to take part and provide their full name and address…written like it would be for an envelope.
2) It is a requirement that those joining the Squadron shall have passed their 30/30 point…note this requirement at the top of the Trading Post section of the site.
3) It must be understood that those signing on to the Squadron are doing so for the long term…this is not a month to month situation. If you sign up, you are expected to participate each month unless given a ‘leave’ by the Commander for a specific period of time. Any member that misses signing in for any mission will be considered AWOL and ineligible for any and all future missions. You may also request to leave the Squadron for an extended period, and if given permission, you may return and re-activate your membership.
4) It is the responsibility of the individual members to know the general monthly mission schedule and note all orders posted on either the current mission thread and when a new thread is activated, to switch to that for the posting of orders and pertinent information.
5) It I expected that all BoB Bomber Squadron members will be responsible for knowing and following through on all Squadron activities…which will always be announced on the current mission thread. Do not expect anyone to chase after you or remind you of dates, etc.
6) It should be understood by those signing up to be a BoB Bomber that this is not a lottery activity where those that sign up and take part eventually get bombed themselves…and while members ARE frequent targets…so are BoB members who are outside the group.
7) Any and all BoB members in good standing, after having passed the 30/30 Trading Post mileposts, are invited to apply for membership. To apply, PM the Squadron Commander with a short statement as to why you would like to join. Simple. It should be understood that membership is neither automatic, nor guaranteed.

The Missions:

1) It is required that members mail their packages so that they arrive on and not before the Mission Date, which will normally be the 3rd or 4th Friday of the month…so most package should be going out on the Tuesday or Wednesday prior.
2) The announcement of the target selected will be made during the first or second week of the month, depending on the missioin date and will be made by the Squadron Commander. All pilots are encouraged to suggest potential targets...those not in the Squadron are politely invited to butt out. lol
3) Normally there will be a ‘Call to Arms’ made on the Mission thread, directing all pilots to post their readiness on the Mission Thread.
4) Once a pilot has posted their readiness on the Mission thread, their individual Mission Orders will be PM’d to them with the name and address of the target.
5) For the sake of fun, mass confusion and general mayhem…there might be more than one target selected. For this reason as well as general mission security, it is absolutely forbidden for any Squadron member to discuss target name, locations, intended bomb make-up, or any other data with anyone on the Mission thread, via PM or by any other means. Doing so constitutes a breach of security and will be dealt with accordingly.

Your Bombs:

1) Items to be sent can be anything from pipes, serious tobacco selections, pipe gear...to totally minimal fun items - so existing stashes or something with a really minimal cost outlay are potential ordinance resources. I'm looking for a zero or extremely low cash outlay to be possible for anyone wanting to send something...up to you.
2) As of the September 2012 mission there is a limit of $20 USD (yes, this superceeds prior placed on an individual pilot’s purchasing of items used in their payload. Any and all items from someone’s existing stock are fine to send. This does not include postage.
3) NO ONE is to know who sends what except the target. It will not be blind to them of course, but I'll ask that when all the goods are received that a 'group photo' or something like that of the loot be posted. But there is to be no publication by the recipient or anyone else as to who sends what.
4) It is required that you send your package with either a USPS Delivery Confirmation number or other system that provides a Tracking Number…and that once your package is on its way that you PM the DC number, etc. to the Commander.

Special Events and Contests

1) From time to time, with the approval of the Commander, members of the Squadron are allowed to host special activities within the mission or aside from the mission...etc. It has been approved by a panel of BoB Moderators that the offering of prizes and/or other reward incentives may be offered. Again, any and all activities of this nature must be fully discussed with the Commander prior to any annoouncement being made.

Covert Ops

1) Covert Ops are covert. That's all I'm at liberty to say on the matter.

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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 12:49 pm

As my first official act as Third Wheel of the BoBSquad Command Cluster, just let me say this:
What is this? The chief's retirement party or a mission thread? Dry your weeping eyes, you sorry louts, and get on with the roll call already!
(Did I get the voice right, Blackhorse? Very Happy )

Present and accounted for:

1. Scottie
2. Ocelot
3. Keenum
4. Kaplan
5. Grossbart
6. Gravel
7. Bowman
8. Fatman
9. Leftover
10. The Blackhorse Formerly Known As Commander
11. Roogles

Possibles:
Big Casino and Hawker

My apologies to "Gravelot" if I jumped the gun, but it seemed like the thread was drifting a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 1:21 pm

sorry guys, with my fundraiser for pipe school going I will be out of commission for at least the next two missions. I really love being a part and will be back soon as I can.

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PostSubject: Re: May Bombing Mission - YES, you May!    Fri May 03, 2013 2:06 pm

I'm in!

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