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by Sandrat
Mon May 14, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 127045

Ah, the smell of counselor training.... Since the summer season is almost upon us, and I'm reasonably sure that AC is getting ready for, or possibly into, the latest iteration of counselor training, I thought I'd share a story from back in the old days...when counselor training lost nearly 50 percen...
by Sandrat
Mon May 14, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 127045

A SGM visit is possible. Depends on his vacation schedule.
by Sandrat
Fri May 04, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Science Museums
Replies: 45
Views: 26795

Never been there. When I go, it will most likely make the list.
by Sandrat
Fri May 04, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Alumni Camps Whos going and when?
Replies: 165
Views: 83495

When I worked at Sprocket the department was called IS. I understand where you are coming from, I'm just suggesting that the effort required would be too much in the eyes of some.
by Sandrat
Thu May 03, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Alumni Camps Whos going and when?
Replies: 165
Views: 83495

[email protected] just made the IS department flinch. That's a lot of information to store, collate, maintain, etc.... Good idea, but I don't think they'd ever do it.
by Sandrat
Thu May 03, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Science Museums
Replies: 45
Views: 26795

Top 5 - not including USSRC:

1. Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

2. National Museum of Naval Aviation - Pensacola, FL

3. Museum of Flight - Seattle, WA

4. Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center - Hutchinson, KS

5. Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago
by Sandrat
Thu May 03, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Top Gun
Replies: 23
Views: 14753

You went there! :D
by Sandrat
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: A Sad Day Indeed...
Replies: 16
Views: 10285

At the top of the hill at AC, next to the volleyball court stand two railroad cars utilized in the 1950s and 1960s as mobile simulation trainers for the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft. They house the official office of the Aviation Challenge program and the counselor wardroom. The trailer closest to t...
by Sandrat
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: A Sad Day Indeed...
Replies: 16
Views: 10285

A Sad Day Indeed...

Rumor has it that the B-52 simulator mobile trainer railcars at Aviation Challenge (at least one of them) has been condemned. One of our BUFFs has finally reached the end of a prodigious journey.

Obituary to follow. Stay tuned.[/img]
by Sandrat
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 127045

For some reason this morning, I was thinking about the AC Bullhorn. On one of the SGMs big supply runs to Fort Campbell, he picked up this 1960s Army bullhorn. Imagine a bullhorn, but with a massive battery pack. The thing took like 6 D size batteries and it weighed about ten pounds. It would work o...
by Sandrat
Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Spanky went to Space Camp so long ago...
Replies: 16
Views: 10522

The precursor to "Mexican Wednesday" was "Brontosaurus Burger Night"
by Sandrat
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 127045

This was also the summer when we transitioned into the full fledged Kosan scenario as well.
by Sandrat
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 127045

I walk into the Bubble, hearing hushed voices in the classroom above. I'm the only counselor in the building having moved past Spanky and Joker with a smile and handshake, as was our custom. In my flightsuit and boots, I make sure and step loudly up the lakeside stairs to the room and open the door ...
by Sandrat
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 127045

I tried to pretty much tear up every team. The team that Spanky's talking about...well, you'll get my take on them when Spanky finishes the story of their....emergence....and their arrival in the briefing room. I still tore them apart, mind you - but it was one of the harder briefings to do so in. M...
by Sandrat
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 127045

Finish your side of the story, Spanky. I'll pick up from when I first saw them when I entered the Briefing Room.
by Sandrat
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Top Gun
Replies: 23
Views: 14753

Not to be left out, there are several Marines (Rambler among them) and Soldiers (Doolittle, Me, and the SGM among others) out there too. The Marines had a squadron at AC for a while, and the Army influence has been the survival program, escape and evasion, and the more doctrinally correct exercises ...
by Sandrat
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: AC First Year alumni
Replies: 10
Views: 6693

There are two:

1. Access to heavy weaponry

2. The Cub Scouts have adult supervision. :D
by Sandrat
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: AC First Year alumni
Replies: 10
Views: 6693

Fun? We can't have fun in the military! :D
by Sandrat
Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 127045

You know, we haven't really and I'd love to - that was single-handedly the best team I remember seeing in my teams at AC.
by Sandrat
Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 127045

That was you and Gordo - I told that story over in the Top Ten Moments earlier in this thread - a true classic!