Posted on Dec 6, 2013
Col Regional Director, Whem/Ssa And Congressional Liaison
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At some point in our careers we've all participated in an event or that we were "voluntold" for (fill in the blank). So, what's your thoughts on the practice, what memories do you have from a particular event, or just feel free to share your most entertaining stories on the matter. This should be a real blast folks, I'm absolutely sure there are some "mandatorily" awesome tales out there (both big and small) of our all time favorite military subject... mandatory fun! So, let's take a stroll down memory lane together here folks; now, pull up a laptop and let the mandatory fun begin! lol
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The less "Mandatory" the more "Fun"
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Col Regional Director, Whem/Ssa And Congressional Liaison
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Wise words MAJ Miller, wise words indeed! lol
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Cpl Michael Strickler
Cpl Michael Strickler
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were you in any way incorporated with or an adviser at Twentynine Palms from 2005 to 2009?!
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Col Regional Director, Whem/Ssa And Congressional Liaison
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I was on the Eastcoast during that time, it is a popular name, so I get other people's mail all the time! lol
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MSG(P) Senior Supply Sergeant
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BLUF - the lesser the mandatory the more funnier it was. However, a lot of times is what you make of it too !!
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Right before we deployed I basically gave my company a free few days off. I only made them show up for accountability at a bowling alley on base. Immediately after I told them they could leave if they wanted. Most people stayed. Mandatory is not fun. Ever.
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My last squadron "fun" run during my first enlistment ended at the gas chamber on New River. CS and sweat don't mix well.
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SPC David Hannaman
SPC David Hannaman
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August at the CS chamber in Ft Jackson... sweat and CS don't mix well indeed!
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SFC Ait Platoon Sergeant
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I have to say I enjoy the gas chamber, nothing like clearing out those sinuses and seeing how miserable other people are in doing so.
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SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
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Amen
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1SG Company First Sergeant
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My unit's run had us running at Ford Island here in Hawaii. It sticks out to me more than most, because the change of scenery. Instead of looking at POVs driving along the roadways of Wheeler Army Airfield, we were treated to looking at the various Navel vessels in the harbor.
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